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Offers an illustrated, in-depth look at the history and mythology of the World of Warcraft game universe.

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Genre: Games & Activities
Author: Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release: 2017-03-14
File: 184 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781616558468

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After killing the corrupt Warchief Blackhand, Orgrim Doomhammer was quick to seize control over the Orcish Horde. Now he is determined to conquer the rest of Azeroth so that his people will once again have a home of their own in the... WORLD OF WARCRAFT Anduin Lothar, former Champion of Stormwind, has left his shattered homeland behind and led his people across the Great Sea to the shores of Lordaeron. There, with the aid of the noble King Terenas, he forges a mighty Alliance with the other human nations. But even that may not be enough to stop the Horde's merciless onslaught. Elves, dwarves, and trolls enter the fray as the two emerging factions vie for dominance. Will the valiant Alliance prevail, or will the Horde's tide of darkness consume the last vestiges of freedom on Azeroth?

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Aaron Rosenberg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2007-08-28
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 1416560084

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The #1 bestselling programming book is back with updated and expanded coverage of the newest release of WoW! World of Warcraft (WoW) is currently the world's largest massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The newest release, "Wrath of the Lich King," has created a demand for updated information on writing addons. This eagerly anticipated edition answers that request and is an essential reference for creating WoW addons. Written by a duo of authors who have each contributed a number of successful WoW addons, the book offers an overview of Lua and XML (the programming languages used to write addons) and includes coverage of specific pitfalls and common programming mistakes-and how to avoid them. Valuable examples show you detailed aspects of writing addons for WoW and demonstrate how to implement addon concepts such as variables, slash commands, secure templates, and more. World of Warcraft insiders share their techniques for writing addons for both the latest version of WoW as well as the new Wrath of the Lich King expansion set Guides you through the specific nuances of the WoW API with the use of detailed examples Discusses ways to distribute and host your WoW addons so others can download and use them Explains how to respond to events, create frames, and use the WoW API to interact with the game You'll be well on your way to creating exciting WoW addons with this comprehensive reference by your side. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Genre: Computers
Author: James Whitehead, II
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2011-03-31
File: 1440 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118081037

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Looks at the philosophy behind some of the biggest names in pop culture, including movies, video games, music groups, and more.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Luke Cuddy
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
Release: 2009
File: 252 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780812696738

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A personal look at the pros and cons of temporarily giving your life over to the world's biggest game.

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Genre: Computer games
Author: Daniel Lisi
Publisher: Boss Fight Books
Release: 2016-06-20
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781940535128

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Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Books are thrilled to present the next installment of the wildly popular World of Warcraft Chronicle series. Volume 2 will reveal more sought-after details about the game universe's history and mythology. Showcasing lush, all-new artwork from fan favorites such as Peter Lee, Joseph Lacroix, and Alex Horley, this tome is sure to please all fans--casual and collector alike.

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Author: Blizzard
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release: 2017-03-14
File: 184 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781630087302

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It's been years since twelve-year-old Aramar Thorne, a clever boy who is never without his precious sketchbook, has seen his father. So when Captain Greydon Thorne comes ashore and asks his son to join him at sea, it feels as if someone has redrawn Aram's entire world. At sea, Aram struggles to get along with the Wavestider's crew--especially second mate Makasa, a tough teenaged girl. Just as Aram starts to get his head above water, a band of vicious pirates attack the Wavestrider, turning his world upside down once again. As Aram and Makasa try to find their way home, they encounter creatures both terrible and wondrous, and Aram will seek to understand Azeroth's denizens as he draws them in his sketchbook. But the journey is hindered by Greydon's compass, which never points north. If the compass isn't leading Aram and Makasa home--to safety--to what destiny is it leading? Includes twenty illustrations from the acclaimed Blizzard artist, Samwise Didier.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Greg Weisman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release: 2016-10-25
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780545906685

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Though the young Warchief Thrall ended the demon curse that had plagued his people for generations, the orcs still wrestle with the sins of their bloody past. As the rampaging Horde, they waged a number of devastating wars against their perennial enemy -- the Alliance. Yet the rage and bloodlust that drove the orcs to destroy everything in their path nearly consumed them as well. Long ago, on the idyllic world of Draenor, the noble orc clans lived in relative peace with their enigmatic neighbors, the draenei. But the nefarious agents of the Burning Legion had other plans for both of the unsuspecting races. The demon-lord Kil'jaeden set in motion a dark chain of events that would succeed not only in eradicating the draenei, but forging the orc clans into an single, unstoppable juggernaut of hatred and destruction.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Christie Golden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2007-05-01
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781416560074

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"An amnesiac washes up on the shores of Kalimdor, starting the epic quest of the warrior Lo'Gosh and his unlikely allies, Broll Bearmantle and Valeera Sanguinar. Striking uneasy relationships with other races, as well as each other, they must fight both the Alliance and the Horde as they struggle to uncover the secrets of Lo'Gosh's past!" -- Back cover.

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Genre: Amnesiacs
Author: Walter Simonson
Publisher: Warcraft: Blizzard Legends
Release: 2018-06-15
File: 171 Pages
ISBN-13: 1945683236

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World of Warcraft is the world's most popular massively multiplayer online game (MMOG), with (as of March 2007) more than eight million active subscribers across Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia, who play the game an astonishing average of twenty hours a week. This book examines the complexity of World of Warcraft from a variety of perspectives, exploring the cultural and social implications of the proliferation of ever more complex digital gameworlds. The contributors have immersed themselves in the World of Warcraft universe, spending hundreds of hours as players (leading guilds and raids, exploring moneymaking possibilities in the in-game auction house, playing different factions, races, and classes), conducting interviews, and studying the game design--as created by Blizzard Entertainment, the game's developer, and as modified by player-created user interfaces. The analyses they offer are based on both the firsthand experience of being a resident of Azeroth and the data they have gathered and interpreted. The contributors examine the ways that gameworlds reflect the real world--exploring such topics as World of Warcraft as a "capitalist fairytale" and the game's construction of gender; the cohesiveness of the gameworld in terms of geography, mythology, narrative, and the treatment of death as a temporary state; aspects of play, including "deviant strategies" perhaps not in line with the intentions of the designers; and character--both players' identification with their characters and the game's culture of naming characters. The varied perspectives of the contributors--who come from such fields as game studies, textual analysis, gender studies, and postcolonial studies--reflect the breadth and vitality of current interest in MMOGs.Hilde G. Corneliussen and Jill Walker Rettberg are both Associate Professors of Humanistic Informatics at the University of Bergen, Norway.

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Genre: Games
Author: Hilde Corneliussen
Publisher: MIT Press
Release: 2008
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780262033701

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