Originally Posted by Bimble
Just checked my account history and I have spent £467.40 since 12th Feb 2005. That does not include the cost of the game and expansions. I added up all the time it's 4.5 years plus the free month plus 19 free days.
Interestingly the cost has stayed the same so in real financial terms it is getting cheaper to play.
Mine will be a similar cost. I've not been able to access my account to check primarily because i've not got my authenticator with me.
I've also coughed up for all the expansions and i'm also one of the real nutjobs that spent cash on said authenticator, ingame pets, mounts etc.
I will say that in the long run i may have paid less than some one who does pay monthly as you pay less for the 6 monthly installments. I'm probably up in the £500 range.
I play wow almost everyday, but do branch out to play other games that have caught my eye. I will say that overall I've probably saved cash playing wow as i wouldnt have spent oodles more over the last five years playing other games at 30 quid a pop. i've managed to picky up the majority of the last few years through steam at a vastly discounted rate predominetly.
I still have an addon with the number of days played on my sole surviving original character (ironically not my main) and he totals 486 days played. When that figure comes up thats pretty scary. Whats that 15months on a single character??! Madness really.