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What is World of Warcraft and Why is it so Popular?

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World of War Craft (WoW) is an online role-playing game. Everything that happens there is virtual and takes place in a virtual world. Players subscribe to WoW in order to participate in the game. They do this through the World of War Craft web site (www.worldofwarcraft.com). Once signed up, players create a profile for themselves. From that moment on, they begin their existence in the War Craft Universe.

World of War Craft falls under a gaming category called, “massively multi player online role-playing game” (MMORPG). In this particular game, players take on a character that represents them though the use of an avatar; a small cartoon-like image that represents the person playing. Thousands of people, in all areas of the world, play this game at the same time, each person’s character interacting with the characters of the other players. World of War Craft is extremely popular and said to be highly addictive!

Those that play World of War Craft say that it is very easy to be drawn into this alternate universe. Those that are close to those that play World of War Craft cannot understand how even adults can become so completely obsessed with a computer game. Still I don’t want to give the impression that obsession is all that WoW is about. The game provides challenges for players as they calculate moves, figure out how to survive in the WoW universe and work their way to the highest levels of the game. World of War Craft has a big social element to it. Players are in conversation with each other constantly through chat messengers, as they work their way through the game. They become familiar with each other’s characters through playing the game together on a daily basis.

Up to twelve thousand people have been known to play World of War Craft all at the same time. The game is mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records for this feat. Games like this do provide people with a form of escape. After a hard day at work, some people want to play a video game and de-stress. The fact is, many people find it easier to socialise in the virtual world where their physical flaws, real or imagined, are not on display.

Few players make their way to the highest levels of the game and when they do, it is often with the help of others pointing out hidden ways to prolong their virtual life or cheat articles that lay out the game and all of its secrets.


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