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How does storytelling function in World of Warcraft? What are its limits? Does it have to unfold solely via quest text, or can it be told via other means? I ask this in part due to a developing discussion on the scale and scope of how the world we interact with as we play reveals the story elements...

April 16th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The World of Warcraft: The Adventure Continues panel during Friday's action-packed BlizzCon featured Lead Narrative Designer Dave Kosak giving a short presentation on the story behind the new expansion, Warlords of Draenor. Along with the history lesson, which was summed up by Matthew Rossi, the pa...

November 12th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Alex Afrasiabi, AKA Furor, has returned to work on World of Warcraft. Alex began his career as the guild leader of a famous Everquest guild (Fires of Heaven) and then came to work at Blizzard, eventually becoming Lead World Designer for WoW. He left WoW and was rumored to be working on the Titan pr...

November 8th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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It's always interesting seeing the blue team's thoughts on World of Warcraft, whether on the community, or the development of the game itself. Community Manager Zarhym had some profound words to share this week regarding the interviews we've been seeing for patch 5.4, and the challenges of setting...

August 29th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

TradeChat's official WoW Insider weekly news recap is here once more, and as probably expected the biggest news on the tips of everyone's tongues is patch 5.4 and everything related. Topics covered in this week's video include: WoW TCG packs up its decks for good Patch 5.4's release date confi...

August 27th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Panser of TradeChat has posted the video of her interview with WoW Lead Quest Designer Dave Kosak about what's to come in patch 5.4. Covered topics include things to look forward to on the Timeless Isle, Wrathion's legendary quest line (including some discussion on the legendary cloaks themselves),...

August 26th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The Burdens of Shaohao, a six-part series released earlier this month, was met with resounding praise across the board from players and devoted lore fans alike. The sweeping tale of the last Emperor of Pandaria was unlike anything we'd ever seen before from Blizzard -- a stunning, gorgeous piece o...

August 22nd 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Players may recall datamined spoiler images and videos from earlier this month, indicating a particularly disturbing fate was in store for the Stormwind Harbor in patch 5.4. The datamined information suggested that the Harbor and possibly more of Stormwind would be under direct attack from Horde f...

August 15th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Mists of Pandaria has brought about a ton of visual changes, and not just to Pandaria -- Orgrimmar has seen a lot of evolution over the course of the expansion, what with the abrupt shut down of the Valley of Spirits and the wild Gamon chase all throughout the city. However, it looks like the Sieg...

July 17th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Next week Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. PDT, the World of Warcraft community team will be hosting a live Q&A session with Blizzard developers/designers Dave Kosak, Ion Hazzikostas, Brian Holinka, Cory Stockton, and Greg Street. The last time we saw one of these with a developer collective was...

April 19th 2013 at 9:41pm 0 Comments
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Back in the dev interview that GamebreakerTV did we learned that Blizzard isn't planning any more 5-man dungeons in Mists of Pandaria. What has been lost in translation, however, is the fact that this just applies to Mists and not WoW in general. Dave Kosak tweets: Okay ppl listen (espe...

March 13th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Last week was a flurry of preparation for patch 5.2's launch, including a whole host of developer interviews. WoW Insider had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Lead Quest Designer Dave Kosak, but there were plenty more interviews to be had as the week progressed. And just in case you ha...

March 4th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments