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World of Warcraft
Developer(s) Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher(s) Vivendi Universal
Designer(s) Rob Pardo
Jeff Kaplan
Tom Chilton
Latest version US: 2.0.10, 2007-03-06
EU: 2.0.10, 2007-03-07
KR: 2.0.10
TW: 2.0.11, 2007-03-24
CN: 1.12.3, 2006-11-21
Release date(s) Flag of United States Flag of New Zealand Flag of Australia Flag of Mexico November 23, 2004
January 18, 2005[1]
Flag of European Union February 11, 2005[2]
June 6, 2005
July 21, 2005
Flag of Republic of China Flag of Hong Kong Flag of Macau November 8, 2005
Flag of South Africa August 1, 2006
Genre(s) Fantasy MMORPG
Mode(s) Multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: (T) Teen
PEGI: 12+
OFLC: E (Exempt)
USK: 12
Platform(s) Mac OS X, Windows
Media CD (4) or (5 for the game of the year edition), DVD (1)
System requirements Windows

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  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or newer
  • 933 MHz or higher G4, or G5, or Intel processor
  • 512 MB RAM or higher
  • ATI or NVIDIA video card with 32 MB Video RAM or more
  • 6.0 GB free HD space
  • 4x CD-ROM drive
  • 56kbps or faster Internet connection
Input Keyboard, mouse

    World of Warcraft (commonly abbreviated as WoW) is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Blizzard Entertainment and is the fourth game in the Warcraft series, excluding expansion packs and the cancelled Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans. World of Warcraft is a subscription-based MMORPG that lacks an offline mode. The Warcraft series of games are set in the Warcraft Universe, a fantasy setting introduced by Warcraft: Orcs & Humans in 1994. World of Warcraft itself takes place within the world of Azeroth, four year after the events at the conclusion of Blizzard's previous release, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. World of Warcraft's release celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Warcraft franchise. ATI may stand for: ATI Technologies Inc. ... NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) (pronounced ) is an American corporation and is a major supplier of microchips used for personal computer motherboard chipsets, graphics processors (graphics processing units, GPUs), graphics cards, and media and communications devices for PCs and game consoles such as the original Xbox and the PlayStation 3. ... VRAM an acronym for Video RAM. Generally a term used in computers to describe RAM dedicated to the purpose of displaying bitmap graphics in raster graphics hardware. ... A computer keyboard is a peripheral partially modeled after the typewriter keyboard. ... A contemporary computer mouse, with the most common standard features — two buttons and a scroll-wheel. ... An image from World of Warcraft, one of the largest commercial MMORPGs as of 2004, based on active subscriptions. ... Blizzard Entertainment is an American based computer game developer and publisher. ... Expansion can have several meanings, including: In physics: Expansion of space In computer hardware: an Expansion card In computer programming: In-line expansion In computer gaming: an expansion pack See also: Wikipedia:Requests for expansion This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans was an adventure computer game under development by Blizzard Entertainment that was to be set in the Warcraft Universe. ... The Warcraft universe is a fictional universe of the Warcraft series. ... The original box art for Warcraft: Orcs & Humans. ... 1994 1994 in games 1993 in video gaming 1995 in video gaming Notable events of 1994 in computer and video games. ... Map of the World of Azeroth as it appears in the game World of Warcraft Azeroth is an Earth-like world (not to be confused with a planet which would exist in a universe of many planets, in the warcraft universe each planet is its own world these worlds can... Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, released by Blizzard Entertainment in 2002, is a real-time strategy computer game and the second sequel to Warcraft. ... Warcraft: Orcs & Humans is a real-time strategy computer game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment in 1994. ... A media franchise is an intellectual property involving the characters, setting, and trademarks of an original work of media (usually a work of fiction), such as a film, a work of literature, a television program, or a video game. ...


    Although its initial release was hampered by server stability and performance issues,[3] the game is popular[4][5] and a financial success, being the world's leading subscription-based MMORPG. On March 7, 2007, Blizzard announced that the subscriber base for World of Warcraft had reached a new milestone, with 8.5 million players worldwide;[6] there are more than 2 million players in North America, 1.5 million players in Europe, and 3.5 million players in China.[7] The game has won numerous awards and recognitions, including Gamespot's Game of the Year Award for 2004. The first official World of Warcraft expansion pack, known as The Burning Crusade, was released on January 16, 2007. March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Online gaming community GameSpot annually rewards excellence and highlights poor performance each year in its Best and Worst awards. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


    There is also a World of Warcraft Board Game published by Fantasy Flight Games and a World of Warcraft Trading Card Game published by Upper Deck Entertainment. World of Warcraft: The Board Game is an adventure board game based on the the popular World of Warcraft MMORPG. The game was designed and published by Fantasy Flight Games (publishers of other popular games such as Doom: The Board Game and Descent: Journeys in the Dark). ... Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) is a Roseville, Minnesota-based game company that creates and publishes role-playing, board, and card games. ... The World of Warcraft Trading Card Game is a collectible trading card game based on Blizzard Entertainments MMORPG, World of Warcraft. ... Upper Deck Entertainment founded in 1988 is a company primarily known for producing trading cards. ...

    Contents

    Gameplay

    A screenshot of the game
    A screenshot of the game

    Unlike previous games in the Warcraft series, World of Warcraft is not a real-time strategy game, but is a MMORPG. As with other MMORPGs, such as EverQuest, players control a character avatar within a persistent gameworld, exploring the landscape, fighting monsters, and performing quests on behalf of computer-controlled characters (also called NPCs—non-player characters). The game rewards success through money, items, and experience, which in turn allow players to improve in skill and power. In addition, players may opt to take part in battles against other players, including both duels and fights against player characters allied with an enemy faction. Image File history File links WoW-Lakeshire. ... Image File history File links WoW-Lakeshire. ... Real-time strategy, often abbreviated RTS, is a genre of computer games characterized by being wargames which take place in real-time, where resource gathering, base building, technology development and direct control over individual units are key components. ... EverQuest (EQ) is a 3d fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that was released on March 16, 1999. ... An avatar (abbreviations include AV, ava, avv and avvy) is an Internet users representation of himself or herself, whether in the form of a three-dimensional model used in computer games,[1] a two-dimensional icon used on Internet forums and other communities,[2][3] or a text construct... NPC can stand for: National Panhellenic Conference, an organizing body of fraternal University campus organizations National Paralympic Committee, equivalent to the National Olympic Committee National Peoples Congress of the Peoples Republic of China National Provincial Championship, the name of a now-defunct domestic rugby competition in New Zealand. ...


