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How do I pay to play World of Warcraft?
I currently play on private servers and I want to play on retail. What are the methods of payment? How much does it cost?
- bitbyteLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
What is World of Warcraft?
World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). In World of Warcraft, thousands of players adventure together in an enormous, persistent game world, forming friendships, slaying monsters, and engaging in epic quests that can span days or weeks.
What is an MMORPG?
MMORPG stands for "massively multiplayer online role-playing game." In an MMORPG, thousands of players exist in the same game world at the same time. This creates an incredibly rich and active environment in which interesting things are constantly taking place. MMORPGs provide thousands of hours of game play, with a nearly infinite variety of goals to achieve across a vast world covering miles of land and sea. For World of Warcraft, new content is also added on a regular basis, thus ensuring that there will always be new adventures, new locations, new creatures, and new items to discover.
Is there a monthly fee to play the game?
Yes. After the end of the free month included with the game, you need a subscription in order to continue playing the game. There are three subscription options: a month-to-month package at $14.99 per month, a three-month plan at $13.99 per month, and a six-month plan at $12.99 per month.
Why isn't World of Warcraft free?
The fee is used to support the costs associated with the high-quality levels of service, support, and ongoing content creation that go into World of Warcraft.
Are there multiple methods of payment?
Yes, customers can pay their subscription fees using credit cards, PayPal, and pre-paid game cards, which can be purchased in many game and electronics stores.
Prepaid Game Cards make great gifts and are an easy way to create a new subscription or extend an existing one. These cards retail in most game stores for $29.99 and add 60 calendar days of play time to an account.
It is possible to begin playing just by purchasing the original World of Warcraft game without any of the expansions; costing you $19.99 only. You'll not need to purchase The Burning Crusade expansion until you reach Level 60 and Wrath of the Lich King expansion only when you reach Level 70.
However, the best buy would be the World of Warcraft Battle Chest which costs $39.99 and includes:
1) The original World of Warcraft game ($19.99 if bought separately)
2) The Burning Crusade expansion ($29.99 if bought separately)
3) A World of Warcraft Strategy Guide from Brady Games
4) The Burning Crusade Strategy Guide from Brady Games
You might like to note that the purchase of the original World of Warcraft game includes 30 days of game time; while no additional game time is provided when purchasing the expansions The Burning Crusade or Wrath of the Lich King.
In order to create an account and claim your first 30 free days using a Retail Authentication Key from the original World of Warcraft game, you would normally need a valid credit card or a code from an unused pre-paid game card.
However, if you do not have (or wish to enter) a credit card number or a code from a pre-paid card, you can use the following Authentication Key when creating your account:
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When using the above Authentication Key, you will *NOT* be prompted for any payment information. After creating your account, login to the Account Management page at:
Once logged in, there will be a clearly marked space for you to enter your Retail Authentication Key to credit your first free month to your account. This would be the World of Warcraft Authentication Key found on the CD disc jacket.
If you purchased the Battle Chest, you'll also be able to enter the Burning Crusade Authentication Key after you complete the above step. To enter your Burning Crusade Authentication Key, simply select the "Upgrade Account" link on the Account Management page or visit:
Should you use the above process to create your account, at no time are you required to enter a credit card number or a code from a pre-paid game card in order to obtain your first free month.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
You can buy a 60 day gametime card for $37-$42, or use a credit card and pay per for month for $15 US or pay per 3 months and it's $13 a month or pay per 6 months and it's $12 US a month.Source(s): Plays the game.
- ?Lv 46 years ago
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- 1 decade ago
go to manage account.
also, listen to the other guy that answered
he is correct.Source(s): also plays