World of Warcraft. An introduction. Origins. Released in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment. The story and myths continue from previous Blizzard games. Burning Crusade expansion was released in 2007 Wrath of the Lich King expansion was released in 2008 It is commonly referred to as WoW.
Ultima Online was the first MMORPG (1997) and Everquest was the most notable in the U.S. (1999) until WoW was released.
In WoW, you can play one of nine classes, and most classes can be “speced” (talent specification) in different ways. There are three primary specs: