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World of Warcraft
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The official game packaging.
Developer(s)Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher(s)Vivendi Universal
Release date(s)NA - 23 November 2004
EU - 11 February 2005
Version
WoW Icon 16x16
Patch 1.1.0 - Patch 1.12.2
Expansions The Burning Crusade
Wrath of the Lich King
Cataclysm
Mists of Pandaria
Warlords of Draenor (NYR)
PlatformsMicrosoft Windows, Mac OS X, (Linux via Wine or Cedega)
Genre(s)MMORPG
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: World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor (NYR). 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

Note the following are the pre-expansion details:

Gameplay System

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

  • 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

Images

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Video

Official trailer
World of Warcraft Opening Cinematic (02:50, 2826 views)
Escape From Mount Stupid: World of Warcraft[4]
Escape From Mount Stupid - World of Warcraft (10:11, 2471 views)
An overview of World of Warcraft through late Cataclysm.

Trivia

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

References

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