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On December 23, 2004, I rolled my first character in World of Warcraft. It seems almost impossible to imagine that this was a little over nine years ago, but I still remember the day clear as a bell. A friend told me where to make a character and what faction to use, and offered me a guild invite t...

January 3rd 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Mists of Pandaria had a lot of daily quests -- a lot. We're sure you could traverse Pandaria and do every possible daily in a single day if you really worked at it... but would you really want to? This late in the expansion, I imagine a lot of us are exhausted of the same old dailies... or are just...

December 28th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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All right, everyone, the time is nearly upon us. Final Fantasy XIV is about to unleash its first big patch. Please remain calm and take everything slowly. If necessary, painkillers may be consumed to reduce swelling. Anti-anxiety medications are not recommended. A friend of mine noted on Twitter t...

December 14th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Daily quests... love 'em or hate 'em, they're a reality of our gaming lives -- though, to much cheer, there will be less focus on dailies in Warlords. But with the thought of fewer dailies in our future, we have to look back on the dailies that were and wonder if we might actually miss them when th...

December 12th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Haven't you heard? Daily quests are going the way of the dodo. There will be no such thing in Warlords of Draenor. This topic came up in the first WoW Source, but we also heard about it at BlizzCon. Dailies were first introduced in The Burning Crusade, and historically they've usually had reputatio...

November 27th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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I can't promise to anyone that this column will not mostly be about housing. I'd like to, but I just can't make that promise. Yes, it's time to analyze Final Fantasy XIV's upcoming patch 2.1 with an eye toward something other than the various direct endgame changes. Truth be told, I think all of t...

November 16th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Alex Ziebart will be your host today. Time for an almost completely irrelevant history lesson, kids! EWOKinLA asked: I wonder how long it will take the playerba...

October 14th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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We're in the third week of patch 5.4 and the Timeless Isle is still buzzing, but the population does seem to have dropped somewhat. There's actual living mobs walking around for me to quickly finish the daily and I'm still working towards the achievement when I can, but I'm definitely not farming t...

September 27th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Players wandering the Timeless Isle have, doubtlessly by now, discovered that the place is absolutely crawling with treasure chests for the discerning traveler to hunt down, pry open, and loot. But one thing that has remained somewhat fuzzy to players is just how many of these treasure chests are...

September 19th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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I do a podcast from time to time about World of Warcraft, and as a result I tend to talk about the game, instead of just play it or even writing about it. One of the conversations I've had about the game that I've never really sat down and explored is this - Mists of Pandaria has seemed like a giga...

September 16th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Oh, daily quests. How we love... and sometimes... okay, maybe most of the time... hate you. While they're all fun the first time (or two), for many these repetitive quests become a monotonous grind that needs to be done to collect gear or items needed to advance. I find I have a low tolerance for d...

September 2nd 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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In case you hadn't heard, Gamescon is going on over in Germany, and Blizzard has a good chunk of representatives over there giving interviews, showing off Hearthstone, and talking about all kinds of stuff. If you're familiar with Blizzard interviews, one thing that becomes apparent over the years i...

August 23rd 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments