World-of-warcraft – World of Warcraft first time installation

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I am currently very confused. I have bought the battle chest for WoW (1st game, Burning Crusade and WOTLK) and then of course Cataclysm. What I would like to find out it: Do I need to install each game from the CD's from the beginning? IE install first WoW, when its finished install BC, then WOTLK etc, or does WOTLK or Cataclysm come with all the game before on it and I only need to install WOTLK or Cataclysm and I will have everything I need anyway?

Downloading the game is not an option as we have incredibly slow internet in our country and also a capped amount of data in a month. I don't want to install each CD one by one if there is a way to just put one of the later ones in that have everything I will need on it anyway?

Best Answer

You can just install directly from the Cataclysm DVD. Ignore all previous discs. Once Cataclysm is installed, you'll need to patch up to the current 4.2 patch, which may require a few subsequent downloads - Blizzard only releases combo updaters periodically, and often skips versions before doing so. Sadly, this will require quite a bit of time and/or bandwidth. Major content patches can be several gigabytes in size.