New Player Help and Guides

May 19, 2016 Welcome. Please Read! Welcome to the New Player Help and Guides forum! This forum is here to provide you with a friendly environment where you can ask questions and receive helpful information from experienced players and learn more about the adventures that await you! Community forums work best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy, so we ask that you take the time to read through the forum Code of Conduct (http://us.battle.net/en/community/conduct) and guidelines (http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/15252595157) before posting. Important Reminders: Search The search function at the top of the World of Warcraft community site is extremely effective and robust. Before you create a new forum topic, please be use it to search for similar topics, blog posts, or web pages that may contain the answer for which you are looking. Making a new thread on an existing subject can result in your thread being deleted or, if you continue to re-post the same content, the loss of your forum privileges for spamming. Rating The forum rating system can be used to promote positive discussion, demote unhelpful comments, and even report posts that violate the forum Code of Conduct. By hovering over a post you'll be presented with several options, including a "thumbs up" (Like) and a "thumbs down" (Dislike) icon. Clicking the "thumbs up" icon will rate the post up. If enough people like a post, it will gain a Highly Rated status and appear at the top of related search results. Highly Rated posts will also have a highlighted background. Clicking the "thumbs down" icon will expand a drop-down menu which will include "Dislike," "Trolling, "Spam" and "Report" options. "Dislike" will rate the post down. If enough people dislike a post, it will be darkened, and with a lot of dislikes it will be hidden completely. You can also quickly report a post as trolling or spam, or use the report function to fill out a more comprehensive description of a violation. Please note that you can only rate each post once. Use your power wisely to help foster a positive and helpful forum community. Have fun posting on these forums, and good luck with your adventures in Azeroth! Guidelines In addition to the forum Code of Conduct (http://us.battle.net/en-us/community/conduct), here are some common courtesy guidelines to follow. While these do technically fall within the bounds of the Code of Conduct, these cover more specific examples of common errors that will lead to thread deletions or posting privileges being revoked. [ul] The World of Warcraft forums are for discussion of topics directly related to World of Warcraft. The forums here are specifically to discuss the game and related topics. Any topics not related to World of Warcraft, Battle.net, or Blizzard Entertainment are subject to deletion. Don't post in all capital letters, use a misleading title, excessive punctuation, and/or non-standard symbols, etc. While everyone wants their posts read, we ask you to refrain from using these types of tactics in order to bring more people to your thread. Let your post stand on its own merit. Threads violating this guideline are subject to deletion. Using the words "Blizzard," "Blue," or any community team members' names in a thread topic is frowned upon. Everyone would like Blizzard to read and acknowledge his or her post, and we understand that; however, use of such words in the subject line does not help that come to pass. Please make your thread title relevant to the post subject. Threads violating this guideline are subject to deletion. Posting "First" or IBTL ("in before lock") constitutes as spamming. You will be suspended if you create a post that is intended to call out that you achieved a specific reply number in a thread. This is considered spamming. Posting IBTL ("in before the lock") is not helpful, and if you feel a thread should be moderated please use the rating button to do so. Do not "bump" posts. The act of posting simply to bump a thread is considered spamming. This also includes bumping very old threads for no reason (called "necro bumping" or "necroing"). Petition posts are frowned upon. These are discussion forums and, as such, we ask that you hold discussions. Creating a thread to ask for replies as votes is not a discussion. Threads violating this guideline are subject to deletion. Do not post about locked or deleted threads. Posts that are moderated have a reason behind the moderation. It's up to you to read the forum Code of Conduct and these guidelines to determine what you did wrong, learn from your mistake, and attempt to post again without breaking any rules. Kaivax0 May 19, 2016
4d A Return to World of Warcraft: Player Guide So you’ve decided to return to World of Warcraft. Welcome back! There’s just one thing you’ll need before jumping back into the fray—knowledge. To aid you in making your glorious comeback, we’ve compiled some handy information every returning hero should know. Once armed with knowledge, nothing (and no one) will stand in your way. http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/8876440/Nethaera200 4d
May 16 Welcome to Warcraft - Frequent Questions Note that this FAQ has been updated to reflect the 6.0.2 patch and the Warlords of Draenor expansion! Hello all, and welcome to World of Warcraft! This can be a very rewarding game and offers a variety of cool experiences with the chance to meet some interesting folks. We'd all like to extend a hearty welcome to the newest members of our ever-growing community and wish you the best of luck in your gaming experience. Before we get started, one of the first questions you might be asking is why the text of certain posters is in green or blue. Green is because those posters are forum MVPs. They have no special privileges or powers and, besides the text, are in no way different from many posters you might meet on these forums. MVPs are recognized by Blizzard for providing consistently accurate information and helping to maintain a positive atmosphere on the forums. This, of course, does not preclude some of them from being a little snarky and sarcastic at times! You will also notice posters that represent themselves with blue font. These are official representatives that work for Blizzard. They do have the ability to answer many questions and offer some bans when the situation warrants it. More information about these two can be found in the first sticky on the General Forums, as well as links to the forum Guidelines and Code of Conduct: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/900930866#1 Moving on! While Warcraft can be a very exciting experience, there are likely many questions you will ask along the way and a few problems you might run into. Fear not, for all the people who post in these forums (whether they'd like to admit it or not!) were in the same boat at one point or another. In fact, you might even see some of them come in here and ask questions of their own! Take this as a sign that not everyone knows everything about the game! For your reading ease, the most asked questions will be highlighted in this thread. Refer to the Categories and list below to easily navigate your way through the posts (you can also do a ctrl+f search for any important terms). As always, have fun while playing Warcraft and happy hunting! Categories: Rules of the Game a. Buying Characters b. Buying Gold c. Private Servers d. Reporting Others/Being Reported The Game a. Order/Content of Expansions b. Server Transfers (What are they, where can I transfer to?) Character Information a. How to repair b. Level requirements for Helms/Shoulders c. Armor/Weapons for Classes d. Professions: What level, How to Unlearn e. Talent Points: What are they, How to Change f. Glyphs: General Information g. Mounts: Level/Training/Cost h. Spells: Where are they, how to change action bar Zones. etc. a. Levels of Zones b. Levels of Dungeons c. Levels of Raids d. Levels of Battlegrounds e. Scenarios Auction House a. How to Place Items b. How to Buy Items/Bid on Items c. How to Cancel Auctions d. Black Market Auction House User Interface a. Coordinates b. Chat Channels c. Add Ons Basic Mechanics a. How to Swim b. How to Unstack Items c. Other Keyboard commands d. Mouse (basic) Common Problems a. Destroyed Hearthstone b. Cannot return to corpse after death c. Failing Quests d. GM Tickets Useful Links a. General Information b. RAF FAQ c. Guild Recruitment d. Choosing a Server (How to)Frejya260 May 16
