World of Warcraft

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FeatureThe big WoW Classic interview

"What if we spawned Ragnaros in Stormwind and Orgrimmar?"

FeatureWorld of Warcraft and the masterplan for Sylvanas

"I've heard on the internet 'she's going off the rails', but is she?"

Key events

16th December 2011

Blizzard announces BattleTags

19th September 2011

WOW Patch 4.3 hits PTR "soon"

7th February 2011

BlizzCon 2011 dates announced

22nd January 2009

WOW patch beset with problems

15th September 2008

WOW: Lich King date confirmed

15th September 2008

Monster WOW patch enters testing

14th August 2008

BlizzCon panels announced

12th May 2008

BlizzCon 2008 announced

26th March 2008

WOW Sunwell patch released

14th November 2007

WoW updated to 2.3

21st August 2007

MMO news updates

13th April 2007

BlizzCon 2007 details

10th January 2007

WoW TBC midnight launch plans

30th November 2006

Blizzard launches WOW stats

22nd June 2006

New WOW patch out now

6th June 2006

New WOW patch coming

5th May 2006

2005 UK Sales Review

31st March 2006

WOW downloader updated

29th March 2006

WOW gets new patch

5th January 2006

WOW - a brand new patch

15th November 2005

New WOW patch revealed

31st October 2005

Blizzard courts beta sign-ups

28th October 2005

WOW expansion revealed

12th October 2005

New World of Warcraft patch

22nd June 2005

WoW expansion on way

18th February 2005

World of Warcraft

FeatureFive of the Best: Potions

A new series celebrating the little things that make games great.

FeatureThe big WoW Classic interview

"What if we spawned Ragnaros in Stormwind and Orgrimmar?"

Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce steps down

"We made games that we wanted to play."

Ex-Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime on why the studio bins 50% of its projects

And lessons learned from nearly three decades there.

Blizzard asks survey respondents if they're aware of plans to "squish" World of Warcraft's max cap

"How much would you like or dislike a reduction in total character levels?"

World of Warcraft Classic players think some features are bugs

So Blizzard published a not-a-bug list.

BlizzCon 2019 dates and collectibles announced

Won't be able to get there on footman.

Some of World of Warcraft Classic's demo bugs were not bugs at all

"The gameplay was the same in the demo as in the original 1.12 WoW."

After all these years, World of Warcraft adds a potion to understand your enemy with

Apparently it's been lurking in the game since launch!

FeatureWorld of Warcraft and the masterplan for Sylvanas

"I've heard on the internet 'she's going off the rails', but is she?"

FeatureHow World of Warcraft is changing Warcraft 3: Reforged

A simple remake wouldn't have taken Arthas long.

WOW Classic will be released in summer 2019

Subscribe to WOW to access it.

Blizzard Entertainment president Mike Morhaime steps down

Statements mention "several new games" in development.

Blizzard: there's more to Sylvanas than World of Warcraft cinematics suggest

Books and short stories help paint the bigger picture.

FeatureFace to face with the President of Virtual Reality

"I am championing the rights of the people."

How the unofficial World of Warcraft projects reacted to WOW Classic

And now the crusade is over, what will they do?

FeatureUnpacking all the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth details

Worldwide level-scaling! A new artifact medallion! Allied Races! Warfronts!

World PvP is making a long overdue comeback in World of Warcraft

"You might feel it hasn't been treated with the respect it deserves..."

Blizzard is officially doing classic, vanilla, legacy World of Warcraft servers

"Fans of World of Warcraft around the world we hear you."

Blizzard now lets you gift Hearthstone card packs to friends

And Overwatch loot boxes, WOW pets, etc.

A schism tears unofficial legacy World of Warcraft service Elysium apart

Project leaders alleged to have been pocketing donations and selling gold.

World of Warcraft dominates BlizzCon 2017 schedule, wink wink nudge nudge

But there will be no Diablo announcements this year.

Battle.net renamed Blizzard Battle.net

Bigger name change rejected, new logo erected.

Blizzard says cheerio to Battle.net branding

Remember when it launched with Diablo 20 years ago?

Bizarre dispute erupts within underground vanilla World of Warcraft

Original creators worry about "pirate server" reputation.

VideoThe mistake that made WOW's stealth work

Introducing our new weekly video series.

Blizzard story overlord Chris Metzen retires aged 42

"I won't lie - it's going to be really hard stepping away."

Why Blizzard can't please everyone playing World of Warcraft

"I know it often can seem like we don't listen."

Blizzard responds to WOW Nostalrius pirate/private server closure

"We have been discussing classic servers for years..."

World of Warcraft: Legion release date set

Blizzard's sixth expansion to arrive this August.

Watch the final moments of packed pirate World of Warcraft servers Nostalrius

Thousands gather to see off their vanilla WOW home.

