You buy the base game, and the expansions, and then the monthly subscription.
Personally, it's a great thing moving ahead, as this may gradually change how Blizzard employs their expansion strategies.
Since its release way back in 2004, World of Warcraft has stuck to a very familiar revenue model.
In the past, Blizzard has made previous expansions free upon the release of its newest one, so it likely won't make much difference to longterm players. After that, a $14.99 a month subscription was required to keep playing. Well, if you bought any of these items, you technically didn't buy any game, just a fancy piece of cardboard you can put on a shelf.
This does, however, mean The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria, Warlords of Draenor, and Legion will all come standard in subscriptions from now on.
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World of Warcraft's Battle Chest, a collection of content which included all of the game's expansions along with the base game itself, is now available as part of the monthly subscription fee. Oh, and the $80 Digital Deluxe Edition.
The Battle for Azeroth pre-patch launched overnight, bringing a host of new content to the game in preparation for the expansion's proper launch on August 14. First, you needed to buy the game, which comes with 30 days of free play time.
As for Battle for Azeroth?
Whether you're a solo or group player you can also enjoy the retaking of Lordaeron (Undercity) and the Teldrassil incident next week, which sets the stage for the Alliance vs. Horde conflict in the upcoming expansion.