↑ «The Activision/Blizzard Merger:Five Key Points». Industry News. gamasutra.com. 3 de diciembre de 2007. Consultado el 24 de febrero de 2009. «One of the intriguing things about the old Vivendi structure was that, even when Martin Tremblay joined to run Vivendi's publishing, it was specified: "World Of Warcraft creator Blizzard Entertainment has been designated a stand-alone division reporting to VU Games' CEO, and is not part of Tremblay's product development mandate.»
15 nov Expansiones Después del Classic Esto fue lo que comentaron en la Blizzcon: "P: ¿Tendrá WoW: Classic el mismo parche siempre o tendrá sus propias expansiones? En este momento estamos intentando restaurar la versión de 2006. Una vez que el juego esté disponible el próximo verano, escucharemos a los jugadores y haremos lo correcto para el juego, pero tendremos que ver." Veo que dejan la puerta abierta pero me preocupa lo de escuchar a los jugadores. Las directrices de los veteranos ya han estado claras y se les ha comunicado por activa o por pasiva. No se si dentro de 3 años tendré otra perspectiva pero ahora mismo no quiero sorpresas en verano.Nümayos35 15 nov
Blizzard garnered criticism for its decision in January 2006 to ban guilds from advertising sexual orientation preferences. The incident occurred after several players were cited for "harassment" after advocating a group that was a gay-straight alliance.[133][134] Blizzard later reversed the decision to issue warnings to players promoting LGBT-friendly guilds.
Players who purchase Warlords of Draenor Collector's or Digital Deluxe Edition receive an Orc themed card back in Hearthstone.[168] Heroes of the Storm players who reach level 20 receive the Grave Golem battle pet in World of Warcraft and after reaching level 100 in World of Warcraft receive an Ironside Dire Wolf mount in Heroes of the Storm.[169] Starting on March 11, 2016, players who level a character to 20 in WoW, which can be completed with the free starter edition, earn the alternate Paladin hero Lady Liadrin in Hearthstone.[170]
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]
Draenor, el mundo de los orcos, está siendo destruido por una misteriosa fuerza llamada Vil. Un brujo orco llamado Gul'dan ha unido los clanes orcos en una Horda, creando un portal para pasar al mundo de Azeroth. Los orcos están utilizando la magia vil para absorber la vida de los draenei con el fin de alimentar el portal. Una vez abierto, Gul'dan lidera una pequeña avanzada para capturar prisioneros en Azeroth y sacrificarlos para poder traer al resto de la Horda a través del portal. A pesar de sus dudas, Durotan, jefe del clan Lobo Gélido, su esposa embarazada Draka y su mejor amigo Orgrimm Doomhammer se unen a esta avanzada. Mientras cruzan el portal, Draka entra en labor de parto. Cuando llegan a Azeroth, Gul'dan ayuda a Draka a dar a luz, pero el bebé aún es prematuro, por lo que Gul'dan drena la vida de un ciervo cercano y se la da al niño usando magia vil, al cual más tarde Durotan nombra Go'el.
^ Larabel, Michael (January 26, 2011). "Blizzard Still Has a World of Warcraft Linux Client". Phoronix. Archived from the original on May 12, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2013. It turns out that this appears to still be the case that internally they have a Linux build of World of Warcraft but as of yet they have decided against releasing it to the public.
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
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]
In China, because a large number of players do not own the computer on which they play games (e.g. if they play in Internet cafés), the CD keys required to create an account can be purchased independently of the software package. To play the game, players must also purchase prepaid game cards that can be played for 66 hours and 40 minutes.[55] A monthly fee model is not available to players of this region. The Chinese government and NetEase, the licensee for World of Warcraft in China, have imposed a modification on Chinese versions of the game which places flesh on bare-boned skeletons and transforms dead character corpses into tidy graves. These changes were imposed by the Chinese government in an attempt to "promote a healthy and harmonious online game environment" in World of Warcraft.[56][57] The Chinese government delayed the release of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, due to what it deemed objectionable content.[58] NetEase took over licensing of World of Warcraft from The9 in June 2009 following the expiration of The9's contract,[59] and were able to secure a launch for Wrath of the Lich King on August 31, 2010, nearly two years after its Western release.

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.

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]

Much of World of Warcraft play involves the completion of quests. These quests are usually available from NPCs.[19] Quests usually reward the player with some combination of experience points, items, and in-game money. Quests allow characters to gain access to new skills and abilities, as well as the ability to explore new areas.[20] It is through quests that much of the game's story is told, both through the quest's text and through scripted NPC actions.[21] Quests are linked by a common theme, with each consecutive quest triggered by the completion of the previous, forming a quest chain. Quests commonly involve killing a number of creatures, gathering a certain number of resources, finding a difficult to locate object, speaking to various NPCs, visiting specific locations, interacting with objects in the world, or delivering an item from one place to another to acquire experience and treasures.

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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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