World of Warcraft is a subscription based fantasy MMORPG that requires also requires the initial purchase of the game and its expansions, but soon it will also have a cash shop. No, World of Warcraft isn’t going free to play, it will be subscription based with a cash shop.
Initially coming to the Asian region, the cash shop will feature the currently available items from the web shop and several new convenience based items. The cash shop may come to the NA and EU versions of World of Warcraft but no solid information as of yet. To find out more about World of Warcraft, visit the game page.