Well, I have good news for you, Now, we can play English version WoW in Chinese server!
HOW?HOW? (I can hear some desperate screams) HOW??!! TELL ME! TELL ME!! ME!! ME!! ME!! TEACH ME! TEACH ME!! HOW??!! HOW??!! (I can see a big crowd full of people and some dogs, 3 cats and 1 bunny rabbit) *push-pull-shove--elbow--kick-punch-push-push-pull hair--aww!--shove-shove-fart-uugghh!!-groans-eyes staring-*microphone: SILENCE!!!*-everybody stopped-silence-....-Mae start speaking-*
Relax and trust me, All you have to do is follow this guidance step by step, and then at the end of this guidance, you will be ALL SET and READY to PLAY!
STEP 1 Download the World of warcraft full version including the burning crusade or buy the original game, NOTE: DO NOT FORGET TO BUY OR DOWNLOAD THE BURNING CRUSADE AS WELL!!! OR ELSE YOU WONT BE ABLE TO PLAY!!
NOTE: DO NOT FORGET TO BUY OR DOWNLOAD THE US VERSION OR ENGLISH UK VERSION ONLY!! DO NOT BUY OR DOWNLOAD THE CHINESE WOW; YOU WONT BE NEEDING IT.
STEP 2 Install the game, the original wow and tbc, and then the game will download the patch automatically. Wait until the game downloaded all the patches and updating your wow game to its newest version.
NOTE: Sometimes, the chinese wow lags behind the Us wow in patches. So you have to make sure you installed only the most updated patches in the Chinese server, or else you will not be able to run your game! For example, if the Us version has already goes to patch version 3.0, but in the Chinese server is only up to patch 2.8, then install up to patch 2.8 only, do not install patch 3.0 or else you will not be able to run the game.
What should i do if i already install the newest patch, but then the Chinese server is not using this patch yet?
What you can do is, uninstall that newest patch, and match your patch version with the newest Chinese server patch.
Or, you can wait until the Chinese server updated its patch, which eventually it will.
STEP 3 You will need a game card to play wow in China. You can get this card almost in every corner of the city in Shanghai. Go to a local shop or any kiosk that sells recharge for handphone, they usually have it, or try the magazine kiosks, and say:
"Wo Yao Mai Mosho Sjijie Card" (I want to buy wow game card)
It will cost you 30 rmb.
STEP 4 Make an account with the9 online. All the world of warcraft players must register their account with the 9. Go to the9 website, it is in:
and then click on number "1" with some Chinese character beside the number, there are 4 numbers, 1 to 4 , which shows the steps on making an account and play wow. By clicking the number 1 this should take you to the 1st step in the account creation process. Here you have to make an account with "the9" (its the name of the chinese company in charge of wow in china).
Filling information translation:
(If you are unsure about the the meaning, you can use google translate, just copy the chinese character and paste it on the translate box and click translate)
Google translate link : http://www.google.com/translate_t?sl=zh-CN&tl=en
box1 = Account Username
box2 = Password
box3 = Repeat Pasword
box4 = Real Name (This real name should use a Chinese character, so it is time for you to make up your own Chinese name. You have to use Chinese character only, English alphabets wont work!)
box5 = Chinese ID number (This is something you don't have and will need to ask a Chinese friend to supply you with their ID number. All Chinese citizens have 1.)
Or, if you do not have any Chinese friend, try to use this link:
box6 = Email address.
box6 = Type in the code that you see on the screen.
Once you have successfully created your account and logged in you will need to get a CD key. Look at your wow game card, and then fill in that numbers on the card to get your CD key.
NOTE: This card can also be used to play the game. In China, the game card is counted for per hours of gameplay instead of per month. Never buy a game card if the scratched part has been scratched. That means that this card is unusable.
After you have logged in, click on the following 游戏充值 充值历史 游戏余额 button.
On the left side it should be the column of options. Look for 购买CDKEY (Buy CD key).
This takes you to the page where you should enter your scratched game card number. If correct you should be given your new CD key.
And then after you get your CD key, you will need to enter your CD key in. And then you will see 4 options, that is all the different places in China. The first one is Shanghai, where i am at. If you are not sure which one is which, do not forget to use the google translator to help you decide. The best place to use is the city where you live in now, so you can get a faster connection speed.
Don't worry, you can always change it later (at a cost of buying another wow game card).
STEP 5 After you finished installing your game and creating your account, what you need to do is; You have to change your realmlist to represent chinese servers not US or Europe. To do this you need to:
- Go to your wow folder. (Where you install wow)
- Open the "Realmlist.wtf" file using notpad. Change the line to:
set realmlist cn4.grunt.wowchina.com
-But do not change the patch, set the patch to:
set patchlist us.version.worldofwarcraft.com
NOTE: Everytime wow updates your game with a new patch, you have to reset the realmlist.wtf again to Chinese server, or else it will try to connect to the US server automatically.
STEP 6 How to Displaying Chinese characters in-game:
Go to this link and follow the instructions there
STEP 7 Need anything else?
Just go to this website:
And you can find most of your answers there, or use the 'contact me' button on the left, I will reply asap.
World of warcraft US official website :
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