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Jason Leung 
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  Mon 25 Jan 2010 - 7:08  #
Hello, i'm new to this forum, actually i just accidentally google "wow china" and just found out there's a wow in here, and i want to play it but i can't read chinese -.-

i've been reading the FAQ from this forum and understand about the payment however there's something that i still don't understand that i want to ask ( sorry english isn't my primary language too )

1. what is the version of WoWchina currently ?
2. i've got the US wow version up to 3.2.2a can i just change the realm and login server without actually finding the "chinese" wow application ?
3. i'm currently reside in Yichang, Hubei province, which area i'm (1-9)
4. it said i can buy the reload card at kiosk XD, sorry but anyone know what it's called in Chinese, every locals in here apparently unable to speak English at all :'( and my chinese skills still so-so, "叫什么 ?"
5. maybe this is kind of off topic, but could you tell me how to play Dota in china too Razz, i've been trying to ask the locals they don't even know what is "dota" T_T

thank you very much worship
Muhan 
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Server: CN1, PVE, Alliance, Maduolan (玛多兰), Silvermoon (银月)
Name: Loklok, Lokatme, Huntar, Magicjack, Urdead, Warry, Lokabubble, Bloodymerry / Bewitched
Guild: Swiss Bunnies

  Mon 25 Jan 2010 - 7:23  #
ok here we go: thanks to bolo for the nice guide Wink

Bellow you can find a guide how to get an english client to work for Chinese World of Warcraft.
1) Current Version for Chinese WOW is 3.1.3 (10146)
2) you will have to reinstall your english wow and patch up to 3.1.3 or downgrade to 3.1.3 (downgrade is probably faster), once you have 3.1.3 follow bolo's guide below
3) sorry dont know for sure, but once you are set, you can choose between the differnt areas any time you want, create a toon and you will see if the selected server is playable from where you live
4) i will look for a pic of the recharge card, just print it out and show it to the vendor, then once you have bought one, keep it and every time you go and buy a new one show him the old card Smile
5) sorry cant help you with that but i am sure others on this forum can


(I'll assume you use an english client and it was installed on C:\wow)

1. Patch your english Client up to 3.1.3
1.1 In C:\wow create a new folder. Call it Backup-3.1.3-enUS

2. In C:\wow\data make a copy of the folder enUS. Rename the copy enCN. Move the original folder C:\wow\data\enUS to C:\wow\Backup-3.1.3-enUS (the game won't work if both enUS and enCN are located in C:\wow\data)

3. In C:\wow\data\enCN. ALL the files name containing "enUS" must be renamed with "enCN" . ex. patch-enUS.mpq must be renamed patch-enCN.mpq.

4. open C:\wow\data\enCN\realmlist.wtf with a text editor. delete the content and copy/paste this : ( don't forget to save)
Code:
set realmlist cn.logon.warcraftchina.com
set patchlist cn.version.warcraftchina.com
set realmlistbn ""
set portal cn


5. Download this file : http://www.filefront.com/14164105/Data.zip/
and extract it in C:\wow. Verify that C:\wow\data contains a file called patch-3.mpq, and C:\wow\data\enCN contains a file patch-enCN-3.mpq

6. Cut-paste all the files(not folders) you see in C:\wow to C:\wow\Backup-3.1.3-enUS

7. Download http://www.filefront.com/15012441/WOW%20CN.rar and extract it under C:\wow

8. Download http://www.filefront.com/14163759/SimpLauncher_3_1_3.rar/ and extract it in C:\wow. Launch the game with skeleton.exe, be sure to have the 英文语音 checked.

I hope it's easy enough to understand. If things don't work tell me what was the error message etc. But it should work

For the chinese characters refer to stixX's guide. it's a sticky


Last edited by Muhan on Mon 25 Jan 2010 - 8:03; edited 1 time in total
Muhan 
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Server: CN1, PVE, Alliance, Maduolan (玛多兰), Silvermoon (银月)
Name: Loklok, Lokatme, Huntar, Magicjack, Urdead, Warry, Lokabubble, Bloodymerry / Bewitched
Guild: Swiss Bunnies

  Mon 25 Jan 2010 - 7:35  #
found this from a post from Hirna:
Shanghai servers are CN1
Guangzhou are CN4
Beijing is CN2

for the card I can't find a pic at the moment but if you can say this or print it out and show the vendor he might get it that you want to buy the card:
World of Warcraft 魔兽世界mshu shji
bolomas 
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  Mon 25 Jan 2010 - 7:58  #
Hello, and welcome to the foreign community at Chinese World of Warcraft.

