World of Warcraft goes free-to-play up to level 20

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 29 2011 @ 22:45 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Blizzard announced it's making World of Warcraft free-to-play up to level 20. The World of Warcraft Starter Edition basically removes the time limit of the 10 to 14-day free trials, but gameplay is limited in several ways to gamers will have to buy the full edition and subscribe to fully enjoy the experience.

Here's a list of restrictions in the free-to-play version:
  • A level cap of 20.
  • A maximum of 10 gold.
  • Trade skills are capped at 100 ranks.
  • Unable to trade via the Auction House, mailbox, or player-to-player.
  • In-game access to public chat channels unavailable. Players are limited to communicating using only say, party, or whisper.
  • Characters will be unable to create or join guilds.
  • Characters are not able to send whispers to other characters unless they have been added to the characters' friends lists or have received a whisper from a character first.
  • Characters will not be able to invite other players into a party.
  • Characters will not be able to join parties with other characters above level 20.
  • Voice chat disabled on Starter Edition accounts.
  • Realms experiencing login queues will prioritize players who have full, paid accounts.
  • Starter Edition accounts are not eligible for character transfers
  • RealID features are disabled on all Starter Edition Accounts.


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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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    Re: World of Warcraft goes free-to-play up to level 20
    by Anonymous on Friday, Jul 01 2011 @ 17:05 CEST
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