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Blizzard teams up with Days of Wonder for the new Small World of Warcraft board game

Sometimes board games go into odd directions. Small World of Warcraft is not "World of Warcraft but everyone is smaller," despite the name; it's...

Perfect Ten: Actually useful World of Warcraft toys

Pretty much since its inception, World of Warcraft has made a point to include just-for-fun items that were more about personal expression and...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 271: Population Zero plus three

Justin, Bree, and Sam discuss Population Zero, Blizzard's Q1 2020 report, Trove Delves, ESO's Greymoor prologue, and Guild Wars 2's rollback, with adventures in Fallout 76, Starborne, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, and mailbag topics on MMO reward hoarding and whether SSG's business model is predatory.
Through the fire and the flames

WoW Factor: World of Warcraft’s class and race restrictions have never made any sense

There are some things that exist in games because they make sense in-universe, and there are some things that exist solely as a game...

World of Warcraft’s infamous Leeroy Jenkins raid gaffe is 15 years old

The date was May 11th, 2005. The guild was known as Pals for Life. The location was the Rookery. And the plan was meticulous,...
This was probably supposed to be fanservice. It doesn't work at all, but it was probably supposed to be.

World of Warcraft’s Ion Hazzikostas suggests MMO social bonds are formed over ‘friction’

The debate over whether World of Warcraft was more social "back in the day" than now has some more fuel for...

The Game Archaeologist: The rise and fall of Landmark and EverQuest Next

The year was 2013. Sony Online Entertainment was still a functioning and seemingly robust MMORPG studio, and its yearly SOE Live convention was a...

Destiny’s got an official cookbook now, so now you know what to get the fam for Christmas

Why not turn your looter shooter into a fancy feast? Because nothing about gaming has to make sense any more, Bungie collaborated with Victoria...

First impressions of Fallout 76 Wastelanders from a true newbie to the game

So I did something completely unexpected: I bought Fallout 76. It wasn't my idea. A few people in my guild had been talking...
Everybody dies.

WoW Factor: Examining Shadowlands’ Rogue, Death Knight, and Warrior changes

I do find a certain amount of irony in the fact that in this tour of the World of Warcraft Shadowlands class changes,...
I am not supporting this lizard-shooting quest.

Massively Overthinking: The oldest MMORPGs we still play

When I was still a teenager in my earliest MMOs, the trend in the communities I ran in was to play MMOs sequentially, due...

Working as Intended: Sparking joy in MMOs

On this week's podcast, I mentioned that I'd just finished off Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, something that superficially...
Bye.

Vague Patch Notes: What causes the preponderance of disconnected MMO endgames?

Yesterday, I wrote a whole column about how WildStar had some really great stuff in it. I did not mention its endgame at...
Ecto-Cooler?

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands gets a new alpha build with updated abilities and new models

A new alpha build of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has arrived, and naturally that means it's time to start datamining the heck out...
Alive again!

The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best Necromancer class?

Do you like to play with dead things? Heck, who doesn't? It's one of the most well-adjusted activities that any person can do while...
No expression.

ActiBlizz Q1 2020: Blizzard MAUs flat at 32M, but revenue jumps ahead of Shadowlands, launching Q4

It won't surprise you, given the current global health crisis, that a large portion of Activision-Blizzard's first quarter revenue report and conference call focused...
HUGS

Massively OP Podcast Episode 270: Words of Warcraft

Justin and Bree discuss Age of Conan, Defiance, World of Warcraft, Elder Scrolls Online, Guild Wars 2, and COVID-19 delays, with adventures in SWG Legends, LOTRO, and Fallout 76, and mailbag topics on Blizzard and freeform character building.
Not riding a dinosaur.

Game pad support is present now in the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands alpha

Yes, you can now play World of Warcraft with a gamepad... well, if you are currently in the game's alpha test for the...

Global Chat: Suffering through Guild Wars 2’s Super Adventure Box

Guild Wars 2 fans have developed a cult following around the seasonal Super Adventure Box, but as much as some love it, others have...

One Shots: Day of the Cats

As the reluctant owner of a slightly deranged cat, I have nightmares of when felines grow into towering, snide monstrosities and roam the planet...

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