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{{Infobox game
 
{{Infobox game
 
| name = World of Warcraft
 
| name = World of Warcraft
| image = Wowbox.jpg
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| image = Productbox-wow-alliance.png
| caption = WoW box art
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| caption = The official game packaging.
 
| developer = [[Blizzard Entertainment]]
 
| developer = [[Blizzard Entertainment]]
 
| publisher = Vivendi Universal
 
| publisher = Vivendi Universal
 
| date = NA - 23 November 2004<br/>EU - 11 February 2005
 
| date = NA - 23 November 2004<br/>EU - 11 February 2005
 
| version = [[File:WoW_Icon_16x16.gif|link=]] [[Patch 1.1.0]] - [[Patch 1.12.2]]
 
| version = [[File:WoW_Icon_16x16.gif|link=]] [[Patch 1.1.0]] - [[Patch 1.12.2]]
| expansions = {{bc-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade|The Burning Crusade]]''<br/>{{wotlk-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King|Wrath of the Lich King]]'' <br/>{{cata-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: Cataclysm|Cataclysm]]'' <br/>{{mists-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria|Mists of Pandaria]]'' (announced)
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| expansions = {{bc-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade|The Burning Crusade]]''<br/>{{wotlk-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King|Wrath of the Lich King]]'' <br/>{{cata-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: Cataclysm|Cataclysm]]'' <br/>{{mists-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria|Mists of Pandaria]]'' <br/>{{warlords-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor|Warlords of Draenor]]''
 
| platforms = Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, (Linux via [[Wine]] or [[Cedega]])
 
| platforms = Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, (Linux via [[Wine]] or [[Cedega]])
 
| genre = MMORPG
 
| genre = MMORPG
 
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}}
   
{{wow-inline}} '''''World of Warcraft''''', often referred to as '''''WoW''''', is a [[Massively multiplayer online game|massively multiplayer online roleplaying game]] (MMORPG) set in the [[Warcraft universe]]. It is developed by [[Blizzard Entertainment]] and contains 4 [[expansion]] packs: {{bc-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade]]'', {{wotlk-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King]]'', {{cata-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: Cataclysm]]'', and {{Mists-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria]]''. The initial release is now sometimes known as "vanilla WoW" or "classic WoW".
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{{wow-inline}} '''''World of Warcraft''''', often referred to as '''''WoW''''', is a [[Massively multiplayer online game|massively multiplayer online roleplaying game]] (MMORPG) set in the [[Warcraft universe]]. It is developed by [[Blizzard Entertainment]] and contains 4 [[expansion]] packs: {{bc-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade]]'', {{wotlk-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King]]'', {{cata-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: Cataclysm]]'', {{Mists-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria]]'', and {{warlords-inline}} ''[[World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor]]''. The initial release is now sometimes known as "vanilla WoW" or "classic WoW".
   
 
As of 2010, ''World of Warcraft'' has more than 12 million monthly subscribers,<ref>[http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2010/10/world-of-warcraft-hits-12-million-subscribers/1 'World of Warcraft' hits 12 million subscribers] By [http://content.usatoday.com/topics/reporter/Brett+Molina Brett Molina], USA TODAY Oct 07, 2010 12:06 PM</ref>{{fact|Guinness ref only says 10 million.}} and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the world's largest and most popular MMORPG.<ref>{{ref web|url=http://gamers.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/pc_gaming.aspx|title=Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition - Records - PC Gaming|accessdate=2009-10-17}}</ref> It also continues its further story development throughout its franchising, other than online media, such as Warcraft [[novels]], [[comics]], [[manga]], [[Warcraft RPG|RPG books]], [[World of Warcraft Trading Card Game|TCG]], and [[Template:Games|board games]].
 
