World of Warcraft (WoW) is one of the most popular online games in the world, and now everyone can play it without any time limit. The accounts you can play with may have certain limitations, but you can explore the world within the game for as long as you want. If you're an experienced player, you can use some of your Gold to buy time to play directly from Blizzard, so you can keep playing WoW without spending real money.
Method 1 of 2: Creating a Free Starter Account
Step 1. Understand what features a free account has
Characters played with a free account can be leveled up to 20 (from 100 levels), and can continue playing when their level reaches the limit (without getting any more XP). Free accounts are also limited to having a maximum of 10 Gold. Free accounts also have limited in-game communication access, and cannot join Guilds.
- If your subscription status has expired, your account will be changed to the initial account with the same restrictions, except that all characters in the account can join the Guild. You won't be able to access characters who are level 20 and above, but you can create new ones.
- A scratch account is a great thing for you to play as long as possible and determine if World of Warcraft is really a good fit for you.
Step 2. Visit the Battle.net account creation page for World of Warcraft
If you live in the United States, you can access the page via https://us.battle.net/account/creation/wow/signup/. Otherwise, visit battle.net and find the account creation page for your country.
If you already have a Battle.net account, you can log in and download World of Warcraft right away
Step 3. Fill in the account creation form
Make sure that you use a valid email address (email) so that you can confirm your account. You don't need a credit card to sign up for the free version of the account. Click the "Plat it Free" button after you have filled out the form.
Step 4. Click "Download the game" to start downloading World of Warcraft
If you closed your browser by mistake or need to download the game files again, you can get them from us.battle.net/account/download/index.xml.
Step 5. Run the game installer program
The World of Warcraft installer file is very small, and should finish downloading in a moment. Once the download is complete, open the file to install Battle.net.
Battle.net is a launcher program for World of Warcraft and other Blizzard games
Step 6. Verify for your Battle.net account while waiting for the launcher to finish installing
You should get a verification email at the email address you entered when you created your previous account. Follow the link provided in the email to verify your Battle.net account.
Step 7. Log in to Battle.net using the account you just created
World of Warcraft will ask you to start the installation. Click "Start Install" to start downloading WoW.
Step 8. Wait for World of Warcraft to finish downloading and installing
World of Warcraft is a very large game (28 GB), so you may find downloading it will take quite a bit of time, even if you are on the fastest connection.
You should also make sure that there is enough free space on the hard disk (hard drive) to install the game
Step 9. Start playing
When World of Warcraft finishes downloading, you can launch it via Battle.net and start playing. You need to choose a server and create a character before you can start your adventure.
Novice players should not play RP (Role-Playing) and PVP (Player Vs. Player) servers until they understand the mechanics and flow of the game
Method 2 of 2: Extending Subscription Term Using Game Currency (Gold)
Step 1. Understand the process
On April 6, 2015, an update in World of Warcraft introduced the WoW Token. WoW Tokens are items that players can exchange with a subscription period of 30 days. Tokens can be purchased for real money and resold inside the Auction House using Gold. This way, you can buy a subscription using the Gold you get when you play.
Since initial accounts cannot access Auction House and WoW Tokens are very expensive, this method is not suitable for initial accounts created for free. You need to pay for a subscription in order to access the Auction House and earn enough Gold to extend the subscription period
Step 2. Collect Gold until enough
When launched, the WoW Token was sold inside the Auction House for 30,000 Gold. The price of the WoW Token is determined by the player, and will change depending on the amount of availability and needs. However, the price of WoW Token is still quite expensive, so you have to earn a fairly large regular income to be able to buy it every month.
If you search for Gold efficiently, you can earn 1000-2000 Gold per hour. This means you can buy WoW Tokens after 15-30 hours of working looking for Gold
Step 3. Open the Auction House
You can use Gold to buy WoW Tokens at the Auction House. You can access Auction Houses from most major cities in World of Warcraft, and many cities have more than one Auction House.
The list of items in the Auction House is linked to a single faction, so you will see the same list of items from the various Auction Houses that you access
Step 4. Select the Game Time category
By selecting that category, WoW Tokens that are actively being sold will be displayed.
Step 5. Enter your bid or buy WoW Token to get it
The token will be sent to your inbox. Click the WoW Token in the message in your inbox to move it to your inventory.
Step 6. Extend the subscription period by right-clicking the WoW Token in your inventory
Click the "30 Days of Game Time" button to confirm that you want to add a subscription to your account. The 30 days of play will be added to your current subscription. The end of the subscription period will be displayed in the window. After that, click "Accept" to confirm again.