Just a slight precision about the version : we are still on TBC. yeah we are still playing the pre-wotlk 3.1.3 version (Northrend isn't available, lv max 70 with wotlk talents).

Recently there have been signs saying wotlk should be available within 6 months (lets you time to lv a char to 70 Wink).

You'll have to downgrade to 3.0.1(delete /wow/data/patch.mpq and patch-2.mpq files, then start repair.exe) and repatch manually to 3.1.3. No worries if your client inculde the lichking expension you can still play on Chinese servers.

For the area most of the foreigners are located in shanghai
Cn1 realm 玛多兰 PVE Alliance/Horde
Cn1 realm 山丘之王 PVP Horde

When you log on these realms type "/join english" in the chat to get in touch with us.

If your ping isn't good when playing on Cn1 you might want to try another area, but I don't know where you can find other foreigners.

for the card write/print
来一张魔兽世界卡(lai yi zhang moshoushijie ka)(I'd like to buy one world of warcraft card) on a paper and show it to the seller. It costs 30RMB for 66 hours(30/600 card).

If you need any help feel free to pm me.

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Jason Leung 
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  Mon 25 Jan 2010 - 9:47  #
wow thanks you guys are very helpful Smile
now only need to get a chinese ID card and the WoW card ( i'm in a small city in the area of my university there's no internet cafe that sells it, seems i have to go to the city ), hopefully in 1-2 days i can play at the CN1 PVP , thanks everyone Smile
Muhan 
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Server: CN1, PVE, Alliance, Maduolan (玛多兰), Silvermoon (银月)
Name: Loklok, Lokatme, Huntar, Magicjack, Urdead, Warry, Lokabubble, Bloodymerry / Bewitched
Guild: Swiss Bunnies

  Mon 25 Jan 2010 - 10:34  #
just be carefull with getting a chinese ID card. best choice would be from a good friend.
make sure you have an ID whose owner is over 18yrs old, because there will be a healthlock if the ID is under 18yrs.
also use the information on the ID to avoid complications when registering an account, eg. use the name and address mentioned on the card. DO NOT use your personal name.
concerning the wow recharge card, I don't think internetcafes sell them, at least they do not where I live in Kunming. They do have the possibility to charge your account online, so if you can't find a place to buy the cards, try out one of the internetcafes. they should only input your account name, your password should not be required.
I buy the cards at newspapershops. these newspapershops are in small cabins where they sale magazines and different recharging cards for telephones etc.
bolomas 
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  Mon 25 Jan 2010 - 10:42  #
About the gamecards you can find them in some convenient stores (Family Mart), Newspaper stands those small telecom cards stand. If you live in an university area I'm pretty sure there s at least one place who sells them.

Edit : grilled lol and yeah, what muhan said about the id cards : DO NOT use your personal name. Use the one on the ID, and if possible ask for a good quality photocopy or scan of it : if one day your account get hacked locked etc, they will ask you for a scan of the ID.

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WoW English/Chinese glossary (2000+ translated words) found on wow-in-chinese.jfs-web.ch
English speakers are consolidating on the same realm for Cataclysm check this thread
Fiction 
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  Mon 25 Jan 2010 - 13:21  #
Hi Liangchaoxin! I'm right down the road from you in Wuhan. CN5 has the best latency for me, but I often play on CN2 without any problems. Lag in CN1 flares up quite a bit for me.
WoWLaoWai 
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  Tue 26 Jan 2010 - 3:52  #
That's a pity man, knowing Wuhan gives CN1 bad lags makes me nervious.. Guess I need to stay on the south coast.

