World of Warcraft Starter Edition Limitations

Updated: 2 weeks ago
Article ID: 3226
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Common Problems

  • Starter Edition Limitations remain after purchasing game time for World of Warcraft.
  • "You do not have permission to speak" after purchasing the game time.

The World of Warcraft Starter Edition lets you access World of Warcraft for free -- all you need is a Blizzard account and a broadband internet connection!

Restrictions

With the Starter Edition you can:

  • Create new characters
  • Level any character up to 20
  • Earn up to 10 gold per character
  • Level any profession up to 100
  • Chat in /say and /party channels
    • Characters that are ten or more levels higher than you will not see your /say messages
  • Whisper your friends <- Only friends added by character name. Blizzard and RealID friends will not show up and chat won't appear from them.

On the Starter Edition you will not have access to:

  • Expansion content (quests, zones, etc)
  • Characters above level 20
  • Pet Battles
  • Other chat channels and whispers to non-friends
  • All guild-related functions
  • Value added services (character transfers, faction changes, etc)
  • Party formation
  • Trade, mail, or the Auction House
  • Voice chat or Real ID

Starter Restrictions Remain After 24 Hours?

When you add game time to a Starter Edition, the restrictions will be removed once the order is fully complete. This typically takes up to 24 hours. If 24 hours have passed, the order shows as complete, and you still have the above restrictions, reset your password. This will refresh your account's status with our servers and remove the restrictions.