I’m almost 100% sure you’ve heard about World of Warcraft, or just WoW for short, at some point, right? It’s the most popular MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) in the world, and it has been for the last 15 years. Today, I’d like to tell you about the event we’re organizing at Your University.
But first, let’s talk about what WoW is. Released in November of 2004, World of Warcraft was something new, something MMO fans haven’t had back then. In the days of EverQuest, RuneScape, Ultima Online, MMORPGs were supposed to be hard, unforgiving and time-consuming. Blizzard wanted to give players that same experience, but not as hard-core as people were used to. The time was right, Lord of the Rings trilogy had just been released, Harry Potter movies were popular, the fantasy genre was at its peak. The people needed something like WoW.
Basically, Blizzard gave players exactly what they needed, and they were completely hooked. Peaking at 10 million players in 2009, and with over a hundred million registered accounts by 2014, World of Warcraft is (and hopefully will continue to be) the most popular MMO of all time.
There are 7 expansion packs for WoW:
- The Burning Crusade
- Wrath of the Lich King
- Mists of Pandaria
- Warlords of Draenor
- Battle For Azeroth
Classic World of Warcraft Announcement
But the most exciting thing to happen to WoW since (probably) Wrath of the Lich King is the Classic announcement. Revealed on Blizzcon 2017, after a long “battle” between the Vanilla and modern wow fans, Blizzard agreed to start development on the original version of the game. The fans were ecstatic. Set to release in summer of 2019, Classic World of Warcraft will go back to the game’s roots and show us what the game was all about back in 2004. We’re really looking forward to experiencing it again.
Now, about the WoW event.
There will be lots of stuff for WoW fans, and MMORPG fans in general, to see at our event. In cooperation with Your University, we have managed to secure enough PCs for everyone to try out this game. You’ll be able to run dungeons and raids with your friends, play battlegrounds and arenas, and much more. In addition, we are bringing exclusive gear from Blizzard’s official store, and we will give it away to you! For instance, we have a few in-game mount and pet codes, WoW mouse pads, shirts, and backpacks.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!