Can I play WoW with used CDs?

By Op2 ยท 9 replies
Nov 2, 2007
  1. Hi guys,

    Is that possible to reuse the CDs of WoW and its expansion after the old owner quit the game?

  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    It's possible OP2, aslong as you have a account of your own then it'll work

    Because the WoW CDs don't require a CD key you can just install and play it without CDs :)
  3. kristouk21

    kristouk21 TS Rookie

    there souldnt be a problem.. if u need any inomation check out friends of mine over at

    check out the forumz.. reguarding online gaming..
  4. Op2

    Op2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 86

    But, in the website, it says: "If you've purchased a retail copy of World of Warcraft, enter the authentication key below"
    Then I should at least have the CD key to creat an account, right?

    Oh, ok. Thanks for answering my question guys.

  5. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    No, you'll only need the CD key once when you're making a account, if you already have a account then there is no need

    If you need a account you can buy one of those "60 day gameplay card" things at wal-mart or gamestop and you can make a account with those
  6. Op2

    Op2 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 86

    Ok, I get it now.

    Thanks man.
    Sorry for popping up again, but I still have trouble with creating an account.
    So, this is what I need:

    I bought a prepaid card, and this is what I have: ***2-4*****-7***8-*****2-1***
    And it is shorten by 1 number. Besides, the form looks different.

    What did I do wrong here?
  7. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    You could also get the free version where you connect to a free however unstable server.
  8. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    I use to run a private server beef for WoW, it wasn't unstable because I actually knew what to do and I personally fixed alot of the bugs that were in the SQL files

    But private servers do get boring after awhile, public ( paid ) version of wow is decently fun... Im more of a FPS person :D

    Try retyping the numbers again, you might have forgotten to put one

    If that doesn't work you could buy your authentication online through for $15 a month ( you get your 1st month free when you 1st make a account )
  9. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    Lol I already knew that. After all you are on my TWL/CAL team.
  10. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    Im really going to confuse the issue here...... The key your game is asking for is the retail cd key which should be stuck inside your game case. I know this much after experiance with a friend and a 10 day guest pass.

    A: My friend used my game discs to install wow and tbc on his pc.

    B: He used my cd key to install

    C:He played for his 10 days, then had to buy the retail version.

    Also if you dont have a credit card you must buy a pre pay card at the same time you purchase the game in order to play! as the 40 days free you get with the game dosent activate until you have activated a payment method!


    I have a couple of free guest pass keys left, if you require one pm me.
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