world of warcraft

Official Site: World of Warcraft
Studio: Blizzard Entertainment
Launch Date: November 23, 2014
Genre: Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: Subscription (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC


Vague Patch Notes: MMORPGs and the PC gaming market

I find myself thinking a lot about the MMORPG industry lately and the ways in which the gaming industry as a whole has changed...

WoW Classic’s Season of Discovery moves into its second phase with Gnomeregan raid

It's a little strange to think that WoW Classic's Season of Discovery server is only just now moving into its second phase, but here...

Massively Overthinking: When the original MMO is better than the sequel

A few weeks ago, two lovely gamers I follow on Bluesky were discussing how let down they felt by Diablo IV, less because Diablo...

World of Warcraft elaborates on The War Within’s hero talents system

The War Within expansion for World of Warcraft is bringing, among other things, the hero talents system, an "evergreen form of character progression for...

Working As Intended: City of Heroes macros and popmenus for noobs

In my first braindump on City of Heroes for this column, I tried to ease superhero fans into the world of modding the 20-year-old...

Scars of Honor is a throwback to the ‘golden age’ of MMOs with a $200K Kickstarter

Another day, another MMO that seeks to "bring back the golden age of the genre." But will the emerging Scars of Honor capture the...

World of Warcraft remains coy about March’s ‘secret’ Dragonflight patch

In what promises to be a diverging year for World of Warcraft, Blizzard already is stirring things up for a complacent playerbase. Curiosity's been...

World of Warcraft begins both Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day events for 2024

World of Warcraft players have not one but two holiday events on deck this week thanks to a quirk of the calendar. First, the lunar...
Love and further, additional love.

World of Warcraft’s February Trading Post is all about having a lovely time of love

It's February, and as far as World of Warcraft's Trading Post is concerned, that means it's time for an entire month of love. This...

Casually Classic: When will WoW Classic stop adding expansions?

This spring, the era of Wrath Classic will officially come to an end when the Cataclysm Classic pre-patch hits ahead of the summer launch....

Vague Patch Notes: Why we drift away from MMORPGs we still love

Why did I stop playing Star Trek Online? Was it because there was some change made to the game that made it no longer...
It's sort of like compensation.

A Blizzard dev cleverly yoinked a decade of WoW sub time before layoffs

It's one thing to leverage a whole mountain of in-game gold into being able to play World of Warcraft for free, but it's another...

The Soapbox: Casuals and soloers need challenging MMO content too

In a recent press Q&A around the announcement of Elder Scrolls Online's Gold Road chapter, Zenimax creative director Rich Lambert appeared to dismiss the...
Oh look, quick development.

WoW Classic Season of Discovery’s next phase includes Gnomeregan raid, but no more GDKP runs

The next phase for WoW Classic's Season of Discovery servers is imminent, and Blizzard is sharing some -- but not all -- of the...

One Shot: Surveying my domain

Good day, captain! Now that you've been beamed down by your mutinous crew and marooned on an ice planet, you might as well enjoy...

Tarisland’s new story trailer takes another cue from World of Warcraft

Tarisland fans have not been wanting for fuel to power the mighty hype engines of this upcoming MMORPG. On top of dev blogs and...

What we knew about Blizzard’s now-dead survival game, Odyssey

The history of Blizzard's game development includes a graveyard full of titles that never made it to launch, including the likes of Starcraft Ghost,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 454: MMO roadmap roundup

Justin and Bree discuss the 2024 roadmaps for Lord of the Rings Online, Lost Ark, World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, EVE Online, Elder Scrolls Online, New World, EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Wayfinder, with adventures in LOTRO, FFXIV, and City of Heroes.

Global Chat: The EverQuest Fippy Awards

The EverQuest Show is starting the year with a for-fun awards ceremony featuring the two EverQuest MMOs. Who will win? Who will lose? Will this be...

Order and Chaos franchise returns with Guardians, a team-based RPG with ‘MMO-style advancement’

To channel the spirit of one Obi-Wan Kenobi, "Now that's a name I haven't heard for a long time. A long time." The name in...