Jun 3 Giving Back - In-Game Help for New Players List was last pruned of inactivity on 4/12/2016. You can check this post to see how I determined inactivity: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/981608215?page=42#831 It's never too late to volunteer! I'm always adding people to the list. Also, despite the name, these mentors are also available to returning players who need help, too! Disclaimer: This is NOT a place to populate your friend list in-game. These are mentors here to help. These players are also NOT chosen by Blizzard (though a few of them may be MVPs that have volunteered!). They are simply other posters who are willing to be helpful! -- Originally started by Hektikk of the Trollbane server, on the old forums. Now created here and maintained by me. Help on the forums is good, but sometimes as a new player, you need help in-game with your various questions. And that's where this thread comes in! It's a list of volunteers--players just like you or me--who are willing to become mentors to new players. They'll get you started if you're brand-new, and answer questions as you are learning your way through the game. You may even make new friends! Before you choose a potential mentor, read on for some helpful hints about how to make your experience a successful one! -- NEW PLAYERS: IMPORTANT: DO NOT post in this thread asking people to come to your server to help, or to ask a question about the game. The point of this thread is to provide you with a resource so that YOU can seek out the help you need in-game, not for people to search for you. For questions, just make a new thread and ask the regulars here on the forums. - To use this thread, check if someone from your faction/server is on the list already, or decide where you'd like to play on based on available volunteers. Next, add the volunteer to your friends list. Then, you can see when they get online and whisper them! You can also mail them via the mailbox, or check the Google lists (links in post #2) for any of that player's alts. If a mentor has a BattleTag listed, you can use that to talk to them no matter what server/faction you're on. However, they will have to accept your friend request first. - Keep in mind that players on Oceanic servers can ONLY see players from other Oceanic servers in the game world. If you wish to be on an Oceanic server, it is highly recommended you seek help from mentors also on Oceanic servers. - NOTE: Due to restrictions, Starter Accounts cannot mail anyone, whisper other players, or use BattleTag/RealID messaging. If another player whispers you first, or you both add one another to your friend list, you may whisper them. - Be sure to identify yourself when you contact someone. Mention this thread. Some players might ignore you otherwise. Also keep in mind that a player might be busy, so they might miss your whisper the first time around. Don't spam or harass them. - Don't beg or act entitled to bags, gold, dungeon runs, guild invites, etc. No one on this list is obligated to give you items or do you favors. - If someone is rude or very unhelpful, please ignore them, then consider messaging me in-game or on Twitter (@LadyLatias) to let me know (please don't call them out on the forums). Conversely, if you had a great experience with someone, let me know that too! - If any of the characters on this list seem to not exist/be active anymore, please make a post here saying so and I will remove them. -- VOLUNTEERS: - Be patient and treat the newbies well. No one wants to roll on your server, have you talk to them for a few days, and then have you get bored with them and ignore them. If you don't have patience for teaching, don't volunteer. - You are welcome to submit your BattleTag, but only do so if you're willing to have strangers talk to you at any time. Also note that people who friend request you can NO LONGER include a note to identify themselves. Please remove and/or report BT friends if they are being rude or harassing you. - If you want to be a volunteer, please post a maximum of five characters per faction per server. Alts are no longer listed here, but they will be added to the Google lists. - Please do not submit characters that are under level 10, bank alts, or otherwise not played frequently. - If you no longer want to be a mentor, or are going to quit the game, please post to have your name removed from the list. If you plan on doing a change to a character on this list (server transfers, name/faction change, etc.), please let me know that too! -- If you want to be a volunteer, just post here with your character(s), faction, and server, and I'll add your name to the list. I will also list Battletags if you wish (not required). Welcome to WoW! Happy questing!Cerylia1025 Jun 3
Jul 25 Blindsight's How to Choose a Server Guide [Originally posted by Blindsight-Spirestone on the old Warcraft forums--it's my understanding he no longer posts, but this is a valuable and informative guide] Since it's a frequently asked question on these boards, I've thrown together a quick guide for how to pick a server. Server Datacentre Location - New York, Chicago, Phoenix, Los Angeles First and foremost: Limit your search to servers that are as close to you (physically) as possible. Closer servers will have better latency, and thus deliver a better play experience. WoWWiki has a great list by datacentre: http://www.wowwiki.com/US_realm_list_by_datacenter Realm Type - PvP, PvE, RP, RP-PvP Now that you know which servers to look at, the next most important question is if you want to play on a PvE, PvP, RP, or RP-PvP server. RP vs. non-RP servers should be a simple choice: when interacting with other players, do you want to act "in character" replying to other players like they're living inside the world of Azeroth, or would you rather just play WoW like any other video game treating everyone else like a player at a keyboard? If you want to play on an RP server with active RPers: "Wyrmrest Accord and Moon Guard are very popular, but Moon Guard is very over populated." -Nok PvE vs. PvP is a bit of a tougher decision. On a PvP server, once you get to about lvl 20, in just about every questing zone you go to you can be attacked at any time by any player of the opposite faction (Horde vs. Alliance). If you like the idea of jumping other players while they're running around killing mobs/questing, this may be for you. If you don't like the idea of a max lvl player killing you in 1 shot when they ride by, then you may want to stick to PvE servers. Some people feel that PvP servers have a slightly more mature community since most children and/or immature players can't stand being killed randomly. Other people feel that PvP servers have a less mature community since it's full of teenagers who like to grief other players while they're just trying to quest. YMMV. Realm population - New, Low, Medium, High, Full The next major consideration for choosing a realm is the realms' population, both the total number of players and the Alliance / Horde ratio. This is a bit more complicated, and there are different ways of looking at the data. First, WarcraftRealms.com has a tool for taking a "census" of various realms, but it relies on data uploads from players on the server. Its data is only as accurate as the data it receives from player uploads, but it gives a pretty good baseline idea: http://www.warcraftrealms.com/realmstats.php?sort=Total Another useful way to look at population data is in terms of server age. Older servers tend to have higher populations. WoWWiki has a list of all US realms' creation dates: http://www.wowwiki.com/Timeline_of_the_creation_of_US_realms So that's great, but what does it mean? How does population affect the game? Here are a few points to consider: Empty servers: By far the easiest way of ruining the MMO experience is to have nobody to play with. Avoid servers with very low population. Queues: Very high population realms often have queue times. This could mean waiting for half an hour every time you want to play during prime time. During prime time (weekday evenings and weekends), check the realm status page to see if the server is listed as full: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/realmstatus/ Economy: Higher population realms have more robust economies. This means the auction house will have many more items listed and will be much more competitive. 10/25 Man Raid PuGs: Higher population => more things happening => more groups going all the time. Pick up Groups will form more frequently and will fill faster, meaning you can play more and sit in town waiting for groups less. This also, however, means (on some servers) that PuGs can be more picky in who they take along since anyone can be replaced quickly. A/H ratio: Depending on how you like to play, you may want an even ratio so that everything that involves opposite faction interaction (like world PvP) are more fair, or you may want to be on the advantage side of an imbalanced ratio so that your side is usually winning. The only disadvantage with being on the plus side of a wildly imbalanced population is that soon, world PvP zones (i.e. Wintergrasp) will only allow the same number of players (beyond a minimum level of 20 players) from each faction in at the same time, so if nobody from the other side shows up, only 20 from your side can get in.Frejya116 Jul 25
