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World of Warcraft Review
World of Warcraft is an MMORPG released and published in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment. It is a mainstay of the genre ever since.
- A fascinating world with a deep history
- Frequent major updates with lots of content
- Largest gaming community
- Free trial period and option to pay for the subscription with in-game money
World of Warcraft is made by Blizzard and accessible through Battle.net – the Blizzard game launcher. There is a subscription fee to play the game. However, in recent years, Blizzard has become more noob-friendly – they have now finally created a ‘Starter Edition,' which allows all players who have a free Battle.net account to play WoW until level 20. The starter edition is one of three account tiers that are currently available.
To level beyond 20, you must subscribe to WoW, at a rate which can be paid through either real-world money or in-game gold – and beyond the subscriber tier, you can buy the new expansion, which increases the level cap to 120, ten higher than a regular subscriber. Subscribing will allow you access to all of the content from the base game and every previous expansion before the BoA update. After selecting your realm – the server you'll play on – which will be either a normal realm or a role-playing realm, it's time to make your character. In the current form of the game, there are a total of 13 starting races and 11 classes. There are two factions, which divide the races: The Alliance and The Horde.
Be aware that if you are a member of the Alliance faction, you can only play with players of that faction, and against the Horde faction – this will be very important if you wish to play with friends, as is selecting the realm. Finally, Pandaren, the race added in the Mists of Pandaria expansion, is neutral but will choose their allegiance swiftly after their starting zone. Not all races can be a member of every class, and there are some subtle racial abilities/differences, but the main drive of your gameplay will be your class.
PvP is present in the game world through newly introduced ‘War Mode,' in which you gain boosted XP and rewards, as well as a more challenging open-world gameplay. You can also take part in queued Player vs. Player through the game's Alliance vs. Horde battles, which can be both ranked and unranked and in colossal Battlegrounds and smaller-sided Arena matches.
World of Warcraft is an MMORPG suited to both the casual role-playing enthusiast, who have servers specifically for them and the grind-thirsty PvP lovers who want to get to the maximum level cap and create multiple top-tier dominant characters.
World of Warcraft Races
There are 13 races in WoW. Six of them Alliance supporters and the other six are fighting on the side of the Horde. Also, one of the races is neutral and chooses its side during the game.
Races of Alliance
Races of Horde
A neutral race is Pandaren. All Pandarens love to sip a good beer in a pleasant company. Their home is Pandaria.
World of Warcraft Classes
Warrior — For as long as war has raged, heroes from every race have aimed to be master of battle. Warrior is a Tank class.
Hunter — Fast and agile adventurer who able to make traps and tame pets. The role of the Hunter class is Damage.
Priest — A powerful healer, who left home to support their allies. A priest is a both Healer and Damage class.
Shaman — A master of elements and spiritualism. Shaman is a Healer and Damage class.
Warlock — An adept of dark arts. Warlocks are good spellcasters who can summon demons to fight on their aid. The role of this class is Damage.
Druid — Druids are universal soldiers. They can be Tank, Healer, and Damage class at the same time.
Paladin — It is another universal class. Paladins can take on the role of Healer, Tank, or Damage.
Rogue — Rogues are assassins of the World of Warcraft. It is only Damage class.
Death Knight — Death Knights are masters of one-to-one combats. They bear the whole brunt on themselves to help the allies. This class is both Tank and Damage.
Monk — Monks are another universal class. They are talented in controlling the battlefield and often take control of the situation.
Demon Hunter — This is a furious and quick class. Demon Hunters are a significant threat in close combat. Their roles are Tank and Damage.
World of Warcraft System Requirements
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB
- CPU: Intel Core i5-760 or better
- File Size: 70 GB
- OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4GB
- CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 or better
- File Size: 70 GB
- OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)