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And now we come to a close with the final entry in our Best of WoW Insider series. This was a slower month for editorial work in comparison to October and November, but a busier one for features and the arts scene. Thanks for hanging with us while we wrapped up the year, and we hope you'll stick a...

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November was packed. BlizzCon is always an event big enough to blow up the site, and recapping all of it for a year-in-review piece is just an exercise in futility. Let me just direct your attention to our BlizzCon 2013 tag and I'll pick out the most high-profile stuff behind the cut. Oh, and w...

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Another busy month! As you'd expect, more and more news related to BlizzCon picked up as October drew to a close, but this was also a heavy period for editorial work. We also had some of the best machinima of the year in October, and I'd like to draw some particular attention to The Phantom of ...

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Patch 5.4 went live on September 10th, and the month pretty much blew up from that point with an avalanche of editorials, art, predictions, and arguments. This and November were easily the busiest months of the year. The Know Your Lore column in particular went into overdrive in September analy...

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Patch 5.4 was gearing up to go live in early September, so it's not too surprising that August was dominated by the wait for both that and BlizzCon's approach. However, this turned out to be a very news-heavy months for a variety of reasons that had nothing to do with the patch. Also, The Burde...

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July was a very heavy month for news on the patch 5.4 PTR, but it sparked a lot of good discussion concerning the new Proving Grounds feature and where the story would finally end in Mists of Pandaria. This was also an excellent month for the Know Your Lore column....

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Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate! And for everyone, stay safe out there today, particularly if you have to be out and about in bad weather. June 2013 saw an avalanche of information off the patch 5.4 PTR, announcements of several upcoming features like connected realms and flex raidin...

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May was all about patch 5.3 news, heroic scenarios, Battlefield: Barrens, and (strangely enough) an awful lot of debate over whether WoW was too easy or not. Where did that come from? Oh, well. We also got crochet worgen and a lot of really nifty screenshots in Around Azeroth in May....

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News was pretty slow in the early part of the month as everyone settled to the task of working to unlock all of the Isle of Thunder's goodies and getting to Lei Shen. Things picked up as more information rolled off the patch 5.3 PTR. There were three pretty obvious themes in April that got a lot...

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This is the fifth year that I've done the Best of WoW Insider series, and I have rarely encountered a month in which it was harder to cut so much out in pursuit of the "best." March 2013 was embarrassingly full of riches. I mean, any month in which a major patch drops is always interesting, but thi...

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February 2013 was largely consumed with PTR work in anticipation of patch 5.2, and I'd be remiss not to mention the insane amount of work that Matticus did to get us up-to-date and accurate information on what to expect in the Throne of Thunder. Apart from that, February saw a run of great raid and...

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Welcome back to the Best of WoW Insider series! If you're new to WoW Insider, every December we run a retrospective series on the best articles from the previous year and/or those pieces that most ably captured the zeitgeist of the WoW community. There'll be one retrospective post each day through...

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Zaronis: Doesn't anyone else have a problem with enslaving a sentient creature to fight to the death for your own amusement? MarioLanza: Nope. Zapwidget: I only fight till they pass out. Ah, December. Tons of holiday-related silliness, and (for some reason) a lot of point-counterpoint...

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AiunTanks: I spent all my time in Pandaria looking for a way to murder Anduin Wrynn. Kennyj116: He becomes "more powerful than you could ever imagine." AiunTanks: And run the risk of him becoming as useful as Obi-wan was in the movies? I think I'll take that chance. November was pos...

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dngreene: Man, when Blizzard wants to get players out into the world, they get players out into the world ... or else. atanae: Meanwhile, four stalwart players who have no lives are killing boars ... shrikesnest: Yes, WoW got hacked, and that sucks. I wish it didn't happen. But I can a...

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Mists of Pandaria was released on the 25th, and everything about September is just an embarrassment of riches. Once again, opinions and editorials suffered a little bit as we turned our attention to other stuff, but this is easily among the most action-packed months I've ever had to summarize....

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bengeibe: As a fan of metal, I can't fathom what could possibly be offputting about the imagery in this video. All I see is pure awesome. AleisterHyde: As not a fan of metal, my ears hurt. Another busy, busy month. June 2012 was equal parts restrospective work on what Cataclysm had broug...

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May saw Diablo 3's release on the 15th, the Avengers, a sudden exodus of staffers from their posts, and another avalanche of Mists of Pandaria beta news as the editors dragged people back with a slew of threats and bribes. The female pandaren dance was also revealed to be the Caramelldansen. A...

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Ellyndia: Whenever I need to do something that might be scary or a little intimidating, I take a deep breath, close my eyes, and say to myself: "Time's up, let's do this." I have gotten a job using this method. jazz.panther: My success with that method is only about 33.33% ... repeating o...

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Marthazon: World of Warcraft is sort of like the French Foreign Legion of games when it comes to age. As long as you can do your part, it's rare for someone to ask "How old are you?" For anyone out there who's new to the site, at the end of every year we run a retrospective series examining...

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