03/21/2011 11:33 PMhello, i had to reinstall windows and lost the game completely. i have Cataclysm so where do i begin to reinstall the game?
Posted by Ludelil
You would go to the link posted on the front page, and download that. Then just login and play normally.
Yes, it's a large download. But this is a game that has been around for numerous years with countless updates.
And to anyone who is confused about how to "upgrade" your game. It's best to just not use the discs at all.
If you are just starting for the first time ever (trial account):
The game download you get I'm pretty sure will give you everything you need up to cata, so if you buy the new expansions you just have to add the CD Keys to your account on B.Net and login and you'll be able to play. If that isn't enough, the game will download what you need. Don't use the discs.
If you're a veteran player who is just getting BC or Wotlk, or even Cata:
The game already has the data it needs for all of those games, just simply add the CD Key to your B.Net account and login. The game will automatically download what it needs.
The downloads will be large, there is no way around that. Any way you look at it you'll have to download those large patches, so just avoid using the discs entirely.