trial accounts that dont expire now? blizz is getting really desperate.
Given that that heirlooms now bind to battle.net account, wouldn't it be possible to make a trail acc when alrdy having a normal acc and send it your heirlooms too?edit: or does the inability to use the mailbox restrict this? =/
Can't use anything from the mailbox. Heirlooms used are those bought from converting Honor Points to Justice Points. From what I've heard, if for some reason, the dungeon Satchel glitches and show up in the mail instead, you won't be able to access it either.
May i point our a small error? Doctor Whitherlimb is located in Ghostlands, not in eversong Woods.Other than that, geat guide. :)Edit: also the mobs under the ghostlands tag are wrong, they're located in Hillsbrad. And, umm, also the mobs in Mulgore and some in loch modan are. I think you got some tags wrong :d
I just started a new account through the RAF, after a little game time I instantly upgraded to get the full effect but am still listed as a "trial account" when people try to trade, pst me or if i try to buy off the AH. I called Blizz and they said that even though i paid for the upgrade and 3 months I have to wait 72 hours for the "trial account" notice to be lifted. Apparently its to prevent against gold spammers and such but it still sucks. lol So just a little extra info for the Stater Players.
@politank --The zones/rares were shifted over a bit in that table; the code should be displaying properly now.@Rosellie--That's too bad. I suppose it's similar to how people who try to faction or server change can get that same 72-hour disclaimer. It may not happen to everyone, but it sucks if it happens to you.
Please Review the Professions tab of the Guide, Leatherworking was accidentally lumped under jewelcrafting and the bonus for mining is missing a bracket.Other than that, wonderful guide and I'll be bookmarking this for future reference :)
Interesting! I might actually give this a shot. I mean, why not? I probably won't go with a full account for a while - not having a fixed location, and pretty shaky connections, and a lot of time constraints, a full account is something I'm not looking forward to support the costs of in a near future. This is an ideal way to set me up for some Cataclysm exploration, though.
Are you able to turn off XP gains on the trial? Let's say for the 15-19 pvp bracket?Nevermind it seems i might have missed that part in the guide lol.. Twinking for free is always a bonus :)
Cool writeup! One thing I'd be interested in seeing, though, is a summary of vanity items and nice-looking clothing you can obtain as a trial account. I've speculated that a host of trial accounts could be fun for RP purposes, creating your character's father/mother/brother/second cousin, or for letting your D&D friend who doesn't really care about MMOs to log on and RP with you and your friends. Without the AH or mail or trade available, though, dressing up said RP characters could be tricky. Knowing that Festival Dress and White Woolen Dress are unavailable but Simple Dress is (for example) would be super helpful! The same goes for vanity pets and other fun items. :)Edit: You know what? Never mind. With your new guide system I will do it myself. :D
The very first guide I wrote covers a lot of gear bank alts can use. It's not formatted as fancily, but it's a good place to begin narrowing options down:Dress for Luxurious Success: The Complete Guide to Gearing Your Bank Alt. I try to keep it in the 1-10 range, but there are some cross-faction options that you'd have to eliminate.Briefly glancing at my list, here's what I think are the most notable options:Head: Bandit Mask, the Stockade's Eyepatch Necks: Alligtor/GriftahShoulder: Mantle of the Fire FestivalChest: Horde harness vendors, some of the moonglade robes, Valentine and Easter optionsShirts: vendors (Alliance has an edge) or get tailoringTabards: City tabards, also select Wrath ones from Justice Point conversions. PvP ones with enough honor.Wrist/Glove/Waist: Some cheap options from vendors of either factionPants: Colorful and Simple Kilt from Tailoring. Also vendors in various cities.Feet: Knitted Sandals are the bestRings: A few cheap rings in Exodar, Silvermoon, and StranglethornTrinkets: Arena Grand Master/Fishing Contest (although that's more madness than 'easy accessories')Alliance gets an eyepatch, the belf mask, and some shirts, but Horde has special blood-elf themed items, the Battered Leather set, and Harness Vendors. Oh, also the Faded Wizard Hat for disguises.Basically, you'd mostly look at the vendor/holiday options, categorize them by gold/faction/quest level restriction, and divvy it up accordingly. As players can get summoned to Northrend/Wrath zones, they can access vendors to buy things like Wine Glass.It's a neat idea, and I can see people with EU accounts rolling a trial US one to hang out with friends, and vice versa.
Good guide. I'll link this to some of my friends if I can convince 'em to try it out.
A friend of mine and my dad are playing on f2p accounts right now.It's because the old system was, well, actually bad. Real bad. It went that way:-Like to try?-Sure! I'll play it on weekends, when I have time! What's the deal?-There are restrictions like levelcap or no guild.-Fine for me, I'm not ready for all of this yet.-And... You have two weeks.-And then?-You have to pay.-Well, no thanks. Nevermind.And those people who started playing now? They've been hearing from me about warcraft for years. My dad played it since warcraft 2. And he never wanted to try because he has about 3-4 hours on weekend to play. 2 weeks = 2 evenings = lvl3 maximum = no banana.
Oooh, thanks for the bank alt guide. I'll take a look at that as I write mine.I have a question re: summoning. How does it work if you can't group with anyone above level 20? Would you have a warlock create the demon TV and then drop group, leaving a pair of level 20 or below to do the actual summoning? Do summoning stones no longer have level restrictions on them? I suppose a low level character in a level 20+ guild could do mass summoning, but other kinds of summoning seem a bit tricky.Also, what's the highest level dungeon players can queue for? (Obvs I haven't played a low level in a long time, haha.) Can they go to the Stockades? Or are RFC, SFK, WC and Deadmines it?
As of patch 4.2.0, secondary professions are unlimited.
Well written! You almost had me convinced to start a free account there for a moment. Getting to end game at 20 and finding a way to play it sound very enticing.But I guess it'd lose its charm after a while, kinda the whole point. I'll stick to my paid account for now. :)
Just wanted to add some stuff to this:-Player are on a TBC account and thus cannot even train in Archeology-Inscription is probably the least favorable profession to pick up as all the scrolls can be purchased from various NPCs-Tailoring is useless, even for the 8 slot bags. WC can be easily farmed for Snakeskin Bag since it is no longer unique. After which point, you should have enough rep with at least one faction to buy one of the 16 slot bags. You'll also have enough gold burning a hole in your pocket to purchase the profession specific bags like Mining Sack and Gem Pouch (should cost 10g when you are Exalted).-You'll have no issues with gold, in fact you'll have the opposite. Since you no longer gain XP from quests, you gain money instead. Since you won't have access to the AH or trading with players, you are limited to what vendors sell for 10g (12g costing items will cost 10g at Exalted with their faction) So go pick up some vanity pets, every mount you can carry, and a case of Halaani Whiskey.-You are limited to TBC content, but are able to venture to Cata content if you are aided by a P2P (Pay to Play) player. I know of some people who have the turtle mount from fishing in Uldum, so it is possible.~Zuty