    The majority of the quests during the early and middle stages of gameplay can be completed without the help of other players, particularly if the player is a higher level than what the quest suggests. Other portions of the game, such as dungeons (also called instances), are designed to require other players to work together for success. Dungeons are designed for parties ranging from two to five players, up to a maximum of 40 players for significantly more difficult "raids" (a term originating from EverQuest gameplay). The highest level, most complex dungeons and encounters are designed to take raiding guilds months of playtime and many attempts before they succeed. In computer and video gaming, a clan or guild is a group of players who regularly play together in a particular (or various different) multiplayer games. ...


    In particular, the game areas designed specifically for level 60 characters and above are generally much more raid-dependent (and time-consuming) than the relatively more casual experience of advancing one's character from levels 1 to 70 (70 being the new level cap, since the January 16 release of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade).[8] The majority of World of Warcraft's endgame content (i.e., content specifically designed for level 60 and higher characters) requires raiding, with raids making up the bulk of the game's development since release, followed by the Player Versus Player aspect.[9]


    With the recent release of the expansion, Blizzard has attempted to make endgame content more accessible to casual players by reducing the amount of required preparation to do these. The original (level 60) endgame dungeons involved gathering rather large amounts of supplies before the dungeon attempt, such as doing long "attunement" quests, which is a requirement for almost all raiding guilds in the game. The attunement quest enables the player to easily enter a specific raid dungeon, and for some dungeons, players cannot enter without completing this quest. Blizzard claims to have made these quests shorter in the expansion, but since not enough people have reached endgame level, this is unproven.


    Version history

    World of Warcraft runs natively on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Boxed copies of the game use a hybrid CD to install the game, eliminating the need for separate Mac and Windows retail products. The game allows all users to play together, regardless of their operating system. The first Macintosh computer, introduced in 1984, upgraded to a 512K Fat Mac. The Macintosh or Mac, is a line of personal computers designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by Apple Computer. ... Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... Hybrid CD This term relates to The PC/Computer industry. ... An operating system (OS) is a set of computer programs that manage the hardware and software resources of a computer. ...


    As of February 2007, Blizzard has not released a Linux version of the game.[10] However, support for World of Warcraft is present in Windows API implementations Wine and Cedega, allowing the game to be played on Linux.[11] FreeBSD users have also been successful in using Wine to run the game.[12] 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A application programming interface (API) is the interface that a computer system, library or application provides in order to allow requests for services to be made of it by other computer programs, and/or to allow data to be exchanged between them. ... It has been suggested that WineTools, Wine-Doors, and WineXS be merged into this article or section. ... Cedega (formerly known as WineX) is TransGaming Technologies proprietary fork of Wine (from when the license of Wine wasnt the LGPL but the X11 license), which is designed specifically for running games written for Microsoft Windows under GNU/Linux. ... FreeBSD is a Unix-like free operating system descended from AT&T UNIX via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) branch through the 386BSD and 4. ...


    As of Patch 1.9.3 the game added native support for the newer Intel-powered Macs, making World of Warcraft a Universal application (as defined by Apple). As a result of this, the minimum supported Mac OS X version has been changed to 10.3.9; World of Warcraft version 1.9.3 and later will not launch on older versions of Mac OS X.[13] To distinguish their computers from other PC makers, Apple creates their own Intel chip product badges, rather than use the ones created by Intel. ... Universal Binary Logo A Universal binary is — in Apple Computers parlance — an application bundle that runs natively on both PowerPC- and x86 (Intel)-based Macintosh computers. ...


    Due to the fact that new content is constantly being added to the game, official system requirements frequently change. As of version 1.12.0, the requirements for Windows have increased from requiring 256 MB to 512 MB of RAM and from Windows 98 to Windows 2000.[14]


    Pricing

    World of Warcraft is priced differently in different regions of the world. Usually, the pricing model is similar to that of MMORPGs previously released in the market.


    In the United States and Canada, Blizzard distributes World of Warcraft via retail software packages that sold for over US$50 at the time of release, but have since dropped to around $20. The software package includes one month of gameplay for no additional cost. After a month, a player must purchase additional service using a credit card or prepaid game card. The minimum gameplay duration that a player can purchase via credit card is one month. A player also has the option of purchasing three or six months of gameplay at once for a slight discount. Prepaid game cards are sold for US$30 and provide 60 days of gameplay.[15] Either way, a player pays about US$0.50 for one day of gameplay. Commercial software is software that is sold for profit, and represented, until recently, the vast majority of all software used. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


    In South Korea, there is no software package or CD key requirement to activate the account. In order to play the game, however, players need to purchase time credits online via credit card or the ARS billing system. The minimum gameplay duration that a player can purchase via credit card is five hours. A player may also purchase game time by thirty hours or by increments of one week. A player also has the option of purchasing game time by one, three or six months of gameplay at once for a slight discount.[16] As of December 17, 2006, 30 days of gameplay costs 19,800 (US$21.46). December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... ISO 4217 Code KRW User(s) Republic of Korea Inflation 2. ...


    In China, because a large number of the players do not own the computer they use to play games (e.g. Internet cafes), the CD keys can be purchased independently of the software package. The CD key, which is required to activate an account, is sold for ¥30 (US$3.75) each. The software packages vary in price depending on the items they contain. In order to play the game, the player would need to purchase prepaid game cards in denominations of ¥30 each that can be played for 66 hours and 40 minutes.[17] This equates to exactly ¥0.45 (US$0.06) for one hour of gameplay. A monthly fee model is not available to players of this region. Cyberia: one of the worlds first internet cafés, London, 1994 An Internet café or cybercafé is a place where one can use a computer with Internet access for a fee, usually per hour or minute; sometimes one can have unmetered access with a pass for a day or... ISO 4217 Code CNY User(s) Mainland of the Peoples Republic of China Inflation 1. ...


    In Australia and many European countries, video game stores commonly stock the trial version of World of Warcraft in DVD form priced at A$2 or 2 including VAT, which include the game and 14 days of gameplay. After which, the player would have to purchase the full version of the game priced at recommended retail price similar to those sold in United States. As of November 2006, the RRP is A$29.95.[18] ISO 4217 Code AUD User(s) Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island Inflation 3. ... The Greek name for the rainy, stormy southeast wind. ... vat can be a type of barrel used for storage. ... For people whose family name is Price see Price (disambiguation). ...

