Warcraft Series News


Shack Reels: Top 10 Warcraft characters

By Shack Staff, Dec 10, 2014 3:00pm PST

Blizzard has constructed a rich mythos over the past couple of decades, so let's take a look at 10 of the best characters from the Warcraft universe.


"Solid list! I would have liked to see Grom on there but I'm not sure who would get bumped off to ..."

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World of Warcraft 'Draenor' expansion coming by December 20

By Steve Watts, Mar 12, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Blizzard's pre-order page for the Warlords of Draenor expansion to WoW promises that it will be available "on or before" December 20.


"Blizzard sure is working on a lot of things that aren't Legacy of the Void......sigh..... I mean ..."

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Shack PSA: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor pre-orders now open

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 10, 2014 2:00pm PDT

World of Warcraft players can now pre-order the Warlords of Draenor expansion. Those that pay for the expansion in full will also get an immediate level 90 boost for any of their characters.


"Maybe they figure that the people left are really committed. Just checked Reaper of Souls and ..."

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World of Warcraft's $60 insta-90 price meant to maintain value of leveling, says Blizzard

By Steve Watts, Feb 25, 2014 12:00pm PST

Blizzard's Ion Hazzikostas says that the $60 price point for the instant 90 upgrade in World of Warcraft is intended to keep leveling from being devalued.


"so part of me is totally aghast at this. but the part of me that had a level 70 fire mage ..."

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Skirmish PvP returning to World of Warcraft

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 18, 2014 5:00pm PST

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is shelving its Trial of the Gladiator PvP mode due to community concerns and will instead bring back Skirmish mode, along with a new Spectator Invite system for tournaments.


"If I had gold for every skirmish 2v2 arena I played I would be able to put the Chinese gold ..."

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World of Warcraft discontinuing 'Scroll of Resurrection' referrals

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 11, 2014 2:45pm PST

World of Warcraft will discontinue the Scroll of Resurrection referral program for former subscribers on February 18, so this is your last chance to try and convince a friend to come back and get yourself a rare mount in the process.


"Free is all fun and games until every hacked account has characters moved everywhere and it's a ..."

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Blizzard considering selling insta-90 upgrades

By Steve Watts, Jan 17, 2014 8:00am PST

World of Warcraft's upcoming Draenor expansion includes an instant boost to level 90, and Blizzard has said it has plans to test the ability to purchase those instant-boosts directly.


"Sounds fine to me. Haven't played in years, but this might tempt me."

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World of Warcraft granting free character migration for one week

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 15, 2014 4:25pm PST

World of Warcraft users experiencing high queue times will soon be able to migrate their characters to a new low-population server for free for a one-week period.


"I think the implication is that only character transfers are free. Blizzard does allow you to ..."

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Warcraft movie touts cast from Pacific Rim, Vikings, and Mission: Impossible

By Steve Watts, Dec 09, 2013 9:00am PST

Legendary Pictures has announced some of its casting for the Warcraft movie, including actors from Vikings, Pacific Rim, and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.


Sixth World of Warcraft expansion in development

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 12, 2013 8:45am PST

Blizzard may only have just announced its fifth expansion for World of Warcraft, Warlords of Draenor, but number six is already in the works. As people continue to leave (the MMORPG's now down to a still-impressive 7.7 million subscribers), Blizzard's hoping that releasing e...


"Well, the expansions wouldn't take so long if they didn't release so much content in the mean ..."

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Warcraft movie coming December 18, 2015

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 01, 2013 3:15pm PDT

The Warcraft movie is so real it has a date. Blizzard has announced that the upcoming film from Legendary Pictures will be in theaters on December...


"Pretty sure all the Lord Of The Ring movies came out in December, and early-mid too. Same with ..."

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Blizzard: 'makes sense' for World of Warcraft to go free-to-play

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 23, 2013 2:30pm PDT

"For Blizzard it makes sense [to go free-to-play] at some point," lead designer Tom Chilton said.


""One of the reasons for WoW's ongoing success is its push towards more casual fans." No it's ..."

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'Life of Pi' FX director to supervise visuals in Warcraft movie

By John Keefer, Apr 26, 2013 9:10am PDT

Developments on the Warcraft movie front keep getting more interesting. First, we find out that Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones would be would be taking over for Sam Raimi. Now we hear that the man behind the Academy Award winning visual effects team for Life of P...


"I am sure they will treat the Kung fu pandas with the respect and care they deserve. "

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft video pits Jaina vs. Thrall

By John Keefer, Apr 15, 2013 3:45pm PDT

The Alliance archmage Jaina Proudmoore and former Horde Warchief Thrall have a mutual respect and trust with each other in the Warcraft universe, but that doesn't keep them from facing off in a new video showing Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft in action.


"they really scraped the barrel for art didn't they-- it looks like fucking fan art"

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World of Warcraft cross-realm zones coming

By Alice O'Connor, May 11, 2012 6:00am PDT

Cross-realm zones are coming to World of Warcraft, joining underpopulated areas of the world across severs. This tech can also be used to split overpopulated areas into multiple instances per realm.


"Want to unlock the REAL ENDING for warcraft 4? Level up to 85 in World of Warcraft! If you buy a ..."

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