World of Warcraft (WoW) is a Fantasy MMORPG developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Set in the Warcraft universe, World of Warcraft takes place on the world of Azeroth. It currently features four expansions; The Burning Crusade, Wrath of Lich King, Cataclysm, and Mists of Pandaria. Over seven million people have subscribed to World of Warcraft, making it the largest MMORPG ever released.
Players can chose from two factions in World of Warcraft; the Horde and the Alliance. The Horde (aka the “bad guys”) is made up of Orcs, Trolls, the Undead, the Tauren, Blood Elves and Goblins. The Alliance (aka the “good guys”) is comprised of Night Elves, Humans, Dwarves, the Draenei, the Worgen and Gnomes. A new race, the Pandaren, are free to chose either faction. Each race has a certain number of classes it can play that tailor to that race’s natural attributes.
WoW has a tremendous team focus, especially at higher levels, relying on the “holy trifecta” (tank, healer, DPS) to take down large dungeons and bosses. If you’re interested in solo play, WoW boasts the largest amount of quests and expansions ever released.