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MMORPG | Genre:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 11/23/04)  | Pub:Blizzard Entertainment
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World of Warcraft News

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  • The Impact of WoW’s Instant Boost to Level Cap

    Last week, word got out that Blizzard had set its price for boosting a character to level 90 after the World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor expansion is released. There was already speculation going on, given previous leaks that included surveys with Blizzard asking players how much boosting a character up to cap was worth to them. It was thus pretty inevitable that we were going to see this sort of thing come to the shop. The settled upon price, as we know now, is $60.

    Reported on Mar 02, 2014
  • Blizzard: $60 for Level 90 Boost Explained

    Speaking to Eurogamer, Blizzard's Ion Hazzikostas explained why the cost of leveling a single character in World of Warcraft will cost $60, a price many feels is too high. Blizzard wants to allow players to boost more than one character without, he said, the need to purchase a second copy of the Warlords of Draenor expansion. The $60 price point, however, was chosen so as to "not devalue the accomplishment of leveling".

    Reported on Feb 25, 2014
  • Arenas, New Models and Garrison Buildings

    This week on the WoW Factor we take a look at upcoming changes to Arenas, two updated player models and what Alliance players can look forward to in their Garrisons.

    Reported on Feb 23, 2014
  • Warlords of Draenor Videos Surface After Preview Event

    Blizzard has taken the World of Warcraft show on the world in both Korea and Europe. As a result some new information, including a trio of game play videos, has surface to give players a great look at some of the new features, content, character models and more that can be found in the forthcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion due out later this year.

    Reported on Feb 21, 2014
  • Latest Artcraft Reveals Female Orc

    The World of Warcraft community site has been updated with the latest Artcraft article. In today's installment, the new female Orc model is revealed and details are given as to how she has been spruced up in preparation for the Warlords of Draenor expansion due out later this year.

    Reported on Feb 19, 2014
  • PvP Skirmishes & Spectator Invites Incoming

    The official World of Warcraft site has been updated with news about some new things coming to PvP when Warlords of Draenor goes live later this year. The team has plans to add "skirmish" PvP matches, basically unranked 2v2 or 3v3 events that will reward players with honor, small amount of Conquest points and/or a random item. In addition, spectator invites will be made available to give viewers a chance to check out high-end tournament action.

    Reported on Feb 18, 2014
  • $60 for a Level 90 Character Boost? Say It Ain't So!

    WowInsider.com is reporting that the World of Warcraft live servers with the new cash shop items in it are showing a "Level 90 Character Boost" for the whopping price of $60.00. According to the report, it appears that this is a mistake on Blizzard's part since pre-orders for the Warlords of Draenor expansion have yet to go live, which will also include one free character boost to 90.

    Reported on Feb 18, 2014
  • Season 14 to Close with Next Realm Maintenance

    The World of Warcraft Twitter has been updated with the notice that PvP Season 14 will close with the next realm maintenance next week and that Season 15 will begin a week later. The speculation is that Season 15 will last approximately sixteen weeks and that Season 16 will perhaps usher in the Warlords of Draenor expansion. This would put the release in mid- to late-June.

    Reported on Feb 15, 2014
  • Scroll of Resurrection Goes the Way of the Dodo

    Blizzard Entertainment has announced on the official World of Warcraft forums that the Scroll of Resurrection will be taken out of the game beginning February 18th. Scrolls could be sent to former players to bring them back into the game and to gain rewards if a subscription was renewed.

    Reported on Feb 12, 2014
  • PvP Season Transition

    This week on the WoW Factor we touch on the PvP Season 14 transition and the current state of Patch 5.4.7 on the Public Test Realm. Then we check out what some Hearthstone devs have to say about where the game is and what's to come.

    Reported on Feb 09, 2014
  • Free-to-Play Fatigue: Are Micro-transactions Losing Their Appeal?

    This week, Blizzard announced that its subscription base for World of Warcraft rose by more than 100,000. Since all logic says that a near-decade-old MMO should be tailing off, that's something of a surprise--especially since game industry augurs have spent the last year or so predicting the death of subscription-based games. Is the turnaround just a fluke, or could it mean gamers aren't as gung-ho about free-to-play as business analysts say they are?

    Reported on Feb 08, 2014
  • Blizzard Reveals Rise in Subscriptions

    During today's investor call-in, Activision-Blizzard revealed the fourth quarter results for 2013. Bobby Kotick stated that World of Warcraft subscriptions were up to 7.8 million, slightly higher than last quarter's 7.7 million. In addition, Starcraft II was the best selling PC title in 2013 and Diablo III has sold over 15 million copies across all platforms.

    Reported on Feb 06, 2014
  • Blizzard Store Reopens with New Name

    The Blizzard Store has been closed since late 2013 but, as of today, has reopened under the name "Blizzard Gear". As expected, the site features clothing, artwork, toys, etc. Interested WoW players can also get their hands on a physical authenticator for account protection. Most interestingly, there is a new "Caverns of Time" section that will allow players to get hold of Blizzcon items from years past.

    Reported on Feb 03, 2014
  • 100 MILLION Secrets Revealed

    Blizzard has created an absolutely amazing new infographic to show off the impact of the past decade in World of Warcraft. Love it or hate it, there's no denying WoW's impact. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so take a look and let us know what you think in the comments.

    Reported on Jan 28, 2014
  • Level 90 Character Boost Now on PTR

    One of the immediate bonuses that World of Warcraft players will be able to take advantage of when preodering Warlords of Draenor is an instant "boost" to level 90 for a new or lower-level character. According to several posted screenshots on Imgur.com, the boost is already existing on the public test realm, perhaps an indication that preorders for the Warlords expansion are coming in the very near future.

    Reported on Jan 28, 2014
  • More Warcraft Please

    In the past the WoW Factor column has focused primarily on World of Warcraft and occasionally dipped into other Warcraft related happenings such as the upcoming film. Going forward I am going to try to make this column about all things Warcraft, including Hearthstone. I am also considering renaming the column to reflect this change but I haven't quite settled on a new name so stay tuned for that. Now moving on to the good stuff!

    Reported on Jan 26, 2014
  • Artcraft - A First Look & New Human Female Models Revealed

    One of the most exciting part of the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft is the revamped character models. In a new developer blog post on the official site, Senior Art Director Chris Robinson takes players on a step-by-step journey through the model overhaul. Included in the blog post are several new screens of the human female model. Be sure to click on each screen to see a more comprehensive image.

    Reported on Jan 23, 2014
  • Warlords of Draenor Preorder Details Emerging

    While no date for the prepurchase of the World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, has been released, Blizzard is revealing details about the preorder program. Once available, those who preorder Warlords will receive the in-game mount and pet immediately, rather than waiting until the expansion's release.

    Reported on Jan 17, 2014
  • Blizzard Reveals Iron Skyreaver Mount

    A new mount is now available in the World of Warcraft in-game store. Called the Iron Skyreaver, the mount is currently only available in the EU while in game. It has not yet arrived in the online store.

    Reported on Jan 16, 2014
  • The Buddy System

    Senior PvP designer Brian Holinka recently announced on Twitter that Blizzard is planning a new PVP season before the release of the next expansion, Warlords of Draenor. Brian's Tweet indicated that new gear and rewards will be coming along with this new season and that additional details, including a timeline, will be coming soon.

    Reported on Jan 12, 2014