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"We felt like that's not the right message."
Blizzard outlines plans to merge its less-populated World of Warcraft servers with more populated ones
"World of Warcraft is best when you have a community of other players around you."
The continuing importance of LGBT+ spaces in gaming.
Is "deeply disappointed about this decision".
Worgen from home.
Lord of the sins.
"We wanted to do it right."
Plus Murloc pets and other in-game items.
It's a kind of magic.
Blizzard warns World of Warcraft Classic fans one realm could see login queues in excess of 10,000 players
So, maybe choose another server, eh?
A new series celebrating the little things that make games great.
"We made games that we wanted to play."
Flavour text, I love you.
"We need to find better ways of working."
And lessons learned from nearly three decades there.
"How much would you like or dislike a reduction in total character levels?"
So Blizzard published a not-a-bug list.
For the Horde!
And Blizzard is doing a Ragnaros statue!
"We're dramatically better than we were..."
Won't be able to get there on footman.
"The gameplay was the same in the demo as in the original 1.12 WoW."
"At this point it's causing stress…"
Apparently it's been lurking in the game since launch!
The night elf on the shelf.
A simple remake wouldn't have taken Arthas long.
The Opening of the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj!
Subscribe to WOW to access it.
I can't do that yet.
People have cracked open the World of Warcraft classic demo and are running around the game world a week early
There's even a graphics comparison video.
Statements mention "several new games" in development.
Ah, potential customer.
Books and short stories help paint the bigger picture.
And his name is Zappy Boi.
"I am championing the rights of the people."
"Let your essence congeal with Lokholar!"
Stoneward Prison flight location discovered.
Tickets go on sale in May.
And now the crusade is over, what will they do?
Worldwide level-scaling! A new artifact medallion! Allied Races! Warfronts!
"You might feel it hasn't been treated with the respect it deserves..."
UPDATE: More details revealed.
"Fans of World of Warcraft around the world we hear you."
And Overwatch loot boxes, WOW pets, etc.
Project leaders alleged to have been pocketing donations and selling gold.
But there will be no Diablo announcements this year.
"We need to act now."
Bigger name change rejected, new logo erected.
Walk through The Dark Portal once again.
Believe it or nautical.
"I'm two months sober."
Cheaters never prosper.
"We absolutely want you to feel overpowered but…"
Remember when it launched with Diablo 20 years ago?
Time to get those Overwatch Rooster loot box skins!
Original creators worry about "pirate server" reputation.
LFG Ragefire Chasm.
Introducing our new weekly video series.
Will it succeed or suffer Orgrimmar fate than before?
The legacy continues!
"It's time for us to release our source code..."
They were not prepared!
"I won't lie - it's going to be really hard stepping away."
It's not gone down the Draenor yet!
Have a bit of dignity and pride with your Friday.
Can't wait for Durotan leg.
Late to the Party goes to Azeroth.
"That is for sure."
May prove Gul'dan after all.
I fought the lore.
"I know it often can seem like we don't listen."
It's good to see you again!
"We have been discussing classic servers for years..."
Blizzard's sixth expansion to arrive this August.
Things seem to be working fine now.
Thousands gather to see off their vanilla WOW home.
Had 150,000 active players, apparently.
ISO enjoy a good photograph.
Equipment stats nullified for battles, Honor system completely reworked. And Prestige.
"There are other metrics that are better indicators of the overall business."
UPDATE: Teaser footage released.
The sixth expansion promises fan-service, shared thrills - and personal glory.
Artifact weapons, The Broken Isles, new level cap of 110, more.
As WOW's subscriber numbers tumble, can Blizzard stop the slide?
Lost 1.5m subscribers since March.
UPDATE: Now with additional video speculation. Whither BlizzCon?
Director says it's nearly finished, and talks about a trilogy.
See all 360 degrees of Stormwind from aboard a gryphon.
New raids, features and progression tools out next week.
And of the 60-person team that built it.
He must work out.
"You thought that we are unbeatable..."
A video that became a meme that became legend.
Is the WOW Token working?
Problem with elf and safety?
30 days for £15 or auctioned off at 35K gold.
Conquer old dungeons at an increased difficulty for max-level loot.
And an extra challenging Mythic difficulty for Draenor dungeons.