Jul 2 BEWARE OF KEYLOGGERS! Don't follow that link! Version 2.0 added updates, new information, and cleaned up the format. Transferred from the Old Welcome to WoW forum. -Tera/Baloo I figured that a thread alerting new forum goers of our incessant keylogger issues right off the bat would be best suited in the Welcome/Beginners forum....so here goes... What is a Keylogger? How does it work? and why do I care? The World of Warcraft forums are a good place to come if you need information about your class, spec, profession or just have questions about the game in general. Unfortunately, a long with the good information that can be found here, there are also "people" who post links to websites that may imitate a legitimate WoW related website, but actually have a hidden program that gets installed on your computer in the background, without your knowledge. These small programs or scripts are used to record any keystrokes that you make on the keyboard, and secretly send those recorded keystrokes to a person who will then use that information to gain illegal access to your WoW account, bank account, or any other sensitive information. People who have their accounts "hacked" in this manner, will find that when they log on to their characters they have been stripped of any and all gear, crafting materials, Bank contents liquidated, and all of their gold gone. The violated account will then be used to re-post more links to keylogger websites on the official WoW forums in an effort to perpetuate the problem. Eventually the account will be left with nothing more than naked toons, and in some cases the characters are deleted as well once the account has been banned from posting in the forums by the Blizzard Moderators. These hidden programs or scripts can be embedded, actually hidden inside the data of other types of files such as Pictures, movies, flash objects or malicious web pages. How do I know if a link is a Keylogger or not? Well, after you have seen a few of them, you start to notice a few different things that they all seem to have in common. First, most of the time keyloggers are some random topic or a link to some picture or web page that has NOTHING to do with WoW or the topic in which the link is posted. These links are usually accompanied by some random one line comment that makes little or no sense. Also most of the time these links are Chinese specific domains, such as: somedomain dot "cn". An example might look like: > "It's too good to be true!" (followed by a link to a picture) > "Naked woman caught by satellite!" (followed by a link to a picture or video, and a statement such as:"Don't be so relaxed while you are taking the sun naked in the garden of your house... Big brother could be watching you!!!)" > "NERF INC!" (followed by a link to a picture) > "Just Beautiful! (followed by a link to a picture) >"Huge Alliance raid on Halaa (w/ pics)" (with several links to pictures)** (See note below) >"Shapeshifting proposals (Again, with pics)" (with several links to pictures)** >"Hey Kalgan, we're fine!" (With links to several .php documents, Kalgan is/was a WoW Developer) >"#%!#!!ex Toy" (Links to videos embedded in PHP scripts, with a story about a "neglected" girlfriend) Also, some examples of websites that seem to be posted a bunch "look" like they are WOW related websites, but upon closer inspection they are actually not legit: -warldofwarcraft -worldofworceaft - mmosgame - warcraftmoviies (note the double "ii" in movies) - warcraftm0vies (note the Zero in place of an "o") ** "warcraftmovies" IS a legitimate website ** **Note** It seems that whoever is posting the Key Loggers has gotten a bit less lazy and actually put some scheme together that looks like a legit post. These posts are usually about some "proposal/suggestion or bug fix (note:these issues should only be reported in the Suggestions or Bug Reports forums, NOT in the Welcome/Beginners forum, so that's your first clue.)" or of a raid on a major city. Most recently is a raid on Halaa (the PVP objective in Nagrand, Outland), with several links to pictures of their "event or evidence". These links are hostile and will infect your system. If someone is legitimately posting up pictures of a raid, they will be active on the forums and will usually be willing to speak with you about the link in question, whereas a keylogger almost certainly won't respond.Baloo127 Jul 2
Mar 15, 2017 RAF & Recruitment Does NOT Belong Here (FAQ) I figured I'd nip this in the bud before it starts up in the new forum. Original post is copied from Munbar of Wyrmrest Accord, but I've expanded it. Q. My new RAF thread keeps getting locked, why? A. The New Player Help and Guides forum is no longer being used for RAF. Q. Why did my reroll/leveling partner post get deleted or moved? A. Because rerolls and "LF leveling partner" posts are deemed recruitment threads, and recruitment threads do not belong here. They belong in the realm forums or the guild recruitment forums. Q. But I'm not recruiting! A. In the eyes of the moderators, yes, you are. You're recruiting someone to reroll on a server or join you for leveling or meet in-game. Hence why the threads will be locked/deleted or moved to the appropriate forum. Posting on a realm forum has a better local audience for leveling partners anyway. Blue post: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3123312367#7 ... ... Another blue post: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2794651592#6 ... As one of our regulars Monmon so eloquently put it: ... Q. Where do I go to post my RAF or recruitment thread? A. You should head to either the realm forum of the realm you are planning on finding someone to RAF, or the guild recruitment forum on your faction. If you need something like charter signatures or other "local" hookups, go to your server forum. Q. But I'm on a trial account and can't post there! A. Cry me a river. You're still not allowed to post it here. Get an actual friend to recruit you rather than fishing for a stranger on the forums. Q. Why did they stop using the New Player Help and Guides forum? A. The RAF threads were reproducing so quickly that the forum was getting bogged down by the reposters and spam, detracting from the forum's original purpose, which is helping newbies with their WoW questions. RAF does -not- help new players, as the vast majority of RATS (recruit a total stranger) hookups fall through once the trial account is made, or the new player is left with little experience, gold, and the supposed "forum friend" ditches them readily. The forum regulars went on a crusade against the RAF spam, and we finally got Blizzard's attention. The mods have been quickly removing/locking the RATS threads, keeping the forum happy and clean. Q. What action will be taken against me if I keep posting in the New Player Help and Guides forum? A. Your forum account will likely be banned after repeatedly posting the same thread after it has been locked/deleted. Q. Where should I go to suggest a RAF forum? A. Head to the Website Feature Suggestion forum. (http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/1025939/) Q. Can I post in the General forum about RAF? A. As of now, this has been undecided, yet some people have been. It is recommended to go to the guild recruitment forum or realm forum. Q. When will a RAF forum or sticky be made? A. As of now Blizzard is not planning on making an RAF forum or stick. If you continue to suggest it in the Website Suggestions forum, this might change. Thank you for taking your time to read this, please go to the suggested forum stated above before posting your RAF and recruitment threads.Icedragon89 Mar 15, 2017
