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World of Warcraft (PC DVD)

Save on World of Warcraft to celebrate Patch 6.1

by Blizzard
Windows 7 / XP / Vista
 Ages 12 and Over
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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Savings on World of Warcraft to celebrate Patch 6.1
To celebrate the release of World of Warcraft Patch 6.1, we currently have price reductions on World of Warcraft and latest expansion pack Warlords of Draenor, or you can pick up the World of Warcraft 60-day game card if you need more game time.

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World of Warcraft (PC DVD) + World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (PC DVD) + World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Expansion Pack (PC/Mac DVD)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 7 / XP / Vista
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B00FAJUTD4
  • Release Date: 29 Oct. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 752 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft didn't invent the online role-playing genre, but it certainly benefits from the missteps of other titles that have come before. A mind-boggling array of improvements in graphics, gameplay, networking, and interface -- really every category -- makes this game the crown prince of the genre, a great starting place for newbies, and a challenge to any other MMORPG currently in the works.

Inside the human camp
The game's beautifully rendered locations are filled with small details, such as flying birds and flowing water.
A History of Conflict
World of Warcraft takes place just four years after the real-time strategy Warcraft series, which chronicles a 25 year struggle between the Alliance (humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves) and the Horde (orcs, tauren, trolls, and undead). Even though there's tons of accumulated story to the series, new players should not be daunted. The background is there for you to explore, but you don't have to tread a lot of Azeroth history to get into the action.

The game looks magnificent. There's plenty of detail and variety to the landscapes and interiors, and the artwork has a refreshingly playful style. There's not a lot of variety in the character creation process, but with all the skills and proficiencies to combine in the game, World of Warcraft focuses its customisation not on the appearance of your character but rather on the character of your character. The game lets you adopt any two trade skills, regardless of character race or class, and combine those skills in useful ways. If you choose skinning and leatherworking, for example, you can fashion bags from the carcasses of monsters you defeat, which will allow you to carry even more inventory items.

Expanded Commerce
You can sell the items you make, find, and loot through a variety of outlets. Like any role-playing game, World of Warcraft has merchants who will buy your cast-off items for fixed prices, but you can also sell to other players at your own price through in-game chat or by leaving it with one of the auction houses located across the map. This virtual free market is a game within the game, like Monopoly somehow inserted into the middle of Chess. You can even send items C.O.D. to other players via the game's mail system.

In other online role-playing games, starting players have to invest dozens of hours whacking at small prey and doing other odd jobs one at a time to gradually "level up" to more interesting challenges. World of Warcraft lets players accept a variety of quests -- up to 20 at a time without penalty for abandoning any of them before they're complete. The makers boast 2,000 existing quests with more being added, many of them noncombat in nature. Where some games only grant experience through battle, World of Warcraft grants experience for exploring and fulfilling quests too.

A Level Playing Field
There's also a built-in handicap for casual players where your character enters a rest state when you log off from the game. The longer you're logged off (up to a week), the bigger the experience bonus you'll get when you return to battle. An enemy tagging feature -- the player who lands the first attack on an enemy claims the loot for himself or his party -- prevents onlookers from swooping in and pilfering items from a monster that you brought down. That resolves a common complaint of other titles.

WoW interface
Icons and pop-ups help put complex controls easily within reach.
Most games severely penalise players when they die in-game, usually by shaving experience points, funds, or both. In World of Warcraft, death just relocates your ghost to the nearest graveyard, and the only penalty is the time it takes you to get back to resurrect your character's corpse.

All of this makes for a very complicated game, but the well-designed interface puts all the game's elements into icons either visible framing the action or within a simple keystroke. The enemy's artificial intelligence is quite strong too: Monsters will join nearby fights to aid their comrades, switch targets strategically mid-battle, and ambush players. The map system fills in details on places you've visited, so you always know where you are and where you've been.

