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

Yeah, we're getting into the stones here.

World of Warcraft’s Ion Hazzikostas discusses Mythic+ keystones, reputation, and communication

After today's surprise unpleasantness with the latest Activision-Blizzard financial report, it might be a touch surprising to see World of Warcraft's game director Ion...

Activision-Blizzard Q1 2023: ABK revenues are up as Blizzard MAUs fall back down to reality

Activision blinked: Activision-Blizzard wasn't supposed to release its Q1 2023 financials until tomorrow after the bell, but it's just done it this morning out of...

Casually Classic: Eight legacy MMOs to satisfy that old school craving

It was just five years ago in 2018 that MassivelyOP formally recognized an interesting and heartening trend in the MMO space: the rise of...
Fight for something, probably, whatever.

That NetEase lawsuit against Blizzard turns out to have been a… bizarre clerical error?

Yesterday, we - and just about everyone else in the industry - picked up a Wowhead story about a lawsuit being lodged by NetEase...

The Daily Grind: How could Blizzard make World of Warcraft more appealing to former players?

Eliot's column about World of Warcraft feeling like a dead mall struck a chord with our commenters, many of whom agreed with the feels...

World of Warcraft discusses goals and plans for Mythic+ affixes and dungeons

The Blizzard developers who make up the team behind World of Warcraft's Mythic+ dungeons took an hour out of their day to hold a...
Let's dig our way out!

NetEase is suing Blizzard for 300M CN¥ over licensing agreements [Updated]

We've updated this story at the end as NetEase's name has been removed from the lawsuit. The original article follows. If you thought the NetEase...

Tencent’s World of Warcraft clone, Tarisland, plans global rollout

The vacuum created by World of Warcraft's closure in China back in January created an opportunity for a new title to fill that void:...

Global Chat: Black Desert is the MMO sandbox to beat

Those who wrote off or skipped by Black Desert on the way to other MMOs may be missing one of the best sandboxes on...

Warcraft Arclight Rumble devs talk XP level curve and exaggerated animations

While most of the eyes in the Blizzard universe are looking forward to WoW's 10.1 or some floofy Diablo sequel, there are a few...
Cool out.

World of Warcraft prepares more UI improvements and Diablo IV events

There's a whole lot coming with World of Warcraft's Update 10.1 early next month, but buried under all of the big ticket items will...
Marching off to nowhere.

World of Warcraft previews Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible and flight in Zaralek Cavern

You there! Are you excited for Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible in World of Warcraft? Or, as you more likely remember it being called if...
The yeller.

Perfect Ten: 10 ways World of Warcraft feels like a dead mall

There was a time that I lived next to a very small mall that's tucked kind of out-of-the-way in a part of my state....

Here’s how World of Warcraft’s cross-faction guilds will work in Embers of Neltharion

World of Warcraft players who've waited almost two decades to put all their toons from both sides of faction war into the same guild...

World of Warcraft producer claims Blizzard is bleeding talent and creating ‘crisis maps’ for feature releases

It would appear that another bout of brain drain is afflicting Blizzard as a whole and World of Warcraft in specific. One of the...

World of Warcraft Dragonflight readies events, articles, and a cinematic ahead of Embers of Neltharion’s launch

This week in World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is understandably all about the run-up to the Embers of Neltharion update, which means the next few...

The Daily Grind: What are some demonstrably wrong things about old MMOs that people insist were true anyway?

A while back, there was a thread on the MMORPG subreddit arguing that "minmaxing an information abundance has ruined MMORPGs" and posited that devs...

One Shots: Martial yoga

It's not a very well-known fact that the most successful armies in fantasy worlds are the ones that take the time to limber up...

World of Warcraft’s new underground zone comes with two new factions and dragonriding additions

We are just a couple of weeks away from the arrival of World of Warcraft's Update 10.1 -- and with it a brand-new zone...

The Daily Grind: Are you a half-hearted MMO crafter?

Whenever we talk about crafting, I feel that we're too quick to divide all players into "crafters" and "non-crafters" without considering that there might...