With piracy at a standstill in China I'm confused why they would take this security measure. /sarcasm off
- World of Warcraft in China to use CD-Key at WorthPlaying
"This system will help protect the game from malicious cheating tools that could otherwise affect most players' enjoyment. Upon WoW's formal commercial launch, only players who have an authorized CD key will be able to activate their accounts and enter the game. As part of a special promotion to celebrate the upcoming launch of WoW, players who obtain an authorized CD key before June 5, 2005 can obtain 66 hours and 40 minutes free game time -- a RMB30 value."