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5-27-2008 @ 9:24AM
This is why Blizzard offers FREE TRIALS.. you dont ever need to create a character on someone elses account, they can set you up with your own free trial.
5-27-2008 @ 9:32AM
Doesn't Blizzard allow kids to play on their parent's account?
5-27-2008 @ 9:31AM
The free trials aren't a good guage at all though. No trading, no whispering, no going on General, local defense, trade... I'd rather try the game with the full experience rather than something that has been gutted to show me half the game, half of what it's about. A trial account might be good for a solo speed-leveller who wants to have a 70 as soon as he confirms his 2nd or 3rd account in preparation for his super multiboxing skills.I've tried getting people to play during the trials, and yeah, nobody joined or even tried. They don't like not getting the full experience either, and they don't want to admit it. It's excuses excuses excuses and even though they know I hate that, I know how that is.
5-27-2008 @ 11:01AM
When my friend quit paying for my European account, I decided to come play in US realms. My friend hooked me up with a 10-day trial so he could get the free month. During that 10 days, I couldn't even play the character I wanted (Trial accounts don't allow expansion content. I wanted a Draenei Priest, who is still my main), and the inability to do thinks like whisper people or talk on LFG made it difficult to play the way I wanted to. I had to queue myself for Deadmines and hope someone noticed.I've always hated solo play, so the isolation forced upon me with the trial account made it not a very fun experience. Since I ordered WoW online and there was a shipping mistake (which Newegg was great with helping me through) and I couldn't get to the game as fast as I'd hoped, so I had to spend about nine and a half days playing on a warlock that I didn't really want to play. Trial accounts don't let you properly experience group content, which is really a huge part of the game.
5-27-2008 @ 11:43PM
The limitations on trial accounts are for glaringly obvious reasons. While I can see how they gimp the whole experience, it shouldn't be a deal-breaker. If it is, that's only an excuse. Hell, I started playing after downloading the trail "as a goof" to bug my RL friends.
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