Blizzard Explains the Entire History of World of Warcraft | WIRED

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  • Published on:  Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Blizzard's Ion Hazzikostas, Patrick Magruder and Jimmy Lo tell the entire history of World of Warcraft. From the game's launch date, until it's newest expansion (Battle for Azeroth), Blizzard chronicles every aspect of the legendary MMO's journey.

    Ion Hazzikostas - Game Director, World of Warcraft
    Patrick Magruder - Lead Gameplay Engineer, World of Warcraft
    Jimmy Lo - Visual Development Supervisor, World of Warcraft

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  • Paul Sherrard

     (Jul 1, 2018)

    Did I just watch a 50 minute long infomercial for a WoW expansion?? Yes I did.

  • bob

     (Dec 12, 2018)


  • gskema

     (Jul 14, 2018)

    I thought this was entire lore explained :(

  • suchalameo

     (6 days ago)

    You just saved me 50mins, thanks

  • NWO Suppen Kaschper

     (Dec 20, 2018)

    The entire Lore in one hour? Dude thats too short

  • Jon Irenicus

     (Jul 2, 2018)

    "World of Warcraft is a game designed to play with your friends." Jokes on you, I don't have any friends.

  • Garlicjr Made

     (Jul 3, 2018)

    history of wow by bullet point,<>Everquest<>Leeroy Jenkins Video<>South Park episode<>Illidan<>lich king<>the end

  • HarvestrX

     (3 days ago)

    So you stopped playing back when WoTLK was the latest expansion?

  • Francis SsjG Gohan

     (Jan 10, 2019)

    <> the end, maybe in year 5000 they are still playing world of Warcraft

  • Morbus Z

     (Jul 3, 2018)

    One of the best things at vanilla WoW was the music. For real, the music was just a pure experience of melting with the environment. You did not play the game, you really were in the game.Of course there were many cool things, but in my opinion the music made the whole game not just a good game, but even a wonderful experience to lose yourself in.

  • Spanky The Pubstar

     (Oct 19, 2018)

    ah now i can put a face to the people who are ruining my game

  • Alex T

     (Oct 29, 2018)

    Yea, they look exactly how i imagined they would.

  • Xyanyde

     (Jul 2, 2018)

    31:01 - "Illidan..." That isn't Illidan, lol31:02 - "Kil'jaeden" That is Jaraxxus!

  • Jack Rudder

     (Aug 27, 2018)

    i mean, thats on wired, they edited the piece. not the wow devs.

  • Daniel Scutaru

     (Aug 21, 2018)


  • Archmagus Logan

     (Jul 2, 2018)

    The best expansions were BC and Wrath. Back when the game still had a sense of community! Blizzard traded community for convenience and the game has suffered ever since.

  • Proxime

     (Mar 31, 2019)

    +Anthony Saviano good lie no one uses the communties or battle net groups

  • cloudykai

     (Feb 8, 2019)

    people are too emotional when discussing these games.

  • aknopf

     (Jul 1, 2018)

    I thought they meant the lore of the game. Whoops!

  • your local mcdonald's worker

     (Mar 23, 2019)

    instead we got a wow advertisement

  • NellySa Hernandez

     (Aug 12, 2018)

    Thanks for the heads up!

  • Justin Torres

     (Jul 8, 2018)

    So many internet warriors bashing on this game. There were many changes yes but you gotta adapt to survive which is what WoW is doing. I for one have enjoyed every expansion in different ways, some more than others.

  • HarvestrX

     (3 days ago)

    I still enjoy it but agree that classes have been watered down. Those that claim it died years ago confuse me though. Either A. they are still subbed or B. did all of BFA in a week and then QQ'd about being bored and unsubbed until the next expansion launches. In the end for me, no MMO is perfect. I like ESO, but its not WoW. I like GW2, but its not ESO, and its not WoW. In the end, WoW still pulls me back in like no other MMO does. Last of all, $15/month is not a reason to hate the game or to ...

  • Chan Soman Music

     (Oct 24, 2018)

    Justin Torres u can’t use the term internet warrior disparagingly on a video about an online game called World of Warcraft