You have several races and classes to choose from in a ridiculously unbalanced classful character development scheme, but regardless of what class you choose, you will inevitably be outdone by the also infamous race-class combination, 'Tauren-Shaman'.
Not unlike Blizzard's by-gone hit Diablo 2, you will also spend endless amounts of time looking for the best gear in the game, due mostly to the fact that this game, like most games of its kind, is gear and level centric, as opposed to being based upon skill.
A very weak strategic element is present as well that few players seem to be capable of wrapping their brains around, in spite of the fact that there are step-by-step guides to every quest for every class available online.
It is also worth noting that players must pay a monthy fee of fifteen dollars in order to play this terrible, bug ridden game. (Fifteen dollars isn't much, but the author of this definition wouldn't pay fifteen cents to waste any span of time playing World of Warcraft.)
Also bear in mind that the game frequently suffers 'exploits'; bugs in the game that players utilize to quickly gather money and resources, or to quickly defeat opponents. Taking advantage of an exploit of any kind - including standing on the roof to avoid monster attacks, European servers only, and engaging in the active harvesting of money and valuable objects, also known as 'gold farming' - may result in an unconditional ban. Contesting said bans will result in a slap to the face.
In other words, World of Warcraft and its success are both proof that gamers today have absolutely no taste.
Guy: who the fuck are you anyway?
Hint for WoW players: it doesn't involve an apostrophe.
<Non-WoW Player> holy FUCK learn some English you dumbass
World of Warcraft player: "Actually, I'm a paramedic, and I work when I'm needed, I just got back from a crime scene, a man was shot and wounded, I saved his life. I play this in my spare time when I'm not playing with my dog, coaching my son's soccer team, spending time with my family or my wife. It's easy to accomplish something in this game, and it's fun too! It's so easy to get involved in the game and have a social life."
definition conformist: "w/e u nerd, go bak to ur moms basement"
World of Warcraft player: "Er... right o_O"
EQ2 Player: "YEAH I GOT MY QUANTUM PHYSOCIA NHULTH'S ARMOR +1"
World of Warcraft player: "Congratulations! I'm glad you accomplished your goal. I hope you're enjoying your game. ^_^"
definition conformist: :eq2 fagg ur more loser than wow player stupid fag go hav sex w/ ur dog"