Originally Posted by Aknolidge
Hey i've tried the free demo and i seem to like it, so i want to get a full version, however which one should i get, and can my character be used in any wow game or do i have to restart newly again in a different wow game? If so which one is the best? I really dont want to get all of them now.
The way that World of Warcraft works is different to traditional PC games, in that the game disks are effectively useless. Instead, you're paying for the unique CD-KEY which comes in the box. You then tie this key to your game account, allowing you to enjoy the features which that game/expansion unlocks.
As a result, you're actually going to need to buy 4 games (The core WoW/Burning Crusade/Lich King/Cataclysm) in order to enjoy World of Warcraft in full.
You are already in possession of all the game files, you see, because each user is required to have the most up to date version of the game before they can access the servers.
If you upgrade your current trial account with each CD key, then you will be able to continue with your current character. Personally, I would advise buying the games one at a time. You will only need the core World of Warcraft up until level 60, BC for 60-70, and so on.