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.


13 nov Discord comunidad de WoW Classic Buenos días! Como comentaba Dekarius en este post https://eu.battle.net/forums/es/wow/topic/17624582313?page=1, estaría bien crear un servidor de Discord para que nos juntemos los fans de Vanilla/Classic. Ahí lo tenéis: https://discord.gg/dGmmHaA La idea de este servidor es que tengamos un lugar de encuentro para los que frecuentamos este foro y estamos deseando hincarle el diente a WoW Classic, volver a los tiempos de Vanilla. En este podríamos compartir nuestras experiencias, guías, exponer nuestras dudas, e incluso formar hermandades. Si os parece bien, según evolucione la participación en el canal "general", podríamos ir añadiendo más canales si así lo vemos conveniente. Por otra parte, comentaros que también se creó una comunidad dentro del WoW, en la alianza, por si queréis comentar algo in-game: https://www.worldofwarcraft.com/invite/5xPl03SReO?region=EU&faction=Alliance Un saludo!Yevy13 13 nov
07 nov ¡La demo de WoW Classic! Ha sido genial presenciar el entusiasmo generado por WoW Classic y la demo para jugar desde casa que lanzamos como parte de la Entrada Virtual de la BlizzCon. Por eso, ¡queremos que la fiesta continúe unos cuantos días más! Hemos ampliado el tiempo para probar la demo de WoW Classic hasta las 19:00 CET del lunes, 12 de noviembre. Así dispondréis del fin de semana para conseguir esas pezuñas de zhebra que os faltan o para cocinar un poco de estofado de los Páramos de Poniente. Esperamos que os haya gustado la demo de WoW Classic, ¡tenemos muchas ganas de compartir con vosotros el juego completo el próximo verano!Taepsilum0 07 nov

In April 2015, an alternate way to cover the subscription was introduced. A player may spend real money ($20 in North America and differing amounts in other regions) on a WoW Token, which is sold on the auction house for in-game gold that initially could only be used to add 30 days of playtime.[36] At the launch of the feature in NA, a token sold for 30k gold and 24 hours later sold for 20k gold, therefore the gold amount changes depending on what players are willing to spend and the supply. Subsequently, the amount that an NA token sells for remained selling at above 30,000 gold and the other Battle.net regions are well above that value. Once a player buys a token on the auction house, it is account bound and cannot be resold. In February 2017, the WoW Token can also be exchanged for $15 in Battle.net balance that can be used as credit for purchases in most of Blizzard's games as well as in Destiny 2.[39]


In patch 2.1, Blizzard responded to this by adding additional anti-spam mechanics including whisper throttling and the report spam function. Additionally, trial accounts are prevented from speaking in the public chat channels (although they may speak to players within range or whisper to other players that have first whispered to them), participating in in-game trades, and using the Auction House and the mail feature, among other limitations.

Seven expansions have been released: The Burning Crusade, released in January 2007; Wrath of the Lich King, released in November 2008; Cataclysm, released in December 2010; Mists of Pandaria, released in September 2012; Warlords of Draenor, released in November 2014; Legion, released in August 2016; and Battle for Azeroth, released in August 2018. Players are not required to purchase expansions in order to continue playing; however, new content and features such as higher level caps and new areas may not be available until they do so.
The great desert fortress of Ahn'Qiraj, long sealed behind the Scarab Wall, was home to the insectoid qiraji, a savage race that had once mounted an assault to devastate the continent of Kalimdor. But something far more sinister lurked behind Ahn'Qiraj's walls: the Old God C'Thun, an ancient entity whose pervasive evil had suffused Azeroth since time immemorial. As C'Thun incited the qiraji to frenzy, both the Alliance and Horde prepared for a massive war effort. A mixed force of Alliance and Horde soldiers, dubbed the Might of Kalimdor, opened the gates of Ahn'Qiraj under the command of the orc Varok Saurfang. The heroes laid siege to the ruins and temples of Ahn'Qiraj and vanquished C'Thun.
World of Warcraft takes place in a 3D representation of the Warcraft universe that players can interact with through their characters. The game world initially consisted of the two continents in Azeroth: Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms. Four separate expansions later added to the game's playable area the realms of Outland and Draenor and the continents of Northrend and Pandaria. As a player explores new locations, different routes and means of transportation become available. Players can access "flight masters" in newly discovered locations to fly to previously discovered locations in other parts of the world.[27] Players can also use boats, zeppelins, or portals to move from one continent to another. Although the game world remains relatively similar from day to day, seasonal events reflecting real world events, such as Halloween,[28] Christmas, Children's Week,[25] Easter, and Midsummer have been represented in the game world. Locations also have variable weather including, among other things, rain, snow, and dust storms.[27]
02 nov Límite de debuffs Encontré casualmente este hilo de los yankees: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20769688337#post-7 Viene básicamente a teorizar el hipotético caso de que eliminasen el límite (20) de debuffs a aplicar en bosses, pues se confirmó en su día que se debía mas a una limitación técnica que a algo planeado. Y como a día de hoy parece que van a recorrer el espinoso sendero de levantar "limitaciones técnicas" como era por ejemplo el tema de los gráficos... ¿Que os parece? A mi que sin el límite poco tardaría la élite PvE en configurar estrategias basadas en meter 20 brujos en la banda o desnortes de ese tipo para aprovecharse de ello y tirar las bandas mas rápido, teniendo entonces que retocar números de daño sin saber o a la prisa y resultando en un vanilla custom. Y eso que nunca me gustó el límite por valga la redundancia limitar a los cazadores a no usar picadura de serpiente, a los pícaros veneno mortal, los sellos del paladín en jefes porque los guerreros debían aplicar sus sangrados y reducciones de armadura.Nosoyexample19 02 nov

