Playable Races of World of Warcraft

December 21, 2013 9:13 PM

The Alliance and The Horde are the two playable factions of World of Warcraft. Both sides have six races, seven if you include the Pandaren. The Pandaren have a choice at level 10 to join either the Alliance side or the Horde side.  

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The Humans, Night Elfs, Dwarfs, Gnomes, Draenei and Worgen are members of the Alliance faction. While the members of Horde faction are Orcs Trolls, Undead, Tauren, Blood Elfs and Goblins. The Alliance and The Horde have been at war since the start of the Warcraft universe, whether it’s a political war or a physical war.

Both factions have main one city where most players like to hang out. The Alliance main city where players like to hang out is Stormwind, while the Horde players hang out in Orgrimmar. Other Alliance cities include Iron Forge, Darnassus and Exodar. Other Horde cities are Thunder Bluff, Undercity and Silvermoon City.

world of warcraft racesAll playable races have different starting locations with a nearby city or a portal to the main city. The Orcs starting zone is Valley of the Trials and the Trolls starting zone is Darkspear Isles, both are in Durotar and have Orgrimmar nearby. The Undead starts in Deathknell in the Tirisfal Glades with Undercity nearby. The Tauren starts at Red Cloud Mesa in the Mulgore with Thunder Bluff nearby. The Blood Elfs start at Sunstrider Isle in the Eversong Woods with Silvermoon City nearby

The Humans starts at the Northshire Vally in the Elwynn Forest with Stormwind nearby. The Night Elfs start at Shadowglen in Teldrassil with Darnassus nearby. Dwarfs start at Coldridge Vally and the Gnome start in Gnomeregan, both are in Dun Morogh with Iron Forge nearby.  The Draenei start at Ammen Vale in Azeurmyst Isle with Exodar nearby.

The Worgen start at Gilneas City in Gilnease who are given a portal to Stormwind when they each level 10.  The Goblins start at Kezan and at level 10 they are given a portal to Orgrimmar. All Pandaren start in the Wandering Isles and once they are have chosen their faction they are given a portal to main city of that faction.

World of Warcraft is a MMORPG by Blizzard Entertainment.  To play World of Warcraft you need buy all the expansion packs and pay a monthly fee of about $15. You can also play on a trail account with limited features up to level 20.

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