Three weeks into World of Warcraft’s Legion expansion, and I’m still logging into my Druid every day to go on adventures. It’s nice when daily questing doesn’t mean doing the same quests every day, isn’t it?
Have you been bad? Very bad? Maybe you need a time-out. In Final Fantasy XIV, if you have been very bad, your time-out will come complete with a chastising parent figure and a very literal jail. On the MMORPG, players who spam, boast dirty usernames or otherwise violate the game’s user agreement are sent to what…
The ambitious MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies shut down servers in 2011 but the fan run servers of SWGEmu keeps an old version of the game alive. There are countless players still enjoying a game that officially died years ago. What brings people back to the galaxy far, far away after all this time?
When you’re working through the post 110 content of World of Warcraft’s Legion expansion with one Alliance character and are getting bored of running through the same content on five others, sometimes you need to take a walk on the Horde side.
The air is festive and steam-filled inside the cave of the northeastern coast of the Broken Isles, as the bodies of Horde and Alliance players alike form a pile around an orb that must be clicked to complete the Legion expansion’s recently-discovered secret world quest.
Players can’t initially fly in World of Warcraft’s Legion expansion, but once they’ve reached level 110 and made a few friends they can at least call a flying cab.
Hitting World of Warcraft: Legion’s 110 level cap isn’t the end of the game. In fact, it’s when the expansion really starts picking up speed, dropping an overwhelming amount of activities on the player all at once.
What are dungeon runs for? In Final Fantasy XIV, you mostly run dungeons because you have to. Fittingly, in FFXIV, they’re called “Duties.”
After ordering the slaughter of surrendering Horde troops and voting to weaponize ancient evil in Mists of Pandaria, the Alliance’s bloodthirsty air commander’s first actions in Legion get her airship cracked in two over the Stormheim Mountains. Sky Admiral Rogers is the worst.
The Druids. Nobody knows who they were, or what they were doing. In World of Warcraft: Legion what they’re doing is spending a lot of time in their lush and vibrant Order Hall, the latest expansion’s answer to one of Warlords of Draenor’s more contentious features.
After more than a decade spent slowly building a tight-knit community of paying customers, science fiction MMO EVE Online is ready to open the free-to-play floodgates. With the introduction of Clone States in November’s big update, everybody can play EVE Online for free.
After years of clinging desperately to the squarish 4:3 aspect ratio, Blizzard’s World of Warcraft team finally let go, diving deep into glorious, modern monitor filling 16:9 for all of Legion’s loading screens.
Talking—and talking well—is the weapon of choice in the MMO Ever, Jane. In its open beta, the Jane Austen-themed game, not to be released for another year, brought me back to a time when graphics, game mechanics and avatar customization were secondary to how well virtual-world residents could write.
Raccoon the grizzled Outlaw Rogue stands in demon-besieged Dalaran, moments before Azeroth’s greatest mages pull off their most amazing feat yet: making me even more alt-crazy than I already was. Judging from the first few hours, Legion is going to be a very good problem for me.
With the European launch of World of Warcraft’s sixth expansion a little over an hour away and North America following six hours later, Azeroth is not in great shape. Heroes are dead, leadership is faltering, and our only hope for salvation lies in a set of artifacts no one’s seen for thousands of years. This is fine.
Rare today are opportunities for gamers to step outside the prescribed outlines of a developer’s intended gaming experience, especially in MMORPGs. Back in the early 2000s, anarchic players eagerly hunted down the virtual unknown, where possibility and impossibility were deadlocked within some specter of the original…
With World of Warcraft’s Legion expansion launching next week, we finish off our tour of the MMO’s previous expansions by saying farewell to the amazing strongholds we spent the past year and change building up.
This is Raccoon, my new World of Warcraft rogue, looking dapper at level 24. This screenshot was taken on Friday afternoon, the day after he was created. As of this morning he’s level 91. He’ll hit the level 100 cap this evening. He’s been working out, with demons.
As the sixth expansion to World of Warcraft looms ever closer, our Gnome Hunter-led tour through the previous five takes us to post-draconic apocalypse Azeroth and an ancient land filled with beautiful sights and ridiculous pandas.
For the past week players of all levels, races and factions have been joining forces to try and stem the tide of soul-hungry demons spilling into our lands, determined to end life as we know it. I’ve not had this much fun with other players in ages.