As of 2010, ''World of Warcraft'' has more than 12 million monthly subscribers,<ref>[http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2010/10/world-of-warcraft-hits-12-million-subscribers/1 'World of Warcraft' hits 12 million subscribers] By [http://content.usatoday.com/topics/reporter/Brett+Molina Brett Molina], USA TODAY Oct 07, 2010 12:06 PM</ref>{{fact|Guinness ref only says 10 million.}} and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the world's largest and most popular MMORPG.<ref>{{ref web|url=http://gamers.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/pc_gaming.aspx|title=Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition - Records - PC Gaming|accessdate=2009-10-17}}</ref> It also continues its further story development throughout its franchising, other than online media, such as Warcraft [[novels]], [[comics]], [[manga]], [[Warcraft RPG|RPG books]], [[World of Warcraft Trading Card Game|TCG]], and [[Template:Games|board games]].
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*Customizable characters:
 
*Customizable characters:
 
**2 [[faction]]s: [[Horde]] and [[Alliance]].
 
**2 [[faction]]s: [[Horde]] and [[Alliance]].
**<!-- WoW STARTED WITH 8 RACES --> 8 initial [[race]]s: [[Human (playable)|Human]], [[Dwarf (playable)|Dwarf]], [[Gnome]], [[Night elf (playable)|Night Elf]], [[Orc]], [[Troll (playable)|Troll]], [[Forsaken|Undead]], [[Tauren]]; added {{bc-inline}} [[Blood Elf]] / [[Draenei]] and {{cata-inline}} [[Goblin]] / [[Worgen]]<!-- and {{mists-inline}} [[Pandaren (playable)|Pandaren]]-->.
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**<!-- WoW STARTED WITH 8 RACES --> 8 initial [[race]]s: [[Human (playable)|Human]], [[Dwarf (playable)|Dwarf]], [[Gnome]], [[Night elf (playable)|Night Elf]], [[Orc]], [[Troll (playable)|Troll]], [[Forsaken|Undead]], [[Tauren]]; added {{bc-inline}} [[Blood Elf]] / [[Draenei]], {{cata-inline}} [[Goblin]] / [[Worgen]], and {{mists-inline}} [[Pandaren (playable)|Pandaren]].
**<!-- WoW STARTED WITH 9 CLASSES --> 9 initial [[class]]es: [[Mage]], [[Warlock]], [[Priest]], [[Rogue]], [[Druid]], [[Hunter]], [[Shaman]], [[Warrior]], [[Paladin]]; added {{wotlk-inline}} [[Death Knight]] (Hero Class)<!-- and {{mists-inline}} [[Monk]]-->.
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**<!-- WoW STARTED WITH 9 CLASSES --> 9 initial [[class]]es: [[Mage]], [[Warlock]], [[Priest]], [[Rogue]], [[Druid]], [[Hunter]], [[Shaman]], [[Warrior]], [[Paladin]]; added {{wotlk-inline}} [[Death Knight]] (Hero Class), and {{mists-inline}} [[Monk]].
 
**<!-- WoW STARTED WITH 9 PROFESSIONS --> 9 initial [[profession]]s, enabling resource gathering and item crafting; added {{bc-inline}} [[Jewelcrafting]] and {{wotlk-inline}} [[Inscription]].
 
**<!-- WoW STARTED WITH 9 PROFESSIONS --> 9 initial [[profession]]s, enabling resource gathering and item crafting; added {{bc-inline}} [[Jewelcrafting]] and {{wotlk-inline}} [[Inscription]].
 
***4 initial secondary professions: [[Cooking]], [[Fishing]], [[First Aid]], [[Riding]]; added {{cata-inline}} [[Archaeology]].
 
***4 initial secondary professions: [[Cooking]], [[Fishing]], [[First Aid]], [[Riding]]; added {{cata-inline}} [[Archaeology]].
***2 initial class-based professions ([[Rogue]]): [[Lockpicking]], <s>[[Poisons]]</s> (removed with [[patch 3.0.2]]); added {{wotlk-inline}} [[Runeforging]].
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***2 initial class-based professions ([[Rogue]]): [[Lockpicking]], <s>[[Poisons]]</s> (removed with [[patch 3.0.2]]); added {{wotlk-inline}} [[Runeforging]]. (Death Knights only)
 
**The [[Talent]]s and {{wotlk-inline}} [[Glyph]]s system allows further customization of the character's skills and stats.
 
