Here’s the breakdown of WoW Classic: Burning Crusade’s purchase options

    
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Ever since yesterday’s big announcement that WoW Classic is going to release the pre-patch on May 18th and launch The Burning Crusade expansion on June 1st, we have seen some confusion over what all of this might cost. So consider this your quick-and-dirty primer for the price points:

  • To play the expansion: This requires no additional purchase (contrasted to back in the day, when you had to buy the Burning Crusade box), but you will need to be subscribed to World of Warcraft.
  • To clone your character: Wowhead notes that the option to create two versions of your character to exist on the Classic era and Burning Crusade era servers will set you back $35. A “snapshot” of your character will be taken on May 18th for this purpose.
  • To level-boost a character to 58: On May 18th, you have the option to spend $40 for a “Dark Portal Pass” which boosts a single character to 58 with appropriate gear. This can only be purchased once and cannot be used on Blood Elf or Draenei characters.
  • To buy a collector’s edition: WoW Classic is also selling a “Deluxe Edition” for $70 that includes one character boost, a month of game time, a ground mount for Classic, a mount for retail, and a couple of fun toys.
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Estranged

Oh ffs, that’s all I have to offer at the moment.

Edit: I see what other games offer for character transfers. Many are just free or easily obtainable.

There also needs to be an old content only option, like $9.99. I’m not slightly interested in retail.

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McGuffn

So wait a minute. Are they designing new cosmetics that were never in the original game and selling them in classic?

The level boost is similar bs and I don’t know why they’re restricting the 2 oldnew races.

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Zora

I didn’t realize until my bestie pointed it out but basically 70 bucks was the “subscribe for six months and we throw in a new store mount” deal they pulled repeatedly in the recent past… now for the same amount you get one whole month and the same one mount

I can see it as a gamble to see how hard they can milk the cow but I’d be surprised if anyone at HQ seriously think it’s a sustainable model for future promotions going forward lol

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Rick Mills

And a character boost, 1 racial mount, 1 special mount for TBC and one special mount for retail. Plus some glowing steps.

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Hurbster

We must never forget the steps.

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KoboldWhite

$35 has to be a Guinness record for the most expensive copy and paste option ever created.

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Loopy

Just to clarify for everyone – to play TBC, there is no additional cost other then continuing to subscribe. The expansion is free for all intents and purposes.

All of the other stuff is extra and not mandatory, which may or may not ruffle some feathers (but that’s besides the point).

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Bruno Brito

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Here’s the breakdown of my WoW time.

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Rick Mills

To play the expansion: This requires no additional purchase (contrasted to back in the day, when you had to buy the Burning Crusade box), but you will need to be subscribed to World of Warcraft.

I’m not sure why everyone thinks this is a ripoff?

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maydrock .

Don’t think that’s that big of a stretch of the imagination.

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Estranged

The addition services are no where near market price in the MMO world.

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Utakata

If you disagree with subscription models, yes…this is ripoff in the opinion. If like me who prefer subscriptions over Fleece2Play models, then it’s not a ripoff in the opinion.

That said, I do find it dubious monetary wise with their other paywall options for this expansion. It feels it has Kotick written all over it…and of course, in the opinion. :)

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Vanquesse V

comparing the value of wow classic deluxe to a digital collector’s edition of shadowlands makes me wonder how they landed at the 70$ price point for the former.

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Danny Smith

Its a total rip off. The fact the Blizzard Bootlicker Brigade defend it because daddy Kotick needs a new yacht is disturbing. But i guess the people they used to make those wow addict documentaries about in the 2000’s before people noticed its the same sad story each time never actually went away. They just think they are brand defenders in the foreverwar where a unified worldwide cabal is out to maliciously attack the little guy, the peoples friend and consumers greatest Ally Activision Blizzard.

Just pony up 140 bones for your 15 year old emulator. Calm those dangerous independent thoughts and consume hogling. Your feed is here and Bobbys wallet is really hurting right now.

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IronSalamander8 .

It is as you say, a rip-off and even if I was still playing their games, which I haven’t since Blitzchung and only halfheartedly before that, I’d not give them more money to play an older version of the game. Some of these fanatics come off like they’d thank Blizzard if they kicked their dog.

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Dug From The Earth

ever so slightly disgusting.