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
    Commented Jan 23, 2012 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
    Commented Jan 23, 2012 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
    Commented Jan 23, 2012 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.
    – MaxBedlam
    Commented Feb 17, 2012 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
    Commented Feb 17, 2012 at 16:05

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


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
    Commented Feb 17, 2012 at 15:29

With the new Battle.net desktop application you can but you cannot play with other people. It acts like a private server for offline use only. If you cant connect to Battle.net or you cant connect to your internet you can select the "World of Warcraft" game client instead of the "World of Warcraft - (Whatever Expansion)" game client. This will give you the chance to play World of Waraft by yourself but you can only play to level 60 as it is a vanilla with the latest landscapes. You have to start from scratch and even though i said "It acts like a private server for offline use only" you can play it with internet but nothing will be saved from your offline time.

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    Can you provide any source on this? I always assumed that WoW would not let you log in without an internet connection (but I never played the game).
    – Faxter
    Commented Oct 29, 2018 at 19:41

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