two main types of characters:

Enter your credit card information. This consists of your full name as it appears on the card, your billing zip code, the type of credit card you are using, the credit card number, the expiration date on the card, and the card’s verification code. If you are using a gift card to change your character’s name, you will be prompted to enter a redemption code.

Player Characters (controlled by real people) and Non-Player Characters (controlled by Blizzard’s gaming software) There are ten character classes that you can choose from, each class having its own unique set of talents and abilities. You can, depending on the class of character that you have, choose to build your character’s talent trees for damage-per-second (DPS), tanking, healing or a combination. Fighting another player character is called Player versus Player (PvP).
In many role-playing games, a strict division is made between the player (the human being that plays the game) and the fictitious character that the player controls in the game (i.e., the player character or short: character). However, in World of Warcraft and its associated official internet sites, this distinction is not strictly made. Tooltips and other texts refer to the fictitious player character as “the player”, thus blurring the line between player and player character. Whether Blizzard does this intentionally (e.g. to increase identification with the game world) or not is unknown.

Your character can earn wow gold, silver and copper to finance your adventures through the lands of Warcraft. As part of your World of Warcraft strategy, you’ll need to work on different side skills for your character. These skills are called professions and they are divided into two categories: Primary Professions for Gathering: Mining, Skinning and Herbalism, Crafting: Blacksmithing, Tailoring, Alchemy, Engineering, Enchanting, Jewel crafting, and Inscription. Secondary Professions include Cooking, Fishing and First Aid. The Rogue class has two unique secondary professions: Lock Picking and Poisons.