Blizzard fundamentally overhauling World of Warcraft PVP for Legion

Equipment stats nullified for battles, Honor system completely reworked. And Prestige.

Blizzard will no longer report World of Warcraft subscriber numbers

"There are other metrics that are better indicators of the overall business."

Warcraft movie reveals first still images and poster

UPDATE: Teaser footage released.

FeatureCan WOW's next expansion bring its legion of lost heroes home?

The sixth expansion promises fan-service, shared thrills - and personal glory.

World of Warcraft: Legion expansion adds new Demon Hunter class

Artifact weapons, The Broken Isles, new level cap of 110, more.

FeatureWatch Blizzard's reveal of the next World of Warcraft expansion here

As WOW's subscriber numbers tumble, can Blizzard stop the slide?

New World of Warcraft expansion to be revealed next week

UPDATE: Now with additional video speculation. Whither BlizzCon?

Warcraft movie footage leaks from Comic-Con

Director says it's nearly finished, and talks about a trilogy.

Soar over Azeroth in the Warcraft movie's interactive VR trailer

See all 360 degrees of Stormwind from aboard a gryphon.

World of Warcraft's Fury of Hellfire patch out 23rd June

New raids, features and progression tools out next week.

The very first screenshots of World of Warcraft

And of the 60-person team that built it.

WOW: Leeroy Jenkins happened 10 years ago

A video that became a meme that became legend.

Warcraft movie slips 3 months to June 2016

Problem with elf and safety?

WoW Tokens launch tomorrow in Europe

30 days for ú15 or auctioned off at 35K gold.

Blizzard announces Timewalking feature for World of Warcraft

Conquer old dungeons at an increased difficulty for max-level loot.

WoW: Warlords of Draenor's next patch adds ship-building

And an extra challenging Mythic difficulty for Draenor dungeons.

The best PC games

Old and new, this is our pick of the PC games you should play today.

$20 WOW Token gold value drops nearly a third in a day

Handy web-tracker plots graph in real-time.

World of Warcraft Tokens are arriving today in the Americas

Buy 30 days of game-time for $20 or 30,000 gold.

World of Warcraft Token lets players buy game time with gold

Play for free, if you have enough gold.

Special World of Warcraft gift for 10-year subscribers

A bronze replica of the statue at Blizzard HQ, it seems.

FeatureWorld of Warcraft, nine years later: Can I get a res?

A guild leader and raid leader returns.

FeatureDesperately seeking Salty: A WOW fishing tale

One man's decade-long quest to become the ultimate digital fisherman.

WOW's executive producer apologises for Warlords of Draenor launch issues

Subscribers to be gifted five free days of playtime as compensation.

FeatureFive talking points from World of Warcraft's 6.0.2 patch

What to expect as the game approaches its second decade.

World of Warcraft Patch 6.0.2 guide

How to complete the new quest and Upper Blackrock Spire content.

World of Warcraft Patch 6.0.2 release date revealed

Warlords of Draenor world event and new dungeon hits servers this week.

FeatureLooking for the wow factor in Warlords of Draenor

We talk to the expansion's lead designer about simplifying complexity.

World of Warcraft subscription prices will rise in November

You can lock down your current rate for two years before then.

World of Warcraft's Warlords of Draenor expansion gets a release date

Blizzard also started its lore series Lords of War.

Blizzard downplays latest World of Warcraft subscriber fall

Still the biggest subscription MMO in the world.

Watch and absorb the entire lore of Warcraft

Ever wondered who that Hearthstone character is?

Blizzard warns WoW players to watch out for a Trojan

UPDATE: It came from a fake version of Curse Client.

NSA, GCHQ can listen to Xbox Live chat communications

UPDATE: Microsoft insists alleged spying "wasn't done with our consent".

Who's in the Warcraft film?

Gul'daniel Craig?

World of Warcraft movie postponed to March 2016

To avoid coming out the same day as Star Wars.

Blizzard rules out free-to-play World of Warcraft

"It's not something we're currently considering."

Diablo 3 has sold over 14 million copies across all versions

World of Warcraft suffers slight subscriber dip.

Is Warlords of Draenor the next WOW expansion?

Time travel, Grom Hellscream and Kil'Jaeden?

What is Heroes of the Storm?

Blizzard files new trademark. Speculation ensues.

Warcraft movie gets an official release date

Can you wait until Christmas 2015?

World of Warcraft Connected Realms to launch after Patch 5.4

To combat "less-than-optimal play experience" for those on less popular realms.

Cyber psychologist calls on MMORPG developers to shorten long quests

To help prevent addiction and potential government intervention.

Blizzard's Titan unlikely to be a subscription MMO

"Re-envisioning what we want the game to be."

