World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment.
World of Warcraft was the world's most popular MMORPG by player count of nearly 10 million in 2009.
By 2017, the game had grossed over $9.23 billion in revenue, making it one of the highest-grossing video game franchises of all time.
At BlizzCon 2017, a vanilla version of the game titled World of Warcraft Classic was announced, which planned to provide a way to experience the base game before any of its expansions launched. It released in August 2019.
Richard A. Knaak: Richard A. Knaak is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Legend of Huma, WoW: Wolfheart, and nearly fifty other novels and numerous short stories, including works in such series as Warcraft, Diablo, Dragonlance, Age of Conan, the Iron Kingdoms, and his own popular Dragonrealm. He has scripted comics and manga, such as the top-selling Sunwell trilogy, and has also written background material for games. His works have been published worldwide in many languages.
His most recent releases include Black City Demon --- the second in his new urban fantasy series from Pyr Books, Reaper's Eye for the Pathfinder series, and a new edition of his novel King of the Grey. He is presently at work on several other projects, among them continuing Knights of the Frost for the Dragonrealm, Black City Dragon --- the sequel to Black City Demon --- and more. The entire Turning War trilogy (Dragonrealm) --- Dragon Masters, The Gryphon Mage, and The Horned Blade --- will be released from Permuted Press in the summer of 2017 starting in July.
Currently splitting his time between Chicago and Arkansas, he can be reached through his website: http://www.richardallenknaak.com where more information on this trilogy can be found. While he is unable to respond to every e-mail, he does read them. Join his mailing list for e-announcements of upcoming releases and appearances. Please also join him on Facebook at @richardallenknaak and Twitter.