    Suggested Retail Price Monthly Fee Paid Character Transfer Fee
    Europe €49.99[19] €11-€13[19] €19.99[20]
    United Kingdom £19.99[21] £7.70-£9[19] £14.99[20]
    North America
    Oceania
    US$20[22] $13-$15[23] $25[24]

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    Realms

    World of Warcraft uses server clusters, known as 'realms', to allow players to choose their preferred gameplay type, and to allow the game to support as many subscribers as it does. Users may have up to ten characters per realm, and up to a maximum of fifty characters per account.[25] There are four types of realms: Normal (also known as PvE or player versus environment), PvP (player versus player), RP (a roleplaying Normal/PvE server) and RP-PvP (roleplaying PvP server). The latter two enforce a set of roleplaying rules - players can be penalized for not roleplaying. World of Warcraft uses server clusters, known as realms, to allow players to choose their preferred gameplay type, and to allow the game to support as many subscribers as it does. ... Many new MMORPGs advertise themselves as being Player versus environment or PvE meaning there is more depth to the interaction between the player and the game than merely killing monsters the traditional way, cf. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In roleplaying, participants adopt and act out the role of characters, or parts, that may have personalities, motivations, and backgrounds different from their own. ... In roleplaying, participants adopt and act out the role of characters, or parts, that may have personalities, motivations, and backgrounds different from their own. ...


    Blizzard posts announcements on the login screen of World of Warcraft about realm status or issues. The status for each realm can also be viewed on their main website.


    Player versus Environment (PvE)

    On the PvE (also known as Normal) realms, throughout most of the world, the PvP flag may only be enabled by actively turning it on using the command /pvp or by attacking a hostile player, entering a "Contested Territory" (such as a Battleground), entering an "Enemy Territory" (an enemy faction Capital City) or casting a buff/healing spell on a friendly PvP-flagged player. In battlegrounds and free-for-all arenas the PvP flag is also turned on. The PvP flag will be removed when the player has been out of PvP combat for 5 minutes. If the PvP flag was enabled using /pvp, the player will need to turn it off using the same command and then avoid PvP combat for 5 minutes while also residing in friendly territory. Players also use this /pvp command to 'raid', or attack with a group, towns of the opposing faction. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A Free For All link page (FFA) is a web page set up to ostensibly improving the search engine placement of a particular web site. ...


    Player versus Player (PvP)

    PvP realms will flag the player for PvP as soon as he or she enters a neutral or opposing faction's zone. Faction specific zones (Zones made for characters between levels 1–20 and the major cities) are friendly to the player and are indicated with a green name when entered. When a player enters a contested zone (indicated by a yellow color) he or she is instantly flagged for PVP. Entering an opposing faction's green zone (for example, being a human at the gates of Orgrimmar) is the far end of the spectrum, and is indicated by the zone text being red upon entering. In this situation, you alone are flagged for PVP combat. Enemy players can choose to engage you (thus flagging themselves for combat as well), or simply ignore you. This is to prevent high level characters from steamrolling the beginner areas.


    PvP-flagged players may attack any other PvP-flagged player of the opposing faction without any moderation from the gamemasters. Players on PvP-realms can only make characters on one faction (Horde or Alliance), as opposed to PvE-realms, where players may create characters on both factions. This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


    Roleplaying (RP)

    The roleplaying realms use the same ruleset as PvE realms, with the exception that players must act and behave in character. This means that if players go onto one of these realms (for example, Darkmoon Faire, Defias Brotherhood, or Moonglade), those players act as their characters and anything that is not done in character is then out of character and usually in ((brackets)), or preceded by "OOC:". It is also against the rules to be off-topic in all public channels, such as General and Trade.[26] In roleplaying, participants adopt and act out the role of characters, or parts, that may have personalities, motivations, and backgrounds different from their own. ... Out of Character (OOC) is a roleplaying term, referring to the world of the players, rather than the world of the characters. ...


    However, it should be noted that this is rarely (if ever) enforced, and out of character chat is common on RP realms, though usually not in such a blatant manner as on non-RP realms.


    Roleplaying Player versus Player (RPPvP)

    The roleplaying PvP realms are an extension to the roleplaying realms in that they use the PvP ruleset instead of the Normal (PvE) ruleset. Blizzard did not initially have this server type when the game was launched. It was added later, largely due to player feedback.


    Characters

    Characters in World of Warcraft are tied to specific user accounts. User accounts can be used on all servers, or realms. Characters can be moved between servers in the same region (e.g., from one EU server to another) for a fee. Users can create up to 10 characters per realm with a maximum total of 50.[27] The two playable factions currently in the game are the Alliance and Horde, both consisting of four different races each, of which there are 9 playable classes. The Burning Crusade expansion, released on January 16, 2007, added 1 new race to each faction. In a controversial decision by Blizzard, each of these new races are able to play as the previously faction-specific class of the opposite faction. This means that a Blood Elf can become a Paladin, and a Draenei can become a Shaman. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is the first game expansion for World of Warcraft. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Blood Elf Crest An example of a male and female Blood Elf. ... Draenei as seen in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. ...


    Races and classes

    See also: Races in the Warcraft universe.

    Players create characters which serve as their avatars in the online world of Azeroth. When creating a character in World of Warcraft, the player can choose from ten different races and nine different character classes. The races are split into two diametrically opposed factions, the Alliance and the Horde. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Example of an avatar as used on internet forums. ... Map of the World of Azeroth as it appears in the game World of Warcraft Azeroth is an Earth-like world (not to be confused with a planet which would exist in a universe of many planets, in the warcraft universe each planet is its own world these worlds can... Many fantasy stories and worlds call their main sapient humanoid species races rather than species. ... The MMORPG World of Warcraft has nine classes that a character can choose to play. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Horde is one of the major factions in the Warcraft Universe. ...

    The nine available classes are Druid, Hunter, Mage, Paladin, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warlock, and Warrior. The Paladin class used to be available only to the Alliance, and the Shaman only available to the Horde. With Burning Crusade expansion installed, this changes, as the Draenei (Alliance) are able to play both Shaman and Paladins, and the Blood Elves (Horde) are able to play as Paladins, removing the previous faction exclusivity. Classes are primarily limited by race. Including combinations only available with The Burning Crusade, there are currently 26 possible combinations of race and class for each faction, for a total of 52 combinations across both factions. Without the expansion, the character and class combinations are limited to 20 and 20 respectively. The playable races as of the The Burning Crusade are below: Humans are one of two races which appear as playable in every game of the Warcraft franchise. ... ÔNight Elves are a fictional race of elves in Blizzard Entertainments Warcraft series of computer games. ... Dwarves are a fictional race in World of Warcraft. ... This article or section may need to be cleaned up and rewritten because it describes a work of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. ... Draenei as seen in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. ... Male and Female Orcs as seen in the World of Warcraft. ... Tauren crest, Icon of the Earth Mother. ... Undead box art for the release of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. ... Forsaken crest, Icon of Torment. ... Two Jungle Trolls, as seen in World of Warcraft. ... Blood Elf Crest An example of a male and female Blood Elf. ... An NPC from the video game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. ... Goblin male and female from the World of Warcraft. ... Two Ogres as seen in the World of Warcraft. ... Murloc as seen in the World of Warcraft. ... The Naga (the name is both singular and plural) are a fictional race of creatures from the world of the Warcraft computer games by Blizzard Entertainment. ... The MMORPG World of Warcraft has nine classes that a character can choose to play. ... The MMORPG World of Warcraft has nine classes that a character can choose to play. ... The MMORPG World of Warcraft has nine classes that a character can choose to play. ... The MMORPG World of Warcraft has nine classes that a character can choose to play. ... The MMORPG World of Warcraft has nine classes that a character can choose to play. ... The MMORPG World of Warcraft has nine classes that a character can choose to play. ... The MMORPG World of Warcraft has nine classes that a character can choose to play. ... The MMORPG World of Warcraft has nine classes that a character can choose to play. ... The MMORPG World of Warcraft has nine classes that a character can choose to play. ...

