, often referred to as World of Warcraft , is a WoW 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 , and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm . The initial release is now sometimes known as "vanilla WoW" or "classic WoW".
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
As of 2010,
World of Warcraft has more than 12 million monthly subscribers,  [ and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the world's largest and most popular MMORPG. ] citation needed 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.
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Uses and expands the storyline from the Warcraft series of games.
2 factions: Horde and Alliance.
8 initial races: Human, Dwarf, Gnome, Night Elf, Orc, Troll, Undead, Tauren; added Blood Elf / Draenei and Goblin / Worgen.
9 initial classes: Mage, Warlock, Priest, Rogue, Druid, Hunter, Shaman, Warrior, Paladin; added Death Knight (Hero Class).
9 initial professions, enabling resource gathering and item crafting; added Jewelcrafting and Inscription.
The Talents and Glyphs system allows further customization of the character's skills and stats.
A casual-friendly character progression system up to a point.
In-game trading, mail service and auction system.
Four server types: Normal ( PvE), RP, PvP, and RPPvP.
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)
China (Simplified and Traditional Chinese; including Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau)
Latin America (Spanish, English?)
Escape F Mount Stupid: World of Warcraft
An overview of World of Warcraft through late
The original WoW is sometimes referred to as "vanilla World of Warcraft," "pre Burning Crusade (Pre BC)," or "classic World of Warcraft".
WineHQ.com The Official WineHQ website with info about World of Warcraft with Wine.
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