Dec 28, 2016 Better Living through Technology!(new2macros) *note: this guide is for people who haven't used macros or advanced keybinds and want to try. Macros are basically 'super buttons' that you can create in order to use multiple abilities and spells from the same button. This means even if you have 15 different abilities, you can key them all to 3-5 buttons. With macros you can do things like: 1) have all your buff spells on one button 2) 'hide' abilities that you don't use very often so they only show when you need them 3) 'group' similar abilities so that, for example, all your commonly used melee skills are on one button 4) maximize your rotation so that you're always one step ahead of the GCD Macros are great, but there are a few limitations: 1) complicated! -learning macros takes a good chunk of time. It's only something I've been able to do since my work gives me some 'free time' to cruise the UI/macro forum. 2) software limited -While very powerful, there is potential to abuse macros so that, for example, you could hit one button and your character would kill every mob in range (eventually). This potential for abuse has cause blizzard to put some powerful limitations on macros. More about this later. 3) the One Button rule -each macro button can use only one ability each time you press the button. You can code this so that it will use a different ability each and every time you press it (and on a different target!), but you can't press the button once and, for example, have it cast all 5 self buffs on you. I don't even know where to start?! To get started with macros, it's very simple. Just log on WoW and type /m. This brings up your macro box, where you just have to hit 'new' and the game will prompt for a name and an icon. I recommend that you leave the icon as a question mark. (?) The question mark means the game will automatically pick up the picture of the ability that the macro will use. My First Macro For your first macro lets just replace a normal ability you use on your bar in combat. I'm going to use paladin abilities here, but you can replace them with whatever ability you like. So to make my first macro, I went to the /m menu in game, picked a new macro, and gave it the question mark icon. Then I click on the icon, click on the empty box, and type: /cast This is the basic core of every macro. It's basically like the verb in a sentence. You can use different 'verbs' (called slash commands) but this is probably the most popular. Since I want this macro to cast Hammer of the Righteous, I simple type that in after the /cast. /cast Hammer of the Righteous And pow! I'm done! If you drag this onto your bar and hit it a million times, you basically have the paladin protection spec in a nutshell (lol). However this doesn't really give you any extra functionality over a normal keybind. The next thing I'm going to do is make the macro heal a friendly if I have a friendly targeted, or if it's an enemy it will use SotR (shield of the righteous). To do this you add a conditional. This says 'only cast this spell if 'X' is true.' It looks like this (with a breakdown of the macro underneath): /cast [help] Word of Glory; [harm] Shield of the Righteous \__/ \____/\__________/\/ \____/\__________________/ verb-conditional---|---separator|----------------| -------------------ability---------conditional----Ability What this macro will do is check the status of your current target. A 'friendly'(help) value will cause my paladin to heal the target. An 'enemy'(harm) value will trigger the attack ability. If you can grasp macros thus far, you've already learned enough to make macros useful for you. Putting this on your bar will basically cut the number of keybinds you need by 1. Modifier macro commands Another handy feature you can use with macros is called a Modifier. This may sound familiar but it's possible to set a macro so that it will use a different ability or spell if you hold down control, alt, or shift. Here's a basic example: /cast [mod:alt] Seal of Truth;[mod:ctrl] Blessing of Kings;[mod:shift] Righteous Fury; Seal of Insight If you had this macro bound to 1, and you press 1, it would cast Seal of truth (and the seal picture would be on the keybind). Pressin ctrl would change the icon to blessing of kings and would cast blessing of kings if you pressed ctrl-1, etc....Raygecow149 Dec 28, 2016
Feb 6 ======= Can't Find the Right Class/Race/Alt? ... ^ Is that big enough? If you're giving advice or answering these threads, see guidelines at the end of this guide. I'm a regular poster on this forum, and one of the most common threads is the classic "I don't know what class/race to be" thread. The main problem with these threads is that the original poster often doesn't give readers enough information to make any suggestions. Help us out, and we'll try to help you :) This is a guide on how to write a detailed "Help me find a class/race" thread. This is not a guide on how to find the right class/race...just on how to ask for help about it. Both sections here can have some gray area, so don't be afraid to give us more information. It's just that veteran WoW players usually know a bit more about the classes themselves so they have more background. They also know more terminology, so it's easier to interrogate them. NEW ADDITION: ICE'S CLASS/RACE SPINNERS! http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/2969/classspinner.jpg ... THINGS THAT DO NOT MATTER: Faction. All classes can be played on both factions. Survivability. Seriously, you can live to hit the level cap. All classes have this. PvP viability. Again, all classes have this. Doesn't matter unless you're twinking. Raid/group desirability. The only reason you'd be refused from a group is because 1) you're undergeared/bad or 2) they have a lot of that class already. Everyone is viable - DPS are balanced, healers are balanced, tanks are balanced. You want the "best" class/race combo. There isn't a best combo or a best class or a best race. It doesn't exist. Most OP (overpowered) class. Blizzard changes the class balance so much that leveling something purely to be "overpowered" is a futile idea. By the time you hit level cap, the balance would have shifted. Right now there ISN'T a super godly class anyway. Most fun class. I want a bumper sticker that says "Fun is subjective." What I think is fun might not be your cup of tea, so making a good suggestion for you based on "fun" isn't going to be accurate. Use this chart: low Impact on Performance high 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 class gear skill spec IF YOU'RE NEW TO THE GAME AND HAVE NEVER PLAYED: ---> OR HAVE NOT REACHED LEVEL 60 YET Do you want to have a permanent pet? Is a temporary one okay with you? Or does it not matter if you have a pet? Are you partial to cloth wearers or do you want a little more bulk in your armor? What have you played in other games before? Maybe you played a caster in another game and liked it, or have a fondness for barbarians/warriors. WoW might have a rough equivalent for you! Do you want to be able to heal yourself and others, or are you okay with lacking those spells? Which is your preference: attacking enemies from a distance or being up in their faces? Are you the sneaky type or do you take pleasure ripping out internal organs as a greeting right off the bat? Do you want to be on the front lines with a shield or watching over your group to keep them safe? Will you be leveling with a friend or mostly on your own? If you're doing it with a friend, what are they planning to level, or have they not decided yet? Have you read about classes at all yet? If so, what stands out as interesting to you? Have you tried any classes already? Are you interested in the lore or story of Warcraft? Some classes have a lot of easily-absorbed lore while others are a little "less detailed" in their history. Interested in roleplaying at all? This goes with the previous question, but some races/classes are easier to roleplay as a newbie than others (with lots of history to adhere to). Do any of the races stick out to you as being attractive? Not every race can be every class, so if you have an early favorite (or if you really dislike one in particular) this can narrow things down.Icedragon172 Feb 6
3d New Player Terms and Abbreviations Greetings and welcome to Warcraft! As a new player you may have seen many acronyms and abbreviations, this short guide (using information from oflegends with full permission) should be helpful in your quest to understand what the heck people are saying :) If anyone notices any missing from this list please let me know. General Terms AFAIK - As Far As I Know AFK – Away From Keyboard Asap - As soon as possible ATM – At the Moment BBS – Be Back Soon Bio - Biological function break (Bathroom, etc.) BS - Can mean either Blacksmith or Bull Poopie, depending on context BRB – Be Right Back BRT - Be right there BTW – By The Way BYO<?