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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]

Sit back and enjoy the show.

WoW Factor: Crazy speculation on turning back the clock for World of Warcraft

There's a game I like to play - wait, no, that's a lie. There's a game I do play called "Oh, I Made Myself Sad."...
At least I remembered this part.

First impressions: World of Warcraft Classic is exactly what it says on the tin

The simplest analogy I can think of for World of Warcraft: Classic is being served a breakfast of toasted plain white bread with...
This is not hard to do.

WoW Factor: Thoughts on the impending arrival of WoW Classic

So now we have a date at the end of August for World of Warcraft: Classic. That's actually a lot later than I had expected,...
The ice is thin, come on, dive in.

WoW Factor: Guessing at the next World of Warcraft expansion announcement using math

Here's the genesis of this particular article: I saw speculation over on Blizzard Watch that we were about a year too early for...
Sit back and enjoy the show.

WoW Factor: Why Legion 2 wouldn’t win back the World of Warcraft crowd

Let's talk about fan expectations and naked fanservice for a bit. In fact, let's start with the Power Nine from Magic: the Gathering, and...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: What could win back the crowd for the next World of Warcraft expansion?

So the conclusion to the Azshara raid has been mined out, and I'm just going to link it to you here. I don't...
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN SO PREDICTABLY!

WoW Factor: The level squish isn’t the whole solution for World of Warcraft

To be entirely honest, you might have expected this column a little bit earlier because it's been a hot minute since Ion Hazzikostas
Today, in Bad Forward Planning Theater.

WoW Factor: Why people are mad at Battle for Azeroth, part 5: Conclusions and peeling the mask

This week, after some 7000 words on this particular topic, I'm starting off by acknowledging what should be a rather obvious fact: My...
Another route.

WoW Factor: Why people are mad at Battle for Azeroth, part four: Story

The fun thing about bringing up the story of World of Warcraft is that you inevitably have some folks who will immediately crop up and...
Another route.

WoW Factor: Battle for Azeroth’s alternative story experiment

As part of a WoW Factor column experiment relating to our March 2019 article, we've taken a stab at an alternative version of WoW's plotline.
Don't call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: The good and (very minor) bad of World of Warcraft patch 8.1.5

We've spent three weeks explaining, in no small amount of detail, why people are unhappy with the current state of World of Warcraft....
True strength is inside. But leveling should really help.

WoW Factor: Why people are mad at Battle for Azeroth, part three: Leveling and scaling

Remember earlier this week when I was talking about the difference between leveling as a part of the game vs. leveling as a...
Whoops.

WoW Factor: Why people are mad at Battle for Azeroth, part two: The Heart of Azeroth

We're continuing on in our tour of why people are upset about the current World of Warcraft expansion, and I think it's important...
Looking closer.

WoW Factor: Why people are mad at Battle for Azeroth, part one: Combat

One of the complicated challenges of writing about World of Warcraft is sorting out the stuff that's happening now from the stuff that's been...
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN SO PREDICTABLY!

WoW Factor: No, Activision is not the reason you’re unhappy with World of Warcraft

There's a narrative that's been making the rounds for a little while now among the World of Warcraft community, buoyed a lot by the...
Another route.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s most underused zones in Classic

No, I'm still not done with thinking about the game's zones and how they relate to Classic. Because while I've already covered the zones...
This is duuuuumb

WoW Factor: The zones that changed the most from Classic, Kalimdor edition

Yeah, so Kalimdor has changed a bit in World of Warcraft. I'm going to be honest and say that I've never actually liked Kalimdor very...
There's a lot of death here.

WoW Factor: The great Superdata fall-off

The one down side to working ahead is that sometimes your schedule gets nudged around more than expected. I promise that a further look...
Where do we go?

WoW Factor: The zones that changed the most from Classic, Eastern Kingdoms edition

We've got a little while until World of Warcraft actually drops its Classic server, but the nice thing is that those of us who...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: The smart World of Warcraft stuff from BlizzCon

Let's get something out of the way first and foremost. I am not going to count Warcraft III: Reforged as a smart thing for...

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