Mientras tanto, Lothar ha sido encarcelado por oponerse al Guardián, pero es liberado por Khadgar y ambos viajan a Karazhan para detener a Medivh. En la torre, el Guardián, poseído por el demonio, ha empezado los cantos para abrir el portal, pero es enfrentado por Khadgar y Lothar, quienes logran derrotarlo. Liberado del demonio, pero mortalmente herido, Medivh usa sus últimas fuerzas para redireccionar el portal hacia Ventormenta, de modo que Llane pueda evacuar a los prisioneros humanos, pero el portal se cierra antes de que él, Garona y un pequeño número de soldados y pocos prisioneros humanos puedan escapar. Cuando Llane se da cuenta que Puño Negro va por él, secretamente ordena a Garona que lo mate, para que de este modo ella se convierta en una heroína a ojos de la Horda, dándole una posición de poder que le permita alcanzar la paz entre orcos y humanos. Garona, apesadumbrada, lo mata, y es reconocida por el resto de la Horda. Anduin llega sobre las alas de un grifo y lucha por recobrar el cuerpo de Llane, pero cuando está a punto de partir, es capturado por Puño Negro, quien lo reta a una mak'gora. A pesar de todo su poder, Anduin lo mata y venga a su hijo. Gul'dan ordena al resto de la Horda que asesinen a Lothar, pero estos se oponen por respeto a su tradición sagrada, y Garona sabe que si Gul'dan desobedece la tradición, perderá a la Horda y la guerra apenas comienza, y por eso dejan partir a Anduin con el cuerpo de Llane. Anduin tuvo la daga de Garona al encontrar en el cuello de Llane, al explicarle a Khadgar lo que hizo y saben que no la conocían tan bien como ellos. En el funeral de Llane en Ventormenta, los humanos, los enanos de Forjaz y los altos elfos proclaman una Alianza para vengar al rey Llane contra los orcos, con Anduin a la cabeza, para hacer frente a la Horda. En el campamento orco ya destruido, Orgrimm toma uno de los colmillos del cadáver de Durotan para dárselo algún día a Go'el, quien finalmente es encontrado por un humano, con la voz de Durotan; "Viajarás muy lejos, mi pequeño Go'el..... Mi mundo se perdió, pero éste es tu mundo.... Toma de él lo que necesites... Dale un hogar a los orcos y que nadie te detenga..... Eres el hijo de Durotan y Draka... Una línea ininterrumpida de jefes y nuestro pueblo necesita un líder hoy más que nunca", para que así algún día crezca y se convierta en el nuevo líder de su clan, derrotará a Gul'dan y pondrá fin a la Guerra.


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]
The soundtrack for World of Warcraft was composed and arranged by Jason Hayes, Tracy W. Bush, Derek Duke, and Glenn Stafford and conducted by Eímear Noone. It was released on November 23, 2004, together with the collector's edition of the game. It is sold separately on one CD in the MP3 format. On January 12, 2011, Alfred Publishing produced an officially licensed sheet music series for vocalists, pianists, strings, and other instruments, World of Warcraft Sheet Music Anthology in solo and accompaniment formats with CD. These works include four pages of collectible artwork and vary by number of songs included. In 2018, a remix of the song from the game, "Hymn of the Firstborn Son", was nominated for "Best Game Music Cover/Remix" at the 16th Annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards.[78]
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.
Para aprender una profesión, hay que acudir a un instructor de la misma en las ciudades y algunos poblados. Todas las profesiones tienen distintos niveles, y cada nivel permite mejorar la habilidad hasta un número máximo de puntos, que se suben practicando en la profesión, ya sea recogiendo o fabricando algo. La cantidad de puntos permitirá recoger materiales más difíciles, así como aprender a fabricar objetos más poderosos. Todas las profesiones pueden aprenderse desde nivel 5, salvo la profesión secundaria arqueología, que requiere que el jugador sea nivel 20.24​
↑ «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.»
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]

The Corrupted Blood plague so closely resembled the outbreak of real-world epidemics that scientists are currently looking at the ways MMORPGs or other massively distributed systems can model human behavior during outbreaks. The reaction of players to the plague closely resembled previously hard-to-model aspects of human behavior that may allow researchers to more accurately predict how diseases and outbreaks spread amongst a population.[149]
Son asesinos, se especializan en utilizar una gran variedad de armas con las dos manos, aunque el arma icónica de esta clase es la daga. Es una clase clave tanto para el PVE como el PVP por su capacidad de inutilizar a sus contrincantes , cualquiera de sus tres ramas de talentos (Asesinato, sutileza y combate) es compatible para las dos cosas depende de los gustos del jugador. Su rol se basa en énfasis en el sigilo, los venenos y el control. Usa energía como recurso.
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