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 ( and guidelines ( 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 (, 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,, 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
Apr 7 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. Apr 7
14h 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: 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)Frejya259 14h
21h 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: 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!Cerylia1019 21h
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: 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, 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: 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: 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: 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 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: ... ... Another blue post: ... 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. ( 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! ... 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
Apr 2 [Guide] WoW Game Tokens *****UPDATE TO WOW TOKENS***** Effective: February, 6th, 2017 You can now use WoW Tokens for 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 Balance: *****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 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 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
Mar 19 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:Nethaera93 Mar 19
Feb 9 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.Kagara85 Feb 9
12m 110 Boost from Bfa I used the 110 boost on bfa on a warlock, and I was wondering if I made a mistake. my main concerns are if I've skipped a lot of content, because I heard that most of it was at endgame anyway. Another thing is ive missed a lot of lore. I'm not sure about this one though, because I can probably look the lore up somewhere online. Lastly, if boosting to 110 would effect me negatively since I have 0 quests, and achivements on my 110.Tribblenibbl4 12m
1h DH spec'd wrong? Apparently I have offended some folks by the way I have spec'd myself. I join random raids and dungeons and get a lot of crap about not tanking. I do not take the role since I have found that tanking implies you know the quickest/correct path through each scenario. I don't. I have played on/off for years but almost entirely solo/world missions as I play at work and nobody appreciates the insta-afk I am prone to at work. I have tried searching for a guide to fixing whatever they are all so upset about but I am not finding what I think I need. I don't noob it up and die all over the place, I don't pull or taunt to take the agro, which seems to be an accusation thrown my way frequently, so, my question, What do I do to myself to get less drama from strangers over my pixels while I play a game?Hadamalvada3 1h
3h Graphic configuration Good evening, I was trying to configure the graphics to be able to see the starfall’s targeted area but I couldn’t figued out how to do it. I don’t have good hardware to play at medium settings that is why I play at 4 (default settings). I have no problem playing like this, I just would like to know which settings do I have to change to be able to see the targeted area of that spell. I hope you guys could help me. Thank you!Maxidian3 3h
11h New 110, what now? Hello all, I just hit 110 on this char. I have been pretty lost in legion as to what the best way to grind gear is. What are my steps from here, can someone break it down for me? For example; Get X ilevel from heroics, then go LFR to ilevel X, etc etc. Someone from my guild mentioned they managed to get to ilevel 930 in a few days, is that even possible? Thank you in advance!Berrycherry6 11h
17h Looking for some help with rep. I'm wondering if anyone would be willing to lend me a hand for a while and fly me around so I can finish getting some rep through world quests so I can finish the diplomat achievement in the Broken Isles so I can finally fly. I don't have much gold (29k) since I started a week ago but I'll as much of it as I can for someone's help. I play on Mal'Ganis. My rep so far: Court of Farondis - Honored - 3,682 / 12,000 Dreamweavers - Honored - 2,010 / 12,000 Highmountain Tribe - Honored - 2,790 / 12,000 The Wardens - Friendly - 5,025 / 6,000 Valarjar - Honored - 5,820 / 12,000 Walking everywhere is making me feel like a zombie while I play now =[Velysta1 17h
1d Can a subtlety rogue use poisons? I started WoW last month as an assassination rogue and have enjoyed the use of the poisons. However, once I was able to get dual specialization, I tried my hand at the subtlety tree and actually enjoy it more. Anyways, my daggers are still coated with poisons, but I am not sure if I am wasting it. Can anyone verify whether poisons work with other specializations other than assassination? Thank you!Kallorn12 1d
1d Most convenient subscription plan? Hi, I just started playing WOW recently and I am wondering what is the cheapest WOW subscription plan to buy. I currently have the monthly one. Thank you.Bornsinner4 1d