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Jason Leung 
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  Tue 26 Jan 2010 - 6:58  #
oh CN1 Sad lag from Wuhan area ? oh well, i'll try CN2 or CN5 then i guess. Still waiting Id card then starting my undead mage Very Happy.
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  Tue 26 Jan 2010 - 10:06  #
Yea it's a pain b/c I'd like to play with some of the people in here.

Meanwhile, I'm on the Warsong (战歌) server in CN2 if i can be of any help.
bolomas 
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  Tue 26 Jan 2010 - 10:36  #
If you guys really can't play on CN1 because of the lag you should try to stick together on one server and create a sticky on this forum on where to find you (just pm our beloved webmaster Globuline). Like this people in the area of wuhan and beijing know where to find other english speakers.

People from beijing and north china always experienced bad lag on Shanghai servers, I guess that's destiny No

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StiXx 
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  Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 5:52  #
Liangchaoxin wrote:

5. maybe this is kind of off topic, but could you tell me how to play Dota in china too Razz, i've been trying to ask the locals they don't even know what is "dota" T_T

Hey M8

Ive also been trying to figure that out for some time, what I came up with untill now is that they dont play Dota allstars here but some other version.

The map ( forgot what the name was ) has some kind of wooden castle walls and all "heroes" are ninja like humans which i never see in Warcraft before.

Dont know what they call it exactly but its some chinese version. The real dota allstars I've never seen before on Kalimdor server.

Me and 2 of my friends still play together on LAN sometime but we just play with AI maps.
Jason Leung 
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  Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 7:20  #
Sorry i've got another problem

at this step
Quote :

V.

The Next Page is a confirmation of details and the subsequent page is saying they sent an e-mail to your acount that you need to confirm.

Part 2

I. Upon confirming your account you'll be presented with a page that asks for ID number. If you do not have one you'll have to ask one of your Chinese friends for one.

II. The next page asks for your WoW account name.

III. The page after that asks you for
1) Account password
2) Role name (I believe this is the name of ingame character)
3) E-mail address

i already enter the shenfenzheng then i think it's step 2, that ask for account name

according to previous step
"1) E-mail address (This will be your account name)"

then i assume the account name is my email right ? i try enter "xxx@yahoo.com" or only "xxx" but nothing works Sad, although when i enter my full email adress with @yahoo.com it shows :
"您输入好像是战网通行证?请输入《魔兽世界》账号信息。"

if i enter without @yahoo.com it shows :
"账号不存在"

can someone tell me what went wrong Wink

Edit : this problem is fixed it seems now the registration process is a bit different and if someone have same problem with me, you can see how to do it ( courtesy of Bolomas ) : http://wow-in-chinese.forum2jeux.com/general-f1/guide-battlenetcomcn-new-account-creation-t1491.htm#13919
Jason Leung 
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  Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 10:09  #
thanks a lot everyone now i can play WoW ! ( especially to Muhan Bolomas and Stixx )
worship worship

@stixx and other people who want to play Dota
i've met a local guy in QQ (he's the one who lend me the shenfenzheng) and he said he can also tell me how to play Dota, he said at 29 January he will be back in the school and meet me Smile, after i know how to play Dota i will inform you in here or PM Smile
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  Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 10:19  #
Liangchaoxin wrote:
thanks a lot everyone now i can play WoW ! ( especially to Muhan Bolomas and Stixx )
worship worship

@stixx and other people who want to play Dota
i've met a local guy in QQ (he's the one who lend me the shenfenzheng) and he said he can also tell me how to play Dota, he said at 29 January he will be back in the school and meet me Smile, after i know how to play Dota i will inform you in here or PM Smile

Nice Smile

Playing dota allstars here would be awesome Smile
Jason Leung 
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  Wed 27 Jan 2010 - 14:25  #
Sorry Fiction i try 2 server in Channel 2, 1 is Hellscream i think ( the same server as the guy who lend me his Id Card ) and Warsong ( yours ) , both got latency 300-500. Yet somehow in CN1 - 山丘之王 i got 70-90 latency Very Happy. So i guess i'll play at CN1 - 山丘之王
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