> – Buy/Bring Your Own <Insert letter for fourth phrase here, ex. Mats: BYOM> D/C - Disconnected (from the game) EULA - End User License Agreement, a legal document of most games ERP – Erotic Role Play FPS - First-Person Shooter (games), or Frames per Second (WoW) depending on context FYI – For Your Information FTL - For the Loss/Lose (meaning you dislike something) FTW - For the Win (meaning you think something is awesome) GG – Good Game GJ – Good Job GL - Good Luck GTFO – Get the Flip Out/Off GTG/G2G - Means either "good to go" or "got to go", depending on context GZ - Grats H/O – Hold on IDC – I don’t care (IDRC can also be used for “I don’t really care”). IDK – I don’t know. IIRC - If I Recall Correctly IMHO/IMCO – In My Honest/Humble Opinion/In My Considered Opinion IMO – In My Opinion IRL – In Real Life JK - Just kidding! LAWL - Laugh(ing) a Whole Lot LMAO – Laughing My (rear end) Off LMK – Let Me Know LOL – Laughing Out Loud Lul - A variation of "Lol", the letters don't individually stand for anything. MMORPG – Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game Newb – Newbie (A new person), not usually used to insult Noob – A generally insulting term for someone who is disruptive/inattentive. (Some players think newb and noob mean the same thing, and refer to newbies as noobs.) NP - No Problem NPC – Non-player character (a computer-run person in the game) NTY – No, Thank You Nub – Non-useful body. Most players simply throw this term around. Ofc – Of course OIC – Oh, I See OMG/zOMG - Oh my God/Gosh OMGWTFBBQ - Expresses total shock or confusion to the point of the brain being reduced to barbecue. OMW – On My Way OP – Original Post(er) (forums), Overpowered (class, spell, etc) Pls/Plz/Plox - Please PvE – Player versus Environment PvP – Player versus Player Pwn – Typo of the word “own”, usually used when someone is overwhelmingly defeated. "Pawn/pown" is also sometimes typed. ROFL – Rolling on Floor Laughing RP – Role Play (Usually PvE) RPPvP – Role Play Player versus Player Srsly - Seriously Sry/Soz - Sorry TL;DR – Too long; didn’t read TMI – Too Much Information ToU - Terms of Use, a legal document of most games Troll – Someone who intentionally provokes unfavorable reactions in others TY – Thank You w/e - Whatever WB – Welcome Back w00t! - Originally was a combination of the words "wow, loot!" But is now used just to express excitement. WTF - See below abbreviation; replace "hell" with less desirable word WTH – What/Who The Hell WTV – Whatever XD – A smiley face. Think of the biggest grin you can make.Kagara86 3d
Jun 13 New Player Friendly Guilds Check In Here! If you're a new player friendly guild and willing to take new guildmates under your wing, then please post in this thread. Guild Name: Faction: Realm: Primary Focus: (PvE, PvP, RP, etc.) Recruiting Officer or Best Contact for your guild:Nethaera95 Jun 13
Apr 2 [Guide] WoW Game Tokens *****UPDATE TO WOW TOKENS***** Effective: February, 6th, 2017 You can now use WoW Tokens for Battle.net Balance when you purchase one off of the AH. You may find further information on this new update to the WoW Token System here! Trade a WoW Token for Battle.net Balance: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/20542016 *****Original Version of this Guide***** Hello to all new and veteran World of Warcraft Players! Welcome to my extensive guide regarding the new World of Warcraft Game Tokens! :-) Which Patch did World of Warcraft Game Tokens launch?: The World of Warcraft Game Tokens were launched in World of Warcraft on April, 7th, 2015. When will the Game Tokens be available to World of Warcraft Players?: Game Tokens started to roll out first on realms that are serving (North America, Oceania, and Latin America). After this it had become expanding to other regions in weeks after the release of Game Tokens on North American Realms. What is the cost for World of Warcraft Game Tokens?: For Canadians the price is $25.00 CAD For New Zealand residents the price is $32 NZD ($23 USD) here, which includes 15% GST For U.S. Residents the price is $20.00 USD Where can I purchase the World of Warcraft Game Token?: You can purchase the WoW Game Token from the in-game shop. If you choose to purchase it for usage on your Battle.net Account from the Auction House there will be a new tab called "Game Time". WoW Tokens will be listed at a base price of 30,000 gold. However note though that the price for WoW Tokens can go below 30,000 gold or climb up in price. Prices are based on demand for these tokens. How much times may you use the WoW Game Token?: You may use the token ONLY on the Auction House! Once it's sold it is Soul Bound to the buyer and can only be used (1) time to redeem for game time for your World of Warcraft account. Once sold as well the seller will receive the gold they sold it for! Can I set my own price for the token when selling on the Auction House?: At this time, Blizzard has stated upon listing it onto the Auction House, A pre-set price determined by Blizzard will be the listing price. This price may go up or down pending on the sale(s) of the WoW Token in each region. You cannot at this time set your own personal price for the WoW Token! The current price you sell the WoW Game Token for in the Auction House is set at 30,000 gold. However note though that the price for WoW Tokens can go below 30,000 gold or climb up in price. Prices are based on demand for these tokens. May I buy the token if my account is inactive?: YES! The option to purchase the token will additionally be on the character select menu if your character has the gold to purchase them. May I purchase the WoW Token with my local currency?: Tokens can only be purchased in US currency at the moment. If the system is trying to use Euros, For example, it's not going to go through - or indeed, give you that option. Will Recruit a Friend Work with these tokens?: YES! They will count just like game cards for your friend you recruited! I'm getting a grey button that states "Not enough Gold", But I'm certain I got the correct amount. What does this mean?: You would get this error in question if you have enough gold if there is not enough World of Warcraft Tokens for sale on the market. In this case, Please try again later when more are in-stock. Is there a limit of WoW Tokens I may purchase per month to sell?: Yup. The limit you may sell is capped at (10) tokens every (7) days. I spent the correct amount of gold, But did not receive the token? What do I do?: Blizzard is aware of this bug and the developers have announced that the gold spent would be returned to the person(s) that purchased the token off the Auction House! You should expect it to return via in-game mail. When buying a token can I use gold from both factions?: Yes. You may purchase the token using gold from both your Alliance and Horde characters! Please note though that the gold pulled from your character(s) all come from the same realm the character(s) are on. You cannot pull gold from multiple realms at this time! May I purchase tokens using my Battle.net Balance?: Yes, If you have the sufficient funds you will be able to! Xanlorash [The Insane] Looking for more World of Warcraft Token information - Please refer to post below! Thank-you!Xanlorash3 Apr 2
2m Pet Taunt? NOOB Advice Hello Everyone! I'm a new player and I'm having some difficulty understanding pet taunt. I've just begun playing in dungeons and want to make sure I don't ruin things with my pet's taunt. How can I turn that off? I'm having difficulty understanding from the other posts I've read. Thanks a bunch! <3Lucyfur2 2m
5h Handynotes For Low Level Zones? So I have been looking for addons that make the game better in terms of UI and making the leveling process easier. I found one called Handynotes that marks places of interest all over the map. After awhile of figuring out how to get it to work I realized it doesnt actually have the areas marked, it's more of a template so it's easier for modders to make the locations on the map. I have been looking for awhile to find an addon that actually marks the points of interest but I can only find ones for Legion, Dranor, and other areas that aren't relevant to me yet. So is there an addon for lower level zones? If so I would appreciate if someone could link it. ThanksKarodr2 5h
5h Tips for Tanking and Healing So, I've been playing dps for a while now, but I want to try more tanking and healing. I've tried tanking as a vengeance demon hunter, but I still feel inexperienced. Also, I've never done healing before. Does anyone have any tips for both tanking and healing? I don't want to go into dungeons and raids with no experience and let everyone else down.Syrelaeda2 5h
6h Orgrimmar to Pandaria hello - returning to WoW after, like, a 5-year hiatus ... I am a horde-blood elf Mage, I want to get to Pandaria I am in the Valley of Honor in Orgrimmar - I see a bunch of monks and a red balloon but I can't use it for travel. When I query a horde guard in Orgrimmar - he doesnt mention Pandaria as a connection. My WoW license is "Warlords of Draneor" -- which is after Pandaria. Why cant I get to Pandiaria? BTW - I understand this is totally a noob Q, which is why its in "New Player Help and Guides" ... Comments? Suggestions?Ophiand8 6h
