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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  • flowerz


     3 days ago

    Blizz keeps reusing content and ideas with all the xpac the guy even says it himself. "we did this 10 years ago"

  • Cray Cray

    Cray Cray

     3 days ago

    Seems to me that as Hazzikostas has gotten more of an active role in wow and the old devs have left or been put on new products like titan and eventually sacked, that the game has suffered and hit a decline. Seems to me for a guy that's been there since day 1 as he says, doesn't know what the players want. Everything that made the game great has died at the hands of this guy. Will definitely be resubbing for classic because its something that this cretin hasn't had a chance to corrupt.

  • ravebiaatch


     5 days ago

    They decided that you would feel more different with ability to change the way gear looked rather than the original system where you could make yourself unique through talents that you choose. The day they did all the specs as they thought were good is the day game died for me personaly.

  • Peter Petersen

    Peter Petersen

     9 days ago

    15:48 WintergraaaAaaAaAsp?

  • Rick Sanchez

    Rick Sanchez

     11 days ago +1

    Wow is crap, it destroyed warcraft lore...

  • Kevin Scarpitti

    Kevin Scarpitti

     11 days ago

    Yeaaaa, but since all southern-most lands are tropical, that'd insinuate that that is the equator; therefore, are there lands further south yet to be discovered? Answer that one. >:)

  • Morten


     14 days ago

    The talk about mist of pandaria... what a bunch of BS XD

  • Ioan-Andrei Batinas

    Ioan-Andrei Batinas

     15 days ago

    pandaria was a bad expansion.

  • John Smith

    John Smith

     21 days ago +1

    I quit watching this video at Mists of Pandaria, as i did with WOW. Thanks Blizzard, you ruined it.

  • ThePeacemaker848


     1 months ago

    "Black market had been selling currency and they would harm the game by hacking accounts to get gold".
    lol, I'm pretty sure they just grinded for gold and used the Yen Exchange rates to make profit.

  • ThePeacemaker848


     1 months ago

    WoW Classic better have the Transmogify. I literally quit the game because I was tired of looking at ugly/rediculous/same outfits everywhere. I tanked Ragnarous while wearing Stormwind Armour once, my brother was the healer so our guild could handle it. I came back for burning crusade for a couple months but left for the same reason, only played my NE hunter because the gear looked decent.

  • skull clot

    skull clot

     1 months ago

    Is this game actually fun? All mmos I've tried are so boring and repetitive. Thinking about investing in a gaming pc just for WoW.

  • Jubach


     1 months ago

    What is a skybox?

  • Process Podcast

    Process Podcast

     1 months ago

    Omfg Lore's hair

  • Nicolay Schjelderup

    Nicolay Schjelderup

     1 months ago

    In one moment you are bragging about WoW being social and unique in that way, in the next moment you praise LFG for how good it was... LFG killed a huge part of the social part of the game.

  • tristan beaumont

    tristan beaumont

     1 months ago

    talks about vanilla, shows retail footage....

  • 1994BlackBear


     1 months ago +2

    Video ends at 20:13

  • Julian Norton

    Julian Norton

     1 months ago

    I have to agree that, with Pandaria, a lot of players were to quickly turned off by the arge-gut Pandaria males and didn't give the expansion the chance it deserved. It was amazing and beautiful.

  • Cypto Juice

    Cypto Juice

     1 months ago

    The second they started explaining the Vanilla experience using Current wow footage I shut this off.
    Lol make a video on the progression of a game but don't show the progression of the game FAIL

  • John Hutchinson

    John Hutchinson

     1 months ago

    Bring back Vanilla and leverage a new job somewhere else please.