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

Massively Overthinking: What’s your favorite type of MMORPG raid?

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Raiding is one of those very simple MMO concepts that has somehow become a contentious one in the broader discourse. A "raid" in MMO...
Local Panda Recalls When She Was Special.

WoW Factor: What do changes in Blizzard management mean for World of Warcraft?

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Blizzard is going through some changes at the moment. This is a good thing, as Blizzard has made it clear that it is a...

Blizzard apparently ousted three more key devs, including Diablo IV’s game director

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Kotaku is reporting that Blizzard has parted way with several more high-profile developers this week: Luis Barriga was game director on Diablo IV, while...
Effing OOPS

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs that would actually benefit from a Classic server

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Here's the thing about having a classic server for a lot of MMORPGs: It doesn't actually do much. In order for a classic server...

The Daily Grind: How many MMOs have you played this summer so far?

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I've always seen the summer as a time to branch out and get in as much MMORPG gaming as possible, especially with all of...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 334: New World’s fourth delay

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Justin and Bree discuss Bless Unleashed's PC launch, Blizzard's financials and Brack's departure, New World's latest delay, Dungeon and Dragons Online, the gender and survey, with adventures in Ship of Heroes, LOTRO, FFXIV, Albion, CoH, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on deadly difficulty in LOTRO and why FFXIV has become the landing zone for WoW refugees.
Torgy torgy

Blizzard workers address the drawbacks of boycotts, gamers lament WoW’s deep decline

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Ever since California filed a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit against Activision-Blizzard in July, the industry has been appalled, but it's also been squabbling...
Remember when the big problem we had was seagulls? That seems so much easier right now.

The Daily Grind: How do you know when it’s time to throw in the towel on your favorite MMO?

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Over the weekend, MOP reader Joey tipped us off to the news that the last major German World of Warcraft fansite has put a...

The Game Archaeologist: Defining the eras of MMORPG history

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With MMO history stretching back to the early 1980s (and even before), this genre has accumulated a whole lot of history over the years....
Over and over.

New exposé reveals still more layers of sexual harassment and discrimination at Blizzard

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Bloomberg has yet another piece up on the ongoing Activision-Blizzard sexual harassment and discrimination scandal, this one interviewing "more than 50 current and former...

For Science: Men roll more female characters than women roll male toons, new survey shows

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Do you play MMO characters who reflect your gender in real life? Apparently, the answer depends a bit on which gender and how old...
Through the fire and the flames

WoW Factor: The ethics of playing on private World of Warcraft servers right now

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There's a problem to be found when it comes to World of Warcraft, and that problem is Blizzard Entertainment. That is a known fact...

Massively Overthinking: Are there any ‘blue oceans’ left in the MMO market?

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Level Up Labs' Lars Doucet recently penned a blog post practically begging people not to try to compete with ROBLOX by remaking it as...

Perfect Ten: The top 10 non-traditional MMO fantasy races

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Elves. Dwarves. Humans. Halflings. Gnomes. Hobbits. Dark elves. High elves. Half-elves. Wood elves. Keebler elves. Elvish impersonators. Are you as tired as I am of...

Square-Enix Q2 2021 financials: Final Fantasy XIV’s subs are up

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Square-Enix has released its second quarter financial report for 2021, and it paints a rather middling picture overall. Net revenue for the quarter YOY...
We should really have prepared.

Vague Patch Notes: Blizzard may live on, but it will never be Blizzard again

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If you want to chart the moment when Blizzard stopped being Blizzard, you got a really nice data point when J. Allen Brack stepped...
Point.

Activision-Blizzard Day 14: Brack and Meschuk exits, fraud lawsuit, proto-union, and Q2 financials

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It's been a helluva Tuesday in the swamps of the Activision-Blizzard sexism scandal: The day opened with the departure of J. Allen Brack from...

Q2 2021: Activision revenues are up, Blizzard MAUs are down amid sexism scandal

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Back in May, we got quite a bit of unexpected attention here at MassivelyOP as the headline for our coverage of Activision-Blizzard's Q1 2021...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 333: Dragon us back to Guild Wars 2

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Justin and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2's End of Dragons, Pathfinder Online, Crimson Desert, and Week Two of the Blizzard Scandal, with adventures in LOTRO, FFXIV, Albion, Guild Wars 2, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on boycotts in the MMO space.
I'm sure it's a coincidence.

Craig Morrison announces his departure from Blizzard

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It's time for the departure of yet another name you might recognize from Blizzard, but you might recognize him from other projects as well....

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