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Amazon.com has World of Warcraft Battle Chest (PC) for $4.99. Free shipping with Prime (free student accounts available) or if you spend $25 or more. Thanks yuugotserved

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World of Warcraft Battle Chest (PC)

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#61
Quote from Trakanonn View Post :
Be warned, youll finish this in like a couple days, leveling is so fast. I go from 1-70 in a day or two.

It's basically to hook you into buying the other expansions +gametime.

This is essentially a masked trial version that you pay for.
You will not finish it in a few days if you have never played WoW before.. that's silly. No heirlooms or guild bonus, etc? No idea where you are going or what you are doing? An entire big world to explore where you have no idea where anything is and you are being distracted by exploration and random stuff? No money from other toons to buy gear on the AH to buff out your leveling toon? No money to buy all the different flight speeds necessary to quest as quickly as theoretically possible past 70? Stuck with random drop and quest 6 or 8-slot bags probably well into the 40s or 50s because of lack of funds? Folks leveling their 15th toon forget what it is like to be resourceless and leveling their 1st.

WoW + BC + WotLK is a good several months of playing for the uninitiated, except maybe those who have active friends at max level and their purpose of buying the game is to get to max level ASAP to join their friends in endgame. Most new people trying to game out for $5 are not like that though. This is a lot of content and will last a true newbie months and months.

Anyway, this is a good opportunity for somebody to try the game out will full features activated for a month on the super cheap. There's a reason this game, despite having a monthly fee, obliterates the closest MMO competitor in subscription numbers. It's a quality, albeit aging, product with a lot of value. If you've always been curious, $5 is a great price to pay to try it out. Then at least you can say you tried it when you go on forums to talk crap about it. Wink
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#62
Quote from SumDuud View Post :
If you do get Wraith as people are saying, then those next 10 levels will add more time.

Direct from Blizzard: " In addition, all World of Warcraft subscribers will now automatically have access to all of the content and features of both The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King, even if they never purchased either expansion, at no additional cost."
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/...-9_19_2012


So actually you don't even need a battle chest. You could get just the small box of vanilla (original) WoW and you would still have both Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King expansions. You can find the old vanilla original WoW box for cheap all over. (This Battle Chest comes with a cool book, though, so that's cool.)
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You will not finish it in a few days if you have never played WoW before.. that's silly. No heirlooms or guild bonus, etc? No idea where you are going or what you are doing? An entire big world to explore where you have no idea where anything is and you are being distracted by exploration and random stuff? WoW + BC + WotLK is a good several months of playing for the uninitiated, except maybe those who have active friends at max level and their purpose of buying the game is to get to max level ASAP to join their friends in endgame. Most new people trying to game out for $5 are not like that though. This is a lot of content and will last a true newbie months and months.

Anyway, this is a good opportunity for somebody to try the game out will full features activated for a month on the super cheap. There's a reason this game, despite having a monthly fee, obliterates the closest MMO competitor in subscription numbers. It's a quality, albeit aging, product with a lot of value. If you've always been curious, $5 is a great price to pay to try it out. Then at least you can say you tried it when you go on forums to talk crap about it. Wink
I am willing to bet money that most people buying this have played it before.

90% of people returning to WoW are not new customers. It's been out a very long time.

1-70 has been nerfed so much that 1-70 is now faster than hierlooms used to get you there. Having hierlooms now adays just makes it stupid-easy instead of very easy.

Edit: I just read the rest of your paragraph. WoW/BC/WotLK cannot take several months because of dungeon grinding. Nobody plays those expansions except for leveling, so there is no "stopping" you just keep leveling through it. Exp is so fast now that you dont even need to quest until 85.

I leveled 1-70 without doing more than the starter quests to get off Panda island. I literally grinded dungeons entirely in 2 days, that is how easy it is now adays and it is faster than questing. Leveling is so fast that at some levels you outlevel some dungeons before ever getting the chance to do them via random dungeon finder.

They want you to level fast as possible so you spend money more, and before you know it you gave Blizzard almost $100 buying up all the expansions and a few months gametime.

Now that I think about it, they literally reduced Cata exp in half. 9 mil for one level is now 4.5mil.

(I really need to quit WoW)
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People still play this? shake head
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#65
$15 a month sounds like a lot, but it's totally worth it.

When I was addicted to Wow, I stopped buying other games, and pretty much stayed in on weekends. Sure, it was bad for my social life, but I saved so much more money.

Nowadays, I go out drinking every weekend and usually spend $50+ at the bars/clubs lol. Ugh.
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#66
Can be purchased directly from Blizzard for $5. Digital (play as soon as the download finished) or Boxed.
http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=110000044

PS While this is a "PC only" version, but the CD key will work any Mac. Just download the client from Blizzard then enter this key.
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Quote from Trakanonn View Post :
1-70 has been nerfed so much

Try "1-85," lol.


