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13 Facts About World of Warcraft

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World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game released in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment.

Massively multiplayer online role-playing games are a combination of role-playing video games and massively multiplayer online games in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual world.

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher based in Irvine, California, and is currently a subsidiary of American company Activision Blizzard.

Warcraft is a franchise of video games, novels, and other media created by Blizzard Entertainment.

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It is the fourth released game set in the fantasy Warcraft universe, which was first introduced by Warcraft: Orcs & Humans in 1994.

Warcraft: Orcs & Humans is a real-time strategy game, developed by Blizzard Entertainment and published by Blizzard and Interplay Entertainment.

Fantasy is a fiction genre that uses magic or other supernatural elements as a main plot element, theme, or setting.

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World of Warcraft takes place within the Warcraft world of Azeroth, approximately four years after the events at the conclusion of Blizzard's previous Warcraft release, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne is the official expansion pack to Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, a real-time strategy computer game by Blizzard Entertainment.

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Blizzard Entertainment announced World of Warcraft on September 2, 2001.

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The game was released on November 23, 2004, on the 10th anniversary of the Warcraft franchise.

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The first expansion set of the game, The Burning Crusade, was released on January 16, 2007.

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The second expansion set, Wrath of the Lich King, was released on November 13, 2008.

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The third expansion set, Cataclysm, was released on December 7, 2010.

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The fourth expansion set, Mists of Pandaria, was released on September 25, 2012.

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The fifth expansion set, Warlords of Draenor, was released on November 13, 2014.

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The sixth expansion set, Legion, was released on August 30, 2016.

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With a peak of 12 million subscriptions in October 2010 and Blizzard's final report of 5.5 million subscriptions in October 2015, World of Warcraft remains the world's most-subscribed MMORPG, and holds the Guinness World Record for the most popular MMORPG by subscribers.

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In January 2014, Blizzard announced that more than 100 million accounts had been created over the game's lifetime.

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