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8-11-2010 @ 9:27PM
Couple years ago, when trying to get some friends of mine in on the game, I contacted Blizz in game and asked what would be the easiest way to do that; short of forcing them all to buy copies or me buy them, or worse everyone download everything.It took about a week for bliz to get back to me, but ultimately they told me that my best option was to copy my vanilla WoW disc onto my HD, and then burn as many as I needed; and hand them out, instructing people to create trial accounts and walking them through how to do that. I was told this was probably the cheapest, and easiest way; and that it also gave me a good backup for the game so in future if something went wrong and I had to reinstall, then I wouldn't have to wait through an insane download. Shame this was before the refer a friend, but in the end I think I burned some five or six copies and gave them out to friends.
8-13-2010 @ 7:03AM
As WoW doesn't "install" the way most programs do, you can also just rar (or zip) up your WoW folder and give them a copy of that. I've moved my WoW folder to different drives and even experimented with playing from a 16 gig flash drive. I've also copied my WoW folder to my roommates HDD so that when she re-activated her account she wouldn't have to spend hours patching. Just delete the WTF folder on the copy if you are giving it to someone else and not using it for a backup.
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