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Author:   eatyourHEARTout1
Date:   Nov 17, 12 at 6:32pm (PST)
Subject:   is WOW (world of warcraft) really that good?
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i currently do not own WOW (world of warcraft) but i have played it a few times on my friends account, and all my friends keep talking to me about the new update or something on it and how fun the game is. im just wondering is it really worth the money? and if i dont have a pc built for gaming is that another issue?

opinions please ???




Author:   EricF
Date:   Nov 17, 12 at 6:39pm (PST)
Subject:   re: is WOW (world of warcraft) really that good?
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Hello eatyourHEARTout1, welcome to the forum!

I just thought I'd move your thread to the appropriate place, and I'm sure the folks on this forum can help you out with your question.



Author:   eatyourHEARTout1
Date:   Nov 17, 12 at 7:05pm (PST)
Subject:   re: is WOW (world of warcraft) really that good?
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haha thank you, yes i am new to this website



Author:   Simshero
Date:   Nov 18, 12 at 12:25am (PST)
Subject:   re: is WOW (world of warcraft) really that good?
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Hi there!

Currently, to buy the whole WoW package, it costs around $60, with a free month of game time included! However, to decide if you will enjoy the game before you try it, I recommend setting up a trial account. Trial accounts are completely free, and you have almost unlimited access to the game from levels 1-20.

If you decide to buy the game after that, I recommend asking one of your friends to use Recruit a Friend with you. This means you level up 3x faster, and many other things!



Author:   Aurora
Date:   Nov 19, 12 at 2:02am (PST)
Subject:   re: is WOW (world of warcraft) really that good?
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I haven't played for about a year now, but yes, it's pretty fun IMO. Addictive, but fun.

And I wouldn't worry about needing a top-notch PC to play WoW. It's not a particularly hardware-intensive game.



Author:   eatyourHEARTout1
Date:   Nov 19, 12 at 11:22pm (PST)
Subject:   re: is WOW (world of warcraft) really that good?
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omg great idea thank you



quote Simshero
Hi there!

Currently, to buy the whole WoW package, it costs around $60, with a free month of game time included! However, to decide if you will enjoy the game before you try it, I recommend setting up a trial account. Trial accounts are completely free, and you have almost unlimited access to the game from levels 1-20.

If you decide to buy the game after that, I recommend asking one of your friends to use Recruit a Friend with you. This means you level up 3x faster, and many other things!




Author:   eatyourHEARTout1
Date:   Nov 19, 12 at 11:23pm (PST)
Subject:   re: is WOW (world of warcraft) really that good?
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ahh yeah thats what i was worried about, thank you




quote Aurora
I haven't played for about a year now, but yes, it's pretty fun IMO. Addictive, but fun.

And I wouldn't worry about needing a top-notch PC to play WoW. It's not a particularly hardware-intensive game.




Author:   Wodenia2
Date:   Nov 25, 12 at 7:16pm (PST)
Subject:   re: is WOW (world of warcraft) really that good?
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Just a couple of details the other posters didn't mention.

WoW is totally self-contained. It makes next to no use of the guts of Windows. For that reason, it's a lot gentler on system resources than many other Windows applications. It also has five different graphics quality settings, so if you find your game isn't running the way you want it to, you can reduce the graphics quality and sacrifice a bit of visual appeal for a faster-running game. If you're questing, you can do just fine on a seven-year-old computer. If you're doing player-versus-player combat, running dungeons, or frequenting crowded areas such as the Trade District of Stormwind or Goldshire in Elwynn Forest on busy servers, you could need a somewhat faster machine. But the downside is that, because the WoW folder pretty much does everything Windows does independently from Windows, it's a 20-gig download, so without a decent internet connection the download could take a very long time.

The other thing is that the basic package costs $19.99 to register and includes the original WoW ("vanilla") as well as the Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King expansions, which means it now takes you up to level 80 and unlocks pretty much everything other than Worgen, Goblin and Pandaren characters. To get Worgen and Goblin, you have to buy the Cataclysm expansion, which takes you from level 81 to level 85, and to get Pandaren, you have to buy the latest expansion, Mists of Pandaria, which takes you from level 86 to level 90. I don't want the forum moderators to get upset with me, but I have to be frank in expressing my opinion here. The Cataclysm and Mists of Pandaria expansions combined cost $39.99, which is twice as much as the basic package, so you're paying twice as much for the top 10 levels as you are paying for the first 80 levels. That seems to me to be a very bad deal. Most WoW players disagree because they concentrate on level 90 play and deprecate everything from level 1 to level 89, but as someone who's brand new to the game, you'd be best advised to start with a trial account, see how like it, and then try the basic package for twenty bucks before you decide to blow another forty on the top 10 levels. It'll take you a while to get your character to level 80 anyway, and then you might end up wanting to experiment with other characters that are different, so you could be looking for as much as 12 months of steady play before you have to worry about level 81.

Hope this helps.



