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World Of Warcarft
Brief summary of WoW World of Warcraft, often referred to as WoW, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by Blizzard Entertainment. Complete Free Roaming. 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. Wow lets you play as a customised character, picking your own class and race at the beginning of the game, either Horde or Alliance. As you level up you can choose quests to do, activities to get you achievements, dungeons, trying to get good gear, joining guilds and trying to get a high status on your realm. It was revealed that the budget for the game was $100million dollars.
Marketing Do you choose the cherry-citrus tang of Horde Red, or the smooth wild fruit taste of Alliance Blue? Does in-game allegiance carry over to the soft drink aisle, or can a player rocking a Gnome Warrior online partake of a drink with an Orc Shaman plastered across the label? Synergy A good example of a synergy product is the WoW magazine giving advice, tips , preview’s of upcoming patches and expansions. Cuddly tops of pets you can get in game have been released. The soundtrack for World of Warcraft was composed and arranged by Jason Hayes, Tracy W. Bush, Derek Duke and Glenn Stafford. It was released on November 23, 2004, together with the Collector's edition of the game. It is also sold separately on one CD in the MP3 format. Having a ‘10 day free trial’ targets the existing WoW players to encourage they’re friends to join. Recruiting a Friend will grant you with an exclusive mount and exclusive Features in game.
marketing Development of their website draw great attention to all the features of the game, having links to related topics. Last year a promotional advert was release advertising a special grenade that gives players a mohawk on their character once thrown. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV2vbVX6p38 Links to adverts!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae6U-WAJ1mw
distribution The game is available to buy in shops or buy off the internet. It can also be downloaded off the internet. One point that can often put people off playing is that it usually takes about a day to upload onto the computer. Although you buy the game disc’s it then costs an extra £8.99 a month to play. Extra things like Changing of name, realm, faction, race will cost more money on top.
development World of Warcraft was first announced by Blizzard at the trade show in September 2001.Development of the game took roughly 4–5 years, and included extensive testing. The 3-D graphics in WoW use elements of the proprietary graphics engine originally used in WarcraftIII.The game was designed to be an open environment where players are allowed to do what they please.Quests are optional and were designed to help guide players, allow character development, and to spread characters across different zones to try to avoid what developers called 'player collision’. The game interface allows players to customize appearance and controls, and to install add-ons and other modifications. World of Warcraft runs natively on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Boxed copies of the game use a hybrid CD to install the game, eliminating the need for separate Mac and Windows retail products. The game allows all users to play together, regardless of their operating system. Although there is no official version for any other platform.
consumptions From when the game was released people have started making their own MODs called addon’s. The most popular being ‘quest helper’ which, once the map is on screen, tell you exactly where to go for each quest and tips on it too. This became so popular that Blizzard made their own version, but its not quite as useful. Bots have also been created which automatically play the game while your not at home. This can only be done for simple things like killing creatures or Battle Grounds where horde and alliance can verse each other.
Expansion Packs Since the release in 2004 there has been 2 other expansion packs. Following the first WoW game, Burning Crusades came out in early 2007 opening up more quests and bosses to fight and a bigger world. It also maximized the the highest level to 70. Late 2008 was then the release of Wrath Of The Lich King and Cataclysm was announced in 2009.