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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]

So long again, Ms. Sokolov.

WoW Factor: Breaking up is surprisingly easy to do

The classic break-up line is "it's not you, it's me." It is, of course, usually a lie, and it often gets followed up shortly...
If we do get a new race, of course, everyone knows my biggest suggestion.

Why World of Warcraft’s item level scaling is really, really, dumb

This has been a very stupid week. I know this because any other week, World of Warcraft completely destroying the reason for...
The ice is thin, come on, dive in.

WoW Factor: The good and the bad of World of Warcraft’s patch 7.2 date

Boy, this is a time I am glad to be wrong. I was outright worried that Blizzard was going to hold patch 7.2...
Where do we go?

WoW Factor: Where do we go after WoW Legion?

So at the risk of being dinged for spoiling the current World of Warcraft expansion, let me say this: Azeroth is not going...
Here we come again.

WoW Factor: Examining World of Warcraft’s 7.2 update

Patch 7.2 is the first real content patch that we've gotten for World of Warcraft post-Legion. Obviously, 7.1 wasn't devoid of content,...
Local Panda Recalls When She Was Special.

WoW Factor: The state of professions in Legion

The state of World of Warcraft's professions in Legion is a weird one because it's obvious how much work has gone into...
whooooooosh

WoW Factor: New classes in a post-Legion world

So World of Warcraft patch 7.1.5 is out now... but I'm going to be honest, that doesn't feel like much of anything. It's...
Sit back and enjoy the show.

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...

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