WoW Archivist

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WoW Archivist: Playable races With BlizzCon 2017 rapidly approaching, much of the buzz about this one is what the next WoW expansion will offer. As with every expansion, many leaks have sprung up on forums and social media.

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WoW Archivist: In defense of Cataclysm Seven years ago this fall Cataclysm struck WoW. With a patch called simply “The Shattering,” the Azeroth that we had leveled and reveled in since 2004 disappeared forever.

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WoW Archivist: Icecrown Citadel Was any raid in WoW ever anticipated as voraciously as Icecrown Citadel? Players had been eager to face the Lich King in person since the game was announced.

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WoW Archivist: Classic’s Paladin mount quests Legion has brought back many of the class-specific content ideas that Blizzard implemented into classic WoW. Back then, these ideas were never fully fleshed out — they were given to some classes and not others.

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WoW Archivist: Patch dungeons In many ways, Legion has been Blizzard’s most innovative expansion. World Quests and Artifacts have completely changed how we play WoW.

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WoW Archivist: The Black Temple Ten years ago this month, Blizzard added one of its largest and most memorable patches. Patch 2.1 gave us so much that only a massive amount of bullet points can do it justice.

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WoW Archivist: Ten years of flight Just over ten years ago, Burning Crusade ushered in a brand new way to experience World of Warcraft that for better or worse would change the game irrevocably: flying. Flight paths had been all the rage when the game first launched, believe it or not.

WoW Archivist: The allure of classic-era WoW Earlier this year, the team behind the extralegal classic-era realm “Nostalrius” announced that they would make their source code and tools available to the public. They said that they were disappointed by Blizzard’s response to the issue of legacy realms, so they felt compelled to act.

WoW Archivist: Gadgetzan Blizzard began teasing Hearthstone players about Gadgetzan this fall. First we got a billboard/postcard-ish image that read “Greetings from Gadgetzan.

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WoW Archivist: More Champions from early WoW Legion‘s class champions are a diverse bunch, from a lightspawn to a ghost and even a Vrykul mead-brewer. Some are brand new to the game’s story.

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WoW Archivist: Class Champions from early WoW Legion’s Class Halls offer a huge variety in Champions, from faerie dragons to titan watchers, a sludge belcher, a primate monarch, and even a giant talking, shambling rock. They span the entire history of the Warcraft universe, dating back to the RTS games of the 1990’s.

WoW Archivist: Classic’s world bosses Legion‘s demon invasions have given us the most world bosses the game has ever seen. Not since the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj opened up have we fought so many powerful enemies in the open world.

WoW Archivist: Systems patch controversies Six expansions, six system patches. Each and every one has seen its share of controversies.

WoW Archivist: Classic’s Naxxramas and the Scourge event As Blizzard reminded us last week, June 20 marked the 10th anniversary of patch 1.11, Shadow of the Necropolis — the release that gave us WoW‘s first incarnation of Naxxramas. Almost no one playing the game at the time set foot in there.

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WoW Archivist: Dalaran In classic WoW, players exploring the Alterac Mountains encountered a massive purple dome clearly made out of some kind of magical energy. It was one of the most startling sights to explorers of Azeroth back in 2005, and it remained an enigma for three years.

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WoW Archivist: C’Thun and the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj Tomorrow, every Hearthstone player who buys a pack of Whispers of the Old Gods will receive a free legendary: C’Thun. C’Thun is one of Azeroth’s four Old Gods, terrifying ancient beings from the Void who seek to twist and dominate all life on Azeroth.