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Do I need to buy all the released updates to begin playing WoW?

I'm just starting a new account, and what I'm wondering is do I need to buy all of WoW original, The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm expansions in order to start playing the Worgen race? Or could I just buy WoW and Cataclysm?

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marked as duplicate by LessPop_MoreFizz, juan May 24 '11 at 20:53

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@Less Why didn't you vote close then? In WoW matters you're pretty much the authority here. – badp May 23 '11 at 7:24
I did. 3+ Weeks ago. The close vote expired. – LessPop_MoreFizz May 23 '11 at 9:52

You do need both Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King for Cataclysm content, including playing Worgen and Goblins.

If you're new to the game, might I recommend picking up a Gnome or Troll? Their starting areas have been fairly significantly redone, and from what I hear they're pretty sweet. Not as sweet as Worgen or Goblins, I take it, but still.

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