1d Learning the Ropes battle pet quest. How do I get my pet in a fight? I right click on animals that have a green paw indicator and nothing happens. I'm a free trial user, is the disabled for us?Stabbath18 1d
1d Bonus Gold at Level 20? So I cannot upgrade to the full game yet, but I figured I would complete as many quests as I could and then turn them all in once I upgrade my account. Something I noticed upon hitting level 20 though was that my quests are starting to give me a much higher payout. We are talking going from 20-50 silver to 2 gold per quest turn in. What I am wondering is if this is compensation for me not getting EXP from quests? Or is this just the new quest scaling Blizzard recently added, and I would be making this much gold even if I was not locked at 20? If it's the former I might just turn all my quests in now since I value Gold far more than I value EXP (Dungeon Finder really helps with the power leveling) But I want confirmation so I don't waste a ton of EXP for no good reason.Attis4 1d
1d Not a new player, but.. I have a new player type of question i don't see it fitting anywhere else. I'm trying to enable debuffs over the top of enemy's they already show things like number of festering wounds for Deathknight but they don't show the shorter duration debuffs, like Scourge of Worlds which is very important to keep track of, i've been through blizzards own and addon ui settings and cannot find anything bar adding my "special resource" to it (for Dk runes) I'd like to be able to enable debuffs either by duration or name in some kind of way so i have an easier time tracking them i'm not a fan of target name plates in the middle of my screen.Misika1 1d
2d BFA: what do i have to do to prepare? I'm new to the game and so I've never gone through a new expansion. What types of things do I need to do to prepare? Does my gear matter at all? Or do I need to grind up the best gear I can manage? Is there anything i will be locked out of doing later? I don't know what happens when a new expansion hits so I have no idea what I need to be doing beforehandFuzzyshadow7 2d
2d New player, some questions Greetings, i just started WoW and have a few questions. What is the best way to level for a starting player? I have been questing for all my levels, is there a better way a beginner could do? Should i be worried about my armor and stats at this level? Im playing a dps paladin. Should i save all my gold until max level? Are dungeons worth grinding? Anything else important i should know? Thank you to anyone who responds.Callixia5 2d
3d Any tools for control customization? I am new to the game and never played it before. The little issue I am facing is getting used to WOW's keyboard controls. Are there any downloadable tools that support control customization?Bornsinner6 3d
3d Krokuun How do you get to Krokuun?Bogyguy1 3d
3d 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 allianceTerthelard7 3d
4d Picking up Loot question I notice that quite a few people I have grouped with seem to never stop to loot the corpses. Is it no longer necessary to do so? Does it all get mailed to you later? Or do you miss out on some of the stuff, vendor greys, etc. Also, i notice this mainly in Dungeons, does it apply to open world as well?Tega1 4d
4d WoW base: Do you need it? Do you need to buy base WoW to play legion?Asterothe3 4d
4d Premade groups for World Bosses I had some problems with the premade group finder tool that I would like to work out what I am doing wrong or is it a bug. I was doing the world bosses in the broken isles and there was no groups currently running in the Premade Group Finder tool. So I decided to start a group, I filled out the details and listed the group. After the group filled (5 people) I got the popup saying the group has filled and will be removed from the finder. I then converted to raid and attempted to list the group again however after listing the popup came up again and removed my group from the tool. Am I missing something with the setup of raid groups in the Premade Group finder? I always thought there was a popup asking you to automatically convert to raid? Any help would be greatly appreciated.Auchioane3 4d
5d new player stuck Hey im very new to WoW, and I just pre-ordered the new expansion and used my 110boost on a hunter, I picked BM but im not enjoying how it plays so I wanted to switch to MM, the problem is i have no idea how to get my bow artifact... could anyone help me out? :)Bowsky3 5d
5d To any new players needing help ~ Hey guys, If anyone would like any help you can feel free to add me in-game, I've been playing on and off since vanilla. I have a level 110: Warlock, Hunter, Demon Hunter, Druid, Mage, Warlock, and Shaman if you need any advice on those classes. I am also currently re-leveling a monk/priest from 15-110, and a DK from 58-110 as I stream (didn't feel like paying for faction change) if anyone would like to tag along. You can add me in-game, My Main: Hime-Malorne (I am on her most of the time) or the characters I'm leveling: Kaisa-Malorne (DK) Ulyssa-Malorne (Priest) Yoite-Malorne (Monk)Hime3 5d
