World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft, or WoW is a MMORPG released by Blizzard in 2004 (US) and 2005 (EU). World of Warcraft is a follow up to the earlier warcraft-universe, also created by Blizzard. This game is different compared to the others though.
World of Warcraft is basically a game where you create a character and will start as level 1.
There are different races and classes.
World of Warcraft: Classic
Alliance races: Dwarf, Gnome, Human, Night Elf.
Alliance classes: Warrior, Hunter, Rogue, Mage, Warlock, Druid, Paladin & Priest.
Horde races: Orc, Troll, Tauren, Undead.
Horde races: Warrior, Hunter, Rogue, Mage, Warlock, Shaman, Paladin & Priest.
Both 2 extra alliance and horde races was added to the game later.
Draenei race was added to alliance in the burning crusade expansion, and Bloodelf race was added to horde, also, in the burning crusade expansion. In Wrath of the Lich King another class was added, Death Knight. In the latest expansion, Cataclysm, goblin race was added to horde and worgen race to alliance.
Anyways, you create one of these character (you can have up to 10 different) and start as level 1. Races start in different starting areas. You basically will have to do quests and kill monsters to gain experience, and then gain level aswell. But the game isn't only about doing quests and killing random monsters, there are Player Versus Player battlegrounds in different racks, 10-19, 20-29 and so on.
Instances also exist, this is where you can team up with 4 other players, so youll be 5 in total. In instances there are extra hard encounters, "bosses", that will drop rare loot. It's essential to have a tank, healer and 3 damagedealers. This may vary though.
Example of an instance "deadmines". This used to be a low level instance, 17+ to 25ish. Now it's also available as a level 85 instance.
That's it for now, I will go deeper into WoW and raiding/instances/pve in my next entry!