This Article is About
skill point
free starter
starter edition
maximum level
cataclysm
subscription fee
world of warcraft
blizzard
What Is The World Of Warcraft Subscription Fees?
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

What Is The World Of Warcraft Subscription Fees?

The World of Warcraft subscription fee varies based on how far you “advance” in the game and how much time you purchase at once. The reason for this pricing structure is to entice people into the game without charging a lot of cash up front, but also to keep them playing longer. The game is pretty enticing to continue playing to the maximum level of 85, so most people who start the game and play the free starter edition end up buying the game, so that they can experience the world of World of Warcraft fully without restrictions, all the way to which ever expansion they want to stop at, and trust me, you still want more after Cataclysm. It’s a never ending fantasy world and the fun and excitement never ceases.

Playing WoW does not necessarily have to come with a World of Warcraft subscription fee. World of Warcraft is free to a certain point. Think of the pricing structure as a game-trial. If the subscriber enjoys the game, he or she can continue paying to play after reaching a certain level. You get to play a “starter edition” which allows you to play up to level 20 for free. If your connection is fast enough, you can do this without installing the full game by using Blizzard’s streaming client. If your connection is slow, or you’d like to get rid of the pauses and lags that occur while background is loading with the streaming client the full World of Warcraft client is also free of charge.

Other restrictions include not being able to get more than 10 gold, a “100” skill point limit, and significant social limitations like not being able to join a guild, create a party, or trade items with other players. You can’t even whisper to another player unless you are whispered to first. You can have multiple characters and play as long as you want, but once you hit level 20 on a character it will stop gaining any experience. You can’t really progress into the next area(s) until you can level up higher. If you decide to upgrade the account, you can do so by signing up on Battlenet to upgrade to the full version which you can buy in a downloadable version, or by purchasing the boxed version from any retailer carrying it and downloading it at home, then setting up your World of Warcraft subscription fee based on what you desire that to be.

Secondly, you should know that when you upgrade to the full version, the first 30 days are also free and your account remains exactly the same. However, now that you have decided to actually pay for the game and have that World of Warcraft subscription fee, there are two methods: pay directly from a credit card, or purchase a game time card. If you purchase using credit card, there are rates that vary by how much time you intend to play: Month to month will cost you $14.99 per month; you can purchase a 3 month block that will cost you $41.97 ($13.99/month, saving you $1.00 per month); and 6 month block that will set you back $77.94 (which will give you a savings of $2.00 per month because the cost is $12.99/month)

Sales tax does apply for a World of Warcraft subscription fee if you are a resident of certain states. These include Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Washington. I was pretty shocked to see my state of Illinois on that list.

If you’d rather not pay the World of Warcraft subscription fee in a way that allows Blizzard to bill you automatically once your time expires, you can purchase a 60 day game card from retailers like Wal-Mart and GameStop or online from Amazon and eBay. Standard retail price on the card is $29.99 although this can vary, unusually so, but I have seen it. That is why I never went the game card route because of those variances. In fact I prefer to be billed every 6 months for the best savings. I began with vanilla wow, but TBC was released shortly after I started to play. I knew I was hooked – I knew I wanted to get to 70 on all five of my characters then, 60 was just not enough. World of Warcraft subscription fee or not, I was hooked.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the world of World of Warcraft is a complex, rich game world. It is because of this fact that many wow addons have been made to enrich the game even more and that these addons may or may not come with a price. You can there are great addons availiable that will cost ya, but you can also obtain wow addons that cost you nothing. So remember, some addons, come with a price tag, and if you are going to utilize them you need to know that this will be an additional cost possibly. Addons can assist you in many ways and there are some that I have found that are really worth it.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
How To Respec In Swtor
In this tutorial I am going to show you how to respec in swtor. Respec is the act of resetting your skill points. There are any reasons why people would want to reset their points. Maybe, they invested in the wrong skill set or trade. Maybe, they decided to to…
By: Nathan Freeman Jr. in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Jan 23, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Is it Possible to Make Money Online In 2013?
Many people have begun to wonder whether it was possible to make money online in 2013. With the tremendous amount of one click wonder scams selling you dreams and turning them into nightmares, many people have lost hope in finding work online where they can make a steady income. That's…
By: J. Stretch in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Jul 22, 2013  
7
  Likes: 2

