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
Jul 18 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/Nethaera141 Jul 18
Apr 14 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)Frejya250 Apr 14
Jul 12 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 or part of the MVP program (though a few of them are MVPs, like me!). 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: Please 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 tire of the responsibility of being helpful to new players, 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 post to let me know. -- 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!Cerylia995 Jul 12
3d 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 3d
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 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
Dec 28 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
May 5 ======= 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.Icedragon168 May 5
Jul 13 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.Kagara76 Jul 13
Apr 30 New Player Guides This post will provide links to all of the New Player Guides that are released on the front page of the site. As always, constructive feedback on improving these guides is appreciated. Welcome to World of Warcraft—Basic Movement and Combat Human Starting Zone - Elwynn Forest 1-5 Human Starting Zone - Elwynn Forest 5-10 Stormwind City- A Guided Tour New Player Guide: Orc Starting Zone- Valley of Trials 1-5 New Player Guide: Orc Starting Zone- Sen'jin Village and Razor Hill 5-10 Welcome to Orgrimmar: A Guided TourNethaera15 Apr 30
Mar 2 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:Nethaera74 Mar 2
1h Hero's Call quest/ion Hi. I remember at my lower levels seeing several "hero's call" quests on the board which at the time I ignored since I always had quests leading me from one place to another. Now I check the board and the quests are gone. Only outland shows for my lvl 60. Is there anyway to get those quests? I'd like to complete them even if there's no profit. In fact, one of my main goals is to eventually complete "every" quest (at least every yellow quest available for my character). Thank you.Zaleos0 1h
3h Quest: Arm the Wards I'm currently working on the quest in Isle of Quel'Danasa: Arm the Wards. You are to collect four mana remants or dust and they use them to energize a crystal ward which surround the buildings in this area. I did this a while back after collecting the four remants and when I attempted to use them on the ward, nothing seemed to happen. I realize I did something wrong. So I got frustrated and took a break. Now I am back and determined to complete this quest. I've been trying to collect the four mana again by killing the Wretched Fiends and Wretched Devourers. It seems that no matter how many I kill, those mana dust are not dropping. I read someone on another web site where other players were saying it took them "hours to complete" and "killed over 300 of those things to get the mana to drop." Anyone else having a tough time with this quest? I'm sooooo ready to get this done. After I collect them, HOW to you use them to energize the crystal ward?????Pennydread2 3h
3h camp typing /camp will log out your player to your character screenDean0 3h
6h higher players killing lower ones.... What does a level 110 player get from killing a player under level 50? I'm just curious. A couple weeks ago, THREE players over level 90 ganged up and kept killing me when I would return to my body from the graveyard. I tried to fight back but there was no way I could defeat all three of them. I think at the time, I was around level 37. Where is the challenge in killing someone basically who is helpless? I'm no whining, I'm just curious. I ran and called some higher level player from my guild to help me. Then I get called a coward. LOL wow really? Last night someone from Alliance kept killing me when I was questing. What do they get from it other than just being an @$$? When you reach higher levels and go back to make kills of much lower levels, you don't get as many if any experience points. I usually play PVE but some friends wanted me to join their guild which is on a PVP realm. I should have known better. I hate getting interrupted while I'm questing by a pesky thing like death. LOL oh well, thanks for listening; now back to your regularly scheduled program. :)Lenatrix12 6h
6h WOW Continents How many continents are in WOW? So far, I've only been to the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor. Isn't Pandaria a continent? Are there four or five?Pennydread5 6h
15h Recommended things for a new player to buy After a new player buys all of the flying available, what else is recommended to save up for/purchase? I know there's an expensive mount that has a transmogrifier, etc. but that doesn't seem like a necessity. If it requires reputation(like that water strider mount), go ahead and mention it.Furrlex6 15h
