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.
The company offers parental controls[40] that allow various limits to be set on playing time. It is possible to set a daily limit, a weekly limit, or to specify an allowed playing schedule. In order to control these settings, it is necessary to log in with different credentials than are used just to enter the game. It is also possible to receive statistics on the time spent playing. Apart from controlling children, adults sometimes use parental controls on themselves.[41] The company supports this kind of protection as otherwise the potential players or their supervisors may choose to uninstall or block the game permanently.
↑ 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.»
08 nov 2017 Bienvenidos/as – Por favor, leed ¡Bienvenidos/as a los foros de discusión de World of Warcraft! Este foro existe para proporcionaros un ambiente agradable en el que podáis discutir todos los aspectos de World of Warcraft con el resto de jugadores. Los foros de de la Comunidad funcionan mejor cuando sus participantes tratan a los demás con respeto y cortesía. Por consiguiente, os pedimos que toméis un poco de tiempo para leer el código de conducta del foro antes de publicar: https://eu.battle.net/forums/code-of-conduct/ Búsqueda La nueva función de búsqueda en la parte superior de la página de comunidad de World of Warcraft es extremadamente potente. Por favor, aseguraros de usarla para buscar temas similares, publicaciones de blog, o páginas web que puedan contener una respuesta antes de crear vuestro hilo en el foro. Crear un nuevo hilo sobre un tema ya existente podría ocasionar que vuestro hilo fuera borrado. Si continuáis publicando de nuevo el mensaje, os arriesgáis a tener vuestros privilegios de publicación suspendidos por spam. Lo peor de todo será que haréis que los demás visitantes del foro se enfaden porque no habréis usado un minuto para buscar antes de publicar. Clasificación El nuevo sistema de clasificación, puede usarse para promover discusiones positivas y degradar temas de poca relevancia, o incluso denunciar temas que incumplan el código de conducta de los foros. Al consultar una publicación, se presentará un icono de pulgar arriba y otro de pulgar abajo. Haciendo clic en el icono de “pulgar abajo” podréis seleccionar una de varias opciones. La opción de “no me gusta” puntuará el comentario hacia abajo. Si suficiente número de jugadores siente aversión por una publicación éste será oscurecido o si hay muchos “no me gusta” será ocultado. También podréis denunciar una publicación rápidamente como trolling o spam, o usar la función de denunciar añadiendo una descripción más completa de la infracción. Tan sólo podréis puntuar cada publicación una sola vez. Usadlo sabiamente para ayudar a fomentar un foro positivo y útil para la comunidad. Normas del foro Como ampliación del código de conducta de los foros, aquí tenéis algunas normas de cortesía comunes a seguir para garantizar que estos foros son un lugar de reunión para la comunidad constructivo y amistoso. Mientras que éstas entran técnicamente dentro de los límites del Código de Conducta, cubren más ejemplos específicos de errores comunes que pueden ocasionar la eliminación de hilos o a la revocación de vuestros privilegios para publicar.Arendelium1	08 nov 2017

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.
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]

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]
En julio de 2009 se anunció que la película sería dirigida por Sam Raimi, conocido director de la franquicia Spider-Man.67​ En octubre de 2009 se anunció que Robert Rodat, guionista de Saving Private Ryan, sería el guionista de la película.68​ Finalmente, por otros compromisos, Raimi se desligó del proyecto y le reemplazó Duncan Jones como director, cambiando el enfoque de la película para mostrar ambos puntos de vista, el de la Alianza y el de la Horda.69​ El rodaje inició en Vancouver a principios de 2014 y la película se estrenó en todo el mundo en junio de 2016, conociéndose en Latinoamérica con el nombre de Warcraft: El Origen.69​

Years ago, in the ruined temple of Atal'Hakkar, loyal priests of the Blood God Hakkar the Soulflayer attempted to summon the wrathful deity's avatar into the world. But his followers, the Atal'ai priesthood, discovered that the Soulflayer could only be summoned within the Gurubashi tribe's ancient capital, Zul'Gurub. Newly reborn in this jungle fortress, Hakkar took control of the Gurubashi tribe and mortal champions of the trolls' mighty animal gods. The Soulflayer's dark influence was halted when the Zandalari tribe recruited heroes and invaded Zul'Gurub.
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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