Warcraft is a franchise of video games, novels, and other media originally created by Blizzard Entertainment. The series is made up of three real-time strategy (RTS) games where opposing players command virtual armies in battle against each other or a computer-controlled enemy and includes, Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and its expansion Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal and Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. The last and best selling title of the franchise is the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft and its seven expansions, The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria, Warlords of Draenor, Legion and Battle for Azeroth. A spin off online card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, was released which features elements from World of Warcraft; it was later renamed to just Hearthstone.
The series also resulted in the publishing of several books relevant to the Warcraft universe setting, covering a wide range of the timelines of the universe. A collectable card game was also published, which offered those who bought booster packs a chance to gain access codes to limited in-game content in World of Warcraft. An upcoming film adaptation is planned. A number of comics have also been released alongside the books, further covering parts of the universe's storyline. A short-lived, online-subscription only magazine was also available, but later ceased publication after just 5 issues.
Story[edit | edit source]
All games in the series have been set in and around the world of Azeroth, a high fantasy setting. The series initially focused on the invasion of the Human Kingdom of Azeroth by the Orcish Horde which arrived in Azeroth via a dark portal, from another world, referred to as Draenor. In Warcraft II the war is brought on to most of the Eastern Kingdoms and expends the conflict, with Trolls, Goblins and Ogres joining the Orcs and Dwarves, Gnomes and High Elves joining the Humans. At the end of the expansion the Orcish home world is shattered into pieces by demonic magics and becomes known as Outland. Warcraft III expanded the world of Azeroth, revealing the continent of Kalimdor, the new races of Night Elves and Taurens and a new major threat, The Burning Legion. World of Warcraft expended the world of Azeroth even more by introducing the continents of Northrend and Pandaria, forming two major factions, The Horde which includes the Orcs, Trolls, Tauren, Goblins, Blood Elves and Forsaken and The Alliance which includes the Humans, Dwarves, Gnomes, Night Elves, Worgen and Draenei with both factions having representatives of the Pandaren race. Major elements introduced to the world included the Titans, Old Gods and Elemental Lords.
Warcraft Content[edit | edit source]
Battlegrounds[edit | edit source]
Heroes[edit | edit source]
There are currently 40 Warcraft heroes in the game, including 17 Assassins, 12 Warriors, 8 Supports, and 4 Specialists.
Assassin[edit | edit source]
Warrior[edit | edit source]
Support[edit | edit source]
Specialist[edit | edit source]
Multiclass[edit | edit source]
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Cancelled[edit | edit source]
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