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Blizzard Community Manager Nethaera has thrown down a gauntlet to writers everywhere. As she rightly says, we probably knew it was coming when the fan-fiction forums were first set up, but already, there's impetus to share your imagination with others. As Nethaera informs us, Christy Golden's War...

February 3rd 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Yes, you read that title right, folks. A day many WoW fans and roleplayers have doubtless longed for has arrived: Blizzard has launched an official forum for posting fanfiction. I can honestly say that this is a day I never thought I'd see, yet here we are, and there are already some stories posted...

January 23rd 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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With Ghostcrawler's departure from Blizzard Entertainment on the horizon, one of the burning questions in everyone's minds is "who will be his replacement?" Well, I personally have no idea, but no matter who it may be, player Lubricious has taken it upon himself to offer some advice for that fortun...

December 5th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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WoW players are full of questions about the game. Why are we going to raid X? Why is this character behaving this way? Why did you guys nerf my favorite spell? Where will we be going next expansion? When do I get my pony?* Over on the official WoW forums, Bashiok has announced that Blizzard is loo...

September 13th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Friday afternoon Community Manager Zarhym took to the official WoW forums to let us all know that Blizzard will be removing some of the lesser-used features they track on the official website. The reasoning behind the decision is that these particular features are laborious to maintain, their pages...

August 9th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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The WoW official forums are known as many things among fans and players, and some of those things are not-so-nice. However, they can also be an invaluable resource for both players and developers alike. I personally will forever be grateful to the very useful thread several years ago that taught...

April 12th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Over at the official forums Community Manager Nethaera has a bit of an unusual question for everyone: do you dream of electric sheep? Well, okay, it's not exactly that question. She wants to know what unusual or unique items you hoard, keep, or carry and the reason why. Do you hang onto Pamela Re...

March 21st 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Rarely are the forums heartwarming, but this forum thread not only delivers on the heartwarming aspect but it also gives us a reasonably detailed peek at what companies like Blizzard are looking at when they look for new designers. When forum poster Aaiya made a thread on behalf of his or her eig...

January 9th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Gnome warlock Shadowcog posted a fun thread on the World of Warcraft official community forums asking players to bring iconic items from other games into Azeroth. Shadowcog opened the discussion by citing the Magic Mirror from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, one of my favorite games of a...

January 12th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Blizzard debuted the new World of Warcraft community site a while back, and it's definitely a huge improvement over the old one, which was really outdated and rarely helpful. The new site has a built-in Armory, better forums, a fairly robust Game Guide, and even regular dev blogs to give some ins...

May 7th 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Blue poster Nethaera took some time earlier today to answer a few questions posted on the official forums regarding the chain of command between community managers (CMs), developers, and of course, everyone's favorite crustacean, Ghostcrawler (Greg Street, lead systems designer). While Nethaera cou...

February 5th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments