Las novelas y otros textos como Warcraft: Day of the Dragon, Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, Warcraft: Lord of the Clans, Warcraft: The Last Guardian, Warcraft: War of the Ancients Trilogy, WarCraft: Of Blood and Honor, (libro electrónico), The Warcraft Archive, Warcraft: The Sunwell Trilogy (manga), The Art of Warcraft y varias guías de estrategia de sus videojuegos.

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 the United States, Canada, and Europe, Blizzard distributes World of Warcraft via retail software packages.[50] The software package includes 30 days of gameplay for no additional cost. To continue playing after the initial 30 days, additional play time must be purchased using a credit card or prepaid game card. The minimum gameplay duration that a player can purchase is 30 days using a credit card, or 60 using a prepaid game card. A player also has the option of purchasing three or six months of gameplay at once for a 6–15% discount.[51] In Australia, the United States, and many European countries, video game stores commonly stock the trial version of World of Warcraft in DVD form, which includes the game and 20 levels[52] of gameplay, after which the player would have to upgrade to a retail account by supplying a valid credit card, or purchasing a game card as well as a retail copy of the game.
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]
Se le conoce por sus siglas DK (Death Knight). Fue incorporado en la expansión Wrath of the Lich King, y ha sido definido por Blizzard como la primera clase heroica (empieza en nivel 55). Para poder crear un Caballero de la Muerte se necesita tener en la cuenta otro personaje de nivel 55 o más, recientemente eliminaron la prohibición de uno por servidor. El DK es una mezcla de tácticas cuerpo a cuerpo como el uso de ataques mágicos a distancia y el uso de enfermedades de daño periódico. Emplea el sistema de runas para poder usar sus facultades. Dichas runas (sangre, escarcha, y profano, dos de cada tipo) tienen un tiempo de recarga después de haber sido utilizadas, lo que limita la frecuencia de uso de habilidades. Varias facultades exigen el uso de hasta un total de tres runas diferentes y, además de las runas, poseen un tipo de energía “auxiliar”, el poder rúnico. Ésta energía alterna es generada a medida que el dk va gastando runas y le permite usar habilidades específicas, compensando el tiempo de re-utilización de alguna de sus runas. Posee escasas habilidades para beneficiar un grupo, pero tiene facultades que le permiten restaurar grandes porciones de salud que van desde la más mínima hasta la posible cura de 75 % de la salud total del caballero de la muerte. Tienen la capacidad de engendrar un necrófago desde un cadáver, o de un aliado. El Caballero de la Muerte tiene como ramas de talentos Sangre(énfasis en daño directo, regeneración de vida y uso de armas de dos manos), Escarcha (uso de la doble empuñadura además de ataques rápidos de daño de escarcha), y profano (mejora de las enfermedades y en el uso de esbirros no muertos); y es capaz de desempeñar dos roles: tanque, y DPS cuerpo a cuerpo, en un principio el DK podía usar cualquier rama de talentos para desempeñar el papel de tanque dependiendo de como se construyera la rama y en los gustos del jugador . Los DKs comienzan con un atuendo único predefinido. Mientras van completando las misiones de clase obtienen parte de su armadura final.
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]

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 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.»

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
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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