    Playable Races and Classes in World of Warcraft
      Races (* indicates only available in the Burning Crusade expansion pack)
    Classes Human Night Elf Gnome Dwarf Draenei* Troll Tauren Orc Undead Blood Elf*
    Druid No Yes No No No No Yes No No No
    Hunter No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
    Mage Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
    Paladin Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes
    Priest Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
    Rogue Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
    Shaman No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
    Warlock Yes No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes
    Warrior Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No

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    Character types

    There are two types of characters in the game: Player Characters (PC) and Non-Player Characters (NPCs), the latter having many different offshoots. Player Characters are people around the world actively playing the game. The color of a PC's name tag can vary from blue, green, yellow, or red depending on faction and Player vs. Player (PvP) status. NPCs are characters that can only interact with player characters through scripted events or artificial intelligence (AI). Hondas humanoid robot AI redirects here. ...


    There are many types of NPCs. There are friendly NPCs, whose names are displayed in green, and hostile NPCs; mainly the NPCs of the opposing faction and mobs (enemies controlled by AI), also known as Creeps by some players. Any character whose name is displayed in bright red is hostile and should either be avoided or dealt with accordingly. There are also NPCs who are neutral and will only attack if provoked; their names are displayed in yellow. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A creep is a neutral but hostile computer controlled unit in the real-time strategy computer game Warcraft III (2002). ...


    Some NPC interaction is affected by the reputation you have with them, and certain NPCs will have more items available if you have a higher reputation with them or their faction. Your standing with a faction can be increased or decreased by killing certain NPCs or handing in items to certain NPCs. An example of this is the Timbermaw Furbolgs, who initially start out hostile, but if you complete quests with a neutral NPC to increase your reputation, or kill other "Corrupted" Furbolgs, you will eventually be seen as friendly, and you will be able to trade with them. // Organizations in the Warcraft universe is is an alphabetical list of the major and minor groups and organizations in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ...


    You cannot gain reputation with the opposing faction. The Horde cannot gain reputation with any faction of the Alliance/Alliance Forces, and vice versa.


    NPCs in major and minor cities can buy and sell merchandise, train class and profession skills, give quests, and provide a large percent of services that are needed in the game. While some will merely offer advice or further the story, others patrol around set paths to keep cities defended against attacking players or hostile NPCs that may attempt to invade a city.


    Professions

    In addition to the character classes, a player may choose two primary professions and all three secondary professions that the game offers, if they so choose. Essentially, there are two types of professions: gathering and item creation. Many players choose to pair two related professions, thus allowing the character to gather the required materials for the crafting skill.


    The most commonly paired skills are as follows: Mining and Blacksmithing, Mining and Engineering, Skinning and Leatherworking, Herbalism and Alchemy, and to a lesser extent, Tailoring and Enchanting.


    Some players choose to select only "gathering" professions, opting to simply supply resources to players with item creation skills. These types of players will typically offer gathered items for sale in the game's auction houses.


    With the release of the expansion, the Jewelcrafting profession has been introduced, and the paired skill for Jewelcrafting is Mining.


    Items and equipment

    Player characters can acquire various items in the game. Items can vary from resources such as herbs or raw ores to items to be retrieved for quests. Player characters can also equip different weapons and armor, either to customize their character or improve abilities such as better attacks or defense skills. Items are classified by the color their name is displayed in, Grey being Poor, White being Common, Green being Uncommon, Blue being Rare, Purple being Epic, Orange being Legendary, and Red being Artifact.


    Players of higher levels can obtain mounts of varying appearances and speeds depending on class and race, such as horses or mechanostriders, that increase their movement rate when ridden. Flying mounts have been introduced in The Burning Crusade expansion.


    PvP rankings

    See also: World of Warcraft Player versus Player.

    As of version 2.0, the PvP system has been changed. Upon defeating another player of the opposite faction, the victor earns "Honor Points" which may be spent as currency to purchase various rewards like armor, weapons and mounts. Some rewards require marks of honor from various Battlegrounds as well (a loss nets the winner's team 1 mark, while a victory gives 3). A recently added PvP activity, the Arenas, offer gladiator-like combat in a World of Warcraft setting. The Arenas[29] have a separate system from the Battlegrounds. Instead of honor, the Arenas give Arena Points, which work exactly like Honor. There are also "Arena seasons", where, at the end of each season, the best Arena teams in each category(2v2, 3v3 and 5v5) are awarded Legendary-quality Nether Drakes, which can only be used in Outland (the area added in the expansion) as a high speed player controlled mount. These Legendary Nether Drakes are only obtainable in this method. The only people, though, who can earn something from the arena are level 70 players. For lower-leveled players, no honor points are awarded for kills made in the arena. Arena points are calculated and added to players every Tuesday. In order for a player to get the points, he/she must participate in at least 30% of their arena team's matches for that week. The team also needs to play in a minimum of 10 matches per week. Also, the larger the team, the more arena points won. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


    Players can be rewarded with titles[30] in the Arenas if they belong to one of the top teams at the end of an Arena season. These ranks are (from highest to lowest) Gladiator, Duelist, Rival and Challenger.


    The PvP titles that were available in the old system are still displayed but frozen to what they were before the version 2.0 update patch(which was released before the expansion came out). They now give no bonus and are just for display purposes, and can be selected from other titles the player has earned in the Character Pane.


    Many players did not receive well the changes that were made to the honor system as of version 2.0, as players who had previously taken months to reach the High Warlord or Grand Marshal rank (the highest honor ranking for both factions) felt betrayed by Blizzard. In the old honor system, it would take an excess of 3 or 4 months of honor collecting to reach the High Warlord or Grand Marshal rank. By achieving this rank, players had access to some of the most powerful weapons and armor in the game, as well as other minor perks. When Blizzard released the 2.0 patch it allowed players to purchase all the High Warlord or Grand Marshal gear that they would need after approximately two weeks of honor collecting.


    As of March 2007, Blizzard has added an armory section to their main website where any player on any realm can view their current arena team's rankings.


    The world

    Geography

    World of Warcraft Map (Including 'Outland')
    World of Warcraft Map (Including 'Outland')

    The current virtual world is built around two different worlds: Azeroth and Outland. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1002x620, 143 KB) World of Warcraft Map Artwork, Published by Blizzard Entertainment, Obtained via screenshot on World of Warcraft Patch 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1002x620, 143 KB) World of Warcraft Map Artwork, Published by Blizzard Entertainment, Obtained via screenshot on World of Warcraft Patch 2. ... A virtual world is a computer-based simulated environment intended for its users to inhabit and interact via avatars. ... Azeroth as seen from Warcraft: Orcs and Humans. ... A promotional map of Draenor from World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. ...


    Azeroth is currently playable on two continents: The Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Locations in the Warcraft Universe. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Locations in the Warcraft Universe. ...


    Kalimdor is the beginning continent for the Horde races of the It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Locations in the Warcraft Universe. ... Look up Horde in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

    • Orcs
    • Trolls
    • Tauren

    And the Alliance races of the This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

    • Night Elves
    • Draenei; added after the release of The Burning Crusade

    The Eastern Kingdoms is the beginning continent for the Horde races of the It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Locations in the Warcraft Universe. ... Look up Horde in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

    • Undead
    • Blood Elves; added after the release of The Burning Crusade

    And the Alliance races of the This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

    • Humans
    • Dwarves
    • Gnomes

    Another planet, Outland, was added after the release of The Burning Crusade. It is only accessible to those who have bought and activated the expansion pack. A promotional map of Draenor from World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. ...


    Cities/Settlements

    There are four main cities for each 'side' and seven neutral cities.


    Horde cities include: Look up Horde in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

    Alliance cities include: Thunder Bluff as seen in the World of Warcraft. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... Orgrimmar is a fictional city in the Warcraft Universe and has appeared in the computer games Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne and World of Warcraft. ... In the fictional Warcraft Universe, Durotar is a nation founded by the Horde, to serve as a new homeland for the orcs, and is named after Thralls father Durotan. ... The Undercity is a city in the fictional Warcraft universe. ... Region in the Eastern Kingdoms, part of the fictional world of Azeroth. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

    Neutral cities include: Stormwind is the Human capital city in the fantasy Warcraft Universe. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... Ironforge as seen in the World of Warcraft. ... Dun Morogh is a zone in World of Warcraft where both the Gnomes and the Dwarves start out, and it is the location of the major city Ironforge. ... Darnassus as seen in the World of Warcraft. ... Teldrassil is a fictional tree in the Warcraft Universe. ... Exodar is the Draenei capital in the fantasy Warcraft Universe. ... In the fictional World of Warcraft universe, Azuremyst Isle is a group of islands situated off the northeastern coast of Kalimdor. ...

    As of early 2007 a number of regions in the virtual world have yet to be implemented. Some examples of this are: This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... StrangleThorn Vale In the WarCraft Universe, this is a region with lush rainforests, located south of WestFall(ALliance owned territory) and DuskWood(formerly Alliance ruled region also, but now mostly infested by Undead beings, and lots of wild animals). ... A ratchet may refer to: ratchet (device), a mechanical device for controlling rotational motion socket wrench, a tool that makes use of the above mechanical device ratchet (instrument), a music instrument Ratchet (Ratchet & Clank), a fictional character from the Ratchet & Clank video game series Ratchet (Robots), a fictional character and... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Kalimdor. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of the Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... Tanaris is a sandy desert found in World of Warcraft on the continent of Kalimdor. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of the Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... // This is a list of the major and minor locations ordered by region (after the events of the Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... Eastern Plaguelands is an area in Blizzards MMORPG World of Warcraft located on a continent named Eastern Kingdoms. ... Shattrath City is a major city located in Outland. ...

    It should be noted that many of the unopened areas in the game are off limits to players. However, using exploits or outright hacks, players have managed to enter these areas. One example is where a player used to be able to walk through a wall in the low level instance Deadmines, and actually walk to a beta version of Outland long before the release of the Burning Crusade Expansion.[citation needed] Blizzard Game Masters can and do monitor this and have simply asked players to leave the banned areas or in some cases, banned them outright. This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of the Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... Mount Hyjal Mount Hyjal is a fictional mountain found in the fantasy Warcraft Universe. ... World of Warcraft (WoW) is a class-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Blizzard Entertainment. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... Moonglade is a contested terrority in the northern Kalimdor, within the World of Warcraft game universe. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... Eastern Plaguelands is an area in Blizzards MMORPG World of Warcraft located on a continent named Eastern Kingdoms. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ...


    There are four large portals located in Ashenvale, Duskwood, Feralas, and the Hinterlands that are connected to the Emerald Dream. Each one of these portals is guarded by a corrupted green dragon. The Emerald Dream itself is not yet accessible. The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... In the Warcraft series, the Emerald Dream is the universe where the Night Elf druids slumber during their period of meditation. ...


    The third major continent on Azeroth, Northrend, featured in Warcraft III and The Frozen Throne, does not appear in World of Warcraft. However, Burning Crusade includes a map that depicts both Outland and Azeroth, where Northrend is visible. Map of Northrend from Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. ... Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, released by Blizzard Entertainment in 2002, is a real-time strategy computer game and the second sequel to Warcraft. ...


    Instances

    Main article: Instance (World of Warcraft)

    Instances, also known as instance dungeons or simply "dungeons", are areas where multiple copies of the same area can exist concurrently.[31] This means that multiple groups can both be doing the same activities in the same location, yet not interfering with one another. Instances, also known as instance dungeons or simply dungeons, are special areas in World of Warcraft of which many copies can exist at once. ...


    A dungeon instance is usually identified by its entrance - a large, swirling portal (with a few exceptions).


    "Instance" can also refer to a particular copy of such an area. Other areas, such as battlegrounds, are also instances, enabling multiple groups of players to participate at the same time. Instances, also known as instance dungeons or simply dungeons, are special areas in World of Warcraft of which many copies can exist at once. ...


    Virtual community

    In addition to playing the game itself and conversing on discussion forums provided by Blizzard, World of Warcraft players often participate in the World of Warcraft virtual community in creative ways, including fan artwork[32] and comic strip style storytelling.[33] Blizzard furthers this community by offering in-game and out-of-game prizes, as well as highlighting community events and occurrences. Blizzard has also provided incentives for introducing new members to World of Warcraft. In late October 2005 each subscribed player received a 10-day free pass[34] which they suggested be employed as seasonal gifts that could either be used by the current player or given to a friend. These passes would generate a free month's usage if the guest player purchased a full account. A virtual community or online community is a group of people that primarily or initially communicates or interacts via the Internet. ...


