World of Warcraft Series News


World of Warcraft subscription numbers drop another 8%

By John Keefer, Jul 26, 2013 9:30am PDT

In revealing the repurchase of its shares from Vivendi last night, publisher Activision announced that subscription numbers for World of Warcraft continued to decline, dropping from 8.3 million in Q1 to 7.7 million in Q2.


"Our guild lasted for several years. With every expansion we lost some and won some new members, ..."

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Former Blizzard dev: World of Warcraft killed the MMO genre

By John Keefer, Jul 01, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Old-school MMO players from before the days of World of Warcraft remember how the genre used to be. Games like the original EverQuest or Ultima...


"I think he's "mostly" right. I would also add that the complete saturation of voice ..."

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Unauthorized World of Warcraft log-in attempts rise; Blizzard warns users

By John Keefer, Jun 25, 2013 6:45am PDT

A rash of unauthorized login attempts to numerous World of Warcraft user accounts through the website and mobile Armory app has forced Blizzard to the auction house through the app and warn players to change their logins.


"And have you ever noticed how black olives are sold in cans, meanwhile green olives are sold in jars"

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World of Warcraft subscribers down 13%; Activision concerned

By John Keefer, May 08, 2013 1:55pm PDT

A slight bump in subscription numbers for World of Warcraft after the launch of the Mists of Pandaria expansion has disappeared, with number now at 8.3 million, down from 9.6 million at the end of Q4 last last year, Activision announced in its latest earning report for Q1 20...


"They made too many changes. They should have expected that might bother a few (million) people."

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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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World of Warcraft's Bad Robot pet a tribute to JJ Abrams

By John Keefer, Apr 22, 2013 4:01pm PDT

Blizzard has been having fun with the pets it has created for World of Warcraft, creating everything from floating skulls to balloons to marmots. But for the first time, the dev team is creating a pet to pay tribute to a person and company outside the game.


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World of Warcraft 5.3 update adjusts Pet Battles

By Steve Watts, Apr 05, 2013 3:45pm PDT

The upcoming 5.3 patch to World of Warcraft works to reduce randomness in the Pet Battles system, and give more information on hit chances.


""Without a little randomness, the outcome of a match could be predicted to a high degree of ..."

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft preview: Blizzard's F2P experiment

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2013 6:45am PDT

We get hands-on with Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and talk to executive producer Hamilton Chu and game designer Ben Brode.


"It hasn't been said, but I'm guessing they will also plan direct tie-ins with WoW and probably ..."

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is Blizzard's first F2P

By Steve Watts, Mar 22, 2013 7:25am PDT

Blizzard announced Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft today at PAX East. The free-to-play online collectible card game is set in the Warcraft universe.


"It's not free to play... You have to pay packs, just like the MTGO game on PC."

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Moving World of Warcraft to console would be a 'huge challenge'

By John Keefer, Mar 13, 2013 9:30am PDT

With Blizzard finally getting back into the console space with Diablo 3, it is only logical that questions would shift to a possible move outside...


"That's only about a single-layer DVD (4.7 GB) per title (core game + expansions). I don't think ..."

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World of Warcraft 'lost our way a little' with Cataclysm

By Steve Watts, Mar 12, 2013 9:00am PDT

World of Warcraft lead system designer Greg Street says Blizzard "lost our way a little bit" with Cataclysm, which the team tried to rectify with Pandaria and subsequent patches.


"They didn't 'RE-Find' their way with the new expansion either. I played WoW since Beta, and ..."

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World of Warcraft 'Thunder King' patch 5.2 adds new raid, bosses

By John Keefer, Mar 05, 2013 5:00pm PST

The Thunder King has been unleashed in Pandaria with the newest content update for Blizzard's World of Warcraft. The 5.2 patch was released today and includes a new raid, new world bosses, and a new hub for daily quests that players usually loathe for building rep with a new...


"We should tax anyone that plays WoW 100%. Boom unemployement solved. "

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Activision seeks new hits to ease reliance on Call of Duty, World of Warcraft revenue

By Steve Watts, Feb 28, 2013 10:10am PST

Activision says that 83% of its net revenue comes from only four franchises (Call of Duty, Diablo, Skylanders, and World of Warcraft), so it has set plans in motion to generate new earners in case any of those fall short.


"Yes, including my beloved Project Gotham Racing franchise/developer. :-("

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'Moon,' 'Source Code' director chosen for Warcraft movie

By John Keefer, Jan 31, 2013 12:30pm PST

Not much has been said about the new Warcraft movie since Sam Raimi said he was no longer directing the film. But now, Legendary Pictures has announced his replacement, grabbing the the director of sci-fi films Moon and Source Code.


"I missed that the first time. When I found out that's what happened I suddenly decided I liked ..."

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World of Warcraft Pandaria patch to add quest hub, large raid dungeon

By Steve Watts, Dec 28, 2012 12:30pm PST

World of Warcraft's Mists of Pandaria is preparing for a major patch in early 2013, which will add a new quest hub, raid dungeon, world bosses, pets, and balance changes.


"yeah *all* the dailies take 2 to 3 hours, you only really need to do enough to spend valour ..."

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