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WoW’s double XP boost lasts all the way until the Shadowlands pre-patch
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WoW’s double XP boost lasts all the way until the Shadowlands pre-patch

World of Warcraft players have been enjoying the benefits of the Winds of Wisdom 100% experience boost for nearly a month, and while the promotion was initially scheduled to end on April 20, it’s getting extended – for a long, long time. You’re going to be getting double XP in WoW all the way up until the Shadowlands release date, set for an indeterminate time later this year. read more

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands alpha starts this week – here’s how to sign up
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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands alpha starts this week – here’s how to sign up

The next World of Warcraft expansion, Shadowlands, was announced back at BlizzCon, though we haven’t heard a whole lot of detail since. That’s about to change, as the Shadowlands closed alpha is scheduled to begin “later this week” – so sometime before Saturday, April 11. Game director Ion Hazzikostas has also provided some detail on nuts-and-bolts changes players can expect. read more

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