Regional FlagWoW going f2p w/ Veteran status?Source
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Kwah
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#1 - 2015/01/12 08:35:00 PM
http://massively.joystiq.com/2015/01/12/rumor-world-of-warcraft-may-be-prepping-a-free-veteran-editio/

World of Warcraft dataminers, while diving into the piles of information for the upcoming Patch 6.1, may have found game-changing evidence that the title is preparing a new free-to-play option.

The data files include several references to a "Veteran Edition," in a similar fashion to the already-existing Trial Edition, which allows players to level to 20 for free. The Veteran Edition has several limitations listed, including a level cap, money cap, and chat channel restrictions.

There's a lot of speculation going on right now as to whether or not the Veteran Edition will happen, and if it does what it will entail. MMO blogger Superior Realities theorizes that WoW will allow subscription-lapsed accounts to continue playing with the above restrictions.


This makes sense, especially with the announcement of buying tokens with real money and selling them with gold, and also the restrictions lifted on newly created DK's.

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#44 - 2015/01/15 10:35:00 PM
We’ve always had this kind of weird limitation where if you’ve never played WoW we let you play as much as you want, albeit in a very restricted Starter Edition account. However, if you have ever had a subscription--but don’t currently have one--we don’t even let you log in. In 6.1 we’ll effectively revert lapsed accounts into a Starter Edition “mode”, with all of the same restrictions. The one difference being that your sub-level 20 characters will be able to join a guild if any of your other characters are still in that guild.

The label for this mode internally is “Veteran”, and those are the strings that were datamined, but it’s unlikely to be a term we use to any great degree externally. It will simply be the default state for accounts that don’t currently have an active subscription.

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#131 - 2015/01/16 12:17:00 AM
01/15/2015 02:44 PMPosted by Sevaryn
Would I be able to log into my characters that are level 21 and above?


No.