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Subscription-based high fantasy MMORPG

World of Warcraft is the premium long-running fantasy adventure game from Blizzard Entertainment. Since its November 2004 release, this massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) continues to explore the world of Azeroth. In its Wrath of the Lich King Classic release, players can finally face the Lich King in the unforgiving and cold lands of Northrend.

Journey alone or with your guild in World of Warcraft, as you farm resources and level up your virtual avatar. You can explore the lore further with Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne or step right in with the Cataclysm or Mists of Pandaria expansions.

Brace for the Lich King’s return

In World of Warcraft, you play as one of the multiple races divided into three factions. The Alliance is composed of humans, elves, and dwarves, with other races such as the Pandaren and the Worgen. The Horde includes the orcs, taurens, trolls, as well as certain factions of the blood elves and the undead. Newer updates even include a vague combination of both with the Allied Races.

Aside from the standard campaigns, the Wrath of the Lich King Classic for WoW opens your adventure on either the Howling Fjord or the Borean Tundra, passing through recognizable locations before you finally face the Lich King in Icecrown. WoW has also opened the ability to modify skills through the Inscription profession. All these features add to the already expansive list of activities, raids, and achievements possible for the game.

One of the reasons behind the game’s longevity is its well-crafted raids and dungeons. Check out lore-rich locations such as Azjol-Nerub or the Culling of Stratholme in five-player dungeon challenges. Similarly, the classic version lets you experience the Naxxramas siege, which can be played in challenging teams of 10 or 25 players. You can either challenge the Northrend region or explore the other parts of Azeroth such as Duskwood, Pandaria, Stranglehorn Vale, and more.

A commitment and investment

As an MMORPG, you can expect a lot of players to share the world. Like most online games, you can find friends and you can even encounter unpleasant ones—those who are using third-party automation apps and those who are harassing other players via chat. While the administrators actively hunt the second type of players down, there’s still no assurance of a safe and friendly gaming environment for your entire gameplay time.

Expect a steep learning curve, especially for one that has seen a number of expansion sets throughout the years. Before you enjoy the latest campaign, you’ll have to put in the work. For example, Death Knights—the game’s first hero class—require a level 55 character to unlock. Additionally, playing the game requires an ongoing subscription, which translates to continuing expenses on your part. Gaming subscription is also different from in-game purchases, so you might want to prepare for that.

Return to Azeroth

If you’ve played any of the Warcraft games and experienced its spin-offs then you know just how immersive and expansive World of Warcraft can be. By pointing the spotlight at one of its major villains, the Lich King, you and your friends can step into Azeroth and challenge its bosses, dungeons, and raid events. Unlike other one-time payment games, this requires an active subscription and lots of hours grinding. Recommended.

World of Warcraft is a living, breathing online adventure world with over 7 million players. Log into the World of Warcraft and join thousands of mighty heroes in an online world of myth, magic, and limitless adventure.

Face the mighty dragon of Blackrock Spire; cleanse the undead from the looming ziggurats of Stratholme; fly in wondrous zeppelins over smoldering battlefields; and much more.

PROS

  • Features a large in-game world
  • Offers a mix of classic and expansion quests
  • Wide variety of races, skills, and features

CONS

  • Requires continuous subscription
  • Has a steep learning curve

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