World of Warcraft and its realms have been introduced to us all back in 2004, and since then, the statistics revolving around this game has increased exponentially. Today, there are billions of quests completed, gamers created millions of characters, and it is impossible to calculate how many hours people spent playing this game.
You are probably reading this article in order to find out the most interesting facts and finds in this video game. And, if that is the case, the text below will enable you to gain insights – insights that might shock even the gamers that have been playing WoW for a long time. Let’s take a closer look at the facts:
1. The Game Has The Largest Wiki of All Franchises
One of the most shocking things I found out when researching fun facts about WoW is that its Wiki has nearly 100.000 pages! Yup, you read that right. When you visit it, you will be able to find a wide range of guides, facts, hidden Easter eggs, tutorials, and locations in the game. I wonder how many hours would it take to read all the pages?
2. The Most Popular Class? The Hunter
If you look at the statistics, the Hunter character class is the one people chose to play the most. In America, it managed to attract 12% of players, and in the European Union, 11.1% of gamers chose the Hunter class. If you are wondering what class is the least popular, it is the Monk class which only attracted 5.8% of US players, and 6% of EU players.
3. Azeroth is Actually Quite Small
Although you can spend hours roaming this world, if you look at it as a real-life place, it would only be 80 square miles large, which is 207 square kilometers. So, if it was a real-world, it would be quite small. However, players from all over the world know the map quite well, which is surprising since there are a lot of things to remember.
4. The 14 Million Mark
If you were wondering how many physical copies were sold since the game was released, the answer is – 14 million. This fact makes it the 4th best-selling PC game and in front of it are games such as The Sims 1 and 2, as well as Minecraft. Keep in mind that this number does not include digital purchases, which people in a lot of Asian countries prefer.
5. You Can Get Boosts
If you are just starting out with this game, you will definitely want to know that you can purchase boosts that will make your life easier – and it will also allow you to advance in the game faster and easier. If you are interested in learning what the WoW Vanilla PvP Boost can give you or if you want to buy the WoW Classic PvP carry pack, check out this website.
6. The Rarest Mount in The Game
A lot of people wonder what the rarest mount is. Well, it is the Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent that has a drop chance of only 0.03 percent. Yup, that is incredibly low and a lot of hardcore gamers have tried to get it for a long time now. The creature is incredibly beautiful and is probably one of the reasons why it is so rare.
7. The Weird Postmaster Malown
Now, this is not theoretically, this is not a new one, but it does feature a new pet battle dungeon. Postmaster Malown is a secret NPC that you can muster in the new Stratholme Pet Battle Dungeon. If you manage to win the battle, you will gain the Malowned achievement and a Burnout battle pet.
If you want to summon him, you will need to first find the “discarded letter” in the dungeon and then head to Market Row Postbox. Keep in mind that you can only get the discarded letter when you win either Stage six or nine of the pet battle dungeon. Bonus tip: you will be able to easily win by using three pets with Burrow, Dodge, and Flurry.
8. Famous People Love Playing WoW
It would be crazy if there were no celebrities that love playing WoW. Well, there is actually a lot of them who love playing including Mila Kunis, Henry Cavill, Vin Diesel, and many others. Some of them even talked about the game on talk shows and public appearances, which makes it even more interesting to play.
9. The People Behind The Game Wrote 5.5 Million Codes
When you ask yourself why it takes the developers five years to create the game, the reason is that they had to write 5.5 million code lines! Crazy, right? It gets even crazier when you learn that it would take 100.000 pages to print all the codes. However, it is not surprising that it took so many lines, especially since there is a wide range of spells, weapons, setting, characters, and armor that went into the game development.
10. The Biggest Raid in WoW History Happened on a Server in Germany
Yet another shocking detail about the game and its players. On December 30th, 2005, the biggest raid ever happened on a German server. There were more than 900 alliance members who decided to join the raid and what is quite surprising – the players only needed less than two weeks to organize the entire event. What they did not know is that they created a raid that went down in history, and it is a record that no one tried to beat for 14 years.
So, there you have it. The facts mentioned in this article will probably make the video game more fun and interesting to play. Some of the information from the list above might even help you with improving your character and advancing in the game. So, now that you learned what those things are, do not waste any more time and continue or start exploring the wonderful realms of Azeroth.