16h Legion: Raid "Rift of Aln" Hello! Is there just one boss in the LFR part of "Rift of Aln"? Therefore just the boss drops loot which is for 5 players? D: Thank you!Fetitoo6 16h
20h Forsaken Colours Help Heya, so I'm colourblind and looking to create a Forsaken character to try out and give the Horde a go. But many of the skin tones and hair colours look very similar to me. I'm after a white/pale skin tone and a black hair colour, i really wanted white :( Is number 6 the most pale as number 3 looks very similar to me. I think the second or third last hair colour looks the most black to me too but my eyes are seeing reds and blues mixed in them. If anyone could help me, thank you in advance.Wulfgang3 20h
21h Is auction house gold instant? might be looking to transfer factions on the same server and taking my gold with me via the Auction house method with the help of a friend. been a while since i did this and know the auction houses in the main city if not all are now cross faction and im wondering if i do it this way is the money instant or is there still that 1 hour waiting period? i do know the items you buy is instant. the method is basically putting up an item in the auction house with the help of a friend from the opposite faction and buying that item so he gets the gold. i just dont want to wait that 1 hour i mean im sure he got things to do. i know the mail system takes an hour outside of guild so i am not sure if that system is tied with the auction house or not. when you mail stuff outside of the same guild to another player it's a 1 hour length.Lethadox3 21h
21h Inventory/item guides? Looking for a good referral on a video that can point me in the right direction on how to manage my loot. So many different items and being so new i have no idea which ones i should keep and which to sell to gear vendors and which to sell in the marketplace once i finally find that lol obviously storage comes at a premium and even my bank is getting full with crafting regents and monster organs and whatnot. Any direction or advice would be appreciated! Most of the videos i found are pretty advanced and go more into making big money with items than the core basics. Thanks in advance folksRaechele3 21h
1d Shapeshifting? Snolaysia16 1d
1d Where to find Core Hound Was looking to add a new beast to my collection and wanted to add a core hound. But I have searched online for where to find one to tame, and none of the places it said to go (Shadowmoon Valley, Blackrock Mountain, Blasted Lands) had one. Found a boss critter deep down Blackrock Mountain, but it was untameable. Anybody got a suggestion on where I can find one of these critters to tame?Sylverhawk4 1d
1d Binding Spells to Letter keys I get how to bind to the numeric keys - just drag & drop. However, how do I assign a spell (or macro) to a specific letter key?Physos3 1d
1d DPS and you: The Basics Skip to following posts for the actual guide, this is merely an introduction. Hi. Name's Cognozzle. I'm here to help. I've played WoW since late vanilla, did some raiding, sometimes hardcore, sometimes not. Did some PVP, usually sucked at it because I don't have the patience for it. But this here will be about PVE, mostly for raiding. Now, raiding is fun. A lot of you want into it, and that's understandable, and I encourage it. But the first taste of raiding most people get nowadays is LFR, which is a far cry from the reality of raiding. In LFR, mechanics are almost non-existent and can often be ignored. In fact, by experience, I can say that when LFR forces people to use mechanics, you'll get 6 stacks of tenacity before you down the boss. WoW also used to be different. Even soloing used to force you to learn your class' mechanics if you wanted to do anything, never mind dungeons and raids. Nowadays, I'm pretty sure a Dippy Drinking Bird could hit level 110. This in turn means that many people never bother to actually learn to play, and when they hit content which does require competent gameplay, they hit a wall. Well, I'm here to help you bring that wall down, at least as far as DPS is concerned. What I will teach you here is the very basics. What I'm about to teach you here is the equivalent of pushing the jump button in a Mario game. As in, you cannot expect to not do this bare minimum and play the game. It won't make you an expert, far from it. But if you are the kind of person struggling to hit 400k DPS in ilvl 890 gear and above, I have no doubt that you will find this guide useful. For you see, I've found that when people have trouble hitting the barest numbers, the issue is usually more profound that min-maxing, and most guides focus on that and assume you know the basics. So, let's cover that. This guide will be split in three parts: 1. Planning 2. Rotation 3. Mechanical Let's get on with it then, shall we?Cognozzle3 1d
