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World of Warcraft Features

Four years have passed since the aftermath of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, and a great tension now smolders throughout the ravaged world of Azeroth. The battle-worn races have begun to rebuild their shattered kingdoms over the last two years, but new threats, both ancient and ominous, arise to plague the world once again.

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players have formed friendships, forged alliances, and competed with enemies for power and glory.

A dedicated live team has created a constant stream of new adventures to undertake, lands to explore, and monsters to vanquish. World changing events such as the opening of the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj have led adventurers to exciting new foes in Silithus. The most recent Scourge invasion led to the opening of the Necropolis Naxxramas in the Eastern Plaguelands. This comittment to content ensures that the game will never be the same from month to month, and will continue to offer new challenges and adventures for years to come.

  • Adventure together with thousands of other players simultaneously.
  • Explore an expansive world with miles of forests, deserts, snow-blown mountains, and other exotic lands.
  • Choose from four realm types and find the one best suited for your own playing style: Normal, Player versus Player, Role-playing, and Role-playing Player versus Player.
  • Join the Horde or the Alliance as one of 8 playable races.
    • Alliance: Dwarves, Gnomes, Humans, Night Elves
    • Horde: Orcs, Tauren, Trolls, Undead
  • Select from 9 classes, including holy Paladins, shape-shifting Druids, powerful Warriors and Mages, demon-summoning Warlocks, and more.
    • Classes include: Druids, Hunters, Mages, Paladins, Priests, Rogues, Shaman, Warlocks and Warriors.
  • Encounter many familiar and new Warcraft characters and monsters.
  • Learn the continuing story of Azeroth by completing a wide variety of challenging quests.
  • Journey through an epic world filled with dungeons of different styles and depths.
  • Explore 6 huge capital cities, which serve as major hubs for the races inhabiting them.
    • Ironforge: Dwarven Capital
    • Stormwind: Human Capital
    • Darnassus: Night Elf Capital
    • Orgrimmar: Orcish Capital
    • Thunder Bluff: Tauren Capital
    • Undercity: Undead Capital
  • Practice various professions to help locate reagents, make and enhance custom items, acquire wealth through trade with other players, and more.
  • Professions:
    • Herbalism: Gathering components for Alchemy
    • Fishing: Gathering raw ingredients for Cooking and Alchemy
    • Mining: Gathering material for Blacksmithing and Engineering
    • Skinning: Gathering material for Leatherworking and Blacksmithing
    • Alchemy: Production of alchemical potions
    • Blacksmithing: Production of weapons and armor
    • Cooking: Production of food and drink
    • Engineering: Production of guns, ammo and various devices
    • Leatherworking: Production of leather armor
    • Tailoring: Production of casual attire or cloth armor
    • Enchanting: Service providing enhancements to weapons and armor
    • First Aid: Service providing bandages and healing to the wounded
  • Purchase tickets for travel along a number of air routes flown by creatures such as Gryphons and Wyverns. For global transportation, travel by Boat or Zeppelin.
    • Gryphons: Alliance ¨C Found in: (Eastern Kingdoms) Refuge Point/Arathi Highlands, Nethergarde Keep/Blasted Lands, Morgan¡¯s Vigil/Burning Steppes, Darkshire/Duskwood, Light¡¯s Hope Chapel/Eastern Plaguelands, Southshore/Hillsbrad, Ironforge/Dun Morogh, Thelsamar/Loch Modan, Lakeshire/Redridge, Thorium Point/Searing Gorge, Stormwind/Elwynn, Booty Bay/Stranglethorn Vale, Aerie Peak/Hinterlands, Chillwind Camp/Western Plaguelands, Sentinel Hill/Westfall, Menethil Harbor/Wetlands
    • Hippogryphs: Alliance ¨C Found in: (Kalimdor) Astranaar/Ashenvale, Auberdine/Darkshore, Nijel's Point/Desolace, Theramore/Dustwallow Marsh, Talonbranch Glade/Felwood, Feathermoon Stronghold/Feralas, Thalanaar/Feralas, Nighthaven/Moonglade *druids only, Cenarion Hold/Silithus, Stonetalon Peak/Stonetalon Mountains, Gadgetzan/Tanaris, Rut'theran Village/Teldrassil, Everlook/Winterspring, Marshal¡¯s Point/Un¡¯Goro Crater, Talrendis Point/Azshara, Ratchet/The Barrens
    • Deeprun Tram: Alliance ¨C Found in: Ironforge and Stormwind
    • Wyverns: Horde ¨C Found in: (Kalimdor) Zoram'gar Outpost/Ashenvale, Splintertree Post/Ashenvale, Valormok/Azshara, Shadowprey Village/Desolace, Brackenwall Village/Dustwallow Marsh, Bloodvenom Post/Felwood, Camp Mojache/Feralas, Orgrimmar/Durotar, Cenarion Hold/Silithus, Sun Rock Retreat/Stonetalon Mountains, Gadgetzan/Tanaris, Crossroads/The Barrens, Camp Taurajo/The Barrens, Freewind Post/Thousand Needles, Thunder Bluff/Mulgore, Everlook/Winterspring, Marshal's Refuge/Un'Goro Crater, Ratchet/The Barrens
    • Bats: Horde ¨C Found in: (Eastern Kingdoms) Hammerfall/Arathi Highlands, Kargath/Badlands, Flame Crest/Burning Steppes, Light's Hope Chapel/Eastern Plaguelands, Tarren Mill/Hillsbrad Foothills, Thorium Point/Searing Gorge, Sepulcher/Silverpine, Grom'Gol/Stranglethorn Vale, Booty Bay/Stranglethorn Vale, Stonard/Swamp of Sorrows, Revantusk Village/The Hinterlands, Undercity/Tirisfal Glades
    • Zeppelin: Horde ¨C Found in: Orgrimmar, Grom¡¯Gol, Undercity
    • Boats: Alliance and Horde ¨C Found in: Ratchet, Booty Bay, Menethil Harbor, Theramore Isle, Rut¡¯theran Village, Auberdine, Forgotten Coast, Feathermoon Stronghold
  • Once a certain level has been achieved, players can choose to purchase permanent personal mounts.
    • Horses: Alliance, Human
    • Nightsabers: Alliance, Night Elf
    • Rams: Alliance, Dwarf
    • Mechano-Striders: Alliance, Gnome
    • Wolves: Horde, Orc
    • Kodos: Horde, Tauren
    • Undead Steeds: Horde, Undead
    • Raptors: Horde, Troll
    • Warhorses: Paladin Only
    • Felsteed: Warlock Only
  • Establish a guild, purchase a custom guild tabard, and promote or demote recruits to different ranks within the guild.
  • Mail gold, items, or messages to other players, or send them to your own characters for easy muling.
  • Sell your items or search for items for sale via the automated auction house
  • Locate and engage other players with easy-to-use features and tools, including chat channels, friends lists, and animated and audible character emotes.
  • Customize the game¡¯s interface via XML, or download one of hundreds of player-made interface addons.
  • Enjoy hundreds of hours of gameplay with new quests, items and adventures.