does the game come free if you sub?

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I bought game time for my wifes account, but its still active as a starter account. Do I need to actually set up a monthly sub, or buy the original game or what?
you have to buy BfA
You get the basic game through Legion when you subscribe. You have to purchase Battle for Azeroth if you want to play the latest expansion--but you also need to either subscribe or purchase game time in order to play.
10/27/2018 06:21 PMPosted by Aredamis
you have to buy BfA

only if you want to access bfa content.
it's not required.

10/27/2018 06:19 PMPosted by Fuze
its still active as a starter account


is she able to level past 20?

some restrictions can take a while to fall off.
To be able to play, you need:
+ Base game
+ Subscription

Optional:
+ Latest expansion
10/27/2018 06:26 PMPosted by Wÿvern
To be able to play, you need:
+ Base game
+ Subscription

Optional:
+ Latest expansion


Base game is optional for the last few months.

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/21952597/subscribe-to-wow-and-play-every-expansion-through-legion
damn now you're stuck paying a sub forever instead of a one time fee gift thing ;)
You may just have to wait for a bit for Blizzards system to kick it over to a full account from the starter edition. Not sure why it's not instant, but it's probably to prevent fraud. Slightly annoying to deal with in this situation, but that's the way things go sometimes.
10/27/2018 06:21 PMPosted by Aredamis
you have to buy BfA
but what if we just want to play like up through vanilla?
shes a real slow leveler.
10/27/2018 06:44 PMPosted by Fuze
10/27/2018 06:21 PMPosted by Aredamis
you have to buy BfA
but what if we just want to play like up through vanilla?
shes a real slow leveler.


then you're good to go.

you'll just need to wait for the restrictions to fall off the account.
10/27/2018 06:49 PMPosted by Nobully
10/27/2018 06:44 PMPosted by Fuze
...but what if we just want to play like up through vanilla?
shes a real slow leveler.


then you're good to go.

you'll just need to wait for the restrictions to fall off the account.
ok cool. was just worried because I paid for game time with battlenet balance and never actually set up a subscription. the wording isnt clear as it could be.
10/27/2018 06:50 PMPosted by Fuze
subscription


yeah the term "subscription" is somewhat misleading.

it's just the addition of gametime, via any method.

it doesn't need to be a recurring payment
From base game to Legion expansion is free (just add game time either in bulk or a subscription) .
To level beyond 110 and do the new areas / alliance races etc. you need to purchase BfA.

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