In September 2006, reports emerged of spoof World of Warcraft game advice websites that contained malware. Vulnerable computers would be infected through their web browsers, downloading a program that would then relay back account information. Blizzard's account support teams experienced high demand during this episode, stating that many users had been affected. Claims were also made that telephone support was closed for isolated periods due to the volume of calls and resulting queues.[115] In April 2007, attacks evolved to take advantage of further exploits involving animated cursors, with multiple websites being used.[116][117] Security researcher group Symantec released a report stating that a compromised World of Warcraft account was worth US$10 on the black market, compared to US$6 to US$12 for a compromised computer (correct as of March 2007).[118] In February 2008, phishing emails were distributed requesting that users validate their account information using a fake version of the World of Warcraft account management pages.[119] In June 2008, Blizzard announced the Blizzard Authenticator, available as a hardware security token or mobile application[120] that provides two-factor security. The token generates a one-time password based code that the player supplies when logging on. The password, used in addition to the user's own password, is only valid for a couple of minutes, thus providing extra security against keylogging malware.[121]


World of Warcraft was recognized at the 2005 Spike TV Video Game Awards where it won Best PC Game, Best Multiplayer Game, Best RPG, and Most Addictive Game.[92] In 2008, World of Warcraft was honoured—along with Neverwinter Nights and EverQuest—at the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for advancing the art form of MMORPG games.[93] In 2009, Game Informer ranked World of Warcraft 11th on their list of "The Top 200 Games of All Time".[94] In 2015, the game placed 3rd on USgamer's The 15 Best Games Since 2000 list.[95]
As characters become more developed, they gain various talents and skills, requiring the player to further define the abilities of that character.[15] Characters can choose two primary professions that can focus on producing items, such as tailoring, blacksmithing or jewelcrafting or on gathering from resource nodes, such as skinning or mining. Characters can learn all four secondary skills: archeology, cooking, fishing and first aid.[16][17] Characters may form and join guilds, allowing characters within the guild access to the guild's chat channel, the guild name and optionally allowing other features, including a guild tabard, guild bank, guild repairs, and dues.[18]
DPS: sigla de daño por segundo. Se encargan de golpear al enemigo y bajarle la vida hasta derrotarlo. Son el tipo más diverso y hay de muchos tipos, a distancia (cazadores), cuerpo a cuerpo (guerrero, chamán mejora, caballero de la muerte, pícaro, paladín, druida feral, monjes viajero del viento, cazador de demonios devastación) y mágicos o los lanzadores o casters (mago, brujo, sacerdote sombras, chamán elemental, druida equilibrio). Sus puntos de vida suelen ser la mitad que la de los tanques, pero el daño que infligen es superior con respecto a los otros roles y prácticamente son estos los que acaban con los jefes en las bandas. Por esa misma razón, son el tipo de rol que se necesita en mayor cantidad en las bandas.

También existe aparentemente un orden cronológico entre una y otra marca. Warcraft apareció primero y puso los elementos históricos del universo de Warcraft en juego, estableciendo así las enemistades y relaciones entre razas y grupos, origen de todas las guerras.6​ World of Warcraft, por su parte, se ha dedicado a explotar las posibilidades del libre desenvolvimiento dentro del mundo establecido por los juegos anteriores, y podría decirse que se desarrolla en el tiempo presente de este mundo fantástico, después de Warcraft I, II y III. Esto es en su mayoría cierto; sin embargo, este orden cronológico no siempre se respeta, World of Warcraft también da nombre a algunos productos que regresan en la historia de Warcraft y la amplían, como la novela World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde.