Money Management At Free Online Casinos
Summary: Learn all you wished to grasp regarding depositing cash at on-line casino. Get at home with the strategies of depositing cash in free online casinos before you begin taking part in. Body: Free online casinos became one in all the foremost made businesses on the net. a lot of…
By: Eward Ali in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Jan 21, 2014  
0
  Likes: 0

THE REVOLUTION OF XBOX REPAIRS
Gone are the days when xbox360 game owners searched endlessly and are getting fed up off all the troubles the researches and all the money being spent on finding the remedies to their xbox360 problems but am here to say that those problems are nothing but some some mere set…
By: INIMFON INIUNAM in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Mar 23, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How Can You Smartly Play Assassins Creed 4
The game Assassin Creed 4 is one of the most admired ones if you talk around the top video games. This is the reason why additional and additional people are seen buying its CD or acheter clé cd and then install it to enjoy the game. In order to enjoy…
By: Alexis Cronin in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Dec 28, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Questions About Cataclysm Gold Farming Answered By Elite Players
If you have butterflies in your World of Warcraft wallet, you should be interested in Cataclysm gold farming. That's because you'll never pass the average player status without gold for enchantments or gear. So, are you ready to discover the answers to a couple of questions that I'm sure you've…
By: Phillip Rilen in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Jun 10, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How To Make Gold In Cataclysm To Fully Gear Your Characters With Epics
Have you ever seen players that glow with awesomeness in World of Warcraft? I know I have, which really motivated me to become like them. But since I usually don't have the time to attend raids and never play more than a few arena matches for points every week, this…
By: Phillip Rilen in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Jun 06, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Rift Guardian Leveling Guide - Top Source To Level A Guardian Fast In Rift
If you are looking for a Rift guardian leveling guide then you have found the right place. Here you can learn more about leveling and the gameplay of the new popular multiplayer game, Rift. If you want to save at least an hour in the first few levels of Rift…
By: Bryan in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   May 15, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Staying Fit The Online Bingo Way
Today when you step into the online realm and search for any information regarding bingo games online, you will come to realize that the game has indeed come of age. There is plenty of choice in the type of bingo site that you want to register to play with. There…
By: bingohotpot in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Jan 23, 2014  
0
  Likes: 0

Balance Druid Leveling Guide
First and foremost, I do not recommend picking a Balance Druid Leveling Spec until later levels, such as level 30 or 40. The reason being, is that you will have much more down time due to mana issues. And lowbie Moonkin have a LOT of mana issues. However, around level…
By: Tim Parisi in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Jul 25, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Be Wary Of The Best Bingo Site If They Aren’t Located In The UK
There are hundreds of places to play bingo online in the United Kingdom. Gambling is legal here and since 1996 the sites have been running and offering gaming opportunities for millions of people throughout the Kingdom. That doesn’t mean that all of them are located here, though. There are thousands…
By: Kyle Atkins in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Apr 04, 2014  
0
  Likes: 0

How To Deposit At Online Casinos
Summary: Discover the different means of cash transactions if gambling at free online casinos. Get aware on the safer choices of payments used at the best online casino sites. Body: Today, there are totally different deposit choices at free online casino sites, offered for players. Majority of online casinos supply…
By: Eward Ali in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Dec 28, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Unholy Death Knight Leveling Guide
The Death Knight Hero Class is a unique addition to World of Warcraft for a number of different reasons. What makes him so unique is the use of diseases for damage, runes for resources, and the fact that you start at level 55 with a pretty epic quest chain. The…
By: Tim Parisi in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Jul 27, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

WoW Hunter Leveling Guide
A Hunter in WoW is quite possibly one of the fastest and funnest classes to level. They also happen to be one of the best farming classes, even while leveling. In this Hunter Leveling Guide, we will discuss a few aspects will make leveling your Hunter much easier and more…
By: Tim Parisi in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Jul 21, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

7 Cataclysm Gold Secrets That Will Make You Rich In Wow
Are you looking for methods and tips to make decent gold in WoW? In that case, maybe the Cataclysm gold secrets that I'm going to share here will help. 1. Old raid instances like Molten Core hide many expensive items and recipes. Since the level cap has moved to 85,…
By: Phillip Rilen in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Jun 09, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Article Views: 14505    Report this Article