It might be hard to believe, but this year marks the 14th anniversary since Blizzard changed the landscape of the MMO genre with the release of World of Warcraft back in November of 2004. As the saying goes, time flies when you’re constantly saving the world from the threat of complete annihilation. Or something like that, anyway. To celebrate the game’s 14th anniversary, Blizzard is putting on an event in which players can complete new daily quests, go toe-to-toe with iconic enemies from the game’s history, and get their hands on some shiny, celebratory rewards. … [Read more...] about World of Warcraft celebrates its 14th anniversary with a historic event
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Of course, other stuff also happened this week; for example, we saw big content drops for Black Desert, EverQuest II, Secret World Legends, ArcheAge, and TERA, plus Hellgate is back and Fallout 76 officially opened its doors. And we got a look at Path of Exile’s next big thing, and we’ll have more info from the Hi-Rez Expo this week too. … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Final Fantasy XIV knows how to throw a fan event
THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES BlizzCon 2018: What the heck happened? - Every year, I cover BlizzCon for Massively Overpowered. This is not new information; you've all seen my liveblogs running every year for quite some time. And the reception of any… Lord of the Rings Online opens the doors to its first progression server - It's time to go back to the Shire once again. Today, Lord of the Rings Online opened up its first "legendary" progression server, Anor. Subscribers and lifetime members have the… Blizzard denies claims that Diablo 4’s reveal was meant to punctuate BlizzCon as ActiBlizz stock plummets - So here's some fuel on the raging dumpster fire that is the Diablo scene right now: Kotaku has sources claiming that Blizzard did indeed intend to reveal Diablo 4 at BlizzCon… WoW Factor: The dumb World of Warcraft stuff from BlizzCon - It's easy to just think of this year's BlizzCon as having dumb stuff on display for Diablo, but let's be … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: BlizzCon aftermath, LOTRO’s next big thing
THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES The ESA says a crapton of game companies are finally embracing lockbox transparency - Under pressure from no less than the US Senate, the FTC held the first of its planned video game monetization workshops today, and while it's not even over yet, we've… Blizzard reveals server names, rulesets, and name reservation plan for WoW Classic - Who doesn't remember the thrill of sitting around way back in 2004, conferring with guildies and allies to figure out which World of Warcraft server to start on? I certainly… DC Universe Online drops on the Nintendo Switch today with GU96 - It's about to be a good day for MMO players who've always wanted to play superheroes on their Nintendo handheld, as DC Universe Online's Switch launch day has officially arrived.… Legends of Aria hits Steam early access today with the PvP patch, a sale, and a free month of sub for loyalists - Legends of Aria's big day has arrived - or will when the gates open … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Where Blizzard goes, the MMO genre follows?
This is more than likely going to be a feature each morning as I post the new sign-ups to Blaugust. If you are planning on participating please hit the Google Forms sign-up sheet so I can get you accounted for on the list. Additionally swing by the Discord where we are all sorta coalescing in this middle ground between the announcement and the official start. I’m super happy to see folks already talking about technical details a bit and helping point folks in the right direction on various topics. … [Read more...] about Mzindyne