**The [[Talent]]s and {{wotlk-inline}} [[Glyph]]s system allows further customization of the character's skills and stats.
   
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*Latin America<ref>[http://www.blizzard.com/us/press/080326-en.html Blizzard Entertainment&reg; to Release World of Warcraft&reg; in Latin America]</ref> (Spanish, English?)
 
*Latin America<ref>[http://www.blizzard.com/us/press/080326-en.html Blizzard Entertainment&reg; to Release World of Warcraft&reg; in Latin America]</ref> (Spanish, English?)
   
== Video ==
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== Media ==
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=== Images ===
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File:WoWlogo.png|Original darker World of Warcraft logo
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File:New_WorldOfWarcraft_logo_large.png|Newer brighter World of Warcraft logo
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=== Video ===
 
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! Official trailer
 
 
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! Official trailer
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! Escape F Mount Stupid: World of Warcraft<ref>{{ref web|work=GameSpot|url=http://www.gamespot.com/features/escape-from-mount-stupid-world-of-warcraft-6371712/|title=Escape From Mount Stupid: World of Warcraft|author=[http://www.gamespot.com/users/dannyodwyer/ Danny O'Dwyer]|date=16-Apr-2012 11:00AM PDT}}</ref>
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! Escape From Mount Stupid: World of Warcraft<ref>{{ref web|work=GameSpot|url=http://www.gamespot.com/features/escape-from-mount-stupid-world-of-warcraft-6371712/|title=Escape From Mount Stupid: World of Warcraft|author=[http://www.gamespot.com/users/dannyodwyer/ Danny O'Dwyer]|date=16-Apr-2012 11:00AM PDT}}</ref>
 
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|[[File:Escape From Mount Stupid - World of Warcraft|600px]]
 
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|''An overview of World of Warcraft through late {{cata-inline}} Cataclysm.''
 
|''An overview of World of Warcraft through late {{cata-inline}} Cataclysm.''
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*[[Fansites|A listing of ''World of Warcraft''-related sites.]]
 
*[[Fansites|A listing of ''World of Warcraft''-related sites.]]
 
*[[Timeline (World of Warcraft)]] for a timeline of game milestones since its announcement.
 
*[[Timeline (World of Warcraft)]] for a timeline of game milestones since its announcement.
* {{mists-inline}} [[World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria]] ([[NYI]])
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* {{warlords-inline}} [[World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor]]
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* {{mists-inline}} [[World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria]]
 
* {{cata-inline}} [[World of Warcraft: Cataclysm]]
 
* {{cata-inline}} [[World of Warcraft: Cataclysm]]
 
* {{wotlk-inline}} [[World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King]]
 
* {{wotlk-inline}} [[World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King]]
 
* {{bc-inline}} [[World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade]]
 
* {{bc-inline}} [[World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade]]
*[[World of Warcraft Battle Chest]]
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* <s>[[World of Warcraft Battle Chest]]</s> (now obsolete)
*[[World of Warcraft Mac OS X Icons]]
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* [[World of Warcraft package]] (base World of Warcraft that now includes expansions thru {{cata-inline}} Cataclysm)
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* [[World of Warcraft Mac OS X Icons]]
   
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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Repeat violations may result in a BAN.
 
Repeat violations may result in a BAN.
 
