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World of Warcraft - Battlechest ONLY **£6.98 del** @ Gameplay

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banned6y, 10m agoFound 6 years, 10 months ago
This is a very good deal. Great game if you have the time spare. The guides are also very good.

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World of Warcraft,
WoW: Burning Crusades expansion,
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banned#1
Also this includes 30 day membership when you activate world of warcraft!
#2
It is worth noting that the guidebooks are completely worthless as they don't get updated. Like, if you read the first one (released with the vanilla World of Warcraft game) then turn to the The Burning Crusade, the first like, five pages are notes saying how nothing from the first book is true anymore save some very broad strokes. Because the game is constantly updated in radical ways putting advice on paper is always going to be inadequate.

But still, hot, this is a good deal for the games.
banned#3
Yeh i agree but the maps and character info are very good imo. If you are starting to play they are very handy.
#4
Great deal , heat added
#5
heat added
#6
/waits for the hecklers "wow turned my son into a zombie" yet won't hesitate to buy him a 18 rated console game.

Good deal i paid 17 quid for this a while back, it can get very addictive though.
#7
Great deal, but as CoolCab says, don't get too excited about the guidebooks, they're now completely worthless save from the maps advising you where to level for each level range. Don't let that put you off though, most the information that used to be useful in the guidebooks is now implemented in the game to make the low level grind alot easier. And if you can get a friend to join aswell, read up on wow's website to setup the recommend a friend and get a nice 90 day bonus to xp when you group with them.
#8
Great deal, cheapest I had seen this was 9.99 before today. Does tempt me to get back into WoW after 4 years away..
#9
This is an incredibly addictive game. Be warned.

You cannot really get the most out of this game unless you are willing to commit a lot of hours to it.

Great price, great game but just to get from level 1-70 will take you about a week of solid playing. That's a week as in 7x24 hours, not a week of elapsed time. And that's assuming you know exactly what you are doing which if you are a noob, you won't!

If/when you do get to level 70, you will then have to go and buy the new expansion to be able to play with most other players which is another 10 levels and another large chunk of your life gone.

Cue the fellow wow addicts who will now tell me they can level 1-70 in 6 days if they skip sleep and pee in a bottle. /wave

If buying for a loved one as a present, I strongly suggest you google "Wow widow" before you do! :)

I was talking to a friend last week who's friend bought their dad (in his 50's) this game as he was retired and was incredibly bored. They've not seen him since!
#10
With the latest Patch Release 3.3, and especially the 'Dungeon Finder' tool, Blizz have made it easy for the Casual gamer to find groups for Duungeons.

They have however made some of the content a little too easy for hardcore gamers.

I've casually played most classes, and currently play Alliance on the PVE Server Stormrage.

I can highly recommend WoW.. however it does come with a Government Health Warning, but even Blizz acknowledges the fact..

Take all things in moderation.. Even World of Warcraft.
Bring your friends to Azeroth but don't forget to go outside with them too.
banned#11
Cue the fellow wow addicts who will now tell me they can level 1-70 in 6 days if they skip sleep and pee in a bottle. /wave

/wave !

Ha ha, my record for 1-80 was about 5 days - but that was my fourth time around and abusing the hell out of refer a friend bonus XP/gifted levels/2nd account boosting.

And abusing the hell out of my sleeping/eating pattern (or lack of it)...

Gave up and sold my account after they care beared most the content at T7 tbh, I heard they've added a lot more challenging stuff since then but theres no way I'm getting into it again...

Anyway, pretty much a perfect summary of what to expect. But to be honest I wouldn't even bother getting this pack without getting the wrath of the lich king addon as well, which will be another £20 ish
#12
Great price, it's a good game and with the new patch it's ace for casual gamers, you don't have to spend all day on it and you can still do well, just takes you longer, it's no biggie, although if my hubby were online as much as some husbands in my guild, he'd get the boot.