1d Quick Ways To Level? I've had this alt sitting around for ages and I've decided I want to level her. The problem is, I don't level much and I'm trying to figure out where to start. At 100, I will level through bgs, since I'm a pvper, that's what's most fun for me and its worthwhile. However, I tried a bg with her at 95 and it was slow to say the least. How would you recommend I get her to 100?Llantias3 1d
1d Confused about Cross-Realm As the title states, I'm very confused by the various things I've heard about how this works around the net. 1. How can I find a list of what realms are "connected" to mine? 2. I keep hearing I can send mail between connected realms? How does that work? For example, if I play "Naatala" on Wyrmrest and roll a dwarf named "Jesse" on Moonguard, can I mail Jesse gold by mailing it to "Jesse-Moonguard"? 3. Is there a guide to any of this cross-realm and connected realms stuff?Naatala6 1d
1d Account-Wide Achievements & Name Changes I have some questions about how account-wide achievements interact with getting a character name change. 1. If I were to create a new character, earn achievements on that character, then delete this one and change the name of my second character to that of this one, will the achievements of the second character be changed so that they say they are earned by the new name? 2. If I have earned achievements on both characters, will the two be "merged" so that it says only completed by the one character?Brompton9 1d
1d legendary legion equipment So i just won this service of gorefiend level 970 waist plate i go it equip it and it says i can only equip 1 item in the legendary legion category what the hell is this and how can equip more than 1?Heydrich3 1d
1d Trouble with training Every time i wake my warlock to a trainer i get a message like "i can sense your desire for power, warlock" and that's it. Now, I'm new to this game but i have made a few other chars and i could have sworn I've been able to access stuff on trainers with them before. Am i missing something?Raechele6 1d
1d Gaining Rep Hello I'm still fairly new. But I'm doing Draenor dungeons now while wearing the wyrmrest accord tabard. I've noticed I haven't gained any rep at all? what specific dungeons do I have to do to gain rep?Ecoras3 1d
1d Dual specialization Hi i was just wondering where do i get a dual spec? I went to my trainer and they're useless now they only offer options for resetting things. Do i have to get dual spec somewhere else? thanksSycamoore7 1d
2d New player boost or not? I'm not a new player, but a friend of mine wants to try WoW. I am debating whether I should recommend leveling 1-110 or using the 100 boost right away. On one hand, leveling is an excellent tool to learn your class. On the other, my friend will most likely get bored of the old content, specially on how outdated is 60-80 and how the lore makes no sense at all. I know we back in the day took months to reach max level, but WoW is a different game by now. Compared that to the cinematic approach and easiness of stuff like professions in Legion, I'm tempted but have my doubts as well. She is a casual console gamer. What do? D: I appreciate any input.Alsol11 2d
2d Question about flying camera. Hi, I just hit 60 and started flying, I was wondering if it's possible to make my mount fly straight, without changing altitude or direction, while changing my camera angle. For example, I'd like it to fly straightforward while looking down at the ground below me, but if I look down my mount goes that way until landing. Thank you.Zaleos4 2d
2d To Learn All Recipes Can all recipes for cooking and first aid be learned?Laebil5 2d
2d Class help! (Icedragon) Hello! I've been wondering for a bit on what class to play for a while, and found Icedragon's post about making sure you give as much info as possible, and figured I'd give it a shot! What have you played before? Back in Mists I played Mage to 62, Death Knight to about 58, , Monk to 49, and when Legion came out I, like a dunce, used my boost on a Shaman on the wrong server without thinking too much about it, and then barely playing it. I've also consequently played Demon Hunter to 100. Describe what you liked and disliked about those classes. Be detailed! As a Mage I really enjoyed having some massive hits and the feel of channeling Arcane Missiles. For DK I can't remember much, though I do recall it having some fun AoE skills to use. I also don't remember much from Monk outside of their spin kick. Demon Hunter I really enjoyed the mobility they offered with their dashes and the idea of their transformation ability, though I didn't play them enough to really get a feel for the transformation. With a friend or alone? What's your friend going to be leveling? I'm leveling alone. Are you leveling via PvE or PvP? Chain-running dungeons? Probably PvE. I used to level those other classes with dungeon chains but that definitely got really boring, and didn't really give me a feel of the world. Will you be doing primarily raids/dungeons at level cap (PvE) or knocking the opposing faction in the balls over a flag (PvP)? PvE endgame. I'm not a fan of PvP. Will you be multiboxing