Warcraft es una marca comercial de Blizzard Entertainment que ha sido ampliamente difundida y diversificada a partir del videojuego Warcraft: Orcs & Humans (1994), uno de los primeros en su género. Por extensión también implica a la marca World of Warcraft, que nace del videojuego de rol multijugador masivo en línea -por sus siglas en inglés, MMORPG- del mismo nombre.1​El universo de Warcraft que se encuentra en ambas marcas está ambientado en una fantasía épica moderna propia de El Señor de los Anillos o Dungeons & Dragons y tiene su inspiración inicial en los juegos del universo de Warhammer Fantasy[cita requerida], representando combates entre el bando de los humanos y el de los orcos, los cuales son seres fantásticos adaptados de la mitología clásica europea a la fantasía actual, pero con una concepción y estilos muy propios.
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
Es una clase híbrida del juego, se puede definir como un protector que lucha y sana con el poder de la Luz, pero más enfocado al combate. Posee facultades para la lucha cuerpo a cuerpo y algunas para el apoyo a otros jugadores y de sanación, además de poseer un sistema de sellos que proporciona ventajas en la lucha a él mismo. A pesar de que son expertos en la supervivencia, sus ramas de talentos los hacen muy versátiles, al extremo de poder desempeñarse como Tanque (Protección), Healers (Sagrado) o DPS (Reprensión), y una amplia cantidad de armas. Emplean el sistema de maná, combinado con el poder sagrado, que es un tipo de energía que se carga al realizar ciertos ataques, y que sirve para activar otros ataques más poderosos. El poder sagrado tiene tres cargas. Sólo tiene un efecto devastador cuando están las tres cargas completas y usarlo consume las tres cargas, si se tiene dos cargas el daño es superior al normal y una carga es daño regular. Si no se usa, las cargas se van desactivando una por una. Usan armaduras de placas a partir del nivel 40 pero a partir del lvl 50 son maestros en placas. En la Horda los elfos de sangre y taurens pueden beneficiarse de esta clase, mientras que en la Alianza humanos, enanos y draenei pueden ser caballeros de la luz.
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]
The game's audio was well received, particularly the background music. By assigning music to different areas of the game world, reviewers felt that the fantasy style added to the player's immersion,[81] and that the replay value was increased.[20] The sounds and voices used by characters and NPCs, as well as the overall sound effects, were felt to add a "personality" to the game.[81]
Los monjes son maestros del combate a mano y solo empuñan las armas para sus letales golpes de gracia (viajero del viento). Los monjes sanadores aportan armonía y equilibrio a todos los grupos y pueden sanar hasta las heridas más graves con remedios antiguos y artes espirituales (tejedor de la niebla). Son pocos los que pueden confiar en sobrevivir ante la extrema destreza del monje maestro cervecero, cuyas intensas bebidas e impredecible estilo de combate absorben unas cantidades de daño impresionantes (maestro cervecero).

On July 6, 2010, Blizzard Entertainment announced that on its forums for all games, users' accounts would display the real names tied to their accounts.[127] Blizzard announced the change following an agreement with Facebook to allow Facebook to connect persons who choose to become friends to share their real identity (Real ID, as Blizzard calls the feature). The integration of the feature into the forums on the Blizzard Entertainment site raised concerns amongst fans of the many game series Blizzard has created over the years.[128]
While a character can be played on its own, players can group with others to tackle more challenging content. Most end-game challenges are designed in a way that they can only be overcome while in a group. In this way, character classes are used in specific roles within a group.[19][22] World of Warcraft uses a "rested bonus" system, increasing the rate that a character can gain experience points after the player has spent time away from the game.[15] When a character dies, it becomes a ghost—or wisp for Night Elf characters—at a nearby graveyard.[20] Characters can be resurrected by other characters that have the ability or can self-resurrect by moving from the graveyard to the place where they died. If a character is past level ten and they resurrect at a graveyard, the items equipped by the character degrade, requiring in-game money and a specialist NPC to repair them. Items that have degraded heavily become unusable until they are repaired. If the location of the character's body is unreachable, they can use a special "spirit healer" NPC to resurrect at the graveyard. When the spirit healer revives a character, items equipped by the character at that time are further degraded, and the character is significantly weakened by what is in-game called "resurrection sickness" for up to ten minutes, depending on the character's level. This "resurrection sickness" does not occur and item degradation is less severe if the character revives by locating its body, or is resurrected by another player through spells or special items.[23][24]
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.

Existen un total de trece razas jugables16​ divididas en dos facciones, la Alianza y la Horda, siendo la decimotercera raza (Pandaren) compartida por ambos bandos. Pertenecen a la Alianza: humanos, gnomos, enanos, elfos de la noche, draenéi, huarguens y pandarens; y pertenecen a la Horda: orcos, no-muertos renegados, troles, taurens, elfos de sangre, goblins y pandarens. En la mayoría de las zonas, la Alianza y la Horda están en guerra una con la otra, aunque existen zonas neutrales como la ciudad flotante de Dalaran o la Ciudadela de Shattrath, estas zonas son conocidas como santuarios.
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