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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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  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. SamB.
    May 5, 2009
    10
    I don't understand why people are giving this game a 0. World of Warcraft is insanely fun, with practical YEARS of replay value and I don't understand why people are giving this game a 0. World of Warcraft is insanely fun, with practical YEARS of replay value and dozens of realms full of nice and rewarding people. Maybe they just talked to the wrong people, but it is an MMO, after all-you're going to find jerks no matter what game you play. And battlegrounds do actually take skill-if you're doing warrior vs. warrior, you'd better have some tricks up your sleeve. Expand
  2. Jan 7, 2021
    10
    Best MMORPG Ever

    Лучшая MMORPG создавшаяся когда-либо
  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. Mar 8, 2022
    8
    WMG, UMG, Blanco y Negro Music; CMRRA, PEDL, Sony ATV Publishing, LatinAutor - UMPG, SOLAR Music Rights Management, UMPI, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DEWMG, UMG, Blanco y Negro Music; CMRRA, PEDL, Sony ATV Publishing, LatinAutor - UMPG, SOLAR Music Rights Management, UMPI, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA - UBEM, ASCAP, UMPG Publishing, LatinAutorPerf y 6 sociedades de derechos musicales Expand
  5. JustinE.
    Nov 18, 2007
    6
    I had an account for about 4 months altogether, and at first I liked it. After playing for a while using multiple characters, I got more I had an account for about 4 months altogether, and at first I liked it. After playing for a while using multiple characters, I got more familiar with the game. Then I realized to do anything worthwhile in the game, you have to be high level, wasting many hours of your life. This game got boring, and quick. If I could choose to have it again for half of the subscription fee for life, I still would probably refuse. The game's overrated, and either too complicated or not complicated enough. It feels in-depth, but lacking. That may not make sense, but it feels like that. My friends made fun of me for playing it, it got boring, and I had to pay money. Not worth it! Expand
  6. Feb 10, 2014
    3
    This is one of the worst MMOs I've ever played. I just disliked it. I found it obnoxious, irritating and just generally dis-likable. TheThis is one of the worst MMOs I've ever played. I just disliked it. I found it obnoxious, irritating and just generally dis-likable. The graphics are bad but to be fair graphics don't make a game good, story and characters do. I would recommend a different MMO like DCUO, Lord of the Rings Online or Star Wars: The Old Republic. You can try it for free, so if you're considering purchasing it prior to playing it I recommend doing that. Expand
  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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