News and Guides for World of Warcraft

Patch 9.1 Hotfixes: July 27th Patch 9.1 Hotfixes: July 27th Her come Tuesday's hotfixes, featuring a brand new and infinite use for Anima, as it can be traded for Korthite Crystals and tradeskill goods! World of Warcraft WoW Today at 22:41 by Starym
Blizzard Offers Paid Time Off for Wednesdays Walkout Protest Blizzard Offers Paid Time Off for Wednesday's Walkout Protest Blizzard will be offering paid time off during the walkout protest on Wednesday, July 28th. This comes from Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, a veteran games journalist with many sources in the industry, who has been covering the Activision Blizzard lawsuit since it was first reported. Blizzard Blizzard Today at 22:32 by Starym
A Message From the World of Warcraft Team A Message From the World of Warcraft Team The WoW team has now posted an official message regarding the recent situation and lawsuit: World of Warcraft WoW Today at 21:03 by Staff
Activision Blizzard Employee Walkout Protest on Wednesday, July 28th Activision Blizzard Employee Walkout Protest on Wednesday, July 28th Many Activision Blizzard employees have decided to stage a walkout protest in response to the statements made by the company's legal counsel and the latter internal statement by Frances Townsend. The walkout is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday July 28th, and follows an open letter responding to the above statements, which has now been signed by over 2500 employees, and aims to get Activision Blizzard executives to work with the staff on improving working conditions: Blizzard Blizzard 5 comments Today at 20:20 by Starym
World of Warcraft Streamers/Content Creators Talk About the Lawsuit World of Warcraft Streamers/Content Creators Talk About the Lawsuit Today, we are looking at what streamers/content creators have to say about the ongoing lawsuit. World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Today at 19:04 by Stan
By Our Hand Cinematic Revealed on Live Servers By Our Hand Cinematic Revealed on Live Servers A new cinematic appeared on live servers this week. Check it out! World of Warcraft WoW 8 comments Today at 17:26 by Staff
World of Warcraft Class Changes: July 27th World of Warcraft Class Changes: July 27th A handful of class changes (mainly PvP) are hitting live servers after the weekly maintenance in each region. World of Warcraft WoW Today at 17:12 by Staff
Race to World First Guild Finances and Stream Viewership Numbers Race to World First Guild Finances and Stream Viewership Numbers Here's some more very interesting insight into the Sanctum Race to World First, as some of the top guilds shared their financial/gold situation before and during the race, and we also have a very interesting report on the various streams' viewership during the race! World of Warcraft WoW 5 comments Today at 07:42 by Starym
Patch 9.1 and Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes: July 26th Patch 9.1 and Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes: July 26th Here come the week's first hotfixes for 9.1 and BCC. We have changes to the Arena points formula in Classic, some PvP and PvE tuning for 3 classes in retail, in addition to the Necrotic Wake weapons getting tweaked and more. World of Warcraft WoW Today at 01:41 by Starym
Critical Open Letter Signed by over 1000 Current and Former Activision Blizzard Employees Critical Open Letter Signed by over 1000 Current and Former Activision Blizzard Employees An open letter criticizing the company's responses and statements in relation to the lawsuit has been sent to several publications, including Bloomberg (who initially reported on the lawsuit) and Polygon, signed by over 1000 current and former Activision Blizzard employees.  Blizzard Blizzard 18 comments Yesterday at 20:59 by Starym
