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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]

When you realize that your Hunter has turned into an FFXI Dragoon.

WoW Factor: Speculative classes for the future of WoW

If Allied Races show us anything, it's that World of Warcraft is really in no danger of running out of new races to...
Flash! Ahh.

WoW Factor: Updating data in the wake of Battle for Azeroth’s release announcement

Hooray, we have a release date for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth instead of just a release window! And contrary to...
Local Panda Recalls When She Was Special.

WoW Factor: Allied races and a dearth of class choices

Last week, we got confirmation that Kul Tiran Humans and Mag'har Orcs are coming to the Allied Race roster for World of Warcraft:...
Don't call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: The Kul Tiran Druid ‘problem’ in World of Warcraft

One of the important things to note about World of Warcraft lore is that it's never been static. It will retcon itself six...
Wrong Horde!

WoW Factor: Examining the composition of the Horde

Last week, we looked at the composition of the Alliance in World of Warcraft. This week, we're looking at the Horde. Makes...
We're actual size, but it seems much bigger to see.

WoW Factor: Examining the composition of the Alliance

Watching as speculation and mining swirls around the Mag'har as a future allied race, I can't help but start thinking about the bigger picture...
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN SO PREDICTABLY!

WoW Factor: Why can’t Blizzard stop messing with everything?

It's funny to me that people had such an aggressive reaction to the changes coming to Hunter pets and damage formulas in Battle...
Local Panda Recalls When She Was Special.

WoW Factor: How could multiclassing work in World of Warcraft?

Not so long ago, our editor-in-chief was talking about how World of Warcraft needs some form of multiclassing system. So let's talk...
Sit back and enjoy the show.

WoW Factor: First impressions of allied race leveling in World of Warcraft

Last week, I wrote about the addition of allied races without having actually gotten to play around with them much. You have to understand...
But a new flavor of goat.

WoW Factor: So Battle for Azeroth is out for pre-order

Well, folks, I hope you've made your pre-purchases of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth and started playing your allied races. I...
Flash! Ahh.

WoW Factor: The debate over World of Warcraft’s refer-a-friend nerf

Ah, another day and another thing to enrage people in World of Warcraft. Last time, it was that the Allied Race unlocks might...
This is not hard to do.

WoW Factor: Guessing at Battle for Azeroth’s release date using math

The "when will Battle for Azeroth" speculation train is rolling once again because it looks like patch 7.3.5 is just around the corner....
whooooooosh

WoW Factor: The fate of the class orders post-Legion, part 2

Back before the winter break, I took a look at how the various class orders are going to handle the increased conflict between...
whooooooosh

WoW Factor: Do World of Warcraft’s allied race requirements make sense?

We still do not know exactly when World of Warcraft will make allied races playable. What we do know is that it sure...
Like a boss.

WoW Factor: The fate of WoW’s class orders post-Legion, part 1

In the lull between expansions, I've been hard at work bringing my alts up to the level cap, unlocking all of the class mounts,...
When leveling alts was already the plan...

WoW Factor: Reconsidering the next few months of World of Warcraft

There's a lot of information coming out about patch 7.3.5 at this point. Not everything, of course, and a lot of it is based...
Here, there, wherever.

WoW Factor: Why are we going back to factional squabbles after the end of Antorus?

Antorus is out now, and if you want to see the cinematic that ends the very long-running story about the Burning Legion and Sargeras,...
Don't call it a comeback.

WoW Factor: Is World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth fixing Legion’s many problems?

Back in May, I wrote a whole article about why I was leaving World of Warcraft behind. All of the reasons I...
Bloody mess.

WoW Factor: What we still don’t know about World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth

There are lots of things that I'm genuinely excited about when it comes to the next World of Warcraft expansion. Battle for...
I hear and obey.

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth has a weak conflict for a strong focus

The last time I saw this many people asking "why?" about a new World of Warcraft expansion was at the announcement of

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