World of Warcraft is one of the premier subscription MMORPGs, and has helped spread the entire genre into mass markets across the globe. Players enter the world of Azeroth, a fantasy realm of swords and sorcery, exotic races, mystical creatures, world turmoil, high adventure, and war. Created by Blizzard Entertainment, and based on the Warcraft series of RTS games first released in the mid 1990s, WoW expanded on the early Warcraft single player franchise and is now a vibrant multiplayer world, where players may engage in roleplaying, PvE, PvP, dungeon instances, battlegrounds, arenas, and raids. WoW has received five different expansions so far, including The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, and Mists of Pandaria, and Warlords of Draenor, with Legion expected out in late 2016.
World of Warcraft's next expansion, Legion, sees the return of the Burning Legion and a one-time foe, Illidan Stormrage.
The Tomb of Sargeras has been reopened, and the demons of the Burning Legion pour into our world. Their full, terrifying might is fixed on summoning the Dark Titan to Azeroth—and they’ve already located the key to his return.
With the Alliance and Horde devastated, only you can take up Warcraft’s most legendary artifacts, scour the ancient Broken Isles for relics of the Titans, and challenge the Legion before Azeroth’s last hope dies.
Steel yourself, champion. Extinction is imminent.
FACTIONS & RACES
The World of Warcraft team has released the dungeon and raid schedule for the months following Legion's release. The Normal and Heroic versions of all dungeons will be open from August 30th, Legion's launch day, with Mythic versions coming along the next week after reset.
With exactly a week until World of Warcraft: Legion makes its debut as a fully-released expansion to the venerated game, some may be starting to panic as the pre-event that has been running for the past two weeks is drawing to a close. The Legion pre-event is designed for altoholics and achievement hunters. With huge XP gains during the demonic invasions, this is the right time and the right place to dust off those lowbies and get crackin'! Find out how in our mini guide.
World of Warcraft: Legion will be arriving on the wings of Demon Hunters in less than two weeks. The signature weapon for Demon Hunters is a warglaive similar to those carried by Illidan himself. In a new Azeroth Armory, Hollywood blacksmith Tony Swatton forges a warglaive that any Demon Hunter would be proud to carry. Check it out!
During Gamescom, the World of Warcraft team confirmed that Karazhan will be returning to the game in patch 7.1. Karazhan will be a 5-player dungeon that wraps up the Stormheim location in the Broken Isles, the central location of the Legion expansion.
Blizzard Entertainment is prepping youngsters for the imminent arrival of its World of Warcraft-themed novels. The first book is called "Traveler" and is penned by Greg Weisman. It will be ready for release on October 25th.
Hollywood blacksmith Tony Swatton, best known for forging weapons for some of the movie industry's biggest blockbusters, has become part of the Azeroth Amory after being commissioned by Blizzard Entertainment to create one of World of Warcraft's most iconic and legendary weapons, Doomhammer. Check out the video to watch metallic poetry in motion as Doomhammer comes to life.
Blizzard released Demon Hunters to the World of Warcraft live servers and Rob just couldn't help himself. See what his lack of impulse control got him into this week.
According to a report at The Hollywood Reporter, the Warcraft movie will ultimately lose big money despite a strong showing in China. The US market for Warcraft is largely considered to have been a failure, generating only $46.6M as compared to China's $220.8M. Overall the film will likely lost about $15M with losses shared by Legendary Pictures, Universal and a trio of Chinese investors.
Come August 9th World of Warcraft players will be treated to the first new Hero Class in years. We had the chance to go through a making of retrospective for the class with the Blizzard team. The guys dug deep to talk about the feel of the class and how it operates among the rest that everyone has played for over a decade now.
The World of Warcraft site has been updated with a pair of new articles detailing some of the new features and locations coming with the Legion expansion on August 30th. The first article deals with the leveling experience in the Broken Isles and the second one offers a brief preview of a couple of dungeons in Legion.