Post Thumbnail

Vanilla raiding was not mechanically more difficult than current raiding. In fact, in terms of encounter difficulty, raiding in World of Warcraft has never been as challenging to remember and execute as it is right now. Fights like Lei Shen, Twin Consorts, Iron Qon, and Durumu ask players to learn...

May 10th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

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. Oh, Mondays. Why must you follow Sundays? Can't you be more like Thursdays, coming before Fridays? Now that I've made mysel...

February 18th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The World of Warcraft is an expansive universe. You're playing the game, you're fighting the bosses, you know the how -- but do you know the why? Each week, Matthew Rossi and Anne Stickney make sure you Know Your Lore by covering the history of the story behind World of Warcraft. Vanilla WoW m...

December 16th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Care for a fancy hat? Wowhead found some new models from the patch 5.1 PTR server, including a stunning array of fancy chapeaus courtesy of the Darkmoon Faire. Each has its own bizarre style, and some even include animations like flickering lights or bobbles that sway in the breeze. Wowhead has...

October 27th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Just in case you haven't had your fill of pets, Lead Content Designer Cory Stockton dropped some news on Twitter and let us know that there will be more to find in patch 5.1. 12 new pets have been added to all four vanilla raids -- Molten Core, Blackwing Lair, Ahn'Qiraj, and Naxxramas. These pe...

October 23rd 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Wrath of the Lich King ended on kind of a sour note for me, largely because I didn't get to participate in my guild's one and only 25-man heroic Lich King kill before Cataclysm launched. Part of the rankle was for personal reasons, but part of it was also that for me, that kill would have ended...

April 23rd 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Sylvanas' dark rangers are bow-wielding marksmen, which you would think belong firmly in the hunter class. However, they aren't anything like a hunter at all -- in fact, all dark rangers in-game are currently wearing leather sets. If you take a look at Dark Ranger Vorel above, she's wearing the...

March 15th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Klepsakovic over at Troll Racials are Overpowered has a thought-provoking post asking how Blizzard's advancing raid model is affecting players and how they relate to each other. In particular, he zeroes in on a point that I think a lot of players sense but never really articulate: Not every playe...

January 30th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The WoW Archivist 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? In last week's Archivist, we looked at patch 1.11's April Fool's Day patch notes, but this week we're digging into t...

September 13th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The WoW Archivist 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? Today's Archivist topic would have been a grand one to save for the next April Fools' Day, but that's half a year aw...

September 6th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments