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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 6 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, Warlords-Logo-Small World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, Legion-Logo-Small World of Warcraft: Legion, and the 7th expansion, which was announced at BlizzCon 2017, Battle-Logo-Small World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth (NYR), on November 3, 2017. The initial release is now sometimes known as "vanilla WoW" or "classic WoW".

As of 2010, World of Warcraft had more than 12 million monthly subscribers,[1][citation needed] and still holds the Guinness World Record for the world's largest and most popular MMORPG since 2009.[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 have pre-expansion details separated from expansion details:

Gameplay system

General system
PvE systems
PvP systems
Added in Warlords-Logo-Small Warlords of Draenor.
  • Garrison personal player area that other players can visit.
Added in Legion-Logo-Small Legion.
Added in Legion-Logo-Small Legion.
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.


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  • Oceania (English - Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand)
  • North America (English - US & Canada)
  • Europe (English-UK, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian)
  • 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?)

Vanilla realms circa 2016

On April 25, 2016, Blizz Nethaera put a blue post up that discussed how the issue of a retro or vanilla realms within the company (not speaking to emulated or private servers directly) has been debated written by Blizz J. Allen Brack.[4] The summary version of the response was this:[4] 1) private servers need to be shut down to protect intellectual property rights, 2) maintaining a set of vanila-style servers is more technically difficult than people outside the company think (no specifics), and 3) the closest thing Blizzard might offer would be a "pristine realm" version of the game with all progression and XP acceleration elements as well as group finder turned off plus no access to cross realm zones.



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  • The original World of Warcraft (Patch 1.n) is sometimes referred to as "vanilla World of Warcraft," "pre Burning Crusade (Pre BC)," or "classic World of Warcraft".


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