The best deal is to get a friend to signup with you using Refer-a-Friend. You both buy the Battlechest for $5, tack on Catalcysm when it goes back on sale, and then BAM! two level 85's in a week (if you're so inclined).
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#68
I originally played WoW for 3 months around the time the first expansion came out, then I let my sub end. A few months ago Blizzard sent me one of those e-mail offers from playing Diablo 3 and offered me a free digital copy of Wrath of the Lich King and a month of play time.

Now I don't feel so special knowing that anyone can get all of the WoW games that I have for $5 :'(

I didn't ever get too into WoW, although I played it quite a bit. From what I hear it's not really the same at all anymore. I would probably check out Guild Wars 2 before I got back into WoW.
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#69
Quote from Trakanonn View Post :
I am willing to bet money that most people buying this have played it before.

90% of people returning to WoW are not new customers. It's been out a very long time.

1-70 has been nerfed so much that 1-70 is now faster than hierlooms used to get you there. Having hierlooms now adays just makes it stupid-easy instead of very easy.

Edit: I just read the rest of your paragraph. WoW/BC/WotLK cannot take several months because of dungeon grinding. Nobody plays those expansions except for leveling, so there is no "stopping" you just keep leveling through it. Exp is so fast now that you dont even need to quest until 85.

I leveled 1-70 without doing more than the starter quests to get off Panda island. I literally grinded dungeons entirely in 2 days, that is how easy it is now adays and it is faster than questing. Leveling is so fast that at some levels you outlevel some dungeons before ever getting the chance to do them via random dungeon finder.

They want you to level fast as possible so you spend money more, and before you know it you gave Blizzard almost $100 buying up all the expansions and a few months gametime.

Now that I think about it, they literally reduced Cata exp in half. 9 mil for one level is now 4.5mil.

(I really need to quit WoW)
Because you've played it before doesn't mean there are no new players. Look at this thread, there are a few people saying that they might try it. A new player that HASN'T done all of the content, might want to explore and see the story, not just grind through the leveling and get to max level. On my newest toon I'd do a few quests while in dungeon queue (usually 10 minutes if that) up to MOP content, but I had 4 85s at the end of Cata, so I've seen the story. And if you like story content, once you get through the story line on both continents for one faction, you can switch to the other faction for more stories. With Cata they did so much to improve the stories of the races and areas, but if you only think end game then you grind 2 days and get through the vanilla and BC content and woudln't have a clue about what they changed. Even someone that played in vanilla or BC hasn't seen what WOW has become (for better or worse). It is a totally different game than it was in vanilla and BC. Yea they took the necessity of guilds out with Looking For... but you can still be in a guild for the social experience, I still see PUG groups getting together for non LFD runs, Guilds bring perks to give incentive to join one, understanding skills is easier to understand and able to be more customized than ever before (again for better or for worse), farms, pet battles, and so on. A lot of changes and if you played in vanilla, BC, or wraith, this isn't THAT WOW.

Either way, as was said above, if you start playing wow and don't go out drinking one night a month, you've probably paid for the subscription and then some. For $35 for all expansions (or even for $5 for just this battle chest), WOW is worth it in my book. I suppose YMMV.

side note: if you get this game and have a smart phone, you might be interested in the Mobile Armory with auction house capabilities on it. It is free and can keep you intouch with your guild or help you make some extra gold from auctions. And I strongly recommend an authenticator - free smart phone option if you have a smart phone or they sell for cost ($6.50 last I saw) from blizzard.
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#70
There are enough really good free to play MMOs out there, that this is not really a slickdeal. If you've never played WOW before, I'd highly suggest you try those as you'll be able to play more casually and save yourself $180 dollars a year.

WOW remains the top polished MMO, but the others are good enough to justify not spending the money and saving on the sub which is far slicker.
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#71
I know this is seen as a good deal however this is false. If you start the free trial of WoW to level 20 (recruit a friend or on your own), you get the first 3 expansions for free. You will just have to buy the last 2 (cataclysm and MoP). My sons girlfriend just recently did this and all she had to buy were the last 2.
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#72
I'd be down if it was the WCII Battle Chest
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#73
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I don't think you need to buy this do you? I think just purchasing the latest expansion is all you need to start off playing.
You need to purchase this.
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#74
Quote from Trakanonn View Post :
Be warned, youll finish this in like a couple days, leveling is so fast. I go from 1-70 in a day or two.

It's basically to hook you into buying the other expansions +gametime.

This is essentially a masked trial version that you pay for.
How is this a masked trial version? Are you stupid? Everyone knows it has subscription fees @ 15/month. You get into the game knowing that. How the hell is it masked? One of the stupidest things I've ever heard.
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#75
FYI, with RAF, Cataclysm is free.
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