Buying the game, subscription, game time

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08/09/2016 21:54Posted by Darkjimmy
HI IS I BUY WOW DO I HAVE TO PAY EVERY MONTH OR IS IT ONCE OFF??

You pay every month.
Hello, I have bought the game and played out that free month thing. I wonder what is best, game time or monthly subscription, do you lose on one of this thing, economical I mean?
Compare for yourself. You get a slight discount for buying more gametime at once whichever way you choose.

https://eu.battle.net/shop/en-us/product/world-of-warcraft-game-time

https://eu.battle.net/shop/en-us/product/world-of-warcraft-subscription
In the UK the prices are exactly the same.
Thanks for helping me :), now is my question how game time work, what is the difference between game time and subscription , does game time have same couple of days, does it activate every day you log in and if it no difference, why would then Blizzard do that pay-method? Sorry if I am asking dumb questions, I am new to this game.
Gametime is something you have to purchase yourself manually when your gametime is running out.
Subscription is something that will automatically renew your gametime every month from the payment method you have chosen soon as your gametime runs out.
You pay for physical days, not time you spend in game.

You can purchase 30 (12,99€), 90 (35,97€) or 180 (65,94€) days of gametime, which then means that either you have game time for 1 month, 3 months or 6 months and need to manually renew the gametime once it runs out.
Here is the links to store;
https://eu.battle.net/shop/en-us/product/world-of-warcraft-game-time
https://eu.battle.net/shop/en-us/product/world-of-warcraft-subscription

I've chosen to use gametime method myself, 'cause it fits for my usage better than subscription. Battle.net launcher and Blizzard emails reminds me of gametime running out anyway so I can't forget it. :)
Thanks for answering :), I think I am going to choose gametime then I want to get so much out of my gaming time do I can chose whichever month that fits me instead of paying for nearly none gameplay.
If I buy the game but not the expansion pack. What happens then?
08/02/2017 14:50Posted by Banzann
If I buy the game but not the expansion pack. What happens then?

You can play everything, but can't level beyond 100.
I have a question, if I want to get the next expansion, after starter edition, can't I just expand to the newest one without paying for each and every one up till wrath of the Lich king? And, if I enter my credit card information and what not, will they automatically take money from it or will they just disable all of the characters up until level 20 and then i'll have to re-pay till my expansion that i was on before or, should i just pay the 30- day extra thingy for 15.00euros and then they'll give me back everything and i won't have to re-buy the expansion, i'll just get everything back to how it was before?
should i buy all of the expansions up until Wrath of the Lich king, or can i just instantly expand to Wrath of the Lich kind without needing to pay the money for every single one that comes after it
When you buy the basic game today, you get ALL expansions up to and including Warlord of Draenor thrown in, so you don't have to buy TBC, Wrath, Cata, Mists and WOD separately.

That will get you everything up to level 100.

The cheapest way to buy that is from the link in your login screen while you're on the Starter Edition.

After that, if you want to progress past 100, you need to buy the Legion expansion.
Basically you buy two things to get to 110, the maximum level.

https://eu.battle.net/shop/en/product/world-of-warcraft but this is better bought from the ingame link as it's cheaper and

https://eu.battle.net/shop/en/product/world-of-warcraft-legion

The first one comes with one month free then you pay £9.99 or €12.99 a month to play after that.

There are two types of payment, buying a months game time manually https://eu.battle.net/shop/en/product/world-of-warcraft-game-time or a subscription that is taken automatically every month https://eu.battle.net/shop/en/product/world-of-warcraft-subscription
14/07/2016 17:11Posted by Wtfpanda
12/07/2016 01:37Posted by Noordewind
12 euro ain't even the price of 3 beers in a pub:P ..

omg, where do you live? in my country one can buy nearly 13 beers for 12 euro :D and it is really good quality beer.

I hope i don't necro this too much, but i know a pub where i can have arround 20 beers for 12,99 euro, this means at least 5 days of drunk-time
15/08/2015 19:51Posted by Varikage
there are different kinds of time periods you can subscribe for

1 month 12.99

3 months 35,97

6 months 65,94

but also note that youcan buy gamestime with ingame currency now. One month tends to be like 45.000 - 48.000 gold at the moment
I got a question. Lets say i choose the first option. What happens after the time i added is expired? Do i automaticaly have to pay 13 dollars? or after i pay for 1 month i wont have to pay again? To make it simple do i pay 12.99 for 1 year every month or once?
11/04/2017 14:15Posted by Berstuk
15/08/2015 19:51Posted by Varikage
there are different kinds of time periods you can subscribe for

1 month 12.99

3 months 35,97

6 months 65,94

but also note that youcan buy gamestime with ingame currency now. One month tends to be like 45.000 - 48.000 gold at the moment
I got a question. Lets say i choose the first option. What happens after the time i added is expired? Do i automaticaly have to pay 13 dollars? or after i pay for 1 month i wont have to pay again? To make it simple do i pay 12.99 for 1 year every month or once?


You have to pay every month, (30 days) game time.
11/04/2017 14:15Posted by Berstuk
15/08/2015 19:51Posted by Varikage
there are different kinds of time periods you can subscribe for

1 month 12.99

3 months 35,97

6 months 65,94

but also note that youcan buy gamestime with ingame currency now. One month tends to be like 45.000 - 48.000 gold at the moment
I got a question. Lets say i choose the first option. What happens after the time i added is expired? Do i automaticaly have to pay 13 dollars? or after i pay for 1 month i wont have to pay again? To make it simple do i pay 12.99 for 1 year every month or once?


If you pay with lets say, a credit card you will get automatically billed every end of your subscription, unless you cancel your subscription before it runs out. (this is an easy 2 step prossess or so, and you can still play the remaining time you have left, example if you add 1 month, and then cancel your sub, you can still play for that 1 month)

So if you plan or believe you will be playing for the next half year, then the 6 month sub option is cheaper than the 1 month option, it costs less each month.
Heloo guys, i take game for 50% off(7.5eur) and my hero is stacked on 25th level, i don't know what to do. when i kill something or done mission i don't get any xp. Do i need to buy subscription more? Sry for my bed english and ty for help.

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