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World of Warcraft
WoW box art
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 (announced)
PlatformsMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS X, (Linux via Wine or Cedega)

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, and Mists-Logo-Small World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. 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.


Note the following are the pre-expansion details:

Gameplay System

General System
Quest and Honor Systems
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.


  • 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?)


Official trailer
Escape F Mount Stupid: World of Warcraft[4]
An overview of World of Warcraft through late Cataclysm-Logo-Small Cataclysm.


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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