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WoW Factor is Eliot Lefebvre’s column on an MMO you’ve probably never heard of: World of Warcraft. [Follow this column’s RSS feed]

Binding, binding.

WoW Factor: The missing soulbinds of Shadowlands’ testing

Everyone remembers about soulbinding, yes? It's one of the major new features in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands? Like, it's literally the whole thing...
The stars are over Dun Morogh.

WoW Factor: How do we make a good Warcraft movie?

Sometimes, dear readers, things simply do not line up. I really have a long piece I'm looking forward to doing, and then Blizzard does...
lol

WoW Factor: The time-skip Shadowlands theory and the longing for World of Warcraft 2

All right, here we go. Normally this is the sort of thing that I wouldn't actually spend a whole week on because believe it...
Whoops.

WoW Factor: How World of Warcraft’s elite progression obsession hurts progression players too

Here's a statement that I think few people will disagree with: World of Warcraft has increasingly focused on raiding and high-end progression as the...
Some elves have no eyes any more. Be sensitive.

WoW Factor: Behind blue (elf) eyes (in World of Warcraft)

Players were very excited when blue eye options were datamined out for Blood Elves in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, then less happy when it...
All over again.

WoW Factor: Shadowlands needs an excitement boost it’s not getting

Back in February, I wrote about how Blizzard could help restore some player confidence about Shadowlands. And we're a few months in, and... yeah,...
I don't think there's enough sorry.

WoW Factor: Impressive Influence and the ongoing half-hearted Battle for Azeroth apology

To my great disappointment and chagrin, Blizzard turned out to not catch the same winds (of wisdom) that influenced the extending of experience boosts...
We all become done.

WoW Factor: Why I genuinely miss World of Warcraft’s old janky Retribution Paladin

So now we've gone through all of the ability unpruning and changing coming with World of Warcraft's next expansion. We know what it's...
Through the fire and the flames

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s class and race restrictions have never made any sense

There are some things that exist in games because they make sense in-universe, and there are some things that exist solely as a game...
Everybody dies.

WoW Factor: Examining Shadowlands’ Rogue, Death Knight, and Warrior changes

I do find a certain amount of irony in the fact that in this tour of the World of Warcraft Shadowlands class changes,...
Do this differently.

WoW Factor: Examining Shadowlands’ Warlock, Paladin, and Demon Hunter changes

It's the penultimate column in this particular series! And that's good because if people who used to make World of Warcraft are going...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: Examining Shadowlands’ Hunter, Priest, and Mage ability changes

Here we are again, and we've got a new mess of classes that got changed! Although in many ways these are the classes that...
Hey dudes.

WoW Factor: Everything can be an allied race, but nothing *must* be one

As the alpha builds continue to mount along for World of Warcraft's next expansion, a new debate has begun that is kind of...
True strength is inside. But leveling should really help.

WoW Factor: Examining Shadowlands’ Shaman, Monk, and Druid ability changes

So, here's something you might find funny: My greatest struggle with this particular ongoing World of Warcraft column was deciding the best possible...
Whew. All right.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour in review

All right. I've now been on this expansion tour for... well, seven weeks, but it feels like years. Partly because it meant covering...
All over again.

WoW Factor: A quick first impression of Shadowlands class changes

Every so often, we wind up in a lull of information or exhaustion with World of Warcraft that leads readers to speculating in...
I don't think there's enough sorry.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour – Battle for Azeroth

Oh no. I'd ask how this happened, but I know how it happened. It happened because I am a gigantic idiot. This expansion tour seemed...
Herp to the derp.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour – Legion

Ah, good. This one is more fun than last week. As much as the latter half of World of Warcraft expansions heads into...
Do you really want to hurt me?

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour – Warlords of Draenor

Oh barf. Yes, folks, it... it had to happen. We had to get to this expansion. I know, none of us really want to. World of Warcraft...
Local Panda Recalls When She Was Special.

WoW Factor: The World of Warcraft expansion tour – Mists of Pandaria

It's time, people. It's time to remember you should never say no to panda. Yes, we've reached one of World of Warcraft's most...

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