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on: December 12, 2014, 01:59:14 AM

Haven't touched this since the first month of launch of the original box.  If I was to get him going, what should I buy for Xmas to get him going?

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Reply #1 on: December 12, 2014, 02:23:39 AM

http://us.battle.net/shop/en/product/world-of-warcraft - $20.

That says it includes levels 1-90 so I assume that means it is all expansions up to Warlords, the current one, which is another $35.

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Reply #2 on: December 12, 2014, 09:35:09 AM

Create a free trial first, if he makes it to level 20, then buy him the upgrade. 

At least that's what I did with my kid.  She never made it to 20, so I saved $55. 
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Reply #3 on: December 12, 2014, 09:40:00 AM

Yes, that.

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Reply #4 on: December 12, 2014, 09:40:27 AM

http://us.battle.net/shop/en/product/world-of-warcraft - $20.

That says it includes levels 1-90 so I assume that means it is all expansions up to Warlords, the current one, which is another $35.

I'm pretty sure Warlords is $50

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Reply #5 on: December 12, 2014, 12:39:29 PM

Thanks for the info. I bought him the 20 dollar box as the 20 bucks is worth having something he can actually open on the day.

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Reply #6 on: December 12, 2014, 12:49:26 PM

Thanks for the info. I bought him the 20 dollar box as the 20 bucks is worth having something he can actually open on the day.

Probably a good idea, because otherwise it's "Merry Christmas, here's a...free trial."

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Reply #7 on: December 12, 2014, 12:51:59 PM

Warlords is $50, and doesn't include the base game!?!?

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Reply #8 on: December 12, 2014, 12:54:16 PM

Yes

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Reply #9 on: December 12, 2014, 12:56:19 PM

Sorry I was looking at the price in .

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Reply #10 on: December 13, 2014, 11:14:17 AM

Can't you get him hooked on something that will do less damage to his life?  Like heroin?
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Reply #11 on: December 14, 2014, 12:29:13 AM

Buy your kid a 6 month supply cocaine and a side of meth. After 6 months of that they should be able to handle the addiction to WoW nicely.

Actually, it's probably safer and more humane for them to stick with the drugs

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Reply #12 on: December 16, 2014, 02:09:13 AM

Also, depending on your kid's age, make sure you comb through the parental controls for the account as well. Bliz actually gives you a LOT of control over stuff, such as chat ability, access times, and a bunch of other stuff that other MMOs just totally lack in.

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Reply #13 on: December 16, 2014, 03:21:59 AM

Interesting.

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Reply #14 on: December 16, 2014, 09:31:16 AM

I get a weekly report from my kid's account that shows playtime for all games on her Bnet account, including Hearthstone and WoW.  It's pretty handy and I need something like that for Minecraft.
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Reply #15 on: December 16, 2014, 10:00:57 AM

Also, depending on your kid's age, make sure you comb through the parental controls for the account as well. Bliz actually gives you a LOT of control over stuff, such as chat ability, access times, and a bunch of other stuff that other MMOs just totally lack in.

Just remember to bookmark the parental account page link because it won't be able to access it any other way. (i.e. there's no, "Go to parental controls page" link on Battle.net) If you don't bookmark it you can have the e-mail resent.

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Reply #16 on: December 19, 2014, 10:29:41 PM

Cool. Thanks for the tips.

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Reply #17 on: December 23, 2014, 09:58:41 AM

And turn off general and trade channels. People are vile.

Public chat is so much worse than it used to be. What is wrong with people?

I keep chat on but I do report people. I don't know what Blizzard does to them, but as soon as I report them, they go on my ignore list without being counted on my ignore list.
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Reply #18 on: December 23, 2014, 10:35:38 AM

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