Have a nice day. :) -->
 
Have a nice day. :) -->
{{elink|type=bnetwowus|link=http://us.battle.net/wow/en/|desc=Official [[Battle.net]] ''World of Warcraft'' website}}
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{{elink|type=bnetwowus|link=http://us.battle.net/wow/en/|desc=Official [[Battle.net]] ''World of Warcraft'' US website}}
{{elink|type=bnetwoweu|link=http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/|desc=Official [[Battle.net]] ''World of Warcraft'' European website (en)}}
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{{elink|type=bnetwoweu|link=http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/|desc=Official [[Battle.net]] ''World of Warcraft'' EU website (en)}}
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;Related info
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{{elink|type=bnetus|site=Battle.net Shop (US)|link=https://us.battle.net/shop/en/product/world-of-warcraft|desc=World of Warcraft&reg;|bydate=Digital Download &mdash; USD 19.99 (includes expansions thru {{cata-inline}} Cataclysm}}
{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/09/27/wow-archivist-recapping-classic-world-of-warcraft/|desc=WoW Archivist: Recapping classic World of Warcraft|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Alex Ziebart}} Sep 27th 2011 at 1:00PM}}
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{{elink|type=bneteu|site=Battle.net Shop (US)|link=https://us.battle.net/shop/en/product/world-of-warcraft|desc=World of Warcraft&reg;|bydate=Digital Download &mdash; &euro; 14.99 (includes expansions thru {{cata-inline}} Cataclysm}}
{{elink|site=wow leveling guide|link=http://prowowlevelingguide.com/|desc=WoW Guide: Recapping classic World of Warcraft}}
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{{elink|icon=amazon|site=Amazon.com|link=http://www.amazon.com/World-Warcraft-Pc/dp/B00FRESQYG/|desc=World of Warcraft|bydate=by [[Blizzard Entertainment]] (Price: $19.99)}}
{{elink|site=WineHQ.com|link=http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=1922|desc=The Official WineHQ website with info about ''World of Warcraft'' with Wine.}}
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{{elink|icon=amazon|site=Amazon.co.uk|link=http://www.amazon.co.uk/World-of-Warcraft-PC-DVD/dp/B00FAJUTD4/|desc=World of Warcraft (PC DVD)|bydate=by by [[Blizz]]ard (Price: &pound;9.99)}}
{{elink|icon=mmochampion|site=MMO-Champion General Discussion forum|link=http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/726876-Some-things-you-didn-t-know-about-WoW|desc=Some things you didn't know about WoW...|bydate=by [http://www.mmo-champion.com/members/637795-Palidan Palidan] 2010-06-17 03:41 PM}}
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{{elink|icon=amazon|site=Amazon.de|link=http://www.amazon.de/Blizzard-Entertainment-World-of-Warcraft/dp/B00F8BGHQM/|desc=World of Warcraft|bydate=von [[Blizzard Entertainment]] (Preis: EUR 14,99)}}
{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/01/24/roberts-not-so-original-wow-miscellany/|desc=Robert's not-so-original WoW miscellany|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Allison Robert}} Jan 24th 2012 at 6:00PM}}
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{{elink|icon=amazon|site=Amazon.fr|link=http://www.amazon.fr/Blizzard-5030917137570-World-Warcraft-5-0/dp/B00FB6UG2A/|desc=World of Warcraft 5.0|bydate=de [[Blizz]]ard (Prix : EUR 14,69 Livraison gratuite dès 15 euros d'achats. Détails
{{elink|site=WoW Bash|link=http://www.wowbash.com/top100.html|desc=Top 100 (images from World of Warcraft)|bydate=by [http://www.wowbash.com/about.html Furism]}}
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Économisez : EUR 0,30 (2%))}}
   
