World of Warcraft

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Game Information
Release Dates:
2004-11-23 (World of Warcraft)
2007-01-16 (The Burning Crusade)
2008-11-13 (Wrath of the Lich King)
2010-12-07 (Cataclysm)
2012-09-25 (Mists of Pandaria)
2014-11-14 (Warlords of Draenor)
2016-08-20 (Legion)
2018-08-13/2018-08-14 (Battle for Azeroth)
2019-08-26 (Classic)
TBA (Shadowlands)
Microsoft Windows
Apple Mac OS X

World of Warcraft is an MMORPG (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game) which is part of Blizzard’s Warcraft-franchise. It was first released in 2004 and was subsequently followed by seven unique expansions with an eighth currently in development.

The game involves the world of Azeroth where playera can complete quests and dungeons as one of thirteen playable races and twelve different classes (with three abilty specializations for each as well as PvP Talents). PvP support is also implemented with a variety of modes on offer including Dueling, Battlegrounds and Arenas with a ranked modes available for 2v2, 3v3 and 10v10.


Main Article: Classic

Blizzard also released a World of Warcraft Classic in 2019, a server option which intended to recreate the games features and gameplay before any expansion was released.

Game Mechanics[edit]

For Player vs Player (PVP), teams of two or three players play against each other in Deathmatch inspired Arena matches or Objective inspired battlegrounds on a variety of maps.
The main objective of an arena game is to eliminate the other team entirely or force them to forfeit the game with tournament series usually running to Best-of-5 games (with Best-of-7 series for Grand Finals).
Battlegrounds fall into two categories: capture the flag (CTF), or resource gathering, with 10 or 15 person teams. CTF matches can be won by either first team to capture three flags, the team with the most captures when the time runs out, or the team that captured last if it's a tie and the time runs out. Resource gathering maps are a bit more diverse, with various king of the hill type maps, where the team that owns a capture point will gain the resources from it at a rate determined by Blizzard. Some of these maps require interaction with an item at the objective when it is played in a Rated instance or Wargame version. Tournaments for these style of PVP have varied, being Best-of-1, Best-of-3, or Best-of-5.