It's been 10 years since Blizzard Entertainment
launched World of Warcraft
and ignited the great MMO gold rush of the aughts. In that time, World of Warcraft
has grown into something more than a game; it's a cultural icon, an immensely valuable piece of intellectual property, and a brooding presence any new MMO has to consider before launch. WoW
Just when World of Warcraft's
numbers start to slide and the naysayers start planning their "WoW
is dead" parties, Blizzard finds a way to make WoW
resurgent. Warlords of Draenor, WoW's
fifth expansion, launched late last month, bringing three million subscribers
back into the game's warm embrace. For those keeping score: That's more subscribers than most MMOs ever see at their peaks.
Warlords of Draenor
reworks some core World of Warcraft
systems, changes up character models
, implements a version of housing, and more. And with so many people returning to check it out, there's no better time for Choose My Adventure
to join the fray.