World of Warcraft and Philosophy

World of Warcraft and Philosophy Author Luke Cuddy
ISBN-10 9781459601178
Release 2010-08-24
Pages 432
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World of Warcraft is the most popular ever MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game), with over twelve million subscribers and growing every day. WoW is everywhere - from episodes of South Park and The Simpsons, to online series like Watch the Guild, accolades and awards from game critics, prime-time commercials with William Shatner and Mr. T., and even criminal and civil courts in the real world. People marry and divorce individuals they have met in the game, realworld financial markets thrive in virtual WoW property, parents have their kids 'treated' for Warcraft addiction, and real-world lawsuits, vendettas, and murders have been provoked by the game. Since identities are known to be assumed, is it okay to totally misrepresent yourself in the game? Does the Corrupted Blood epidemic warn us of future public health catastrophes? How can it be wrong to steal something which doesn't exist or torture characters who don't feel pain? Is warfare really essential to the world of Warcraft? What can our own world learn from Azeroth's blend of primitivism and high-tech? A specially commissioned guild of philosophers tackle these and other hard questions in World of Warcraft and Philosophy. ''Finally, something Horde and Alliance alike can enjoy! Log off and curl up with World of Warcraft and Philosophy: you'll level up your Intellect for better boasting at your next guild party and cocktail party alike. ''



World of Warcraft Tides of Darkness

World of Warcraft  Tides of Darkness Author Aaron Rosenberg
ISBN-10 1416560084
Release 2007-08-28
Pages 320
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After killing the corrupt Warchief Blackhand, Orgrim Doomhammer was quick to seize control over the Orcish Horde. Now he is determined to conquer the rest of Azeroth so that his people will once again have a home of their own in the... WORLD OF WARCRAFT Anduin Lothar, former Champion of Stormwind, has left his shattered homeland behind and led his people across the Great Sea to the shores of Lordaeron. There, with the aid of the noble King Terenas, he forges a mighty Alliance with the other human nations. But even that may not be enough to stop the Horde's merciless onslaught. Elves, dwarves, and trolls enter the fray as the two emerging factions vie for dominance. Will the valiant Alliance prevail, or will the Horde's tide of darkness consume the last vestiges of freedom on Azeroth?



World of Warcraft Programming

World of Warcraft Programming Author James Whitehead, II
ISBN-10 9781118081037
Release 2011-03-31
Pages 1440
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The #1 bestselling programming book is back with updated and expanded coverage of the newest release of WoW! World of Warcraft (WoW) is currently the world's largest massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The newest release, "Wrath of the Lich King," has created a demand for updated information on writing addons. This eagerly anticipated edition answers that request and is an essential reference for creating WoW addons. Written by a duo of authors who have each contributed a number of successful WoW addons, the book offers an overview of Lua and XML (the programming languages used to write addons) and includes coverage of specific pitfalls and common programming mistakes-and how to avoid them. Valuable examples show you detailed aspects of writing addons for WoW and demonstrate how to implement addon concepts such as variables, slash commands, secure templates, and more. World of Warcraft insiders share their techniques for writing addons for both the latest version of WoW as well as the new Wrath of the Lich King expansion set Guides you through the specific nuances of the WoW API with the use of detailed examples Discusses ways to distribute and host your WoW addons so others can download and use them Explains how to respond to events, create frames, and use the WoW API to interact with the game You'll be well on your way to creating exciting WoW addons with this comprehensive reference by your side. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.



World of Warcraft Chronicle

World of Warcraft  Chronicle Author BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT
ISBN-10 9781630085650
Release 2016-03-15
Pages 184
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World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 is a journey through an age of myth and legend, a time long before the Horde and the Alliance came to be. This definitive tome of Warcraft history reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos, the rise of ancient empires, and the forces that shaped the world of Azeroth and its people. This beautiful hardcover features twenty-five full-page paintings by World of Warcraft artist Peter Lee, as well as a cosmology chart, half a dozen maps charting changes through time, and other line art illustrations by Joseph Lacroix, and marks the first in a multipart series exploring the Warcraft universe; from the distant past to the modern era. From the Hardcover edition.



