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I cant use internet for games, it uses up too much of my monthly bandwidth. I'd also really like to try the game without using too much of my bandwidth.

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If you want a "massive RPG" experience without having to go online, perhaps you'd be better served with one of the Elder Scrolls games - Skyrim is the latest, although Oblivion is also excellent and likely to be had cheaply. –  agent86 Jan 23 '12 at 2:09
    
Aside from the excellent suggestion of the Elder Scrolls games, if you have a ps2.. or a ps3 the .HACK series is pretty dang close to the mmo experience without all that messy internet and people getting in the way. There was two series on the ps2, I would suggest the first series first since it gives a good back story to whats going on. –  stay Jan 23 '12 at 3:40
    
It sounds likes you are worried about downloading the game more than playing it? Downloading the game itself will be close to 10 gb. –  Jared Jan 23 '12 at 21:15
    
@agent86 The only mmo-ish feature of Skyrim is lots of quest and large maps,but since monsters don't respawn (both in world and in dungeons) it doesn't give you even close feel to the MMO.For offline MMO-ish experience i would suggest Kingdoms of Amalur,even lots of game reviewers said that the game feels like offline MMO and its graphicaly similiar to WoW while Skyrim isn't. –  ChrisHateZ Feb 17 '12 at 15:50
    
@ChrisHateZ Monsters in Skyrim DO respawn, plus it has a very open world, lots of quests, some even repeatable, no forced path... I can't see how you could be closer to an MMO without adding Multiplayer... –  Jupotter Feb 17 '12 at 16:05

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No, it is an online game and has no offline component.

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Even if I buy the cd from the store? –  Karissa Jan 23 '12 at 2:09
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Even if you buy the CD from the store. You buy the client and the game is played on Blizzard servers. –  Byte56 Jan 23 '12 at 2:18
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Wow, that's actually quite a lot. 45MB an hour. That can become 1GB a week(23 hours of gameplay) per person. :O I'm not sure how other games compare. Glad I don't have a download limit. –  Doomsknight Feb 17 '12 at 16:41
    
@Doomsknight 1 GB per week is not that much. Most people spend more than that on a single day, even if they don't spend time on video streaming websites. My bandwidth use for WoW is about 3GB, or 1% of my total cap, per month, even when including addons. –  Nate Kerkhofs 12 hours ago

Minimum System Requirements for World of Warcraft

Windows® System XP/XP64/Vista/Vista64/7** OS (with the latest Service Packs or updates):

  • Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+
  • 1 GB or more of RAM
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® FX or ATI Radeon™ 9500 video card or better
  • 25.0 GB available HD space
  • 4X DVD-ROM drive (Downloadable Installer also available)
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Keyboard/mouse

The whole article can be found here

So you need to have in order to play.

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You can play on a Mac too :) (Maybe it will be useful for thoses who don't know) –  Jissay Feb 17 '12 at 15:29

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