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Explanation of Veteran Edition - Blue Post

PepeqPepeq Member UncommonPosts: 1,977

http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/357826-wow-going-f2p-w-veteran-status/

 

"In 6.1 we’ll effectively revert lapsed accounts into a Starter Edition “mode”, with all of the same restrictions."

 

So, in a nutshell, anyone who has ever had an account in WoW, come patch 6.1, will automatically have a "Starter Edition" of WoW account created for them.  Meaning you can play any level 20 or less toon (with restrictions) for free.  What's unique is you can now actually play any existing toons that are level 20 or below and can join a guild that contains other characters of yours that are currently guided.

 

 

That's it.  Nothing else to see.

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  • ImpacthoundImpacthound Member UncommonPosts: 367

    Not to be confused with Veteran Players, who are getting mailed FREE statues for ten years of subscribing.

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/4655-Gift-to-Veteran-Players-Orc-Wolf-Rider-Mini-Statue?page=5#comments

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  • Superman0XSuperman0X Member RarePosts: 2,185
    This is just part of the process to create a F2P portion of the game.
  • PepeqPepeq Member UncommonPosts: 1,977
    Originally posted by Superman0X
    This is just part of the process to create a F2P portion of the game.

    Game is going F2P... in 2025... you going to wait?

  • Superman0XSuperman0X Member RarePosts: 2,185
    Originally posted by Pepeq
    Originally posted by Superman0X
    This is just part of the process to create a F2P portion of the game.

    Game is going F2P... in 2025... you going to wait?

    Actually with this addition, they could call it F2P now...

  • ShadoedShadoed Member UncommonPosts: 1,459
    Originally posted by Pepeq
    Originally posted by Superman0X
    This is just part of the process to create a F2P portion of the game.

    Game is going F2P... in 2025... you going to wait?

    There are a lot of mixed messages coming in from Blizzard right now about it's business model as they have just put the monthly cost up, although kept the same for those who have a continuous sub, yet they are opening up the lower end of the game for all. With talk of a system similar to plex where you will be able to buy game time with in game gold there looks to be a big shift in the model on it's way sooner rather than later.

    I would not have said that they will go exclusively F2P straight away, but maybe extend the F2P element of the game and maintain some sort of premium for subscribers, but it is difficult to see how that would work right now.

    It must be Thursday, i never could get the hang of Thursdays.

  • PepeqPepeq Member UncommonPosts: 1,977
    Originally posted by Superman0X
    Originally posted by Pepeq
    Originally posted by Superman0X
    This is just part of the process to create a F2P portion of the game.

    Game is going F2P... in 2025... you going to wait?

    Actually with this addition, they could call it F2P now...

    Yep it is F2P, but then it has been ever since the Starter Edition came out.  You could play 20 levels of WoW for free way back in 2011.  Where have you been?

  • ArtaiosArtaios Member UncommonPosts: 550

    wow f2p?
    10 millions of paying customers say NO!

  • observerobserver Member RarePosts: 3,685

    It's pretty much f2p already, except you're restricted to level 20, whispers, general/trade chat, 10g, and certain races and classes were also restricted, but not anymore.

     

  • Superman0XSuperman0X Member RarePosts: 2,185
    Originally posted by Pepeq
    Originally posted by Superman0X
    Originally posted by Pepeq
    Originally posted by Superman0X
    This is just part of the process to create a F2P portion of the game.

    Game is going F2P... in 2025... you going to wait?

    Actually with this addition, they could call it F2P now...

    Yep it is F2P, but then it has been ever since the Starter Edition came out.  You could play 20 levels of WoW for free way back in 2011.  Where have you been?

    No, they could not call it F2P before, because existing accounts could not play, only new accounts. This is the change that makes this possible.

  • ThaneThane Member RarePosts: 3,422
    Originally posted by Pepeq
    Originally posted by Superman0X
    This is just part of the process to create a F2P portion of the game.

    Game is going F2P... in 2025... you going to wait?

    they wait 10 years now. call wow dead. say it will go f2p.

     

    what are 10 more years? :)

    "I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!"

  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,291

    Soooo the big difference between this and the free trial - which affords many, many characters that you can level to 20 is ...

    an excuse to send me an e-mail?

  • fivorothfivoroth Member UncommonPosts: 3,916
    Originally posted by Thane
    Originally posted by Pepeq
    Originally posted by Superman0X
    This is just part of the process to create a F2P portion of the game.

    Game is going F2P... in 2025... you going to wait?

    they wait 10 years now. call wow dead. say it will go f2p.

     

    what are 10 more years? :)

    Can you imagine the horror if WoW announced that it was going F2P fo real? All those 200+ F2P MMOs will become deserted lol. Cause why would you play generic WoW clone 1 (e.g. Rift) when you can play WoW for free?

    WoW goes F2P and they will probably get 100m "active" monthly users.

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