Digital Culture Play and Identity

Digital Culture  Play  and Identity Author Hilde Corneliussen
ISBN-10 9780262033701
Release 2008
Pages 304
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World of Warcraft is the world's most popular massively multiplayer online game (MMOG), with (as of March 2007) more than eight million active subscribers across Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia, who play the game an astonishing average of twenty hours a week. This book examines the complexity of World of Warcraft from a variety of perspectives, exploring the cultural and social implications of the proliferation of ever more complex digital gameworlds. The contributors have immersed themselves in the World of Warcraft universe, spending hundreds of hours as players (leading guilds and raids, exploring moneymaking possibilities in the in-game auction house, playing different factions, races, and classes), conducting interviews, and studying the game design--as created by Blizzard Entertainment, the game's developer, and as modified by player-created user interfaces. The analyses they offer are based on both the firsthand experience of being a resident of Azeroth and the data they have gathered and interpreted. The contributors examine the ways that gameworlds reflect the real world--exploring such topics as World of Warcraft as a "capitalist fairytale" and the game's construction of gender; the cohesiveness of the gameworld in terms of geography, mythology, narrative, and the treatment of death as a temporary state; aspects of play, including "deviant strategies" perhaps not in line with the intentions of the designers; and character--both players' identification with their characters and the game's culture of naming characters. The varied perspectives of the contributors--who come from such fields as game studies, textual analysis, gender studies, and postcolonial studies--reflect the breadth and vitality of current interest in MMOGs.Hilde G. Corneliussen and Jill Walker Rettberg are both Associate Professors of Humanistic Informatics at the University of Bergen, Norway.



World of Warcraft The Shattering

World of Warcraft  The Shattering Author Christie Golden
ISBN-10 9781439172742
Release 2011-05-31
Pages 432
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In this follow-up to her NY Times bestseller, ARTHAS, Christie Golden delivers a sensational tie-in to the newest World of Warcraft game expansion!



World of Warcraft Paragons

World of Warcraft  Paragons Author Blizzard Entertainment
ISBN-10 9781476778037
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 304
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Though their soldiers form a unified front on the battlefield, both the Alliance and the Horde include diverse races and nations within their ranks. Each of those nations has at its helm a leader of heroism and legend. Their actions and decisions shape Azeroth and forge its destiny. They inspire loyalty and loathing, fervor and fear, sometimes all from their own people. What do these heroes do when faced with conflict and strife? How do they handle the tremendous responsibility of guiding their armies and citizens on the front line and at home? In this anthology of sixteen short stories, each champion finds his or her own answers to these questions. Read their tales and learn what makes them who they are today—learn what makes them paragons. © 2014 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Blizzard Entertainment and World of Warcraft are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.



World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft Author Jennifer Sims
ISBN-10 0744010217
Release 2008
Pages 345
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Get inside the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King and play to win.World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Official Strategy Guide features complete coverage of each race in the game with strengths, weaknesses and more uncovered. Find the awesome battery of weapons and armour through detailed equipments lists and pick up in-depth information on quests, bosses and treasures. You’ll find out about new dungeons with Instances and Raid roles revealed, plus location and strategy. Includes complete crafting coverage and details every recipe for every profession.Covers PC.



World of Warcraft Stormrage

World of Warcraft  Stormrage Author Richard A. Knaak
ISBN-10 9781439160664
Release 2010-02-23
Pages 432
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When the world of Azeroth was young, the god-like titans brought order to it by reshaping its lands and seas. Throughout their great work, they followed a magnificent design for what they envisioned Azeroth would become. Although the titans departed Azeroth long ago, that design endures to this day. It is known as the Emerald Dream, a lush and savagely primal version of the... WORLD OF WARCRAFT Many are the mysteries surrounding the Emerald Dream and its reclusive guardians, the green dragonflight. In times past, druids have entered the Dream to monitor the ebb and flow of life on Azeroth in their never-ending quest to maintain the delicate balance of nature. However, not all dreams are pleasant ones. Recently the Emerald Nightmare, an area of corruption within the Emerald Dream, began growing in size, transforming the Dream into a realm of unimaginable horror. Green dragons have been unexpectedly caught up in the Nightmare, emerging from it with shattered minds and twisted bodies. Druids who have entered the darkening Dream lately have found it difficult -- sometimes even impossible -- to escape. Nor are these the Nightmare's only victims: more and more people are being affected. Even Malfurion Stormrage, first and foremost of the druids on Azeroth, may have fallen victim to this growing threat. As uncontrollable nightmares spread across the world, a desperate quest begins to find and free the archdruid. Soon nature's enemies will learn the true meaning of the name STORMRAGE



World of Warcraft 1 World of Warcraft Traveler 1

World of Warcraft 1  World of Warcraft  Traveler  1 Author Greg Weisman
ISBN-10 9781407173061
Release 2016-11-03
Pages 336
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It's been years since Aramar, a clever boy who is never without his sketch book, has seen his father. So when Captain Thorne comes ashore and asks his son to join him, aboard the Wavestider, it feels as if someone has redrawn Aram's entire world. As a band of pirates attack, Greydon's compass appears to be leading them further away from safety.



Hacking World of Warcraft

Hacking World of Warcraft Author Daniel Gilbert
ISBN-10 9780470110027
Release 2007-06-05
Pages 408
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Get crafty! Veteran WoW player and creator of the most popular World of Warcraft add-on (Atlas) Dan Gilbert guides you through making your stay in the world of Azeroth more exciting. Whether you’re human, dwarf, elf, or orc, you’ll feast on numerous unique hacks such as combat, artwork and model, map, interface, loot, chat, raid, PvP, and more. You’ll also learn to create and use skins and themes, write your own macros, create add-ons, and work with frames and XML so that you can improve your experience with the hottest online game on the planet—planet Earth, that is.



