World of Warcraft is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Play game, or MMORPG. It was developed by Blizzard Entertainment, and boasts over a million players in total. People around the globe, from just about every country imaginable, have become addicted to the game
In World of Warcraft, a user creates a character and explores the vast world of Azeroth. Players can choose between two sides to be on: the Horde or the Alliance. The Horde is comprised of more evil characters, such as the undead or trolls. The Alliance is considered the good guys, and resembles classic knight mottos and values. Through these two teams, users can choose several races and classes to join that expand the possibilities of unique characters.
Races are bound to the two teams. For instance, you can only play as a Human if you join Alliance. If you wish to join the Undead, then you must play as the Horde. Races will have different bonuses for joining them or in some cases, negative effects. Some Horde races such as the Tauren or Orcs will suffer a reputation deficit in the beginning which is essentially how non-playable characters deal with you. For the most part, the races are balanced to a fair extent on both sides, although the Horde depend more on strength overall rather than intelligence or mobility.
Classes determine what your character will do throughout the game. You might want to be a warrior, priest, or rogue up to 9 possibilities in total. From morphing into beasts, to wielding long range weapons, the class will ultimately determine how you play World of Warcraft. Some classes are very specific such as the Priest who relies on healing powers to advance in the game. Then there is the Shaman who has a myriad of magical spells, all while being able to do a fair amount of melee damage.
World of Warcraft presents the user with many options in character creation and that is only the start. From here on out, the player is immersed in a incredibly large world with literally thousands of things to do. The interactions, guilds, fights, duels, exploration, and overall intense game play make World of Warcraft extremely addicting and it shows. With over one million players worldwide, the game is the most popular of its kind. To get started, a credit card or pre-paid game card is needed. Despite the monthly fee that is imposed, players gladly shell out money in exchange for the great opportunity to play such a famous MMORPG.