 
;News
 
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/08/17/wow-archivist-vanilla-wows-most-hidden-quest-line/|desc=WoW Archivist: Vanilla WoW's most hidden quest line|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Scott Andrews}} Aug 17th 2012 at 12:00PM}}
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{{elink|icon=tentonhammer|site=TenTonHammer.com|link=http://www.tentonhammer.com/news/star-wars-old-republic/super-data-research-releases-2013-revenues|desc=
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Super Data Research Releases 2013 Revenues|bydate=By [http://www.tentonhammer.com/users/vendolyn Patsy Anderson] - July 18, 2014}}
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{{elink|icon=ign|site=IGN.com|link=http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/02/07/world-of-warcraft-subscriber-numbers-rise-to-78-million|desc=World of Warcraft Subscriber Numbers Rise to 7.8 Million|bydate=by Luke Karmali, February 7, 2014}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2014/02/06/world-of-warcraft-up-to-7-8-million-subscribers/|desc=World of Warcraft up to 7.8 million subscribers|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Anne Stickney}} Feb 6th 2014 4:36PM}}
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{{elink|site=VenureBeat.com|link=http://venturebeat.com/2014/02/06/world-of-warcraft-adds-200000-subscribers-after-months-of-losses/|desc=World of Warcraft adds 200,000 subscribers after months of losses|bydate=[http://venturebeat.com/author/jeffreygrubb/ Jeffrey Grubb], February 6, 2014 2:30 PM}}
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{{elink|type=wowheadnews|link=http://www.wowhead.com/news=228043/activision-earnings-report-wow-up-to-7-8-million-subscribers|desc=Activision Earnings Report: WoW Up to 7.8 Million Subscribers|bydate=by [http://www.wowhead.com/news&user=perculia Perculia] 2014/02/06 3:31 PM}}
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{{elink|type=mmochampion|link=http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/3741-WoW-Up-to-7-8-Million-Subscribers|desc=WoW Up to 7.8 Million Subscribers|bydate=by [http://www.mmo-champion.com/members/523085-chaud chaud] 2014-02-06 09:18 PM}}
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;2013 News
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{{elink|site=TheGuardian.com|link=http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/09/nsa-spies-online-games-world-warcraft-second-life|desc=Xbox Live among game services targeted by US and UK spy agencies|bydate=[http://www.theguardian.com/profile/jamesball James Ball], Monday 9 December 2013 18.26 EST}}
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{{elink|prefix=&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;|site=TheGuardian.com|link=http://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/dec/09/nsa-files-games-virtual-environments-paper-pdf|desc=NSA files: games and virtual environments paper|bydate=(PDF) Monday 9 December 2013 07.00 EST}}
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{{elink|site=ProPublica.org|link=http://www.propublica.org/article/world-of-spycraft-intelligence-agencies-spied-in-online-games|desc=World of Spycraft: NSA and CIA Spied in Online Games|bydate=by [http://www.propublica.org/site/author/justin_elliott Justin Elliott], ProPublica, and [http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/m/mark_mazzetti/index.html Mark Mazzetti], The New York Times, Dec. 9, 2013, 6:59 a.m.}}
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{{elink|type=bnetwowus|link=http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/11704541/Happy_Anniversary_World_of_Warcraft_Celebrates_9_Years-11_22_2013|desc=Happy Anniversary! World of Warcraft Celebrates 9 Years|bydate=by [[Blizzard Entertainment]], Nov 22, 2013 9:00 AM PST}}
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{{elink|type=bnetwoweu|link=http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/10031464/World_of_Warcraft%E2%80%99s_9th_Anniversary_-19_11_2013|desc=World of Warcraft’s 9th Anniversary!|bydate=by [[Blizzard Entertainment]], 19 Nov 2013 13:10 GMT}}
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{{elink|type=mmochampion|link=http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/3509-WoW-Down-to-7-6-Million-Subscribers|desc=WoW Down to 7.6 Million Subscribers|bydate=by [http://www.mmo-champion.com/members/523085-chaud chaud] 2013-11-06 09:18 PM}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/10/21/world-of-warcrafts-evolving-engine/|desc=World of Warcraft's evolving engine|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Adam Koebel}} Oct 21st 2013 6:00PM}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/08/23/tom-chilton-talks-mistakes-and-successes-in-wow-design/|desc=Tom Chilton talks mistakes and successes in WoW design|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Sarah Pine}} Aug 23rd 2013 3:00PM}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/08/22/tom-chilton-at-some-point-its-possible-that-world-of-warcraft/|desc=Tom Chilton: "At some point it's possible that World of Warcraft could end up being free-to-play..."|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Adam Holisky}} Aug 22nd 2013 11:30AM}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/07/26/world-of-warcraft-down-to-7-7m-subscribers/|desc=World of Warcraft down to 7.7M subscribers|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Adam Holisky}} Jul 26th 2013 12:59AM}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/05/13/readers-ideas-for-wow-improvements/|desc=Readers' ideas for WoW improvements|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Olivia Grace}} May 13th 2013 5:00PM}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/05/13/things-that-were-harder-before/|desc=Things that were harder before|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Matthew Rossi}} May 13th 2013 3:00PM}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/05/08/wow-loses-1-3m-subscribers-since-february-down-to-8m/|desc=World of Warcraft loses 1.3M subscribers since February, down to 8.3M|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Fox Van Allen}} May 8th 2013 5:00PM}}
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{{elink|site=Salon.com|link=http://www.salon.com/2013/03/08/gops_war_on_video_games/|desc=Lay off WoW, GOP! <small>Their inaccurate attacks on "World of Warcraft" damage a great U.S. brand and chill essential scientific research</small>|bydate=By [http://www.salon.com/writer/daniel_greenberg/ Daniel Greenberg] Friday, Mar 8, 2013 11:06 AM PST}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/02/07/world-of-warcraft-down-to-9-6-million-subscribers/|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Anne Stickney}} Feb 7th 2013 4:39PM}}
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;2012 News
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/08/17/wow-archivist-vanilla-wows-most-hidden-quest-line/|desc=WoW Archivist: Vanilla WoW's most hidden quest line|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Scott Andrews}} Aug 17th 2012 12:00PM}}
 