5d Malaka'jin music (Stonetalon quest hub) Does anyone know the name of the piece of the music that plays when you enter Malaka'jin in Stonetalon Mountains? I can't find it anywhere when I search for it. Just the general Stonetalon music. Thanks!Skye0 5d
6d 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.Elynole12 6d
6d Goblin discount on gold heirlooms? I thought I read that goblins can go to Shattrath and buy heirlooms cheaper because of their racial. I cant find the normal heirlooms though, is this possible?Fauda4 6d
6d Realm Transfer Questions I'm still fairly new to WoW (been playing for about 4 months now) and when I first started I made my character on Moon Guard and have regretted it since. Which realm should I transfer to? I wanted to know from other players what Realms would be good to transfer to. I really wanna continue playing WoW but being on Moon Guard just kinda kills it for me. Almost every player and guild I go to is dead and the RP aspect just isn't very interesting to me. I've heard Proudmoore is pretty good for Alliance players. I just need a realm that's socially active. Should I hope for a Free Character Migration or pay? Another question I have is about Character Migrations. Mainly if it'd be worth it to just wait for it and hope I can get onto a good non-RP server, or if I should just go ahead and cough up the $25 to transfer. Money is a problem for me which is keeping me from doing a paid transfer because at the time being I only have enough spending money for 3 more months of sub and I don't want to spend 2 months worth just to switch, and potentially still not enjoy the realm. I really appreciate any help and hope to get some good Realm recommendations. Any recommendations I see I'm going to go to those Realms and make a quick character to check out the atmosphere and see if I like them before potentially transferring. Again, thanks for the help!Floramara8 6d
Apr 15 Leveling partner for lvl 66 mage I would like to finish leveling my first character. Started playing 5 years ago and never really knew the story only did missions to lvl up, now that my mage has reach 66, i dont really know what dungeons i should do to see thr lich king story line and otherImhenry1 Apr 15
Apr 15 Lost Legion Quest When Legion first came out I purchased the xpac and did the broken isles quest. Shortly after that I became bored and quit, about 13 months later i've decided to give WoW another shot however when I logged back in I was in my garrison from WoD. I deleted all my quests as none of them seemed significant but now I have 0 direction. I have the Dalaran hearthstone however I have nothing at all related to a hero class hall or artifact weapon. How can I find my way back on track?Jatustert2 Apr 15
Apr 15 Removing players from premade groups? I started rated pvp but everytime I make a group, something ends up happening and I am in the position of needing to remove a player(s) from the group. How do I do this? I know this is a stupid question but I just cant figure it out. I click on my portrait, the raid finder, all around the premade groups screen, and I have no idea how to bring up my group so I can remove someone. I may need detailed instructions... :DLuctus2 Apr 15
Apr 14 How does Flying Work? I'm interested in the flying mechanics here, but a little unsure of how much control I'll have over my mount. Is it similar to FFXIV where you have complete control over your mount and where it flies and the altitude?Dorito7 Apr 14
Apr 14 New leveling and new players How do you feel about the new system?Jøpp8 Apr 14
Apr 13 artifact appearance missing I cannot find my artifact weapon appearance in my transmog options. I would like to switch to it. I am afraid the answer to this will be woefully easy...please be fragile. This is on a level 110 warrior, arms, that was upgraded with prepay.Morriz1 Apr 13
Apr 13 Creating ranked pvp group? I have been playing this game for a while, however I am just now trying ranked PvP. The only issue is that I don't know how to do it. Instead of the 2v2 and 3v3, I want to do the 10v10 ranked battlegrounds. I started a group, and soon enough it was full of players who were ready to go. But I did not know what to do from there so I had to disband the raid group so as not to take up their time. I don't know if I am suppose to convert the group into a raid, and I don't know how to actually get into the battleground once we are all set. Any help would be greatly appreciated!Luctus2 Apr 13
