Why Lore is Important

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Ever since started playing World of Warcraft, I have been completely engulfed in the beautifully crafted story that Blizzard’s presented for the players. Blizzard’s writers have always been masters at crafting compelling and emotional stories, and this can be seen in all of their different games. However, I have encountered people who don’t care for the story at all. They …

Tinfoil Architect: Fel Sanctum

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With Blizzcon coming up and the expansion winding down, I look back on the instances we have done throughout Warlords of Draenor. From a lore perspective, the way the featured warlords died seems to be a disappointing joke. Ner’zul died to a 5-man group? Really? And  Kargath Bladefist? I think people fell asleep while fighting this guy. I mean, the most …

Gladiator Stance: End of Expansion Review

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Ah, Gladiator Stance. People wanted it for a long time, and they finally got it in Warlords of Draenor. The allure of dealing competitive DPS using a sword-and-board appeals to a certain kind of fantasy of kicking ass with a shield. Well, after having exposure to it for an entire expansion, I believe I have enough information and experience to draw  from to …

World of What-If: 'Alliance vs Horde' Themed Expansion

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With this article, I would like to take some time to play make-believe and muse on an Alliance vs Horde focused expansion.  I know I am definitely not the first person to think of something like this, and in fact I am probably just beating a dead horse. Nevertheless, I feel that some of the things I want to talk about …

Time To End The US/EU Divide In World Of Warcraft

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Amidst reports that several Midwinter members are re-rolling EU to join Serenity (a top ranked raiding guild on the EU servers), it raises a very important question: is the US/EU divide even necessary? Whenever I look at the worldwide ranking of guilds, I always see that there are far more EU ones than US ones, and I have always said …

Legion and Fury Warriors: Fulfilling the Berserker Fantasy

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Reading the news from WoW’s panel at Dragoncon was quite exciting for many WoW players. Almost all specs are getting tweaked or overhauled, and some of them are even getting renamed to better fit their theme. After all, what a better time to do so, given the fact that expansions usually see class changes, and that Legion itself shouts Class …

How to Make LFG and LFR Great Again

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A common complaint about World of Warcraft is the quality of players you find in Looking For Group (LFG) and Looking For Raid (LFR). While the tool was meant to get groups organized in the quickest way possible, it didn’t necessarily take into account the quality of players that were in each group, and therefore there were several unintended consequences …