The company offers parental controls[40] that allow various limits to be set on playing time. It is possible to set a daily limit, a weekly limit, or to specify an allowed playing schedule. In order to control these settings, it is necessary to log in with different credentials than are used just to enter the game. It is also possible to receive statistics on the time spent playing. Apart from controlling children, adults sometimes use parental controls on themselves.[41] The company supports this kind of protection as otherwise the potential players or their supervisors may choose to uninstall or block the game permanently.
The Corrupted Blood plague incident was one of the first events to affect entire servers. Patch 1.7 saw the opening of Zul'Gurub, the game's first 20-player raid dungeon where players faced off against a tribe of trolls. Upon engaging the final boss, players were stricken by a debuff called "Corrupted Blood" which would periodically sap their life. The disease was passed on to other players simply by being near infected players. Originally this malady was confined within the Zul'Gurub instance, but it made its way into the outside world by way of hunter pets or warlock minions that contracted the disease.

When players create World of Warcraft accounts, they are asked to choose a username and password. Afterward, whenever they play World of Warcraft, they are asked to supply the same username and password in full. This is also the case when using account management facilities online. This type of authentication is vulnerable to keystroke logging. While this is not unique to World of Warcraft and is common to many MMORPGs, the game has been directly targeted with trojans being specifically crafted to capture account login details.[112] Attacks have been reported as early as May 2006 and may extend as far back as July 30, 2005.[113] The game does, however, allow players to save their account name to the program to allow the player to only have to type their password.[114]


To create a new character, in keeping with the storyline of previous Warcraft games, players must choose between the opposing factions of the Alliance or the Horde; Pandaren, which were added in Mists of Pandaria, do not commit to a faction until after the starting zone is completed. Characters from the opposing factions can perform rudimentary communication (most often just "emotes"), but only members of the same faction can speak, mail, group and join guilds. The player selects the new character's race, such as orcs or trolls for the Horde, or humans or dwarves for the Alliance.[13] Players must select the class for the character, with choices such as mages, warriors, and priests available.[14] Most classes are limited to particular races.
^ 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.
In late 2007, a series of television commercials for the game began airing featuring pop culture celebrities such as Mr. T, William Shatner, and Verne Troyer discussing the virtues of the character classes they play in the game.[153] A Spanish commercial featuring Guillermo Toledo, and a French commercial featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme, were also televised.[154] Two more were shown in November 2008, featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Steve Van Zandt.[155] Another commercial in the series, which began airing in November 2011, featured Chuck Norris and played on the Internet phenomenon of "Chuck Norris facts".[156]
Hacia finales de 2007, fueron lanzados una serie de anuncios para la televisión en los que salían celebridades como Mr. T, William Shatner, y Verne Troyer hablando sobre las distintas clases de los personajes en el juego.56​ Se lanzó en español uno con Guillermo Toledo, y en francés uno con Jean-Claude Van Damme.57​ Se lanzaron dos más en 2008, uno con Ozzy Osbourne y otro con Steve Van Zandt.58​