Old and new, this is our pick of the PC games you should play today.
Handy web-tracker plots graph in real-time.
Buy 30 days of game-time for $20 or 30,000 gold.
Play for free, if you have enough gold.
A bronze replica of the statue at Blizzard HQ, it seems.
A guild leader and raid leader returns.
One man's decade-long quest to become the ultimate digital fisherman.
For the first time in years.
Subscribers to be gifted five free days of playtime as compensation.
The Karazhan of love.
What to expect as the game approaches its second decade.
How to complete the new quest and Upper Blackrock Spire content.
Warlords of Draenor world event and new dungeon hits servers this week.
We talk to the expansion's lead designer about simplifying complexity.
With some exceptions.
"Infinite cosmic power!"
You can lock down your current rate for two years before then.
Blizzard also started its lore series Lords of War.
Go with honour, friend.
Still the biggest subscription MMO in the world.
Ever wondered who that Hearthstone character is?
He's having a Riot.
So parents have more control.
UPDATE: It came from a fake version of Curse Client.
UPDATE: Microsoft insists alleged spying "wasn't done with our consent".
To avoid coming out the same day as Star Wars.
"It's about both sides."
"It's not something we're currently considering."
World of Warcraft suffers slight subscriber dip.
Time travel, Grom Hellscream and Kil'Jaeden?
From the archive: A world apart.
Blizzard files new trademark. Speculation ensues.
Can you wait until Christmas 2015?
Hellscream when he finds out.
To combat "less-than-optimal play experience" for those on less popular realms.
To help prevent addiction and potential government intervention.
"Re-envisioning what we want the game to be."
Dedicated, professional and putting in upwards of 25 hours a week, Enigma's a tribe without a home.
Now down to pre-2007 numbers.
"Tremendous opportunity" costs $8.2 billion.
But controversial levelling, charm buffs just for Asian regions "at the outset".
Player concern over potential pay to win advantage.
And what do we make of the shared-world games and MOBAs that have risen up to replace them?
Blizzard issues security warning after World of Warcraft suffers increase in unauthorised account logins
Web and mobile auction house taken offline for emergency maintenance.
Skylanders: Giants is the best-selling game in the west... if you count the figurines.
$500 charity dinner tickets up for grabs, too.
Diablo 3 and WOW expansions? Blizzard All-Stars?
Plus: 12 million Diablo 3 sales, 9.6m WOW subs and "disappointment" at Wii U launch.
A $48 million lawsuit waiting to happen.
But what the snot is it?
"Many players have voiced strong approval for our security-related efforts.
Maine's first level 85 orc assassin senator.
Rise through the ranks to unlock rewards.
Players catch it all on camera.
"Maine needs a State Senator that lives in the real world."
No refunds allowed.
Blizzard advises players on North American servers change their passwords.
Penned by the man behind Blood Diamond and The Mighty.
GNU creator says it's "unethical", but that pros outweigh the cons.
Project has a new, unknown helmsman, apparently.
MMO money, mo' problems.
World of MapCraft a full set of zoom-able "slippy maps".
In a modern day city, a bank robbery is about to go down.
Subs dip "has to at least be attributable to SWTOR".
"The world is evolving towards that little handheld device."
Auto level 80, free Cataclysm, faction/realm swap, game time.
90% of those affected "not related to game development".
Every single continent and dungeon chiseled out.
Marvel at him.
From the archive: If you come at the king, you best not miss.
Tackle raids or Battlegrounds.
A unified nickname for players on Battle.net.
Deathwing death! Class changes! New things!
Fight Deathwing in the Hour Of Twilight.
Build your hero the new way.
You must be Thralled.
Down 1.7 million since October 2010.
The boss talks pandas, free-to-play and the clash of the DOTAs.
Value from a subscription "unmatched".
Can pandas and Pokémon save WOW from itself?
12-month subs also guarantee WOW beta.
As he retires from his position as Blizzard's head writer.
Original WOW hardware up for grabs.
"Safe, secure" alternative to 3rd parties.
Mythic founder senses shift away from F2P.
Fantastical reactions to mundane situations.
"Within a couple of weeks."
Blizzard's Tom Chilton tells us all about it.
For the first time in recent memory.
Thrall questline, Firelands raid pictured.
