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World of Warcraft reaches 100 million players milestone

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Posted on January 29, 2014 AT 04:12am

Blizzard has announced that 100 million World of Warcraft accounts have now been created since the game released back in 2004, and to celebrate the developer has released an infographic breaking down almost 10 years worth of stats.

“From the rise of Onyxia to the fight for Pandaria,more than 100 million of you across the globe have visited Azeroth since the first realms went live in 2004,” the developer wrote. “We’ve gathered some epic statistics to show what you’ve been up to all this time.”

According to the developer, players in 244 countries and territories have created World of Warcraft accounts, with 52 percent of players choosing to represent the Alliance, 47 percent siding with the Horde, and a few Pandarens that weren’t able to decide.

Over 500 million characters have been created, which is more than the population of the U.S., who are part of over 9 million guilds. The developer also shared some details regarding the pets and mounts that players use. The Heavenly Onyx Cloud Serpent is the rarest mount in the game, according to the developer. While the Tiny Red Carp is the rarest pet.

You can take a look at the full infographic here.

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