World of Warcraft is the most sold Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) to date. The game's retail version was released in the United States late 2004, and immediately became a hit. It sold more than 650.000 copies the first three months before it was released in other parts of the world, making it the fastest growing online game to date compared to other MMORPGs. On 7th March 2007, the user base crossed an amazing 8.5 million active accounts.On 16th January 2007 the first official expansion pack was released. The game sold nearly 2.4 million copies that day, breaking numerous records. The expansion was shipped with a lot of new content, including: Player versus Player Arena system, a new battleground, raised level cap (60 to 70), several new 5-man group dungeons as well as raid dungeons and a new profession.When creating a character in WoW, you have several choices. You can pick between ten races and nine classes, each with their unique spells, abilities and play … [Read more...] about World of Warcraft General Gameplay
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Yes, even gamers have the same needs as every other person: a social life, fun stuff and regular day to day stuff like attending school or working at a day to day job. Normally someone plays a game just to get a break of the daily routine, just to relax. One might watch tv in the evening, watch their favorite series on their computer, yet others take the risk of giving WoW a try. That's where the whole addiction to World of Warcraft often starts. You start playing because you're just plain bored, but a few days later you'll find yourself being totally sucked into the game, not allowing yourself to do anything other in your spare time.New players often underestimate the exact type of game which WoW is, and even more important: the time it actually takes to accomplish something in the digital world. They go online to finish just a quest or two, but end up playing way longer than intended. Blizzard obviously did a great job when it comes to creating both a balanced and addictive game … [Read more...] about WoW Addiction – Becoming Addicted to World of Warcraft
Leveling in World of Warcraft can be a pain. I'm serious, the first time you run up to level 60 or 70 it's fun; obviously it should be given that this is a game right? Well, that same logic doesn't necessarily apply the second time, or the third, or the fourth. . . Basically each time you feel like trying out another class, race, faction, or whatever, you're inevitably going to end up getting tired of the same old quest or monster grind to 70. How can you avoid the burnout?I experienced the burn-out quite some time ago. It often makes leveling, grinding, or even just plain old questing, impossible. Some ways to relieve this include taking a break, but often-times you aren't tired of World of Warcraft, you're just tired of the time wasted leveling that new character in an attempt to try raiding with a level 70 warlock or paladin, and so on.Don't make the same mistakes I made, please. In an attempt to solve the problem I essentially memorized every single quest and monster in the entire … [Read more...] about Is a World of Warcraft Leveling Guide Worth the Money?
World of Warcraft has been criticized in the past for a sub-par and almost useless profession system. Burning Crusade attempts to change all that by allowing users to craft items of great power that are comparable to loot in dungeons or the arenas.As far as leatherworking goes in the Burning Crusade, the improvements are pretty comprehensive. Armor will be made stronger, will include leg enhancements, and will provide more protection for the players getting into the raids and the more hazardous dungeons. These new armor kits will be pretty simple to construct and will really come in handy when players can't get a particular high-end enchantment.Mining now has available some more types of metal at the endgame. In BC, players will find Fel Iron and Adamantite, several kinds of high-end base metals, and also a few rare metals known as Eternium and Khorium. Similar to herbalists, miners will see some of the unusual Outland dwellers give up some rare materials when killed, for use for … [Read more...] about Tradeskill Improvements in World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade
Many people are confused by the primary steps of the character creation process in World of Warcraft. This simple primer takes you through two decisions that most define your World of Warcraft character.There are two factions in World of Warcraft, the Alliance and the Horde. In story terms the alliance is peaceful and is usually defending itself from the Horde races, while the Horde is chaotic and usually aims at destroying the Alliance races. Of course, as many of the Alliance raids are pre-emptive strikes the boundary is very blurred, and the basic result is that both factions go around slaughtering whatever they can catch(hey - it's a combat game...).The Alliance Races consist of Humans, Night Elves, Dwarves and Gnomes. Added to the usual cast of good guys is the Draenei(the Burning Crusade Expansion is needed). The Horde consists of Orcs, Tauren(kind of like minotaurs), Undead and Trolls. The Burning Crusade adds a fifth race - the Blood Elves.Either faction can play the … [Read more...] about World of Warcraft-Races and Classes Explained