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{{elink|type=mmochampion|link=http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/2872-WoW-Loses-1-1-Million-Subscibers-Down-to-9-1-Million|desc=WoW Loses 1.1 Million Subscribers, Down to 9.1 Million|bydate=by [http://www.mmo-champion.com/members/523085-chaud chaud] 2012-08-02 08:39 PM}}
 
{{elink|type=mmochampion|link=http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/2872-WoW-Loses-1-1-Million-Subscibers-Down-to-9-1-Million|desc=WoW Loses 1.1 Million Subscribers, Down to 9.1 Million|bydate=by [http://www.mmo-champion.com/members/523085-chaud chaud] 2012-08-02 08:39 PM}}
 
{{elink|type=wowheadnews|link=http://www.wowhead.com/news=205183/world-of-warcraft-loses-another-1-1-million-subscribers|desc=World of Warcraft Loses Another 1.1 Million Subscribers|bydate=by [http://www.wowhead.com/news&user=Ashelia Ashelia] 2012/08/02 4:15 PM}}
 
{{elink|type=wowheadnews|link=http://www.wowhead.com/news=205183/world-of-warcraft-loses-another-1-1-million-subscribers|desc=World of Warcraft Loses Another 1.1 Million Subscribers|bydate=by [http://www.wowhead.com/news&user=Ashelia Ashelia] 2012/08/02 4:15 PM}}
{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/08/02/world-of-warcraft-currently-down-to-9-1-million-subscribers/|desc=World of Warcraft currently down to 9.1 million subscribers|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Alex Ziebart}} Aug 2nd 2012 at 4:35PM}}
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{{elink|site=It's Dangerous to Go Alone|link=http://iam.yellingontheinternet.com/2012/07/16/50-shades-of-wow/|desc=50 Shades of WoW|bydate=by [http://iam.yellingontheinternet.com/author/perculia/ Perculia] July 16, 2012}}
 
{{elink|site=It's Dangerous to Go Alone|link=http://iam.yellingontheinternet.com/2012/07/16/50-shades-of-wow/|desc=50 Shades of WoW|bydate=by [http://iam.yellingontheinternet.com/author/perculia/ Perculia] July 16, 2012}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/05/09/world-of-warcraft-subscriber-numbers-remain-at-10-2-million/|desc=World of Warcraft subscriber numbers remain at 10.2 million|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Adam Holisky}} May 9th 2012 5:00PM}}
 
{{elink|type=mmochampion|link=http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/2769-WoW-Stable-at-10-2-Million-Subscribers|desc=WoW Stable at 10.2 Million Subscribers|bydate=by [http://www.mmo-champion.com/members/523085-chaud chaud] 2012-05-09 08:36 PM}}
 
