WoW Classic: The WoW Killer Has Finally Arrived

Do you hear the drums in the distance? Their beating will only get more frenetic. Oh, wait. Those aren’t war drums. They’re the heartbeat of every player salivating at the prospect of playing a piece of MMO history. WoW Classic is coming, and Blizzard’s mega-hit MMO will never be the same for it. It’s incredibly easy to underestimate what WoW Classic will bring. For those far outside the reaches of the game, it might seem nothing more than a cute trip down memory lane. Hell, it may even seem like a ploy to appease rabid fanbase by others. But while […]

Blizzard Has Butchered Battle for Azeroth

More than half a year into Battle for Azeroth, and we must call things for what they are: dead in the water. Sometimes, no matter how much we adore playing a game, we must be dreadfully honest regarding its faults.  And let us be frank: World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth is beginning to feel like a work that is suffering the weight of some incredibly poor design decisions. To say that there isn’t anything of value being offered by Battle for Azeroth would be grossly untrue and unnecessarily inflammatory. The expansion certainly has its fair share of worthwhile attractions – […]

The Grim Future of HoTS

Blizzard’s MOBA variant, Heroes of the Storm has likely heard its death knell in the not-too-far-off future. While Blizzard hasn’t officially shut the game down just yet, the future of the once-hyped MOBA is looking quite dim. Just this week, Blizzard issued a statement announcing that both the Heroes Global Championships and Heroes of the Dorm will not be renewed for a 2019 season. Now, if this seems a little too close to the wire for you, you’re probably right. To say that Blizzard was cavalier in the way that they went about notifying the playerbase would be almost as […]

WoW Classic – Is Going Back a Good Idea?

In a short amount of time, the gates of WoW Classic will be thrust upon the world, and we will bear witness to what is likely to simultaneously be one of the most illuminating, captivating, and painful moments ever to be experienced by the WoW Fanbase. Yes, it seems that Blizzard is truly biting the bullet and giving fans what they’ve been asking for: good ol’ vanilla. While we don’t know many of the specifics, the version of the game that Blizzard seem to be pitching is the last patch right before Burning Crusade launched back in the day. This […]

Azeroth is Bleedin’ – Badly

Over a month into the new WoW expansion and the dust and hype has finally settled. So, now that we’ve stormed the entrance of an ancient titan facility, helped two separate kingdoms deal with usurpers, and established yet another foothold in an unknown land – it’s time to take a wider look at what Battle for Azeroth has to offer to its player base. And truthfully? It’s a bit of a mixed bag. When the unwashed masses first stormed the shores of Zandalar and Kul Tiras, there was much enjoyment to go around – and with good reason. Hot on the heels of […]

RaiderIO: Assisting the World of Warcraft Elite

The race for world first. The battle has been ongoing for over 12 years, and won’t end until the popular MMORPG World of Warcraft shuts its doors. The players don’t compete for money, but for bragging rights, and the respect of the community. Thousands of players line up with their guilds when Blizzard releases new end-game content, with many taking time off from work or school to accommodate the gruelling schedule that accompanies the race. Top end guilds will often battle for 16+ hours a day in their quest to become a part of WoW history, and claim the title […]

Is it Time For World of Warcraft II?

Here we sit, at the cusp of a new World of Warcraft expansion. With over a decade of adventures shared with friends across the world, it’s time to ask: is there a limit to how far Blizzard’s golden stallion can run? We’ve been through a lot to get here. We’ve faced down Arthas, the Burning Legion, Deathwing, Garrosh Hellscream, and even traversed to an alternate timeline before going back to Battle for Azeroth. Let there be no doubts about it – the fact that World of Warcraft has endured as long as it has is a testament to Blizzard’s commitment […]