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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 2004, I bought a brown box with some discs inside it. On the cover was a close-up of a woman with crazy purple eyebrows...

January 16th 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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About the Bloggers introduces you to the people behind WoW Insider. You can find articles on more of our staffers in earlier About the Bloggers profiles. What do you do for WoW Insider? I contribute the WoW Archivist features and other articles. Recently I interviewed several Blizzard developer...

May 10th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Creative Director Alex Afrasiabi loves to tweet out his old notes, and this morning has seen another two instalments from his journals of Warcraft past. This time, we saw Rhok'delar's design laid out in messy scrawls over two pages, personally the "turn in to third dude" made me chuckle. The inter...

February 26th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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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? Based on your comments from part 1, I feel the need to explain my criteria so that people can debate these choices with th...

July 9th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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For hunters in vanilla WoW, it was the pinnacle of weapons -- a bow with incredibly powerful stats. But Rhok'delar wasn't without its issues, mainly concerning the ability to change the bow into a staff but not being able to use both staff and bow at the same time. This was eventually changed so...

May 19th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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So last week, the first rogue in my guild got the Fangs of the Father set, and I started working on my set. Right now, I'm about a third of the way to stage two, and then I'll have stage three to contend with. Though there are fewer pieces to collect for the daggers, unlike the items for Dragon...

February 10th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Sit a spell, sonnies and lassies. In my day, we didn't have your fancy dungeon finders and PvP leveling. We had quests! And we did 'em. Class-specific ones. I had to run around Stranglethorn Vale collecting tusks from trolls! Both ways! You whippersnappers won't be able to do that in Cataclysm, no...

October 21st 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Scattered Shots, written by Frostheim of Warcraft Hunters Union and the Hunting Party Podcast. Each week Frostheim uses logic and science mixed with a few mugs of Dwarven Stout to look deep into the Hunter class. Once upon a time, back before you could get showered in epics within a...

March 29th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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I am hugely, massively, ridiculously excited about the new level 80 Onyxia raid. Completely, dementedly gleeful. But one small thing does nag at the back of my head: what happens to Quel'Serrar? Will Warriors and Paladins still be able to obtain it? And what about the Mature Black Dragon Sinew? Wil...

August 14th 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments