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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft has been breaking sales and concurrent user records since its North American release in November 2004. The following sites offer a wide variety of information about the game, such as demographic data on Azeroth, player guides, beastiaries, screenshots, and movies.

WoW: Thoughts on Pet Battles
Pet battles were added to World of Warcraft with version 5.0.1, giving players something to do with their collection of cosmetic pets. Here's a quick look at this unusual new feature.

WoW: Mists of Pandaria First Impressions
Mists of Pandaria is the latest expansion for World of Warcraft, increasing the level cap to 90 and adding a new race and class to the game, among other things. Here are my first impressions of the game's fourth expansion.

WoW: Transmogrification Basics
World of Warcraft players can swap the appearances of items to attain a look that better suits their preferences. This is an introduction to the transmogrification feature that makes it all possible.

WoW: Mists of Pandaria Talent Overhaul
Mists of Pandaria will include big changes to World of Warcraft's Talent system. We take a look at the new system to see how it measures up.

WoW: Thoughts on the Pandaren
Is the new panda-inspired playable race in WoW to childish and cute for the game? Read on for my thoughts on the subject.

World of Warcraft: Learning to Use Keybinds
Keybinds can greatly improve your World of Warcraft gameplay. Here is some quick advice on how keybinds can help and how to get started using them.

World of Warcraft Mount Guide
There are a large number of mounts available in World of Warcraft, and more are added to the game on a regular basis. The total is currently around 200, although that includes different color variations on the same mount model. Mounts speed up travel through the world and are highly coveted possessions within Azeroth. This guide covers most of...

Your Favorite World of Warcraft Addons
There are hundreds of useful interface addons available for World of Warcraft. Which ones are your favorites and why?

How to Install World of Warcraft Addons
While writing an for addon World of Warcraft is quite complicated, installing and using addons is very simple. User interface addons are not cheats or hacks, they are condoned by Blizzard, and there are hundreds of them available for WoW. Most people find them so useful that once they start playing with them, there's no going back.

Top World of Warcraft Addons
Unlike most games, World of Warcraft allows users to make radical adjustments and additions to the game's graphical user interface (GUI). These are some of the most useful of the hundreds of addons available for World of Warcraft.

World of Warcraft: Wintergrasp Guide
Wintergrasp is a large PvP zone added to World of Warcraft with The Wrath of the Lich King expansion. It's a fairly straightforward siege scenario, but there are still frequent questions in chat about the Towers and Goblin Workshops. This is a quick explanation of how the zone works and what the rewards are for participating in the massive battles over Wintergrasp Fortress.

World of Warcraft: Strand of the Ancients Battleground Guide
Strand of the Ancients was added to World of Warcraft with the release of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, and it is the first Battleground that features a seige scenario and vehicles. The mechanics of it can be a little confusing for beginners, so here are some pointers on how it works and which strategies are most effective.

Wrath of the Lich King Reputation Guide
Numerous new factions have been added to World of Warcraft in the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, and reputation can now be earned by "championing" certain dungeons. This is a guide to the factions in Wrath of the Lich King, including links to all the reputation rewards currently available in Northrend.

WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Beginner's Guide
The second expansion for World of Warcraft opens up the continent of Northrend for high-level characters to explore and adds Death Knights, the first hero class, to the game. There are a lot of common questions coming up about Wrath of the Lich King, so I've prepared a beginners FAQ to help get people started.

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Review (PC)
World of Warcraft is poised for another lucrative Christmas season, regardless of any economic slowdown. The second expansion for the game, Wrath of the Lich King, is now filled with players working their way up to the new level cap of 80. If you're a World of Warcraft fan, you probably won't be taking time out from exploring Northrend to read this review, but here it is anyway.

World of Warcraft Gold Earning Tips
Making the gold needed for some of the more expensive items in World of Warcraft can seem like an impossible task, especially when you're looking a four digit numbers. This leads a lot of people to buy gold for real money, but there are alternatives. With a little persistence, there are several viable, legitimate ways to earn gold in the game. Here are some pointers to get your characters on their way to a comfortable income.

World of Warcraft Outland Maps
Maps of the Outland from the World of Warcraft Burning Crusade expansion, including all the persistent zones with the Alliance and Horde cities labelled.

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Review (PC)
Ever since it's release over two years ago World of Warcraft has dominated the MMORPG market, particularly in North America and Europe. Now that players are romping through The Burning Crusade, the game's first expansion, interest is on the rise again. It's hard not to get caught up in the excitement that comes with thousands of fans pouring into the new zones with all sorts of hopes and expectations, but I've pulled myself away long enough to put together a review of this burning hot expansion.

