Revisiting a seminal 2007 paper modeling WoW's Corrupted Blood incident. ARS T...
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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.
World of Warcraft patch 8.3 Visions of N’Zoth has landed – and it’s a big one. The MMORPG’s newest update follows last year’s 8.2 patch Rise of Azshara in Battle for Azeroth, and brings a raft of new content to sink your teeth into – including new Allied races, a 12 boss raid, activity (‘Assaults’), and much more. Read on for the WoW patch 8.3 highlights.
Our giveaways tend to focus on game codes and expansions, for the most part, but this time we’re doing something a little different: we’re giving away Ragnaros. That’s right you too can own the blazing Firelord – we promise, he’s not hot to the touch though.
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.
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.
"GAY BOYS" name change comes during week of heightened Blizzard scrutiny. ARS T...
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.
The World of Warcraft 8.3 update is on the way, and with it, a shiny new Auction House. Blizzard has released an 18-minute video in which the game’s director, Ion Hazziokostas, reveals what WoW’s incoming major update will completely replace the feature with a new Auction House system – and it looks like it’ll help make player item trading easier.