Do you still remember the first World of Warcraft character you've ever rolled?
It's not a secret that the launch for Warcraft 3 Reforged didn't go as smoothly as it could have.
One thing I have been hearing for literally years at this point is the idea that Warcraft, as a franchise, is tied to the concept of conflict, or outright war, between Orcs and Humans, or the Horde and the Alliance, and that this cycle is instrumental to the success of the franchise and must be retained as part of the setting's core.
The folks at Wowhead have a video comparing the original voice lines to the new ones, and it's subtle but definitely noticeable that in patch 9.1, Kael'thas Sunstrider is now being played by a new voice actor.
Hearthstone is just about to release their second expansion of 2020 with Scholomance Academy, which brings the trappings of higher learning -- or at least the North American, pop-culture version of higher learning -- into the silly card-based take on the Warcraft universe.
I keep thinking about how brilliant the swerve was in Warcraft 3 when it comes to the story of the Horde.
Warcraft 3: Reforged brings back long-lost demo missions showing Darkspear Islands, Sen’jin’s death, and underground volcano Murlocs
Warcraft 3: Reforged may not have launched without issue, but one of the genuinely enjoyable surprises it came with was the inclusion of three missions that players of the original Warcraft 3 would likely never have experienced.
A complete remaster of the original Warcraft 3 launches later today, so here's a primer on what you can expect when you begin playing at 3 p.m.
The Warcraft 3: Reforged team may miss their projected release date of "on or before December 31st 2019" but this afternoon's announcement of January 28th 2020 doesn't miss by much.
Blizzard games are often distinct from one another -- you're not going to confuse Hearthstone with StarCraft, for example -- but they are not conceived and executed in vacuum, and there is influence between each.