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Know Your Lore

While it's definitely not necessary to have played the previous Warcraft games to enjoy World of Warcraft, having a little history to go along with the game you play can make WoW a lot more fun. Each week, Matthew Rossi and Anne Stickney present Know Your Lore, a glimpse into the lore and history behind the game of World of Warcraft. Use the handy menu below to check out the various articles that have already been written, and be sure to check back on WoW Insider on Wednesdays and Sundays for the latest in Warcraft lore.

Mists of Pandaria characters and lore
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Races and organizations
Dragons and dragonflights
Geography and history
Understanding Lore: Speculation, analysis and theory

 
 

Mists of Pandaria characters and lore

The Alliance  The Horde History, villains and other featured characters Pandaria and the pandaren
 

Heroes of Warcraft

Alliance Horde Other

Villains of Warcraft

Alliance Horde Other


 

Races and organizations


 

Dragons and the dragonflights


Geography and history


 
 

Understanding Lore: Speculation, analysis and theory


While you don't need to have played the previous Warcraft games to enjoy World of Warcraft, a little history goes a long way toward making the game a lot more fun. Each week, Know Your Lore offers a glimpse into the lore and history behind the game of World of Warcraft.

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