or just playing a single character? Single character. Race preference? Either for looks or the actual racials (or lore!). Not a fan of Gnomes or Goblins, but otherwise not much of a preference. Heals/tank/DPS? What's your style for DPS - melee or ranged? I healed quite a bit in FFXIV and tried tanking, but they're rather different from here. My main in FFXIV is now a dps with tanking and healing being only sometimes. Any favorite game mechanics? (DoTs, HoTs, stealth, mana, etc) I absolutely love the feel of slowly building up something via a resource bar or buff/debuff stack and then using it for big effects. Hybrid or pure? Does it matter? It doesn't matter much, though I wouldn't mind the flexibility. Pet or temporary pet or none at all? Does it matter? I don't know how pet mechanics work in this game, but in XIV they're horribly unresponsive and don't actually feel like they do much. If they actually feel fun I wouldn't mind them. Throw in any extra details here: A few of the classes that I play from other games are Bard, Ninja, Warrior, and Astrologian in FFXIV, and Elementalist, Necromancer, and Engineer in GW2. Hopefully some of that info helps! If anyone needs any more info on stuff I've done, I can try to elaborate!Adarath6 2d
2d Questions About Transmogs Just wondering if it's even worth transmogrifying at lower levels. Are there any other ways to get my character to look like how I want him to consistently? When should I start transmogrifying? One more question. Does it take longer for mages to find shoulder wear? I remember someone telling me that at one point. Or is it just harder to find them as you need cloth?Villigle7 2d
3d Really Need Help with Choosing My Main Hey guys. So I was doing a little research on this topic myself when I came across Icedragon's post on questions you could answer that would make it easier for others to offer advice on which class(es) you should or shouldn't play. It seemed pretty detailed, so I thought I'd give it a go. What have you played before? Ah jeez. Major altoholic here, I've played most of the classes. The ones I've probably spent the most time with are Druid, DK, Paladin, Warlock, and Hunter. How far did you level it? Druid 103, DK 110, Pally 77 (I think), Lock 110, Hunter 100, Warrior 71 Describe what you liked and disliked about those classes. Druid: Shape-shifting, balance spell animations, nice self-healing, impressive mobility, real jack-of-all-trades. I've had my druid for a really long time, and something always pulls me back to him, yet I've never played him consistently either. I've played all 4 specs in multiple expansions, and Resto is my favorite healing spec in the game. I've played Mistweaver before, though not enough to really count, but it was alright. DK: Good self healing, unique play style that blends melee with some ranged abilities and a few dots, can be pretty tough to kill, death gripping fleeing enemies ( >:D ), good for soloing and running old content for xmogs and mounts. My DK is my other long standing toon. I've played her in several expansions as well, and have tried all three specs. I've always preferred Unholy to Frost because of all the extra stuff it brings to the table, especially in Legion, like a pet and a pretty effective DOT. The things I dislike about DK specifically are it's lack of mobility, how the rotation can sometimes feel really slow, and how I somehow manage to rune-starve myself in longer fights. (Not sure if that's a common problem or just because I suck, though.) Also, I tend to like specs that are kinda flashy, and I feel like Unholy doesn't look all that fancy compared to other classes, especially in big groups. Pally: Decent self healing, bubble “oh crap” button, some cool animations, a few mid-range abilities. Didn't ever get my pally to max level, mainly for the same things I'm feeling with the DK. Not the best mobility, feels slow, etc. I've tried all three specs for this class too, but I never really liked Holy. My favorite was probably Prot, but if I didn't feel like tanking then I'd swap to Ret. Lock:Good self heals especially for a cloth-wearing caster, nice meatshield in the pet makes it pretty good for most solo/old content, unique utility for groups w/ the healthstones and summon, self-rez or party member rez with the soulstone, very nice animations (I have green fire too). I haven't had my lock as long as my DK or Druid, but I've put a decent bit of time into her. When I first started playing Lock, I played Destro exclusively. Loved Rain of Fire (?) and Chaos Bolt to death. Major digital pyromania. Leveled her to cap as Destro before I finally tried out Demo. I liked it alright, but still preferred Destro. When Legion dropped, I ended up rolling Aff. Loved the changes to it (please don't kill me Lock mains I know a lot of people hated early Affliction) and it's still my main spec. Recent changes to Destro have made me pick it up again, and it feels more like it used to than it has in awhile. It may not be quite as grand as in it's glory days, but it's much better now. I don't really like new Demo because it's almost all pet management. Feels clunky to me. If I wanted my own personal menagerie, I'd play BM hunter. Hunter: Amazing mobility for ranged, only non-caster ranged which makes it unique, pet makes a good meatshield for solo and old content. I don't really know what possessed me to have a sudden strong desire to level a hunter to max during WoD, but I did. Had a pretty good time questing and doing dungeons, and I even leveled mining and engineering. The hunter ended up not having that special something for me after all though, so I haven't player her much at all in Legion.Yuzari3 3d
