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World of Warcraft
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  • Visit huge cities and delve through dozens of vast dungeons
  • Enjoy hundreds of hours of gameplay with new quests, items, and adventures every month
  • Adventure together with thousands of other players in an enormous, persistent game world
  • Create and customize your own hero from the unique races and classes of the Warcraft universe
  • Explore an expansive world with miles of forests, deserts, snow-blown mountains, and other exotic lands
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Product Description
Races: Humans - The Humans of Stormwind are a resilient breed, having survived an invasion by the savage Orcs during the First War. During the Second War, the armies of Stormwind rallied with the Alliance to reclaim their homeland of Azeroth. After the success of the Second War, Stormwind was rebuilt and Human civilization began to flourish once again throughout the southlands. With the recent invasion of the Burning Legion - which left the northern kingdom of Lordaeron in ruins - Stormwind n

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.

Inside the human camp
The game's beautifully rendered locations are filled with small details, such as flying birds and flowing water.
A History of Conflict
WoW takes place just four years after the real-time strategy Warcraft series, which chronicles a 25 year struggle between the Alliance (humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves) and the Horde (orcs, tauren, trolls, and undead). Even though there's tons of accumulated story to the series, new players should not be daunted. The background is there for you to explore, but you don't have to tread a lot of Azeroth history to get into the action.

The makers boast 2,000 existing quests with more being added, many of them noncombat in nature.

The game looks magnificent. There's plenty of detail and variety to the landscapes and interiors, and the artwork has a refreshingly playful style. There's not a lot of variety in the character creation process, but with all the skills and proficiencies to combine in the game, WoW focuses its customization not on the appearance of your character but rather on the character of your character. The game lets you adopt any two trade skills, regardless of character race or class, and combine those skills in useful ways. If you choose skinning and leatherworking, for example, you can fashion bags from the carcasses of monsters you defeat, which will allow you to carry even more inventory items.

Expanded Commerce
You can sell the items you make, find, and loot through a variety of outlets. Like any role-playing game, WoW has merchants who will buy your cast-off items for fixed prices, but you can also sell to other players at your own price through in-game chat or by leaving it with one of the auction houses located across the map. This virtual free market is a game within the game, like Monopoly somehow inserted into the middle of Chess. Heck, you can even send items C.O.D. to other players via the game's mail system.

In-game quest log
The game's Quest Log keeps track of up to 20 quests at a time.
In other online role-playing games, starting players have to invest dozens of hours whacking at small prey and doing other odd jobs one at a time to gradually "level up" to more interesting challenges. WoW lets players accept a variety of quests--up to 20 at a time without penalty for abandoning any of them before they're complete. The makers boast 2,000 existing quests with more being added, many of them noncombat in nature. Where some games only grant experience through battle, WoW grants experience for exploring and fulfilling quests too.

A Level Playing Field
There's also a built-in handicap for casual players where your character enters a rest state when you log off from the game. The longer you're logged off (up to a week), the bigger the experience bonus you'll get when you return to battle. An enemy tagging feature--the player who lands the first attack on an enemy claims the loot for himself or his party--prevents onlookers from swooping in and pilfering items from a monster that you brought down. That resolves a common complaint of other titles.

WoW interface
Icons and pop-ups help put complex controls easily within reach.
Most games severely penalize players when they die in-game, usually by shaving experience points, funds, or both. In WoW, death just relocates your ghost to the nearest graveyard, and the only penalty is the time it takes you to get back to resurrect your character's corpse.

All of this makes for a very complicated game, but the well-designed interface puts all the game's elements into icons either visible framing the action or within a simple keystroke. The enemy's artificial intelligence is quite strong too: Monsters will join nearby fights to aid their comrades, switch targets strategically midbattle, and ambush players. The map system fills in details on places you've visited, so you always know where you are and where you've been.

Overall, World of Warcraft is a game that's easy to learn, challenging to master, beautiful to watch, and tons of fun to play. --Porter B. Hall Product Description
For the first time, players can experience the lands of WarCraft's Azeroth from a new, in-depth perspective. As heroes, they explore familiar battlefields, discover new lands, and take on epic quests and challenges in Blizzard's massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Blizzard has taken care to make the game accessible and fun both for hard-core 60-hour-a-week players and for more casual adventurers.

