I’m pretty resigned to the fact that Blizzard isn’t going to change its mind on player housing in World of Warcraft. Definitely not for this expansion, at least, and probably not for the foreseeable future. The studio has a perfect out: It just has to point at garrisons, say how hated they were in the end, and boom. Illogical argument made, no need to listen to rebuttals. I don’t want to argue for why this game should have housing (although it really should, especially in light of Elder Scrolls Online making it a major feature of this spring’s update). Instead, I want to speculate on what housing in WoW could look like if Blizzard stopped being stubborn about it and embraced the concept. Honestly, I think it could be terrific, because housing would play to two of World of Warcraft’s greatest strengths: its top-notch art team and its active and creative community. While I’m not overly fond of Suramar City as a questing area, it is a wonderfully … [Read more...] about What World of Warcraft housing could look like
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It’s a pretty common exercise in our circles to speculate on what a sequel to World of Warcraft would look like. Oh, it’ll never, ever happen, but can you imagine it? MMO blogger Kaylriene certainly can, and his design doc is pretty thoughtful and meticulous. “I think that if I were a betting man, and we lived in a world where WoW 2 was an inevitability, I would place my bet on the main hook being an alternate universe,” he wrote. “Why? Well, my take is this — the Warlords of Draenor storyline, as iffy as it was, did set up a compelling idea that could ignite a new game altogether.” Once you’re done checking that out, continue on to enjoy a tour of some of the most interesting MMORPG blog essays and rants from the passionate community that writes about these games! Priest with a Cause: How successful will WoW Classic be? “One of the biggest problems we run into right away when asking this question is that we still don’t really … [Read more...] about Global Chat: What would World of Warcraft 2 look like?
World of Warcraft Classic name reservations are officially open. Active subscribers and players with active game time on can now create up to three characters per World of Warcraft account ahead of the game’s release on August 27th. To create a character and reserve your preferred names, you’ll first need to download and install the WoW Classic client. You can install the client via the Battle.net desktop app. Once you’ve installed the client just follow the steps you’d normally take to create a character. Select a Realm, click on Create New Character, choose your faction, class, and race, customize your character, and finally name them. Here’s a few things to keep in mind when reserving your name, courtesy of Wowhead: Players who choose to play on a PvP realm will only be able to create characters within the same faction. This means that if you create an Alliance character, all further characters on that realm must also be Alliance characters. After WoW … [Read more...] about Reserve Your Names In World Of Warcraft Classic Starting Today
In a new forum post, Blizzard Community Manager, Kaivax, announced that global pre-launch testing of WoW Classic will begin on Thursday, August 8 at 11am PDT. Kaivax requests players to log in and play from 11am - 1pm PDT since that’s when they’ll be monitoring issues important to launch. Here’s how to install WoW Classic: Open the Blizzard Battle.net 298 Desktop App and select World of Warcraft in the game selection menu on the left. Under the Version dropdown menu, select World of Warcraft Classic. If you have more than one World of Warcraft account, you’ll see a second dropdown for Account. In that column, select the active account to associate with your WoW Classic install. Click the Install button. You’ll see an installation progress bar that will show you when the installation is complete. You can check out the full post and view the minimum required specs here. Poorna Shankar / A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with … [Read more...] about World of Warcraft Classic Test Coming August 8
Back in 2004, World of Warcraft was launched and it has grown to become one of the biggest multiplayer online games of its kind. The game was perfectly made for mass online play and with an arena mode setting it up perfectly for team battles, we have seen this game develop into one of the most used for professional competitions. What Happens in Professional WoW Games? There are two different ways in which you can play World of Warcraft. The standard game is known as PvE, which means player vs environment. Here you create a character to go through the map, defeating monsters and completing challengers. However, when it comes to professional competitions, PvP is used, which is a player vs player battle. This puts the two teams or individuals against each other in a battle to determine the winner. This aspect of the game really lends itself to competitions, and it is no surprise to know that WoW betting on these is becoming incredibly popular. Many of the new bookmakers over at … [Read more...] about World of Warcraft Betting Guide