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As the battle chests are no longer a thing, with the base game and all expansions up to Battle for Azeroth now available for the subscription fee only, Blizzard have made a "New Player Edition" and it has some cool box art!

It contains 30 days of subscription time, but only for a new account, so we can't grab it and then add time to our existing accounts, unfortunately, as it would be cool to have the box in the collection.

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Considering it's only $15, whoever, it might be worth getting anyway. This one was found at a Wallmart by redditor Bshild94, and the are is pretty iconic, although somewhat ironic since we still can't play the Wildhammer clan of dwarves, at least until Shadowlands releases, when we'll be getting some customization to look like the flying dwarves (now sure, technically the above is just a regular dwarf riding a gryphon, but come on - you see a dwarf flying, you think Wildhammer).

A lot of potential new visitors to Azeroth are definitely confused as to how to even start with the game, so it's nice to have something like this at least clarify that this is how you start playing, it's all you need up to BfA, and you get Classic included as well. Shadowlands should also help with this, with the revamped leveling system which will actually allow you to play through an expansion's story from beginning to end while leveling.


Source: r/wow.

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I'm confused, this post says that all expansions through BFA are NOW available for just the subscription fee. But BFA was just "on sale" and it is currently listed for $50 on the Blizzard store.

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17 minutes ago, dartbodman said:

I'm confused, this post says that all expansions through BFA are NOW available for just the subscription fee. But BFA was just "on sale" and it is currently listed for $50 on the Blizzard store.

Post says "up to Battle for Azeroth"

That means you get everything until BfA, which you then have to buy. Otherwise it'd be up to and including. When Shadowlands releases you'll also get BfA for free and have to buy Shadowlands. It's always the currently active expansion that's not included.

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16 minutes ago, Starym said:

"up to Battle for Azeroth"

That means you get everything until BfA, which you then have to buy. Otherwise it'd be up to and including.

So this new box is only through Legion as well? Seems weird since that's what was already available, figured we'd see a new box when BFA was included

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3 hours ago, Soccermasta said:

Where can you buy this at? My son wants the box. 

The reddit post said he found it at Wallmart, that's about all i know.

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5 hours ago, stomp442 said:

Long leveling process?  Negative.  It's sooooo much faster than it used to be.

Each individual leg of it is faster than it used to be, but the total 1-120 is certainly daunting. Especially when you're a new player and don't have flight. And then if the race you want to play is an allied race you get to do a bunch of rep grinding before playing your main, and then get to do the whole leveling thing over again...

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So, I went to go buy it from my local wal-mart. They have it..but they use the Spider Wrap protection devices and it literally RUINS the boxes..so I'm waiting until they get news one OR it shows up online not-damaged.

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On 11/18/2019 at 2:03 PM, Aernath said:

Uses air combat as cover, gets you behind Pathfinder at every expansion for more than a year... 
#JustWoWthings 😛

that tease lol

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