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Felmyst WoW Private Server Server Shutdown By Blizzard

April of last year, one of the most prominent private servers running World of Warcraft, Nostalrius, was shutdown by Blizzard, which caused quite the outcry. That was not the only private…

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Embrace Death In Hearthstone’s Knights Of The Frozen Throne

The Year of the Mammoth, Hearthstone‘s new year, arrived in April and brought many changes for Blizzard’s trading card game. Chief of which was the removal of the single-player quasi-expansion…

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Looking Back At World of Warcraft’s Burning Crusade, 10 Years Later

10 years ago the Dark Portal was reopened and the forces of the Horde and the Alliance, bolstered by their new Blood Elf and Draenei allies, made their way to…

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Nostalrius Admins Teasing Relaunch of Vanilla WoW Server

Fans of the “good ol’ days” of World of Warcraft may soon see news of classic servers, even if it is not through official (or legal) means. Earlier this year,…

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World of Warcraft: Legion First Impressions

As a developer, Blizzard has always chosen to master a video game genre instead of innovating it. While the Warcraft and Starcraft RTS games were far from being the first…

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Prominent World of Warcraft Vanilla Server Shut Down By Blizzard

Private servers have been a part of MMO culture for as long as the genre exists, and they have been a particularly stinging thorn in the side of the developers…

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Most Anticipated Games of 2016 – World of Warcraft: Legion

There is no question that World of Warcraft has been in some turbulent, up-and-down times recently, with subscribers in a definite gradual decline. I personally haven’t played WoW on a…

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Blizzard’s Mishandling of Warlords of Draenor

When Blizzard announced last year that they wanted to release an expansion to World of Warcraft every year, I didn’t really care because it never seemed to be a possibility. They’ve wanted…

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The Seven Sins of MMORPGs – Part 3

I previously spoke about how the narrow focus of the MMO endgame is ultimately hamstringing the genre from achieving greatness. For the final act, I’ll talk about the game world…

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The Seven Sins of MMORPGs – Part 2

Previously, I spoke about how the insistence on including leveling up in MMORPGs is ultimately pointless. Adhering to this decades old tradition is only the beginning of the problems that…