FeatureThe story of a raiding guild with a PR but no game

Dedicated, professional and putting in upwards of 25 hours a week, Enigma's a tribe without a home.

World of Warcraft subs fall again to 7.7 million

Now down to pre-2007 numbers.

Activision Blizzard buys independence from Vivendi

"Tremendous opportunity" costs $8.2 billion.

Blizzard confirms in-game micro-transactions for World of Warcraft

But controversial levelling, charm buffs just for Asian regions "at the outset".

Blizzard considering in-game micro-transactions for World of Warcraft

Player concern over potential pay to win advantage.

FeatureHave traditional MMOs had their time?

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.

World of Warcraft subscriptions drop 1.3 million in three months

Skylanders: Giants is the best-selling game in the west... if you count the figurines.

$175 BlizzCon 2013 tickets on sale in two batches later this month

$500 charity dinner tickets up for grabs, too.

BlizzCon 2013 announced for early November

Diablo 3 and WOW expansions? Blizzard All-Stars?

Activision casts doubt on 2013 release for Bungie's Destiny

Plus: 12 million Diablo 3 sales, 9.6m WOW subs and "disappointment" at Wii U launch.

Blizzard slams lawsuit over player security and sale of Battle.net Authenticators

"Many players have voiced strong approval for our security-related efforts.”

Underground Brawler's Guild fighting clubs for World of Warcraft

Rise through the ranks to unlock rewards.

US Senate candidate criticised for playing WoW

"Maine needs a State Senator that lives in the real world."

Battle.net has been hacked, e-mails compromised

Blizzard advises players on North American servers change their passwords.

World of Warcraft movie gets a new writer

Penned by the man behind Blood Diamond and The Mighty.

Steam on GNU/Linux: Do non-free DRM games defeat the point?

GNU creator says it's "unethical", but that pros outweigh the cons.

Hollywood's Sam Raimi not directing World of Warcraft movie any longer

Project has a new, unknown helmsman, apparently.

Glitch dev turns World of Warcraft into Google Maps

World of MapCraft a full set of zoom-able "slippy maps".

WOW Leeroy Jenkins moment re-imagined as short film

In a modern day city, a bank robbery is about to go down.

Blizzard acknowledges Star Wars: The Old Republic's impact on WOW

Subs dip "has to at least be attributable to SWTOR".

Blizzard hasn't given up getting WOW running on iPhone

"The world is evolving towards that little handheld device."

Blizzard tempts WOW players back with Scroll of Resurrection

Auto level 80, free Cataclysm, faction/realm swap, game time.

Blizzard announces 600 redundancies

90% of those affected "not related to game development".

World of Warcraft universe recreated in Minecraft

Every single continent and dungeon chiseled out.

FeatureBuilding Better Worlds - an MMO Tale

From the archive: If you come at the king, you best not miss.

Blizzard announces BattleTags

A unified nickname for players on Battle.net.

World of Warcraft patch 4.3 Hour of Twilight notes

Deathwing death! Class changes! New things!

VideoWorld of Warcraft: Cataclysm Patch 4.3 trailer

Fight Deathwing in the Hour Of Twilight.

World of Warcraft subscribers fall to 10.3 million

Down 1.7 million since October 2010.

FeatureBlizzard's Mike Morhaime Interviewed

The boss talks pandas, free-to-play and the clash of the DOTAs.

Blizzard: F2P not the best model for WOW

Value from a subscription "unmatched".

FeatureWorld of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Preview

Can pandas and PokÚmon save WOW from itself?

Diablo 3 to be free with WOW Annual Pass

12-month subs also guarantee WOW beta.

FeatureThe Hero Factory: Conversations with Chris Metzen

As he retires from his position as Blizzard's head writer.

Blizzard sells server blades for charity

Original WOW hardware up for grabs.

WOW Guardian Cub enables gold buying

"Safe, secure" alternative to 3rd parties.

Why subs-based MMOs have a future

Mythic founder senses shift away from F2P.

Games bleeding into real life - study

Fantastical reactions to mundane situations.

WOW Patch 4.3 hits PTR "soon"

"Within a couple of weeks."

FeatureKilling Deathwing in WOW Patch 4.3

Blizzard's Tom Chilton tells us all about it.

Money from MMO subs begins to decline

For the first time in recent memory.

World of Warcraft update screens

Thrall questline, Firelands raid pictured.

New World of Warcraft mouse costs ú70

SteelSeries Legendary Ed. out next month.

Cenarion Hatchling nets ú1m for tsunami

World of Warcraft fans do their bit.

World of Warcraft subscribers dip again

Bigger-than-Firelands update coming 2011.

Games taken off shelves after Oslo killings

Coop Norway de-lists 51 titles, inc. COD.

