What does WOW stand for?

World of Warcraft

When you come across ‘WOW’ or ‘WoW’ in a conversation, it’s often a reference to a much-loved online video game called World of Warcraft. This game, created by a company named Blizzard Entertainment, is a type of MMORPG, which stands for massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Players get to control a character and interact with other players or characters controlled by the game itself, known as non-player characters (NPCs).

World of Warcraft first hit the scene in 2004 and became an instant hit. It’s not just popular; it’s one of the top-grossing video game franchises of all time. Over 100 million people have created accounts to play this game, which requires a paid subscription.

Throughout the years, the makers of World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment, have released many additional sets of content for the game, known as expansions. You don’t have to buy these expansions to play the game, but they do add new storylines and features. These expansions have kept players coming back to the game, making ‘WOW’ a relevant slang term for many years.

Example for using ‘WOW’ in a conversation

Hey, have you heard of WoW?

Yeah, it’s World of Warcraft, right? 🎮

Exactly! It’s this super popular game where you can explore a virtual world and complete quests. 🌍

That sounds awesome! I’ve always wanted to try it out. Is it expensive? 💸