My name is Justin (a.k.a. Juice in WOW) and I recently moved to Xi'an, Shanxi province two weeks ago to teach English. Yes I love my Warcraft and to my delight it's pretty huge here. Obviously I wanted to play here. But when I log on to my old server, I get like 700-900 ping, it's gross.
Imagine how happy I was to see there's a community of ex-pats in WoW. So yeah I went through the threads, but I'd rather get a straight answer from you guys: how the hell do I play WOW here?
I have WOW installed, with TBC and everything. Do I have to buy the chinese game?
I don't want everything in Chinese...
Can I use the N. American software already installed, but start a chinese account and play on a Chinese server?
Or what's the deal with the Taiwan servers? Can I play on those from my regular WOW account/software? Character transfer maybe? Please enlighten me, I want my fix.
A few parting notes:
1. as soon as I find out how to play, I'm bringing in at least one other player. Many of my fellow English teachers are computer nerds too
2. I'm Horde for life. I'd probably play in your Horde PVP guild (crazy foreign ghosts??).
3. Je parle francais, je suis quebecois