3d Alt class help https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/1021054075 Questionnaire I have played this Paladin and another warrior boosted this ret paladin up to 100 and had a 70 arms warrior on an old account I liked the fast paced strong damage dealing, heavy armor/protection, some regeneration, and the bit of mid to long range spells aspects of those classes As far as I know I\ll be playing solo as i have Mostly leveling through pve and dungeons I think I'll be doing primarily raids/dungeons at level cap maybe a bit of pvp As for race preference I'd say for this class Night Elf, Draenei , oe Undead, although I'd be open to other caress for the class as well Melee DPS with a bit of mid to long range spells and some self healing preferably Please give me some class suggestions, Thanks! :)Peacearcher5 3d
3d high levels can anyone please tell me. is legion only to level 110. and if so how or what do I do to get to levels way higher. I asked a few people and no one can tell meJadagyp4 3d
3d Grand Gryphon and Grand Armored Gryphon? Hi! I'm lvl 110 and I never did any quests in Pandaria and I was wondering where can I start to obtain the Grand Gryphon. I know you can obtain it from a questline but I'm not sure where to begin it. Also will it work if i'm lvl 110? and will I get Rep in the Process in order to obtain the other mount (Grand Armored Gryphon) with operation: Sheildwall? and if for some reason I don't obtain exalted after questline with Sheildwall can you also tell me how to farm rep for the faction. Thanks for your Time! -BrendanusBrendanus3 3d
3d Class Help Hello everyone. Lately I've been having trouble finding a class I can really enjoy and progress, so maybe some advice from the community can help! What have you played before? Monk and Paladin How far did you level it? 110 Describe what you liked and disliked about those classes. Be detailed! Liked the mobility of Monks and the flashy animations that came with your abilities. Liked the lore behind Paladins and the general look, liked that both can preform multiple roles. Disliked how I felt that Ret and Holy were lacking something whether that be cool animations or general gameplay. Disliked how Monks are either Amazing or not so good (want a class that usually stays fun yet can still pull their weight) With a friend or alone? What's your friend going to be leveling? Alone Are you leveling via PvE or PvP? Chain-running dungeons? 90% Chaining dungeons Will you be doing primarily raids/dungeons at level cap (PvE) or knocking the opposing faction in the balls over a flag (PvP)? Mostly focusing on gearing in PvE but still want a decent PvP class that I can do Rbg's with Will you be multiboxing or just playing a single character? Single character Race preference? Either for looks or the actual racials (or lore!) No big preference, just want a race that has a few good transmogs and we're good. Heals/tank/DPS? What's your style for DPS - melee or ranged? Either Melee or ranged, however do have a bit of a preference for Melee. A healing off spec would be nice but definitely not a must have. Any favorite game mechanics? (DoTs, HoTs, stealth, mana, etc) No real favorite, as long as I can keep sustained damage and have a few periods of good burst. Hybrid or pure? Does it matter? Doesn't matter much to me Pet or temporary pet or none at all? Does it matter? Preferably no pets but if its fun, doesn't matter at all. Throw in any extra details here: Good AoE capabilities is also a good thing, won't be doing any hardcore Mythic raiding, mostly just Normal-Heroic, dungeons, WQ's and Rbg's.Vexonk1 3d
4d Are the Alliance all jerks? I started playing in the Horde about six months ago, and loved it, but recently thought I'd try Alliance. I logged in first time, joined a guild that invited me, and guild chat is just about boobs and some really vulgar comments about gay people. I leave guild, and go to a main city... someone in trade chat is going on and on about how much they hate Chinese people, with a lot of comments I wouldn't repeat. Worse, no one's telling him to shut up. That was my first day. I have gone on a few times more, and nothing as bad has happened since, but it seems like chat is always a bit more rude and crass than in the Horde. It's not like the Horde are angels, but they're normal people having normal conversations... have I just picked a bad realm or something? Are the Alliance all jerks?Rebekya19 4d
