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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]

I want a milky way.

WoW Factor: A brief history of flight (in World of Warcraft)

Flight has been a part of World of Warcraft as long as the game has existed. No, not just flying mounts, even though you...
Oh, right, this is not that long a flashback.

WoW Factor: The big questions we still have about World of Warcraft Shadowlands

Remember just yesterday when I was all like, "Let's get hyped for Shadowlands, yo!" Well, here's the thing. As much as I'm genuinely...
Hey dudes.

WoW Factor: Getting hyped for World of Warcraft’s Shadowlands

That title up there isn't sarcasm, folks. I want to actually get hyped up about the next World of Warcraft expansion and talk...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: Battle for Azeroth was a complete waste of time

Well, dear readers, I was totally wrong. All of you predicting that this expansion was a waste of time were right and I was...
Wait... didn't we win?

BlizzCon 2019: When Blizzard prayed for rain and got a drizzle

So we all knew that this year's BlizzCon needed to be bigger than last year's BlizzCon. That was, on one level, not...
Back in time.

Vague Patch Notes: Does BlizzCon have a future in its current form?

BlizzCon 2018 was a pretty unnecessary disaster for Blizzard. It managed to demolish any hopes people had about Battle for Azeroth rounding the bend and...
Licheridoo.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s Lich King 2, Tides of Lichness?

All right, I guess we're doing this now. Yes, this column isn't just about how Blizzard screws up so badly that a lot...
We all become done.

WoW (Classic) Factor: The journal of Nieve Vinther – final entry

Let me write about the day that the Cataclysm arrived. I wasn't going home. I just happened to be in Elwynn Forest, really, visiting an old trainer and introducing him to my boyfriend at the time. We were sharing a glass of wine, he was laughing about the way that an early exercise had me toppling into the water in the freezing cold of early winter. My laughter was of the shamed sort, but still warm; it was a funny story, one told with love rather than loathing. The sky was bright.
Back on top.

Perfect Ten: WoW Classic dungeon reviews courtesy of Azeroth’s Yelp

So, you all know that there's a Yelp equivalent in World of Warcraft, right? An awful lot of people forget about that, but Yelpcraft is seriously right there. It's been in the game since beta, which is why you can still look at it and see reviews about how zones would be much better if Paladins had talents and some ancient references to some terrible action star of the 1980s. Can't remember which one. Dolph Lundgren, probably.
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN SO PREDICTABLY!

WoW Factor: Blizzard’s nonpology and the ethics of boycotting

Last time we were here, we discussed the intensely shoddy ethics of Blizzard's behavior surrounding the banning of Hearthstone professional Ng "Blitzchung" Wai...
That was a good plan, we thought this one through.

WoW Factor: The shabby ethics of Blizzard’s ‘Hong Kong liberation’ ban

Hooo boy, this was not an article I really expected to write this week. So, by now everyone's surely seen the news that Blizzard...
I circle the waterfront, I'm watching the sea.

WoW (Classic) Factor: The journal of Nieve Vinther – fourth entry

The night after my last entry, Ceilidh took me out to the shores of Loch Modan. It wasn't for an occasion or anything; we...
Blaugh.

WoW Factor: No, Battle for Azeroth’s story hasn’t paid off by the end of the war campaign

You know, I honestly had expected to do something else for WoW Factor this week, and then I was reminded that the war campaign...
Through the fire and the flames

WoW (Classic) Factor: The journal of Nieve Vinther – third entry

The past two weeks have been... frustrating. This frustration is not solely down to the fact that my steps inevitably brought me close to the home...
The stars are over Dun Morogh.

WoW (Classic) Factor: The journal of Nieve Vinther – second entry

It has now been the better part of a week since my unexpected sojourn into the path, and for most of that week my...
A journey already taken.

WoW (Classic) Factor: The journal of Nieve Vinther – first entry

My name is Nieve Vinther. I am 28 years old and was born in the wake of the Second War of the Dark Portal....
Looking closer.

WoW Factor: WoW’s anniversary editions and event speculation

Blizzard has really been pushing the whole anniversary thing for World of Warcraft hard and early this year. On the one hand, I...
Surprised? Really?

WoW Factor: Content rollouts and relevance in WoW Classic and live

Part of me was tempted to write this column chiefly about the rather baffling idea that Blizzard was surprised by the number of...
Whoops.

WoW Factor: Is Age of Darkness really the next expansion, and is it what we want and need?

First of all, let's just get this out of the way right off the bat: It is possible that this column will contain spoilers...
Would you like to see something unsettling?

WoW Factor: What would a factionless World of Warcraft look like?

You know, part of me honestly figured that the speculation around World of Warcraft abandoning the faction split would have died out months...

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