World of Warcraft is currently the world’s most-subscribed MMORPG, and holds the Guinness World Record for the most popular MMORPG by subscribers, with over 10 million subscribers as of October 2012. Roarcraft, made entirely from World of Warcraft sounds, was produced by the infamous Pogo, also known as the Australia-based electronic music producer Nick Bertke. Continue reading to see more.
World of Warcraft was first announced by Blizzard at the ECTS trade show in September 2001. Development of the game started in 1999 and took roughly 4�5 years, including extensive testing. The 3D graphics in World of Warcraft use elements of the proprietary graphics engine originally used in Warcraft III.
The game was designed to be an open environment where players are allowed to do what they please. Quests are optional and were designed to help guide players, allow character development, and to spread characters across different zones to try to avoid what developers called player collision. The game interface allows players to customize appearance and controls, and to install add-ons and other modifications.