As a gamer, you’re always looking for the next video game to obsess over. If you’re sick of first-person shooter games and you love role-playing games such as DnD, consider going back in time to World of Warcraft. This 2004 game remains high-quality and comes with plenty of expansions to keep you busy for months.
What Is WoW?
WoW is the fourth installment in Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft series. Fans who are familiar with this series will be excited to see that it takes place four years after Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. If you’re new to the universe, enjoy exploring Azeroth for the first time as your own character. Now that you know the basics about this game, pay for your subscription with a certificate from BecomeGamer.
Is WoW Popular?
You might think that because WoW debuted in 2004, it’s lost its popularity, and that’s not true. Between the countless opportunities for variation, the endlessly explorable universe, and the eight expansion packs, WoW remains one of the most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing games. New versions have been released regularly, including as recently as 2019, and in 2017 it was announced as one of the highest-grossing franchises. Additionally, WoW fandom extends outside the game. Most social media platforms include fan pages dedicated to the universe, featuring art by fans and debates about lore and gaming controls. Also, many gamers use their own storytelling skills to expand the universe with fanfiction and comic strips. Whether you join with your money from BecomeGamer or with in-game tokens, rest assured that you’re one of many people entering the world of Azeroth.
How Does a WoW Subscription Work?
Skip WoW‘s free version, which only allows you to reach level 20, and use your BecomeGamer money to turn your basic character into an unstoppable hero with a subscription. Sign up for blocks that last from one to six months depending on your interest and budget. Check the time card that comes with your subscription to make sure you have as much access to the game as you need.
What Kind of Game Is WoW?
WoW is based online rather than through a CD or download, and it’s classified as a massively multiplayer online role-playing game, so you can use BecomeGamer to purchase access. Depending on your preferences, navigate the MMORPG from a first- or third-person view. As you move through Azeroth, you receive quests that require you to fight monsters such as zombies, werewolves, dragons, and gryphons. These monsters hail from a variety of traditions and settings, including Steampunk and fantasy. Whether you’re a fan of massive worlds such as Middle-earth or a hardcore devotee of older Warcraft games, there are plenty of elements that feel like home to you.
WoW isn’t just about killing monsters, though. There are plenty of ways to develop your avatar into a fully-fledged character who’s ingrained in his or her community. Choose which faction you’d like to join, the Horde or the Alliance, and work within your faction through chats and other forms of communication. Available races depend on your faction but include humans, dwarves, trolls, and orcs, and classes are familiar to anyone who plays DnD. Further develop your character by picking between professions such as mining, blacksmithing, and skinning. Once you’re adept at your profession, join an existing guild or start your own. Collect money through quests and store it in the bank until you need to buy more objects.
Another defining part of WoW is that you get to interact with other people who are playing online as well as non-player characters. As a result, every time you log in, the game is a little different. Thanks to your investment from BecomeGamer, you interact with the same members of your guild and faction, but depending on who’s online, you can encounter new characters and fight them if they’re enemies.
What Are the Major Plot Points?
For gamers who are more interested in the story than boss battles, WoW doesn’t disappoint. Thanks to the previous three games in the franchise, the universe is full of lore. In the background is the conflict between the Horde and the Alliance, which began when the Horde allowed the Forsaken to help settle Durotar. Corruption overtook both parties through the dragon Onyxia, and both were again threatened when Ragnaros emerged from the Elemental Plane. Although this conflict has settled, Nefarian’s dark experiments, the Soulflayer’s twisted summonings, the old god C’Thun’s influence, and the threat of the Necropolis continue to haunt Azeroth. Use your BecomeGamer certificate to experience these legends firsthand.
No matter your level of gaming experience or past involvement with the Warcraft franchise, WoW is the perfect use of your BecomeGamer certificate. As you interact with other players from your faction, defeat members of the opposing group, finish quests, and slay monsters, you become so absorbed in Azeroth that it’s hard to believe it’s not real.