My brother insisted on installing World of WarCraft in my desktop since there’s a promo where you can play the game for free. I’m not really a fan of WarCraft /DotA / WoW which have been all the rage to the young’ns these past years, though I have finished the original WarCraft III and its Frozen Throne campaigns. Seriously, in my college days, all the girls would always throw a fit about their boyfriends wasting time on playing DotA than spending it with them. The other persevering and patient girlfriends though, would just learn the damn game so they could join in the fun with the boys.
First things first: What’s the promo and how can you play it for free? What’s the catch? We’ll, there isn’t any really. Just that the possibility of you getting addicted to the game and then finally agreeing to pay the monthly fee of 500PHP per month, just like a drug. I’m most certain that I won’t. Hopefully lol. Anyway, you can play it for FREE up to level 20 and you can decide whether to continue or not after.
So here are the steps to get that game and start playing:
1.) Go to Battle.Net by clicking here
2.) Create your account
3.) Add World of WarCraft to your games in your account
4.) Download WoW from the link provided
5.) Install and Download Updates (Might take awhile)
You can also create multiple characters with one account, so you don’t have to worry too much on what race or class you should choose. I selected a Mage from the Night Elf race and named him Seravee, which is named after Tieria Erde’s first Gundam. Then I’ve upgraded him to a Frost Mage and is now currently roaming the woods of Teldrassil at level 13. I guess I’m a tad bit late in the game, but I wanted to try it out anyway. Makes me remember that crazy South Park episode ‘Make Love, Not WarCraft‘ (Season 10, episode 08) where the boys dedicated their lives to defeating an ultra-strong player-killer and save the World of WarCraft. Even though it was aired 5 years ago (2006), it’s still funny as hell!
Honestly, after trying this game out, I found myself having the urge to play the game every now and then. This is probably because I find it more versatile than the usual ‘keep killing an endless torrent of enemies to level up‘ type of game. It’s more fun and filled with adventure since you mainly gain experience by completing quests. And there are tons to choose from ranging from delivering packages, obtaining items, venturing labyrinths, killing big bosses, going into different towns and places, etc. as if it’s main goal was to avoid you getting bored and getting you to stick to the screen for as long as possible. But of course, if you’re the rational, self-controlling individual, this won’t pose much of a threat and would be a good way to waste surplus time. In the end, it’s the gamer’s heart that decides which games that gamer desires. But if you plan on playing, don’t forget to add Seravee!