World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that was released in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the 4th released game set in the fantasy Warcraft universe.
Here are several interesting facts about WoW:
About 1 in twelve people play WoW throughout Europe. Also, 1 in 5 of WoW players is female.
With over 99,800 pages, the WoWWiki is the largest community-run wiki of any video game on the internet.
Subscribers in the United States spend an average of 22.7 hours a week playing World of Warcraft, as opposed to 35 hours at work and 39.25 hours watching TV.
An EU server called ”Silvermoon” once contained 96 percent Alliance and 4 percent Horde.
In one of the early versions of the game, both Priests and Hunters had melee talent trees. Priests would choose the Discipline tree, that explains why Inner Fire increased attack power, whereas hunters who wished to melee would choose the Survival tree.
List Of 11 Famous People Who Play Or Have Played WoW:
#1 Jonathan Davis
He is an American musician and singer who is best known as the lead vocalist and frontman of the metal band ”Korn.” His music is popular for being dark, addressing issues of emotional trauma and abuse, that is inspired by the abusive and terrible childhood that Jonathan had.
During an interview, Davis said:
“I played a lot. I have my own guild… I had a guild called Children of the Corn – it was on the Stonemaul server. I’m a warrior, yeah. Undead, tank.”
#2 Curt Schilling
He is an American former video game developer, former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher, and former baseball color analyst. On August 2, 2013, Curt was inducted into the Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame.
On the road, Schilling would get online in the hotel and play WoW and EverQuest with his kids. At some point he was asked about how much time he spent playing video games when he was a professional baseball player:
“Twenty hours a week?”
“Way more than that.”
“Something like that.”
#3 Masi Oka
He is a Japanese-American occasional rapper, actor, producer, and digital effects artist. Masi became widely known for his role in CBS’s Hawaii Five-0 as Doctor Max Bergman and in NBC’s Heroes as Hiro Nakamura.
His IQ has been reported at over 180.
Oka was at one time a leader of the raiding guild Dawn of Valor (Spinebreaker US realm).
#4 Brandon Routh
He is an American actor. In 2006, Routh portrayed the titular superhero of the film Superman Returns. Before filming began, Brandon bulked up for the role, gaining 22 pounds to reach a high of 218 pounds. In 2013, Brandon voiced David “Hesh” Walker in the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Routh also has an obsession with WoW. Routh told MTV News:
“I’m kind of a gamer.”
#5 Sam Raimi
He is an American actor, filmmaker, and producer who created the 1990 film Darkman, the cult horror Evil Dead series, and directed the original Spider-Man trilogy (2002–07), and the 2013 Disney fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful.
Raimi is also an avid World of Warcraft gamer. He said:
“I like the use of scale, the giant monsters they have. I love the different sizes and the powers that they have.”
Sam later added:
”Some are great warriors with axes like an orc, or others, maybe like a human paladin, can carry those great awesome war hammers. I think it’d be really cool to see them in battle.”
#6 Jens “Little Evil” Pulver
He is a retired American professional mixed martial artist and undefeated kickboxer and boxer. In mixed martial arts, Jens competed at the Featherweight, Lightweight, Flyweight, and Bantamweight divisions in addition to competing at the Light Middleweight, Middleweight, and Welterweight divisions as a professional boxer.
His rogue, Lilevil, earned Grand Marshal status in World of Warcraft during the time when grinding the ultimate PvP title was a grind of enormous proportions.
#7 Kristian Nairn
He is a Northern Irish DJ and actor who is best known for his portrayal of Hodor in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones.
Regarding WoW, he said:
“I’m just so deeply into that game. I’ve been playing since launch and man, it just has me by the balls. It always has had and I think it always will.”
”I’m also playing a bunch of app games as well, King of Avalon. I’ve spent way too much time and money on that one too.”
#8 Robin Williams
He was an American actor that had a larger-than-life personality. Offscreen, Robin was involved in humanitarian causes and raised three children—Zak, Zelda, and Cody. On screen and on stage, Williams embodied what he referred to as “hyper-comedy.”
Williams also played a Troll Priest named “Jett” on a horde PVP server called Mannoroth.
In addition, a petition on Change.org has succeeded in getting Robin memorialized in WOW in 2014.
#9 Vin Diesel
He is an American producer, director, actor, and screenwriter who attained action hero stardom with two box office hits: the action thriller xXx (2002), and the street racing action film The Fast and the Furious (2001).
According to Ronda Rousey, Vin played as a druid in the game. She also said:
“Every night after filming we would go over to his place and set up computers on opposite sides of the room and he’d say, ‘Okay we’re going to go to this dungeon and we’re going to do this.’”
#10 Dave Chappelle
He is an American actor, writer, stand-up comedian, and producer who is best known for his acclaimed and iconic satirical comedy sketch series” Chappelle’s Show.”
At his San Francisco gigs, Dave revealed:
“You know what I’ve been playing a lot of?” the comedian asked the crowd. “World of Warcraft!”
Chappell later added:
“I knew I had some geek brothers and sisters up in here!”
#11 Mila Kunis
She is a television and film actress who came to fame on the sitcom ‘That ’70s Show.’ During an interview, Mila revealed her interest towards World of Warcraft. When asked top 10 of playable races, Kunis said:
“Including Horde? Oh, I hate Horde. Gnome, Human, Dwarf, Blood Elf, Draenei, Tauren, Undead, Night Elf.”