Tag: World of Warcraft

How much does a WoW World First cost? “257 million” gold
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How much does a WoW World First cost? “257 million” gold

World of Warcraft ‘World Firsts’ are a tricky business. Every time a new raid drops in Blizzard’s MMORPG, teams hustle to smash its biggest, baddest boss on Mythic difficulty before anyone else. Scoring a World First isn’t just a matter of loads of practice and preparation, though – getting the right gear is also key, and it can cost a lot. WoW guild Complexity-Limit just spent “257 million” doing it. read more

Researchers say there’s no need to classify “gaming as a clinical disorder in its own right”
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Researchers say there’s no need to classify “gaming as a clinical disorder in its own right”

Earlier this year, the World Health Organisation voted to recognise ‘gaming disorder’ as a disease under the International Classification of Disease. The group’s discussions about taking that step had already proven controversial, and another recent bit of research suggests that the WHO’s official recognition of gaming disorder as a disease was a bit premature. read more

Troll reports changed the name of a gay WoW guild – and Blizzard warns it may happen again
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Troll reports changed the name of a gay WoW guild – and Blizzard warns it may happen again

A World of Warcraft Classic guild for gay players suddenly had its name changed earlier this week, after what Blizzard says were numerous reports that the title was inappropriate. The guild – Gay Boys – now has its name back after manual review. Blizzard says that the guild is free to continue appealing, but similarly suggests that the same action may keep happening. read more

Former WoW dev quits WoW following Hearthstone controversy
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Former WoW dev quits WoW following Hearthstone controversy

Earlier this week, World of Warcraft developer Blizzard banned Blitzchung, a Hearthstone pro player, and revoked his prize winnings for expressing support for ongoing protests in Hong Kong. A widespread backlash against the studio has followed from fans, who have threatened to boycott Blizzard and protest the Blitzchung ban, as well as employees who have staged a walkout. Now, a dev who worked on Vanilla WoW has cancelled his own subscription to the game in response to the events. read more