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. World of Warcraft is a "Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game" which allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory.
As a massively multiplayer online game, World of Warcraft enables
thousands of players to come together online and battle against the
world and each other. Players from across the globe can leave the real
world behind and undertake grand quests and heroic exploits in a land
of fantastic adventure.
World of Warcraft draws heavily upon the lore of the Warcraft
universe. Long-time fans of the Warcraft games are finally able to step
into the world from a player’s perspective, and experience the universe
firsthand. People, places, and units from the strategy games are
brought to life in World of Warcraft.
You can visit such places as the Burning Steppes, where Grom
Hellscream fell in battle against the demon lord Mannoroth, and
Ironforge, where the dwarves make their home below the mountain.
Legendary heroes, such as Thrall, Cairne Bloodhoof, and King Magni
Bronzebeard, are also in the game, presiding over their respective
peoples as leaders in their race’s capitals.
Guards in the human city of Stormwind look just like footmen
from Warcraft III, peasants in the human town of Hillsbrad look exactly
like their counterparts in the strategy games, and orc peons shuffle
about the farms of Go’Shek in the Arathi Highlands. Night elf players
can even see gargantuan Ancient Protectors patrolling the elven lands
of Teldrassil, while a towering Ancient of War waits to greet all
visitors to Darnassus.