World of Warcraft Series News


Shack Giveaway: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Collector's Edition

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2014 11:00am PST

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor launches today. Shacknews would like to get into the spirit by giving away a Warlords of Draenor Collector's Edition to one lucky winner.


"High Tinker Gelbin Mekkatorque; he's the king of gnomes, need i say more?"

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World of Warcraft documentary premiering Saturday at Blizzcon

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 05, 2014 10:30am PST

Blizzard will debut the documentary World of Warcraft: Looking for Group this Saturday, live from BlizzCon and watchable from the event stream.


World of Warcraft 6.0.2 patch brings improved character models today

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 14, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Blizzard isn't just tweaking World of Warcraft in preparation for Warlords of Draenor. Today's patch revamps the game's character models across all races.


"I guess I havent played in so long that I can't really see the difference besides the ..."

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World of Warcraft video re-lives Maraad's rage-filled failure

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 26, 2014 12:10pm PDT

Vindicator Maraad is bound to the heroic way of the Paladin, but there was one time where he succumbed to his rage.


"they have put it as the days of the whimsical panda are over, and they are going back to old ..."

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World of Warcraft video tells Kilrogg's tale of sacrifice

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 19, 2014 11:25am PDT

Kilrogg Deadeye is ready to help lead the Iron Horde in World of Warcraft's upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion. But first, Blizzard would like to tell the tale of how he came to be.


"Everyone should look at these. Even if you have no interest in WoW. These are some slick ..."

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World of Warcraft to recycle idled character names

By Daniel Perez, Sep 17, 2014 8:30am PDT

Blizzard expects to set the gates open for other players to snag up character names from players who have idled characters.


"I wish more services would fucking do this, like XBL, Tumblr, PSN, etc"

- abrasion see all 3 comments

World of Warcraft video tells Grommash's tale of will

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 05, 2014 12:50pm PDT

Grommash Hellscream is the strongest-willed warrior in all of Azeroth, but even he once found himself facing overwhelming odds.


"I think they're well done, the full CGI treatment would be way to much work and money"

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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor does indeed have a Robin Williams character

By Robert Workman, Sep 04, 2014 12:30pm PDT

A player has stumbled upon a lamp near the island of Talador, which will summon the memorial character in the game.


"Blizz does some pretty funny pop culture references. The whole Linken quest chain was so cool ..."

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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor cinematic trailer unleashes Hellscream once more

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 14, 2014 10:25am PDT

Amidst much fanfare, Blizzard released the new Warlords of Draenor cinematic trailer for World of Warcraft


"So this is back in time during the good old days? That's pretty sweet."

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Activision Blizzard set to celebrate World of Warcraft's 10-year anniversary

By Robert Workman, Aug 06, 2014 2:30pm PDT

A series of special events (and dog giveaways) await avid players


"Oh it sounds like the mount is guaranteed so I assume the whole instance is limited"

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Hearthstone progress to be completely wiped, making way for major update

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 30, 2013 12:20pm PDT

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is about to receive a major update, which will balance classes, refine crafting, and change gold allocation. Unfortunately, this means your progress is about to get wiped.


"If you let one get going with a buzzard and/or a hyena, you can quickly lose control, but ..."

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World of Warcraft 5.4 patch introduces Flex Raid

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 12, 2013 2:00pm PDT

World of Warcraft's 5.4 patch features Garrosh Hellscream seizing power, while also introducing Flex Raids, just in case you're missing a few members of your group.


"We did the first two bosses in flex. Pretty slick, though composition suggestions or requirement ..."

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Why Blizzard avoided card-trading for Hearthstone

By Steve Watts, Aug 26, 2013 10:30am PDT

Hearthstone executive producer Hamilton Chu outlined some of the possible future plans for the game, including eSports tournaments, and expansions like extra packs, boards, and heroes.


"Running a marketplace could be even more lucrative, just look at what Valve is doing with DOTA 2 ..."

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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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