World of Warcraft News | PCGamesN

World of Warcraft News | PCGamesN

Blizzard have no plans on flying mounts in Warlords of Draenor, or beyond

Comments 3
Blizzard have no plans on flying mounts in Warlords of Draenor, or beyond

It’s always been expected that Blizzard would eventually patch in the ability to fly again in their latest expansion, Warlords of Draenor. But in a recent interview with Polygon, lead designer Ion Hazzikostas has gone on to say that not only does Blizzard not intend to put flying back in Warlords of Draenor, but any future expansion too.

"At this point, we feel that outdoor gameplay in World of Warcraft is ultimately better without flying," explained Hazzikostas. "We're not going to be reintroducing the ability to fly in Draenor, and that's kind of where we're at going forward."

Read and Comment

Leeroy Jenkins almost made it into the Warcraft movie

Comments 1
Leeroy Jenkins almost made it into the Warcraft movie

Ask anyone who their favourite Warcraft character is and there’s a typical collection who are likely to crop up. Orgrim Doomhammer is one, and we already know he’s in the Warcraft movie thanks to these great CGI images. But another name is very certainly Leeroy Jenkins. Perhaps not quite as lore friendly as purists demand, but a fan favourite none the less. 

It’s no surprise then that he almost made it into the movie.

Read and Comment

Take the best selfie in World of Warcraft and win a trip to Blizzcon

Comment
Take the best selfie in World of Warcraft and win a trip to Blizzcon

Blizzard are well known for jumping on the fun wagon and getting players to engage in friendly competitions, but these are often in the form of competitive tournaments. Their latest bit of fun is a little different: it’s all about making sure your selfie game is on point. 

The WoW Selfie Scavenger Hunt requires you to pout for the camera in a variety of spots each week, and the grand winners will bag themselves a trip to Blizzcon this November. 

Read and Comment

Spotlight
?

Our Spotlight units plug content our journalists have made, that our advertisers want to promote. Sometimes the promotion is paid for, but the content they go to is always independent with no client oversight or approval.

World of Warcraft's three million missing players will come back, says lead game designer

Comments 5
World of Warcraft's three million missing players will come back, says lead game designer

World of Warcraft's subscriber base has taken a thoroughly reported hit over the past couple months, having spiked around the release of the most recent Warlords of Draenor expansion before falling again sharply.

In the space of a month, over three million subscribers seemed to have evaporated into thin air. That still leaves Blizzard with around seven million players, which is more people than you could ever sit down and name, but it's an unprecedented tumble for the record-breaking MMO.

Lead game designer Ion Hazzikostas reckons the dip is cyclical however, and that those players will be coming back aaaany day now.

Read and Comment

Blizzard clean up World of Warcraft bots with more than 100,000 six-month bans

Comments 1
Blizzard clean up World of Warcraft bots with more than 100,000 six-month bans

Blizzard have laid down the law in their biggest MMO, World of Warcraft, by issuing more than 100,000 six-month bans to players found to be botting. It appears that players that used the notorious “Honorbuddy" bot to mindless farm honor in PVP have been hit hardest, resulting in a storm of begging on the game’s official forums. But Blizzard are having none of it.

“Cheating of any form will not be tolerated." stated Blizzard. “We’re committed to providing an equal and fair playing field for everyone in World of Warcraft, and will continue to take action against those found in violation of our Terms of Use."

Read and Comment

World of Warcraft drops down to 7.1 million subscribers

Comments 2
World of Warcraft drops down to 7.1 million subscribers

Activision’s latest earnings call has revealed that Blizzard’s mammoth MMO, World of Warcraft, has lost just over 3 million subscribers since last quarter, when their latest expansion, Warlords of Draenor was launched. Nevertheless, Activision “expected" this “consistent" decline, and still remain happy that the game is still the “No. 1 subscription-based MMO in the world."

Read and Comment

Blizzard incentivises revisiting old dungeons with Timewalking

Comment
Blizzard incentivises revisiting old dungeons with Timewalking

World of Warcraft patch 6.2 is now live in the Public Test Realm. Blizzard revealed the 6.2 PTR patch notes yesterday, but kept one new feature under their hats until now: Timewalking. 6.2 introduces seven weekend events, and two of those events will be Timewalking weekends, where you’ll be able to venture into old-school dungeons with a new difficulty. 

Read and Comment

WoW Tokens have already shed almost a quarter of their value

Comments 9
WoW Tokens have already shed almost a quarter of their value

It’s only taken a single day for Blizzard’s WoW Tokens, which can be redeemed for World of Warcraft game time, to dip in value. WoW Tokens can be purchased for $20 or 30,000 in-game gold. The latter of the two prices can change with the in-game market, however, and it has. You can now buy WoW tokens for almost 25 percent off their original price. 

