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VOP2288

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#1 12 years ago

Hey - in the past I've somewhat bad mouthed this WoW MMORPG and how life sucking and geeky it might be but the other day I saw an advert online for a free 10 day trail for the full game.

So I downloaded it, made my account, and started playing to see what the fuss was all about here. I was amazed...this is actually quite a fun game (except when you die and you have to run from the grave yard...). Yet, now I'm in a bit of a pickle....I dont know if I should actually keep playing this game...

My biggest problem with these kinds of games is that you pay up front for it and then continue to pay for it monthly...never made much sense to me and always seemed like a rip off. So firstly, how much does it cost a month to play? And secondly I noticed there are like time cards you can purchase ahead of time to use instead of paying monthly...I'm only gonna be around here for another 4 or 5 months when I head off to college so lets say I want to play WoW...would it be better to just get a time card or pay the monthly cost?




MrFancypants Forum Admin

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#2 12 years ago

A subscription costs between 10 and 15 euro per month, depending on how many month you pay in advance for. I'm not sure for how long game-cards are valid or how much they cost, but they are exactly the same thing as paying in front, the only difference is that you don't need a credit-card.

I think the price is fair, you can play the game 24 hours a day for the whole month for 12 euro, while a normal game costs 50 euro and can be played only for about 20 hours.

You'll also have to buy the game itself, but I think the first month or so is included. It would also make sense to buy the expansion.

You have to decide yourself, WoW is a fun game, but be aware that you will most likely spend a lot of time on it.




VOP2288

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#3 12 years ago

Thanks Fancypants but telling me it's 10 or 15 euro doesnt help me out that much lol (American here)...But yeah I can tell if I'm gonna buy it I'll probably play it alot...the only thing is that I'm not a super video game player so at the most I spend maybe 5 or 6 hours every night playing games...I've got better things to do on weekends but when it's slow and nothings going on I'll usually spend most of the day on the computer




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#4 12 years ago

WoW has some features for casual players, you get more experience for example. Casual players have less chances to get the best items though, I know about people who played the same dungeon for 30 times before they got the weapon they wanted. I'm more of a casual player myself and it is possible to have fun without such super-equipment :)

I'm not sure how much WoW costs in the US, they probably tell you at their homepage.




thecrazytrekie

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#5 12 years ago

in outland green quest items are sometimes better than bules and epics of the old wow so bc is much more casual friendly




Zach

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#6 12 years ago
VOP2288;3492118Thanks Fancypants but telling me it's 10 or 15 euro doesnt help me out that much lol (American here)...But yeah I can tell if I'm gonna buy it I'll probably play it alot...the only thing is that I'm not a super video game player so at the most I spend maybe 5 or 6 hours every night playing games...I've got better things to do on weekends but when it's slow and nothings going on I'll usually spend most of the day on the computer

I too am in the US, and a 60 day game card runs around $30. All you need to switch to a retail account is to (get a retail key, either buy the game or the key online, either way you get a month free), and then select prepaid card when determining payment.

Ever since i got WoW I've been playing for a while. Now I need a job. Ah well, I have time left.




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#7 12 years ago
VOP2288;3491475Hey - in the past I've somewhat bad mouthed this WoW MMORPG and how life sucking and geeky it might be but the other day I saw an advert online for a free 10 day trail for the full game. So I downloaded it, made my account, and started playing to see what the fuss was all about here. I was amazed...this is actually quite a fun game (except when you die and you have to run from the grave yard...). Yet, now I'm in a bit of a pickle....I dont know if I should actually keep playing this game... My biggest problem with these kinds of games is that you pay up front for it and then continue to pay for it monthly...never made much sense to me and always seemed like a rip off. So firstly, how much does it cost a month to play? And secondly I noticed there are like time cards you can purchase ahead of time to use instead of paying monthly...I'm only gonna be around here for another 4 or 5 months when I head off to college so lets say I want to play WoW...would it be better to just get a time card or pay the monthly cost?

Yea I thought the same thing till I played it, I use the time cards. Even though I hate pay to play this is one thats worth it.




NeverEndingBattle

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#8 12 years ago

The monthly subscription fee is 15 dollars a month. If you pay for more than on month at a time you can get small discounts. Two months is 14 three is 13 and so on. The regular game is 40 dollars where I live now but it usually costs around 50. It is a very good game but like the others have said.. prepare to spend a lot of time in front of your computer.




laffncry

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#9 12 years ago
VOP2288;3491475Hey - in the past I've somewhat bad mouthed this WoW MMORPG and how life sucking and geeky it might be but the other day I saw an advert online for a free 10 day trail for the full game. So I downloaded it, made my account, and started playing to see what the fuss was all about here. I was amazed...this is actually quite a fun game (except when you die and you have to run from the grave yard...). Yet, now I'm in a bit of a pickle....I dont know if I should actually keep playing this game... My biggest problem with these kinds of games is that you pay up front for it and then continue to pay for it monthly...never made much sense to me and always seemed like a rip off. So firstly, how much does it cost a month to play? And secondly I noticed there are like time cards you can purchase ahead of time to use instead of paying monthly...I'm only gonna be around here for another 4 or 5 months when I head off to college so lets say I want to play WoW...would it be better to just get a time card or pay the monthly cost?

well even you are not a "regular" gamer as you said, the game is interesting to keep you busy for some time. getting a time card or to pay the monthly cost really depends on you or how much time you are going to play. but as i said, you might just find your self "hooked" in the game:D