World of WarCraft 5-Year Anniversary RetrospectiveBy Brian Leahy - Posted Oct 30, 2009
Ever heard of a little game called World of WarCraft? It's one of those fancy computer games all the kids are playing these days. In fact, there are 13 million kids and adults that play World of Warcraft on a regular basis. Let's just hope they don't band together and form their own country.
Since we're approaching the 5 year anniversary of the game's launch, Morgan Webb went down to Anaheim to interview a few of the guys at Blizzard who started the MMO sensation that became World of WarCraft. First, take a gander at part one of her interview with Game Director Tom Chilton where he discusses what his primarily role was within creating the prolific, Blizzard MMO experience and more.
In Part 2 of 2 of Morgan Webb's interview with Tom Chilton, he revisits the amazing turnout for the original game's launch at Fry's Electronics and what it was like in the Blizzard offices during those first few days.
Ever wondered who was responsible for all those memorable PvE moments in your travels in World of WarCraft? Morgan sat down with Blizzard Lead World Designer, Alex Afrasiabi, to discuss all things WoW quest line-related.
Former World of WarCraft Game Director, Jeffrey Kaplan (aka Tigole in the MMO world), chatted with Morgan about his long-lasting hand in forming WoW, why Westfall is his favorite zone and even touches on Blizzard's next big MMO project.