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World of Warcraft, often referred to as WoW, is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) set in the Warcraft universe. It is developed by Blizzard Entertainment and contains 2 (and soon 3) expansion packs, including World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, World of Warcraft: Wrath of The Lich King, and soon World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

In 2008, World of Warcraft received more than 11.5 million monthly subscribers, and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most popular MMORPG and world's largest MMORPG online game. It also continues its further story development throughout its franchising, other than online media, such as Warcraft novels, manga, RPG books, TCG, and board games.


FeaturesEdit

Note the following are the pre-expansion details:

Gameplay SystemEdit

General System
Quest and Honor Systems
Events
User Interface and Customer Support
  • Customize AddOn and Interface with some game commands support.
  • Client seamlessly supports both Mac and Windows operating systems. Linux users can play via Wine, however this is not supported and can be buggy at times.

AvailabilityEdit

  • Oceania (English - Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand)
  • North America (English - US & Canada)
  • Europe (English-UK, French, German, Spanish, Russian)
  • South Korea
  • China (Simplified and Traditional Chinese; including Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau)
  • Latin America (Spanish, English?)

VideoEdit

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See AlsoEdit

TriviaEdit

The original WoW is sometimes referred to as "vanilla World of Warcraft" or "classic World of Warcraft".


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition - Records - PC Gaming. Retrieved on 2009-10-17.
  2. ^ http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?sid=1&topicId=5567877159&ST=EU-2157237-fwuwrMZxDGbu5tvsVMaV6w9Miydj0xgOtHV
  3. ^ Blizzard Entertainment® to Release World of Warcraft® in Latin America

External linksEdit

Icon-wowus-22x22 World of Warcraft Community Site Official World of Warcraft website

Icon-wowus-22x22 World of Warcraft Community Site World of Warcraft F.A.Q.


Icon-woweu-22x22 World of Warcraft Europe Official World of Warcraft European website (en)

Icon-woweu-22x22 World of Warcraft Europe World of Warcraft F.A.Q. (en)


Icon-wikipedia-22x22 Wikipedia World of Warcraft


Icon-external-22x22 SciFi.com Sci Fi Weekly article "Warcraft Conquers The World"

Icon-external-22x22 winehq.com The Official WineHQ website with info about World of Warcraft 3.0.x running with Wine.

Icon-external-22x22 groups.yahoo.com World of Warcraft in the Yahoo groups directory

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