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Blizzard Offers 75% Off World of Warcraft Prices

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Are you ready for World of Pandacraft?

With World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria coming next month, Blizzard hopes to reel more players in with a World of Warcraft mega-sale. From now until August 27th, players can purchase the World of Warcraft Battle Chest for $5, Wrath of the Lich King for $5, and Cataclysm for $10 when purchased directly from Blizzard.

With the limited sale, players that are completely new to the World of Warcraft universe will be able to create their own Panda character for a total of $59.99. If you haven't seen it yet, Blizzard also recently released the game's first opening sequence. With Mists of Pandaria coming in as the franchise's fourth expansion, it's no surprise Blizzard is offering these discounted prices.

Of course, it may also have something to do with the fact that the game has lost millions of subscribers since its first expansion. Will you be joining in on the pandamonium September 25th? Or are you still anxiously waiting for a Titan announcement?

 

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    house70 , August 23, 2012 2:07 AM
    People still play that?
    More importantly, would NEW players get into that old game? Start from scratch AND pay a monthly fee for that?
    IDK, just legitimate questions here, because I for one would not even consider doing that. If they made it free-to-play, I might consider it, although given that the game is ancient, I doubt it.

    I have to admit, I loved the trailer.
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    gorz , August 23, 2012 2:08 AM
    Everyone that wants to play wow is already playing wow, so what is the point of this?
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    vilenjan , August 23, 2012 2:04 AM
    I bet half of the ppl who buy these will be doing to RAF a new monk >_>
    Still Blizz will probably pick up more new subscribers with this deal than some MMOs ever get in their lifetime.
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    vilenjan , August 23, 2012 2:04 AM
    I bet half of the ppl who buy these will be doing to RAF a new monk >_>
    Still Blizz will probably pick up more new subscribers with this deal than some MMOs ever get in their lifetime.
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    house70 , August 23, 2012 2:07 AM
    People still play that?
    More importantly, would NEW players get into that old game? Start from scratch AND pay a monthly fee for that?
    IDK, just legitimate questions here, because I for one would not even consider doing that. If they made it free-to-play, I might consider it, although given that the game is ancient, I doubt it.

    I have to admit, I loved the trailer.
  • 14 Hide
    gorz , August 23, 2012 2:08 AM
    Everyone that wants to play wow is already playing wow, so what is the point of this?
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    house70 , August 23, 2012 2:11 AM
    edit/ deleted, double post. Sorry for Tom's malfunction...
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    Yuka , August 23, 2012 2:14 AM
    I'll wait on Titan, actually.

    WoW is not a bad game in any stretch, but I got bored of not finding a decent guild to play with and have fun. Also, got tired of scripted fights; that's what really turn me down I guess.

    Cheers!
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    NuclearShadow , August 23, 2012 2:22 AM
    As a player who stopped playing before any expansions were released I certainly couldn't see myself going back now. I imagine that most places in WoW are now simply abandoned by players with key focuses on worth while places only. EverQuest shared this same fate where so many expansions eventually entire continents were like ghost towns and you could spend a week on them and not see another player.

    A aged and expanded MMO is not welcoming to new comers or late returners. People should just check out the newer ones or ones soon to be released.
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    Marcus52 , August 23, 2012 2:40 AM
    Not excited about MoP (1st time I haven't been excited about a WoW Xpack), and frankly, while I expect Titan to be a technical marvel, I'm tired of the stories the developers are telling. Same devs, same old themes, some that started in Diablo. Not excited about Blizzard, which I think is "over the hill" and on the decline.

    Thankfully, Gearbox has created a gem called Borderlands, and Borderlands 2 will come out Sept. 18 (in the U.S.). Gearbox is a company that's still excited about their games; if you've ever heard CEO Randy Pitchford talk about Gearbox games in general and Borderlands 2 specifically, you know what I'm talking about. BLT looks to be better than the original in every way you can imagine - including graphics on the PC. PC players aren't getting just a port this time, they are getting the good stuff that can only be done on a PC.

    So, come September I'll be excited, but this time it'll be for a "RP Shooter" called Borderlands 2, not the WoW Xpack and not an MMOG.

