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WoW Archivist is a biweekly column by WoW Insider's Scott Andrews, who explores the secrets of World of Warcraft's past. What did the game look like years ago? Who is etched into WoW's history? What secrets does the game still hold? It first appeared on our sister site on January 2nd, 2015, and is...

January 3rd 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Last November, Massively's sister site WoW Insider posed this very simple question to its readers: What was your favorite World of Warcraft expansion? Wrath of the Lich King took over half the vote, with Burning Crusade trailing far behind, which surprised me. I'd consider Wrath to have been the ga...

March 11th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

No sooner had the lyrics left Elsa's lips than this video (and variants of it) demanded to be made. Even if you're not an Adele Dazeem fan, you've probably heard the song a few dozen times now. Arthas Lets It Go is well done in a few ways that would be easy to miss. The creator put a great deal of...

March 7th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The thing about Wrath of the Lich King is that it was a fairly big expansion. Sure, perhaps it's not as beloved as The Burning Crusade by folks who really like to shout "You are not prepared!" but WotLK had plenty of its own iconic moments. That's why the Master of Mirth, Wowcrendor, put togethe...

October 2nd 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Blizzard, in a move that we're certain has nothing to do with an upcoming high-profile game launch, has decided to cut, slash, and otherwise mutilate the prices for World of Warcraft and its many expansions. The World of Warcraft Battle Chest, which includes the original game and the Burning Cr...

August 21st 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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When Cataclysm launched, a friend of mine who hadn't played since the days of Vanilla World of Warcraft wanted to join in the fun, but when he saw the cost of catching up -- nearly full box prices for The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King, on top of Cataclysm itself -- he balked and deci...

March 19th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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In its Wrath of the Lich King expansion, World of Warcraft introduced a new class of items: the heirloom. Heirlooms can be transferred between all of the characters on your account, even your alts belonging to "enemy" factions. While a cloth-bedecked caster can't exactly wear the heavy platemail...

February 20th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Reports of the demise of World of Warcraft have been greatly exaggerated, but the price of the game is falling. This isn't entirely unexpected, but the game's two more recent expansions have just seen a significant drop in their EU prices, with Wrath of the Lich King dropping to €19.99 and C...

January 6th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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The holidays are here, and you know what that means: holiday sales! Blizzard is joining the fun with a number of (rather good) deals. The World of Warcraft Battle Chest, which includes vanilla WoW and The Burning Crusade, is on sale for a measly $5 US. Wrath of the Lich King is on sale for $10,...

December 7th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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It's been a big year for World of Warcraft, especially considering that the MMO behemoth is currently hitting its seventh year of operation. Considering its nigh-ubiquitous nature in the MMO sphere, it's hard to imagine that there was a time without it. And this past year of the game almost perfe...

November 23rd 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Disclaimer: The Soapbox column is entirely the opinion of this week's writer and does not necessarily reflect the views of Massively as a whole. If you're afraid of opinions other than your own, you might want to skip this column. I remember raiding at the start of Wrath of the Lich King very we...

September 20th 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Over the weekend, Gary Gannon from Gamebreaker.TV hosted a unique event in the world of MMOs: a film premiere, complete with fancy suits and ties and even an afterparty (albeit in the form of a chat room). The film is The Raid, which followed the World of Warcraft guild Double Dragons as it worke...

August 11th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments