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post #11 of 19
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So what do I need to do ? Purchase the new release from a store or can it be had via Battlenet (I play SC2 so I am familiar with the platform) ?

You can buy it straight from Blizzard, direct2drive. If you don't have any of the expansion packs you will need to buy all the ones prior to Cata as well. I think you can get them from worldofwarcraft.com for cheap right now as a bundle.
 
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Thanks. I will check it out this evening. Still undecided if I really wanted to risk getting wrapped up in it. That said, I am really intrigued about it. I saw all the hype surrounding this new ones release but I thought it was just another expansion pack.
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Thanks. I will check it out this evening. Still undecided if I really wanted to risk getting wrapped up in it. That said, I am really intrigued about it. I saw all the hype surrounding this new ones release but I thought it was just another expansion pack.
It is *just* an expansion pack but the game has pretty much totally changed... for the better.

This is the best time ever to be a new player, Blizzard gave so much love to the lower level characters now. I suggest you play Goblin (Horde) or Worgen (Alliance) as they have totally new starting zone quests with great xp, rewards, and it'll help you level!

Remember once you hit level 55 you can ccreate a Deathknight that starts at level 55, so if you did want to play a DK that's how you go about getting it.

Good luck.
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So I can't just buy Cataclysm ? I need to buy the main game and Cata ?

EDIT: on 2nd thoughts there must be some sort of free trial I can get of this. Will check out the blizzard site now.

EDIT EDIT: Yep, 10 day free trial. Would be daft not to try it.
Edited by Hillskill - 12/20/10 at 8:50am
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So I can't just buy Cataclysm ? I need to buy the main game and Cata ?

EDIT: on 2nd thoughts there must be some sort of free trial I can get of this. Will check out the blizzard site now.

EDIT EDIT: Yep, 10 day free trial. Would be daft not to try it.
yeah you would need to buy the original World of Warcraft, Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm. Its too bad you werent looking around a few weeks ago because they were having an insane sale on all the previous editions.
post #16 of 19
Snooze you lose I guess

I grabbed the trial last night but after an hour I realised I was grabbing the US trial instead of the EU. I junked that one and got the EU thinking it would be the same size as the US. 12GB in total
post #17 of 19
Fortunately, you're able to start playing with only the base game, unless you were hoping to create a Blood Elf/Draenei(Burning Crusade), or a Goblin/Worgen(Cataclysm). I suggest buying the first game, playing through, and buying an expansion at a time.

Blizzard made it so that you get something like 10% XP if you're in an area other than what was meant for your level (i.e. you're between 60 and 80, and not in the Outlands, or Burning Crusade zone) to give people the intended chronological experience; so you'll have to go in order anyway.
post #18 of 19
Is there anywhere we I can just read up on the basics and mechanics of the game (im at work at the mo). I literally don't know anything other then its super popular and super addictive.
post #19 of 19
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Is there anywhere we I can just read up on the basics and mechanics of the game (im at work at the mo). I literally don't know anything other then its super popular and super addictive.
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/guide/what-is-wow

A new game guide was made for WoW when cata launched, because they knew new players would becoming at a faster rate than ever. So there you go
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