About World of Warcraft
Posted by Intruder on October 02 2010 04:53:15
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 2 (and soon 3) expansion packs, including World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, and soon World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

As of 2008, World of Warcraft had more than 11.5 million monthly subscribers, and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the world's largest and most popular MMORPG. 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.

1 Features
1.1 Gameplay System
2 Availability
5 Trivia

Note the following are the pre-expansion details:

Uses and expands the storyline from the Warcraft series of games.
Customizable characters:
2 factions: Horde and Alliance.
8 races: Human, Dwarf, Gnome, Night Elf, Orc, Troll, Undead, Tauren (expansions: Blood Elf and Draenei, Goblin and Worgen).
9 classes: Mage, Warlock, Priest, Rogue, Druid, Hunter, Shaman, Warrior, Paladin (expansions: Death Knight).
9 professions, enabling resource gathering and item crafting (expansions: Jewelcrafting, Inscription)
4 secondary professions: Cooking, Fishing, First Aid, Riding (expansions: Archaeology)
2 class-based professions: Lockpicking, Poisons (removed with patch 3.0.2) (expansion: Runeforging)
The Talents and Glyphs system allows further customization of the character's skills and stats.
Gameplay System:
General System
A casual-friendly character progression system.
Quests occur frequently, and being offline (resting) increases your experience points gain.
In-game trading, mail service and auction system.
Four server types: Normal (PvE), RP, PvP, and RPPvP.
Quest and Honor Systems
A PvP Honor system, 6 (soon 8) Battlegrounds
Alterac Valley, Arathi Basin, Warsong Gulch (expansions: Eye of the Storm, Strand of the Ancients, Isle of Conquest)
A variety of World Events including:
(Darkmoon Faire, Children's Week, Scourge Invasion, and Midsummer Fire Festival)
67 Instanced Dungeons, ranging from The Deadmines to Zul'Gurub to Ulduar.
User Interface and Customer Support
Customize AddOn and Interface with some game commands support.
Client seamlessly supports both Mac and Windows operating systems. Linux users can play via Wine, 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[2] (Spanish, English?)