WoW and the Future of PC Gaming
There's been quite a bit of discussion lately about the effect of World of Warcraft, and MMORPGs in general, on the PC game industry. Could the game's remarkable success actually result in lower PC game sales? Here's a closer look at why WoW might be having a negative impact on the PC game market.

Onyxia Key Quest Walkthrough - Alliance
If you've reached level 60 in World of Warcraft, odds are your guild wants you to get your Onyxia key (Drakefire Amulet) so you can join them on raids to Onyxia's Lair. These are the quests Alliance players need to complete to get this item.

Onyxia Key Quest Walkthrough - Horde
You need to complete a long chain of quests to get your Onyxia key (Drakefire Amulet), and it differs depending on whether you're playing Alliance or Horde. This is a walkthrough of the quests for the Horde side.

Inside World of Warcraft Battlegrounds
We've had a couple months to play Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley, the first 2 Battlegrounds for World of Warcraft, and they're clearly a worthwhile addition to the game. Had they been included when World of Warcraft launched, some of those perfect review scores this MMORPG received may even have been justified. These are my thoughts on this aspect of the game, and a quick look at Arathi Basin, a new Battleground that will arrive with patch 1.7.

Life in World of Warcraft 1.4
The latest patch to World of Warcraft, which introduced the player versus player Honor system, has created quite a buzz in the community, and plenty of that buzz is negative. Changes to online games are always a touchy subject among users, but, at the same time, subscribers do expect MMORPGs to evolve and grow.

World of Warcraft Holiday Screenshots
World of Warcraft has a number of cute ways to celebrate the Christmas season, including gadgets that will turn your character into a Gnome Santa, reindeer mounts, and snowball fights. Here are some holiday screenshots.

World of Warcraft Review
No game has done more to make MMORPG a household word in North America than World of Warcraft. Since its launch in Nov. 2004, the game has been breaking records and receiving stellar reviews. Here's my review of this incredibly popular game.

World of Warcraft Compared to EverQuest II
It's not often that two blockbuster MMORPGs hit store shelves within weeks of each other, and it presents people who don't have unlimited time and money for online games with a tough decision. Both World of Warcraft and EverQuest II promise to be exceptional games, so this is a quick comparison between the two that might make it easier to figure out which one is for you.

World of Warcraft Screenshots
Our growing collection of World of Warcraft screenshots.

World of Warcraft
The official North American site for World of Warcraft. This persistent world MMORPG from Blizzard features the same brilliant artistry as the beloved strategy series and set a new standard for games of this kind.

World of Warcraft Europe
World of Warcraft is available in several different regions and languages. This is the official site for people who play in Europe.

Allakhazam.com: World of Warcraft
Allakhazam offers in depth information on a variety of MMORPGs, including EverQuest, Dark Age of Camelot, Lineage 2, and World of Warcraft.

Leeroy Jenkins Movie
Leeroy Jenkins is well on his way to fame in the World of Warcraft community as a result of this entertaining game footage of an attempt at the rookery in Upper Black Rock Spire. Here are some download locations for this wildly popular movie.

Onyxia does Wipe Club: 50 DKP MINUS
One World of Warcraft guild leader has made news with his colorful way of organizing end-game raids using voice chat. MP3 files of some of these sessions are available, and a Flash animated version has also been a big hit.

Resto Druid Blog
This blog offers extensive information on the Druid class in World of Warcraft. It includes tips on Druid spells, forms, talents, and macros, as well as plenty of general pointers on playing a Druid.

Thottbot: World of Warcraft
A very large, searchable World of Warcraft database made up of contributions by players.

This site focuses exclusively on World of Warcraft movies, and they have a very large collection. Movies are organized by category, and members can rate and comment on them.

World of Warcraft Druid FAQ
Extensive information on the Druid class in World of Warcraft. This FAQ has explanations for all the Druid spells, forms, and talents, as well as pointers on how to complete the class-specific quests.

World of Warcraft Movies
Fileplanet has over 150 World of Warcraft movies you can download. Some of the movies are quite large, but there's enough footage here to keep you occupied for days.

World of Warcraft Performance Guide
AnandTech has put together a good hardware guide for World of Warcraft, testing game performance with several different PC configurations. They also compare the image quality under various versions of DirectX. Very helpful if you're building a rig to play this game.

World of Warcraft Stratics
An excellent source of WoW news, guild listings, and live chat.

World of Warcraft Vault
Heaps of resources for World of Warcraft, including databases of armor, creatures, quests and talents. This site also hosts forums for all the North American servers.

World of Warcraft WarCry
Warcry has a solid collection of World of Warcraft information, including terminology, server statistics, guild listings, and IRC.

Information on all of World of Warcraft's races and classes, as well as a good collection of game guides.

WoWWiki is an expansive resource on all aspects of World of Warcraft. The site has a growing body of information on both expansions as well as the original game.

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