    ;) 
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    Stardude82 , August 23, 2012 2:48 AM
    Gotta give away the razors to sell the blades. Doesn't explain the War Chest though..
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    tomfreak , August 23, 2012 2:56 AM
    So when I can get this on Starcraft 2... "may" be diablo 3 @ 5 bucks.
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    master_chen , August 23, 2012 2:57 AM
    I've stopped playing right after Burning Crusade came, and I'll definitely won't ever return.
    Thanks, but no thanks.
    Thank you for the offer, Blizzard, but after your fail with Diablo III, I'll definitely stay with my GODLIKE Guild Wars 2, TO, E.V.E., and upcoming World of Darkness (FUN*K YEAH!) MMO.
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    master_chen , August 23, 2012 3:04 AM
    Quote:
    Guild Wars 2, TO, E.V.E., and upcoming World of Darkness (FUN*K YEAH!) MMO.


    Oh, yeah and with (but of course!) PSO II, too. Forgot to add it in the list of GODLIKE MMOs that's out there, even though I play the shit out of it right now...lol. %))
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    bllue , August 23, 2012 3:10 AM
    master_chenI've stopped playing right after Burning Crusade came, and I'll definitely won't ever return.Thanks, but no thanks.Thank you for the offer, Blizzard, but after your fail with Diablo III, I'll definitely stay with my GODLIKE Guild Wars 2, TO, E.V.E., and upcoming World of Darkness (FUN*K YEAH!) MMO.

    Yeah I'm not ashamed to admit WoW used to be quite incredible during its vanilla and towards the end of TBC. Just pure gold really. The lore was spot on and something every player coming from Warcraft 3 felt connected and had a sense of. The game had soul throughout that same period and then it just stopped losing it when WOTLK hit. It got about 5 million subscribers for what seem to be a blink of an eye. RIP WoW 2004-2008.
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    master_chen , August 23, 2012 3:23 AM
    bllueWoW used to be quite incredible during its vanilla.


    I still remember first lines of world's explorers, glitch-abusers, Leeroy, Onyxia, Airport, Naked L1 Dwarfs Protest Fests...good times.
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    altriss , August 23, 2012 3:32 AM
    Marcus52Thankfully, Gearbox has created a gem called Borderlands, and Borderlands 2 will come out Sept. 18 (in the U.S.). Gearbox is a company that's still excited about their games; if you've ever heard CEO Randy Pitchford talk about Gearbox games in general and Borderlands 2 specifically, you know what I'm talking about. BLT looks to be better than the original in every way you can imagine - including graphics on the PC. PC players aren't getting just a port this time, they are getting the good stuff that can only be done on a PC.So, come September I'll be excited, but this time it'll be for a "RP Shooter" called Borderlands 2, not the WoW Xpack and not an MMOG.


    Yes! I tottaly agree with you Bordelands is a pure Gem! I was sick of the MMO style, Bordelands brought the multi-player to a level of pure pleasure! I don't care if 1 or 2 millions people are playing at the same time than me on the same map. However the multi-player on Borderlands, limited to 4 people, per map gave me so much fun!
    September 22 (I'm european), I'm waiting for you!
    There is a game that deserves to be bought, as the Witcher for example without crapy "online only mod" or real money shit that screw the game!!
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    schnitter , August 23, 2012 3:39 AM
    Offer 90% discount and free expansion and I'd still not play it. Not after seeing how Diablo 3 turned out. Get rid of Activision and maybe then I'll give some game of yours a try.
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    edogawa , August 23, 2012 3:43 AM
    I honestly don't get the hate over World of Warcraft, and I'm getting tired of hearing it, yes maybe it has gone down hill, but who cares?

    Who are we to judge others because they enjoy something? I sure love WoW, used to play it like crazy!

    I got tired of playing it though after the fourth 80; or something like that. I can honestly say that I do long to play it again, nostalgia over all the good and bad times; I lived another life in that game.

    People love Lady Gaga, but I think she is an ugly woman who looks like a man and sings like a banshee; I don't go around screaming my hatred though.
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    mrkay , August 23, 2012 4:11 AM
    Too bad I got cataclysm for free, and only played it for the Worgen.
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