Author:   Avalith
Date:   Nov 26, 12 at 1:58pm (PST)
Subject:   re: is WOW (world of warcraft) really that good?
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quote Wodenia2
The other thing is that the basic package costs $19.99 to register and includes the original WoW ("vanilla") as well as the Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King expansions, which means it now takes you up to level 80 and unlocks pretty much everything other than Worgen, Goblin and Pandaren characters. To get Worgen and Goblin, you have to buy the Cataclysm expansion, which takes you from level 81 to level 85, and to get Pandaren, you have to buy the latest expansion, Mists of Pandaria, which takes you from level 86 to level 90.
This little bit of information isn't completely accurate. As of patch 5.0.4, any account level has access to any race.



Author:   eatyourHEARTout1
Date:   Nov 26, 12 at 8:09pm (PST)
Subject:   re: is WOW (world of warcraft) really that good?
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yes that helped alot, sorry for the late reply. and thank you very much



quote Wodenia2
Just a couple of details the other posters didn't mention.

WoW is totally self-contained. It makes next to no use of the guts of Windows. For that reason, it's a lot gentler on system resources than many other Windows applications. It also has five different graphics quality settings, so if you find your game isn't running the way you want it to, you can reduce the graphics quality and sacrifice a bit of visual appeal for a faster-running game. If you're questing, you can do just fine on a seven-year-old computer. If you're doing player-versus-player combat, running dungeons, or frequenting crowded areas such as the Trade District of Stormwind or Goldshire in Elwynn Forest on busy servers, you could need a somewhat faster machine. But the downside is that, because the WoW folder pretty much does everything Windows does independently from Windows, it's a 20-gig download, so without a decent internet connection the download could take a very long time.

The other thing is that the basic package costs $19.99 to register and includes the original WoW ("vanilla") as well as the Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King expansions, which means it now takes you up to level 80 and unlocks pretty much everything other than Worgen, Goblin and Pandaren characters. To get Worgen and Goblin, you have to buy the Cataclysm expansion, which takes you from level 81 to level 85, and to get Pandaren, you have to buy the latest expansion, Mists of Pandaria, which takes you from level 86 to level 90. I don't want the forum moderators to get upset with me, but I have to be frank in expressing my opinion here. The Cataclysm and Mists of Pandaria expansions combined cost $39.99, which is twice as much as the basic package, so you're paying twice as much for the top 10 levels as you are paying for the first 80 levels. That seems to me to be a very bad deal. Most WoW players disagree because they concentrate on level 90 play and deprecate everything from level 1 to level 89, but as someone who's brand new to the game, you'd be best advised to start with a trial account, see how like it, and then try the basic package for twenty bucks before you decide to blow another forty on the top 10 levels. It'll take you a while to get your character to level 80 anyway, and then you might end up wanting to experiment with other characters that are different, so you could be looking for as much as 12 months of steady play before you have to worry about level 81.

Hope this helps.




Author:   heartache
Date:   Jan 02, 13 at 10:33pm (PST)
Subject:   re: is WOW (world of warcraft) really that good?
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I've played it a couple of times and i think i understand its phenomenon. You just have to play it more than one or twice to understand it. I think it's about whole, great world, you can explore in wow or something like that.



Author:   BluePhoenix
Date:   Jan 03, 13 at 6:58am (PST)
Subject:   re: is WOW (world of warcraft) really that good?
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Yes. It's got Dragons and Demons and level after level of fishing skill.



Author:   neskogen
Date:   Jan 21, 13 at 10:04pm (PST)
Subject:   re: is WOW (world of warcraft) really that good?
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quote Wodenia2
WoW is totally self-contained. It makes next to no use of the guts of Windows. For that reason, it's a lot gentler on system resources than many other Windows applications. It also has five different graphics quality settings, so if you find your game isn't running the way you want it to, you can reduce the graphics quality and sacrifice a bit of visual appeal for a faster-running game. If you're questing, you can do just fine on a seven-year-old computer. If you're doing player-versus-player combat, running dungeons, or frequenting crowded areas such as the Trade District of Stormwind or Goldshire in Elwynn Forest on busy servers, you could need a somewhat faster machine. But the downside is that, because the WoW folder pretty much does everything Windows does independently from Windows, it's a 20-gig download, so without a decent internet connection the download could take a very long time.
I believe that you in World of Warcraft, you continue to grow, but also bring you a lot of joy.



Author:   eatyourHEARTout1
Date:   Jan 22, 13 at 1:16pm (PST)
Subject:   re: is WOW (world of warcraft) really that good?
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thanks guys this helped alot i have now got the game and after i understand most of it its actually quite cool to play



Author:   Hugh
Date:   Jan 29, 13 at 6:04am (PST)
Subject:   re: is WOW (world of warcraft) really that good?
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Hi Eatyourheartout1,

Games being good is more of an opinion rather than a fact.

If you are into this genre of game then of course you'll enjoy it - it's hard for you to get an unbiased opinion just because most of the guys who hover around here will be avid players with a whole lot of good things to say about it.

I'd say it's good, can get boring, is really enjoyable when you've got something to do, and is best played with a friend or a group, especially when you've got a microphone to keep in touch with whoever you are playing with.

However, as I said that's an opinion - I see you've purchased the game anyway and I'm pretty certain you'll enjoy it to an extent if it's interested you enough to post on the forum to ask about it.

Cheers.


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