Read and Comment

WoW Tokens go live tomorrow in the Americas and Australia / New Zealand

Comments 3
WoW Tokens go live tomorrow in the Americas and Australia / New Zealand

The WoW token, which functions a lot like EVE’s PLEX, goes live tomorrow in the Americas and Australia / New Zealand. The token will sell for $20 USD / $25 AUD, and it’s starting price in-game will be 30,000 gold, though that will fluctuate with supply and demand.

It’s going to be a big change for the economy of World of Warcraft, and one that will likely make a lot of elite players very happy.

Read and Comment

World of Warcraft’s WoW Token will release soon, prices will flux depending on market forces

Comments 2
World of Warcraft’s WoW Token will release soon, prices will flux depending on market forces

Blizzard recently announced the WoW Token; a tradable in-game item that can be redeemed for 30 days worth of game time. It essentially allows players to pay for their WoW subscription using gold made in-game, much like the PLEX system in EVE Online. 

WoW Tokens are due to make their way into the game very soon, and Blizzard have started to detail how they will work. 

Read and Comment

Blizzard introduce "WoW Token", which is like EVE's PLEX for World of Warcraft

Comments 4
Blizzard introduce "WoW Token", which is like EVE's PLEX for World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft players will soon be able to spend real money on an in-game item, the “WoW Token", that can be redeemed for thirty days of game time or sold to another player for in-game gold. It’s highly reminiscent of EVE’s PLEX, which effectively allows the game’s most proficient and wealthy players to use their gold to pay for their subscriptions.

 

Read and Comment

Join World of Warcraft player "Doubleagent" as he dings level 100 as a neutral Pandaren

Comments 13
Join World of Warcraft player "Doubleagent" as he dings level 100 as a neutral Pandaren

Somewhere, in the lands of Azeroth, a neutral Pandaren is on the cusp of hitting a world first milestone. World of Warcraft player, Doubleagent, is a mere couple days away from hitting level 100 on his factionless Pandaren character; achieved entirely through the picking of herbs.

For this achievement, he’s invited everyone and anyone to come and join him via an “Open Raid", on Tuesday, March 3rd. “The plan is to have a little tour of the isle before turning 100 next to one of the nodes, just to be a little reminiscent of the Level 90 event." said Doubleagent.

Read and Comment

World of Warcraft patch 6.1 is out today; here's all the best bits

Comments 1
World of Warcraft patch 6.1 is out today; here's all the best bits

It’s patch day today inside Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, and with it a flurry of new goodies. Patch 6.1 introduces some juicy and long awaited features such as the new Blood Elf models, Heirloom collection tab, Twitter integration and some major improvements to how Garrisons function.

We’ve compiled a list of the best and biggest additions below, so take a look for a head start before you dive into the game.

Read and Comment

World of Warcraft will provide colour blind options in next update

Comments 1
World of Warcraft will provide colour blind options in next update

As anyone with colour blindness will tell you, trying to read a game’s HUD and interface can be an absolute nightmare. Developers frequently forget that for many people certain colours are impossible to distinguish, which is problematic when colour is used to show information like friendly or enemy players, or how rare and item is. 

World of Warcraft relies quite heavily on colour to inform, so it’s about time that it had options for people with colour vision issues. Thankfully they’re coming in the next patch. 

Read and Comment

World of Warcraft graphics update coming in 6.1 patch

Comments 3
World of Warcraft graphics update coming in 6.1 patch

Blizzard’s been working on making the positively ancient World of Warcraft look better for its next patch, 6.1. The update will bring back anti-aliasing of the MSAA and SSAA variety and textures will all look considerably more detailed thanks to Nvidia’s HBAO+.

If none of that made sense then, suffice to say, a wizard did it.

Read and Comment

Pages

Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
The Witcher 3 review in progress

The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 review in progress

Blockstorm hands on: dig a trench as Walter White for the first time in an FPS

Blockstorm

Blockstorm hands on: dig a trench as Walter White for the first time in an FPS

Drive Any Track hands on: splice your music collection with Wipeout

Drive Any Track

Drive Any Track hands on: splice your music collection with Wipeout

Nvidia Showcase: Ten tips for making stunning GTA V videos

Nvidia Showcase

Nvidia Showcase: Ten tips for making stunning GTA V videos

Blade & Soul hands on: how NCSoft are bringing Wushu West

Blade & Soul

Blade & Soul hands on: how NCSoft are bringing Wushu West

The best Heroes of the Storm heroes for beginners

Heroes of the Storm

The best Heroes of the Storm heroes for beginners

Project CARS PC review

Project CARS

Project CARS PC review

Topic of the Week: Do you want reviews in progress?