Lawyer Reviews of the Activision Blizzard Lawsuit (Videos) Lawyer Reviews of the Activision Blizzard Lawsuit (Videos) We have two videos going into the details of the actual lawsuit aimed at Activision Blizzard, from how the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing works, opinions on the suit's outcomes, what exactly the details mean and a lot more. Blizzard Blizzard 6 comments Yesterday at 19:10 by Starym
Sanctum of Domination Mythic and Heroic DPS Log Rankings: Week 2 Sanctum of Domination Mythic and Heroic DPS Log Rankings: Week 2 We're back for week two of Sanctum Mythic, with many more guilds having downed a LOT more bosses (but still very few in the second part of the raid - only 60ish guilds actually got past Painsmith so far) and so we're going to take a look at both Mythic and Heroic again this week, still focusing primarily on Heroic. World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 18:02 by Starym
Overlords of Outland (Burning Crusade Classic Phase 2) Hitting PTR Soon Overlords of Outland (Burning Crusade Classic Phase 2) Hitting PTR Soon Holly Longdale,  The Lead Producer on WoW Classic, joined Venruki on the last day of the WoW Classic Arena Tournament and revealed that Phase 2 will be hitting Public Test Realms soon. TBC Classic TBC Classic Yesterday at 10:26 by Staff
Echo Co-CEO and Complexity-Limit GM Talk About the Sanctum of Domination Race Echo Co-CEO and Complexity-Limit GM Talk About the Sanctum of Domination Race We have a really cool one to check out today, as two of not only the best players in the world talk about pretty much everything that happened during the Sanctum Race to World first! World of Warcraft WoW Yesterday at 07:07 by Starym
Ben Brode Talks About a Harrasment Situation, Reports and Firings and More Ben Brode Talks About a Harrasment Situation, Reports and Firings and More We now have former Hearthstone Game Director and one of its chief architects, Ben Brode, speaking out in relation to the accusations of the Activision Blizzard lawsuit. He talks about a situation where a colleague confided in him about a harassment situation, as well as mentions several firings that resulted from his own reports to HR and about whether a toxic work environment was why he left the company. Blizzard Blizzard 1 comment Yesterday at 03:34 by Starym
Triple Sylvanas Bow Drop + Players Getting Heroic Upgrade Tokens After Hotfix Triple Sylvanas Bow Drop + Players Getting Heroic Upgrade Tokens After Hotfix Here's some Rae'shalare, Death's Whisper, aka the Sylvanas bow-related news, as players have been receiving Heroic upgrade tokens after having it drop with a lower item level prior to the hotfix, as well a look at a very lucky guild. World of Warcraft WoW Jul 25, 2021 at 20:51 by Starym
Last Man Standing Secures World Top 10, US Top 3 Sylvanas Defeat! Last Man Standing Secures World Top 10, US Top 3 Sylvanas Defeat! We've seen some crazy low boss wipes and kills, but very few on this high a level, as Club Camel have downed Sylvanas Windrunner in the Sanctum of Domination Mythic and finished the Race to World First in overall 8th place and US 3rd... with only 1 player alive! Shmeezi basically soloed the final 0.1% or so and spared the guild possibly quite a few more pulls. Congrats! World of Warcraft WoW 2 comments Jul 25, 2021 at 19:32 by Starym
Player Reaches Level 56 Without Leaving Exiles Reach Player Reaches Level 56 Without Leaving Exile's Reach Chica has reached level 56 without leaving Exile's Reach. World of Warcraft WoW 8 comments Jul 25, 2021 at 15:45 by Stan
Production on World of Warcraft Impacted by Ongoing Lawsuit Production on World of Warcraft Impacted by Ongoing Lawsuit According to Jeff Hamilton, Senior System Designer on Warcraft, there's almost no work being done on World of Warcraft right now.   World of Warcraft WoW 25 comments Jul 25, 2021 at 15:10 by Stan
Army of 300 NPCs Destroy the Horde Army of 300 NPCs Destroy the Horde Rextroy has gathered a massive army of 300 mobs and unleashed it upon the Horde! World of Warcraft WoW 3 comments Jul 25, 2021 at 13:34 by Stan
