World of Warcraft or popularly – WoW was the best game for a long period of time. This game is an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game) type of game. WoW is Blizzard entertainments pride and joy. They developed World of Warcraft from popular Warcraft series and upgraded the strategy game into MMORPG. When WoW first came out it was a revolution in gaming, nothing like that has ever been seen before. I remember first time I’ve seen it, I was amazed. It was back in 2005 when Vanilla was still going strong.
Warcraft world is an imaginary world created by Blizzard and it’s epic. There are around twenty books, called lore, telling the story of warcraft and describing legendary events. From this lore, World of Warcraft arisen. It’s a fantasy world inhabited by different races that forged alliances into two great factions – Horde and Alliance. Originally Horde was an alliance of Orcs, Trolls, Taurens and Undeads and Alliance faction – Humans, Night elves, Dwarves and Gnomes.
Vanilla, the first expansion of WoW was played only on two continents, Eastern Kingdom and Kalimdor, combined representing Azeroth, a World in which all races lived. Blizzard made it to look like a world where every race is equal and there are no good or bad ones. Both factions fight for their survival and sometimes even join forces against outside threats.
The game is still going strong and it hasn’t stopped developing. Each expansion lasts for around a year and a half and right now we are at expansion number five – Warlords of Draenor. In order to keep up with the story and keep players entertained Blizzard has to make expansions of the game, so the games by order to this day are – Vanilla, The burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria and Warlords of Draenor. Each of these expansions introduced something new, whether it’s a new continent, race or a class.
If you want to check it all out, Blizzard has made it very easy for you, they love advertising their products through explanation videos as well as trailers. They made many short movies in anticipation of new expansions, and if you want to check out the game play, you can always head to youtube, there are many people more than willing to upload a video of them playing the game. Currently Blizzard is working on a new expansion – Legion which is set to be released sometime next year. For this game they also have explanation videos and promo videos on what’s going to happen and what will new content be.
Despite all the great efforts Blizzard is making, competition is fierce and the number of players is at an all time low. So in order to boost those numbers and be the number one game again they are making a movie called – Warcraft. Working with Legendary pictures among other great film producing companies they are set to create a masterpiece that will revive World of Warcraft and bring it back to its former glory. So don’t write off WoW just yet, we may see it back next year as the number one game again.