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Fact or Fiction: World of Warcraft
by Staff
World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that took the online gaming world by storm in 2004. How much do you know about this digital world of fantasy?

Origin Systems developed the game World of Warcraft.

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  • almost fact - Origin Systems developed the first three Warcraft games but Blizzard Studios developed World of Warcraft.

Players who purchase the Cataclysm expansion pack will have 12 character races to choose from.

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  • almost fact - the expansion pack adds four new character races, bringing the total number to 14.

The homeworld of the Orcs is called Azeroth.

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  • almost fact - Azeroth is the name of the sun around the Orcs' planet.

The Wrath of the Lich King expansion pack raised the character level cap to 85.

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  • almost fact - Wrath of the Lich King gives players the opportunity to play to level 90.

You can adventure with up to 39 other players in most quests.

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  • almost fact - raiding parties can have up to 40 characters, though there are limits to what you can do during a raid.

To earn the violet proto-drake mount, a player must win the Argent Tournament.

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  • almost fact - the violet proto-drake mount is second place in the Argent Tournament.

Researcher Richard Bartle classifies RPG players into four basic categories.

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  • almost fact - Bartle's classification system has six main categories and two subcategories.

A twink is an annoying monster that pesters players.

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  • almost fact - twinks are players who sometimes pester other players in the game.

The evil dragon named Onyxia is one of the deadliest creatures in World of Warcraft.

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  • almost fact - Onyxia is dangerous but only has just more than 20,000 deaths to her name.

The highest level of proficiency a character can attain in his or her profession is Grand Master.

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  • almost fact - the official title is Master Craftsman.