World of Warcraft has inspired two board games: World of Warcraft: The Board Game (including Shadow of War and The Burning Crusade expansions)[157] and World of Warcraft: The Adventure Game,[158][159] produced by Fantasy Flight Games. There is also a trading card game,[160] and a collectible miniatures game[161] on the market, both formerly produced by Upper Deck Entertainment, now produced by Cryptozoic Entertainment. Cryptozoic released an "Archives" set which contains foil reproductions of older cards produced by Upper Deck. In August 2012, Megabloks launched a licensed line of World of Warcraft 'building block' toys based on the game scenes, scenarios and characters.[162] In March 2014, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft was released, which is a free-to-play digital card game based on the Warcraft universe, using classes similar to World of Warcraft.[163]
09 nov Se ha vuelto el wow muy exigente El wow ya no es lo que era, la interacción social es casi nula, todo es muy mecánico y la gente con la que te "toque" raidear, hacer mazs o lo que sea... tienen cero paciencia, te exigen pero si algo haces bien nada te dicen. He jugado en la antigua, sé de lo que hablo. Sólo quería expresar mi opinión. Chao. Posdata: con exigente me refería respecto el tema social.Oone14 09 nov
Emplea el sistema de maná y aunque algunos de sus ataques causan gran daño instantáneo, prefieren silenciar a sus enemigos. Son especialistas en el control de multitudes y escape debido a sus múltiples hechizos de efecto de área y hechizos que sirven para evitar luchar con varios enemigos a la vez. Son un verdadero incordio para los melees en JcJ ya que pueden teletransportarse, y ralentizar al contrincante, también pueden llegar a rellenar casi por completo su mana utilizando Evocación, aunque sin duda esta clase es famosa por la Polimorfia, habilidad que convierte en oveja.Hacen gran DPS quemando a sus enemigos (rama fuego), menos DPS pero mas supervivencia y control con el hielo ( rama escarcha) o ataques devastadores pero caros en mana (Rama Arcana). Además tienen la habilidad de abrir portales hacia las ciudades principales de su facción para teleportar otros jugadores hacia ellas, y también teleportarse ellos mismos. Son la única clase del juego que puede crear sus propios alimentos usando mana.
Warcraft y World of Warcraft son series que comparten la misma mitología, el universo de Warcraft, pero existen algunas diferencias que distinguir entre los dos títulos. En primer lugar, hablando de la tradición de sus videojuegos, el primero tiene una sobresaliente trayectoria dentro del género de estrategia en tiempo real, mientras que el segundo se ha enfocado en ser un juego de rol de aventuras en línea.
Las misiones formaban parte íntegra del juego siendo la mayoría de las veces usadas para continuar la historia en el juego o para guiar al jugador a través de él.41​ El gran número de misiones en cada localización fue muy popular, así como las recompensas por completarlas.15​ Aunque en realidad no eliminaban la necesidad de repetir una tarea o matar de manera repetida a una criatura, la percepción que se tenía de esas acciones era distinta.42​ Las misiones hicieron que los jugadores exploraran cada sección del mundo, lo que repercutió negativamente en los jugadores sociales o de rol.41​ Las misiones que implicaban conseguir objetos de los cuerpos de las criaturas no fueron tan populares.42​ Algunos críticos mencionaron que la falta de misiones que obligan a los jugadores a agruparse hacía sentir a veces que el juego estaba diseñado para un solo jugador,43​ mientras que otros se quejaban de que las mazmorras (que se deben jugar en grupo) no eran fáciles para nuevos jugadores y costaban demasiado tiempo acabarlas.42​ En días posteriores a lanzarse el juego, algunas misiones tenían errores de software haciéndolas imposibles de completar,15​ mientras que la masiva presencia de jugadores nuevos en algunas áreas hacía que no existieran criaturas para matar,41​ o que los jugadores tuvieran que esperar turno para matar a alguna criatura en particular para poder completar misiones.15​
30 oct WoW: Classic - Graficos Actualizados Parece q vamos a tener algo mas de calidad grafica en la Demo. no sera un solo Copy-Paste, adaptados a las maquinas actuales, si ademas añaden los modelos 3D actuales de personajes... yo me plantearia hacerme un Chaman Horda https://youtu.be/iD2U9PplwaA Fuente Alter-Time https://altertime.es/wow-classic-comparacion-de-graficosLogôsh92 30 oct
Es también una conocida clase Híbrida del juego, pero más enfocada a la magia, es una clase que utiliza el poder de la naturaleza. Emplea el maná, a partir del nivel 40 puede usar armaduras de cota de malla y tiene la particularidad de crear tótems y escudos para ayudarlo en la batalla tanto para dañar a sus enemigos como para ayudar a sus amigos. Según su rama de talentos pueden ser buenos DPS a distancia (Elemental) o en cuerpo a cuerpo (Mejora). También puede desempañarse como sanador (Restauración), con la particular de que puede sanar a varios amigos a la vez con cadenas de sanaciones. Es un personaje bastante completo. A partir del nivel 65 puede invocar elementales, ya que son personajes que usan los elementos de la naturaleza (Tierra y Fuego) como poder.