4d I'm working on "Beginner's Handbook" Videos I'm a lore nerd and am working on a beginner's handbook containing a brief explanation of lore and some gameplay tips and tricks for newbies. It's going to be broken into 3~4 videos. The first video it out now, and I'll be updating this as the next ones come out. Lemme know what you think. Part 1 ~ https://youtu.be/14TqIGlgbuQKadash1 4d
4d how to fly and get gold at low level? I bought wow yesterday. Till now i get to level 13 with 1 gold, i saw players ride on the bike and fly with a dragon (or something like that), so does it have anyways to get or earn gold in low level and how can i get a mount pet or bike ? --------- btw, sorry for my bad englishDaredevils13 4d
4d New healer - /focus? I am new to healing - how do I use /focus? I'm having trouble constantly trying to reselect the tank while doing 5 mans. What is the trick to use /focus and macros to quickly get my heals onto the tank no matter what I have selected? I looked on the wiki and could not find anything - thanks for helping a n00b.Hygge5 4d
4d To those procrastinating dungeons I was there with you, angry at Blizz for gating me, and especially after reading the PUG horror stories. I really want to fly (not there yet), and so I jumped in with my guild-less DH and DK tanks. I watched the videos first, as you should do, proceeded to PUG. I have to say that if you let them know up front that you are a new tank or new dungeon, someone will lead the way past the trash mobs. Everyone's been really cool, and I haven't experienced any BS. The thing is to KNOW THE DUNGEON, before you enter. It only takes 10-20 minutes watching YouTube, which I enjoy. Anyhow I plan on listing my dungeon groups as DRNKN TANK, so if you see my group listed jump on in, it's fun. BTW, Healers ROCK! Props to you guys!Maleventin8 4d
4d How long to level up from 85-100? I have a few hordie toons still from when i played cata, was wondering if i get heirlooms how long would it take me to get to lvl 100? and what method would that be? (I don't have draenor flying, and lets say I don't use exp pots). Can I do it under 5 hours if i none stop grind? how long from (hours) 85-90? 90-100?Steeltotem5 4d
4d An invitation to New Players Recently, Worgbane, a long time WoW player, posted a thread in the General Discussion forum commenting on the problems many people were having as far as finding welcoming community in the game. You can read the full thread here https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20754846375?page=1 Here’s the opening post: "Tired of playing alone? Don't feel like being bullied by kids with no social manners? Too scared to do mythics or LFR? A whole lot of us feel that way. I am one of those who feel like the community has really gone downhill. This game often makes us do group content, or we often feel like chatting, or maybe just ask a question about the game. I find myself just leaving those quests in my quest log, where they pile up. I am sure some of you do the same. Now if a bunch of us knew each other, that problem would mostly go away. I suggest that all interested exchange btags in this thread so that we may actually get that content done, while meeting some of the nicer players in the game. There is still tons of them, but they tend to be the silent majority. Faction is not important, I play both factions and I am sure a whole lot of you do. I hope to talk to you soon, Worg (Worgbane#1877) " As a result of the interest shown by many players, a Discord* channel was set up and a community was born. There are approximately 300 members of the channel and some of them rolled new toons on the same server so they could level together. This lead to our first guild for the Horde. Within a week or two, an Alliance guild was also formed. In addition, people from all servers have been able to set up groups for running dungeons, doing WQs, PvP, BGs and just about anything you can think of in the game. We'd like to invite you to join us in Discord if you are looking for friends to play with, help with various aspects of the game or just a place to chat with fellow WoW fans. You can send a Btag friend request to me, BloodRose#12159 or to any of the members below: RabidBunnies#1924 Shadow#15523 (Oceanic player) Rawre#11781 Jade#1948 Mommymia#1222 Worgbane's Btag list is completely filled but you can send a friend request to his Discord list at: Worgbane#9655 Just to add, no need to leave your server or guild or join either of the guilds our community has built in order to participate. And if you're not into voice chat, well the majority of our members use text chat so no pressure there. You can just lurk as some of our members do and then jump in when you feel more comfortable. *Discord is a free chat client. You can download the app from https://discordapp.com/.Darkkara15 4d