SteelSeries Legendary Ed. out next month.
*A small cover charge may apply.
World of Warcraft fans do their bit.
Bigger-than-Firelands update coming 2011.
No it's not April.
Coop Norway de-lists 51 titles, inc. COD.
Group with friends from any server.
Ragnaros! Tier 12! Season 10! Dragonwrath!
And subs get Burning Crusade for free.
"If we could make the right game changes."
WOW and Titan teams discuss ideas.
New quests, raids, armour incoming.
Eurogamer investigates Daily Mail report.
Cataclysm dungeons nerfed?
12 million pre-Cataclysm, 11.4 million now.
Black Ops First Strike passes 3 million.
Daily quest details revealed.
Preview the upcoming update's raids.
Firelands, encounter journal, new quests due.
Witness the Rise of the Zandalari.
BioWare's game could grow MMO market.
"It's a total ball," says Paul Sams.
Keeps falling off to-do list.
Happy 20th, Blizzard.
Morhaim and Pearce say thank you.
Back as five-man, level 85 affairs.
And Star Wars: The Old Republic "is the first talkie".
A replica Naxxramas?!
Merchants threatened with PayPal ban.
But popular mod allowed to live on.
Creator has a thing or two to say.
Get some skills, basically.
Win all this stuff!
Eurogamer's first/last ever cosplay contest.
Punch rats for real.
First 15 mins of Goblin commanding.
Original 40-man WOW raid downsized.
Blizzard "not super proud" of it.
Blizzard's considering it.
Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street and Dave Kosak on the launch of the new old WOW.
Rivals and analysts answer.
"Playing games is a hobby."
Will it make you say wow?
WOW cheap as chips for Christmas.
F2P or you'll be "skating up hill" - Cryptic.
Next game will go in "different directions".
Next-gen MMO dark till at least 2012.
Diablo III's final class and PVP plans revealed.
Raimi to make Wizard of Oz flick instead.
World domination continues.
The Kotick conundrum.
COD destroyed by "Kotick's own hubris".
Sector holds steady from 2008 into 2009.
Nearly two years after Western release.
Unauthorised WOW operator sued.
Insists it marketed both appropriately.
"Perhaps even over-self-assured."
Blizzard's Real ID may be a misstep, but at least it's thinking about community, when many rivals aren't.
Storm of protest over Battle.net Real ID.
"Constant struggle" to do the right things.
Will require extra subscription when live.
Going for $150 in early June. Two batches.
Linked Battle.net, WOW accounts required.
More of a macro-transaction, really.
Blizzard overhauling across the board.
Doesn't clash with Eurogamer Expo.
A regular topic at HQ, says Brack.
Blizzard behemoth not untouchable.
Has 11.5m subs. SCII closed beta in Feb.
Blizzard planning "premium" Armory service.
Raimi may find something else to do first.
Sources say fine agreed, Lich King soon.
Blizzard helps with manhunt.
New Icecrown Citadel opening staggered.
Fight end boss Arthas at last.
MMO "completed" in Taiwan.
From the archive: Key events from WOW's first five years.
"You just don't know how it's going to do."
LVCC thinks so, Blizzard not so sure.
Merging accounts essential from today.
Item sales will be purely optional, though.
What does that mean for Cataclysm?
Buy yourself a sidekick for nine quid.
Ordered to stop taking money and accounts.
As race-change feature goes live.
You've a month to merge accounts.
Rumours of Lich King focus look unlikely.
WOW expansion scooped by PC Gamer.
Update 3.2.2 is alive and kicking.
Outage cost at least $9 million.
Plus, Blizzard talks cancelled sci-fi RPG.
$30 a pop. Race change coming soon.
Also, Icecrown Citadel previewed.
And more endgame than ever before.
Part Two: Five years at the top.
Huge changes to classic content rumoured.
Classic raid to be revamped.
Part One: From concept to launch.
Metzen and Didier on what might've been.
Goblins for Horde, Worgen for Alliance?
20,000 people to attend this year.
Vision outlined for "social gaming network".
Raid, battleground, PVP levelling all in.
Psychiatrist seeks free accounts.
You know, him who did Spider-Man.
Is free, has 10 levels.
Operator handover not going smoothly.
Next WOW expansion? New game?
