Warcraft III immerses players in a compelling, dynamic 3-D world of incredible depth and detail. Wandering monsters roam a landscape filled with neutral towns, strongholds, and temples, while stunning environmental effects bring the world to life.
Players will guide their elite forces through adventures, battles, quests and non-player-character interactions. The war over Azeroth rages on, and players must adapt to the surprises that lie in store for them and devise strategies to defeat their opponents.
The four distinct playable races that populate Warcraft III are Orcs, Humans, Night Elves, and Undead. Each race is armed with unique units, magical abilities and weapons of war to take into battle as they renew their struggle for dominance. Additionally, WarCraft III introduces Heroes to the Warcraft universe for the first time. Heroes are powerful units that can advance in experience level, utilise additional skills and spells and employ auras that affect nearby troops when leading them into battle.
The game will include a robust campaign editor for creating custom 3-D maps and complete missions, with scripts for units, spells and event triggers. Expanded multiplayer options will allow for multiple game types, including co-operative play and questing.
Four years have passed since the aftermath of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, and a great tension now smolders throughout the ravaged world of Azeroth. As the battle-worn races begin to rebuild their shattered kingdoms, new threats, both ancient and ominous, arise to plague the world once again.
World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory. A dedicated live team will create a constant stream of new adventures to undertake, lands to explore, and monsters to vanquish. This content ensures that the game will never be the same from month to month, and will continue to offer new challenges and adventures for years to come.
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, often referred to as TBC or BC is the first expansion pack for the MMORPG World of Warcraft. It was released on January 16, 2007 at midnight (12:00 AM) in Europe and North America, and sold nearly 2.4 million copies that day to people who waited over night in long lines to get the expansion, making it the fastest-selling PC game in those regions. It was released on January 17, 2007 in Australia and New Zealand; in total, approximately 3.53 million copies were sold across these territories in the first month of release, including 1.9 million in North America, over 100,000 copies in Australasia, and nearly 1.6 million in Europe. It was also released in Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia on January 16, 2007. It was later released in South Korea on February 1, 2007; in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau on April 30, 2007. The game was released in China on September 6, 2007.
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (also known as WotLK, WLK, or Wrath) is the second expansion set for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft, following The Burning Crusade. It adds a substantial amount of content to the game world, including the continent of Northrend, home of the titular Lich King, and a new character "hero" class. It was announced on the first day of BlizzCon 2007, August 3, 2007.
Wrath of the Lich King was released on November 13, 2008, selling 2.8 million copies within the first 24 hours of availability. This makes it the fastest selling computer game of all time, beating the record set by the previous World of Warcraft expansion The Burning Crusade, which sold 2.4 million within its first 24 hours. It was followed by the third expansion set, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, on December 7, 2010.