What is World of Warcraft?

World of Warcraft (abbreviated WoW) is America’s #1 best selling MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) RPG (Role Playing Game), created by Blizzard Entertainment. This genre of computer games is based through online interactive play through the internet and WoW is no exception. It is not limited to the US and there are players and supporting servers and language versions available for play around the world. World of Warcraft is currently the most subscribed MMO on the market (over 60% market share).The setting for the RPG is within the fictional world of Azeroth, where you must pick a member of 2 opposing factions, Alliance and Horde along with all the customizable features such as class, race, appearances etc. Players are then driven to level up and partake in PvP (Player versus Player) activities or pit their skills against the environment and follow the story-driven plot of the world around them. Additional options and paths are also available for your character as Blizzard improves the gameplay experience throughout the years. World of Warcraft currently has had 2 expansion packs, The Burning Crusade and The Wrath of the Lich King and has announced another, Cataclysm. All expansion packs require separate purchase, but any additional game content is provided via online patches free of charge. For more information see here: