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I’ve been slowly wandering through the new World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria. Cultural appropriation aside, I’ve been quite enjoying myself. The pace is nice and relaxed, the quests have been charming, the world is beautifully designed with bright … Continue reading
The original version of this post appeared at Decoding Dragons. This is a difficult post. Not because it’s personal for me, but I feel like someone should say something. The casual cultural appropriation that Blizzard continues to practise is tiring, … Continue reading
The NDA dropped last night at midnight PST for the next World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria. WoW Insider naturally has all of the news nicely consolidated as usual, but one thing in particular that stood out to … Continue reading
The following is a guest post from Apple Cider Mage: Apple Cider Mage is a radi-cool gamer feminist who blogs within the World of Warcraft community. Her loves in-game are collecting non-combat pets, achievements and turning into a dragon. Outside of … Continue reading
The following is a guest post by Apple Cider Mage: Apple Cider Mage is a radi-cool gamer feminist who blogs within the World of Warcraft community. Her loves in-game are collecting non-combat pets, achievements and turning into a dragon. Outside of … Continue reading
Earlier today, a reader sent us a link to the Blizzard forums that contained some disturbing news. The closing ceremonies at BlizzCon this past weekend included a performance by metal band Cannibal Corpse; before they started, however, Blizzard employees showed … Continue reading
[caption id="attachment_4962" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Azeroth, getting its Medieval on, complete with tons of metal and steam powered cogs that do nothing. ((WoW's TinkerTown, done up in rusty orange and gunmetal grey, complete with lots of pipes, trusses, and massive gears. … Continue reading
Katherine O’Kelly is a white, gender egalitarian and science fiction novelist. She specializes in writing non-human protagonists to provide social commentary from the perspective of the “Other.” She’s particularly interested in creating media that validates male submission and female dominance. … Continue reading
World of Warcraft’s Feast of Winter Veil has been underway for awhile now, and with it comes new quests, achievements, recipes, and outfits to try to obtain. One of these achievements in particular is called ‘Tis the Season, in which … Continue reading
[caption id="attachment_3327" align="alignleft" width="278" caption="The World of Warcraft quest log with the quest "Off to the Bank" contained within. The full text is in the blog post."][/caption] [Spoiler Warning: Goblin Starting Area] I love you World of Warcraft, I really … Continue reading