Newbie Guide Listing

85 Night Elf Druid
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We have a lot of guides in here that are worth linking and using, but due to sheer number we can't have them all stickied. I'm swiping a page from the European Newcomer forum and creating a listing of our various guides so the content is easy to find.

However I don't want this to turn into a thread consisting of a million different guides on a million different websites, so I'm using guidelines that our friends across the pond seem to be using.

To get on this list, a guide must be:

    > accurate. Check your sources, do your maths, get it right. Folks in this forum will correct and critique guides, and I won't link anything with bad info.
    > readable and coherent. Grammar and punctuation are your friends.
    > updated and current. If you write something, please periodically update it if necessary or it will be removed from this list.
    > newbie-friendly. Use appropriate terminology for new players and explain basics. This is not hardmode.
    > a forum post. No, we're not listing every helpful article ever, as much as I would love to do that. I am not linking to stickies in other forums as those are already highly visible. :)

If you find or write a guide that you think should be on this list (and I haven't already found it), post the link in this thread along with the subject and what it's about. Please avoid class-specific guides because those would be better off in the class-specific forums.

Interested in writing a guide but need a little help? Rynokism has a lovely how-to blog post for aspiring guide-writers!
http://www.heartofalion.in/rynoks-english-101/a-guide-to-writing-guides/

Categories will shift as we get more guides, and I'm open to suggestions on how this is organized :D

---------- Account Information ----------
Expansion Upgrade List by Icedragon
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1965841807

---------- Gear Information ----------
Stats, Equipment & You: A Short Explanation by Artilis
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2674979376

A New Player's Guide to Gear by Haltok
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3182739037

So You Hit 85 - A Guide to Gear at End Game by Rynok
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3709661754

---------- Interface/AddOns/Macro Information ----------
Click No More! - A Guide to Keybinding by Rynok
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3341768266

How to Transmogrify by Sharkon
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3657443678

---------- Professions/Gold/Auctions ----------
Profession Guide for New Players by Sacrifist
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2325034829

New Player's guide to Gold by Rynokism (Rynok)
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4062876539

Guide to Potions and Elixirs by Drakco
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4079841974

---------- Miscellaneous ----------
It's Tuesday Maintenance! A Letter to Newbies by Baloo
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2878701638

How to survive your first week of WoW by Kurgann
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3657431298

Beginner's Guide to Dungeon Etiquette by Halzen
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3881883025
Edited by Icedragon on 5/30/2012 8:46 PM PDT
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85 Night Elf Druid
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I figured I'd toss in the community's favorite databases as well for good measure.

Item, quest, spell, NPC, everything but the kitchen sink databases:
http://www.wowhead.com
http://www.thottbot.com
http://wow.allakhazam.com

Warcraft Wiki databases*:
http://www.wowpedia.org
http://www.wowwiki.com

Hunter pet database:
http://www.wow-petopia.org

*I know that these two are nearly identical and that WoWWiki is a bit unsupported, but Wowpedia isn't 100% complete either. For now I'm keeping both listed, but Wowpedia is the better source.
Edited by Icedragon on 10/13/2011 10:32 PM PDT
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85 Night Elf Druid
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Reserved #2. All done.
Edited by Icedragon on 10/13/2011 10:15 PM PDT
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87 Blood Elf Death Knight
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Please hit thumbs up and request sticky! Thanks!
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90 Night Elf Warrior
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Why yes, I did request sticky on this.
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Thumbs up and requested for sticky.
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20 Dwarf Shaman
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Two thumbs up and requested for sticky =D
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19 Human Warrior
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Oh hey, sticky!
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85 Human Warrior
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Thanks for this, Ice- now how about we get these all stickied?
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87 Blood Elf Death Knight
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We're not looking to get all of them stickied. All forums have a set limit on stickies, so if we have a Master sticky, we can refer them here.
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85 Human Warrior
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Yeah, humor fail. I should really stop making jokes here- nobody ever gets them :)
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87 Blood Elf Death Knight
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10/14/2011 11:44 AMPosted by Rynok
Yeah, humor fail. I should really stop making jokes here- nobody ever gets them :)
Hehehe, might be more because I'm used to taking everything seriously. :P
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85 Human Warrior
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10/14/2011 11:48 AMPosted by Alvraen
Yeah, humor fail. I should really stop making jokes here- nobody ever gets them :)
Hehehe, might be more because I'm used to taking everything seriously. :P


Fair enough- I'll have to figure out some way of letting people know when I'm joking, as opposed to seriously responding to a post.
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60 Troll Hunter
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I use lots of emotes it helps lighten the tone :)
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
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10/14/2011 12:13 PMPosted by Jilixx
I use lots of emotes it helps lighten the tone :)


me too i find it helpful for people to know im messing around or not being super serious =0
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10/14/2011 11:44 AMPosted by Rynok
I should really stop making jokes here- nobody ever gets them :)

Or at least just tell us when the funny part is :P

Also, stickied and thumbed and all that.

The thread, not you Ry.

And wb Ice, hope things will continue to improve.
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85 Night Elf Druid
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10/14/2011 12:15 PMPosted by Taysean
I use lots of emotes it helps lighten the tone :)


me too i find it helpful for people to know im messing around or not being super serious =0

You're a fluffy paladin. No one takes you seriously anyway ;P

And it's good to be back, Jakjak! Hopefully we can get this project stickied so folks might be encouraged to write more useful guides. There are probably a couple at the bottom of the forum that I haven't found while rummaging for links as well.
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85 Gnome Rogue
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Thumbs up and requested for sticky
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87 Blood Elf Paladin
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*pokes Icey*
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85 Human Warrior
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Also, stickied and thumbed and all that.

The thread, not you Ry.


Haha I was gonna say, Jak, that's a little forward for NPH, don't you think? ;)
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