    There are various memes, including "Face Melting,"[35] a reference to a very long thread on the priest forums on the World of Warcraft website that consisted of players saying, "You will melt faces as a Shadow Priest in PvP" in different ways. This is because the icon for Mind Flay, a powerful skill used heavily by Shadow Priests, looks like a melting face. Another popular phenomenon in the community is a video[36] starring a player named Leeroy Jenkins, intended to provide publicity for Leeroy's guild. Leeroy's popularity inspired tributes in other games, and he was even part of a clue on the November 16, 2005 episode of the TV game show College Jeopardy!.[37] These memes gain notoriety through postings on the World of Warcraft Forums.[38] Meme, (rhymes with cream and comes from Greek root with the meaning of memory and its derivative mimeme), is the term given to a unit of information that replicates from brains and inanimate stores of information, such as books and computers, to other brains or stores of information. ... Leeroy Jenkins as he appears on a card in the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game This article is about the Internet meme, game character, and World of Warcraft player. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the television genre. ... Jeopardy! is a popular international television quiz game show, originally devised by Merv Griffin, who also created Wheel of Fortune. ...


    As of August 2005, the Dark Iron server has been home to the guilds of web-comic creators Scott Kurtz (PvP) and Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins (Penny Arcade). Kurtz created Panda Attack and Djörk on the Horde side, while Holkins and Krahulik initiated a series of guilds that is now known as the Penny Arcade Alliance. This event is referred to as the Comic Guild Wars, and has created healthy competition between the authors, to the extent of dedicating some of their strips to the subject. Tim Buckley of Ctrl+Alt+Del and the creators of Holy Bibble have also joined in on making guilds for Dark Iron players. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in August August 31: Michael Sheard August 26: Lord Fitt August 24: Jack Slipper August 24: Maurice Cowling August 24: Dr. Tom Pashby August 23: Brock Peters August 22: Lord Lane August 21: Robert Moog August... For PvP in multiplayer computer role-playing games, see player versus player. ... Penny Arcade is a webcomic and blog written by Jerry Holkins and illustrated by Mike Krahulik focusing on computer and video games. ... It has been suggested that CADRadio be merged into this article or section. ...


    Major world events

    For a time, it was argued that dynamic world-changing events were in extremely short supply in Warcraft. There was an overall feeling that the ongoing "wars" from which the game takes its name were external and out of touch from the playerbase. The only cross-faction interaction took place during server-crashing city raids and skirmishes in certain "hot spots" around the world such as the popular "Southshore Tug of War" in which Alliance and Horde forces would fight back and forth over the stretch of land between Southshore and Tarren Mill.


    The first world events were added in the form of outdoor raid bosses that could be accessed without entering an instance. These bosses were the blue dragon Azuregos of Azshara and the Burning Legion demon Lord Kazzak in the Blasted Lands. These were followed by four green dragons corrupted by the "Emerald Nightmare." In addition, certain areas of Azeroth experience an "elemental invasion" where waves of elemental-class monsters will run rampant for a time or until they are destroyed.[39]


    Blizzard has also implemented holiday content that could be considered a world event. Valentine's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, as well as New Year's and its lunar counterpart all have their Warcraft-themed counterparts. During these week-long events players partake in holiday-themed quests usually involving humorous references to real-world pop culture surrounding the holiday. For example, one of the Winter's Veil (Christmas) quests involves fighting a creature known as the Greench and rescuing a kidnapped reindeer named Metzen (styled after lead designer, Chris Metzen). Saint Valentines Day or Valentines Day is on February 14. ... Easter, the Feast of the Resurrection, the Sunday of the Resurrection, or Resurrection Day, is the most important religious feast of the Christian liturgical year, observed between late March and late April (early April to early May in Eastern Christianity). ... An Independence Day is an annual celebration commemorating the anniversary of a nations assumption of independent statehood, usually after ceasing to be a colony or part of another state. ... Halloween or Halloween is a tradition celebrated on the night of October 31, most notably by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting sweets, fruit, and other gifts. ... // The First Thanksgiving, painted by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863-1930). ... Christmas is an annual holiday that marks the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. ... New Years Eve is a celebration held the day before New Years Day, on December 31, the final day of the year. ... Lunar New Year may refer to the beginning of the year in several cultures calendars: Chinese New Year Korean New Year Islamic New Year Tết (Vietnamese New Year) Thai New Year (Songkran) Categories: | ...


    The Darkmoon Faire

    In patch 1.6, players were given the opportunity to plunder the first new 40-player raid dungeon added since launch: Blackwing Lair. However, a more peaceful distraction appeared traveling across Azeroth and coming to rest in Mulgore and Elwynn Forest on opposing months called The Darkmoon Faire. The Darkmoon Faire features attractions from across the globe such as the world's strongest woman, a petting zoo for some of Azeroth's most interesting creatures, various games of skill, a fortune teller, a giant human-launching cannon, and plenty of ale.


    Players can perform quests for various members of the Faire and receive Darkmoon Prize Tickets in return. These tickets can then be redeemed for items of various quality, from "Month-Old Mutton" to epic-quality jewelry. Additionally, players can occasionally find Darkmoon Cards scattered throughout the world. Four sets exist at the present time: Elementals, Beasts, Warlords, and Portals. Collecting all eight cards of a set (Ace through 8, there are no face cards) allows the player to combine them into a deck and redeem them for a powerful, epic-quality trinket depending on which set was completed.


    The Faire sees sporadic updates and expansions in a semi-regular fashion. The most recent addition was a 'battle' minigame in which players take control of tiny, remote controlled tanks called 'Tonks' which use various weapons to disable other Tonks.


    Corrupted Blood plague

    Main article: Corrupted Blood

    While not an intentional world event, the Corrupted Blood plague nonetheless was one of the first events to affect entire servers. Patch 1.7 saw the opening of Zul'Gurub, the game's first 20-player raid dungeon where players faced off against an ancient tribe of jungle trolls under the sway of the ancient Blood God, Hakkar the Soulflayer. Upon engaging Hakkar, players were stricken by a debuff (a spell that negatively affects a player) called "Corrupted Blood" which would periodically sap their life. The disease would also be passed on to other players who were simply standing in close proximity to an infected person. Originally this malady was confined within the Zul'Gurub instance but made its way into the outside world by way of hunter or warlock pets that contracted the disease. Corrupted Blood was a virtual plague that infected characters in the computer game World of Warcraft; it was also the first disease to affect any MMORPG with a significant game effect. ...


    Within hours Corrupted Blood had infected entire cities such as Ironforge and Orgrimmar because of their high player concentrations. Low-level players were killed in seconds by the high-damage disease. Eventually Blizzard fixed the issue so that the plague could not exist outside of Zul'Gurub.


