Warcraft

Are we getting remasters of Warcraft 3 and Diablo 2? Blizzard is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to, and I’m quoting here, “restore [Starcraft, Warcraft III and Diablo 2] to glory.” This is in line with a similar job posting from 2015, and Blizzard has been talking about restoring these games in the same basic language for years. We haven’t heard much about what they...

Know Your Lore: Demons and the Fel Where Light and Void clash, chaos is born: the chaos of the Twisting Nether, birthplace of the Fel. This magic was literally birthed by annihilation when Light and Shadow came into terrible contact with one another. Fel magic is of entropy, of destruction, of the utter destruction of that which makes life possible. Void magic...




Know Your Lore: The Life and Death of Natalie Seline She died in her sleep. That incongruous fact should not be taken to mean she died peacefully or of natural causes. No, Natalie Seline’s death came at the hands of those who she had led in life: people of faith, Priests who once served the Holy Light and sought to defeat the Orcish Horde. Yet...

Has Hearthstone become Warcraft 4? It was around the time that Mean Streets of Gadgetzan came out that I really started wondering if the best Warcraft lore is coming from Hearthstone nowadays. The idea of Gadgetzan rebuilt as a smuggler’s paradise, a grim and grimy noir metropolis in the middle of the Tanaris desert definitely appeals to me — sort...

pet battle team
Redditor levels from 1-110 only through pet battling Reddit user Kruithne reached a landmark goal recently. A kindred spirit to tamers everywhere, Kruithne leveled from 1-110 only by pet battling. No quests, no combat, nothing but the thrill of watching teeny little companions rip each other to shreds. Repeatedly. For hours on end. The big question: how long does it take? Kruithne reports...

Know Your Lore: From Barathen to Llane Wrynn The Wrynn family has ruled Stormwind for years. (Indeed, they may have ruled it continuously since it was founded, but we don’t know for certain.) During that time, Stormwind found itself isolated and alone against hostile forces, and the other kingdoms of Humanity offered little if any help to their southern kin. So Stormwind and...




Know Your Lore: The Wrynn Dynasty and the Foundation of Stormwind The history of the Kingdom of Stormwind is that of migration. The fall of the original Kingdom of Arathor into the nations that succeeded it — Lordaeron, Kul Tiras, Dalaran, Gilneas, Alterac and Stromgarde — led to the displacement of the original Arathi bloodline, the descendants of King Thoradin himself. Rather than accept the rulership...

Know Your Lore: Highborne, High Elves and their history They are a vanishing people. Once they ruled much of the northern Eastern Kingdoms from their seat of power, the ancient and glorious city of Silvermoon, in the heart of Quel’Thalas. But then came Arthas and his armies of undead, the Scourge he wielded to flay the forest bare and leave a miles long scar...



A brief history of Valeera Sanguinar With her introduction in Heroes of the Storm, Valeera Sanguinar has now appeared in three Blizzard games: World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and now Heroes. What you may not know about the Blood Elf Rogue is that she’s got a long history — her first lore appearance was in World of Warcraft: The Comic Book issue...

Know Your Lore: Why Warcraft needs factions Some of us (okay, me) spend a lot of time decrying the effect of the Horde vs. Alliance factionalism in World of Warcraft. And as a player, there are quite a few negatives. If you were assembling a pros and cons list, cons would include that it divides friends and keeps them from playing together,...

Trauma in World of Warcraft This isn’t a defense of any character’s actions in WoW or the story of the Warcraft setting. Rather, it’s an examination of the haphazard way that traumatic experiences are shown to shape characters — some characters recover from experiences in a very short time while others never seem to, and still others are shown to...

Do we need a new Warcraft RTS? People talk about it from time to time, of course — after all, Warcraft was one of the titans of the RTS genre. The thing is, I don’t know if we need another one. The RTS spawned the MOBA and games like DOTA 2 and League of Legends have that space pretty well dominated (Blizzard’s...

Know Your Lore: What we don’t know yet about Legion We’re well into patch 7.1 and 7.1.5 will be coming soon, along with the Nighthold raid which will reveal the final fate of Illidan Stormrage. As of right now, though, all we have is a cinematic that is chock full of spoilers to go on and no idea what happens after that. I’m not going...

Know Your Lore: Illidan and the nature of sacrifice I’ve sacrificed everything. What have you given? The abrupt, angry question delivered by pretty much any Demon Hunter NPC you click on in game is admittedly harsh to hear. It’s also really easy to take offense to, particularly since Demon Hunters are the newest allies we have. But it’s a legitimate question when asked to...

Legion roleplay
Role Play: Legion roleplay and leveling Legion is right around the corner! For most players, it means a flurry of leveling through new content in a rush to get to max level. For roleplayers, it means leveling, yes, but also a veritable mountain of new roleplay opportunities. There will be new places to explore, new hangouts to discover, new plot lines to...

World of Warcraft Traveler release date and cover art revealed If you’ve been looking forward to World of Warcraft Traveler, you have less time to wait than we though. In a tweet earlier today, the official World of Warcraft account revealed both the cover art and release date for their upcoming young adult novel. We haven’t heard much about this anticipated partnership with Scholastic since the...