It is the fourth released game emerge the fantasy Warcraft whole world, which was first introduced by Warcraft: Orcs & Humans throughout 1994. World of Warcraft comes about within the Warcraft globe of Azeroth, approximately four years after the events towards the end of Blizzard's previous Warcraft release, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.  Blizzard Entertainment announced Wow on September 2, 2001. The game was launched on November 23, 2004, on the 10th anniversary from the Warcraft franchise.
The first expansion set of the game, The Burning Crusade, was released on The month of january 16, 2007. The second expansion set, Wrath of the Lich Double, was released on Nov 13, 2008. The third expansion set, Cataclysm, was released on 12 7, 2010. At BlizzCon in July 2010, lead producer J. Allen Brack announced that there would have been a fourth expansion set for your game, though the developers did not yet know what it would be about.
With 11. 1 million subscribers as of June 2011, World of Warcraft is the world's most-subscribed MMORPG, and holds the Guinness World Record for the most popular MMORPG by subscribers
As with other MMORPGs, players control a character avatar (also referred to as a toon) within a game world in third- or perhaps first-person view, exploring the landscape, fighting various monsters, completing quests, and interacting with non-player characters (NPCs) or other players. Also similar to some other MMORPGs, World of Warcraft requires the player to purchase a subscription, either by buying prepaid game cards for the selected amount of playing time, or by using a credit or debit card to pay all the time.
To enter the game, the player must select a realm-sometimes termed as a server. Each realm acts as an individual copy of the game world, and falls into one among four categories. Realms are either person versus player (PvP), where open combat among players is more widespread, or player versus environment (PvE), where the gameplay is more focused on defeating monsters and performing quests. Roleplay (RP) along with roleplay-PvP (RP-PVP) variants of both primary realm types are also available. Realms are also categorized by language, with in-game support inside language available. Players can make fresh characters on all area, and it is also possible to move already established characters between realms to get a fee.