WoW is the abbreviation for World of Warcraft. This game was created by Blizzard Entertainment in 2004 and is still popular today.
History and features of the game WoW
The online game WoW was the fourth in the World of Warcraft series, released for personal computers since 1994. The events of the network game take place in the same fantasy world and are story-related to Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, which appeared in 2003.
The official release date for World of Warcraft in the United States was November 23, 2004. On January 23, 2007, Blizzard Entertainment announced that the game has over 8 million subscribers worldwide. By October 7, 2010, this figure exceeded 12 million. After that, the number of active users of the game began to decrease. As of March 2014, WoW has over 7 million subscribers. World of Warcraft continues to be the most popular mainstream RPG in the world. In addition, she holds the record for the number of created accounts - over 100 million.
The game is available to users by subscription. For example, a month of access to World of Warcraft servers for a Russian player will cost 359 rubles. The starting version of WoW can be downloaded for free after registering on the Russian game server. However, there are a number of restrictions in it: the game character cannot rise above level 20, there is no access to the general chat channel and voice chat, you cannot trade or exchange items with other players, etc. World of Warcraft add-ons are also available for a fee. So, for the 2012 update of Mists of Pandaria, the Russian player will have to pay 399 rubles.
WoW world and playable characters
Unlike the single-player games in the World of Warcraft series, it is not a real-time strategy game. This is a full-fledged role-playing game, where the user is invited to explore a vast world, fight monsters, complete quest tasks alone and in groups with other players.
The Warcraft game world is vast and varied. As updates to the game were released, new territories and continents were constantly added to the original space. The WoW universe exists not only in computer games, but also in board games, comics and books. This is a traditional fantasy world with elves, gnomes, orcs, all kinds of mythical creatures and the possibility of widespread use of magic.
At the beginning of the game, the user is asked to determine the gender and race of the character. In addition to humans, you can play as night elves, gnomes, orcs, trolls, etc. All races are divided into two opposing factions: the Alliance and the Horde. The Alliance includes people, gnomes, dwarves, night elves, etc. The Horde includes orcs, goblins, trolls, blood elves, etc. The choice of race largely determines the further development of the playable character, since some classes and skills are not available to all races.