How the world's most successful studio makes games.
Pardo argues accessibility can come later.
On same realm to "equivalent" char.
Millions of pounds will be lost.
Plus: turn off XP altogether!
It's got an airship!
Get faster ponies, earlier and cheaper.
Best of the West. With video.
Plus mini-raid, more Argent Tournament.
More available in a fortnight.
So Reuters reckons. Plus: COD film.
Event will live internet streaming.
Hell hath no fury like a licensee spurned.
Has "/roll" alternative, talent-tree.
Or today, if you're American.
WOW operator explains hard-line stance.
Canadians portrayed as Undead Horde.
Won't make launch of patch 3.1.
Full-time position with bonuses.
US only so far, other phones to come.
Players speak out on why they buy.
That's in US alone. Kaplan explains why.
70 per cent of all trade is in WOW gold.
WOW makes USD 1 billion each year.
Unified login for WOW and future games.
WOW and Second Life next if NCsoft loses.
Too many skeletons, apparently.
Argent Tournament, dungeon maps, more.
Effects man earns sweet loot drop.
14 bosses, vehicle combat, hard mode.
Third WOW expansion to be announced?
Max level only, comes with gear manager.
Lead designer moves on after 6 years.
Online gladiators compete for USD 200k.
Blizzard sets house in order.
Victory could have wider implications.
Necromancer, Rune Master didn't make it.
Made USD 400 million last year, says analyst.
Wintergrasp back up, Arenas gone.
Plus Wintergrasp reboot, class changes, 3D.
Paid customisation crosses ocean.
Recruiters being asked to avoid them.
Sex-changes available to Americans.
Blizzard hopes so, adds new details.
Plus stats, guild info, comparisons, more.
Molten Core an April Fool no more.
It's the fastest-selling PC game ever.
That didn't take long.
French player Nymh does it in 27 hours.
Cost is intended to be a "deterrent".
HMV Oxford Street sees record crowds.
But Sams warns of pitfalls for Old Republic.
Capital cities under siege (in Azeroth).
Morhaime presents actual percentages.
Lich King launch just weeks away now.
Run amok as a zombie in capital cities.
Jacobs reckons it's a reaction to WAR.
Jacobs responds to claims of lost players.
Morhaime drives final nail in that coffin.
More than half, says Blizzard's Sams.
You can cancel the after-work drink now.
Servers back up at 1pm - if you're lucky.
Not next time though, says Morhaime.
Maybe guild league tables, too.
Plus: man who plays 36 accounts alone.
Beta Report Part 2: Achievements, Inscription, interface, haircuts.
Bosses' health reduced by 30 per cent.
Glider bot's MDY given the bum rush.
Global economic crisis solved.
While away flights thanks to PopCap.
Art book, soundtrack, DVD, worm.
Simultaneous in US and Europe.
Lich King features included.
Web ad appears to spill beans.
Move your character for cash.
Fnatic and x6tence take US and EU crowns.
Draw distance, shadows and shaders first.
He just can't help himself, can he?
Paving the way for Lich King.
More Diablo III info promised.
WildStorm on the WOW graphic novel.
Exclusive mount, fast levelling, free time.
WOW Achievements are just the beginning.
It's out between October and December.
They're coming back though, says Morhaime.
Third US fan convention ramps up.
WWI/BlizzCon gifts go for hundreds on eBay.
60-70 progression will be faster.
Beta starts, official talent calculator goes up.
Plus: Latin America falls to Blizzard.
Atari founder's son gives up; it's all over.
The industry's top developer knows the merits of the confessional.
He runs the world's most successful developer. But what makes him nervous?
"Certainly hoping" for some crossover.
"Our focus...will remain the same."
Keychain security device for the paranoid.
Funcom's Godager ribs rivals.
I Am Murloc available free today.
Original plan featured ads, not a sub.
Is WWI reveal Lich King or Diablo related?
Plus more patch and trading card news.
Fight for new armour bits.
So suggests Lich King alpha leak.
Burning Crusade end boss downed.
It's under frequent consideration.
But a WOW-beater will need to be great.
But Blizzard silent on release date.
Third US fan convention in October.
But Blizzard was quite firm.
Or: how I learned to stop worrying and love the grind.
Win thousands of pounds.