Josh Lore Allen About Mike Morhaimes Response and the Lawsuit Josh "Lore" Allen About Mike Morhaime's Response and the Lawsuit Josh Allen aka Lore, who handles streamer and content creator relations for World of Warcraft, also had some things to say about Mike Morhaime's response to the recent accusations and lawsuit. World of Warcraft WoW 9 comments Jul 25, 2021 at 12:33 by Stan
Blizzard Staff Respond to Lawsuit and Internal Mails Blizzard Staff Respond to Lawsuit and Internal Mails We've seen the statements from both current and former Blizzard higher-ups, as well as Activision Blizzard's Corporate Affairs Vice President, so now it's time to see what the reactions were from some of the staff working at Blizzard. Blizzard Blizzard 3 comments Jul 25, 2021 at 07:58 by Starym
Updated: (Comments on Afrasiabi) Chris Metzens Response to the Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Updated: (Comments on Afrasiabi) Chris Metzen's Response to the Activision Blizzard Lawsuit We have an update on Chris Metzen's remarks in relation to the lawsuit, as he tweeted out some comments on his time with Alex Afrasiabi (who was specifically named in some claims in the lawsuit). Blizzard Blizzard 11 comments Jul 24, 2021 at 23:57 by Starym
Teldrassil Vengeance Eye for an Eye Machinima Teldrassil Vengeance "Eye for an Eye" Machinima To take our minds off the news that's been in focus for a few days now, just for a second, here's a very cool machinima by Pivotal and MasterVertex. If the names sound familiar, it's because they are part of the team that brought us the incredible "Judgement" machinima recently. World of Warcraft WoW Jul 24, 2021 at 20:26 by Starym
Old BlizzCon Video and Ghostcrawlers Apology for It Old BlizzCon Video and Ghostcrawler's Apology for It We have another old Blizzard employee joining in on the commentary surrounding the Activision Blizzard lawsuit, as former Lead Systems Designer Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street offered his thoughts on the matter. World of Warcraft WoW 7 comments Jul 24, 2021 at 19:26 by Starym
Community Reactions to Activision Blizzard Lawsuit: Protests, Charity, NPC Despawning Community Reactions to Activision Blizzard Lawsuit: Protests, Charity, NPC Despawning The recent Activision Blizzard lawsuit is having effects in World of Warcraft as well, with many players staging various kinds of protests, including sit-ins in Oribos while raising money for charity, and checking up on a disappearing NPC. World of Warcraft WoW 25 comments Jul 24, 2021 at 07:12 by Starym
Mike Morhaime, Former Blizzard CEO, Responds to the Lawsuit Allegations Mike Morhaime, Former Blizzard CEO, Responds to the Lawsuit Allegations We now have a response on the subject of the sexual harrassment and discrimination lawsuit filed against Activision Blizzard from the former CEO and co-founder of Blizzard, Mike Morhaime, as well. The investigation itself hadn't started by the time he left the company, but some of the allegations in it came during his tenure as CEO.  Blizzard Blizzard 14 comments Jul 24, 2021 at 05:22 by Starym
Patch 9.1 Hotfixes: July 23rd Patch 9.1 Hotfixes: July 23rd A bigger batch for the end of the week, focusing on Mythic+ dungeon changes, with some Torghast and minor class and item tweaks as well, with the Paragon reputation from the Archivist's Codex now working properly. World of Warcraft WoW Jul 23, 2021 at 22:23 by Starym
A Different Kind of Letter from Activision Blizzard Executive Fran Townsend A Different Kind of Letter from Activision Blizzard Executive Fran Townsend Activision Blizzard executive vice president for corporate affairs Fran Townsend who joined Activision in March sent out a different kind of e-mail that has some Blizzard employees fuming, according to Jason Schreier. Blizzard Blizzard Jul 23, 2021 at 19:08 by Stan
J. Allen Bracks Internal Email to Blizzard Employees J. Allen Brack's Internal Email to Blizzard Employees Blizzard President J. Allen Brack sent an internal email to Blizzard employees, addressing the allegations from this week's lawsuit. World of Warcraft WoW Jul 23, 2021 at 16:06 by Stan
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