As with other MMORPGs, players control a character avatar within a game world in third- or first-person view, exploring the landscape, fighting various monsters, completing quests, and interacting with non-player characters (NPCs) or other players. Also similar to other MMORPGs, World of Warcraft requires the player to pay for a subscription by using a credit or debit card, using prepaid Blizzard game cards or using a WoW Token purchased in-game. Players without a subscription may use a trial account that lets the player character reach up to level 20 but has many features locked.[10]


El pacífico reino de Azeroth está a punto de entrar en guerra para enfrentarse a unos terribles invasores: orcos guerreros que han dejado su destruido mundo para colonizar otro. Al abrirse un portal que conecta ambos mundos, un ejército se enfrenta a la destrucción, y el otro, a la extinción. Dos héroes, uno en cada bando, están a punto de chocar en un enfrentamiento que cambiará el destino de su familia, su pueblo y su hogar. Así empieza una espectacular saga de poder y sacrificio donde se descubren las numerosas caras de la guerra y donde cada uno lucha por lo suyo. Adaptación del popular videojuego homónimo. (FILMAFFINITY)
24 oct Una idea "brillante" ?¿ Buenas, quisiera dejar escribo el siguiente post para los maestros de juego y que puedan hacerles llegar mis opiniones a los desarrolla dores, con la salida de Classic espero y deseo que la dificultad sea como antaño y ademas vuelva el factor social en nuestras vidas, que tu pj dentro de juego sea una extension de tu propia reputacion, ahora bien, esto es una idea (aunque a lo mejor la implementaran) pero me gustaria que sacaran todas las expansiones como hasta ahora pero con la dificultad de vanilla, que no la casualicen como han echo hasta ahora aunque.... Aunque me idea principal es otra, algunas expansiones han sido mejores que otras y cof...... draenor cof cof, ufff que tos mas mala ¬_¬-------------(mira mas abajo) A nivel narrativo algunas personas no les a acabado de gustar mucho o creen que podria haber sido de otra forma las cosas, asi que mi planteamiento es el siguiente...., porque no hacer de classic el punto de partida a nuevas expansiones? me refiero a crear una nueva linea temporal, en los libros de "la guerra de los ancestros" contaban en una parte que se habian destruido las demas lineas temporales y solo quedaba una (corregidme si me equivoco) la actual, asi que propondria a blizz que crease una nueva linea temporal diferente a la actual, se que algunos me direis: tio pero eso son mas expansiones que hay que comprar y bla bla bla bla, si tios ya lo se, son nuevas expansiones que se comprarian pero es una historia completamente diferente, imaginaros por un momento que se pudiera reescribir la historia y pudieramos de alguna forma, hacer que algunas cosas malas no ocurriesen, eso si, si blizz llegase hacerlo OS LO SUPLICO, DEJAD LA DIFICULTAD COMO ESTA Y NO LA CASUALICEIS. Esta es mi opinion, no se si mas de uno opinara lo mismo.Tragamillas0 24 oct
World of Warcraft won several awards from critics upon release, including Editor's Choice awards.[10][20] In addition, it won several annual awards from the media, being described as the best game in the role-playing and MMORPG genres.[87] The graphics and audio were also praised in the annual awards, with the cartoonish style[88] and overall sound makeup being noted.[89] The game was also awarded Best Mac OS X Entertainment Product at the 2005 Apple Design Awards.[90] Computer Games Magazine named World of Warcraft the best computer game of 2004, and the magazine's Steve Bauman described his "feeling that Blizzard has analyzed every element of every existing game, pulled out the best ones, and then lovingly lavished an absurd amount of attention to their implementation." It also won the magazine's "Best Art Direction", "Best Original Music" and "Best Interface" awards.[91]
In the Lich King's haste to spread the plague of undeath over Azeroth, he gifted one of his greatest servants, the lich Kel'Thuzad, with the flying citadel of Naxxramas, as a base of operations for the Scourge. Consistent attacks from the Scarlet Crusade and Argent Dawn factions weakened the defenses of the floating fortress, enabling an incursion from the heroes that led to Kel'Thuzad's defeat. However, a traitor among the ranks of the knightly order of the Argent Dawn ran away with Kel'Thuzad's cursed remains and fled to Northrend, where the fallen lich could be reanimated.
Blizzard routinely applies older expansions to all accounts as new expansions are released. On June 28, 2011, The Burning Crusade expansion was automatically applied to all previous Warcraft accounts at no cost. On September 19, 2012, the same thing was done with the Wrath of the Lich King expansion,[67] and on October 15, 2013 the Cataclysm expansion was also applied.[68] On October 15, 2014, Mists of Pandaria was applied to all accounts following the release of Warlords.[69] On May 17, 2016, Warlords of Draenor was applied to all accounts to coincide with the release of the Warcraft movie that gives a 30-day trial of the game.[70] All The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria and Warlords of Draenor content is now effectively part of the original game, with all new World of Warcraft accounts automatically including these expansions upon creation.[67] As of the pre-patch release of Battle for Azeroth in July 2018, all expansions up to Legion are included in the base game.[71]
Questing was described as an integral part of the game, often being used to continue a storyline or lead the player through the game.[21] The high number of quests in each location was popular, as well as the rewards for completing them.[10] It was felt that the range of quests removed the need for a player to "grind", or carry out repetitive tasks, to advance their character.[20] Quests also require players to explore every section of the game world, potentially causing problems for social gamers or roleplayers seeking somewhere quiet.[21] Quests that required the player to collect items from the corpses of creatures they had killed were also unpopular; the low "drop rate", or chance of finding the items, makes them feel repetitive as a high number of creatures need to be killed to complete the quest.[20] A large number of new players in a particular area meant that there were often no creatures to kill,[21] or that players would have to wait and take turns to kill a particular creature to complete a quest.[10] Some critics mentioned that the lack of quests that required players to group up made the game feel as if it were designed for solo play.[83] Others complained that some dungeon or instanced group quests were not friendly to new players, and could take several hours to complete.[20] Upon release, a small number of quests had software bugs that made them impossible to complete.[10]
Blizzard routinely applies older expansions to all accounts as new expansions are released. On June 28, 2011, The Burning Crusade expansion was automatically applied to all previous Warcraft accounts at no cost. On September 19, 2012, the same thing was done with the Wrath of the Lich King expansion,[67] and on October 15, 2013 the Cataclysm expansion was also applied.[68] On October 15, 2014, Mists of Pandaria was applied to all accounts following the release of Warlords.[69] On May 17, 2016, Warlords of Draenor was applied to all accounts to coincide with the release of the Warcraft movie that gives a 30-day trial of the game.[70] All The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria and Warlords of Draenor content is now effectively part of the original game, with all new World of Warcraft accounts automatically including these expansions upon creation.[67] As of the pre-patch release of Battle for Azeroth in July 2018, all expansions up to Legion are included in the base game.[71]
↑ Glenday, Craig (2009). Craig Glenday, ed. Guinness World Records 2009. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (paperback edición). Random House, Inc. p. 241. ISBN 9780553592566. Consultado el 18 de septiembre de 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.»

Los orcos arrasan muchas villas en Azeroth. Anduin Lothar, comandante de las fuerzas humanas del Reino de Ventormenta, revisa los cuerpos de algunos de los hombres asesinados, encontrándose con un mago llamado Khadgar, quien explica que está investigando los cuerpos al hallar en ellos indicios de magia vil. Khadgar convence al rey de Ventormenta, Llane Wrynn, de consultar con Medivh, el Guardián de Trisfal, y Llane envía a Lothar y Khadgar a la fortaleza de Medivh, la torre de Karazhan, para informarle sobre la presencia de magia vil en Azeroth. En la biblioteca de Karazhan, una figura fantasmagórica guía a Khadgar hasta un misterioso libro, que él toma.
Before the introduction of World of Warcraft's seventh expansion "Battle for Azeroth", both "Normal" and "RP" servers were each divided into two separate categories; PvE and PvP servers. This has since been removed after the implementation of the "War Mode" option, which allows any player (of level 20 and higher) on any server to determine whether they want to actively participate in PvP combat or not, by enabling War Mode in two of the game's capital cities.
A number of facilities are available for characters while in towns and cities. In each major city, characters can access a bank to deposit items, such as treasure or crafted items. Each character has access to personal bank storage with the option to purchase additional storage space using in-game gold.[29] Additionally, guild banks are available for use by members of a guild with restrictions being set by the guild leader.[30] Auction houses are available for players to buy and sell items to others in a similar way to online auction sites such as eBay.[31] Players can use mailboxes, which can be found in almost every town. Mailboxes are used to collect items won at auction, and to send messages, items, and in-game money to other characters.[15]
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]
World of Warcraft was the best-selling PC game of 2005 and 2006.[96] In the United States, it sold 1.4 million copies ($68.1 million) by August 2006. It was the country's third best-selling computer game between January 2000 and August 2006.[97] On January 22, 2008, World of Warcraft had more than 10 million subscribers worldwide, with more than 2 million subscribers in Europe, more than 2.5 million in North America, and about 5.5 million in Asia.[98] At its peak in October 2010 the game had 12 million subscribers.[99] As of November 2014 the game has over 10 million active subscribers.[100] On January 28, 2014 Blizzard announced that 100 million accounts have been created for the game.[101] On May 7, 2015, it was announced that there were 7.1 million active subscriptions.[102][103][104][105] At the end of June 2015, subscriptions dropped down to 5.6 million, lowest since 2005.[106] By the end of September, subscribers were at 5.5 million.[107]
24 oct Cromi, vínvulo entre expansiones Hablé de este tema en otro hilo y me ha parecido interesante crear uno nuevo... Quizás sea mucho anticiparse hablar del tema de las expansiones, cuando aun ni ha salido el classic... pero creo que esta idea es buena a largo plazo... A ver que opináis vosotros. Si os paráis a pensar, sacar expansiones en el wow "classic" es fastidiar el producto para aquel que desea experimentar solo de wow vanilla, ya que estas obligando a la gente a salirse de este contexto para jugar el nuevo contenido. Para evitar esto lo ideal sería que a medida que Blizzard libere nuevo contenido (todas las expansiones que ha ido sacado cronológicamente) se habiliten nuevas expansiones y puedas decidir que hacer, si seguir en classic o empezar a disfrutar de la siguiente expansión. Partimos de la idea de que wow classic es un portal temporal abierto por Cromi, tal y como se ve en el anuncio oficial de Blizzard... a partir de ese momento Cromi será nuestra herramienta de viaje en el tiempo (evidentemente solo hacia el futuro, hacia nuevas expansiones). El día que se libere la Burning, Cromi dará una nueva misión, del palo "Continuamos con la historia!: Burning Crusade". Al aceptar dicha misión abriría un portal a la gran puerta, punto de entrada a la Burning Crusade, cruzar esa puerta es un punto sin retorno, tu personaje pasará a formar parte de uno de los servidores de la Burning Crusade dejando el wow vanilla atrás. Creo que de esta manera todos contentos... muy a largo plazo cada jugador podrá disfrutar de su expansión favorita todo cuanto quiera, sin verse obligado nunca a tener que jugar en la expansión más reciente, y si se aburre pues le pides portal a Cromi y palante. Es una forma excepcional de poder experimentar al 100% todas y cada una de las expansiones. Yo por ejemplo no he jugado la Warlords of Draenor ni Myts of Pandaria, al menos no tanto como quisiera, y hoy por hoy sabéis que esto es imposible. Si mañana por ejemplo alguien se compra el wow, tendrá todo el contenido hasta Legión, así lo vende Blizzard, pero esto no es del todo así..., porque antes de que se de cuenta estará en nivel 100 sin haber disfrutado ni de un 10% de cada una de las expansiones. Se trata de tener a gente contenta nada más... lo que se traduce en ganar suscriptores y no perder los actuales, aunque pueda suponer que más de uno no compre una nueva expansión hasta que le apetezca (ahora mismo estás prácticamente obligado a hacerlo...) Bueno, espero no haberme liado demasiado =) Comentad que os parece y aportad nuevas ideas! Quien sabe, igual hasta en alguna de ellas nos hagan caso para variar xDErec9 24 oct

Sanadores: también llamados sanadores o healers (del inglés heal, curar). Se encargan de curar y mantener vivos a todos los jugadores del grupo, en especial al tanque. Su poder ofensivo suele ser limitado. El tipo de armadura suele ser diverso, ya que los sacerdotes usan telas, los druidas cuero, los chamanes mallas y los paladines placas. Las estadísticas primarias en el equipo suelen ser el Intelecto y el Espíritu, además del Poder con Hechizos. El sanador por excelencia al principio del juego solía ser el sacerdote y, aunque el resto de clases con posibilidades de sanación no estaban tan mal como en el caso del tanque, también han sido mejoradas. Los sanadores son paladin sagrado, druida restauración, sacerdote disciplina y sagrado, chamán restauración y monje tejedor de niebla. Las habilidades de los senadores no solo son sanadoras. Estos, además de curar (y dar algo de daño), también pueden tener habilidades que obstaculizan al enemigo en el momento del pvp21​.
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