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09/01/2011 06:49 PMPosted by Totemhehe
in what way is it not free to play

"Free to Play" means that there aren't any restrictions and the game itself is free to play as you want. The trial account isn't "free to play" in the sense that it has the same restrictions it's always had and it's not the full version of the game. Does it cost anything to play the trial account? No. Is it free to play like other games with no restrictions? No. Unfortunately Blizzard's idiot marketing team slapped "Free to Play" on a lot of banner ads and websites to trick people into thinking they can have a full game experience that only has a level cap of 20.
09/01/2011 06:49 PMPosted by Totemhehe
in what way is it not free to play.


Truly "Free-to-Play" with a level cap of 20 would mean that you could do all the same things that a level 20 character of a paying player can do.

This is not the case since "F2P" accounts in WoW can't whisper, initiate a group, use the Auction House, use the in-game mail, talk on the forums (except for this one), trade between players, etc. A level 20 and under character on a full account can do ALL those things with no restrictions.
Left out archaeology on the cataclysm list
OMG! so i cant play a worgen unless i get a frikin wrath of the lich king? ugh this is sucking
09/03/2011 10:49 AMPosted by Baionnette
OMG! so i cant play a worgen unless i get a frikin wrath of the lich king? ugh this is sucking

You announced this in another thread already. Saying it repeatedly won't make it change.

Updated the Archeology note.
09/01/2011 07:29 PMPosted by Icedragon
Unfortunately Blizzard's idiot marketing team slapped "Free to Play" on a lot of banner ads

hmm agree with blizzard saying free to play or agree with random person saying that blizzard is wrong about thier own game
09/03/2011 11:11 AMPosted by Totemhehe
Unfortunately Blizzard's idiot marketing team slapped "Free to Play" on a lot of banner ads

hmm agree with blizzard saying free to play or agree with random person saying that blizzard is wrong about thier own game

Don't derail my thread.
09/03/2011 11:11 AMPosted by Totemhehe
hmm agree with blizzard saying free to play or agree with random person saying that blizzard is wrong about thier own game


Free to play in most gaming communities means You can play the full game but don't have access to the best gear and such. Blizzards model says now free to play and then in tiny print *to level 20. There are more restrictions on blizzards "f2P" version. It's exactly the same as the Trial was with the exception of the 10 days has been removed.
This is a shameless bump to put it back on the front page.

Bumped... by the Well-dressed Worgen DK.
bump to the front page because I was thinking of it....

vote for teh sticky people!
I get an error when I tried to request sticky today, usually it works. "Error 500: your request cannot be completed" Is there a limit on how many times I can request a sticky? I request this thread to be stickied every time it's on the front page.
I've had that error come up a few times since blizz changed the forums /shrugs I'm not sure what's up with it.
I think we can only request a sticky once per thread now (judging from what threads I've also gotten that error with and when). Sadly that may mean it will be near impossible for a thread to get a sticky status now unless they also reduced the mystery number that blizzard uses to determine what threads get sticky status.
01/28/2011 03:48 PMPosted by Icedragon
up to level 25-ish we think


i heard it was 30
09/27/2011 06:41 PMPosted by Totemhehe
i heard it was 30


It's somewhere between 25 and 30, but until someone actually tests it out thoroughly to see where exactly the cutoff point is and reports back we're going to go with the lower number. It's better to have players be pleasantly surprised when they can talk in /say on trial accounts to players of a higher level than they expect, than be disappointed when they can't contact a player of a level which we said they could.
Hey Icedragon, can you please update your original post with the prices for the original game and expansions? I realize this information isn't exactly difficult to find but it is nice to have it all in one place.
09/29/2011 12:35 PMPosted by Turranmc
Hey Icedragon, can you please update your original post with the prices for the original game and expansions? I realize this information isn't exactly difficult to find but it is nice to have it all in one place.


Depending on where you go and how you obtain them, the prices are different. Blizzard's store itself even puts the packages on sale occasionally (typically in the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas).
The standard price from the Blizzard store is fine, though it's up to Icedragon if he wants to add it or not. I think many would find it very convenient.
09/29/2011 02:18 PMPosted by Turranmc
The standard price from the Blizzard store is fine, though it's up to Icedragon if he wants to add it or not. I think many would find it very convenient.

She... and she's currently on vacation. I'll pass the suggestion along though...
Bumping for more Sticky votes.

Do it....

Do it NAO!!!!

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