Looking for Friends and a Helping/ActiveGuild
If you want someone in-game to assist you with questions you have, check the giving-back sticky near the top of this forum. It's a list of characters on various realms who are willing to have random newbies ask them questions in-game.
If you want someone to level with you, help you clear content, and take more of a hands on approach than just Q&A, then sadly you are looking in the wrong forum.
The guild recruitment forum OR the forum for your realm are the only two places where you are allowed to recruit someone to help you in-game. Once your account is upgraded to the Battlechest (can take up to 72 hours for the changes to go through), you will be able to make posts & threads in those forums.
There is a new guild mentor program where on a few realms, select guilds have been designated by Blizzard for a mentorship program. These guilds are happy to help new players learn how to play the game. If you're not picky about what realm you play on, I suggest you seek them out. Here's a list of the realms that are a part of the program and the original guild names of those that were selected:
Blizzard changed the names of these guilds to "Blizzard Mentor Horde" or "Blizzard Mentor Alliance" to make them easier to find.
You have come back for an exciting time, as Mists of Pandaria begins in less than three days. This means that many players will be beginning new characters, and through this you have the opportunity to meet some great new friends.
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