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Free To Play: 20 Twinking And You

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With the modifications of trial accounts to never expire a new era of twinking has approached that will be known as "Free to Play" or F2P. Using a trial account and adjusting to their limitations (described below) the community will reside in the 20-24 XP Off bracket. Numerous twinks are popping up and games are starting to form as well!


Please understand that there will be four variations of players mentioned in this guide:

EU and US players

Trial and Live account players


All four should be interested in the general welfare of the bracket and follow the gear/enchant guidelines F2P users have. Live users will have to stop experience at level twenty just like a regular twink would.



  • Trial accounts never expire.
  • Burning Crusade is enabled, allowing the creation of Draenei & Blood Elves.
  • Both EU and US players can participate (instructions to follow).
  • PvP burst is limited by the lack of higher end enchants and Auction House gear.
  • Realm of choice is Kael'Thas - US.
  • Because of the limits on trade skills, you MUST craft your own gear/enchants/consumables which includes farming them yourself.
  • EU players playing on Kael'Thas - US will experience a slight increase in latency due to overseas connections.
  • Gear is limited to quest rewards, dungeon drops, and BoAs earned through PvP


  • A level cap of 20.
  • A maximum of 10 gold.
  • Trade skills are capped at 100 ranks.
  • Unable to trade via the Auction House, mailbox, or player-to-player.
  • Players are limited to communicating using only say, party, whisper, or using the F2P AddOn.
  • Characters will be unable to create or join guilds.
  • Characters are not able to send whispers to other characters unless they have been added to the characters' friends lists or have received a whisper from a character first.
  • Characters will not be able to invite other players into a party.
  • Voice chat disabled on Starter Edition accounts.
  • Realms experiencing login queues will prioritize players who have full, paid accounts.
  • Starter Edition accounts are not eligible for character transfers
  • RealID features are disabled on all Starter Edition Accounts.

Making an Account: From Scratch


If you wish to play in the US F2P community, click here! to create a new Battle.net account & Starter Edition account

  • Fill in your account information
  • Next, check to see if the region is set to Americas/Oceania, if it isn't click below where it says "What's my region?" - Image
  • Now, select the appropriate region from the list (Americas/Oceania for F2Pers) - Image
  • Finally, click the button that says "Play It Free" once all your information is entered - Image
  • Congrats! You have successfully created a new Battle.net and Starter Edition account; you may now log in with your new account or if you are EU see below for logging onto the US servers

Making an Account: Existing Battle.net Account


If you have an existing Battle.net account please log into that account here!

Also, please note that the maximum number of accounts per Battle.net account is five

Only one starter edition account per region is permitted

  • Once logged in click the Account Summary tab at the top
  • If you are using an existing US Battle.net account, skip to step 5
  • If you are using an existing EU Battle.net account, hit the button in the bottom right corner with your Region and Language - Image
  • Next, choose your corresponding Region (Americas for F2P) and Language of choice - Image
  • Once you have set your region, you should notice a non highlighted box under the accounts panel with the new region in it, hit the Play For Free button within it - Image
  • Congrats! You have successfully created a new Starter Edition account; you may now log in with your new account or if you are EU see below for logging onto the US servers

EU: How to Play


Step by Step Video Tutorial on Changing Your Realmlist

- Warcraftnick


Step by Step Photo Tutorial on Changing Your Realmlist

- Invictusa


The first step is to locate your World of Warcraft folder: for most of you this will be located as such - My Computer, C:\ Drive - Image, Program Files - Image, World of Warcraft

  • From there, click the folder called Data
  • Then, click the folder called enUS (or your respective en?? folder)
  • Find the file called realmlist and open it with Notepad - Image
  • Replace everything with the following lines of text and save - Image,
    set realmlist us.logon.worldofwarcraft.com
    set patchlist enUS.patch.battle.net:1119/patch
    set realmlistbn ""
    set portal us
  • Exit Notepad after you have saved and you are officially playing on the US servers with your US account!

I'm F2P. How do I talk/meet others like me?


If you are on the Kael'Thas - US servers the best way to meet people is through the F2PAddon that will connect you automatically to others as they are on.


Free to Play Accounts are limited to:




F2PAddon channel f2pmob

In order to whisper someone you must have each other added. As long as you have the Addon, anyone who joins will automatically be added to your friend's list and you will be added to theirs.


Originally posted on TwinkInfo.

Edited by Grrthump

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