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[edit] Background

World of Warcraft is a MMORPG that transports you to the persistent state world of Azerorth. Set 4 years after the events of Warcraft III, you'll have to chance to choose one of many races to live your life as, including humans, orcs, and tauren. As heroes, you'll explore familiar battlefields, discover new lands and take on epic quests and challenges. Meet, adventure and trade with thousands of other players simultaneously.

[edit] Gameplay

The whole experience of progressing your character is really where the game play lies within any MMORPG, and World of Warcraft is no exception. At the start, you are given the opportunity to create your very own online persona, with a wide array of options that allow you to tweak your character just right. After you have made this persona, you are lunged straight into the world of Azeroth, which immediately sets you out on all sorts of various tasks and quests; quests of which tend to be quite gratifying and rewarding upon completion. Through honing your powers upon defeating enemies in battle, and receiving new equipment after completing quests, the feeling of character progression is quite satisfying! But character progression is merely one aspect of game play, as the exploring of the world of Azeroth is also quite appealing, and interacting with fellow players of that world through chat, trade, and battle, just adds to the overall realism and satisfaction that is World of Warcraft.

[edit] Features

  • Adventure together with thousands of other players online simultaneously.
  • Explore an expansive world with miles of forests, deserts, snow-blown mountains, and other exotic lands.
  • Join the Horde or the Alliance as one of 8 playable races ranging from Humans and Dwarves to Orcs and Trolls.
  • Select from 9 classes, including holy Paladins, shape-shifting Druids, powerful Warriors and Mages, demon-summoning Warlocks, and more.
  • Explore 6 huge capital cities, which serve as major hubs for the races inhabiting them.
  • Practice various trade skills to help locate reagents, make and enhance custom items, acquire wealth through trade with other players, and more.
  • Purchase tickets for travel along a number of air routes flown by creatures such as Gryphons and Wyverns. For global transportation, travel by Boat or Goblin Zeppelin.
  • Once a certain level has been achieved, players can choose to purchase permanent personal mounts, such as Dire Wolves and Horses.
  • Locate and engage other players with easy-to-use features and tools, including chat channels, friends lists, and animated and audible character expressions

[edit] Hardware Requirements

800MHz or higher CPU.
256Mb or more.
64Mb video card
3Gb of hard drive or more available.
DirectX 9.0 or above.

For Mac users:
MacOS X 10.3 (Panther) or better.
1.0GHz
512Mb or higher of RAM
64Mb video card
3Gb of hard drive or more available

This game is also known as WoW in North America.

Official URL

Official Site

News

Nostalrius: Blizzard wants legacy World of Warcraft servers, source code to vanilla isn't lost

Don't expect it to be as easy as just flipping a switch, though

Jun 09 at 8:39am, by Philip Moody | 4 comments
Warcraft movie goers will receive a free copy of World of Warcraft and a chance to go to BlizzCon

Update Warlords of Draenor now included with base WoW license

May 18 at 11:56am, by Philip Moody | 7 comments
Multiplayer would be so much better if we talked to each other instead of insulting your mom

Even though we all know she's a very nice lady

May 04 at 10:30am, by Philip Moody | 19 comments
BlizzCon kicks off this Wednesday with an opening week full of eSports

Two weekends isn't enough anymore

Oct 26 at 2:03pm, by Philip Moody | 2 comments
World of Warcraft: Legion interview discusses Demon Hunters and class changes

Survival is now about survival

Aug 07 at 12:43pm, by Philip Moody | 4 comments

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