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All Things Warcraft

MMORPG.com's weekly column devoted to all things World of Warcraft.

Mage Talents 2.0

In his latest WoW Factor, MMORPG.com's Joseph Sanicky takes a look at the recently announced Talents 2.0 and at the challenge Blizzard has taken on with its "elimination of the cookie cutter build" mantra. See if you agree with Joseph's thoughts and leave a few comments when finished!

Challenge Mode Dungeons

In his latest WoW Factor column, MMORPG.com's Joe Sanicky takes a look at the recent expansion and the heady news about the Challenge Dungeons that will come with World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. See what Joe thinks about challenge dungeons and then add your own thoughts in the comments.

Mists of Pokemon (and DOTA)!

Several brand new features will be coming to World of Warcraft when the Mists of Pandaria expansion goes live "when it's ready". MMORPG.com's Joe Sanicky is pretty hyped up on this stuff and has a lot to say about them. Check out Joe's thoughts and then let us know what you think in the comments.

The Modern WoW Player

Ah the good old days when gamers were hardcore and the rest of the world was casual. But in today's gaming world, the definitive line between the two has become blurred with things like raid finders and two-player dungeons. In today's column, MMORPG.com's Joe Sanicky takes a look at hardcore vs casual when it comes to World of Warcraft. Check it out and then leave your thoughts in the comments.

Deathwing Goes Down

MMORPG.com's Joe Sanicky is excited. He's excited about the opportunity to finally take down Deathwing in World of Warcraft. With the arrival of the v4.3 patch, players will be able to put one of the most iconic bad boys in WoW away for good. Check out Joe's thoughts about the 4.3 update. Let us know what you're thinking in the comments.

The Hermeneutics of Questing

In this week's WoW Factor, Joe Sanicky gets a little philosophical on the practice of questing in Blizzard's World of Warcraft. What's the driving force behind questing in WoW? Has it gotten better with age? Is WoW still doing things to progress the genre?

Insert Hyperbole = Receive Attention

Hyperbole is the lifeblood of many games and definitely the staple of a lot of forums. In today's WoW Factor, MMORPG.com's Joe Sanicky talks about hyperbole as it applies to World of Warcraft. Check out Joe's excellent column and then weigh in with a few thoughts of your own in the comments.

Take My Money!

After last week's blockbuster announcement that Diablo 3 would feature an in-game real world cash auction house, many players began to wonder whether or not something like this could end up in World of Warcraft. In today's WoW Factor, MMORPG.com's Joe Sanicky offers a few thoughts about the viability (or not) of a cash auction house in WoW. See what you think!

Redundancy, Repetition, Grinding

In this Week's WoW Factor, Joseph Sanicky takes us inside his own personal bout of Warcraft-fatigue... and how he found a way to rectify it.

Hellfire Ramparts... Again!

In this week's WoW Factor, Joseph Sanicky brings us along on his adventures and mishaps through one of The Outlands' earliest dungeons. Find out what kind of "misadventures" Joe had with PUGs in Blizzard's behemoth.

Rifting into Azeroth

In a debut column at MMORPG.com, Joseph Sanicky wends his way back into World of Warcraft's Azeroth after a long time away and after finding a spectacular community in, of all places, Rift. Check out Joseph's thoughts about MMOs, community and World of Warcraft in his debut column. Leave your thoughts in the comments.