WOW fan targets IGE with class action suit.
Paladin Tier 2 armour set, since you asked.
Blizzard wins. Again.
Plus: scientists suggest sun is hot.
In case you hadn't noticed.
But it is the best, says Trion boss.
The art director talks Warcraft and StarCraft. And checkers.
Mini-site now up, new trailer showing.
We're going to need a bigger Internet.
55 quid, 70 euros to attend Paris event.
Two new dungeons in Fury of the Sunwell.
Former EA man says it can be beaten.
Plus new battleground and WOW story plans.
Even then it's risky, says Activision boss.
Blizzard wants level playing field in WOW.
Too much fraud, says UK bank.
Win cash money in Arenas.
Bit of a coincidence. Perhaps.
Worth roughly USD 6450 in real life.
Hints at new game reveals.
Merger not affecting games.
Mr. Olympia keeps on flexing.
Zul'Aman and lots more.
Kill trolls in Zul'Aman.
Warcraft's new Hero class.
For Make Love, Not Warcraft.
Warns against copying WOW.
Rolled into one for you.
All-star panel says so.
Study talks social interaction.
Box set to lure you in.
Except that all-important date.
Time to kick rats and chew bubblegum.
Wrath of the Lich King.
We wonder what it is.
Won't talk about Lich King.
Blizz promises "years" of support.
Episode is series' sixth nom.
She was 31, he was 17.
Legendary Pictures fibbing?
Take on super-boss Illidan.
Second convention in August.
In the first month on sale.
WoW bot program breaks rules.
Epic loot. You could win one, too.
World of Warcraft: The Truth.
"Five more minutes." - him
Bassat promises something new.
That Burning Crusade launch in full.
[Ow! - Mark]
Unwashed to storm retail outlets.
Smouldering on EGTV.
Seven players signed up.
Xbox Live 'not even close'.
Blizzard's Paul Sams on why 6 million subscribers can't be wrong.
Plus, Burning Crusade date talk.
Swept away by a, er, oh, um, hrm, I dunno, whirlwind?
Now available to Euro players.
In a limited way, in the US.
Realm transfer and PvP plans.
Includes new raid dungeon.
Time to get all fired up.
Says very important THQ person.
Well, for ten days, anyway.
Against greedy old cheats.
Man allowed to sell WOW guide.
It's all about the pesky Scourge.
It's for fans and non-fans alike.
And the winner is... The Draenei!
Hit MMO heads to the big screen.
Part Three: PC, Xbox 360, and the year ahead.
Plus: new patch news.
Following series of complaints.
And Azeroth gets weather.
Over gay-friendly guild row.
Blizzard promises to sort it.
Blizzard pops in for a chat.
On Blizzard's WOW policy.
And one million Euro subs.
On being discriminated against.
And it's now on Eurofiles.
We just can't get enough.
And win all manner of prizes.
The orcs are getting fat.
And credits some others.
Public test realms now live.
So Ma and Pa can restrict play.
Over death of WOW-playing son.
Two new dungeons opened.
Our cosplay outfit is "Journalist". We're such fakers.
With Sony's 'rootkit' technology.
Is a cold wind gonna come and blow us all away?
For unannounced game. But is it just the WOW expansion?
All sorts of exciting stuff.
By Blizzard, no less.
Download Euro version here.
More details this month.
Reckons PC gaming is doing fine.
As in WoW characters.
Blizzard pledges compensation.
At least not for the time being.
Who it's for and what it is?
A WoW expansion instead?
Blizzard says so and everything.
Police charge Korean couple.
Major milestone reached.
Paul Sams on World of Warcraft, Starcraft, next-gen, more.
For hot PvP action.
Got the whole world in his hands +4.
We chat to producer Shane Dabiri about the phenomenal response World of Warcraft in the USA, and Blizzard's plans to WOW us further.
We talk to World of Warcraft producer Chris Sigaty and Blizzard's PR coordinator George Wang about the forthcoming European launch, the stress test, dealing with cheaters, and Blizzard's stylistic approach.
It's Blizzard's first attempt at an MMORPG. Given that it may well be for most of its audience, too, we decided to take a closer look at why World of Warcraft has been capturing the attention of more than just the usual crowd.
Preview - Blizzard hop on the massively multiplayer bandwagon