So I've been playing the F2P "trial" thing...

#1 Posted by bibamatt (1124 posts) -

So I've been playing the WoW F2P trial thing. It lets me play as much as I want up to level 20 and with the races from Burning Crusade etc. If I now want to start subscribing to play properly, what do I need to buy? Do I just upgrade to a full account and that's that? Or do I need to buy the game and the three expansions at retail? The Battle Chest thing?

Looking for definite answers, not 'I think you'd do this', please!

#2 Edited by DeeGee (2189 posts) -

You will need a World of Warcraft CD key to be able to level up to 60. After that, a Burning Crusade key to level up to 70. Lich King will let you go to 80, and a Cataclysm key will let you reach 85.

You can purchase CD keys digitally from Battlenet, but I find them to be almost twice the price compared to getting an actual boxed copy from Amazon.

#3 Posted by LuchaBear (41 posts) -

Burning Crusade is now free with buying WoW right out of the gate. After that, maybe wait and buy the other two expansions, (Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm) as you reach them to make sure you still like the game.

#4 Posted by 71Ranchero (3276 posts) -

This is the breakdown of what you get for the box. 
Original WoW = Unlock the full game and Burning Crusade(max lvl 70) 
Wrath of the Lich King = Death Knight Class, new zones for leveling from 70-80 
Cataclysm = 5 more levels(currant lvl cap) 
You do not need to buy Burning Crusade, it is free with the original WoW. So unless you really want to play a Death Knight, just buy a CD key and worry about Wrath and Cataclysm when you get to those level caps.

#5 Posted by Simplexity (1430 posts) -

go to upgrade your account, and you can get to lvl 70. Takes like 2 minutes, I think it costs 10 bucks though, or maybe it was more.

#6 Posted by YoungFrey (1363 posts) -

Also, you couldn't even start a Death Knight until you have another character at 55.So There really is no good reason to buy Wrath until at  least then.   Not having Warth does technically have limit high high some crafting skills can go, but unless you are getting huge piles of gold from somebody to boosting your crafting skills abnormally high, you won't run into them soon. 
My personal advice for leveling.  Take two gathering skills (I've been out for some time but my guess is skinning and mining is the most profitable).  Either bank the stuff to use later or sell it at the Auction House. Crafting takes forever and oodles of cash to be profitable.  Skinning will take care of itself, but herbalism and mining usually take a bit of effort.  it's worth doing because if you don't keep up, pretty sooon you'll be in an area where you can gather nothing and then you'll have to take the time to go back and into lowbie areas to gather. 
#7 Posted by bibamatt (1124 posts) -

Thanks for the help, chaps! <3

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