Overall, World of Warcraft is a game that's easy to learn, challenging to master, beautiful to watch, and tons of fun to play. --Porter B. Hall


System Requirements
Minimum Recommended
Operating System PC: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 (Updated with the latest Service Packs)
Mac: OS X 10.7.x (latest version) or newer
CPU PC: Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+
Mac: PowerPC G5 1.6 GHz or Intel Core Duo processor
PC: Dual-core processor, such as Intel Pentium D or AmD Athlon 64 X2
Mac: Intel 1.8 GHz processor or better
Graphics Hardware PC: 3D graphics processor with Hardware Transfor and Lighting with 32 MB VRAM, such as an ATI Radeon 7200 or NVIDIA GeForce2 class card or better
Mac: 3D graphics processor with Hardware Transform and Lighting with 64 MB VRAM, such as ATI Radeon 9600 or NVIDIA GeForce Ti 4600 class card or better
PC: 3D Graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capabilities with 128 MB VRAM, such as an ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT class card or better
Mac: 3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 128 MB VRAM, such as ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA 7600 class card or better.
Memory PC: 512 MB (1 GB for Vista)
Mac: 1 GB
PC: 1 GB (2 GB for Vista)
Mac: 2 GB
Hard Drive Space 15 GB of free space
All Platform Requirements Keyboard and mouse, required for controls. Other input devices not supported. Active broadband Internet connection required to play.

Box Contains

  • World of Warcraft Classic Game
  • The Burning Crusade expansion pack (automatically applied to your Battle.net account upon registration)
  • The Wrath of the Lich King expansion pack (automatically applied to your Battle.net account upon registration)
  • Cataclysm expansion pack (automatically applied to your Battle.net account upon registration)
  • One month of game time (automatically applied to your Battle.net account upon registration)
  • Brady Games Official Beginner’s Guide
  • Quickstart Guide

From the Manufacturer

What is World of Warcraft?

You were meant for this world

You were meant for more. You were meant for epic adventure. Maybe even greatness. To charge your enemies without fear. To live boldly and run with comrades you never knew you had. To experience the impossible. Descend into the World of Warcraft and join millions of mighty heroes in an online world of myth, magic, and limitless adventure. An infinity of experiences await.

World of Warcraft is an online game where players from around the world assume the roles of heroic fantasy characters and explore a virtual world full of mystery, magic, and endless adventure.

Among other things, World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the high-fantasy universe of Warcraft centered around persistent online personae in a world of magic, mystery, and limitless adventure.

A world awaits...

Create your hero

Form powerful alliances

Embark on epic quests

Create your hero

Build your own unique hero from one of thirteen player races and ten different classes, then rise to epic heights of power as you challenge the deadliest evils and claim the greatest rewards in the land.

Form powerful alliances

Play solo or enlist fellow heroes to join forces with you as you negotiate the vast, battle-scarred landscape of a world at war.

Embark on epic quests

Engage in thousands of custom quests, with more being added all the time. Confront Illidan the Betrayer, shatter the Lich King’s undead armies, and much more.

Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

In World of Warcraft, each player character has a specific set of skills and abilities that define that character’s role. In a group context, there are three main roles: tank, damage dealer, and healer. A warrior can choose to serve as a formidable ‘tank’, or protector. Some classes are limited in the kind of role they can play: warlocks and rogues, for instance, are strictly damage dealers. Some character classes, like the druid, can capably fulfill all three roles. Role-play also means that you play the role of a character living in the game’s fantasy world. How much or how little you role-play is up to you.

The road ahead

The road ahead

World of Warcraft is a truly massive game. Between the original game, regular patches that add new content, and five full-fledged expansions--The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria (all automatically applied to your Battle.net account upon registration), and Warlords of Draenor (sold separately)--hundreds of hours of gameplay content await you.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Great for new players or returning players wanting to start a new account. Best to shop around though as I found this 2 days after I received it in Tesco for half the price.

It does come with 30 days free, but I'd recommend taking advantage of the free trial of the game available on their website that allows you to play for free up to level 20 before entering your serial number that you receive with this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HAPPY!! 16 Mar. 2014
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A great starter kit for those who've never played before and want to try it out. Highly recommended if you've never played an MMO before as its easy to pick up.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 years strong and still going need I say more?? 31 Dec. 2013
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
After reading the other reviews on here I felt that I needed to contribute to them as it seems the other reviews tend to be on the negative side.
That said I'm not here to ignore any negative parts but to explain why WOW is such a good game and why it still stands the test of time.

Firstly the game is huge with so many different areas to explore challenges to face and people to meet this isn't the type of game that can be fully completed on a lazy Sunday afternoon. It takes time skill and a lot of patience but if you're willing to put in the work the end result is worth it.

As I write this Blizzard have already announced the next expansion and have said they still have more in the pipeline so you know you have a long time of playing ahead of you should you wish.

