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Free Warlords of Draenor, 7 Days Gametime, and Level 90 Character Boost - Check Your Accounts

Shedler 370 338 April 28, 2016 at 09:27 AM in Video Games
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Blizzard is secretly adding World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor to inactive WoW accounts and giving your free 7 days play time and the ability to boost one of your characters to level 90. With the upgrade to WoD, you are getting all the previous expansions with it.

Here's what you can do with the character boost:

1. Create a character in whatever realm you choose (try a high population realm) and boost it to 90.
or
2. Boost one of your existing characters to 90.

List of high population PvE:

1.Stormrage
2.Dalaran
3. Area 52
4. Moon Guard
5. Proudmoore

PvP:

1. Tichondrius
2. Darkspear
3. Illidan
4. Sargeras
5. Frostmourne

Some receive e-mails, some did not. Check all of your accounts by going to Battle.net, clicking the WoW account under your name, and then Referrals and Rewards. If there is an option there labeled 'Free game time', click it and then you can log in and boost one of your characters to 90 and play free for 7 days ---- along with getting a free copy of WoD.
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So if we already have WoD but haven't played since launch we likely didn't get this?
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Nope. seems to be just for inactive accounts that don't have WoD. Check your account regardless.
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I received an email from Blizzard last night with this information. My account hasn't been active since 2009, so also covers long periods of inactivity
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I have two WoW licenses linked to a single Battle.net account. One has WoD and the other does not. I received this offer for the one without WoD which has been inactive for at least two years, I did not receive it for the account with WoD which has been inactive roughly one year.

I won't be using it until they add vanilla or hardmode realms. I'll happily play WoW again but I am totally done with raiding/PvP, my lifestyle doesn't permit me to turn up on a set schedule. I want to work on my dungeon 0.5 tier set again when I want, at the pace that I want. WoW is a terrible casual game compared to classic.
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I have two WoW licenses linked to a single Battle.net account. One has WoD and the other does not. I received this offer for the one without WoD which has been inactive for at least two years, I did not receive it for the account with WoD which has been inactive roughly one year.

I won't be using it until they add vanilla or hardmode realms. I'll happily play WoW again but I am totally done with raiding/PvP, my lifestyle doesn't permit me to turn up on a set schedule. I want to work on my dungeon 0.5 tier set again when I want, at the pace that I want. WoW is a terrible casual game compared to classic.
Well said, I whole heartedly agree and glad everyone is coming to a consensus on this. Although the players will not stay on those vanilla servers for a long duration (although it makes it much more difficult and time consuming to achieve anything), they should be an option to players who have turned Blizzard into a multi billion dollar company.
While it may not bring high profits, they simply have too many ways to achieve what the players want that will not hurt their bottom line or take away large chunks of staff. The latter bringing publicity and advertising that will help them in their future produce release efforts. They could think of it is as a new stream of positive advertising.
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I have two WoW licenses linked to a single Battle.net account. One has WoD and the other does not. I received this offer for the one without WoD which has been inactive for at least two years, I did not receive it for the account with WoD which has been inactive roughly one year.

I won't be using it until they add vanilla or hardmode realms. I'll happily play WoW again but I am totally done with raiding/PvP, my lifestyle doesn't permit me to turn up on a set schedule. I want to work on my dungeon 0.5 tier set again when I want, at the pace that I want. WoW is a terrible casual game compared to classic.
Agreed, raids made the game feel like another job.

Show up at 7pm sharp to raid till midnight...
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Agreed, raids made the game feel like another job.

Show up at 7pm sharp to raid till midnight...
Yep. Three or more nights a week.

When you have kids, and other obligations it just isn't happening. And while technically arena PvP can be done at any time, I never liked PvP in WoW, always felt unbalanced or in the case of arenas open to flavor of the month tricks or class combos.
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MMOs should not really be designed for casual gamers, if you want to play a game at your leisure it makes more sense to play games that aren't MMOs, don't you think?
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MMOs should not really be designed for casual gamers, if you want to play a game at your leisure it makes more sense to play games that aren't MMOs, don't you think?
No. I do not think that.

MMOs should be designed to offer the best gaming and social experience for a variety of players. Considering how many of WoW's players have quit, it is safe to say that whatever Blizzard are doing, they're doing it wrong.

They can keep on going in this same direction until there are no players left, or they can adapt the game so that people not currently subscribed come back.
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Agreed, raids made the game feel like another job.

Show up at 7pm sharp to raid till midnight...
Here, here, for me it was be home by 6 pm to raid until 10 pm, 5 nights a week, it was a second job, id have to rush home and beat traffic to make it by 5:50 so I could be part of the 25 man raid...if I wasn't there on time id lose on out leet gear. Looking back I had a great time, I was part of the first guild on my server to down the lich king, server wide achievement popped up for everyone on server and everything, as the main tank healer (holy paly) I was the one to win the first drop, a spellpower sword shaped like a fish. Don't know how it is nowadays but man I was glad when I quit, world lifted off my shoulders, literally...id go back but now to raid like that, being on a top server guild is exhausting, memorizing the new fights, wiping over and over, those were the days!
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Checked my account and I have Draenor though I don't remember buying anything past Pandaria. No game time remaining, but still. I liked playing but felt a weight to play this game as much as possible to get "my money's worth" out of the monthly subscription. I disliked raids and never really got into them with time restraints. When you can only play games after the kids have gone to bed, hoping on around 10 to play for an hour or two didn't offer a lot of reward.
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lots of good and fund memories, but yeah, to echo above guys' comments, WoW was like a second job for raiders. For me, it was more than a second job because i have a guild to run and try to be server No.1 at the same time...

I tried several times when I receive such offers. Never able to pick up that passion and interests again anymore. Maybe because the game has changed so much, maybe because of the people, but mostly, it just doesn't feel fun anymore to mash those same 1232234 buttons over and over again.
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I got the offer last night. Don't remember what expansion I quit after... maybe the Lynch King one? I've always wanted to get my vanilla priest to 100.... but will probably pass.

Nothing since has given the feeling of the first time Rag or Ony went down.
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I think the $15 a month is too much for a 12 year old game. If they made it like $2.99 a month or $0.10 an hour or pay $60 and you have unlimited play until the next expansion then I might go back for a while. As it stands now, I will not be using the free week.
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