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9-10-2009 @ 4:53PM
This is true. I found this out when Wrath first came out. I installed the update from the disc, and there was an immediate patch to load (remember that?). Problem was, my Mac kept locking up right at the end of the patch install. I fought with it for 3 days. I didn't have any other discs, because when I first joined during BC, I downloaded the game from Blizzard's site. So, I spent hours that first week of Wrath re-downloading the original files, trying to update them and repatch them. It was a bit frustrating (to say the least). Meanwhile, talking to my guildies on vent about how cool Northrend was - not that I could see it, grrrrr.Once I finally got Blizzard on the phone (not an easy thing during the first 72 hours of a major expansion) the rep said, "you don't have to download the old files. Just erase everything and do a fresh install from the Wrath disc."I said, "But is says right on the box that the 'vanilla' and BC are required to use this disc."He explained, "You need to pay for those licenses, but the entire game, patched up until the release of 3.0 is on the DVD."He was right. After a fresh install from the disc, the patch loaded just fine.
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