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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]


WoW Factor: So let’s talk about World of Warcraft’s Evoker

I should have more of an opinion about Evokers than I actually do. Maybe that's an overreaction at this point; the newest hero class being...
A journey already taken.

WoW Factor: Excitement and trepidation about World of Warcraft bringing back talent trees

So you probably don't need me to tell you at this point that I'm looking forward to having talent trees back in World of...
True strength is inside. But leveling should really help.

WoW Factor: Is dragon riding in World of Warcraft Dragonflight borrowed power?

So there's a whole lot of stuff to talk about right now when it comes to World of Warcraft: Dragonflight; that's not under debate....
I circle the waterfront, I'm watching the sea.

WoW Factor: Blizzard’s excuse for not adding housing to World of Warcraft convinces no one

One of the things I noted in my initial reactions to the World of Warcraft: Dragonflight announcement was that I had not expected to get...
Just absolute galaxy brain

WoW Factor: Good job torching Wrath of the Lich King Classic, my dudes!

All right, this is... actually just hilarious to me. Like, seriously, I caught this particular detail after I'd already finished writing my initial reaction...

WoW Factor: Initial thoughts on the World of Warcraft Dragonflight reveal

First things first, I want to clarify something: This is being dubbed an early response to World of Warcraft: Dragonflight because... well, it's a new...
I want a milky way.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft: Dragonflight isn’t going to fix everything that’s broken at Blizzard

I really wanted to write a different column this week. I really did. But wouldn't you know it, Activision-Blizzard had to remind everyone that...
Yeah, this is a thing.

WoW Factor: So let’s talk about World of Warcraft’s Dragonflight leak

Sometimes you just get handed a column, you know? No, you probably don't; you probably don't work in this insane profession. The point is that...
Nothing else has worked.

WoW Factor: Dissecting the Shadowlands story now that we’ve seen the end of it

Editor's note - Well, folks, it happened again: Eliot was unavailable to write his column again after falling into a reality-traversing portal. We'd ask...
Oh boy, not ready.

WoW Factor: No one is attacking you for liking World of Warcraft

Let's just go ahead and give away the conclusion of this article right in the first line: There is no grand conspiracy of people...
We fought a bear.

Perfect Ten: World of Warcraft’s array of bear-based threats

Hey, if you've never played World of Warcraft, there's something you should know: This is a game with a lot of bears. You might not...
We're actual size, but it seems much bigger to see.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s next expansion needs to restore faith in the game

It's the next World of Warcraft expansion! Except it isn't. But it's the announcement of the date on which that will be announced! In a...

WoW Factor: Beyond the Spires, a speculative WoW expansion exercise

Let's get something weird going here for the last of these speculative exercises. I could keep doing this for a while now, if we're being...
I'm the villain, too?

World of Warcraft reveals Anduin’s ultimate fate in a new raid cinematic

All right. If you need to be told this from the header, this post and this cinematic is into El Spoilero territory. These are...
Here, there, wherever.

WoW Factor: Shards of Azeroth, a speculative WoW expansion exercise

Our story this time starts in a fight we don't yet know about, so I freely admit that there is the possibility that this...
Yeah, this is a thing.

WoW Factor: Flights Rising, a speculative WoW expansion exercise

The Dragon Isles are quite the storied location in World of Warcraft in that it's easy to pull them out and dust them off whenever...

WoW Factor: Winds of Change, a speculative WoW expansion exercise

We still have no idea what the next expansion for World of Warcraft will look like, which is kind of absurd. We didn't even have...
Looking closer.

WoW Factor: Pulling the trigger on cross-faction play (in the weakest way possible)

At long last, World of Warcraft is finally pulling the plug on one of the dumbest system decisions that was ever made for the game...
Just absolute galaxy brain

WoW Factor: What could World of Warcraft’s next expansion do to save the game?

You know what I miss? Writing about World of Warcraft as a fun game to play. Not writing about the latest iteration of sexual harassment...
Actually call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: Some thoughts on the Microsoft acquisition of Activision-Blizzard

At this point, keeping up with what's going on with Activision-Blizzard is far more of an involved project than keeping up with World of...