World of Warcraft is one of the premier subscription MMORPGs, and has helped spread the entire genre into mass markets across the globe. Players enter the world of Azeroth, a fantasy realm of swords and sorcery, exotic races, mystical creatures, world turmoil, high adventure, and war. Created by Blizzard Entertainment, and based on the Warcraft series of RTS games first released in the mid 1990s, WoW expanded on the early Warcraft single player franchise and is now a vibrant multiplayer world, where players may engage in roleplaying, PvE, PvP, dungeon instances, battlegrounds, arenas, and raids. WoW has received five different expansions so far, including The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, and Mists of Pandaria, and Warlords of Draenor, with Legion expected out in late 2016.
World of Warcraft's next expansion, Legion, sees the return of the Burning Legion and a one-time foe, Illidan Stormrage.
The Tomb of Sargeras has been reopened, and the demons of the Burning Legion pour into our world. Their full, terrifying might is fixed on summoning the Dark Titan to Azeroth—and they’ve already located the key to his return.
With the Alliance and Horde devastated, only you can take up Warcraft’s most legendary artifacts, scour the ancient Broken Isles for relics of the Titans, and challenge the Legion before Azeroth’s last hope dies.
Steel yourself, champion. Extinction is imminent.
FACTIONS & RACES
On the very day that World of Warcraft: Legion opened the first wing for LFR players hoping to complete a pair of quests, Blizzard belatedly announced that said quests can only be completed on Normal or higher level of raid difficulty. This has come straight out of the blue, according to players, as it was never part of alpha or beta testing and was not previously announced as "policy".
Warcraft movie fans in the United States and Canada can now get hands on the Blu-Ray or DVD version of the movie that also includes digital bonus goodies for some of Blizzard's other games if the physical version is purchased. Players will receive a Medivh hero in Heathstone, Gul'Dan in Heroes of the Storm and a digital copy of World of Warcraft with 30-days subscription time.
In August, Blizzard Entertainment released the sixth expansion for World of Warcraft. Legion, announced at Gamescom 2015 has come with a lot of promise from the development team to bring back the core game play that brought players to WoW in the first place. Does Legion deliver that promise? Let's find out.
Now that World of Warcraft: Legion has been out a few weeks and players are once again in the 'groove' of the game, it's time to talk about how to best manage your time in game to maximize your fun and to feel as if you've accomplished something for the day. To that end, there are several game add-ons that are easily installed and that will greatly help players of any type no matter what type of activity they're engaged in.
A group of World of Warcraft players on a European server have been challenging preconceptions by making sure that all can participate in raids and other activities, including their blinded war veteran Ben 'Hexu' Shaw. Hexu has an ally in his fight to change the notion that there are some things that are 'off limits' to the blind, including participation in MMO raiding. 'Davidian' serves as Hexu's "guide dog" in raids by calling out directions and generally assisting Hexu in any way possible.
At least one major World of Warcraft developer has left Blizzard for good and one is on leave for the imprecise future. Senior Director for Story & Creative Development James Waugh has departed on good terms from the company while Lead Quest Designer Craig Amai is on leave for an indeterminate amount of time.
With the release of the first World of Warcraft: Legion raid approaching, Blizzard has taken the wraps off the Emerald Nightmare, an encounter that will pit players against seven 'malignant' bosses that now infest the once peaceful place of repose for Druids and the Green Dragon Flight.
Blizzard is keeping its promise to World of Warcraft players with today's arrival of the Legion v7.1 update that includes the updated Karazhan mythic dungeon, an overhauled Nagrand PvP arena, 20th anniversary Diablo-themed game items, new mounts and much, much more.
One of the highlights of World of Warcraft: Legion is the upcoming Mythic Keystone system, the subject of a new developer blog post on the World of Warcraft community site. Mythic Keystones will begin dropping in the game on September 20th.
It was exactly eleven years ago today that the infamous Corrupted Blood Incident happened in World of Warcraft. What's that, you say? Starting September 13, 2005, the infection of corrupted blood that spawned out of the Zul'Gurub raid from Hakkar the Soulflayer remained on pets and minions when it was supposed to have fallen off after a short period of time. As a result, the corruption of DOOM spread throughout Azeroth for over a week.