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You might come to think, that an army of loyal fans and 12+ millions of active accounts just cannot be wrong. And you are right. Blizzard managed to essentially establish itself and World of Warcraft as a definitive MMORPG. No other game is like it, that’s without a doubt.
In a world order where competition dictates future success, game developers from Blizzard truly mastered the art of MMORPG crafting. World of Warcraft manages to be many things in many places at the same time. You want to be a rouge undead world explorer - no problem; you feel that guild raiding and main-tanking is your kind of fun - feel free to raise a Human Warrior; and if the above mentioned options are not enough, summon your warlock minions and destroy opposing players onslaught in a battleground PvP scenario.
If you are new to the World of Warcraft game, then don't think that Blizzard actually made its masterpiece before initial release. One of the main appealing features of WoW is its real life evolution. No, there are no 'character dependent environment reactions' or highly anticipated and hyped 'living world NPC' model. Instead, World of Warcraft evolves constantly and, what is even more pleasing, with actual testing and contribution from mainstream gamers.