World of Warcraft testing Real ID Party

Group with friends from any server.

World of Warcraft patch 4.2 live today

Ragnaros! Tier 12! Season 10! Dragonwrath!

Warcraft now free to trial to level 20

And subs get Burning Crusade for free.

Blizzard interested in iOS devices

"If we could make the right game changes."

Blizzard talks Titan development

WOW and Titan teams discuss ideas.

VideoWorld of Warcraft patch 4.2 trailer

New quests, raids, armour incoming.

Is video game addiction causing divorce?

Eurogamer investigates Daily Mail report.

Firelands WOW 4.2 patch notes

Cataclysm dungeons nerfed?

World of Warcraft subscribers decrease

12 million pre-Cataclysm, 11.4 million now.

Activision Q1 2011: $1.4 billion

Black Ops First Strike passes 3 million.

VideoMore Warcraft patch 4.2 footage

Daily quest details revealed.

VideoWarcraft patch 4.2 gameplay trailer

Preview the upcoming update's raids.

Blizzard details Warcraft 4.2 update

Firelands, encounter journal, new quests due.

VideoWorld of Warcraft patch 4.1 trailer

Witness the Rise of the Zandalari.

Blizzard hopes for Old Republic success

BioWare's game could grow MMO market.

Blizzard playing Titan MMO already

"It's a total ball," says Paul Sams.

Blizzard: WOW housing may never happen

Keeps falling off to-do list.

Blizzard turns 20 years old

Morhaim and Pearce say thank you.

WOW patch 4.1 revamps Zul'Gurub/Aman

Back as five-man, level 85 affairs.

EA: World of Warcraft a "silent movie"

And Star Wars: The Old Republic "is the first talkie".

Warcraft, StarCraft theme park real?

A replica Naxxramas?!

Blizzard targets Warcraft gold sellers

Merchants threatened with PayPal ban.

Blizzard has World of StarCraft trademark

But popular mod allowed to live on.

Activision splats World of StarCraft mod

Creator has a thing or two to say.

Blizz: Cataclysm dungeons not too hard

Get some skills, basically.

Win tons of World of Warcraft loot by dressing up

Eurogamer's first/last ever cosplay contest.

VideoWarcraft: Cataclysm's Goblin intro

First 15 mins of Goblin commanding.

Blizzard mulling 5-man Molten Core

Original 40-man WOW raid downsized.

WOW voice chat needs a "revamp"

Blizzard "not super proud" of it.

Smaller WOW expansions, more often?

Blizzard's considering it.

FeatureThe Remaking of World of Warcraft

Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street and Dave Kosak on the launch of the new old WOW.

FeatureWhat can topple World of Warcraft?

Rivals and analysts answer.

UK game industry hits back at Panorama

"Playing games is a hobby."

VideoWarcraft's world reborn for Cataclysm

Will it make you say wow?

Blizzard: "Give the gift of Warcraft"

WOW cheap as chips for Christmas.

WOW "sucked oxygen" from MMO subs

F2P or you'll be "skating up hill" - Cryptic.

New Blizzard MMO won't replace WoW

Next game will go in "different directions".

Blizzard excited for fourth WOW expansion

Next-gen MMO dark till at least 2012.

BlizzCon 2010 Conference

Diablo III's final class and PVP plans revealed.

World of Warcraft movie on hold

Raimi to make Wizard of Oz flick instead.

World of Warcraft hits 12m subscribers

World domination continues.

EA responds to Bobby Kotick slur

COD destroyed by "Kotick's own hubris".

WOW has 54% of Western MMO subs

Sector holds steady from 2008 into 2009.

WOW expansion finally launches in China

Nearly two years after Western release.

Blizzard wins $88m in private server case

Unauthorised WOW operator sued.

Acti laments poor Blur, Singularity sales

Insists it marketed both appropriately.

Blizzard "probably very arrogant" - Jagex

"Perhaps even over-self-assured."

FeatureCommunity Chest

Blizzard's Real ID may be a misstep, but at least it's thinking about community, when many rivals aren't.

Blizzard forums to require real names

Storm of protest over Battle.net Real ID.

Pearce: Blizz has "room for improvement"

"Constant struggle" to do the right things.

WOW's iPhone Auction House in beta

Will require extra subscription when live.

BlizzCon 2010 ticket dates announced

Going for $150 in early June. Two batches.

How to opt in for WOW Cataclysm beta

Linked Battle.net, WOW accounts required.

$25 WOW horse makes millions

More of a macro-transaction, really.

WOW Cataclysm class changes detailed

Blizzard overhauling across the board.

BlizzCon 2010 dated for October

Doesn't clash with Eurogamer Expo.

Blizzard: console WOW still "unlikely"

A regular topic at HQ, says Brack.

