World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the fourth released game set in the Warcraft fantasy universe.[3] World of Warcraft takes place within the Warcraft world of Azeroth, approximately four years after the events at the conclusion of Blizzard's previous Warcraft release, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.[4] The game was announced in 2001, and was released for the 10th anniversary of the Warcraft franchise on November 23, 2004. Since launch, World of Warcraft has had seven major expansion packs released for it: The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria, Warlords of Draenor, Legion, and Battle for Azeroth.
^ Glenday, Craig (2009). Craig Glenday (ed.). Guinness World Records 2009. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (paperback ed.). Random House, Inc. p. 241. ISBN 9780553592566. Retrieved September 18, 2009. Most popular MMORPG game(sic) In terms of the number of online subscribers, World of Warcraft is the most popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), with 10 million subscribers as of January 2008.
World of Warcraft received very positive reviews upon release,[80] following a period of high anticipation before launch.[86] Although the game follows a similar model to—and was noted for using many familiar concepts from—the role-playing genre,[10][81] the new approaches to reducing pauses between game encounters were well liked.[21] A common example was the approach to character death. In some previous MMORPGs, a player would suffer a high penalty for character death; in World of Warcraft, a player is able to recover and start playing quickly.[10] Combat was another area where "downtime", or pauses between play, was reduced. By allowing all character types to recover from damage taken, players can return to combat quickly.[21] Reviewers felt that these changes in pacing would make the genre more accessible to casual players—those who play for short periods of time—[21] while still having "deep" gameplay that would attract players of all levels of interest.[20] The concept of a "rested bonus", or increasing the rate at which a player's character gains experience, was also welcomed as a way for players to quickly catch up with their friends in progression.[10]

Warcraft es desde su aparición en 1994 una de las principales marcas comerciales de Blizzard Entertainment, junto con StarCraft y Diablo. En primer lugar, es una popular serie de videojuegos del género de estrategia en tiempo real bajo la temática de guerras épicas fantásticas. Consta de tres entregas y dos expansiones, pero también tiene otras modalidades de presentación.2​ El gran éxito en ventas y condecoraciones3​ entre los juegos de estrategia en tiempo real que le ha permitido rivalizar con otras marcas importantes en el género como la serie StarCraft, del propio Blizzard, o la serie Age of Empires, de Microsoft. Gracias al apoyo de los aficionados, Warcraft ha ampliado sus alcances incursionado con otros tipos de productos. Así, se puede encontrar un juego de mesa, un juego de rol, novelas y un manga:

Deep within Blackrock Mountain, the black dragon Nefarian conducted twisted experiments with the blood of other dragonflights. Intent on seizing the entire area for his own, he recruited the remaining Dark Horde, a rogue army that embraced the demonic bloodlust of the old Horde. These corrupt orcs, trolls, and other races battled against Ragnaros and the Dark Iron dwarves for control of the mountain. Nefarian created the twisted chromatic dragons and a legion of other aberrations in his bid to form an army powerful enough to control Azeroth and continue the legacy of his infamous father, Deathwing the Destroyer. Nefarian was vanquished by the heroes from the Horde and the Alliance.
15 nov Agotamiento mental severo, WoW Classic. Esto va para todas esas personas que no tienen pensado jugar a World Of Warcraft: Classic. Parad ya, señor@s, aburrís lo que no está escrito, los que SI vamos a jugar al Wow:Classic, nos importa tres cuartas partes de un pepino pocho lo que tengáis que decir, a que aspiráis quejándoos?, que se os pasa por la mente para venir aquí a soltar !@#$%^ sobre este proyecto?. Espero que entre todos juntéis medio cerebro para explicarme por aquí que queréis conseguir con todo esto, si esperáis que alguien de la cumbre de Blizzard os lea y diga oh, vamos a cancelar el proyecto por un par de gatos mojados. Es que es para mear y no echar gota, el hate que se lee por aquí hacia este nuevo proyecto que ya saldrá en verano por suerte, porque ya hay fecha para que los cansinos de turno se metan en la cueva. Si no vais a jugar dejad este apartado del foro en paz, gracias cracks. Un saludito.Venath28 15 nov
Thrall, jefe de guerra de la Horda y chamán más poderoso de Azeroth, otorga el cargo de jefe de guerra a Garrosh Grito Infernal para unirse al Anillo de la Tierra en su lucha contra Alamuerte. Esta criticada y disputada decisión por parte de los altos cargos de la Horda llevará a esta nueva Horda a una serie de medidas en las que será palpable el afloramiento de la locura de Garrosh. Es necesaria la unión de los guerreros de la Horda y de la Alianza junto a los Dragones Aspecto para enfrentarse a los agentes de Alamuerte y destruir al mismo.
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