    The Gates of Ahn'Qiraj

    Patch 1.9 saw the first true world event in the World of Warcraft. Located in the mysterious insect-infested, quasi-Egyptian themed area of Silithus, Ahn'Qiraj was the capital city of the powerful Qiraji, a race of magical creatures under the thrall of an ancient and terrible Old God who was chained beneath the earth in ages past. A coalition of Night Elves and dragons of the Four Flights fought a war against the Qiraji and their Silithid minions and sealed them behind the Scarab Wall. However, after many centuries the bonds of their prison began to break and Silithus was overrun by the creatures once more. A call for War against Ahn'Qiraj went out and the combined might of the Alliance and Horde sealed away the menace of the Old God for good.


    The world event was triggered by a twofold action. First, the entire server population was able to take part in the Ahn'Qiraj War Effort. Players of every level could turn in various items in both Ironforge and Orgrimmar for their faction's respective war preparations. Metals, herbs, textiles, and other commodities were all collected in great quantities. For example, one collector in Ironforge required players to turn in a stack of 20 runecloth bandages at a time. The total number of runecloth bandages required numbered in the tens of thousands. The faster materials were turned in, the faster the War would commence. In the weeks leading up to the opening of the gates many servers were neck-and-neck as Blizzard provided a rankings page to monitor the progress of each realm. In the end the realm Medivh succeeded in being the first to open the gates of Ahn'Qiraj.


    At the same time the War Effort was taking in supplies high level players could engage in a quest chain that spanned the entire world to piece together an artifact called the Scepter of the Shifting Sands. This item would be necessary to ring the Scarab Gong and break the seals holding the Scarab Wall closed. When the War Effort was completed the armies of the Alliance and Horde would march to Ahn'Qiraj. In a spectacular set-piece the armies formed ranks outside the Scarab Wall and the gong was sounded by one lucky person per server. The gates opened and the minions of the Qiraji spilled out in a titanic melee. Additionally, invasions of Silithid insects occurred in almost every populated area of Azeroth.


    With the initial event completed the gates were open to everyone on a given server and players were able to access two new raid dungeons: the 20-man ruins zone and the 40-man temple zone and a few new quests.


    The Scourge Invasion

    The Invasion began with the launch of patch 1.11. Outside each major city and at various high level zones in the game players could encounter floating undead constructs called Necropoleis with at least four groups of undead creatures spread out in a diamond formation below. At each point lay a necrotic crystal guarded by legions of undead. Upon destroying these crystals players could render the accompanying necropolis inert for a time and score a "victory" against the Scourge.


    The Dark Portal Opens: War Unleashed Upon Azeroth

    On January 9, 2007, the Dark Portal in Blasted Lands opened, with demons pouring out. This event signaled the beginning of the World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade expansion, much of the content of which is accessed by going through the portal. The demon leader Lord Kazzak escaped through the portal, replacing his presence with Highlord Kruul who attacked several areas in the game world. January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... The Dark Portal is an artifact in the fictional Warcraft universe. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Locations in the Warcraft Universe. ...


    Soundtrack

    The soundtrack for World of Warcraft was composed and arranged by Jason Hayes, Tracy W. Bush, Derek Duke and Glenn Stafford. It was released on November 23, 2004 together with the Collectors edition of the game. It is also sold separately on 1 CD, in the MP3 format. Jason Hayes is a video game music composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Tracy W. Bush is a video game music composer and sound designer. ... Glenn Stafford composed the orchestral music for many of Blizzard Entertainments video games, including the three Warcraft games and StarCraft, as well as the Super Nintendo games Blackthorne, Justice League Task Force and Death and Return of Superman. ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A portable MP3 player MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, more commonly referred to as MP3, is a popular digital audio encoding, lossy compression format, and algorithm, designed to greatly reduce the amount of data required to represent audio, yet still sound like a faithful reproduction of the original uncompressed audio...

    World Themes

    1. Main Title: Legends of Azeroth
    2. Exclusive Track: The Shaping of the World
    3. Exclusive Track: Legacy
    4. Exclusive Track: Song of Elune
    5. Exclusive Track: Echoes of the Past
    6. A Call to Arms
    7. Intro Movie: Seasons of War

    City Themes

    8. Stormwind
    9. Orgrimmar
    10. The Undercity
    11. Thunder Bluff
    12. Darnassus
    13. Ironforge

    Ambient Music

    14. Elwynn Forest
    15. Duskwood
    16. Dun Morogh
    17. Burning Steppes
    18. Shimmering Flats
    19. Felwood
    20. Stranglethorn Vale
    21. Tanaris
    22. Teldrassil

    Intro Cues

    23. Tavern
    24. Moonfall
    25. Ruins
    26. Temple
    27. Lurking
    28. Sacred
    29. Graveyard
    30. War

    Modifications

    A heavily modified World of Warcraft user interface
    A heavily modified World of Warcraft user interface

    World of Warcraft includes significant support for modifications to the user interface (UI) of a game, colloquially known as "mods" and "addons". At a simple level it allows full control over the content of toolbars and hot keys, as well as macros to automate sets of operations and the ability to script much more elaborate tools. The range of modifications that are available can be anything from ways to automatically advertise tradeskills, to adding extra rows of button bars for spells, skills and more. There are also various humorous mods, including one that reproduces the infamous Leeroy Jenkins sound.[40] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 819 pixel, file size: 343 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A newer example of an extremely modified wow user interface. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 819 pixel, file size: 343 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A newer example of an extremely modified wow user interface. ... The user interface is the part of a system exposed to users. ... ... Macro (meaning large or wide) is also applied to macroeconomics, and macroscopic or macro lenses. ... Leeroy Jenkins as he appears on a card in the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game This article is about the Internet meme, game character, and World of Warcraft player. ...


    As of the 2.0 release of World of Warcraft, certain modifications and "Addons" no longer function the way they were intended by the addon designer, as the way that an addon interacts with the game has been changed. This has forced all addons pre-2.0 to have to be rewritten. This is such a drastic change to the addons that all players must now download new copies of the addon that they were using. More information on this topic is available in this forum post, made by a Blizzard MVP (Most Valuable Poster).


    Addons are created using one or both Lua and XML, and images used for modifications are created using the .TGA (Targa) and .BLP image formats. Blizzard has also released a User Interface Customization tool to support and encourage UI modders.[41] However, Blizzard is unable to endorse or provide support for third party interfaces due to issues that may be caused by them. The Lua (pronounced LOO-ah, or in IPA) programming language is a lightweight, reflective, imperative and procedural language, designed as a scripting language with extensible semantics as a primary goal. ... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a W3C-recommended general-purpose markup language that supports a wide variety of applications. ... TGA may refer to: Truevision TGA Thermogravimetric Analysis Transposition of the Great Arteries Categories: | ... . ...


