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

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World of Warcraft will not be changing level scaling or leveling any time soon

So, remember the issues players are noticing with item scaling in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth? Specifically, you kill things...

SuperData July 2018: Fortnite is peaking, League of Legends is bested, Overwatch is slipping

"Fortnite’s peak may be behind us," SuperData asserts in its report on July 2018's global video game revenues. "Fortnite revenue is up...

Hyperspace Beacon: Why SWTOR failed EA

Some have called Star Wars: The Old Republic a failure. And if former Lead Designer Daniel Erickson is correct, then EA...

World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth sells ‘more than 3.4 million’ copies for a ‘day-one sales record’ for WoW

We were just grumbling on this week's MOP Podcast about not having any idea how well World of Warcraft's Battle for Azeroth...

World of Warcraft buffs Feral Druids, uncovers secret demon goat pet

Feral Druids are enjoying a round of hearty buffs this week in World of Warcraft. A hotfix yesterday increased the damage of several skills...
Power whelming. Power with just the right amount of whelm.

Fan video covers the rise and fall of the EverQuest franchise

If you read MJ's recent column covering the history of the EverQuest franchise, you may find yourself quite nostalgic for Norrath. In that...

Perfect Ten: Anticipated MMOs I want to know a lot more about

One of the most exciting parts of covering the news here at Massively OP is that we challenge ourselves to stay on top of...
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World of Warcraft players are noticing major issues with item scaling and gold inflation

The Heart of Azeroth in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is meant to be a powerful relic containing the very essence...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 183: Battle for Battle for Azeroth

Eliot, Justin, and Bree discuss WoW Battle for Azeroth, Fallout 76, WildStar, NCsoft, Ashes of Creation, MMO Kickstarters, FFXIV, and SWG, with more haiku and mailbag entry on rating WoW for kids.

World of Warcraft: Sylvanas’ future, secret content, and Battle for Azeroth Q&A

If you're concerned that Blizzard is going to regurgitate the Garrosh storyline with the recently genocidal Sylvanas, well, you're part of a very large...

Western qualifiers for Blade & Soul’s $135K esports tourney are this weekend

Not many MMORPGs take a stab at true esports these days. There's World of Warcraft, of course, but other titles, like Guild Wars...
Well, it's still there.

First impressions of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, part 4: Conclusions

Part four covers expansion odds and ends plus the conclusion to our series: the problem with Azerite, progression, and why the expansion isn't bad, just weakly executed.

One Shots: Supporting characters

When you look for famous characters in your MMO, you may be looking for someone complete different than the rest of the crowd. Lt. Commander Hikari...

A fluffy casual’s starting perspective on World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Let me tell you a bit about me and how I play MMORPGs. Between two jobs and a family, my gaming time is relegated...

World of Warcraft’s voice actor roundup, R. Lee Ermey tribute, and Horde identity crisis

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth has elicited a lot of praise from the community for its superb voice acting. Blizzard Watch...
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The Daily Grind: When have studios tried to ‘strong arm’ you into changing your MMO playstyle?

The other day when we reported how World of Warcraft had removed the auto-accept functionality from its group finder, Reader Kalech noted,...
Okay, but WHY, though.

First impressions of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, part 3: Narrative

Part three covers expansion story: narrative design, the text, the intended emotional reaction, good vs. evil, comparisons to Wrathgate, and how the game's cinematic presentation is let down by its plot.
That which is not dead is Diablo III.

Massively Overthinking: Would you want to play a League of Legends or Diablo MMORPG?

Over the last couple of weeks, we've had some tantalizing rumors and teases that both Riot Games and Blizzard are building something new: Riot's...
I'm on a... oh, you know.

First impressions of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, part 2: Content

Part two covers expansion content: the storyline, the new zones, the War Campaign, questing, rewards, Inscription, professions, dungeons, and environments.
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First impressions of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, part 1: Mechanics

Part one covers chiefly the expansion's mechanics: the basics of leveling, the Heart of Azeroth, level scaling, Azerite powers, combat, spec changes, War Mode, and the campaign.