World of Warcraft Rise of the Horde

World of Warcraft  Rise of the Horde Author Christie Golden
ISBN-10 9781416560074
Release 2007-05-01
Pages 368
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Though the young Warchief Thrall ended the demon curse that had plagued his people for generations, the orcs still wrestle with the sins of their bloody past. As the rampaging Horde, they waged a number of devastating wars against their perennial enemy -- the Alliance. Yet the rage and bloodlust that drove the orcs to destroy everything in their path nearly consumed them as well. Long ago, on the idyllic world of Draenor, the noble orc clans lived in relative peace with their enigmatic neighbors, the draenei. But the nefarious agents of the Burning Legion had other plans for both of the unsuspecting races. The demon-lord Kil'jaeden set in motion a dark chain of events that would succeed not only in eradicating the draenei, but forging the orc clans into an single, unstoppable juggernaut of hatred and destruction.



World of Warcraft Cycle of Hatred

World of Warcraft  Cycle of Hatred Author Keith R. A. DeCandido
ISBN-10 9781416531142
Release 2007-05-01
Pages 272
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The Burning Legion has been defeated, and eastern regions of Kalimdor are now shared by two nations: the orcs of Durotar, led by their noble Warchief, Thrall; and the humans of Theramore, led by one of the most powerful mages alive -- Lady Jaina Proudmoore. But the tentative peace between orcs and humans is suddenly crumbling. Random attacks against Durotar's holdings suggest that the humans have renewed their aggression toward the orcs. Now Jaina and Thrall must avert disaster before old hatreds are rekindled -- and Kalimdor is plunged into another devastating war. Jaina's search to uncover the truth behind the attacks leads her to a shocking revelation. Her encounter with a legendary, long-lost wizard will challenge everything that she believes and illuminate the secret history of the world of...



World of Warcraft War Crimes

World of Warcraft  War Crimes Author Christie Golden
ISBN-10 9781451684483
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 368
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A tale set in the aftermath of tyrannical orc Garrosh Hellscream's defeat finds his trial in Pandaria complicated by old grievances and mounting suspicions.



World of Warcraft Chronicle

World of Warcraft Chronicle Author Blizzard
ISBN-10 9781630087302
Release 2017-03-14
Pages 184
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Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Books are thrilled to present the next installment of the wildly popular World of Warcraft Chronicle series. Volume 2 will reveal more sought-after details about the game universe's history and mythology. Showcasing lush, all-new artwork from fan favorites such as Peter Lee, Joseph Lacroix, and Alex Horley, this tome is sure to please all fans--casual and collector alike.



World of Warcraft Wolfheart

World of Warcraft  Wolfheart Author Richard A. Knaak
ISBN-10 9781451605761
Release 2012-05-29
Pages 464
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Night elf high priestess Tyrande Whisperwind receives a vision about a reluctant human king of Stormwind, who resists an alliance with the worgen to combat the warchief Garrosh Hellscream.



World of Warcraft The Official Cookbook

World of Warcraft  The Official Cookbook Author Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
ISBN-10 9781683830757
Release 2017-01-17
Pages 216
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Prepare a feast fit for a warchief with World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook, a delicious compendium of recipes inspired by Blizzard Entertainment’s hit online game. Prepare a feast fit for a warchief with World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook, a compendium of sweet and savory recipes inspired by the hit game from Blizzard Entertainment. Presenting delicacies favored by the Horde and the Alliance alike, this authorized cookbook teaches apprentice chefs how to conjure up a menu of food and drink from across the realm of Azeroth. Featuring food pairings for each dish, ideas for creating your own Azerothian feasts, and tips on adapting meals to specific diets, this otherworldly culinary guide offers something for everyone. The aromatic Spiced Blossom Soup is perfect for plant-loving druids, and orcs will go berserk for the fall-off-the-bone Beer-Basted Boar Ribs. With alternatives to the more obscure ingredients—just in case you don’t have Chimaerok Chops lying around—this comprehensive cookbook will ensure that you have no trouble staying Well Fed. Each chapter features dishes at a variety of skill levels for a total of more than one hundred easy-to-follow recipes for food and brews, including: • Ancient Pandaren Spices • Fel Eggs and Ham • Mulgore Spice Bread • Dragonbreath Chili • Graccu’s Homemade Meat Pie • Bloodberry Tart • Greatfather’s Winter Ale Whether you’re cooking for two or revitalizing your raid group for a late-night dungeon run, World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook brings the flavors of Azeroth to life like never before.