WOW Free to Play : How to Get the Popular Online Game

WOW Free to Play … the idea seems so tempting. World of Warcraft is one of the most popular online games in the world. It is now available for anyone to play it for free and that too without time restrictions. Although the account activity will be limited, but you can still explore the game for as long as you wish to do so.

You can use the stacks of Gold to buy game time directly from Blizzard which will allow you to play WoW without spending any real money in case you are an experienced player.

Methods : How to Get WOW Free to Play

Method 1 : Creating a Free Starter Account

Understand what a free account can do.

Free accounts can be upgraded to Level 20 out of a possible 120 levels. It can be continued after hitting the cap without accruing additional XP.

Free accounts are limited to 10 Gold & in-game communication, and cannot join Guilds. In case the subscription lapses, the paid account will turn into a Starter account with same restrictions with only one good news that the character can join the same Guild as any of your other characters. You can create new characters with no access to characters above Level 20.

Starter accounts let’s you decide whether World of Warcraft is for you.

Visit the Battle.net Account Creation page for World of Warcraft.

Go to https://us.battle.net/account/creation/wow/signup/ for US to access it. Navigate to visit battle.net and find the account creation page for other countries. You can log in when you already have a Battle.net account and download it immediately.

Fill out the account creation form.

Ensure using a valid email address to confirm the account. There is no need to sign up for the free version with a credit card. Just go to “Play it Free” button after filling out the form.

Tap “Download the game” to start downloading WoW.

You download it from us.battle.net/account/download/index.xml, in case you have accidentally closed the browser and still wish to download the file again.

Run the installer.

The World of Warcraft installer file is too small and takes just a few seconds to finish downloading. After that, open it to install Battle.net which is the launcher program for WoW and other Blizzard games.

Verify Battle.net account during launcher installation.

You will receive a verification email at the address that you entered while creating the account. Follow the link in the email to verify Battle.net account.

Log into Battle.net with the account.

World of Warcraft will prompt you to start installation. Tap “Start Install” to start the process of downloading.

Wait for World of Warcraft finish installation.

World of Warcraft is a big game (70 GB). Even on the fastest connections, the downloading will going to take few minutes. You must ensure that you have enough disk space to install the game.

Start playing.

As World of Warcraft finishes downloading, you can launch it from Battle.net to start playing. You will be prompted to choose a server and create a character before you can start the adventure. New players Must avoid RP (Role-Playing) and PVP (Player Vs. Player) servers. They are only capable until they get a handle to the mechanics and flow.

Method 2 : Extending Paid Subscriptions with In-Game Gold

Understand the process.

World of Warcraft introduced WoW Tokens through an update in April 2015 to be redeemed within 30 days of a World of Warcraft subscription. Tokens can be bought for real money and can be sold through in-game Auction House for Gold to allow you to effectively buy subscription from Gold so that you earn to play the game. As Starter Accounts can’t access the Auction House and WoW tokens are very expensive, this method is not suggested to free Starter accounts. You will require to pay to access the Auction House and earn gold to extend the subscription.

Gather enough gold.

Wow Tokens were put on the Auction House for around 200k-300k gold, depending on the server, when they were launched. The price, now-a-days, is set by the players and keep fluctuating in proportion to demand and supply changes. Still WoW Tokens are quite expensive. You need to have have regular income of Gold to afford its monthly subscription. In case you are able to farm for Gold efficiently, you can earn around 1,000-2,000 Gold per hour, enabling you to reasonably expect to afford a WoW token after a few weeks of farming.

Open the Auction House.

You can use your gold to purchase WoW Tokens from the Auction House and access the Auction House from most major cities throughout World of Warcraft. In some cases, cities may have more than one Auction House location. Select the “Game Time” category to display all of the active listings for WoW Tokens.

Place a bid for the Token to acquire it.

The Token will be delivered to your Inbox. You just have to Tap the Token in the Inbox message and it will be automatically added to your inventory.

Right-click the Token in your inventory.

Tap “30 Days of Game Time” button to confirm that you wish to add the time to your account. New game time will be added at the end of your current subscription and new renewal date will get displayed in the window. Just tap “Accept” to confirm it. You will receive automatic confirmation email at Battle.net account email address to give you the transaction information.

Hope that the above step-wise detailed information about the WOW will help you play it for free.