As a mage, do I speak and accept the quest ?

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When I get into the dungeon, as dps, do I need to speak to quest givers at the beginning? and accept the quest? I know I should know this!
Thanks!
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You should, since it will give you experience and gear. You don't need to, though.
I assume you are asking if the quests are for you as an individual or for the group and are not wanting to overstep somehow.

The quests are generally individual so you will need to talk to quest givers to begin these quests.

Occassionaly some escort quests will require a secondary discussion with a character to start him moving - when this happens you should check with the group to make sure everyone else has picked up the quest first and in this manner it is often left to the group leader to take the secondary action.
Its been my experience when I was attempting to try group dungeons, that the rest of the players won't want to wait while you pick up the quests, and if you do get them, won't give you a chance to do what is needed, ie. gather items, or kill certain mobs (except for the bosses that the group will be after anyway). Usually they just want to bang through as fast as they can and won't wait. That will get you kicked if you can't keep up.

If you want to do the actual quests, you would be better off waiting until you are a high enough level that you can solo the dungeon, although then you get little, if any exp, and the items that are rewarded are useless.
You don't need to, but you should, since those quests give a bucket load of exp... up until Cata tank does the most dps anyway so it's not like the group will miss some of your dps time... :)
Its been my experience when I was attempting to try group dungeons, that the rest of the players won't want to wait while you pick up the quests, and if you do get them, won't give you a chance to do what is needed, ie. gather items, or kill certain mobs (except for the bosses that the group will be after anyway). Usually they just want to bang through as fast as they can and won't wait. That will get you kicked if you can't keep up.

If you want to do the actual quests, you would be better off waiting until you are a high enough level that you can solo the dungeon, although then you get little, if any exp, and the items that are rewarded are useless.


I'd agree and disagree here. OP, definitely pick up the quests, just try not to lag too far behind the group if they're zerging the dungeon. If you're passing through an area with a quest item, and it doesn't seem they're going to stop, the tank probably isn't on the quest. Just ask them if you can get the item and then it's a roll of the dice whether or not they'll help.

I haven't run into many groups who won't help in leveling dungeons; some of the people farming level 85 heroics don't like to help people with the quests though. Personally, if I'm tanking and someone asks, I'll help. Even if I'm not tanking, and it's possible, I'll stay after to help if the rest of the group won't.

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The most efficient leveling is doing the quests in dungeons; they have extremely high xp and usually are cake to accomplish. Try not to dillydally getting them done, but most groups will not kick you if you say you need to do the quests.

For gathering quests, very often you can wait till the end to complete them, and when everyone else zones out, you stay there, go back and pick up the items you need (though make sure to loot corpses right after kills, because they do disappear).
Its been my experience when I was attempting to try group dungeons, that the rest of the players won't want to wait while you pick up the quests, and if you do get them, won't give you a chance to do what is needed, ie. gather items, or kill certain mobs (except for the bosses that the group will be after anyway). Usually they just want to bang through as fast as they can and won't wait. That will get you kicked if you can't keep up.

If you want to do the actual quests, you would be better off waiting until you are a high enough level that you can solo the dungeon, although then you get little, if any exp, and the items that are rewarded are useless.


I'd definitely pick up there quests, but stay with the group if they seem in a hurry. Once the instance is cleared don't drop group - go back through the instance and collect whatever items you missed.

Since the OP is new to WoW anyway it can be fun to wander through a cleared instance and check it out without the pressure of being in a group.
hey thanks everyone really great advice and you cleared everything up for me!

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