What is WoW?

WoW or World of Warcraft is an exciting online game that is enjoyed by millions of gamers of all ages. Most everyone has heard about WoW whether they play or not. Are you trying to decide if you want to be a part of this intriguing online game? If so, the following WoW basic information should help you make a decision.

World of Warcraft is a three-dimensional game that takes place in the World of Azeroth. This is the largest world of its kind to ever be created in the history of gaming. It’s not a game that you can just play quickly and get bored with. In fact, it’s something that you can enjoy for a very long time. It can take months to travel all across Azeroth or even longer depending on how much time you have to play.

The world consists of forests, mountains, farmland, cities and deserts that you can explore. There are quest, raids and dungeons (called instances) that you can take part in. To help you move around faster you can buy or earn mounts such as gryphon’s, tigers and horses depending on the class of your character.  

The 3D environment is amazing but to make the game even more interesting you can customize your character so you can be unique in appearance. Of course, with so many people playing WoW you are sure to meet similar characters during your adventures. Still, there are many possible combinations that can be put together with the options you have when choosing the size, weight, texture, faces and eyes of your character.

When you first begin playing WoW you have to decide which realm you want to be a part of. There are two realms to choose from and they are called the Alliance and the Horde. Each of these has four types of characters to choose from. They are as follows:

Alliance Characters:


    Night Elf



Horde Characters:





Not only will you have the option of choosing the realm and character you want to be but you also get to choose what class you want. There are nine of these and they are listed below:










You can even choose a profession for your character, which can prove to be very useful throughout the game.

Another thing that you should know about WoW is that Blizzard has been keeping the game updated. This means even more excitement for all players. World of Warcraft has copper, gold and silver which is used to purchase armors, weapons, spells and so forth. Many gamers will agree that world of warcraft is the most thrilling and fun online game they have ever played. There is just so much to do! If you enjoy online gaming it’s something that you should at least try once. Who knows, you may find it to be your new favorite game.

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