Blizzard has revealed that when the next expansion for World of Warcraft is released later this year, subscribers in the UK will have to pay a slightly larger amount for their monthly subscriptions. When the Warlords of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft releases this November, the game's monthly subscription fee will increase to £9.99.
"We regularly look at our pricing around the world and from time to time we make changes in light of local and regional market conditions," writes a Blizzard rep in this Battle.net forum thread. "As such, we want to give everyone a heads-up that we will shortly be adjusting the pound sterling subscription price of World of Warcraft."
"The new price for recurring subscriptions will be £9.99 for 30 days, £28.17 for 90 days, and £52.14 for 180 days. The suggested retail price of the 60-day prepaid time card will be £20.99."
The good news for those who have no intention of letting their subscriptions expire is that you can lock in your current monthly fee for up to two years. The only catch is that if you make any changes to your subscription or let it expire then you will be stuck with the new price.
You can learn more about the changes here. The price increase seems to be only aimed at UK players.