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Ok so I have heard rumors both ways. I see that they are labeling Heart of the Swarm as an Expansion at 39.99. Is it safe to assume that WoL will be required??

Can never seem to find WoL for under 60 bucks...and I feel that is way to much to pay for a game that is just about 2 years old...I cant find price breaks on it anywhere...however I dont want to invest 100 bucks in the games when HotS comes out...
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It's an expansion, so I would say it is required. And I'd say the fact that HoTS is less money than WoL supports that theory.

They might have price breaks on WoL after HoTS comes out, so you can cross your fingers on that happening. However, if you don't have it yet, you're probably not a huge fan and can wait a little longer.
    
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arent there any stores selling keys only? i can get a retail key for about 30 euro over here(its 60 40 euro in blizzard store) i can only imagine there must be something similar for you aswell tongue.gif
edit: oh apperently they dropped the price for eu at some point:/ point still stands though tongue.gif
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Well the thing is I already played and beat WoL. For a while my brother in law lived with me and I just played it and beat it on his account...Wasnt all that interested in the Multi-player...Now I may be...but 60 bucks...damn...lol


The only CD key's that have seen in those stores are for the EU versions...and the US ones that I have seen are only down to like 53 bucks...yeah 7 bucks is 7 bucks...but...not much of a value considering sometimes they can be a rip..
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$49.99 at NewEgg.

 

Looks like a full boxed version with free shipping.

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I'm guessing $40, and from what I've read WoL is not required. If it's anywhere near the quality of SCII's campaign, and BW, it's worth $50 though.
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Gamestop has it listed at 39.99... do u have a source where u are seeing that it would be a stand alone game...
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Ok so I have heard rumors both ways. I see that they are labeling Heart of the Swarm as an Expansion at 39.99. Is it safe to assume that WoL will be required??
Can never seem to find WoL for under 60 bucks...and I feel that is way to much to pay for a game that is just about 2 years old...I cant find price breaks on it anywhere...however I dont want to invest 100 bucks in the games when HotS comes out...
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Will Heart of the Swarm require ownership of Wings of Liberty?
For the regions that have a standard box business model such as North America and Europe, yes, Wings of Liberty will be required in order to play Heart of the Swarm. For other regions that have alternative access models, we’ll provide details at a later date.
HotS Official FAQ.
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I'll venture a guess that there will be a bundle deal once the expansion comes out. Probably around 70-80 right away and then even cheaper after not too long. The single player campaign is pretty darn good in WoL and the fact that online play is free and pretty reliable makes it well worth it. I just hope there's enough new stuff in the expansion to make it worth the money too.
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