Lore

Patch 7.3 PTR: More spoiler heavy cutscenes explore Argus’ past and present Patch 7.3 is chockablock with content, including several huge lore bombs that show players things they’ve wanted to see in-game forever. Seriously, it’s almost unreal how much juicy lore content is contained within the patch. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of it. Warning: This post contains spoilers for Patch 7.3, and...

These spoiler-filled lore cutscenes show 7.3 may be the biggest story patch yet The folks at Wowhead have once again datamined up some pretty huge spoilers for patch 7.3. Please, be warned, clicking on those links or reading this article will lead to spoilers for the patch, though one of the videos linked here is a flashback to stuff we already knew happened. It’s still cool to see...




Do you pay attention to Diablo’s story? I’ve been playing my Seasonal Hero in Diablo 3, trying to get the Seasonal Journey down. I noticed that the two new zones they added in patch 2.6 included a bit of weird story in the Temple of the Firstborn. When you get to Vidian (the bounty I had was to kill him) there’s a...

Experience Warcraft lore in a bite-sized, TL;DR version WoW Lore TLDR offers a minimalist overview for the lore of World of Warcraft so that you can see the story at a glance and cover the important concepts. There are popups for key words or ideas to look a little further into each section. It’s basically like Spark Notes but for Warcraft. Remember Spark Notes?...

What WoW race would you like to see featured next? This is kind of a hard question to answer because we have so many races in World of Warcraft but it’s fairly safe to say that Legion deals a lot with Elven history, there’s an entire zone dedicated to Tauren lore, Stormheim is a fairly strong piece of Vrykul story… and so I got to...

Know Your Lore: The legacy of Chris Metzen Earlier this week, Chris Metzen announced his retirement from Blizzard. He’s worn a lot of hats over the last twenty-three years with the company. Out of all those hats, the one he wore best of all was the one that had him spinning and shaping stories for every franchise Blizzard Entertainment has. It might seem...




Breakfast Topic: Harbingers and you So, are you watching the Harbingers shorts? If not, go do that. Because man, they’re awesome.

Breakfast Topic: How should Overwatch evolve its lore? Since Overwatch doesn’t really have a story in the game, as such, I find myself wondering what the best approach to delivering the story of the setting should be. One thing that comes to mind is something Blizzard hasn’t ever done before — an official in-house designed and developed pen and paper RPG. Paper RPGs...



Warcraft movie prequel novel Durotan now available Are you on board the Warcraft movie hype train? Then you’ll want to read Durotan, the official prequel novel to the film. Written by Warcraft veteran Christie Golden (who’s also writing the movie’s official novelization), Durotan will show the fateful meeting between Durotan and Gul’dan that will send the Orcs to Azeroth — leading, of course, to war with the...

The Warrior’s Charge: Warriors and class lore in Legion Alphas are notorious for their changes. One minute, you get approached by a raven, the next, Danath Trollbane and/or Saurfang are asking you to go on a suicide mission with them. Mechanically, there haven’t been any huge changes for Warriors in the alpha since the last time I wrote about them, so I thought this...

Breakfast Topic: Your favorite part of the game My favorite parts of World of Warcraft have always been the stories. The quest chains that are more than “get ten bear claws” (from bears who, for the most part, do not actually seem to have claws), the dungeons and raids that tell you more about the people and places in Azeroth (so long as your...

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Vol. 1: Essential reading for lore buffs When World of Warcraft: Chronicle Vol. 1 was announced, you could say I was excited — a book that covers all of Azeroth’s history and fills in many of the blanks surrounding Azeroth’s creation and evolution? Sign me up. Both Matthew Rossi and myself have spent the last several years speculating and trying to fill...

Pandaren Monk
Zen Meditation: Where are the champions of Monk lore? In the lull before Legion, the class hasn’t undergone terrible many iterations. Frankly, we aren’t expecting to see more changes to the live game, and one can only write so many posts about how to use Tigereye Brew. So what should we be talking about while we wait for more Monk news from the alpha? I asked you...

Pandaren Monk
Know Your Lore: Monk Artifact lore in Legion The Monk class was born out of rebellion, pragmatism, and balance. The first Monks were Pandaren who sought to rebel against their cruel and tyrannical Mogu overlords, but while the Mogu were vicious and brutal they weren’t stupid. They’d forbidden their slaves to carry weapons at all. Therefore, the first Monks learned ways to fight...

Questing, endgame, and the unfolding of Legion’s story I’m one of those people who reads quest text. I don’t read it for its prose or anything, I just generally like to know why I’m doing something. I didn’t have the problem others have reported with Warlords of Draenor, in that I always knew why my character was there. I was there for two...

Must I?
Totem Talk: Why Doomhammer is an awful Enhancement Artifact So Legion is a thing, and we’re all going to be talking about that for a while, aren’t we? Until it gets released and beyond that, even. Kind of important.  And mixed in with all of that is the first piece of Enhancement-specific news that it feels we’ve gotten in half of forever — we’re...