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Blog Azeroth Shared Topic: What would you rename WoW?


Each week, Blog Azeroth hosts a Shared Topic for bloggers to answer on their own blogs and then link to in the forum. This week, frinka from Warcraft Street asks:
Knowing what you know now about the game, what name other than World of Warcraft would you give it? Why?
Since WoW is based on the Warcraft races and lore (though not the gameplay), it's hard to imagine it by any other name. But I guess they could have gone with something else, as long as it had Warcraft in the title.
  • Warcraftquest
  • Warcraft Online
  • Age of Warcraft
  • Warcraft Reloaded
  • Warcraft Universe
Maybe I'm just used to it, but World of Warcraft has a much better ring to it than any of those.

If World of Warcraft were its own intellectual property, not based on any former games, then I would feel the word Warcraft isn't really accurate. Just like the original EverQuest had very little questing, war doesn't fill up the world in WoW. It's really more like individuals working their way through the adventures available.

So if the game were not based on any other previous games, I would rename it Heroes of Azeroth. I like the sound of that, and it seems pretty accurate. HoA would not have had the same amount of initial interest as WoW; however, given that Warcraft is a well-loved game, I think things would have worked out.

How would you rename World of Warcraft, given what you know about the game now? Blog about it, and leave your link here and/or at Blog Azeroth -- or just leave your answer here in the comments.

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