How to Buy World of Warcraft

Buy World of Warcraft

Greetings Traveler!

 So you want to play World of Warcraft, hmmmm?

Well then, let’s get started, shall we?

* Note – this guide has been updated recently to reflect changes in the last expansion. It is much simpler and cheaper now to buy!

First, Some Requirements

To play World of Warcraft, you will first have to buy the World of Warcraft game, and you will also have to buy game time. Buying the game and its expansions is a one time deal – each expansion adds features to the game like extra races and classes to play, more questing areas to the world, and also increases the level cap. Game time is what allows you to continue to play and is bought in 30 day increments.

How to Buy World of Warcraft

Buying the game includes 30 days of game time. If you buy it from Amazon
it includes all of the previous expansions which lets you go up to level 90 (the current max level is 100). It costs $20 or less – at the time of this writing, it’s going for $13 on Amazon.

After buying and installing the game, you will usually need to download some fairly large updates before ready it’s ready to play (let it download overnight if you have a slow connection). Afterwards, it will have you sign up for an account and activate your first game time card. If you want additional game time, 60 day game cards are available on Amazon.

The only expansion there is to buy is Warlords of Draenor Expansion which is also available on Amazon. This adds new areas and increases the level cap to 100. The expansion also includes is a free character boost to 90! Additional character boost cost $60 and can be bought in game.

Now You’re Ready to Go!

Now the fun begins and you will finally be ready to create your first character! Congratulations!

Ask a Guard!

First tip for successfully maneuvering your local capital city – ask a guard!

I see questions go through trade/local chat in the cities about where’s a trainer or the inn, which many rude responses ensuing…

Ask A Guard

So important thing to remember – you can ask a guard where most anything is in the city! Trainers, inns, stable masters, quartermasters, flying trainers, vendors… the bank. Handy stuff to know!

After asking a guard, he will mark it on your map and mini map for you with a bright red flag. So just head towards the flag!

Guards are standing at the entrances to cities (guarding), and also at the entrances to the banks, the auction houses, and will also be randomly patrolling up and down the streets.

The way you can tell if an NPC is a guard, is that when you hover over them with your mouse, your cursor turns into a scroll icon.

Happy navigating!


Welcome to I Am Not A!

This site is for all World of Warcraft players, new and old timers alike!

The only requirement is that you love playing, and aren’t a against newcomers and their newbness.

There’s a difference between newbs and n00bs!

n00bs are players that grief others and make the gaming life difficult. Newbs, however, are just new and want to learn. They aren’t bad people and they aren’t bad players. They just have much to learn!

In World of Warcraft, there is much to learn :-)

This site is edit located to the spreading of knowledge, tips, and tricks! I offer complete guides to ANNIHILATE any trace of newbiness left in you!

So let’s get started!