Product Details
  • CD-ROM (November 23, 2022)
  • ASIN: B000067FDW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 Based on 412 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 2

Customer Reviews

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

2Good =======> Bad, Aug 17, 2023
Well, I've been investing about 8 months into this game and have gotten bored of it in the 4th month. After you hit level 60, which takes a while, all you do is run high end instances. Well, you may think that's cool, but, it's not. All you get from instances is gear, and you waste countless hours playing this game to get the gear you need. But the TRUE question about this game is...what's the point? After you get all your gear and you have done like the high end instances 100+ times, what's the point of playing the game from there? People usually make alternate characters, that't what I've done for the other half of my time, playing alternates and going onto my main and doing nothing. After alts get boring, what's the purpose of the game? Blizzard's so caught up into putting new patches to make the game really good but Battlegrounds is just a bad way to get honorable kills and the Darkmoon Faire has no purpose.

I was hoping for something interesting and would last me a year but RPG games start off good but suck in the long run. I plan to terminate my account for good after I can get a few things settled.


2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:

3Used to be a great game until gold farmers and an over zealous Blizzard destroyed it..., Aug 15, 2023
This used to be a great game until Blizzard got side tracked into spending all their resources on targeting gold farming. This is their single biggest mistake. They started taking away the rewards from ALL players, in order to keep them away from gold farmers. Loot tables were drastically cut and now most MOBs drop vendor junk. The days of instant gratification are gone. The game isn't fun anymore, instead it's a chore. Such skills such as Fishing have become useless. This latest patch 1.6 puts the nail in the coffin for most players. In an aggressive campaign to go up against hackers, Blizzard has added some form of inventory tracker, some call it spyware. While the intent is honerable, the implimentation has made the game unplayable for most. Now the forums at are littered with complains about insufferable lag, servers crashing or requiring restarts. With Blizzard tracking every single inventory transaction, from looting a MOBs' corpse, opening mail to purchasing from the Auction Hall, it is no surprise that players find themselves waiting 5 minutes to complete a transaction that used to take only seconds. My advice is to steer clear of this game. Hopefully Blizzard can turn things around in their planned expansion pack. If you sign up and start playing this game today you will be greatly disappointed by the performance and the very notable lag. You've been warned... proceed at your own risk.

3 of 13 people found the following review helpful:

2Blizzard fails again, Aug 14, 2023
Blizzard proves once and for all they can't deliver on a promise. More than half the features that were promised at launch are still not in the game almost a year after release. Still no new content (this is the death of MMO's) and the servers are less reliable now than they were at release.

Blizzard has been declining as a company since WC3, this game is just the tombstone on an already dug grave. It's the most repetitive, unstable, unfriendly game I have ever played. It is not casual gamer friendly and the end game is all focused on running the same dungeons over and over and over again in an endless loot grind. It's utterly pointless.

The PvP in this game is virtually non-existent. After the very late release of battlegrounds PvP just died and has been replaced by instance games aganst other players that are horribly lopsided and difficult to enter thanks to the queues that run for 2-6 hours most of the time.

Game balance is ridiculous. One class rules them all in this game and that class is shaman. For every priest, mage, rogue and paladin there are about 50 shaman running around thanks to it being the most horribly overpowered class int he history of MMORPG's. Blizzard still doesn't acknowledge the problem.

Thanks to servers being down more often than they are up I was forced, finely to cancel my account along with many other people I played with regularly. Blizzards horrible support added to this decision as they have solidified their position in the industry as the worst customer service company on Earth. Never before have I been treated as poorly as I have been by Blizzard. It's almost as if they do not wish to make money.

I can't warn prospective buyers enough to stay far far away from this game and Blizzard the company. The Blizzard of today is not the same one that released Starcraft. All the old developers have left and moved on to greener pastures. Don't let the name fool you, Blizzard is a let down to their long time fans.

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5BEST GAME EVER, Aug 14, 2023
this is byfar the best game u can buy. with 2 chars over 13 days spent in the game i think i can safely say thois game is the best of the best

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:

4VEry good game., Aug 11, 2023
This game is amazing. Honestly. You start off creating your character, you can be the alliance or hoarde(good or bad really). You can be a male ro female and pick from the races of; human, dwarf(personal pref.), gnome, night elf, orc,tauren,undead, and troll. This game is alot like everquest, but more action, although i prefer EQ2 over this. I reccomend you get a friend who has this, use the ten day trial, then download Eq2 Trial of the Isle to see whcih to get. Most people would choose this though.

9...out of 10


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