Activision: WOW could become "obsolete"

Blizzard behemoth not untouchable.

Blizzard: 70% in WOW don't pass level 10

Has 11.5m subs. SCII closed beta in Feb.

Access WOW auction house on iPhone, web

Blizzard planning "premium" Armory service.

Warcraft movie still at script stage

Raimi may find something else to do first.

WOW nearly out of woods in China

Sources say fine agreed, Lich King soon.

Fugitive tracked down through WOW

Blizzard helps with manhunt.

No WOW Lich King fight until April?

New Icecrown Citadel opening staggered.

Euro WOW Lich King patch tomorrow

Fight end boss Arthas at last.

Player clocks WOW achievements

MMO "completed" in Taiwan.

Feature10 Moments That Made World of Warcraft

From the archive: Key events from WOW's first five years.

Blizzard on 15 years of Warcraft, 5 of WOW

"You just don't know how it's going to do."

BlizzCon moving to Vegas in July?

LVCC thinks so, Blizzard not so sure.

Battle.net now required to play WOW

Merging accounts essential from today.

Blizzard keen on WOW micro-transactions

Item sales will be purely optional, though.

WOW patch 3.3 in "coming weeks"

What does that mean for Cataclysm?

Blizzard opens WOW pet store

Buy yourself a sidekick for nine quid.

WOW on shaky ground in China

Ordered to stop taking money and accounts.

New WOW dungeon system detailed

As race-change feature goes live.

WOW Battle.net deadline set

You've a month to merge accounts.

Private Ryan writer on Warcraft film

Rumours of Lich King focus look unlikely.

Cataclysm features Goblin GTA parody

WOW expansion scooped by PC Gamer.

WOW patch returns Onyxia to power

Update 3.2.2 is alive and kicking.

Chinese WOW returns after two months

Outage cost at least $9 million.

WOW's vital statistics revealed

Plus, Blizzard talks cancelled sci-fi RPG.

WOW faction changes live in the US

$30 a pop. Race change coming soon.

WOW to support cross-server dungeons

Also, Icecrown Citadel previewed.

Every old WOW zone to be revamped

And more endgame than ever before.

FeatureThe Making of World of Warcraft

Part Two: Five years at the top.

WOW expansion to revamp old world?

Huge changes to classic content rumoured.

Onyxia returns for WOW's 5th birthday

Classic raid to be revamped.

FeatureThe Making of World of Warcraft

Part One: From concept to launch.

WOW was almost "a much darker game"

Metzen and Didier on what might've been.

New races rumoured for WOW expansion

Goblins for Horde, Worgen for Alliance?

BlizzCon 2009 sold out in eight minutes

20,000 people to attend this year.

New Battle.net "similar to Xbox Live"

Vision outlined for "social gaming network".

WOW: Call of the Crusade patch today

Raid, battleground, PVP levelling all in.

In-game addiction therapy for WOW

Psychiatrist seeks free accounts.

Sam Raimi to direct WOW film

You know, him who did Spider-Man.

WOW-themed Peggle released

Is free, has 10 levels.

Chinese WOW has been offline for a month

Operator handover not going smoothly.

Blizzard trademarks Cataclysm

Next WOW expansion? New game?

FeatureBlizzard's Rob Pardo

How the world's most successful studio makes games.

Build for hardcore first, says Blizzard

Pardo argues accessibility can come later.

WOW to enable faction-swapping

On same realm to "equivalent" char.

Chinese government bans gold farming

Millions of pounds will be lost.

WOW: PVP levelling in next patch

Plus: turn off XP altogether!

WOW slashes mount requirements

Get faster ponies, earlier and cheaper.

WOW regional finals dated, detailed

Best of the West. With video.

New battleground in next WOW patch

Plus mini-raid, more Argent Tournament.

First block of BlizzCon tickets sells out

More available in a fortnight.

Guitar Hero to become reality TV show?

So Reuters reckons. Plus: COD film.

BlizzCon tickets on sale next week

Event will live internet streaming.

The9 preparing Chinese WOW knock-off?

Hell hath no fury like a licensee spurned.

PopCap releases Peggle add-on for WOW

Has "/roll" alternative, talent-tree.

WOW: Secrets of Ulduar tomorrow

Or today, if you're American.

Gold sellers steal accounts - Blizzard

WOW operator explains hard-line stance.

PETA holds seal-clubbing protest in WOW

Canadians portrayed as Undead Horde.

WOW Equipment Manager delayed

Won't make launch of patch 3.1.

WOW "guild director" job ad appears

Full-time position with bonuses.

Blizzard releases iPhone authenticator

US only so far, other phones to come.

Grinding WOW gold earns GBP 1 an hour

Players speak out on why they buy.

