First off I have to ask a very noobish questions. In order to play wow do you buy the game from a store like best buy or do you simply download it like you would for other mmorpg's on pc? I want to play on a private server because I heard that you can play for free that way. I don't want to pay monthly because i change games alot, I play one for a few weeks then move on to another, then go back. So I dont want to pay 15 bucks and not play or feel obligated to play. What should I do to get started or should I just decide on whether or not to pay 15 a month?