History VideoGame / Warcraft

19th Jun '16 11:00:34 PM Watermist
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*** This has since been [[WordofGod confirmed]]. Night Elves are, indeed, evolved from Trolls -- specifically, a tribe of now-extinct Dark Trolls settled by a magical lake (which would later become the Well of Eternity), and the exposure to magic turned them into Night Elves. The Elves don't really like to talk about it.

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*** This has since been [[WordofGod [[http://www.scrollsoflore.com/forums/showthread.php?p=329308#post329308 confirmed]]. Night Elves are, indeed, evolved from Trolls -- specifically, a tribe of now-extinct Dark Trolls settled by a magical lake (which would later become the Well of Eternity), and the exposure to magic turned them into Night Elves. The Elves don't really like to talk about it.
19th Jun '16 10:59:10 PM Watermist
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*** This has since been [[WordofGod confirmed]]. Night Elves are, indeed, evolved from Trolls -- specifically, a tribe of now-extinct Dark Trolls settled by a magical lake (which would later become the Well of Eternity), and the exposure to magic turned them into Night Elves. The Elves don't really like to talk about it.
8th Jun '16 1:12:49 PM Smeagol17
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Warcraft's success eventually gave birth to the MMORPG monster ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' (2004), which retconned some of the backstory developed by the previous games. It also created the Franchise/WarcraftExpandedUniverse. A [[Film/WarCraft2016 feature film]] based on the original game is planned for release in June 2016.

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Warcraft's success eventually gave birth to the MMORPG monster ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' (2004), which retconned some of the backstory developed by the previous games. It also created the Franchise/WarcraftExpandedUniverse. A [[Film/WarCraft2016 feature film]] based on the original game is planned for release was released in June 2016.
5th Jun '16 5:26:57 AM Faberlich
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* Warcraft: Orcs and Humans (1994)
* Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (1995)
** Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal (1996)
* Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002)
** Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (2003)
* VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft (2004)
** World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade (2007)
** World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (2008)
** World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (2010)
** World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (2012)
** World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor (2014)
** World of Warcraft: Legion (2016)

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* Warcraft: ''Warcraft: Orcs and Humans Humans'' (1994)
* Warcraft ''Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness Darkness'' (1995)
** Warcraft ''Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal Portal'' (1996)
* Warcraft ''Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Chaos'' (2002)
** Warcraft ''Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Throne'' (2003)
* VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' (2004)
** World ''World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Crusade'' (2007)
** World ''World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King King'' (2008)
** World ''World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Cataclysm'' (2010)
** World ''World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Pandaria'' (2012)
** World ''World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Draenor'' (2014)
** World ''World of Warcraft: Legion Legion'' (2016)
4th Jun '16 6:52:56 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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->''"Welcome to the WorldOfWarcraft."''

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->''"Welcome to the WorldOfWarcraft.VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft."''



While VideoGame/DuneII was the TropeCodifier of the RealTimeStrategy genre, [[Creator/BlizzardEntertainment Blizzard's]] Warcraft series was one of the franchises that popularized it.

Taking place in the magical land of Azeroth, Warcraft chronicles the many fantastical wars between men and orcs ([[FantasyKitchenSink and elves, dwarves, undead, demons, Lovecraftian horrors...]]) often with greater political strife, betrayal and a healthy dose of moral ambiguity in the background. Most notably, its narrative led to the creation of [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Blizzard Orcs.]]

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While VideoGame/DuneII ''VideoGame/DuneII'' was the TropeCodifier of the RealTimeStrategy genre, [[Creator/BlizzardEntertainment Blizzard's]] Warcraft series was one of the franchises that popularized it.

Taking place in the magical land of Azeroth, Warcraft chronicles the many fantastical wars between men and orcs ([[FantasyKitchenSink and elves, dwarves, undead, demons, Lovecraftian horrors...]]) often with greater political strife, betrayal and a healthy dose of moral ambiguity in the background. Most notably, its narrative led to the creation of [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Blizzard Orcs.]]
Orcs]].
4th Jun '16 6:52:09 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* WorldOfWarcraft (2004)

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* WorldOfWarcraft VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft (2004)
4th Jun '16 6:51:44 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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On the game play front, its many innovative features really pushed the series ahead of its competitors in both game play and sales. Blizzard focused on online play and custom games, believing them to be an important part of the RealTimeStrategy experience. This ended up indirectly creating the MultiplayerOnlineBattleArena genre. If WorldOfWarcraft didn't bring you here, then perhaps the Warcraft III custom game DefenseOfTheAncients did.

Warcraft's success eventually gave birth to the MMORPG monster ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' (2004), which retconned some of the backstory developed by the previous games. It also created the WarcraftExpandedUniverse. A [[Film/WarCraft2016 feature film]] based on the original game is planned for release in June 2016.

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On the game play front, its many innovative features really pushed the series ahead of its competitors in both game play and sales. Blizzard focused on online play and custom games, believing them to be an important part of the RealTimeStrategy experience. This ended up indirectly creating the MultiplayerOnlineBattleArena genre. If WorldOfWarcraft ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' didn't bring you here, then perhaps the Warcraft III ''Warcraft III'' custom game DefenseOfTheAncients ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' did.

Warcraft's success eventually gave birth to the MMORPG monster ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' (2004), which retconned some of the backstory developed by the previous games. It also created the WarcraftExpandedUniverse.Franchise/WarcraftExpandedUniverse. A [[Film/WarCraft2016 feature film]] based on the original game is planned for release in June 2016.
4th Jun '16 4:45:46 AM morenohijazo
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* HindenburgIncendiaryPrinciple: ''2'': [[CutscenePowerToTheMax In a cutscene]], a footman uses an Orc catapult to destroy a goblin zeppelin ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation catapults can't hit air units in-game]]). This scene is replayed for a CreditsGag in ''Warcraft 3''.
3rd Jun '16 6:54:13 AM FurryKef
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Taking place in the magical land of Azeroth, Warcraft chronicles the many fantastical wars between men and orcs ([[FantasyKitchenSink and elves, dwarves, undead, demons, Lovecraftian horrors...]]) often with greater political strife, betrayal and a healthy dose of moral ambiguity in the background. Most notably, its narrative lead to the creation of [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Blizzard Orcs.]]

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Taking place in the magical land of Azeroth, Warcraft chronicles the many fantastical wars between men and orcs ([[FantasyKitchenSink and elves, dwarves, undead, demons, Lovecraftian horrors...]]) often with greater political strife, betrayal and a healthy dose of moral ambiguity in the background. Most notably, its narrative lead led to the creation of [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Blizzard Orcs.]]
21st May '16 5:17:08 AM Touphi
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** In ''Reign of Chaos'', the old Horde (not affiliated with Thrall) has Darkspear troll units and Far Seer orc heroes, which is unlikely story-wise. Story-wise, they're actually meant to represent Forest trolls and Warlocks. [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration On the other hand]], this Horde has no Shaman unit, they are replaced by Warlock, instead.

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** In ''Reign of Chaos'', the old Horde (not affiliated with Thrall) has Darkspear troll units and Far Seer orc heroes, which is unlikely story-wise. Story-wise, they're actually meant to represent Forest trolls and Warlocks. [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration On the other hand]], this Horde has no Shaman unit, they are replaced by Warlock, instead.Warlocks
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