Play WoW Cataclysm as a Worgen or Goblin Without Paying?

Play as worgen without wow cataclysm expansionCan i play the new races if i dont purchase wow cataclysm.
The new expansion for world of warcraft cataclysm i was checking out videos from the other day. My question is when it comes to the new goblin and worgen races can i play them without purchasing the world of warcraft expansion. Also if i cant play them without buying it does anyone know of a way i can preview or test them out so i can decide if i want to buy wow cataclysm?

Best answer:
Well first of all in order to play as the new races you will have to purchase wow cataclysm. There is no official way you can play as the new worgen or goblin races without purchasing the game. I know it sucks but you are going to be forced to play on the official servers.

Now you stated is there a way to preview the new races. As it stands you can not officially preview the new races. Blizzard is making sure anyone that wants to play the cataclysm goblin and worgen will be forced to buy before they can try. Also they dont seem to do any type of refunds so if you dont like the new expansion you are sol.

Now if you are looking for unofficial ways to play the new races then you can try out one of the many new world of warcraft cataclysm private servers out there. If you look at our links on the left you can see the wow cataclysm private server link and there you can learn all about world of warcraft cataclysm private servers and how you can play one.

Also keep in mind blizzard is releasing an amazing expansion so the odds of you actually not liking this one is going to be slim to none based on how much work has gone into this expansion. If you are going to be a first time world of warcraft player then you should just get a trial account and preview the game to see if it suits your fancy as a player. Some people are all about it while others dont feel its right for them. Its sort of up to that persons playing style.

I think that answers your question the best for if you can play world of warcraft cataclysm worgen and goblin races before the games official release, and if you cant how you can find a way to actually preview the races in the game before paying for the expansion.

2 Responses to “Play WoW Cataclysm as a Worgen or Goblin Without Paying?”

  1. Kari N says:

    Nope. Just like you couldn’t roll a Blood Elf or Draenei without first buying and upgrading to Burning Crusade, and just like you weren’t able to roll a Death Knight without Wrath of the Lich King, you will not be able to roll a worgen or goblin without Cataclysm. The only thing you will be able to experience in Cataclysm without buying the expansion would be the remade old continents (Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms). And then there are still zones you will not be able to enter (goblin and worgen starting areas, for example).

    Edit for townes:

    The quoted bits are copied straight from the Cataclysm FAQ:

    “Will I need the expansion to be able to experience the Cataclysm changes?”

    “When the Cataclysm occurs, it will occur for all players, whether they have purchased the expansion or not–you will no longer be to play in the original version of Kalimdor or the Eastern Kingdoms. However, certain features such as the new zones, new races, and new level cap will only be accessible to players who purchase the expansion.”

  2. townes says:

    No. What Kari said, except I’m not sure you’ll be able to see the re-made old world, either if you don’t pay to. I’d think you’d see the current version. I may be mistaken.