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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]

Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: Why does this latest Blizzard scandal feel so different?

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I think anyone who has been a fan of World of Warcraft over the past two decades has been trying to parse out some...
You may be my old favorite, but you don't get a free pass.

WoW Factor: No king rules forever

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World of Warcraft patch 9.1 has been out for less than a month, and it is a bad time to be a fan of...
Whoops.

WoW Factor: The Blizzard ‘leak’ is probably fake, but it’s still valuable

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So right now it doesn't need to be said that stuff with World of Warcraft is kind of a mess. Shadowlands might have been...
All over again.

WoW Factor: Why Blizzard’s line about story beats is so frustrating

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So the most recent roundup of interviews with World of Warcraft's staff deeply hurt me on a fundamental level. Like, this was the sort...
Surprised? Really?

WoW Factor: Would you like to take a survey?

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All right. Yes, I know that World of Warcraft is finally releasing its first major patch for Shadowlands on June 29th. That's a thing...
Get back.

WoW Factor: What does the lack of BlizzCon mean for World of Warcraft?

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So we're not having a BlizzCon this year again. Not that one wasn't originally planned or at least in the early stages of planning,...
Rewind!

WoW Factor: Are Heroic dungeons the original sin of World of Warcraft’s current issues?

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The launch of The Burning Crusade's pre-patch in WoW Classic has me thinking about the features that expansion brought to World of Warcraft. I know, really it...
Nothing else has worked.

WoW Factor: What would it take for big changes in World of Warcraft?

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The last time I wrote an installment of this column, it was in specific response to an interview that contained no small number of...
A journey already taken.

WoW Factor: What we really learned from the World of Warcraft Hazzikostas interview

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The problem with writing about World of Warcraft right now is that there's actually less to write about than you might think. Sure, we've got...
The stars are over Dun Morogh.

WoW Factor: Why WoW Classic players are mad about the Burning Crusade character boost

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I'm not going to lie to anyone here: When the World of Warcraft: Classic team first announced the idea that you could boost a...
It just keeps happening.

WoW Factor: We’re waiting how long for Shadowlands’ patch 9.1, now?

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So it looks like World of Warcraft's next patch is going up for testing on the week of April 12th. What the heck is happening? At...
Through the fire and the flames

WoW Factor: Why aren’t we getting more customization options in Shadowlands?

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You might be surprised that I haven't written a piece in WoW Factor yet about the BlizzConline announcement that we would get no new...
Get back.

WoW Factor: The long wait for patch 9.1 in World of Warcraft

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We don't yet have a date for patch 9.1, but considering that patch 9.0.5 just released recently and the patch isn't even up on...
Dead friends.

WoW Factor: Will most WoW Classic players genuinely move on to The Burning Crusade?

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So as much praise as I had for the WoW Classic side of the World of Warcraft equation last week, there's something that was interesting as...
Herp to the derp.

WoW Factor: WoW Classic is doing everything right in the wake of BlizzCon

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In the wake of BlizzConline 2021, I have some criticisms about the WoW Classic presentation. Specifically, the first part of the panel about The Burning Crusade...
It just keeps happening.

WoW Factor: The return of Valor is far from valorous

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This week's announcement that World of Warcraft will be bringing Valor back as a currency piqued my immediate interest, especially when we're not that...
All over again.

WoW Factor: What I want to hear from World of Warcraft during BlizzConline

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So hey, BlizzConline is coming up very soon, and that means more announcements about World of Warcraft! Within a fairly narrow lineup of possible bits...
I circle the waterfront, I'm watching the sea.

WoW Factor: The pros and cons of deterministic gear systems

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One of the big changes that's hit World of Warcraft over the years is in regard to deterministic gear systems. In the original launch version...
A journey already taken.

WoW Factor: Does Blizzard have a messaging problem or a message problem?

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A recent post over at Kaylriene's blog got me originally thinking about this one. The original posting here is actually about a different issue...
Get back.

WoW Factor: The Shadowlands gameplay loop problem

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A friend and I were discussing World of Warcraft the other night, which is something we do fairly often. This is especially relevant for me...

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