world of warcraft

Official Site: World of Warcraft
Studio: Blizzard Entertainment
Launch Date: November 23, 2014
Genre: Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: Subscription (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

The Game Archaeologist: Minions of Mirth

While large teams with big budgets and studios backing them are expected to push out smash hit MMORPGs, to me it's always vastly more...
Sit back and enjoy the show.

WoW Factor: Why Legion 2 wouldn’t win back the World of Warcraft crowd

Let's talk about fan expectations and naked fanservice for a bit. In fact, let's start with the Power Nine from Magic: the Gathering, and...
wuck the fhat

World of Warcraft Classic will allow up to 50 characters, regardless of your existing character count

Imagine for a moment that you have 50 max-level characters in World of Warcraft right now. However, you also need to have 50 alts in 

Massively Overthinking: Super wrong snap judgments of MMORPGs

The year was 2004, and the month was May. My guild was growing increasingly frustrated with Star Wars Galaxies' slow development pace, so...

Activision-Blizzard’s revenue has dropped by nearly a quarter since last quarter

It's now pretty clear that Activision-Blizzard's days of limitless growth and endless record-setting are over, at least for now, as the company's now-released...
So, bye.

Vague Patch Notes: MMOs are not the same as your single-player games with servers

Recently, I've been trying to get into Bloodborne. This isn't a result of my disliking the Souls franchise as a whole, just that it's never...

Blizzard decides to skip Gamescom 2019 as part of cost-cutting efforts

The con circuit has always been a sort of expected course for games companies to run, like the Tour de France except with less...

TERA is turning seven – here’s what it’s getting you for the occasion

Wow, it's hard to believe TERA is turning seven in May, but here we are. En Masse has plenty of fun planned...

Not So Massively: Yearning for an MMO future free of loot

Throughout all of the Drama over Anthem's loot issues, I've just been rolling my eyes. Not because I think Bioware screwed up --...

World of Warcraft backpedals on recent banwave

Blizzard has announced that it's rolling back its recent wave of suspensions for World of Warcraft accounts found to be operating third-party...
No galaxy brain here.

The Daily Grind: How do you explain MMORPGs to non-gamers?

Last week, I did an interview trying to explain exactly what was going on with the whole City of Heroes drama. Almost immediately,...
Kate, we have to go back!

World of Warcraft Classic will be using up-to-date items, but not all items at once

Itemization is more of an issue than you might think of in World of Warcraft: Classic. Sure, there's a pretty clear progression of gear...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: What could win back the crowd for the next World of Warcraft expansion?

So the conclusion to the Azshara raid has been mined out, and I'm just going to link it to you here. I don't...
We know what we know.

Massively Overthinking: Is there a ‘do or die’ moment for MMOs now?

This week MOP's Eliot and I were chatting about the wild summer the MMO industry is about to have, what with a whole bunch...
Here we go again.

BlizzCon 2019 announced for the start of November

It's almost time! All right, it's nowhere near time, but it will be time when November 1st rolls around for BlizzCon. The convention dates...
Going under.

World of Warcraft gets a new update on the patch 8.2 test server

Sure, World of Warcraft fans don't yet know when the next major patch will be going live, but there's been another update to the...
But seriously, what's Damien's deal this week?

SuperData March 2019: The Division 2’s strong entry and the dominance of battle royale

Were you worried about the success of The Division 2? Maybe don't be. Ubisoft's big multiplayer sequel entered Superdata's global gaming revenue...

Heroes of the Storm is picking up another famous WoW character: Anduin Wrynn

The rumors were true: Anduin Wrynn is on his way to Heroes of the Storm, yet another Warcraft icon to make that...
This is neither fine nor not fine.

MMO Business Roundup: Apex Legends’ Twitch decline, PUBG’s funding, and crappy gaming myths

Welcome back to another roundup of smaller business stories affecting the MMO industry and orbiting genres. It's not just your imagination: Apex Legends...

Fight or Kite: First impressions of newly free-to-play Albion Online

As soon as I heard that Albion Online was going free-to-play, I knew where I was going to spend the majority of my...

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