World of Warcraft was the world's most popular MMORPG by player count of nearly 10 million in 2009.[5][6] The game had a total of over a hundred million registered accounts by 2014.[7] By 2017, the game had grossed over $9.23 billion in revenue, making it one of the highest-grossing video game franchises of all time. At BlizzCon 2017, a vanilla version of the game titled World of Warcraft Classic was announced, which planned to provide a way to experience the base game before any of its expansions launched. It went live at 3pm PDT[b] on August 26, 2019.[8][9]
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 was the world's most popular MMORPG by player count of nearly 10 million in 2009.[5][6] The game had a total of over a hundred million registered accounts by 2014.[7] By 2017, the game had grossed over $9.23 billion in revenue, making it one of the highest-grossing video game franchises of all time. At BlizzCon 2017, a vanilla version of the game titled World of Warcraft Classic was announced, which planned to provide a way to experience the base game before any of its expansions launched. It went live at 3pm PDT[b] on August 26, 2019.[8][9]
Warcraft y World of Warcraft son series que comparten la misma mitología, el universo de Warcraft, pero existen algunas diferencias que distinguir entre los dos títulos. En primer lugar, hablando de la tradición de sus videojuegos, el primero tiene una sobresaliente trayectoria dentro del género de estrategia en tiempo real, mientras que el segundo se ha enfocado en ser un juego de rol de aventuras en línea.
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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]
^ "Patch Notes 3.3.3". Blizzard. Archived from the original on May 22, 2010. Retrieved June 15, 2010. Authenticator Frame: If a player has a Battle.net Authenticator attached to his or her account and selects Remember Account Name at the login screen, the next time that player logs into World of Warcraft, a field to input the Authenticator code will be displayed below the password field.
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.
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]
El conflicto centrado entre la raza humana y los orcos, que ha dado nombre a la época actual: La Era del Caos. Aunque desde la caída del Rey Terenas, su reino comienza a ser llamado El Reino Del Caos (Warcraft III). Por su parte, World of Warcraft distingue primeramente a los personajes creados como miembros de la Alianza o de la Horda.11​ La Alianza cuenta actualmente con humanos, enanos, gnomos, elfos de la noche, draeneis y huargen; mientras que la Horda la conforman orcos, troles, tauren, elfos de sangre, renegados (no-muertos) y goblins; por otra parte se tienen a el azote o caballeros de la muerte (comandados por el corrompido príncipe Arthas poseído por el rey Lich con un oculto objetivo) y al denominado legión ardiente bajo el mando de los demonios.

14 nov Mapas de mazmorras? Hola a todos. Acaba de venirme a la mente que en antaño las mazmorras no tenían mapas (si no recuerdo mal, los empezaron a meter hacia el final de la WotlK), lo cual hacía que fuese muy facil perderse y no saber por donde ir para limpiar ciertas mazs. Es cierto que las hemos hecho hasta la saciedad y las tenemos muy vistas, aunque hay alguna que sigue siendo un autentico laberinto (maraudon, roca negra, sunken temple... [no hay que olvidar que lo que vemos de esas mazs hoy en dia si entramos por el buscador es ínfimo a lo que era antes, especialmente sunken temple que ahora es una autentica risa, la han reducido como un 80%]), pero aun así siempre es bienvenida la ayuda y la visión que te da el mapa, sobretodo para saber donde están tus compañeros de grupo. Ahora, con la tonteria de que la gente se ofende hasta con lo de que el WoW Classic tendrá el modo daltónico solo porque el original no lo tenía, quería abrir un debate sobre esto. Os gustaría que hubiesen mapas de las mazmorras? O preferís la experiencia 100% vanilla? Desde mi punto de vista, no me gustaría que los metiesen, soy de los que prefiere una experiencia lo más fiel posible, aunque no soy los que buscan el 100% de fidelidad, pues las mejoras graficas por ejemplo me parecen un acierto, siempre y cuando te permitan elegir los graficos que quieras. Un saludo ;)Monórquido17 14 nov
03 nov Jugando la demo de WoW®: Classic Cuando la versión de demostración de WoW®: Classic se pueda jugar desde casa el 2 de noviembre queremos asegurar la mayor disponibilidad estableciendo límites a las sesiones de juego. Cuando la demostración esté disponible empezará a contar un tiempo límite para jugar y un tiempo de espera para poder iniciar la demostración de nuevo (este tiempo empezará a contar cuando te conectes por primera vez) para que la mayor cantidad de jugadores pueda jugar a la demostración de WoW®: Classic el mayor tiempo posible. Empezaremos con un tiempo de juego acumulativo de 60 minutos y un tiempo de espera de 90 minutos. Aquí tenéis algunos ejemplos de cómo funcionará: Si juegas 30 minutos y dejas de jugar 60 minutos, cuando vuelvas podrás jugar 60 minutos. Si juegas 60 minutos serás desconectado y tendrás que esperar 30 minutos para poder jugar de nuevo. Si juegas 20 minutos, después te tomas 20 de pausa y vuelves a jugar por 40 minutos, serás desconectado y tendrás que esperar 10 minutos más. Nuestro objetivo es quitar estas restricciones de juego cuando sea posible, pero si en algún momento en el futuro hay mucha demanda podremos volver a ponerlas. Actualizaremos este hilo con más información si es necesario. ¡Muchas gracias a todos!Katriedna1 03 nov
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.
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]
Han pasado cinco años desde los eventos narrados en Warcraft 3. La Alianza y la Nueva Horda viven en un estado de guerra fría, y mantienen una frágil y quebradiza paz, mientras reconstruyen sus reinos y tratan de recuperar su prosperidad. En Ventormenta, el rey Varian Wrynn ha desaparecido en circunstancias misteriosas mientras viajaba en misión diplomática a la isla de Theramore, por lo que en su ausencia, es nombrado rey su hijo Anduin Wrynn, todavía un niño, asumiendo la regencia lord Bolvar Fordragon y la misteriosa lady Katrana Prestor. En Orgrimmar, el jefe de guerra Thrall lucha por sacar adelante a la Nueva Horda.
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