As it stands he has never played Wow, I do:whistling:
#13
Good game but as has been said, highly addictive - I would recommend making use of the refer-a-friend system if you know someone who would also like to play, or even just find someone on one of the servers that would be willing to play at similar times. There is a free 10-day trial on wow-europe.com if you want to try it that way, and with triple xp when you level together, a free months subscription and free epic mount depending on how long you sign up for, most people would jump at the chance. Again though, this game is a huge time sink, so make sure you can regulate your time online somehow!
#14
CoolCab
It is worth noting that the guidebooks are completely worthless as they don't get updated. Like, if you read the first one (released with the vanilla World of Warcraft game) then turn to the The Burning Crusade, the first like, five pages are notes saying how nothing from the first book is true anymore save some very broad strokes. Because the game is constantly updated in radical ways putting advice on paper is always going to be inadequate.

But still, hot, this is a good deal for the games.


Like, how can you like, type like that?
#15
Good price for this, and the games are on DVD so no multiple disc swapping during install.
#16
Everyone talks about how much time you 'have' to spend playing but it's just not true. An hour or 2 in the evening and you'll be 80 in a month, or 2 at most. Then 1 or 2 dungeons a day for a few weeks until you're geared enough for ToC/ICC. Even in a hardcore raiding guild you only need be around for a few hours 3-4 days a week.

Before WotLK things were a bit different, but it's now been improved to allow casual play whilst still providing hard modes to raids for those that want the extra challenge.
banned#17
This is a great game for anyone interested. Be advised that you'll have to buy the Wrath of the Lich King Expansion pack 2, to be able to make the most of the game's content.

I'm not currently playing (playing MW:2) but have a human rogue (level 80). To say as flipper does that "it's just not true" what people say about how much time it takes up this is a lie. You can't progress anywhere unless you can devote more time than you would like to this game.

I would say avoid it as it takes up quite a bit of time. Great deal though.
#18
flipper79
Everyone talks about how much time you 'have' to spend playing but it's just not true. An hour or 2 in the evening and you'll be 80 in a month.


Sadly some of us don't get 80 hours of videogaming in a month... I'm lucky (psp movie watching aside) if I hit 10...
#19
A stupid question i am sure, but the specs on the website dont mention Vista, will this work on a Vista machine.
banned#20
Yes works fine on a vista machine. It can work at quite low specs really.
#21
IcommitCrimes_
Yes works fine on a vista machine. It can work at quite low specs really.


Cheers dude \m/
#22
My son 'did' love this game.....am so glad he doesn't play on it anymore as it is a very addictive game!! Would have taken over his life if I'd allowed it!! :whistling:
banned#23
flipper79
Everyone talks about how much time you 'have' to spend playing but it's just not true. An hour or 2 in the evening and you'll be 80 in a month, or 2 at most. Then 1 or 2 dungeons a day for a few weeks until you're geared enough for ToC/ICC. Even in a hardcore raiding guild you only need be around for a few hours 3-4 days a week.

Before WotLK things were a bit different, but it's now been improved to allow casual play whilst still providing hard modes to raids for those that want the extra challenge.


Not true.

an hour or two in the evening will take you a lot longer than a month to get to 80, especially if you're just starting out. Probably closer to 3-4 months. Then you have your tradeskills on top, that you need to get up if you're even remotely serious about seeing a decent part of the endgame raiding content. Which at 1-2 hours an evening, you can add a few weeks on for beginners.

I did start writing a really geeky reply, but it will take you absolutely ages (months and months) to get into ICC doing 1 or 2 5 mans a day (infact, you can't even get the gear needed to go to ICC from 5 mans...) and you'll never ever get into a 'hardcore' raiding guild with anywhere near that little time. Social raiding guild yes, hardcore, no. never. It will take you exceptional talent, months of experience and gear, with probably twice that much time over twice as many days to get into the good raiding guilds with complete and utter dedication.

Theres a story about how one guy in one of the top raiding guilds (method, nihilium or something) is a soldier currently out on a tour of duty, and manages his shifts around his raiding nights lol. Now, I'm not saying anyone needs to do that, but thats the typical dedication the very top players in the very top guilds NEEDS.
#24
flipper79
Everyone talks about how much time you 'have' to spend playing but it's just not true. An hour or 2 in the evening and you'll be 80 in a month, or 2 at most. Then 1 or 2 dungeons a day for a few weeks until you're geared enough for ToC/ICC. Even in a hardcore raiding guild you only need be around for a few hours 3-4 days a week.

