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.
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Earlier Blizzard has released wildly popular World of Warcraft lore encyclopedia, namely Chronicle: Volume 1. It concentrated on lore surrounding the creation of universe and primal Azeroth - Black Empire, Troll Wars, War of the Ancients, etc. Now the company is preparing for release of Chronicle, Volume 2. This book will show origins of ancient Draenor (our timeline!), stories of its primal inhabitants: Arakkoa, Ogres, and more.
World of Warcraft US forum has been updated with a new post from Community Manager Ornyx. The post in question is dedicated to the delicate subject of legendaries in the game and, more specifically, their drop chance.
Ion "Watcher" Hazzikostas has written a lengthy post on the World of Warcraft community forum to talk about missteps taken by the development team with regard to the final 20-point trait and the power gap it created between those players who had leveled an artifact to 54 and those who had not. The message is very clear: The team understands its mistakes and the fact that players who wished to compete in raiding guilds, felt obligated to grind AP to reach max level.
The World of Warcraft forum has a new, lengthy post from Josh "Lore" Allen who defends the Blizzard team and its continuous attempts to improve its presence and responsiveness to the community. The post comes in answer to a stinging thread called "What happened to improved communication" that likens developer presence across a broad variety of perceived issues with Legion to a mythical unicorn: Everyone talks about it, but it doesn't truly exist.
Pet battle fanatics will love the World of Warcraft v7.2 update and its special dungeon just for them. In a new quest line, players can journey to the Wailing Caverns that has been reimagined as a new instance specifically for pet battlers.