BlizzCon 2013: World of Warcraft not going free-to-play, stop asking
Posted: 10.11.2013 13:17 by Comments: 2
At BlizzCon 2013, after the reveal of the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft, production director J. Allen Brack stated once again that World of Warcraft would not be going free-to-play, ever.

The reason is that in order to transition the MMO, Blizzard would have to do "significant" reworking of the game's entire structure. "We didn't make the game to be free-to-play," Brack stated, "It's not something we're currently considering."

Players can experience the first 20 levels for free with the Starter Edition, with limited features.

Source: Polygon
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By nocutius (SI Elite) on Nov 10, 2013
"...20 levels for free with the Starter Edition, with limited features".
Seems to me like it's perfectly possible to make it f2p :).

But that would probably drive too many core fans away so I doubt it's worth it.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Nov 12, 2013
Well, that sounds pretty much like what you said about removing RMAH for Diablo 3 ;)
Perhaps you should take some time off and consider how to do a proper PR training course?