World of Warcraft is an MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the Warcraft fantasy universe, four years after the events of its predecessor Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Players traverse through the world forming companionship with guilds and parties, and meeting enemies from opposing factions and dungeons of old. Gameplay has evolved tremendously since its initial launch with the introduction of seven expansions.
World of Warcraft is a juggernaut when it comes to popularity, consistency and playtime longevity. The game remains as one of the highest regarded MMORPGs of all time and is holding its title of the most subscribed MMORPG in the world with report of 5.5 million subscriptions in October 2015.
Rob Pardo, Jeff Kaplan, Tom Chilton
Sieges, Clan War, Duels, Open World, Caravans
Monster Hunting, World Bosses, Taming Wild Animals
: 12 million subscriptions (peak)
5.5 million subscriptions
World of Warcraft Expansions List
- World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade — released January 16,2007
- World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King — released November 13, 2008
- World of Warcraft: Cataclysm — released December 7, 2010
- World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria — released September 25, 2012
- World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor — released November 13, 2014
- World of Warcraft: Legion — sixth expansion, released August 30, 2016
- World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth — released August 15, 2018
Wizard Online is a third-person virtual reality MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that is set in a magical fantasy world where curiosity is handsomely rewarded. Hunt and destroy evil creatures in dark and cursed lands with axes, sorcery and spells.
Wizard 101 is a wizard-themed fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ where players enter one of seven prestigious wizard schools to learn new magic skills and go on adventures. Go on quests to halt the plans of the evil wizard Malistaire Drake.
WildStar is a sci-fi fantasy MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ set in the planet of Nexus, where a race called the Eldan have disappeared. Now you and other fellow adventurers are re-discovering the planet and all the wealth it has to offer. The game combines sci-fi and fantasy elements with a fast-paced and wild action combat.
Developer: Carbine Studios
North American Release Date:
May 8, 2014
Global Release Date:
June 3, 2014
Shut Down Date:
November 28, 2018
Wild Terra Online is a sandbox survival MMO or ‘massively multiplayer online game’ that is played from a top-down point of view. Players collect resources by hunting, gathering and fighting in the wilderness. Building a home and protecting it from other players may require some team work. Survival is no easy feat.
Developer: Juvty Worlds
Type: Sandbox MMORPG
December 18, 2017
Surviving in wild nature, Unlimited Building, Harvesting, Gathering, Crafting, Hunting
Sieges, Competitive hunting
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