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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Taiwanese World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft (WoW) - the most popular online MMORPG (massive multiplayer online role playing game) has a massive amount of users that posses larger population than most countries in the world. The story takes place in the Warcraft universe, which is not only immerse in the video games, but outside of them as well (countless of novels, comics, magazines, game boards and even soon to be released movie.)

Wow is also hugely popular in Taiwan with endless number of servers. The access to the game is very easy - every convenient shop sells time cards that let you play game.

To anyone surprise, WoW is free of charge in Taiwan - meaning, you do not have to pay for the game and any expansions. You only pay for the time you play. You can buy unlimited hours 30 and 150 days cards, or limited hours but without time frame (10hrs)

10 hours costs NT150
1 month is NT300
150 days is NT1200

You will face one major problem: WoW in Taiwan is in Chinese, and nobody will use English to communicate in the game. You can get English version installed, change few files and get it run on Taiwanese servers, but again, you will need to communicate and play with locals, so unless you have your own group of friends that wish to form a guild within a game, you are either going to use Chinese or give up soon.

Another way to play this popular online game is to purchase European (or US) version through direct download and pay online in EURO or USD, but expect to have some latency issues, unless your internet is really fast and stable.

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