The Battle for Azeroth: Adventure, Alliance, and Addiction in the World of Warcraft (Smart Pop series)
by Bill Fawcett
Benbella Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 1932100849
Date: 01 July, 2006 List Price $17.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Book Description: Aimed at dedicated fans of the role playing game World of Warcraft, this dynamic collection of essays explores the undying fascination with a game that is a welcome escape from reality for millions of people around the world. Gaming experts, developers, and bestselling sci-fi authors examine the overwhelming success of the game and the underlying motivations for gamers to spend, on average, as much time as they would at a part-time job battling in the world of Azeroth, and address issues ranging from economics and psychology to addiction and game ethics are addressed, as are the outstanding design of the game and the histories of several main characters.
(Source: Benbella Books)