World of Warcraft didn't invent the online role-playing genre, but it certainly benefits from the missteps of other titles that have come before. A mind-boggling array of improvements in graphics, gameplay, networking, and interface – really every category – makes this game the crown prince of the genre, a great starting place for newbies, and a challenge to any other MMORPG currently in the works.
You were meant for more. You were meant for epic adventure. Maybe even greatness. To charge your enemies without fear. To live boldly and run with comrades you never knew you had. To experience the impossible. Descend into the World of Warcraft and join millions of mighty heroes in an online world of myth, magic, and limitless adventure. An infinity of experiences await.
World of Warcraft is an online game where players from around the world assume the roles of heroic fantasy characters and explore a virtual world full of mystery, magic, and endless adventure.
Among other things, World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the high-fantasy universe of Warcraft centered around persistent online personae in a world of magic, mystery, and limitless adventure.
Massively multiplayer online role-playing game
In World of Warcraft, each player character has a specific set of skills and abilities that define that character’s role. In a group context, there are three main roles: tank, damage dealer, and healer. A warrior can choose to serve as a formidable ‘tank’, or protector. Some classes are limited in the kind of role they can play: warlocks and rogues, for instance, are strictly damage dealers. Some character classes, like the druid, can capably fulfill all three roles. Role-play also means that you play the role of a character living in the game’s fantasy world. How much or how little you role-play is up to you.
The road ahead
World of Warcraft is a truly massive game. Between the original game, regular patches that add new content, and five full-fledged expansions--The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria (all automatically applied to your Battle.net account upon registration), and Warlords of Draenor (sold separately)--hundreds of hours of gameplay content await you.
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First 30 days Included, after the first 30days a paid subscription is required to paly.