16m WOW quests completed every day

That's in US alone. Kaplan explains why.

A million gold farmers in China

70 per cent of all trade is in WOW gold.

MMOs keep PC as top gaming platform

WOW makes USD 1 billion each year.

Blizzard launches new Battle.net

Unified login for WOW and future games.

Blizzard targeted in MMO patent dispute

WOW and Second Life next if NCsoft loses.

Chinese govt. rejects WOW: Lich King?

Too many skeletons, apparently.

Flood of info as WOW patch 3.1 hits test

Argent Tournament, dungeon maps, more.

WOW guild leader wins an Oscar

Effects man earns sweet loot drop.

WOW's "truly epic" Ulduar raid previewed

14 bosses, vehicle combat, hard mode.

BlizzCon 2009 confirmed for August

Third WOW expansion to be announced?

WOW's dual talent specs explained

Max level only, comes with gear manager.

Jeff Kaplan leaves WOW for next MMO

Lead designer moves on after 6 years.

WOW's 2009 Arena tournament confirmed

Online gladiators compete for USD 200k.

Big class changes in next WOW patch

Blizzard sets house in order.

Judge rules WOW bot violates copyright

Victory could have wider implications.

WOW: other hero classes were considered

Necromancer, Rune Master didn't make it.

WOW makes up half Acti-Blizz's business

Made USD 400 million last year, says analyst.

WOW patch beset with problems

Wintergrasp back up, Arenas gone.

Death Knight restrictions lifted in WOW

Plus Wintergrasp reboot, class changes, 3D.

WOW sex changes available in Europe

Paid customisation crosses ocean.

Employers screening WOW players?

Recruiters being asked to avoid them.

WOW's paid customisation launches

Sex-changes available to Americans.

Dual talent specs in next WOW update?

Blizzard hopes so, adds new details.

Achievements added to WOW Armory

Plus stats, guild info, comparisons, more.

8-bit WOW raid made real

Molten Core an April Fool no more.

WOW: Lich King sells 2.8m in 24 hours

It's the fastest-selling PC game ever.

All WOW: Lich King raids defeated

That didn't take long.

WOW: Lich King sees its first level 80

French player Nymh does it in 27 hours.

WOW paid customisation explained

Cost is intended to be a "deterrent".

Lich King launch event was UK's biggest

HMV Oxford Street sees record crowds.

Blizzard "wouldn't bet against" BioWare

But Sams warns of pitfalls for Old Republic.

Lich King midnight launch plans revealed

Capital cities under siege (in Azeroth).

Blizzard: WAR, AOC players coming home

Morhaime presents actual percentages.

WOW subs hit 11 million mark

Lich King launch just weeks away now.

Surprise Lich King event begins in WOW

Run amok as a zombie in capital cities.

Mythic "flattered" by WOW's PVP changes

Jacobs reckons it's a reaction to WAR.

Blizzard in for "lengthy battle" - Mythic

Jacobs responds to claims of lost players.

Next Blizzard MMO won't be WOW 2

Morhaime drives final nail in that coffin.

WAR players returning to WOW

More than half, says Blizzard's Sams.

WOW patch live, servers back up

You can cancel the after-work drink now.

WOW's Echoes of Doom patch out today

Servers back up at 1pm - if you're lucky.

WOW still aiming for annual expansions

Not next time though, says Morhaime.

WOW to introduce PVP levelling?

Maybe guild league tables, too.

Paid character customisation for WOW

Plus: man who plays 36 accounts alone.

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

Beta Report Part 2: Achievements, Inscription, interface, haircuts.

WOW raids nerfed for Lich King

Bosses' health reduced by 30 per cent.

Blizzard awarded USD 6m in damages

Glider bot's MDY given the bum rush.

Earn game time with WOW credit card

Global economic crisis solved.

Bejeweled add-on coming to WOW

While away flights thanks to PopCap.

Lich King Collector's Edition details

Art book, soundtrack, DVD, worm.

WOW: Lich King date confirmed

Simultaneous in US and Europe.

Monster WOW patch enters testing

Lich King features included.

Lich King release date announced?

Web ad appears to spill beans.

WOW opens PVE to PVP transfers

Move your character for cash.

WOW Arenas: regional winners

Fnatic and x6tence take US and EU crowns.

WOW getting gradual graphics upgrade

Draw distance, shadows and shaders first.

EVE is better than WOW, says Dyack

He just can't help himself, can he?

Major WOW patch coming in "weeks"

Paving the way for Lich King.

BlizzCon panels announced

More Diablo III info promised.

FeatureArts and Warcraft

WildStorm on the WOW graphic novel.

WOW friend recruitment revamped

Exclusive mount, fast levelling, free time.

Blizzard to start "gamerscore" system

WOW Achievements are just the beginning.

