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  ‘World of Warcraft’ Hits Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau  
Posted 2005-11-09 by Tony Walsh
Insanely-popular massively-multiplayer game World of Warcraft (WoW), having reached 4.5 million customers around the world, is expanding to encompass Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Blizzard, the makers of WoW, have handed off the operation of its new expansion to regional partner Soft-World and its subsidiary GFI, who will be handling localized support and service. Instead of a literal subscription fee scheme (like that used for North American customers), this latest WoW regional expansion operates on an points system. Points are used up over time, and 99-point cards can be purchased for 150 NTD/37.5 HKD and 300 NTD/75 HKD. An unlimited monthly play card costs 450 NTD/112.5 HKD.

Having recently invaded and expanded in China, the addition of these new regions are likely to contribute to World of Warcraft's world domination. I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that WoW is one of the most internationally-successful large-scale games in history.
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