As for the game it self as said before you get to choose which faction you want to play as bet it Horde or Alliance. Which is good or bad is purely your own choice I favor the Horde but don't believe them to be Evil or your typical bad guys in all but looks.
The story line is slightly different depending on the choice made but later on the majority of quests and story line follow the same path as you will be doing some of the same quests with the neutral factions scattered across Azeroth.

You then choose your class from the Warrior, Druid, Mage, Monk Death knight etc etc each one having a completely different style of play. Some roles are best for Tanking (Taking damage and giving as good as you get) to the Healers (who help protect Tanks and other members of groups from an untimely demise).
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still worth trying after all these years 3 Dec. 2013
By Gimboid
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If you've come across this product and never played WoW, nothing more can be said than give it a try. honestly it's next to no money, if you're an avid gamer and you find a few people to enjoy this game with you can get an immense amount of satisfaction and fun playing World of Warcraft.
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great with Friends!! 2 Nov. 2013
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have been a player of this game for around 6 years, I've been through the ups and downs of this game. I think parents should be made more aware of the games contents before considering a purchase though as the game itself is kid friendly, its the other players who can say explicit stuff. Most of the people who play this game are around 16+ and you can only imagine the things that are said in general that anyone can read. You start off with choosing a faction, either Alliance (Good Guys), or the Horde (Bad Guys), you then get a choice of 6 different races to play ranging from humans and orce, to goblins and pandas. Once choosing a race you then choose what class it will be, from warrior, shaman, priest, warlock, mage etc. Change the appearance, and choose a name and your off.

You start at level 1 in an area suited to your chosen race and your adventure begins here, you start fighting your way through mobs, exploring areas, doing quests to gain experience points, get enough of these and you'll level up. keep doing this over the massive area named Azeroth and eventually you'll be level 90. Don't be fooled though this will take some time, weeks, or even months depending on the amount of time you play. From quests, to dungeons, from upgrading your gear to epic raids, the game can be a time filler or an obsession.

I no longer play this game but I did meet a lot of people both good and bad and learnt a lot in life because of it. So before you buy you must ask yourself if you have the time to play a game such as this and how you will play it. Play this game around your life not the other way around.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cataclysm not in pictures but included 23 Sept. 2014
By Jon
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Really good value.

For those wondering, this includes Classic WoW, Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm expansions. The only expansions not included are Mists of Pandaria and the upcoming Warlords of Draenor.
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By caudate
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Like other reviewers have stated, it was impossible to install this game from the disc. I tried to download directly from the site, as Blizzard recommended, and was told I had to set up an account (which I attempted to do) only to have the set-up crash midway through. When I tried to log on to the "new account", Blizzard wouldn't recognize my info (due to its set-up crash) and the end result is that I can't access my "new account", try to create a new one or even get a customer service response from Blizzard for all of this. The bottom line is I've wasted an entire evening as well as the expense of purchasing this piece of garbage and, as garbage, the dumpster is its appropriate resting place.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty much useless
Pretty much useless. Even though it includes 2 DVDs, they still direct you to the home page, where you have to install the game. Read more
Published 17 days ago by G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic value and a fantastic game!
Amazing value for a great game. If you are a gamer and wish to purchase World Of Warcraft I hight recommend this!.
Published 21 days ago by Craig King
1.0 out of 5 stars This is an negative review because I bought this product ...
This is an negative review because I bought this product and I thought I had bought the game.Wrong.This Item only lets you play the game for 1 month online and then you are... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Miss M.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great beginner pack to World of Warcraft
Worth the price for anyone thinking of getting into World of Warcraft, doesn't come with the latest expansion "Warlords of Draenor". Read more
Published 1 month ago by JEIKOBU
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
thank you
Published 1 month ago by james mcvey
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as simple as it seems and that's before you start playing.
Didn't realise that this allows just one month's online gaming (£9 per month after that) and needs to down load over 25Gb of data to your computer. Brought for my son as a gift.
Published 2 months ago by beams
1.0 out of 5 stars our first experience with WoW and it is a complete ...
our first experience with WoW and it is a complete pain in the *** ! We bought an upgrade online which worked once and then they shut us down ........ what a rip off !!!!!!! Read more
Published 2 months ago by david skinner
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
Quite cheap saves alot of money for getting expantions packs seprutly
Published 2 months ago by simcity
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Arrived quickly. Was a gift. I've not heard back yet
Published 2 months ago by Gemma Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Arrived promptly. Bought this for the boyfriend and he ...
Arrived promptly. Bought this for the boyfriend and he loves it.
Published 3 months ago by Miss O
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