Lich King to release in fourth quarter

It's out between October and December.

Blizzard: WOW lost players to Conan

They're coming back though, says Morhaime.

BlizzCon tickets on sale in August

Third US fan convention ramps up.

Lich King beta keys sell for big money

WWI/BlizzCon gifts go for hundreds on eBay.

Another boost for WOW levelling

60-70 progression will be faster.

WOW Lich King talents in full

Beta starts, official talent calculator goes up.

WOW achievements confirmed

Plus: Latin America falls to Blizzard.

WOW passes "the Bushnell Threshold"

Atari founder's son gives up; it's all over.

FeatureBlizzard's Perfect Storm

The industry's top developer knows the merits of the confessional.

FeatureBlizzard's Mike Morhaime

He runs the world's most successful developer. But what makes him nervous?

Blizzard not worried about losing WOW fans to Diablo III

"Certainly hoping" for some crossover.

Blizz fans won't notice merger - Morhaime

"Our focus...will remain the same."

Blizzard announces WOW Authenticator

Keychain security device for the paranoid.

Conan is "steak" to WOW's "McDonald's"

Funcom's Godager ribs rivals.

WOW song coming to GHIII

I Am Murloc available free today.

WOW was nearly free to play

Original plan featured ads, not a sub.

Rumours swirl around Blizzard teaser

Is WWI reveal Lich King or Diablo related?

WOW to get mounts at level 30?

Plus more patch and trading card news.

WOW's Arena Season 4 dated

Fight for new armour bits.

Achievements coming to WOW?

So suggests Lich King alpha leak.

World first kill of Kil'jaeden

Burning Crusade end boss downed.

WOW will "probably" get graphical reboot

It's under frequent consideration.

Blizz: room at the top for Conan and WAR

But a WOW-beater will need to be great.

Vivendi: Lich King due this year

But Blizzard silent on release date.

BlizzCon 2008 announced

Third US fan convention in October.

Uwe Boll wanted to do WOW movie

But Blizzard was quite firm.

FeatureWorld of Warcraft: Questing Self-Help

Or: how I learned to stop worrying and love the grind.

WOW Arena Tournament sign-ups begin

Win thousands of pounds.

Gamer takes gold farmers to court

WOW fan targets IGE with class action suit.

Mad people forge actual WOW Epics

Paladin Tier 2 armour set, since you asked.

The best MMO April Fools

Blizzard wins. Again.

WOW won't make you violent, says study

Plus: scientists suggest sun is hot.

WOW Sunwell patch released

In case you hadn't noticed.

WOW is not the "end of all things"

But it is the best, says Trion boss.

FeatureBlizzard's Samwise Didier

The art director talks Warcraft and StarCraft. And checkers.

Blizzard previews Fury of the Sunwell

Mini-site now up, new trailer showing.

World of Warcraft

We're going to need a bigger Internet.

Blizzard WWI tickets on sale Thursday

55 quid, 70 euros to attend Paris event.

What's coming in next WOW update

Two new dungeons in Fury of the Sunwell.

Billion-dollar WOW claim is "bluff"

Former EA man says it can be beaten.

StarCraft II is Blizzard's "best work ever"

Plus new battleground and WOW story plans.

It could cost a billion to take on WOW

Even then it's risky, says Activision boss.

Micro-transactions "betray" players

Blizzard wants level playing field in WOW.

Halifax blocks WOW subscriptions

Too much fraud, says UK bank.

WOW gets eSports tournament

Win cash money in Arenas.

World of Warcraft gets Miniatures Game

Bit of a coincidence. Perhaps.

European hits World of Warcraft gold limit

Worth roughly USD 6450 in real life.

Blizzard to do podcasts

Hints at new game reveals.

Nothing will change - Blizzard

Merger not affecting games.

WoW subs at 9.3 million

Mr. Olympia keeps on flexing.

WoW updated to 2.3

Zul'Aman and lots more.

Blizzard details new WoW patch

Kill trolls in Zul'Aman.

Blizzard talks Death Knights

Warcraft's new Hero class.

South Park wins Emmy

For Make Love, Not Warcraft.

GC: Film and MMOs don't mix - ArenaNet

Warns against copying WOW.

MMO news updates

Rolled into one for you.

Plenty of life in MMOs

All-star panel says so.

MMO players not loners

Study talks social interaction.

South Park offers WoW trial

Box set to lure you in.

More Lich King details emerge

Except that all-important date.

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

Time to kick rats and chew bubblegum.

Blizzard unveils WoW expansion

Wrath of the Lich King.

Blizzard announcement tonight

We wonder what it is.

Blizz quiet on WoW expansion

Won't talk about Lich King.

WoW surpasses nine million subs

Blizz promises "years" of support.

