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  • Blog Post: World Of Warcraft Subscriptions Shoot Back Up Above 10 Million Thanks To Latest Expansion

    World of Warcraft subscriptions are higher than they’ve been since the beginning of 2012. Blizzard reports that the release of Warlords of Draenor has lifted the numbers by over 2.6 million, up from 7.4 million the end of the third quarter. Additionally, 3.3 million copies of the expansion have... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Apologizes For Rocky Warlords Of Draenor Launch With Compensation

    Blizzard’s latest World of Warcraft expansion is on the roster of rough launches this fall. Warlords of Draenor suffered debilitating server congestion and a distributed denial of service attack on its first day, causing headaches for players and the publisher. Executive producer J. Allen Brack... More
  • Blog Post: World Of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor Launch Woes Include DDoS Attack

    Yesterday, Blizzard launched its first World of Warcraft expansion since 2012's Mists of Pandaria. Unfortunately, the title is the latest to suffer from online problems, spurred in part by a distributed denial of service attack. Blizzard says that it began experiencing problems in Europe, the first... More
  • Blog Post: The Iron Horde Smashes Up A Taxi Cab In The Name Of World of Warcraft

    If you live in New York City you may have seen this in Times Square today. As people tried to go about their normal daily business it was hard not to notice the taxi cab with the giant battle axe embedded in it. "A human couldn't wield such an enormous weapon", they thought, "this... More
  • Blog Post: World Of Warcraft Subscriptions Jump 600,000 In Advance Of Warlords Of Draenor

    World of Warcraft subscription numbers have been fluctuating greatly over the past few years. The user base has been in steady decline since 2010, when it was at its peak of over 12 million subscribers . Third quarter 2014 has shown an increase of 600,000 after losing 800,000 in the period ending June... More
  • Blog Post: Tom Chilton Talks World Of Warcraft II And Warlords Of Draenor

    I sat down with World of Warcraft game director Tom Chilton at Gamescom 2014 to talk a bit about the upcoming Warlords of Draenor and the possibility of a World of Warcraft II. WoW turns ten this year, and despite regular expansion enhancements the game is feeling the strain of its long and successful... More
  • Blog Post: Next World Of Warcraft Expansion Hits November 13

    Today Blizzard announced that Warlords of Draenor, the next expansion for World of Warcraft, will be hitting on November 13. The reveal came during a live-streamed event hosted on the World of Warcraft site. The event also saw the premiere of the expansion's intro cinematic , a look at the first... More
  • Blog Post: World Of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor Gets Release Date Event

    Blizzard announced today that they will be live streaming the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Cinematic and Street-Date Reveal Event. Along with the premiere of the Warlords of Draenor cinematic and release date, the event will feature an interview with WoW designers Ion Hazzikosta and Brian Holinka... More
  • Blog Post: World Of Warcraft Subscribers Drop Slightly, Warlords Of Draenor Has Already Pre-Sold 1 Million Copies

    In today's Activision earnings call, Blizzard and Activision shared some subscriber numbers, which have dropped, but still are impressively high. Last time we checked in on World of Warcraft's subscriber numbers back in July, numbers had dropped from 8.3 million subscribers to 7.7 million subscribers... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Explains Selling Level 90 Character Boost

    When Blizzard announced the pre-order campaign for World of Warcraft expansion Warlords of Draenor , they revealed that players would be able to boost their character to level 90. Furthermore, additional level 90 boosts would be for sale. Now a developer from the studio has explained the move. Speaking... More
  • Blog Post: Pre-Purchase Warlords of Draenor, Get A Level 90 Immediately

    It’s been known for a while that the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, would give new and returning players a chance to start on even ground with a free level 90 character boost. However, Blizzard recently announced that this boost will be applied as soon as a player pre... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Will Warlords Of Draenor Pull You Back Into World Of Warcraft?

    World of Warcraft continues to be one of the most successful MMORPGs to ever exist, but its subscription numbers are beginning to wane. If you left the game behind, is Draenor enough to bring you back? Last year, 1 million players ended their subscription , and earlier this year Blizzard revealed that... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Announces World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor Expansion

    World of Warcraft is expanding again. The next content update, Warlords of Draenor (hinted at in an earlier trademark filing ), will return the wildly popular MMO to its roots. According to senior vice president of story and franchise development Chris Metzen, the new expansion is designed to recapture... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Trademarks Warlords Of Draenor

    Blizzard has trademarked Warlords of Draenor for use in computer games and the like, but nobody is sure exactly what it's for. The USPTO has a listing for the product, and MMO Champion (who first reported on the matter) also notes that Blizzard previously registered www.warlordsofdraenor.com. Naturally... More
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