Before WotLK things were a bit different, but it's now been improved to allow casual play whilst still providing hard modes to raids for those that want the extra challenge.


I'd love to see you level 1-80 in 60 hours. Two maybe. Now picture the scene.....

Gamer: "Darling, I've just bought this game called World of Warcraft and am going to be spending a couple of hours a night for the next two months getting to level 70, ok?"

Other Half: "No"

I completely agree that WOW is now much more casual friendly but it makes the game no less addictive. WOW played a big part in the demise of my last relationship (thank you blizz!) but even my new extremely patient GF is starting to make snide comments! I may have to quit as I quite like this new GF unlike the last! :-D
#25
Anarchist

Theres a story about how one guy in one of the top raiding guilds (method, nihilium or something) is a soldier currently out on a tour of duty, and manages his shifts around his raiding nights lol. Now, I'm not saying anyone needs to do that, but thats the typical dedication the very top players in the very top guilds NEEDS.

Wonder what his lag's like from Iraq or Afghanistan!?!?!?
#26
I'm happy to refer anyone for a bit of free time. Also I might help you in game if you come to the same PvE server as you would get 300% more experience if we both play at the same time. Just PM your e-mail address.
#27
Anarchist
Not true.

an hour or two in the evening will take you a lot longer than a month to get to 80, especially if you're just starting out. Probably closer to 3-4 months. Then you have your tradeskills on top, that you need to get up if you're even remotely serious about seeing a decent part of the endgame raiding content. Which at 1-2 hours an evening, you can add a few weeks on for beginners.

I did start writing a really geeky reply, but it will take you absolutely ages (months and months) to get into ICC doing 1 or 2 5 mans a day (infact, you can't even get the gear needed to go to ICC from 5 mans...) and you'll never ever get into a 'hardcore' raiding guild with anywhere near that little time. Social raiding guild yes, hardcore, no. never. It will take you exceptional talent, months of experience and gear, with probably twice that much time over twice as many days to get into the good raiding guilds with complete and utter dedication.

Theres a story about how one guy in one of the top raiding guilds (method, nihilium or something) is a soldier currently out on a tour of duty, and manages his shifts around his raiding nights lol. Now, I'm not saying anyone needs to do that, but thats the typical dedication the very top players in the very top guilds NEEDS.


God don't, not everyone who playes WoW needs or wants ot be a hardcore player, depends what floats your boat I guess, oh and the bit in bold is a load of crap, just a myth to make someone look hard in the world of online gaming.:santa:

My hubby is on a tour of duty and laughs at all the yanks *trying* to play WoW but they can't as the internet lags badly out there, we are not talking broadband there, and I would love to see any squaddie manage his shifts, they get TOLD when to work not the other way around, months in advance rosters are done, for all services and ranks...........................

gadgetmann
Wonder what his lag's like from Iraq or Afghanistan!?!?!?


Terrible that's why it's BS as it's hard enough getting on MSN, like I say hubby sees all the yanks *trying* to play WoW and getting in a right tis, he laughs as he knows I play it when I have the time. It reminds him of me :-D
banned#28
tinkerbell28
God don't, not everyone who playes WoW needs or wants ot be a hardcore player, depends what floats your boat I guess, oh and the bit in bold is a load of crap, just a myth to make someone look hard in the world of online gaming.:santa:

Who here said that everyone wants to be or should be a hardcore player? Nobody. I just refuted the claims that 1-2 hours a day will get you to 80 in a month - complete nonsense, probably 4 months at a guess at that rate, and refuted the claim that a couple of hours a night 3 days a week will get you into a 'hardcore' raiding guild. Which is also nonsense, that much time will get you no further than a social raiding guild. I expected our socials to be around 3 nights, four hours a week minimum. My raiders were expected 6 nights, minimum four hours a week, not counting all the time needed to grind for pots etc.