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/05/02/5-awesome-ways-world-of-warcraft-has-improved-since-day-one/|desc=5 awesome ways World of Warcraft has improved since day one|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Anne Stickney}} May 2nd 2012 at 12:00PM}}
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{{elink|site=Huffington Post|link=http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/rollo-ross/world-of-warcraft-breivik-why-warcraft-is-peaceful_b_1428130.html|desc=Why Warcraft is Peaceful|bydate=by [http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/rollo-ross Rollo Ross] 17/04/2012 00:00}}
 
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{{elink|site=HelloGiggles|link=http://hellogiggles.com/world-of-warcraft-its-a-secret-to-everybody-else|desc=World Of Warcraft: It’s A Secret To Everybody… Else|bydate=by [http://hellogiggles.com/michele-morrow Michele Morrow] 04.13.2012}}
 
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{{elink|icon=gamespot|site=GameSpot.com|link=http://www.gamespot.com/features/the-uncertain-future-of-world-of-warcraft-6370984/|desc=The Uncertain Future of World of Warcraft|bydate=by [http://www.gamespot.com/users/eddienoteddy/ Eddie Makuch] April 12, 2012 11:30AM PDT}}
 
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/02/09/world-of-warcraft-subscriber-numbers/|desc=World of Warcraft subscriber numbers dip 100,000 to 10.2 million|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Adam Holisky}} Feb 9th 2012 at 4:33PM}}
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{{elink|type=wowinsider|link=http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/02/09/world-of-warcraft-subscriber-numbers/|desc=World of Warcraft subscriber numbers dip 100,000 to 10.2 million|bydate=by {{wowinsider|Adam Holisky}} Feb 9th 2012 4:33PM}}
 
{{elink|type=wowheadnews|link=http://www.wowheadnews.com/blog=200535/wow-loses-100k-more-subscribers-subscriber-decline-finally-slows|desc=WoW Loses 100k More Subscribers, Subscriber Decline Finally Slows|bydate=by [http://www.wowheadnews.com/blog&user=Ashelia Ashelia] 2012/02/09 3:31 PM}}
 
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{{elink|type=bnetwowus|link=http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/1136962|desc=World of Warcraft’s 6th Anniversary!|bydate=by [[Blizzard Entertainment]], Nov 16, 2010 7:00 PM PST}}
 
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World of Warcraft
Productbox-wow-alliance
The official game packaging.
Developer(s)Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher(s)Vivendi Universal
Release date(s)NA - 23 November 2004
EU - 11 February 2005
VersionWoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.1.0 - Patch 1.12.2
ExpansionsBc icon The Burning Crusade
Wrath-Logo-Small Wrath of the Lich King
Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm
Mists-Logo-Small Mists of Pandaria
Warlords-Logo-Small Warlords of Draenor
PlatformsMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS X, (Linux via Wine or Cedega)
Genre(s)MMORPG

WoW Icon 16x16 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 4 expansion packs: Bc icon World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, Wrath-Logo-Small World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm-Logo-Small World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Mists-Logo-Small World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, and Warlords-Logo-Small World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. The initial release is now sometimes known as "vanilla WoW" or "classic WoW".

As of 2010, World of Warcraft has more than 12 million monthly subscribers,[1][citation needed] and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the world's largest and most popular MMORPG.[2] It also continues its further story development throughout its franchising, other than online media, such as Warcraft novels, comics, manga, RPG books, TCG, and board games.

Features Edit

Note the following are the pre-expansion details:

Gameplay System Edit

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 Apple Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Linux users can play via Wine (MS Windows emulation), however this is not supported and can be buggy at times.

Availability Edit

  • 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[3] (Spanish, English?)

Media Edit

Images Edit

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Official trailer
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World of Warcraft Opening Cinematic

Escape From Mount Stupid: World of Warcraft[4]
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Escape From Mount Stupid - World of Warcraft

An overview of World of Warcraft through late Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm.

Trivia Edit

The original WoW is sometimes referred to as "vanilla World of Warcraft," "pre Burning Crusade (Pre BC)," or "classic World of Warcraft".

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