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One of the aspects that I like about MMOs is the sense of accomplishment when it comes to achieving specific goals. Maybe they're my goals or maybe they're goals set by the game, but checking things off a list and knowing that I've made progress is satisfying. That's why I often look at real worl...

April 21st 2013 at 8:00am 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. I have no idea what's being said in this song, but it sure sounds neat. evoxpisces asked: I was fooling around with the pe...

July 23rd 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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I'll just come out and say it: The month or so right before the launch of a highly anticipated MMO is simultaneously ecstasy and agony, full of love and loathing. The waiting sucks, but the anticipation is delicious. The enthusiasm from the community is electric, but the heated emotions can be toxi...

February 16th 2011 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Anne talked recently about all the bits and pieces that tend to accumulate in a packrat's bank vault, and I'm one of the guilty parties. I'm a hardcore collector of feral staves, tier sets, tabards, and assorted items that I just can't bring myself to delete (Seal of Ascension -- seriously, why do...

February 17th 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The new quest tracker was released as part of Thursday's PTR build. This is different than the one that they included last time they made an attempt in this area. Previously, they used various types of icons to tell you what type of quest was in that area. This time, they've gone with a simpler app...

November 6th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The latest developer diary at the Lord of the Rings Online site provides a detailed rundown of the fellowing and quest log improvements that will be included with Book 13. The quest log itself will be getting a face-lift, but the proposed changes aren't just skin-deep. One of the handy new features...

April 15th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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I stumbled across a new feature in patch 2.4 that I hadn't noticed in the PTR patch notes while snapping in and out of a nap on the horribly long flight that is Ironforge to Quel'Danas.You can apparently link quests and spells in select channels now. This doesn't work in General or custom channels(...

February 13th 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Everyone has New Year's resolutions, including MMO players. Here is a two-page list of resolutions we found on a particularly busy player whose list is in a particularly accessible format that any quest runner will understand.

December 31st 2007 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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It's no coincidence (just in case you thought it was) that when you first log into the game, the first thing you see is an NPC in front of you with a golden exclamation point above their head. Quests are a fundamental part of this game, not just in terms of lore and story, but also in character adva...

December 17th 2007 at 7:30pm 0 Comments