I've been playing a free trial (limited to level 20) of World of Warcraft.
The splash page upon entry is a picture with the title "Cataclysm".
Here are my questions:
1. If I buy the upgrade, what happens to the charachter I've been playing on the free trial?
2. I was surprised and unhappy that I've got to shell out more than the subscription fee, I've got to pay for installing the game, too. How is it that a direct download costs as much, or more, than a physical copy of the game?
So, which one is which?
It's confusing and very annoying to try to figure out what you get.
What I want to buy is the game I have been playing all along, but not if I will lose my starting charachter, and not if I'm going to be forced into a PvP world, and not if I'm going to be surrounded by high level charachters. I am guessing that Cataclysm is going to be full of high level veterans?
Yet, I'm gun shy of the two battle chest packages (how stupid to name them both the same thing)....will the graphics suck, compared with this Cataclysm I've been playing? Will the contintent(s) be different? Will no other players be there, because they have moved on to Cataclysm?
Look, the free trial was fun and great, and I'm hooked, but Blizzard could do a much better job of hand-holding and walking me through this buying process.
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1: if you upgrade you get to keep your current character.
2: WoW has been around for many year now. You do not have to buy ALL of it at one time, unless you wished to play a certain class/race combo that original WoW does not have.
Look at it like this, there are 4 "games" here:
1)Original WoW, aka Vanilla WoW. This game is what the rest is built off. Most of the original game has been changed to. lv 1-60
2)Burning Crusade. 1st expansion. This added new zones, 2 new races and the ability to level to 70.
3)Wrath of the LK. 2nd expansion. More new zones, new class, ability to lv to 80.
4)Cata. 3rd expansion. Re-made the Original WoW (zones changed, and stuff). New races, new class/race comp, some new zones (some where reworked both in LK and Cata) and the ability to level to 85.
The 2 Battle Chest you can see at the page you linked in you next post are not the same game. The $20 one is WoW, the $40 one is Warcraft 3. The WoW Chest comes with Original WoW + BC (however, after updating the game you do not get to see original WoW) + some old guides.
The only way you will be on a PvP world is if you rolled on one.
How are you not already surrounded by high levels? You are not playing a different game, you play the same one as the rest of us, just you have limits that can only be "broke" after you buy the game.
Your confusion on the cataclysm needs to not be. Buying the game will just unlock more for you.
And that game costs FORTY BUCKS? Just for the game, then you pay monthly? Fkkk That!
No. WoW + BC is $20. LS is $20, Cata is still $40 but will drop price when next expack comes out. So for WoW + all xpacks: $80. But again you do not have
to buy all at one time.
As for a monthly charge. That is the decision to make. Pay each month for a game, or stick to free to play games.