Apr 13 Cant find the class for me These are my answers to the thread Can't Find the Right Class/Race/Alt... Here we go. Do you want to have a permanent pet? Is a temporary one okay with you? I do like the idea of it, but I wouldn't care to manage it very often. Are you partial to cloth wearers or do you want a little more bulk in your armor? Either, it's not a huge concern for me. 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! I'm mainly coming from Diablo which I played a lot of the Summoner, Mage and Barbarian, I love doing high damage but I'm not highly fond of being up front and in your face all the time. Do you want to be able to heal yourself and others, or are you okay with lacking those spells? Yes, healing seems like a big benefit in my eyes, I'm pretty big in the support roles. Which is your preference: attacking enemies from a distance or being up in their faces? Attacking from a distance. Are you the sneaky type or do you take pleasure ripping out internal organs as a greeting right off the bat? Sneaking around isn't something I would be into. Do you want to be on the front lines with a shield or watching over your group to keep them safe? Watching over. 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? I will mostly be leveling on my own. Have you read about classes at all yet? If so, what stands out as interesting to you? Have you tried any classes already? I have read about all of the classes, and for the most part tried all of them out until 20. I haven't touched paladins nor shamans yet 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. Yes, I am interested in the story. 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). Not really. I kind of want to explore the world and casually pvp at the same time. Pvp Is what I would like to focus on a little more while I level. 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. Like: Night elf, Worgen, Undead Dislike: Gnome, Goblin, Dwarf, DraeneiBelikesup2 Apr 13
Apr 12 Base game Do you need to buy the base game to play WoW legion, or can you just buy legion and play?Asterothe1 Apr 12
Apr 12 Only 4 missions on the Class Hall table? How do you get more mission on the Class Hall mission table? I have a level 110 main and many 100s alts. On my main, I only see 4 uninteresting quests to do that rewards AP which I don't need. How to get more to come? Wowhead shows more missions like ones rewarding reputation tokens, gold...How do I unlock those? Is there a requirement to advance the order hall mission for new missons to come?Julian3 Apr 12
Apr 12 Is Proffesion a must? First time playing WoW Hello it's my first time playing WoW. and for all the MMo's i played i Never do Crafting, professions or something like that because i dislike it. However some say its good to have it for gold. As a new player I'm also concern about my gold management in the future. I just wanted to ask is profession a must in WoW? is there any other way to earn gold without having profession? Is it a good impact on your character having a profession?.. im currently low level 29 Human warrior with no profession started. anyhow thank you. (sorry my english sucks)Jzerkz8 Apr 12
Apr 12 a Few new player questions does wow have voice chat or do i need to use discord like with ffxiv? also is there a specific world or server i should be in or try to get into bc im "Thrall" and in eastern time zone in united states and def want to be on a well populated server bc so far at lvl 14 i havent tried any party stuff nor and party duties/raids/dungeons and want to know if i need to worry about the server/world im currently in? def want to experience this game as i feel as tho i def missed a great mmo full of content to keep me playing and being caught up on almost all endgame content on ffxiv with my samurai class (also only learned class) so only a couple battles i havent played and learned with most recent being sigma v4s and ultimate bahamut so while waiting on more content for the love of my life ffxiv samurai i figured maybe hit w.o.w before its player numbers are gone forever. but also im not on starter wow bc i def paid for whole game and already setup for first time payment when due after the free period. anything else needed or should be known plz dont hesitate to inform me in any way necessary. plz and thank you all previous and future inputs. Haven EveHaveneve11 Apr 12
Apr 12 Questions from a starting player. Greetings. I am brand new to WoW and currently playing the starter edition. I am looking to buy the games and the expansions but I would love to have my questions answer first. Apologies if any of these questions are commonly found in this forum. I did my best to research as much as possible before making this thread. 1) Is there a main storyline quest chain or is it different for every class and/or every zone? Or is the entire world non-linear? meaning I choose my own path and be who I want etc. (I tend to just accept any quest I see atm, not sure if I'm doing it right). 2) How long would it take to complete the main campaign/story line quests for a class chosen? 3) What are the benefits of completing side quests? Will they hinder progression? 4) I am aware of the level 100+ boost. What is the purpose of this? 5) Is it possible to "solo" the game or will I eventually have to group up with players if I want to progress further? 6) What is the end game like and how do I get started with it? Thank you.Oghellris3 Apr 12
Apr 11 How can I change the name/create a new one? Got stuck with guild I didn't want (bizarre, bizarre story), so basically I want to change the name or if thats not possible, quit it and start a new one. Thanks in advance.Hünter3 Apr 11