Just if you expect to see ALL of the end game content, you have to be a hardcore player and put the time in. You won't get there being just social.

tinkerbell28
My hubby is on a tour of duty and laughs at all the yanks *trying* to play WoW but they can't as the internet lags badly out there, we are not talking broadband there, and I would love to see any squaddie manage his shifts, they get TOLD when to work not the other way around, months in advance rosters are done, for all services and ranks...........................

Terrible that's why it's BS as it's hard enough getting on MSN, like I say hubby sees all the yanks *trying* to play WoW and getting in a right tis, he laughs as he knows I play it when I have the time. It reminds him of me :-D


OK so you've just said its BS, but then in the same sentence said there are loads of 'yanks' playing WoW over there.

I suggest you have a rethink.
#29
http://www.ddo.com/

Free to play, better game imho:thumbsup:
banned#30
Helyx
http://www.ddo.com/

Free to play, better game imho:thumbsup:
Cheers for the link. ill try this out :-D
#31
Anarchist
My raiders were expected 6 nights, minimum four hours a week, not counting all the time needed to grind for pots etc.


OMG, jeez bro, its just a game!
banned#32
Yep it is. I dont see why world of warcraft is any different from all the others. When speaking about any other game peope dont go on about the time spent and how it ruins your life.
#33
Anarchist


I expected our socials to be around 3 nights, four hours a week minimum. My raiders were expected 6 nights, minimum four hours a week, not counting all the time needed to grind for pots etc.

Just if you expect to see ALL of the end game content, you have to be a hardcore player and put the time in. You won't get there being just social.


OK so you've just said its BS, but then in the same sentence said there are loads of 'yanks' playing WoW over there.

I suggest you have a rethink.


I suggest you read what I write before the sarcy comments, *try* and play it, they can't as it's too laggy as the internet funnily enough is not great. He watches them and laugh as they stress as their guild may kick them :roll:
tinkerbell28


[COLOR="Red"]My hubby is on a tour of duty and laughs at all the yanks *trying* to play WoW but they can't as the internet lags badly out there[/COLOR], we are not talking broadband there, and I would love to see any squaddie manage his shifts, they get TOLD when to work not the other way around, months in advance rosters are done, for all services and ranks...........................






Your idol is probably some zitty teenager in his bedroom all day , the fundemental flaw with the whole bs story, lag aside, is people on deployments do not get to manage jack let alone their shifts, aslong as you believe it, it's a GAME!!!!!!!!

A soldier telling his commanders on the front line that he wants to manage his shifts as he has WoW raids, I mean seriously hahaha. As if. One to ask the hubby about online though tonight for a giggle.

It's people like this that give WoW a bad name people, they "expect" you to forgo your REAL life to commit to online guldies you have no "real" contact with. Not all are this commited or sad:santa:
#34
shergold
Yep it is. I dont see why world of warcraft is any different from all the others. When speaking about any other game peope dont go on about the time spent and how it ruins your life.


That's because no other game has come close to being as addictive as WOW is.

Not many games have perfectly rational men turn down the chance of nookie with their GF/wife in favour of a raid.

In fact I remember at the height of my addiction......my (now ex) GF showed up at my study naked and I had a real dilemma. Continue with the raid or log off. :thinking: :w00t: In the end I feigned a DC but only because it would have been days of silent treatment afterwards! :-D
#35
gadgetmann
That's because no other game has come close to being as addictive as WOW is.

Not many games have perfectly rational men turn down the chance of nookie with their GF/wife in favour of a raid.

In fact I remember at the height of my addiction......my (now ex) GF showed up at my study naked and I had a real dilemma. Continue with the raid or log off. :thinking: :w00t: In the end I feigned a DC but only because it would have been days of silent treatment afterwards! :-D


This is true, see my guild is social and it works, we are all easy come easy go, I like playing games to chill, I certainly am not gonna give up nights in bed with the hubby or weekends out with the kids for it. Some of the guys on there tho, sheesh if I was their MRS, they would be outta that door.

You only have to see the replies here, to see that for some WoW is thier life and people do get seriously drawn into it!

