My question is that if I buy warlords of Draenor Standard Edition as mentioned here:


Does this pack include download of a WOD client? Or do I have to explicitly buy client?

Asking this question as I am new to WoW.

  • Reason for down vote? – noobie-php Apr 7 '15 at 11:31
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    They probably down-voted because this information is prominently featured on the official site you link to, and/or they're assuming that if you just buy WoD you're an existing WoW player who should know the answer already. I'll give you a +1, though, since it's probably a fair question for a new player. – Omegacron Apr 7 '15 at 15:32

As noted, you do not need to buy the client separately. It can be downloaded for free with the battle.net application. An important distinction, however, is that Warlords of Draenor is NOT standalone: you must own the base game (World of Warcraft, located here on Blizzard's store: https://eu.battle.net/shop/en-us/product/world-of-warcraft ) to play it. There is a required monthly subscription fee, although starting today it is possible to buy game time via gold (the game's currency, and this service is only available in the USA as of this post).

  • from base game you mean battle.net account ? – noobie-php Apr 7 '15 at 12:48
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    No, he means the base game (including all previous expansions): eu.battle.net/shop/en-us/product/world-of-warcraft – Raidri supports Monica Apr 7 '15 at 12:51
  • ah ok , got it thanks for the info, so this means i just have to download the previous patches /game and then shift to WOD, or doy wnload a client that is already WOD compatible – noobie-php Apr 7 '15 at 12:53
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    Buying of game time with gold is for now only available in the America region, not yet for Europe. – Raidri supports Monica Apr 7 '15 at 12:53
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    All previous expansions are included in the battle chest, which is currently on sale through Blizzard's official store. – two bugs Apr 7 '15 at 15:35

No, you don't need to buy the client.

The client is completely free and can be downloaded via the battle.net "app". You would not even need to buy the game to download it. But you need to in order to play it of course.

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