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 Burning Crusade Classic gets new dungeon mechanics to make boosting more difficult

Regardless of the version you like to play, World of Warcraft has a problem with boosting. On retail, that involves people getting higher ratings...
This was smart. This was a good plan. I'm glad we're doing this.

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King is confirmed to be launching on September 26

It's almost time to head back to Northrend in World of Warcraft. The official word is out after last week's leak confirming that Wrath...

Global Chat: The virtue of smaller shared worlds

With the rise of online sandboxes and other mini-MMOs (if that oxymoron can exist), several long-time MMO bloggers are praising the virtues and benefits...
Clothed descending a staircase.

Betawatch: Ship of Heroes invites you into its housing beta

Ship of Heroes wants you to visit a house. Specifically, it wants you to visit its house, as it is opening up its housing...

WoW Factor: So what’s the actual prediction on Dragonflight’s quality?

I was briefly considering doing another math column now that we actually have a date when World of Warcraft: Dragonflight started alpha testing, but......

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight walks you through its new Dracthyr Evoker hero class

World of Warcraft's third hero class is deep in testing as we speak, and players looking forward to the Dragonflight expansion no doubt are...

Massively Overthinking: Are MMO gamers just frogs in a boiling cookpot?

Longtime MOP reader Miol recently wrote us a long email inspired by a non-MMO stream he'd been watching during which the streamer went off...
Here we go again.

WoW Classic’s Wrath of the Lich King launches September 26 according to yet another Blizzard leak

Sooooo either Blizzard's web team had another oopsie or somebody really wanted to distract everyone from the fact that Activision-Blizzard workers staged a walkout...

World of Warcraft previews the starting area for Dracthyr Evokers, the Forbidden Reach

Once, the Forbidden Reach served as a training area for the Black Dragonflight, but the Black Dragonflight has kind of been through some stuff...
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Vague Patch Notes: Themepark MMOs need open spaces, too

Let me start off this particular column with a story about Star Wars: The Old Republic. I've mentioned before how this was a game...

Wrath Classic testing shifts to Death Knight experience, arena battles, and raids

While the rumored Wrath Classic prepatch and experience bonus has yet to arrive, WoW Classic players can take solace that the testing process is...
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Perfect Ten: The subtle differences between World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV combat

It's the little things that get you when you weren't paying attention, according to Jim Infantino (and Jim's big ego), and this is true...

World of Warcraft brings Dragonflight forward into its second alpha phase

With a pressure to both produce and perform well this year, World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is being watched closely as it pushes through the...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 381: The Soulframe of the game

Justin and Bree discuss Warframe's new sibling Soulframe, Guild Wars 2's summer roadmap, LOTRO's producer's departure, SWTOR's creative director's departure, and WoW's Dragonflight alpha, with adventures in City of Heroes, RIFT, and WoW Classic, plus a mailbag topic on truly non-instanced open world design.
No, you can't ride yourself, Alexstraza.

Check out the races for dragon riding in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight

One of the major new features coming with World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is, well, riding your own dragon around the map and getting to...

The Soapbox: WoW’s talent trees don’t deserve your nostalgia

As World of Warcraft's Dragonflight expansion marches into alpha testing, we're getting more glimpses at its new/old talent system, which harkens back to the...

One Shots: Under an alien sky

There aren't many MMOs that genuinely make you feel like you're on some sort of unknown planet instead of an analogue to Earth, but...

World of Warcraft’s Dragonflight alpha removes gendered body type text, briefly adds selectable pronouns

There are a lot of features present in the first alpha test of World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, but one feature that wasn't highlighted directly...

The Game Archaeologist: The origins of Blizzard, Mythic, Funcom, SOE, and BioWare

A good origin story always captivates me, especially when it gives me a new perspective on something I've come to appreciate over the years....
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Betawatch: At last, Dragonflight enters its alpha test

At long last, World of Warcraft players don't need to continue the testless nightmare that has been waiting for Dragonflight's alpha test because it...