World of Warcraft is a popular massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) that was first released on November 23, 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment. Since its release, four expansions have followed: The Burning Crusade in 2007, Wrath of the Lich King in 2008, Cataclysm in 2010 and Mists of Pandaria in 2012. World of Warcraft holds the Guinness World Record for most popular MMORPG by subscribers, with the current total being 7 million subscribers.
In World of Warcraft, players control an in-game avatar in the world of Azeroth as they explore, fight monsters, complete quests and level their characters. World of Warcraft is full of constantly updated game content but it comes at a price: players must pay for the new expansions, as well as a monthly subscription fee. To meet the subscription, players can either purchase 30 or 60-day game cards from retail stores or use a credit card or Paypal account to pay monthly. Players have the option of setting up recurring payments for one month, three months, six months or a year.
A lot can be accomplished in your character’s first 20 levels of World of Warcraft!
A lot can be accomplished in your character’s first 20 levels of World of Warcraft! | Source
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The necessity of having a monthly subscription can drive people away from trying World of Warcraft; in today’s market, free-to-play games are stepping up as dominant, more popular ways to enjoy the MMORPG genre. These “freemium” games are free to download and play, and are largely funded by micro-transactions made in-game. Paying for a few upgrades in-game sometimes feels like we are getting more of our money’s worth than paying a monthly fee. Some examples of popular free-to-play games include League of Legends, Star Wars: The Old Republic and Forsaken World.
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What is World of Warcraft Starter Edition?
In response to the growing popularity of free-to-play games, Blizzard released World of Warcraft Starter Edition in the summer of 2011. World of Warcraft Starter Edition allows players to access World of Warcraft for free as long as they have a Battle.net account and an internet connection. What’s the catch? Starter Edition accounts have limited gameplay features, from character levels to communication and trade. As a player of World of Warcraft Starter Edition, your account has the following restrictions:
inability to exceed level 20
inability to exceed 100 trade skill ranks
inability to own more than 10 gold
inability to participate in pet battles
chat is limited to “say” and “party”
inability to trade or use auction house
inability to create or join guilds
inability to send whispers (unless on friend list)
This edition allows potential new players to try the game before committing to a subscription plan. By the time level 20 is achieved, players can decide whether or not they want to continue playing the game. Starter Edition players can upgrade their account to Standard Edition through the Battle.net account page. Players will receive the remainder of their 30-day trial time before their subscription of choice goes into effect. Purchasing the World of Warcraft expansions will be required to reach the level cap and complete endgame content.