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]
30 oct Chamanes Tanke. Bueno pues vengo a preguntar si esto en el Classic era algo viable o una leyenda Urbana pues mi intención en el Classic sería un perfil bajo, sobre todo volver a revivir lo que era hacer mazmorras a la antigua usanza (me muero por hacer un Stralhome) así que mi intención es hacerme un tanke en la Horda pues llevo toda mi vida wowera en la Ali pero como veis mi main es un Guerrero y me gustaría variar (En la Horda no hay Paladines en Vainilla)Grenyar11 30 oct
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]
Some of the challenges in World of Warcraft require players to group together to complete them. These usually take place in dungeons—also known as "instances"—that a group of characters can enter together. The term "instance" comes from each group or party having a separate copy, or instance, of the dungeon, complete with their own enemies to defeat and their own treasure or rewards.[32] This allows a group to explore areas and complete quests without others interfering. Dungeons are spread over the game world and are designed for characters of varying progression. A typical dungeon will allow up to five characters to enter as part of a group. Some dungeons require more players to group together and form a "raid" of up to forty players to face some of the most difficult challenges.[33] As well as dungeon-based raid challenges, several creatures exist in the normal game environment that are designed for raids to attack.[28][34]
The practice of buying or selling gold in World of Warcraft has generated significant controversy.[143] On February 21, 2008, Blizzard released a statement concerning the consequences of buying gold. Blizzard reported that an "alarmingly high" proportion of all gold bought originates from "hacked" accounts. The article also stated that customers who had paid for character leveling services had found their accounts compromised months later, with all items stripped and sold for virtual gold. The article noted that leveling service companies often used "disruptive hacks ... which can cause realm performance and stability issues".[144] In April 2015, introduced a means to sell in-game gold for real money. A player may spend $20 on a one-month "game time token" that can be sold for in-game gold on the auction house.[36]
Anduin, Khadgar y Medivh se unen a una partida en búsqueda de indicios de magia vil, pero son emboscados por orcos. Medivh utiliza un hechizo que acaba con la mayoría de los orcos, haciendo huir al Jefe de Guerra de la Horda, Puño Negro, junto con Durotan y Orgrimm. En la huida, Durotan libera a la medio-orca Garona, esclava de Gul'dan, que es capturada por Khadgar. A cambio de su lealtad a Ventormenta, el rey Llane libera a Garona, quien guía a los humanos a espiar el campamento orco, enterándose del plan de Gul´dan de traer a la Horda a Azeroth. Mientras tanto, Durotan comprende que la magia vil es la responsable de la destrucción de Draenor, y si Gul'dan no es detenido, Azeroth sufrirá la misma suerte. A pesar de las objeciones de Orgrimm, Durotan encuentra a Garona con Anduin y Khadgar, que le pide en convocar a Llane a una reunión secreta con el objetivo de que el clan Lobo Gélido y los humanos se unan para vencer a Gul'dan. Mientras estudia el libro que tomó de Karazhan, Khadgar se da cuenta que Gul'dan no pudo abrir el portal por sí solo: para ello, necesitaba la ayuda de alguien en Azeroth. Khadgar es confrontado por Medivh, quien destruye la investigación de Khadgar después de ofrecerse a ayudarlo con sus funciones de Guardián.
As characters progress in World of Warcraft and take on some of the toughest challenges, many of the rewards received are bound to that character and cannot be traded, generating a market for the trading of accounts with well-equipped characters. The highest noted World of Warcraft account trade was for £5000 (€7000, US$9,900) in early September 2007. The high price was due to the character possessing items that at the time were owned by only a handful out of the millions of active players, due to the difficulty in acquiring them. However, Blizzard banned the account five days after the purchase.[142]
Es una especie de mago oscuro, buen DPS a distancia, especializado en el daño progresivo DoT (Damage over Time) mediante maldiciones de la rama de las sombras a sus enemigos (aflicción), en daño instantáneo de la rama fuego (destrucción) y la especialidad de manejo de demonios (demonología) . Emplean el maná y tiene la capacidad de invocar espíritus malignos y demonios para que le ayuden en su lucha. Usan las armaduras más débiles (tela) y son malos contrincantes cuerpo a cuerpo, aunque gracias a la habilidad de Miedo (Fear) pueden mantener a su enemigo a distancia mientras causan daño DoT. Se usan para hacer convocaciones para mazmorras y para crear piedras de alma y salud entre otras.
Como en otros, los jugadores controlan un avatar dentro de un mundo en una vista de tercera persona (con la opción de jugar en primera persona) explorando el entorno, combatiendo contra varios monstruos y jugadores, completando misiones e interactuando con personajes no jugables (PNJ) u otros jugadores. El completar misiones ayudará a los jugadores a poder subir de nivel y de esta forma, podrán conseguir equipamiento que les ayudará más adelante a combatir a las distintas criaturas que vayan apareciendo en su camino.
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