Jonathan Sargent▸ Task 5 – Defining Game Solutions


World of Warcraft

A MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game)

There is are multiple ways to get help for this game. There are tutorials/How to within the game itself. Particularly for new players (Noobs) This also applies for veteran players for new updates of the game. As well as this there are many sites to help new and old players. has a database to help players. WoW Reddit WoW forums provide player and help.

Rules are built into the game. Cheating by botting (using automated bots to gain and advantage in the game) is often a bannable offensive. Player behaviour is monitored by other players and games masters. Players must abide by the Terms of Use These rules are explicit.

Assumptions the designers and developers of the game regarding rules are complex. There is an expectation that all rules will be followed or there are consequences. These include: Banning, Silencing (not able to talk with in the game), Account suspension to name a few.

I have played this game on and off for 14 years. The game has changed and evolved over the years. There have been seven expansions over the years. Number eight will be released in September this year. New content is released throughout the expansions.

The game is complex (this is an understatement), multilayered and there are games within the game. It includes questing, PvE (Player versus Environment), PvP (Player versus Player), Battlegrounds, Dungeons, Raiding, Scenarios, Pet Battles, Collections (achievements, toys, mounts and transmogrification) and more.

The interface of the game is configurable with addons (extra programs to enhance game play). There is a chat client built in. However many players will use a third party client called Discord. The standard interface has a mini-map, toolbars and chat client. Have a look at the screen shot.

To play you will need a personal computer with a dedicated graphics card, modem and fast internet connection. As technology has evolved the game has made demands on the end users (players) to upgrade their technology.

Blizzard Entertainment:World of Warcraft Terms of Use

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