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.
15 nov ¿A qué aspiráis realmente en WoW Classic? Buenas, Ha pasado más de una década desde que cientos de miles de jugadores de todo el mundo se adentraran por primera vez en World of Warcraft. En aquella época o incluso un poco más tarde, como fue mi caso, muchos, diría que la mayoría, éramos personas jóvenes con pocas responsabilidades en su día a día y bastante tiempo libre, tiempo que podíamos dedicar al que seguramente era uno de nuestros entretenimientos favoritos. Ahora, varios años más tarde, somos personas con las responsabilidades propias de la vida adulta y lógicamente con una cantidad menor de tiempo libre para dedicar a nuestras aficiones. Teniendo esto en cuenta y siendo honestos con vosotros mismos, ¿cuáles son vuestras aspiraciones para WoW Classic? Yo probablemente me dedique a levear varias clases con tranquilidad (¡me encanta levear!) e intentaré ir equipando a un personaje poco a poco con profesiones y mazmorras. Eventualmente, espero poder acceder a las primeras raids, aunque no pienso que pueda comprometerme a raidear de forma asidua. ¿Qué hay de vosotros?Korvael64 15 nov
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]
26 oct Formato fisico del wow classic Creéis que sacarán una edición física o harán como con el starcraft remastered? Por otro lado he visto que el vanilla tenía un montón de versiones con 4 y 5 cds, 1 y 2 dvds, estaba pensando pillarme una de segunda mano por coleccionismo (la mía se perdió en una mudanza), sabéis cual fue la primera versión y cuál la última?Patxes13 26 oct
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.
Disponible sólo en Elfos de la noche y Huargen (por parte de la Alianza) y en Taurens y Troles (por parte de la Horda). Tienen la cualidad de transformarse en distintas formas animales (Guardián) para tanquear en forma de oso y oso temible,22​(Feral) para hacer daño cuerpo a cuerpo en forma de felino (Feral),23​ daño a distancia (lanzador de conjuros-equilibrio) en forma de lechúcico lunar o forma de árbol de vida para curar (sanador-sanación). Además de estas formas, tienen tres formas animales denominadas de viaje, una de guepardo/reno para viajar por tierra (+40 % de velocidad), otra de león marino/orca (+50 % de velocidad a nado) para viajar bajo el agua, y otra de cuervo para volar (+150 % + 310 % de velocidad dependiendo del nivel de habilidad desbloqueado). Pueden cumplir los tres roles; tanque, sanador y DPS (cuerpo a cuerpo o a distancia) según la rama de talentos. Además, según la forma animal que se elija, tienen las habilidades y el modo de control del pícaro (forma felina) o del guerrero (forma de oso/forma de oso temible). Es la única clase capaz de desarrollar todos los roles del juego: curador, Tanque, DPS distancia y DPS cuerpo a cuerpo. Además, desde la salida de Mists of Pandaria, es también la única que cuenta con cuatro especializaciones.
Blizzard makes use of a system known as Warden on the Windows version of the game to detect third-party programs, such as botting software, allowing World of Warcraft to be played unattended. There has been some controversy as to the legality of Warden. Warden uses techniques similar to anti-virus software to analyze other running software on the players' PCs, as well as the file system. However, unlike most anti-virus software, it sends a portion of this information back to Blizzard, which caused privacy advocates to accuse it of being spyware.[122] One example of the information Warden collects is the title of every window open on the system while WoW is running.[123] On the other hand, many gamers responded positively to the development, stating that they supported the technology if it resulted in fewer cases of cheating. Blizzard's use of Warden was stated in the Terms of Agreement (TOA).[124]
World of Warcraft ha inspirado dos juegos de tablero: World of Warcraft: El Juego de Tablero (incluyendo las expansiones Shadow of War y The Burning Crusade)59​ y World of Warcraft: El Juego de Aventuras,60​61​ producidos por Fantasy Flight Games y editados en español por Devir. También existe un juego de cartas coleccionables, World of Warcraft Trading Card Game,62​ y un juego de miniaturas coleccionable63​ ambos producidos por Upper Deck Entertainment, a partir de marzo de 2010, cambió a Cryptozoic Entertainment.
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.
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]
30 oct Os imaganias que a Blizzard... se le va la olla y con el exito de vanilla empiezan a sacar contenido nuevo siguiendo la filosofia del Clasic??? Imaginad que blizzard ve que la gente reniega del wow retail y se lo pasa mejor en Vanilla. Como exprimir a toda esa comunidad con fecha de caducidad, ya que el contenido es el que es. Cambiar retail para hacerlo mas Clasic, o meter contenido nuevo a Clasic qeu siempre quisieron meter y no pudieron. O hacer otra linea temporal. O alargar los sucesos antes de la burning.Lórdwarwick14 30 oct
15 nov ¿A qué aspiráis realmente en WoW Classic? Buenas, Ha pasado más de una década desde que cientos de miles de jugadores de todo el mundo se adentraran por primera vez en World of Warcraft. En aquella época o incluso un poco más tarde, como fue mi caso, muchos, diría que la mayoría, éramos personas jóvenes con pocas responsabilidades en su día a día y bastante tiempo libre, tiempo que podíamos dedicar al que seguramente era uno de nuestros entretenimientos favoritos. Ahora, varios años más tarde, somos personas con las responsabilidades propias de la vida adulta y lógicamente con una cantidad menor de tiempo libre para dedicar a nuestras aficiones. Teniendo esto en cuenta y siendo honestos con vosotros mismos, ¿cuáles son vuestras aspiraciones para WoW Classic? Yo probablemente me dedique a levear varias clases con tranquilidad (¡me encanta levear!) e intentaré ir equipando a un personaje poco a poco con profesiones y mazmorras. Eventualmente, espero poder acceder a las primeras raids, aunque no pienso que pueda comprometerme a raidear de forma asidua. ¿Qué hay de vosotros?Korvael64 15 nov
World of Warcraft runs natively on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Boxed copies of the game use a hybrid CD to install the game, eliminating the need for separate Mac and Windows retail products. The game allows all users to play together, regardless of their operating system. Although there is no official version for any other platform, support for World of Warcraft is present in Windows API implementations Wine and CrossOver allowing the game to be played under Linux and FreeBSD.[47] In addition, the Windows client allows for direct OpenGL rendering in Wine, making performance on Unix-like platforms comparable to the native performance seen on Windows.[48] While a native Linux client is neither released nor announced by Blizzard, in January 2011 IT journalist Michael Larabel indicated in a Phoronix article that an internal Linux client might exist but is not released due to the non-standardization of the Linux distro ecosystem.[49]

En World of Warcraft un jugador tiene acceso a doce tipos de clases (según la expansión Legion) restringida según la raza que se seleccione.17​ Además de la diferencia existente entre cada clase, estas pueden elegir una rama de talentos entre un total de tres (o cuatro si se selecciona druida como clase), aumentando la diferencia entre estas.18​19​

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