About WoW - Intro to World of Warcraft
Four our years have passed since the aftermath of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, and a great tension now smolders throughout the ravaged world of Azeroth. As the battle-worn races begin to rebuild their shattered kingdoms, new threats, both ancient and ominous, arise to plague the world once again.
World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. World of Warcraft is a "Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game" which allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory.
What is an MMORPG?
MMORPG is an acronym for "Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game". In an MMORPG, thousands of players exist in the same game world at the same time.
What is World of Warcraft?
As a massively multiplayer online game, World of Warcraft enables thousands of players to come together online and battle against the world and each other. Players from across the globe can leave the real world behind and undertake grand quests and heroic exploits in a land of fantastic adventure.
What does World of Warcraft have to offer?
Unlike other MMORPGs, World of Warcraft allows players to play the game at their own pace, whether it be a few hours here and there or entire weeks at a time. The quest system also provides an enormous variety of captivating quests with story elements, dynamic events, and flexible reward systems. World of Warcraft also features a faster style of play, with less downtime and an emphasis on combat and tactics against multiple opponents.
Below are some features found in World of Warcraft:
Ten playable races
Nine playable classes
Multiple professions each with unique benefits
Thousands of quests to undertake and complete
Multiple modes of transportation
Extensive and elaborate storyline
Four realm types for differing styles of play
What is the look and feel of the game?
Strong visual appeal and responsive, smooth player controls are of central importance to the World of Warcraft experience. Visit these different sections of the website to get an idea of what the game is actually like:
Gameplay Movies - see the game in action
Screenshots - look at screenshots submitted by actual players
Music and Sounds - listen to the audio from the game
In-Game Cinematics - watch the opening cinematics for the game
What awards has World of Warcraft won?
World of Warcraft has received rave reviews from all over the world and has won numerous awards from the world's top game reviewers.
What are the system requirements?
Please visit the "System Requirements" section of the site to find out more.
Where can I buy World of Warcraft?
To purchase World of Warcraft, please visit your local retail store or order the game now on the Blizzard Online Store.
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
This is the first expansion to World of Warcraft released in January, 2007. You can learn more about the features here.
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
The second expansion to World of Warcraft. This was released on November 13, 2008. You can learn more here.
Still have questions?
Visit our "Frequently Asked Questions" sections for answers to any other questions you might have about World of Warcraft.