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Try WoW: Cataclysm Free for 10 Days

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Blizzard launched a 10-day free trial of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

Friday Blizzard announced the trial edition of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, the latest expansion for its highly-popular MMORPG. To participate, gamers must have World of Warcraft and the first two expansions--The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King--already installed. Sorry, this isn't a stand-alone demo.

"During your free trial, you'll undertake epic new quests, explore the reshaped and newly discovered lands of Azeroth, and see the world from a whole new perspective as one of the shape-changing worgen or crafty goblins," Blizzard said. "Note that a character of at least level 78 is required to explore the new, high-level zones."

Launched on December 7, the long-awaited expansion sold 3.3 million copies within the first 24 hours, taking the opening day sales crown from Wrath of the Lich King which sold 2.8 million copies within the same time period.

"We want to thank all of our new, existing, and returning players throughout the world for their incredible enthusiasm and support, and we look forward to hearing what they think about all the new content," said Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime in a statement.

To sign up for the Cataclysm 10-day trial, head here. To learn more about the trial, check out Blizzard's FAQ right here.

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    jonpaul37 , December 23, 2010 4:57 PM
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    robochump , December 23, 2010 5:22 PM
    I guess new players will have to shell out nearly $100 to be able to Play new WoW expansion if they do not have any previous WoW
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    gurboura , December 23, 2010 5:23 PM
    Didn't they used to do the 10 day trial anyways?
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    Yuka , December 23, 2010 5:40 PM
    gurbouraDidn't they used to do the 10 day trial anyways?

    That's classic WoW only. I thought the same you did when I wanted to try "Burning Crusade", lol. Silly me.

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    gurboura , December 23, 2010 5:54 PM
    YukaThat's classic WoW only. I thought the same you did when I wanted to try "Burning Crusade", lol. Silly me.Cheers!

    Ah, thanks!
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    kimyeang88 , December 23, 2010 6:03 PM
    Cata free 10 days? you can not even hit lvl 81 LOL. it is 80.99 exp then you can not lvl up anymore. useless 10 days.
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    amstech , December 23, 2010 6:44 PM
    Blizz always offer this...cmon guys I know its Christmas but this isn't news!
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    ohseus , December 23, 2010 6:49 PM
    robochumpI guess new players will have to shell out nearly $100 to be able to Play new WoW expansion if they do not have any previous WoW

    Not sure how this conclusion is reached. the original game and the first expansion sell for about $30 together.

    Blizzard was selling the game and the 2 expansion for a total $30.
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    kelemvor4 , December 23, 2010 7:11 PM

    +1 in lieu of a working thumbs up button...

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    nevertell , December 23, 2010 8:06 PM
    Bollocks, the fastest levelup was 48 hours of continuous playtime, but that was during the Burning Crusade. So, if you have absolutely no life, you can level up and have about 3-4 days to play the game the way it was supposed to be played.
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    grieve , December 23, 2010 8:36 PM
    WoW sucks... It was fun for 3 months because there were no other MMO's at the time.
    Regardless of my opinion there are 11+ million addicted users...I expect WoW to be around into the 2020's.
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    mavroxur , December 23, 2010 8:59 PM
    I think it's funny how much a "new" player has to spend to get the full experience of the game. And i know, lots of people will say "what new player needs all the expansions when they start out?" Well, I had several toons, and when i made a new one, i immediately had them ported to shattrath (or dalaran when wraith came out) so they could go to whatever major city they wanted. Makes the game much easier. However, i kicked my habit over a year ago, and have been clean since. The game has been dumbed down for idiots and all the challenge has been taken out. What used to separate good players from crappy players has been removed. Game is bland in my opinion now. Launch WoW was incredible, BC was a great expansion, and when they started changing things in preparation for WOTLK, thats when it started going down hill. I played 2 months of WOTLK and lost all interest in the game. I don't see cata redeeming the game for me in any way, shape, or form.
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    dimar , December 24, 2010 12:10 AM
    I read all the books, comics and Manga of Warcraft, and played War1,2,3. Tried hooking myself like 3 times every year to WoW game but it just didn't work for me. Got bored after playing for about 20 min. Sorry Blizzard; still waiting for Warcraft 4...
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    calmstateofmind , December 24, 2010 12:19 AM
    I bought the game when it first came out and was anxious to see what it had to bring to the table...I completed about 8 quests and haven't touched it since.

    WoW has gotten stale.
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    dEAne , December 24, 2010 12:24 AM
    I will try the download see if my nephew will like it.
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    The_Lurker , December 24, 2010 7:11 AM
    Like giving someone a free pack of cigarettes to get them hooked
    sorry I don't need a new habit. =)
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    kelemvor4 , December 24, 2010 5:25 PM
    grieveWoW sucks... It was fun for 3 months because there were no other MMO's at the time.

    Uhh what? There were many mmo's out long before wow.
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    jerreece , December 24, 2010 6:34 PM
    I have Burning Crusade but quit playing before WOTLK. So I'd have to buy WOTLK & Cataclysm just to play WoW again. That's $60 to buy the two individually just to turn around and pay $15 a month there after.

    Kind of spendy considering I don't know for how long I'd actually play again. Ya know?
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    el_bastardo74 , December 24, 2010 9:25 PM
    thank god i didn't like sucks the life out of everyone who gets addicted to it. now if you will excuse me, it's time for my 12th go round with the orange box
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    fayzaan , December 26, 2010 12:59 AM
    Its WOW TIME!!O:!O: !O: O:!O: O
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