    Some third-party programs that operate in a stand-alone mode, or independent of World of Warcraft may be considered exploits, especially if they automate operation beyond that made available using the built-in macro functionality, or pass information in or out of the game. Use of these is against the Terms of Service agreed to when playing the game, and as such, may lead to possible suspension or closure of accounts. Blizzard has stated on the official forums that any modification that uses the Lua programming language will not be considered an exploit, though Blizzard reserves the right to change information available via the Lua language if the modification changes the nature of encounters in the game.[42]


    Expansion pack

    Main article: World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

    On October 28, 2005 Blizzard revealed that the first expansion pack would be called World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade.[43] It includes an increased level cap of 70, a new profession (Jewelcrafting), the ability to 'socket' jewels into certain items for increased stats (a feature that originated with Diablo 2), and two new playable races. The additional races are the Blood Elves for the Horde, residing in the capital city of Silvermoon, and the Draenei for the Alliance, residing in the capital city of Exodar. The expansion also features Outland as a new playable zone, as well as flying mounts usable only in Outland for high-level players. Some of the expansion's features will be available to all players, though the most significant additions, such as visiting Outland and creating characters of the two new races, requires the Burning Crusade expansion to be purchased and installed.[44] October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An expansion pack is an addition to an existing game. ... Diablo Diablo II is an action-oriented adventure and role-playing game (RPG) in a hack and slash style designed as a sequel to the popular Diablo. ... The Blood Elves are a race in the fantasy Warcraft Universe. ... The Horde is one of the major factions in the Warcraft Universe. ... This is a list of the major and minor Locations ordered by region (after the events of Third Great War) in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of video games and books are set. ... Draenei as seen in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Exodar is the Draenei capital in the fantasy Warcraft Universe. ...


    On July 21, 2006, Blizzard revealed that the new races will be able to use classes traditionally open only to the other faction, and that Blood Elves do not have the Warrior class open to them, making them the only race that cannot play a Warrior. These changes have received mixed feedback.[45] July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Blood Elves are a race in the fantasy Warcraft Universe. ... 17th Century Brazilian Tapuia A warrior is a person habitually engaged in warfare. ... 17th Century Brazilian Tapuia A warrior is a person habitually engaged in warfare. ...


    Controversy and criticism

    Although financially successful (with 8 million players), World of Warcraft has received a moderate amount of criticism. One of the most recent of these controversies had to do with Blizzard's treatment of a transgender player when she made a guild for other gay or gay-friendly players.[46] There are a number of controversies and criticisms associated with World of Warcrafts. ...


    World of Warcraft has also come under criticism for stories of game addictions to the popular video game. In June of 2005 it was reported that a child had died due to neglect by her World of Warcraft-addicted parents.[47] In August of that year, the government of the People's Republic of China proposed new rules to curb what they perceived to be social and financial costs brought on by the popularity of games such as World of Warcraft. The measure would enforce a time limit on China's estimated total of 20 million gamers.[48] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ...


    Dr. Maressa Orzack, a clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts, was interviewed August 8, 2006, stating that of the 6 million subscribers "I'd say that 40 percent of the players are addicted."[49] Note that the 40 percent figure was not derived from a scientific study overseen by Dr. Orzack, but rather came from "a forum that Nick Yee runs". She added in an August 2006 interview that "even if the percentage is 5 to 10 percent which is standard for most addictive behaviors, it is a huge number of people who are out of control."[50] Also, according to Dr. John Grohol, a colleague of Orzack's, "Dr. Orzack is not claiming that up to 40% of World of Warcraft gamers are addicted based upon any actual evidence or surveys of players. This is just her opinion, based upon her own experience and observation of the problem."[51] This article is about the U.S. State. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


    After Blizzard started offering free trial gameplay accounts, players started receiving increasing numbers of spam sent by bots in the virtual mailboxes of their characters, advertising virtual gold, honour, and experience selling services.[52] One study shows that this problem is particularly prevalent on the European realms.[53] Look up spam, SPAM in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up bot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


    In popular culture

    • The South Park episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft" prominently featured World of Warcraft through machinima animation. Blizzard actively collaborated with the South Park animation team in the making of the episode.[54] The episode drew 3.4 million viewers, making it Comedy Central's best midseason premiere since 2000.[55]
    • The September 22, 2006 episode of Stargate Atlantis, The Return Part 1, featured a scene where Dr. Weir distracts geeky scientist Bill Lee by telling him she too is a fan of World of Warcraft.[56]
    • The October 10, 2006 episode of Help Me Help You, "Fun Run," involves Inger meeting her online husband from the game.[57]
    • On November 20, 2006, Blizzard announced that major national television stations would begin airing the first World of Warcraft TV spot in North America.[58] The commercial is an edit of a scene from the cult comedy film Office Space with footage of the game and a World of Warcraft box overlaid onto the original footage.[59]

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    See also

    WHEN IS THE NEXT BLIZZCON OH MY GOD I MEEN RELLY HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WATEBlizzCon was a convention held by Blizzard Entertainment at the Anaheim Convention Center to celebrate their major franchises Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo. ... Corrupted Blood was a virtual plague that infected characters in the computer game World of Warcraft; it was also the first disease to affect any MMORPG with a significant game effect. ... A farmer is a general term for a MMORPG player who attempts to acquire (farm) items of value within a game, usually in order to exploit repetitive elements of the games mechanics. ... Leeroy Jenkins as he appears on a card in the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game This article is about the Internet meme, game character, and World of Warcraft player. ... The term meme (IPA: , to rhyme with theme, not or ), coined in 1976 by the zoologist and evolutionary scientist Richard Dawkins, refers to a unit of cultural information transferable from one mind to another. ... This is alphabetical list with the major and minor characters in the Warcraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of games and books are set. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Kalimdor. ... glider is a popular bot for the MMORPG World of Warcraft created by Michael Donnelly. ... Make Love, Not Warcraft is episode 1008 (#147) of Comedy Centrals animated series South Park and aired on October 4, 2006. ... South Park is an American, Emmy Award-winning[1] animated television comedy series about four fourth-grade school boys who live in the small town of South Park, Colorado. ... Warcraft the Roleplaying Game is a tabletop RPG game line published by Sword & Sorcery, based on the Warcraft computer game. ... This is a game based on the popular World of Warcraft MMORPG. Players take the roles of various characters such as hunters or warlocks of either the Alliance or Horde faction. ... The World of Warcraft Trading Card Game is a collectible trading card game based on Blizzard Entertainments MMORPG, World of Warcraft. ... . ... It has been suggested that World of Warcraft Forums be merged into this article or section. ... MPQ (MoPaQ, short for Mike OBrien PAQ, named after its creator), is an archive file format used in several of Blizzard Entertainments games, including Diablo, Diablo II, StarCraft, Warcraft III and World of Warcraft. ...

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