17h Murloc Preservation Society - Social Discord Are you tired of having no one to talk to, playing alone or toxic behaviour? Maybe you’re new to the game or stuck in a dead guild? The Murloc Preservation Society is a new social WoW discord, aimed at creating a friendly and respectful community. We’re looking for like-minded people to join us as we prepare to journey into Battle for Azeroth. What you can expect from our discord: - A discord where the main goal is to meet fellow WoW players in a respectful, friendly and comfortable setting. - No in-game obligations – only encouragement. You’re free to join up with people from the discord to raid or run dungeons, but you will be never pressured to do so. - We don't belittle each other’s accomplishments and achievements. People play at their own pace. - We welcome players from all regions, realms, guilds and factions – there’s no obligation to faction, race change or join a new guild. - You can join in the conversations taking place or just lurk and be entertained by the weirdness contained within. - We especially encourage people who have trouble randomly starting conversations with people or have social anxiety, depression or are shy. We understand how difficult it can be to throw yourself into a social situation, especially when the community isn’t always so welcoming. - There’s no such thing as a stupid question. If you’re a new player, or can’t figure something out in game, feel free to ask! Our main rule is that you treat the other members nicely and with respect. Our goal is to help people, make friends and make people feel less alone. We're friendly, a bit weird sometimes and entertaining most times. If you’d like to give us a go, you can add either Zombie or Rado on Discord, or simply join using the link below! Thank you for taking the time to read! Direct link to the channel: https://discord.gg/G44ZRsW Zombie Llama#4148 Rado Raccoon#2194Chickaa2 17h
18h Looking for new players Whats up guys. I'm coming back to Wow after eight years off and I might as well be new. Things have changed since then, and even then, I wasn't aware of many aspects and details of the game. So, I'd like to put together a group of brand new players to roll around the world with. Im on the west coast and on average I can play from 6pm to 9pm(pacific time), mon-fri and on and off on the weekends. I'd recommend setting a time of play for the characters we would play together on to keep us on the same page. Wow is awesome when you play together. Horde preferred. 18+ preferred. Discord preferred I got an eye on Hyjal realm for a home tmfcharlie#1180 battle tag tmfcharlie#0147 discord Get in touchTmfcharlie10 18h
1d Directions to Desolace I'd like to get to Desolace but I haven't the first clue where to start. What's the best way for an Alliance player at my level to head over to Desolace?Birchen5 1d
1d Question about level 110 boost So I just got a level 110 boost and did some research but am still a bit confused. If I boost a character, do my professions get boosted as well? Let's say I have mining and blacksmith at level 1, do they get boosted to the maximum level as well? Also anything else I need to know about boosting a character to level 110?Yonja2 1d
2d Trying Tanking Hello, im just got my priest healer to 110 and i want to try tanking now. Would you guys mind recommending a class for me? I dont want a class that is super complicated just, but a little complicated is alright too.Hopeless4 2d
2d Khadgar's Discovery - Unable to Get Quest I've finished the other 4 zones in Broken Isles, obtained the 3 artifacts, and have gotten 3 of 4 (?) pillars of creation. Khadgar shows a silver !, however I haven't done the Suramar starting quest and he hasn't given it to me. What am I missing here? How do I start doing Suramar? The flight paths are also not unlocked for me.Elynole16 2d
2d How do I "activate" the Light of Dawn quest? I've run all around that area and there is nothing. No light. No special box, no enemy, nothing. How do I get it going?Jodak5 2d
2d Buying WoW without DVD drive Hey, I have a new computer, and i do not have a DVD drive, can i still buy WoW on the website and download it ?Matran4 2d
3d Human + Age So, first and foremost, in case it's relevant: My human, Katri, is a monk (Apprentice level.) So that's the character in question. So, going by general knowledge, it's about year 33 ADP, yeah? With the age I was thinking of putting her at, she'd have been born pretty much half-way through the Second War. I can't imagine many people were... you know... procreating around then, and if they were, nothing probably lived very long. Should I bump her up to 30 years or so? That'd make her born at the tail end of the First War, I think. In either case, would she be more likely to have been born in Lordaeron, Stormwind, or somewhere else? Does it matter, since either way, she'll probably have been in Lordaeron since age 1? Anyways, </ramble.> I do know that in the former option she wouldn't have served in any of the Wars and probably would be considered young and inexperienced by a lot of the others. I forget mortality rates and such things. What are y'alls thoughts? I'm willing to go a little older but she's still buff and full of energy, which is something to keep in mind. Which is something that can be accomplished in good health, but not if she was a grizzled 60-year old veteran, probably. I know she'd probably have been sent to war at 15-16 (if she didn't sign up herself bc "PLEASE let me live in peace") so that's not an issue.Rustford7 3d
3d How to unassign Legion Champion follower? I have Calia and Ishana as my priest hall champions atm. Im currently equipped with Ishanna and want to switch over to Calia, but when I goto Followers tab in my class hall, Ishana is greyed out and I have no options to switch or deactivate. I'm probably missing something?Bangbear12 3d
3d How do I do a Mythic Dungeon? I feel stupid for not knowing this. Will I eventually get a keystone from a random drop or something? What even are keystones?Luxumbral6 3d
4d Best way to raise rep with Stormwind Hey guys, I'm currently revered with Stormwind and I'm wondering what that fastest way would be to gain exalted status with Stormwind?Gärrus5 4d
4d Best BOA Weapons per Class and Spec Just curious on this one like for example would a blood dk use 2 of the 1 handed tank swords or the big 2 hander Would a monk/druid use the agi staff or the agi two handed mace. Would a priest use the staff, or a spell caster mace and an off hand etcZalistma8 4d
5d How to get to the broken isles Hello I am a lvl 100 hunter and I want to go the broken isles. You see after using my character boost,finished my mission on attacking the horde and getting my new bow I wasn't able to go to the broken isles. I heard you were able to get to lvl 110 if you go but I am not able to get there. There are no portals,no ships and no mission's for me to get to. Please tell me a way to get to the broken isles for the allianceTerthelard8 5d
5d Fel artifact Relic Slot Rogue I recently got the Subtlety hidden artifact weapon and i need relic slots, where can i get some good ones. Maybe 900+Peekaaboo1 5d
5d Choosing a Class: Mage, Priest or Warrior? Hello community, I'm not a new player but given the advice book on choosing a class is listed here I thought it would be the most appropriate place to post. I’m looking to create a new Nightborne character and am soliciting feedback and advice for a class to choose. I have multiple alts and don’t want to double up on a class so the choice is between fire mage, shadow priest or fury warrior. This will be a casual alt used mainly for solo PVE questing with the odd regular and heroic level dungeon. I will not be doing mythic dungeons, raiding or end game content with this character so I’m not concerned about min/maxing. The goal is to have fun and experience new class missions and game lore. I do plan on having beer while playing so a rotation that’s less complex and more forgiving is ideal but it’s not a requirement. With those thoughts in mind, what do you suggest? I’d also really appreciate it if you could explain why you offer your suggestion. Thanks in advance and happy gaming!Jötunn5 5d
6d Warlock,spriest, or boomkin Hey guys haven’t been playing wow for very long I’m trying to find my main. It’s between these three classes I mainly just do pvp and wpvp and like to 1v1 Occasionally I know this is very subjective but I’m curious what everyone thinks... I think mage is also really fun to but from what I’ve seen they have no self healing and I feel like that could get pretty annoyingRashibusha5 6d
6d My cat won't go out of stealth mode I got a cat tamed in Dun Morogh, and whenever it follows me out of fighting, it's see-through because it's stealthed automatically. I've tried clicking the stealth icon on them but it's not doing anything, is this just a thing for the cats? I'd really like to actually SEE my pet and not have him look like a ghost.Piond3 6d
Jun 14 Help! I fell off the edge of the turtle I was wondering if anyone knew the best place to climb the Wandering Isle. I was herb gathering and decided to take a short cut and I ended up on the edge of the turtle and now I can't climb back to the top. Does anyone know a good spot to do this?Lumoyumay4 Jun 14
Jun 14 Shieldwall: Multiple Beastmaster quests Hi all, I would like to ask if it is possible to complete all 3 beastmaster quests for Operation: Shieldwall for a total of 600 rep? This is because I've completed all 3 and defeated all 3 minibosses, but only the first one i defeated gave me rep. I'm not sure if this is intentional or if it is a bug.Velphiisa2 Jun 14
