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
Big news for World of Warcraft fans with next week's launch of the v7.2 patch, Return to Broken Shore. Players will work through a number of quests as they retake the initial locations where Legion began. Cooperative effort will be applied to construct defenses including a Mage Tower, Command Center or Nether Disruptor, each providing various boosts to players or special opportunities such as the acquisition of an artifact relic through a difficult solo mission.
World of Warcraft players in the EU are going to see a hefty increase in the price of WoW Services and certain shop items starting April 5th. Prices will be changing for things including name change, character transfer, race change, premium mounts, helms and many others.
The World of Warcraft community site has been updated with a detailed post about the new competitive arena tournament system. In addition, the first North American Qualifier Cup will be kicking off on April 8th.
The World of Warcraft community site has been updated with a brief look at a new series of solo quests to gain a special artifact appearance. These quests will only be available during times on the Broken Shore when the Mage Tower is active -- which is only for three days before it is destroyed. Eligible players will receive a quest to take on a difficult opponent, a very difficult one that, when beaten will yield the new appearance.
The World of Warcraft community site has been updated with a look at patch 7.2 "Return to the Broken Shore". The article gives an overview of the new questing area on Broken Shore, how defenses will be constructed, new additions to the Class Hall quest line, and the Cathedral of Eternal Night dungeon.