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: Do you want reviews in progress?

Making it in Unreal: facing teenage demons with rage and fear in Red Goddess

Red Goddess

Making it in Unreal: facing teenage demons with rage and fear in Red Goddess

Hands on with the first pornography for the Oculus Rift (NSFW)

Oculus Rift

Hands on with the first pornography for the Oculus Rift (NSFW)

Fair play to Nick Allen: the SKT-Fnatic bug, and the ambiguities of pro League of Legends

League of Legends

Fair play to Nick Allen: the SKT-Fnatic bug, and the ambiguities of pro League of Legends

Why on earth is half the planet playing Clicker Heroes?

Clicker Heroes

Why on earth is half the planet playing Clicker Heroes?

Star Wars: The Old Republic is actually pretty good now, as long as you subscribe

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic is actually pretty good now, as long as you subscribe

Introducing The Bard's Tale IV: the sequel Wasteland 2's creators always wanted to make

The Bard's Tale IV

Introducing The Bard's Tale IV: the sequel Wasteland 2's creators always wanted to make

Weekend Deal Dump: Free fights!

Weekend Deal Dump

Weekend Deal Dump: Free fights!

Galactic Civilizations 3 review

Galactic Civilizations® III

Galactic Civilizations 3 review

Kerbal Space Program review

Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program review

The best Grand Theft Auto V mods

Grand Theft Auto V

The best Grand Theft Auto V mods

We’ve got an armoury full of keys for Warface guns, and we’re giving them away to you

Warface

We’ve got an armoury full of keys for Warface guns, and we’re giving them away to you

The best Cities: Skylines mods

Cities: Skylines

The best Cities: Skylines mods

The 17 Best Indie Games on PC

List

The 17 Best Indie Games on PC

Topic of the Week: What do you want from Assassin's Creed: Syndicate?

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: What do you want from Assassin's Creed: Syndicate?

SK Telecom yield League of Legends MSI title to China's EDG as Faker falls short

League of Legends

SK Telecom yield League of Legends MSI title to China's EDG as Faker falls short

Making it in Unreal: meet the Mysty-eyed Starry Expanse team rebuilding Riven in 3D

Riven: The Sequel to MYST

Making it in Unreal: meet the Mysty-eyed Starry Expanse team rebuilding Riven in 3D

Weekend Deal Dump: Witchers, soldiers and vampire ghost knights

Weekend Deal Dump

Weekend Deal Dump: Witchers, soldiers and vampire ghost knights

Building Galactic Civilizations 3 inside the

Galactic Civilizations® III

Building Galactic Civilizations 3 inside the "stressful" world of Early Access

The studio behind Space Engineers are working on self-improving AI that may one day outstrip humanity

Space Engineers

The studio behind Space Engineers are working on self-improving AI that may one day outstrip humanity

Hands on with Block N Load, also one of our writers died

Block N Load

Hands on with Block N Load, also one of our writers died

Why Blizzard won't change those Hearthstone cards you hate

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Why Blizzard won't change those Hearthstone cards you hate

The 22 best strategy games on PC

Civilization 5

The 22 best strategy games on PC

[CLOSED] We're giving away 25 Space Colony Steam keys

Space Colony: Steam Edition

[CLOSED] We're giving away 25 Space Colony Steam keys

No regrets: inside the spectacular rise and fall of Space Hulk devs Full Control

Space Hulk

No regrets: inside the spectacular rise and fall of Space Hulk devs Full Control

Hearthstone is outgrowing World of Warcraft, and Blizzard are fine with that

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone is outgrowing World of Warcraft, and Blizzard are fine with that

WWE 2K15 career mode: The trials of Baby-Faced Babyman

WWE 2K15

WWE 2K15 career mode: The trials of Baby-Faced Babyman

The best PC games of 2015 and 2014

The best PC games of 2015 and 2014

How EL Gaming turned the World of Tanks grand finals into a knife fight

World of Tanks

How EL Gaming turned the World of Tanks grand finals into a knife fight

Getting from The Neverhood to Armikrog

Armikrog

Getting from The Neverhood to Armikrog

Order of Battle: Pacific review

Order of Battle: Pacific

Order of Battle: Pacific review

Topic of the Week: Do you care about achievements?

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week: Do you care about achievements?

Making it in Unreal: Pangaea New World is a post-apocalyptic MMOFPS about loneliness

Pangaea New World

Making it in Unreal: Pangaea New World is a post-apocalyptic MMOFPS about loneliness