Yogg-Saron in blues: A sterling rebuttal to the idea that epics make the player.
Conclusions from the WoW.com faction transfer survey: We've heard (unofficially, of course) that our reader polls tend to be a fairly accurate gloss on numbers Blizzard sees internally, and we decided to ask readers if they'd used the new faction change service and (if so) what they'd done.
12 reasons why you don't want to play a priest: Matt Low turns a critical eye to his beloved class and admits -- not all is rosy.
WoW Moviewatch: Ulduar: Defiance: We'd really been impressed by the trailer, and Atraira delivered.
Drama Mamas: My GM is a succubus: Fascinating Drama Mamas about a GM unwittingly destroying her own guild, but guaranteed to enrage you if you're a female player who hates her attention-ho counterparts.
Additional instances can now be launched: One of the headaches plaguing Wrath has been overcrowded instance servers -- or, more accurately, Blizzard's efforts to keep them from being overcrowded by limiting the number of people who can occupy them at one time. By September, they'd completed a long, arduous process upgrading the servers to reduce the odds of the dreaded "Additional instances cannot be launched" message from appearing.
Why Blizzard should make authenticators mandatory on Battle.net accounts: A strong argument for more widespread use of authenticators, which would not only cut down on the stress experienced by Blizzard's customer support, but would also reap benefits for players (in addition to the near-immunity to account hacking) in the form of faster tickets. Waits for a Game Master these days number in the days-to-weeks, and it's almost entirely due to the number of compromised accounts.
WoW Moviewatch: How to win at PvP: Wowcrendor hits battlegrounds, Wintergrasp, and arena with hilarious results.
Ready Check: Onyxia: Rossi, an old hand at the original Onyxia, faces her later incarnation and returns to school readers on why standing in front of her is only for the quick or the dead.
WoW Moviewatch: Quest: Impossible: One of the most polished and well-made 2009 Moviewatch features.
The Queue: Trinket-palooza 2009: A lot of people had fun with this edition of the Queue, where we listed raid trinkets from the classic game that you might still get some use from at 80.
The Colosseum: A basic guide to the Arena rating system: The rating system for arena is a pain in the ass to navigate. Michael Gray walks you through it.
2009's drawing to a close, and we're wrapping up the most interesting articles we've published all year, one day at a time. Join us every day for the next twelve days with this year's best of WoW.com!