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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]

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WoW Factor: A wishlist for 2017 in World of Warcraft

This year has been a pile of garbage and I'll be glad it's over. It's not that I'm convinced 2017 will be any better...
This is peak draenei. I am sorry if this makes you uncomfortable, but this is what maximum spacegoat looks like.

WoW Factor: 2016 in review for World of Warcraft

Talking about World of Warcraft in 2016 is really different because the game had two different years this year. And unfortunately for anyone...
My terrible screenshot habits do not help me ever.

WoW Factor: Looking forward to World of Warcraft 7.2

It's been a little while, friends, but that happens. Last time I was making bets about what we'd see for World of...
Bet on it.

WoW Factor: BlizzCon betting odds

My original plan this week was to talk a little bit about patch 7.1, but two things have made that less than possible. The...
Here we come again.

WoW Factor: Sargeras, the Legion, and World of Warcraft lore on the cosmic scale

Patch 7.1 is just around the corner for World of Warcraft, and it makes me just a little bit anxious. Why? Because the...
Here we come again.

WoW Factor: A WoW Legion wishlist

Legion is humming along nicely as we near the two-month mark. It's still got that decent balance of having enough to do that...
This is less annoying, sure.

WoW Factor: The state of WoW’s dungeons and how we got here

I've still been having a blast in Legion over the past few weeks. Nithogg might have been unkind to me by offering me...
Aw yus.

WoW Factor: Assessing the zones of WoW Legion’s Broken Isles

I've now made my way through all of the zones in World of Warcraft: Legion twice. There's something to be written about...
The ice is thin, come on, dive in.

WoW Factor: Assessing WoW after two weeks of Legion

All right, so it's actually closer to a week and a half. I'm torn between an eye-rolling "it's only been a week and a...
Would you like to see something unsettling?

WoW Factor: Sticking the landing of the Legion expansion

Next week, folks, it's go time. The expansion arrives, and so forth. My impressions of the expansion will start going out on Monday, but...
Here, there, wherever.

WoW Factor: Fighting against the Legion and the end of the world

I honestly don't know what the Burning Legion's strategy is in World of Warcraft right now when it comes to picking places to...
whooooooosh

WoW Factor: The storm upon the Broken Shore

I sometimes get asked why I don't do more stuff within betas when I have access to them. To answer that, all I can...
Here we come again.

WoW Factor: The Legion prepatch brings the storm front

On some level, it honestly feels weird to be excited by this patch in World of Warcraft. There's no new stuff to actually...
Would you like to see something unsettling?

WoW Factor: Titanforged items and content relevance

If you've missed discussion of it elsewhere (including on this here site, even), World of Warcraft is rolling out a new system for...
Flash! Ahh.

WoW Factor: The hope I have for Legion

Every week, in Final Fantasy XI, the three main player nations are competing in a form of passive PvP known as conquest. The...
Oh boy, not ready.

WoW Factor: How to get ready for the Legion pre-patch

As of the time that I'm writing this, we don't know when the Legion pre-patch will hit World of Warcraft. I had...
Do this differently.

WoW Factor: Alternative content release models for WoW and beyond

It has been noted in the past that I am a big fan of having big, show-stopping expansions released for games. I will not...
Like a boss.

WoW Factor: Content gaps, polish, and the Legion release date

The past few weeks have been pretty well packed, both in a personal and in a professional sense, so it's easy to sort of...
I don't miss the days without blood elves, not at all.

WoW Factor: Nostalrius, copyright, and player demand

If you haven't been following the latest Legion testing - which, at the end of the day, is just a series of iterative...
Where do we go?

WoW Factor: A totally legitimate history of World of Warcraft

Editor's note: We're sorry to report that Eliot appears to have fallen through some sort of wormhole when this column was due. Maybe a...

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