Jun 14 Cannot find any quests in Stormheim Hey guys, I levelled about halfway in Stormheim before I hit 110 and then left it. However I have no idea where I was last. The achievements I have remaining are - Trial of Valor - To Helheim and Back - Secrets of the Shieldmaiden - The Champion of Stormheim I think I remember talking to that Dragon at Cullen's Post, as I had done most of the stuff at Thorgrim Peaks (sp?). Any add-on I can DL that will show me all the quests maybe? Thanks in advance.Lavazap5 Jun 14
Jun 14 New role player? Hello! So I find myself at times pretending to be my character, especially with my transmogs and creating my own story behind it. Like how my Void Elf rogue who is downed in all Silvermoon gear minus the tabard (click icon to see more) was cast out of Silvermoon for practicing the Void but still holds Silvermoon very close to his heart. You know, fun stories like that that I like to create when I've done doing my weekly raids and whatnot. But I was wondering how exactly the RP realms work. I've seen here and there people mentioning there are specific rules in naming characters and whatnot, but have not found any guidelines here on the forums, or elsewhere. I'm not entirely sure if RP is right for me, but I definitely would love to try it out just to see how it works. Are there a list of rules somewhere that someone could link here so I can brush up on my RP knowledge? Or just a quick summary of what it is and how it works. Any help would be appreciated :)Aestus1 Jun 14
Jun 14 New to Game- BFA question So I only started playing a few months ago and have been mostly focused on learning my spec and leveling. Now that I am max level I have started increasing my item level through world quests/ mythic dungeons ect. Is this all pointless grinding because BFA launches in a couple months? will there be any difference going into BFA with a Ilvl of 880 or 920, or will legion gear automatically become irrelevant? I really enjoy the game so I am going to continue playing but maybe my time now would be better spent leveling another couple characters so I have some Alts to play in BFA. Thanks!Gillziac2 Jun 14
Jun 13 In Search Of some Help!!! I need help!! I am a new player in Wow and search for a guild, help with going to darkmoon faire and just help in general so if u can get back to meAuteryaenix5 Jun 13
Jun 13 Garrisons in BFA? I'll be hopping back into WoW for BFA but I'm curious about something: is the Garrison system worth investing time into? I was hoping to check it out for the heirlooms but I don't know if its worth it. I haven't touched WoW since Cata. Thanks!HaylerF77E529 Jun 13
Jun 13 Help me pick two classes to play! Hello everyone! I'm a returning player who was last active in WotLK. I've had trouble trying to decide what classes I want to play in BFA, so I figured I'd ask for your advice. I've always been an alt-o-holic and want to restrict myself to two characters for this upcoming expansion for the sake of time. Back in WotLK I played a Protection Warrior and led my guild's ICC raid team. Coming back to the game I used my boost on a Shaman because I was digging the "master of the elements" fantasy and wanted to try out healing. Here's some of my preferences: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My main interests in game are: 1) PvE. PvE has always been my biggest draw to WoW. I plan on not spending more than 6hr a week raiding, so I will not likely be part of cutting edge mythic progression. With that said, I'm not interested in a flavor of the month class. I want to stick to my main and really get good at whatever I play. 2) PvP. Probably not going to climb the ranked PvP ladder, but I will enjoy smashing in some Alliance skulls when the opportunity arises out in the world or in a RBG with guildies! 3) Roleplaying. I tend to get my fix for roleplaying when playing DnD. Not opposed to some RP in WoW, but it's just different trying to RP while typing over a videogame. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What I'm looking for between my two classes: 1) Versatility. I want to be able to fill all four roles (Tank/Heal/rDPS/mDPS) between my two characters. 2) Mobility. I enjoy classes that are highly mobile. One of my favorite parts of my old warrior was all the charges and leaps. This shaman that I boosted isn't nearly as mobile, but it still has some skills to help move around the battlefield. 3) Utility. I enjoy classes that contribute a lot to the team aside from raw numerical output. I highly prefer to be the guy with a "special assignment" in an encounter (kiting adds, CCing something, interrupting something, etc.). Those mechanics have always interested me more than being the guy sitting still, punching through his rotation while trying to top the meters. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Medacy4 Jun 13
Jun 13 Help w/ choosing a class? What have you played before? Beast Mastery Hunter, Affliction Warlock, Elemental Shaman, Shadow Priest, a Balance Druid, and a Rogue. How far did you level it? Highest Hunter: 80 (back when 80 was the max level!) usually never got past 20. Shaman: 14, Warlock: 12. Highest SPriest: ~60 I believe. Rogue: <10. Describe what you liked and disliked about those classes. Be detailed! BEAST MASTERY HUNTER: I liked having a pet to help me in fights. I liked showing off the rare pets I had as well, plus being able to move around quite a bit. The Concussion Shot was handy. It felt a bit underwhelming. It feels a little repetitive after a while, moreso than others. I didn't like having pets pull aggro (I swear I had aggro turned off, or else I couldn't find it in the bar for some reason.) I definitely don't want to play a Hunter again. AFFLICTION WARLOCK: It's not high leveled yet so I obviously don't know the full power of it but so far I've enjoyed it. I like that the demons help deal damage and sometimes take aggro like Hunter pets do. I like how powerful the DoTs are (Agony is great, seriously) the quick if not instant casts, meaning more mobility. Nice range. My biggest issue with it was actually in the lore and RP area; I don't even know why some races can be Warlocks. I also like to be a little nicer. ELEMENTAL SHAMAN: I like the lore behind them. I found this one kind of boring. I didn't like the totems. Even though I have the character I honestly barely remember what the gameplay was like. I don't want to play another Elemental Shaman. SHADOW PRIEST: Oh I am completely bonkers over SPriests. They aren't especially mobile, but I really like having DoTs to use and it felt really powerful. I liked being able to heal myself through various means, Levitate over water, and use PW: Shield to speed up and be safer. I didn't mind having to remember to keep that up, either. I don't mind remembering to keep DoTs/HoTs up in general, it helps it feel a little more exciting. A lot of the spells may not have been super powerful but I could cast them fast enough one after the other that things died pretty fast. Sometimes I just wish I could use an attack while I was moving (outside of Voidform.) Also, it's a silly personal thing, but sometimes Voidform drove me nuts. I sometimes feel like I wasted it, like when I killed something either using it or REALLY quickly after activating it. That's something easily avoided but sometimes I used it when I didn't expect it to kill and then would just feel bothered when I barely got to use it and got one or two, if any, hits using it after spending all that Insanity. There are also lore issues with this one. While a lot of races CAN be a SPriest, it doesn't match in lore without either taking a LOT of explanation or pulling things out of my rear and risking looking like a Mary Sue. I want to play Alliance, but not many fit. BALANCE DRUID: I probably don't even play it that well but. Like before, being able to heal myself is nice and I love Travel Form and Moonkin Form. I'm almost never even in Worgen Form at this point. In Moonkin form I'm super strong and have good Defense. I love the attacks. The range that I can attack from is nice. Displacer Beast, Dash, and Travel Form make tactical escape no problem. Moonkin Form is slow though and when I have people running ahead of me in Dungeons and I can only use Cat Form to catch up it's a lil rough sometimes. I know I shouldn't be falling behind in the first place but it happens sometimes. ROGUE: Ugh. All I really liked about the Rogue was being able to sneak around and having cool looking armor + weapons to transmog into later. Some of the attacks were pretty cool, too. I don't mind playing Melee classes, and maybe I should've given my two Rogue ladies more of a chance, but I was a little bored with them. Not much else to say since I didn't do much. With a friend or alone? What's your friend going to be leveling? It will be alone, for the most part, because I like to be able to do quests and level up at my own pace, especially if I'm playing a new-ish class. Are you leveling via PvE or PvP? Chain-running dungeons? PvE, without a doubt. I have no idea what I'm doing in PvP and it scares me. I'll do a lot of dungeons in a row sometimes most likely. I don't think I'll do it totally nonstop, though, because I do like to do quests. Will you be doing primarily raids/dungeons at level cap (PvE) or knocking the opposing faction in the balls over a flag (PvP)? Primarily PvE still, raids and dungeons and such. Will you be multiboxing or just playing a single character? I'm an altoholic, but I tend to focus on one more than the others depending on who I enjoy playing the most. [1/2]Rustford6 Jun 13