The appearance of the game world was praised by critics. Most popular was the fact that a player could run from one end of the continent to the other without having to pause at a "loading screen" while part of the game is retrieved from storage.[86] The environment was described as "breathtaking". Players found it difficult to become lost, and each area in the game world had a distinct look that blended from one to the next.[21] Critics described the environment as "a careful blend of cartoon, fantasy art, and realism".[81] The game was found to run smoothly on a range of computer systems,[10] although some described it as basic,[21] and mentioned that the bloom light rendering effect can blur things.[20] One reviewer described the ability to fly over long stretches of scenery as "very atmospheric".[83] The user interface was liked, being described as "simple", with tooltips helping to get the player started.[10]
In South Korea, there is no software package or CD key requirement to activate the account. However, to play the game, players must purchase time credits online. There are two kinds of time credits available: one where the player is billed based on the actual number of minutes that will be available, and one where the player can play the game for a number of days. In the former, time can be purchased in multiples of 5 hours or 30 hours, and in the latter, time can be purchased in multiples of 7 days, 1 month, or 3 months.[54] As software packages are not required, expansion pack contents are available to all players on launch day.
The fifth expansion, Warlords of Draenor, was announced at BlizzCon 2013 on November 8, 2013,[72][73] and entered beta on June 27, 2014.[74] Warlords of Draenor was released on November 13, 2014.[75] On August 6, 2015, Blizzard announced the sixth expansion, Legion, at Gamescom 2015.[76] In November 2015, the Legion's alpha testing started and in April 2016 the beta test started; the Legion expansion was released on August 30, 2016. The seventh expansion, Battle for Azeroth, was released worldwide on August 13 and 14 (depending on location) 2018.[77]
In December 2015, Blizzard sold an in-game battle pet named Brightpaw for $10 with all proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.[145] This resulted in a new Blizzard record donation of over $1.7 million to Make-A-Wish.[146] In December 2016, Blizzard again sold a battle pet named Mischief for $10; it helped raise more than 2.5 million for Make-A-Wish.[147] In September 2017, Blizzard sold a battle pet named Shadow the fox for $10, with proceeds going to the Red Cross to help with disaster relief.[148]
World of Warcraft requires a subscription to allow continued play, with options to pay in one-month, three-month, or six-month blocks, and time cards of varying lengths available from retailers, or purchasing a "WoW Token" in-game.[35][36] Expansion packs are available online and from retailers. As the game client is the same regardless of the version of World of Warcraft the user owns, the option to purchase expansions online was added as it allows for a quick upgrade. World of Warcraft is also available as a free Starter Edition, which is free to play for an unlimited amount of time. Starter Edition characters are unable to gain experience after reaching level 20, and there are other restrictions in effect for Starter Edition accounts, including the inability to trade, use mail, use Auction House, use public chat channels, join guilds or amass more than ten gold.[37]
World of Warcraft has inspired two board games: World of Warcraft: The Board Game (including Shadow of War and The Burning Crusade expansions)[157] and World of Warcraft: The Adventure Game,[158][159] produced by Fantasy Flight Games. There is also a trading card game,[160] and a collectible miniatures game[161] on the market, both formerly produced by Upper Deck Entertainment, now produced by Cryptozoic Entertainment. Cryptozoic released an "Archives" set which contains foil reproductions of older cards produced by Upper Deck. In August 2012, Megabloks launched a licensed line of World of Warcraft 'building block' toys based on the game scenes, scenarios and characters.[162] In March 2014, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft was released, which is a free-to-play digital card game based on the Warcraft universe, using classes similar to World of Warcraft.[163]
World of Warcraft ganó varios premios tras su lanzamiento, incluyendo Selecciones de Editores (Editor's Choice awards).15​42​ Además, ganó varios premios anuales de medios, siendo descrito como el mejor videojuego de rol y MMORPG.44​ Los gráficos y el sonido también recibieron mención en los premios anuales, sobre todo el estilo de dibujos animados45​ y el sonido en general.46​ El juego recibió el premio al mejor producto de entretenimiento para Mac OS X en los premios Apple Design en 2005.47​ finalmente, World of Warcraft fue reconocido en los premios Spike TV de 2005 como el mejor juego de PC, mejor juego multijugador, mejor RPG y juego más adictivo.48​ En 2008, World of Warcraft fue honrado (junto con Neverwinter Nights y EverQuest) en la quincuagésimo novena edición de los premios Emmy de la tecnología e ingeniería por su avance en juegos MMORPG.49​ Game Informer situó a World of Warcraft como el undécimo en su lista de los mejores dos cientos juegos de todos los tiempos.50​ La expansión Wrath of the Lich King recibió el premio al Mejor Videojuego en la categoría de empresas otorgado por el certamen imagina en su edición del año 2009.51​
When new content is added to the game, official system requirements may change. In version 1.12.0 the requirements for Windows were increased from requiring 256 MB to 512 MB of RAM. Official Windows 98 technical support was dropped, but the game continued to run there until version 2.2.3.[63] Before Mists of Pandaria, World of Warcraft will officially drop support for Windows 2000.[64]
In April 2015, an alternate way to cover the subscription was introduced. A player may spend real money ($20 in North America and differing amounts in other regions) on a WoW Token, which is sold on the auction house for in-game gold that initially could only be used to add 30 days of playtime.[36] At the launch of the feature in NA, a token sold for 30k gold and 24 hours later sold for 20k gold, therefore the gold amount changes depending on what players are willing to spend and the supply. Subsequently, the amount that an NA token sells for remained selling at above 30,000 gold and the other Battle.net regions are well above that value. Once a player buys a token on the auction house, it is account bound and cannot be resold. In February 2017, the WoW Token can also be exchanged for $15 in Battle.net balance that can be used as credit for purchases in most of Blizzard's games as well as in Destiny 2.[39]

Son asesinos, se especializan en utilizar una gran variedad de armas con las dos manos, aunque el arma icónica de esta clase es la daga. Es una clase clave tanto para el PVE como el PVP por su capacidad de inutilizar a sus contrincantes , cualquiera de sus tres ramas de talentos (Asesinato, sutileza y combate) es compatible para las dos cosas depende de los gustos del jugador. Su rol se basa en énfasis en el sigilo, los venenos y el control. Usa energía como recurso.

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