Although I draw the line at a deployed soldier telling his superiors what shifts he is doing as he is raiding, unlike the mrs who would dump you, you would be charged and booted from your RL objective:p
#36
LOL yeah. I can imagine the conversation now

"Sorry sir, I can't participate in the operation to push the Taliban back tomorrow. My guild are in ICC25 and need extra DPS and I am 3 frost badges away from my new dagger."

:-D
banned#37
I'm not argueing over the whole commitment thing being way OTT - as it is, and its the reason (well, one of them) why I stopped playing. I was struggling to balance my career, social life and this 'game', and obviously the least important lost.

I agree, it is just a game. I don't idolise people who have cleared everything, I don't envy them or anything. I definately don't think they should sacrifice any part of their real life for it. And its quite obvious I'm not suggesting anything of the sort. The thought of people actually doing that is another reason I quit. I'm just pointing out that you DO have to put that much time into it to reach the top tier and experience all the content in this game. That is absolutely undeniable.

1-2 hours every so often means you will not experience a fraction of the game, but its just the start. And once a lot of people start, they soon realise they want to experience all of the content, so slowly start the progression from social player, to social raider, to raider, to hardcore raider, which is when lives start to become virtual. It is massively addictive to a huge amount of people (relatively, not everybody) and this slippery slope for them is generally inevitable.
#38
gadgetmann
LOL yeah. I can imagine the conversation now

"Sorry sir, I can't participate in the operation to push the Taliban back tomorrow. My guild are in ICC25 and need extra DPS and I am 3 frost badges away from my new dagger."

:-D


Yeah you'd be charged off to Colchester I would imagine :giggle:

Anarchist
I'm not argueing over the whole commitment thing being way OTT - as it is, and its the reason (well, one of them) why I stopped playing. I was struggling to balance my career, social life and this 'game', and obviously the least important lost.

I agree, it is just a game. I don't idolise people who have cleared everything, I don't envy them or anything. I definately don't think they should sacrifice any part of their real life for it. And its quite obvious I'm not suggesting anything of the sort. The thought of people actually doing that is another reason I quit. I'm just pointing out that you DO have to put that much time into it to reach the top tier and experience all the content in this game. That is absolutely undeniable.

1-2 hours every so often means you will not experience a fraction of the game, but its just the start. And once a lot of people start, they soon realise they want to experience all of the content, so slowly start the progression from social player, to social raider, to raider, to hardcore raider, which is when lives start to become virtual. It is massively addictive to a huge amount of people (relatively, not everybody) and this slippery slope for them is generally inevitable.


Yeah it's why it's good tho in a way, as you are always chasing the tail, so ever new content with patches/expansions we will never catch up but then that's good as I would not want it all done and dusted when it costs £8.99 a month:) I have a few level 80's and been a casual player for a year, it won't change I don't want my husband to leave me:w00t:
#39
Great deal - thanx
banned#40
shergold
Yep it is. I dont see why world of warcraft is any different from all the others. When speaking about any other game peope dont go on about the time spent and how it ruins your life.


You've obviously never played WoW or any real mmorpg.

Because, if you pick up counterstrike (as an example), you can jump straight in the game, buy an AWP/SIG and play with the big guys in minutes if you have a degree of skill. A round takes 15 minutes and theres nothing stopping you from just switching off at any time. Even clan matches usually take at most an hour and if you DC worst case is your team is down a man for a bit.

WoW raids are usually four hours. Not gonna stop for that long? They just wont take you. DC or just quit in the middle of a raid? Worst case scenario is that you can't be replaced, raid gets cancelled and you have 24 people gunning for you as they all wanted to raid and now cant as they needed your class. This happens a lot.

Any game other than mmorpgs, you can just jump straight in, and assuming you're skilled, you can play and compete with the rest.

WoW is all about the end game raiding. Thats where all the challenges are, thats where all the rewards are, which are the two biggest elements to any game. The race to 80 is just a chore that takes a lot of playing to get over with as soon as possible. And the end game raiding requires dedication to progress, to gear up for the next tiers. Guilds don't want people who just come for an hour a night just to have a bit of fun before dinner, as that does not help the entire guild progress. They just won't give you the space that somebody dedicated could have, unless you're going to put the effort in to progress alongside the rest of the guild.

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