WoW South Park up for Emmy

Episode is series' sixth nom.

Woman charged over WOW love

She was 31, he was 17.

Blizzard quiet on Diablo film

Legendary Pictures fibbing?

WOW adds Black Temple

Take on super-boss Illidan.

BlizzCon 2007 details

Second convention in August.

Burning Crusade sells 3.5 million

In the first month on sale.

Blizzard sues Glider creator

WoW bot program breaks rules.

Alienware revises WoW PCs

Epic loot. You could win one, too.

The EGTV Show - Episode 7

World of Warcraft: The Truth.

Man chooses WoW over childbirth

"Five more minutes." - him

Blizzard's next MMO 'won't be another WoW' - exec

Bassat promises something new.

FeatureThe Flame Game

That Burning Crusade launch in full.

WoW TBC midnight launch plans

Unwashed to storm retail outlets.

WoW: Burning Crusade cinematic

Smouldering on EGTV.

Irwin to get WOW tribute

Seven players signed up.

FeatureGC: WOW Factor

Blizzard's Paul Sams on why 6 million subscribers can't be wrong.

GC: New WOW expansion every year - Blizzard

Plus, Burning Crusade date talk.

59,000 WOW accounts banned

Swept away by a, er, oh, um, hrm, I dunno, whirlwind?

WOW realm transfer option

Now available to Euro players.

WOW realm transfer goes live

In a limited way, in the US.

Blizzard's new ideas for WOW

Realm transfer and PvP plans.

New WOW patch out now

Includes new raid dungeon.

WOW summer festival kicks off

Time to get all fired up.

No one can compete with WOW

Says very important THQ person.

Play World of Warcraft for free

Well, for ten days, anyway.

Blizzard, Squenix take action

Against greedy old cheats.

Blizzard drops gold farming suit

Man allowed to sell WOW guide.

New WOW patch coming

It's all about the pesky Scourge.

Blizzard man talks WOW movie

It's for fans and non-fans alike.

New WOW race unveiled

And the winner is... The Draenei!

Warcraft movie on the way

Hit MMO heads to the big screen.

Feature2005 UK Sales Review

Part Three: PC, Xbox 360, and the year ahead.

5400 WOW players banned

Plus: new patch news.

WOW downloader updated

Following series of complaints.

WOW gets new patch

And Azeroth gets weather.

Blizzard says sorry to WOW fan

Over gay-friendly guild row.

WOW login issue will be fixed

Blizzard promises to sort it.

FeatureWorld of Warcraft

Blizzard pops in for a chat.

Gay rights group speaks out

On Blizzard's WOW policy.

WOW celebrates Lunar New Year

And one million Euro subs.

Chinese WOW players speak out

On being discriminated against.

WOW - a brand new patch

And it's now on Eurofiles.

WOW hits 5m subscribers

We just can't get enough.

Make your own WOW movie

And win all manner of prizes.

WOW Christmas is coming

The orcs are getting fat.

Blizzard bans some folks

And credits some others.

Explore new WOW area

Public test realms now live.

WOW gets parental controls

So Ma and Pa can restrict play.

Parents to sue Blizzard

Over death of WOW-playing son.

New WOW patch revealed

Two new dungeons opened.

FeatureThe Blizzcon Report

Our cosplay outfit is "Journalist". We're such fakers.

WOW hackers defeat Warden

With Sony's 'rootkit' technology.

FeatureBlizzard on the future

Is a cold wind gonna come and blow us all away?

Blizzard courts beta sign-ups

For unannounced game. But is it just the WOW expansion?

WOW expansion revealed

All sorts of exciting stuff.

WOW 360 rumour rubbished

By Blizzard, no less.

New World of Warcraft patch

Download Euro version here.

WOW addon playable at BlizzCon

More details this month.

Michael Dell plays WOW

Reckons PC gaming is doing fine.

Plague strikes under 50s

As in WoW characters.

WoW server issues continue

Blizzard pledges compensation.

No WoW for consoles

At least not for the time being.

World of Warcraft expansion talk

Who it's for and what it is?

WoW expansion on way

Blizzard says so and everything.

Child dies as parents play WoW

Police charge Korean couple.

WOW: Two million subs

Major milestone reached.

FeatureNo calm in the Blizzard

Paul Sams on World of Warcraft, Starcraft, next-gen, more.

New WoW battlefields

For hot PvP action.

World of Warcraft

Got the whole world in his hands +4.

FeatureWorld of Warcraft

We chat to producer Shane Dabiri about the phenomenal response World of Warcraft in the USA, and Blizzard's plans to WOW us further.

FeatureKings of the World

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.

FeatureWorld of Warcraft

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.

FeatureWorld of Warcraft

Preview - Blizzard hop on the massively multiplayer bandwagon