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Posted by Jeff
I ain't gonna fall for no banana in no tailpipe, weird undead guy!
With World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King officially going on sale tomorrow, Blizzard wants the whole world to be thinking about their world... of Warcraft.

Check out this e-mail I just got...

Jeff,

You've been summoned back to Azeroth! Your World of Warcraft® account [REDACTED] has been selected to receive 10 FREE days of game time and a FREE trial of The Burning Crusade® expansion pack.

During your 10 FREE days, you'll have access to all of the new and exciting features that have been added to World of Warcraft, including:

  • Faster Leveling Times -- Ascend to the epic powers of the highest levels faster than ever before! Your hero will level almost twice as fast from level 1 to 60.
  • Mounts at Level 30 -- Why walk when you can ride? Mounts are now available at level 30 to get you around faster.
  • The Continent of Outland -- Journey beyond the Dark Portal and into the shattered world of Outland to discover the fate of its denizens. Explore an entire continent loaded with thousands of new quests.
  • Two Bold New Races -- Whether embracing the mystical energies of the blood elves or unleashing the Light-given power of the draenei, new realms of power and possibility await.
  • Increased Level Cap -- Advance to level 70 with The Burning Crusade, gaining powerful new talents and abilities along the way.
  • And much more! Click here to view the latest content additions to World of Warcraft.

I had no idea mounts had been lowered to level 30. That's crazy! And, again, how is leveling from 1 to 60 twice as fast a good thing? Why don't they just cut to the chase and let players create characters that start at 60? They're really just saying "HEY MAN SKIP ALL THIS STUFF WE MADE BEFORE (EVEN THOUGH IT WAS AWESOME) AND BUY THE EXPANSIONS ALREADY."

The weird thing is that the e-mail doesn't make any mention of the new expansion, just the last one, Burning Crusade. It's like they're setting some sort of trap, where I'll get back into the game, love it all over again, go out to buy Burning Crusade, and suddenly realize that there aren't one but TWO expansions out.
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Posted by Coltonio7

Don't fight it Jeff.....don't fight it.

Posted by TheGTAvaccine

Dont take the bait Jeff!

Posted by Death_Burnout

Dude i know...well...they've trapped me anyway, im only above lvl 30 (34) so to hear i can have a mount AND lvl up faster is great, even though i'll miss some things. but im so lagging behind everyone else, and have done for so long due to lack of interest, that i dont really care.

Posted by Psynapse

Hahaha, I'm hoping i don't get an email... I'll so get pulled back into it all.. WOLTK looks really good!

Posted by John1912

The way the GB staff talks I dont know how they would have time for a MMO.  Also yea, dont do it Jeff!  WoW is the devil, and he wants you to play his game.

Posted by NoOddjob

My God.  I got the very same email, save for the "Jeff" part, which in my case wouldn''t apply quite as directly.   ::looks all shifty-eyed::  Asleep again, foul spam-filter?!

Now I have to wonder if the six days it takes to re-install and update WoW will count against my ten free days. ;-)

Posted by PapaLazarou

The problem I have with WOW is it's just a generic fantasty mmorpg that becomes very repetitive after like level 20 :\ I got bored and had enough.

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Posted by Russcat

That's funny... Must see you don't have a character over 60 so send out the Burning Crusade expansion spiel.  Strange though.

Posted by Erdie

Ugh, I played that.  What an absolute time sink.  I'll never play an MMO again.

Posted by Gunner612

wtf? they didnt give me free WoW time!

Posted by JohnDudebro

Trust me on this one: skipping the old stuff is a good thing. It may have been awesome at the time, but now it sucks compared to the new stuff. Outland is leaps and bounds beyond anything in old Azeroth.

Come on man, take the offer. It won't take you long to get into Outland, and from there it's all awesome.
Posted by Milkman

DO IT, JEFF! JUST DO IT!

Posted by unangbangkay

CLICK IT JEFF, CLICK IT NOW! I'll finally know someone else who clicked that link besides ME.

Posted by spiceninja

I just hit level 30 a few days ago and just last night got my first mount. I thought it had always been level 30 to get a mount, but I guess not.

Posted by MagicKiwi

GIVE IN

Posted by IronScimitar

Fall back in.

Posted by Kraznor

Yeah, I got one of those today as well. It doesn't expire for a month so I may fall for it sometime.

Posted by Vitruvian

Don't give in, Jeff, don't give in.

Posted by albedos_shadow

One of us, one of us...

Posted by HatKing

I don't understand how leveling up quickers isn't a good thing.  The leveling in the game goes so damn so slow that twice as fast still really isn't all that fast.

Posted by WholeFunShow

Crafty fuckers.

Edited by guerrajr

Don't do it!
They didn't give me free time. I guess they didnt since I have the first expansion and my account has been active for the last few months.

Posted by LeenPonyD

i love how they lifted the classic Morrowind line too!  "Why walk when you can ride?"

Posted by dagas

I would just delete it as the spam it obviously is =P

 WoW is evil, either you don't get it or you do get it and get sucked in to a life of grinding, raiding and item hunting for the next decade destroying your soul and turning you into an addict that will make a heroin addict look like he has control over his life in comparison. I'm happy to say I'm one of the few who don't get it so I'm spared, yeah!

Posted by McBain

You actually played WoW in the first place?

Posted by Relys

IT'S A TARP!

Posted by punkxblaze

Don't do it, Jeff, it opens a portal to the netherworld!

Posted by clarke0

I'm so glad I never got into this game in the first place...

Posted by snide

Don't worry bombers, Andy and I fell for the trap and are nerdily progressing our way through as we speak!

Posted by GioVANNI

I'm gonna get the x-pac when I hit 55.

Posted by Landmine

Just do it. Nike style.

Posted by MaddProdigy

Yea, they should just let us create 60s. It might take some fun out of the game, but Outland and Northred are so much better than the old crap they had set up, no one likes or tries to go out of their way to do anything, they just hurry to get to 70 and 80 anyway. Is this just something they were giving u in your free trial? Or is that the way it is now for everyone permanantly?

Posted by Kyle

DEW IT

Posted by artofwar420

If only I didn't have school, work, and had money to spend I'd be all over this.

Or should I say, If only I was 13 again.

Posted by oobs

yeah..got the same email..deleted it straight away...

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Posted by Stevokenevo

dont do it! WoW is a party game of math with colours......very boring.   

Posted by REMOVE_NOZZLE

resist! I'm having to do the same thing and just turn my cheek to all the WOTLK hype.

Posted by Plipster

.....joiiiiin usssss.....

Posted by ahoodedfigure

Tell us if you fall in the hole again.

Posted by elliooo

I got this same email from Blizzard, but am happy to say that I was not in the slightest bit tempted! Yay! I'm healed!

Posted by Blinck

It's unavoidable....it is your DESTINY.

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Posted by Spankmealotus

Wow is this the say the same thing twice separated by a comma comment section, wow is this the say the same thing twice separated by a comma comment section?

Posted by evrdayblues

Any good conspiracy theories floating around?

I almost took the bait too...but then I remembered I was officially bored of MMORPGs.  Thank god...

Posted by JackSukeru

The 10+ games I have stacked up, some I haven't even started yet, is all because of this horrible time sink of a game. I love it, and I hate it.

Posted by kainen

I got one of those too.  Junk mailed it.  Screw them and their life stealing, time grinding, wreck of a game.  :)

Posted by MagusMaleficus

Just got the email myself this morning. I'm not fallin' for it.

Posted by LordAndrew

Don't do it Jeff. Don't give in to the Booze King.

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