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  • Summary: Four years have passed since the aftermath of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, and a great tension now smolders throughout the ravaged world of Azeroth. As the battle-worn races begin to rebuild their shattered kingdoms, new threats, both ancient and ominous, arise to plague the world onceFour years have passed since the aftermath of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, and a great tension now smolders throughout the ravaged world of Azeroth. As the battle-worn races begin to rebuild their shattered kingdoms, new threats, both ancient and ominous, arise to plague the world once again. World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory. A dedicated live team will create a constant stream of new adventures to undertake, lands to explore, and monsters to vanquish. This content ensures that the game will never be the same from month to month, and will continue to offer new challenges and adventures for years to come. [Blizzard Entertainment] Expand
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  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, Massively Multiplayer Online, Massively Multiplayer, Fantasy, Fantasy
  • # of players: Massively Multiplayer
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  1. Positive: 56 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. 100
    This is the best example of what a massively multiplayer online game can offer, and is highly recommended to anyone who simply enjoys playing games.
  2. Addictive from the moment you begin...It's incredibly friendly to the solo gamer, allowing players not only to gain Levels 1 to 60 without ever grouping with someone else if they prefer, but also to earn the same or more experience playing that way. That means the solo gamer can level nearly as quickly as a group of power gamers playing together.
  3. Game Informer
    95
    Though WoW doesn't radically differ from the tried-and-true MMORPG formula, the subtle tweaks, additions, and special layer of Blizzard polish make it an amazing and fresh experience. [Feb 2005, p.122]
  4. World of Warcraft may not be the great savior of MMORPGs, but it's certainly the most solid one to come out in a long time.
  5. 91
    The MMO we've all been waiting for. It does not blow away the genre, but it does hone it to near-perfection. I think the biggest problem you'll have is managing to play it in moderation.
  6. With the dust settling now on World of Warcraft, it is becoming more and more obvious that this is by far the best MMORPG currently on the market.
  7. Fix your game, Blizzard. Listen to your players, actually cater to the high end, fix bugs that need fixing, and don’t leave your playerbase hanging for months on end. Then I will give your game a higher mark.

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  1. Phil
    Jun 18, 2008
    10
    Hate this game, too addictive. Should come with a health warning.
  2. Oct 25, 2018
    10
    Great World of Warcraft Arena Boosting Service!
    Playing everyday. https://foxstore.pro/eu/
  3. Mar 23, 2011
    10
    The time when World of Warcraft was THE MMO. It wasn't the down-booted bantha crap that is now. This was the time when the game made youThe time when World of Warcraft was THE MMO. It wasn't the down-booted bantha crap that is now. This was the time when the game made you actually think about tactics, professions and others. Hell, if you compare the mounts' level and prices, you should know what I mean: Vanilla: Lvl40: around 100g,normal mount. Cataclysm/WOTLK: Lvl40: less than 100g and EPIC mount. Getting Items was another thing. When I got my first epic item, I was incredibly happy (I still remember which item it was). In newer expansions: Completely unexperienced kids running around in Full Epic because they did a heroic with some other kid who MIGHT had some XP in the game. I even had a full-epic off set from the stupid Triumph badges that dropped from heroics. To sum up, If you feel yourself as a beginner in MMOs, you might wanna try the newer Expansions first, but when you're tired of the no-challanges, you'll defineatly wanna try one of the Vanilla Private servers. Expand
  4. AJ
    Dec 4, 2005
    9
    It's accessable, it's addicting, it's beautiful without being a resource hog, and it's most of all just a lot of fun. A It's accessable, it's addicting, it's beautiful without being a resource hog, and it's most of all just a lot of fun. A couple bugs I've run into keep it from being perfect, but with this kind of game, perfection may still be achievable with the right patches. Simply awesome. Expand
  5. Jun 27, 2011
    6
    WoW has had a great run these past few years. Although the game is getting stale now, along with games such as Guild Wars 2 and The OldWoW has had a great run these past few years. Although the game is getting stale now, along with games such as Guild Wars 2 and The Old Republic on the horizon, it is still an addicting and fun game, though it is still tedious. It's hard not to acknowledge how it has perfected the MMORPG genre, it's now just another MMORPG that is only fun after spending hours on end getting to level 85 to experience the end-game content. Expand
  6. Oct 14, 2019
    4
    I played WoW for almost one year, and liked most of it.
    Until I started doing team quests and raids...
    There you are, with 24 other players,
    I played WoW for almost one year, and liked most of it.
    Until I started doing team quests and raids...
    There you are, with 24 other players, most of which have done this raid before. Some of them have done it many, many times. But for you it is a first time. And even though you watched a youtube video or two, chaos breaks loose around you. So you run around, try to do something useful, and most likely are killed off quickly.
    Do the other players care? They certainly do: They are P***ED that you are not performing as well as they are, and they let you know it. In very harsh, vulgar language, which will not be repeated here. Use your imagination.
    Repeated complaints and reportings of some players lead to exactly nothing. No reaction whatsoever from Blizzard.
    And some raids just cannot be avoided when you follow the story line...

    So if you wish to play WoW, be prepared of this. And if your kids want to play, consider this from their point of view. I am 50+ years old, and found this a humiliating experience. This does not bode well for kids in the same situation!

    In more than 30 years of online gaming I have never met so many rude and arrogant players as in WoW. But I hasten to add that in every raid there were also people behaving in a polite and civilized way. Either a minority, or not concerned enough to speak up stronger.

    The game itself would get 8 points, but because of the behaviour of many players, and Blizzard's lack of action, it is a 4.
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  7. StevenM.
    Jun 16, 2007
    0
    Terrible, waste of time, money, and your life. Seriously the worst game ever made. Nothing original and nothing a rational minded gamer would like

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