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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]

Nothing else has worked.

WoW Factor: Brian Birmingham’s ousting and the ever-deepening rot at Blizzard

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Talking about this company is always so exhausting, but let's do a quick recap: Brian Birmingham was, up until recently, one of the top...
This plan sure worked!

WoW Factor: Why is Dragonflight’s crafting not going over well?

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For a long time, World of Warcraft has suffered in the crafting department. Basically every single expansion for the game has promised overhauls and...
Those are people who died, died.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s mid-expansion endgame zone problem

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Hey gang, who wants to go explore new zones in Dragonflight? Does that sound exciting to you? That's great, and for the past several...
We all become done.

WoW Factor: Chris Metzen’s uphill road with World of Warcraft

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So, last week there was a bit of unusual timing. I had finished my column about World of Warcraft's Trading Post, and on the...
Get back.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s proposed Trading Post actually sounds good so far

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I could, in theory, spend today's WoW Factor talking about the launch of the first endgame season in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, but quite...
Hey, dude.

WoW Factor: The curious treatment of alts in World of Warcraft Dragonflight

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So now that first impressions are out of the way and I can focus on other things like making sure that my alts get...

Five things that excite me playing World of Warcraft: Dragonflight

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For most of 2022, World of Warcraft: Dragonflight was so far down my list of "most anticipated releases" as to be falling off the...
Are you for real, guy.

First impressions of World of Warcraft Dragonflight, part three: Combat, content, concerns

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Eventually, you are going to have to fight something in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight. Of course, by "eventually" I actually mean "more or less...
So here's your problem.

First impressions of World of Warcraft Dragonflight, part two: Dragonriding and dragging crafting

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As is always the case with these World of Warcraft impressions, there was no way to stop with just part one. There's other stuff...
she YELL

First impressions of World of Warcraft Dragonflight, part one: Direction and narrative

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While it's not really what will serve as a foundational component of my evaluation of World of Warcraft: Dragonflight as a whole, I think...
Yeah, this is a thing.

WoW Factor: What works and what doesn’t about Dragonflight’s Primalists (so far)

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The whole plot with the Primalists in World of Warcraft could turn out to be a very interesting overall course... or it could turn...
Meh.

WoW Factor: First impressions of the Dracthyr Evoker

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With the second part of the Dragonflight pre-patch live, I have now been granted an ability I did not particularly want in World of...
Curb Your Enthusiasm theme plays

WoW Factor: So Blizzard just lost China

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Sometimes it's not fun to work in this particular industry. Not in the sense that it's horrible, but in the sense that you've written...
Looking closer.

Wow Factor: Welcome the desert of the real Blizzard

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This entire column came about because our team was discussing World of Warcraft at work and I observed something kind of odd: The Dracthyr...
Herp to the derp.

WoW Factor: Breaking down the ‘third era’ of World of Warcraft development

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We are, at the time of this writing, less than a week out from the second part of the Dragonflight pre-patch for World of...
Slightly disappointing context.

WoW Factor: The Dragonflight pre-patch talent trees fix a lot of problems in WoW

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If you don't want to read an entire column in which I talk about the new talent trees in World of Warcraft... good gosh,...
Chancu

WoW Factor: Thoughts on the two-pronged pre-patch rollout for Dragonflight

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So we now know exactly how World of Warcraft is going to handle the Dragonflight pre-patch. We'll be getting the initial launch of systems...
Local Panda Recalls When She Was Special.

WoW Factor: Was the faction split ever good for World of Warcraft?

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Before I had played World of Warcraft and back in the time when I allowed myself to speculate more freely on what games would...
Chancu

WoW Factor: Is Dragonflight the last chance for World of Warcraft?

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Human beings love narratives. We love stories too, but narratives are like the arch version of that. You don't need an elaborate story about...
SUUUUUUUUURGE

WoW Factor: Updating our World of Warcraft expansion data set with the Dragonflight release date

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Aw yeah, who likes math? I like math. I really like math, and you all know it, and you have to consistently sit there...

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