Jun 13 Helping everyone that needs AOTC Free help with AOTC anyone is welcome 3 carrys per run..go to add me rsmudvayne#1595 also just join discord and wait till i get in from work https://discord.gg/F8R6pWP ... I am off work on fridays and saturdays... I work 2pm to 11pm mountain time it is 4pm when i posted this and ill be home at 11pm mountain time Promise I'll get you it i help throughs who need it and its all free because i understand the struggle...Rsmudvayne5 Jun 13
Jun 12 Will Reputation remain for allied races? Trying to unlock the void elves, and quests for them are so rare... I am only at 5k, so 16k from revered. According to my calculations its around 7 weeks from now, so after pre patch. I get around 2k from both weekly quests, and around 400 rep from the quests that pop once a week. I also believe there is no emissary quests for Argussian Reach as I have never seen one in the last 3 weeks. So, my question is, with 16k to go and 4 weeks till prepatch ( June 29th I believe ) Is it possible to finish that quest, level to 110 and get my freaking tower challenge appearance... God, come on blizzard, what is it with penalising people that stopped playing for several months, of course with your content draughts people will stop playing for a whileTarkha7 Jun 12
Jun 12 Which realm to play on? So my current realm appears to be... less then populated, so I've been considering checking out some other realms and would appreciate some suggestions. my realm preferences: I play in the US region, EST timezone and it must be a PvE realm with a medium to large sized population, preferably with a good deal of raiders (since mythic raid is restricted to same realm). As for alliance/horde balance, evenly balanced or skewed towards the side I'm on are both fine. I'd like suggestions for both alliance and horde servers please. I've heard Lightbringer is fairly popular for alliance, maybe...?Rianor3 Jun 12
Jun 12 Returning player from WotLK Well...its been a while, but I'm back. I'm excited folks. Last time, I had a friend that brought me into Azeroth. Now I'm alone, and I did not spend the 60 bucks on the wow-legion-BoA pack to play alone. This is WoW. If I want to play alone, I'll go to Tamriel and take an arrow in the knee. I'm rusty, but I remember nearly taking down Arthas back in ICC heroic. As you can see, I just started so, I'll switch realms, factions, I got discord, ready for add ons, whatever is clever. I'm generally available 5-9 (pacific) mon-fri as well as potentially any time on weekends, I ran a guild back in the day and quite enjoyed this game as a whole. I'm totally newbie player friendly. As a matter of fact, I'm treating this return as if I never played before because so far, after 8 years and 4 expansions, Itfeels like I'm a newbie. Nebiews, returning folks, veterans leveling alts that are sick of rolling alone, guilds, sounds good to me. I'm 29, vegas native(go knights), Metal fabricator. I'm always up for a chat about anything but I'll warn you, politically incorrect is an understatement when it comes to me. If your easily offended, I will, without a doubt, end up offending you. But hey, lets play wowers and wowettes. tmfcharlie#1180 or tmfcharlie in game. Later gators.Tmfcharlie2 Jun 12
Jun 12 Help choosing a new main *My class section covers most of the questions alone so due to limited space I erased redundant questions* How far did you level it? I've had everything at max EXCEPT: Pally (level 100 boost, didn't actually play her) Warrior (Havent leveled past 60 in years) Warlock (level 60 but it's been years) Death Night (made it out of starting zone several times, never more.) Describe what you liked and disliked about those classes. Be detailed! Mage: Magic is cool, I like blue, mage was my first main, so my character has sentimental value to me, all specs are interesting and class lore is a major bonus, which mages have a great deal of, teleports are cool and being a glass cannon is fun. Paladin: Haven't actually played enough. I enjoy the light and sparkly abilities. Again, heavy on class lore which is cool. I dislike how slow all the specs felt when I tried my level 100 on training dummies. Hunter: Physical ranged and collecting pets gives me an extra thing to do in the world. I like bows and the lone wolf feel is great Rogue: The feel of the class. I boosted a 110, I LOVE stealth and being able to pick my fights. I played outlaw and it was so much fun. I love being a scout and the whole secretive nature of the class, but everything else about it felt a little boring to me. I'm not a huge fan of pures. Priest: I love priest. I enjoy the light, I enjoy cloth. I enjoy healing. HOWEVER I mainly solo play so dps specs are important to me. Priest only gives me one option, but I do absolutely adore shadow. Shadow is probably my favorite spec in the game, with the exception of its survivability. I play solo, I don't really raid or do any progression and I never choose a class based off how "good" it is or whatever but shadow seems outright horrible for solo play, so much that it's a breaking point for me. I don't like questing in healing specs. It's just a weird thing for me. Death Knight: Never got far past the starting zone. I don't really like dark "evil" classes though. I do like that death knights don't NECESSARILY fit that, but the class vibe and quests seems to really push for it. I really don't know how to feel about them. Shaman: I love shaman. All the specs. I'm leveling this girl to be my new main, but for some reason I'm just getting bored of it. I love the spells, the lore, the colors, the totems, the everything. But I keep getting that "grass is greener" feeling towards other classes. Monk: I LOVE the aesthetics of monks. I love the lore of monks. I love the whole "peace and balance" thing theyve got going on. I love the design more than I love shamans. The only thing that kills it for me is that I find WW super boring and having a good dps spec is HUGE for me. BUT I don't have her at max yet. Shes like 106. I enjoy weapons and spellcasting, and monk has neither and those are pretty big trade offs. Id be willing to pick her back up again if you all feel that I should. Im seriously at a loss here. Druid: Youd think that with my extreme indecisiveness that this would be a no brainer. Resto is amazing, probably my favorite healing spec. But the rest..not so much. I'd rather play any other class tahn guardian, balance, or feral. Demon Hunter: My current main. I didn't mean to main her. They are easily the coolest looking class in the game and their mobility killed every other class for me a little. But I started legion late, my demon hunter was easy to progress on and havoc and vengeance are unkillable in solo content so I just kinda stuck with it until I unlocked pathfinder and all 4 allied races. The playstyle is fun, the lore is vast but the class doesn't really vibe with me, if that makes sense. -really not considering Warrior or Warlock With a friend or alone? What's your friend going to be leveling? Definitely alone. Are you leveling via PvE or PvP? Chain-running dungeons? Questing and exploring Race preference? Either for looks or the actual racials (or lore!). Alliance Human Night elf Draenei LF Draenei Void Elf Horde Orc Blood Elf Nightborne HM Tauren *I don't care about racials at all. Heals/tank/DPS? What's your style for DPS - melee or ranged? Mainly DPS. I'd like to have a solid healing spec. Having a tank spec to fall back on would be great. Any favorite game mechanics? (DoTs, HoTs, stealth, mana, etc) Rage and Runes don't appeal to me. Hybrid or pure? Hybrid preferably. Throw in any extra details here: MOBILITY IS HUGE FOR ME. I can't stand a slow class. I enjoy a class where I enjoy all the specs.Arteria1 Jun 12
Jun 12 Where to get 930+ gear? Ok so i know i can get 910 gear from the vendor in argus. But im still confused on where people get gear much higher lvl than mine. Is it dungeons, raids?Wafflefries5 Jun 12
Jun 12 New players welcome! Any new players need a buddy or just someone to talk to, hit me up! I never mind making a new toon and exploring the world with friends. I also have a mic for chatting. Realm and faction dont matter to me, just hit me up!Thorinos2 Jun 12