World of Warcraft

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0100WoW 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: 0200Bc icon World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, 0300Wrath-Logo-Small World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, 0400Cataclysm-Logo-Small World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, and 0500Mists-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?)



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Official trailer Escape From Mount Stupid: World of Warcraft[4]
World of Warcraft Opening Cinematic02:50

World of Warcraft Opening Cinematic

Escape From Mount Stupid - World of Warcraft10:11

Escape From Mount Stupid - World of Warcraft

An overview of World of Warcraft through late 0400Cataclysm-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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