The World of Warcraft expansions are as follows:
1st expansion - Burning Crusade
2nd expansion - Wrath of the Lich King
3rd expansion - Cataclysm
Those are all the expansions that World of Warcraft has. The only thing that came before Burning Crusade is the original basic game.
No, the Burning Crusade is the first expansion to World of Warcraft and does not require any expansions before it. The Burning Crusade is included into the basic WoW now so you do not need to buy that, just the basic WoW.
Yes you have to download the whole game and its patches before you can upgrade to the Burning Crusade.
World of Warcraft Classic came before BC (Burning Crusade), next up is WotLK
YesThe game is World of Warcraft as a whole unit, it is constantly changing through patches and expansions and because it is an MMO everyone must have the same version.You can play WoW classic before the two expansions, and Burning Crusade before WOTLK but not the other way around.Basically Burning Crusade is the first expansion, and is only an add on to the Original, not a stand alone.
Playing Cataclysm requires you to already have installed World of Warcraft, as well as the Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King expansion packs.
Yes, you need to buy World of Warcraft, then the Burning Crusade expansion, then the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, and finally the Cataclysm expansion (when it comes out sometime in 2010).
Technically, the Pandaren from World of Warcraft were around before that movie came out. They were a joke on the part of Blizzard in Warcraft 3. They were going to be in World of Warcraft in the Burning Crusade, as the Alliance race, but that decision was changed to use the Draenei to go more in line with the expansion's Outland theme.
Nope you will need the burning crusade expansion installed before it will allow you to install WotLK.
Here are the races and classes:Races (ALLIANCE)Human Male/FemaleDwarf Male/FemaleNight Elf Male/FemaleGnome Male/FemaleDraenei Male/Female *YOU NEED TO HAVE BURNING CRUSADE*Worgen Male/Female *YOU NEED TO HAVE World Of Warcraft Burning Crusade Wrath Of The Lich King and Cataclysm ALL OF THE EXPANSIONS TO UNLOCK THE WORGEN*End of alliance RacesHorde Races:Orc Male/FemaleUndead Male/FemaleTauren Male/FemaleTroll Male/FemaleBlood Elf Male/Female *YOU NEED TO HAVE BURNING CRUSADE*Goblin Male/female *YOU NEED TO HAVE World Of Warcraft Burning Crusade Wrath Of The Lich King and Cataclysm ALL OF THE EXPANSIONS TO UNLOCK THE GOBLIN*CLASSES: FOR BOTH HORDE AND ALLIANCE MALE AND FEMALEWarriorPalidinHunterRougePriestDeath Knight (Requires Wrath Of The Lich King Expansion)ShamanMageWarlockDruid*ALL OF THEM ARE INCLUDED IN THE WoW Expansion Classes except the Death Knight*
They are called Death Knights, not Dark Knights. They are a class that's only obtainable with the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. You must own the original World of Warcraft, Burning Crusade Expansion, Wrath of the Lich King expansion, and level a toon to at least level 65 before you can use one.
Yes. As with all previous expansions, you must have the expansion before in order to upgrade to the current expansion. IE: you need Vanilla WoW, Burning Crusade, and Wrath of the Lich King on your account in order for you to upgrade to Cataclysm.
In order to play World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, you have to have all of the expansions before it. After all, if you look at it this way. Lich king is only an addition to the main game. That's like trying to update software on your computer that doesn't exist :)