New Player Help and Guides

Jan 30, 2013 New Hunter Has Questions About Taming New Pet I want to tame a new pet, so i put my dragonhawk in a stable. i try to revive or whistle and it says i do not have an active pet to summon. Then i went into the wild trying to tame a new pet, and it said "you have an active summon already" So I am super confused as to what to do. Cause i want a new pet, preferably a four legged one as i do not particularily like the way my dragonhawk looks.Aleinaai3 Jan 30, 2013
Jan 30, 2013 Recruit a friend if i do recruit a friend, do i need to make a whole new account? or just a new character? (toon) cause i want to play with someone (still looking for someone) to make a RAC, but i dont ant to make a new account, just charachtr.Äðrxø3 Jan 30, 2013
Jan 30, 2013 Justice points ok i know you get justice points at lvl 70 and that you get them once per day via random ques for dungeons but after that first dungeon can i earn anymore that day and if so how?Necrodemon2 Jan 30, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 How do I recover 'Pet commands bar' During combat I accidentally deleted my pet command bar and I don't know how to recover or restore it. Can someone pls explain to me how to get it back.Nyghtwyng11 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 Is this event still in the game? Was/is there a rare event out in the woods somewhere with a song and lights? I remember seeing a video years ago about it.Kelmor8 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 New warrior here! I've been playing WoW for about a month and my highest character is a level 31 Worgen warrior. Some people have told me that I should focus on strength and stamina, while others said strength and agility. Just wondering about opinions here. My current stats are the following: Strength: 102 Agility: 50 Stamina: 106 Figured intellect and spirit don't matter much.Keysha6 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 A question about dailys Im not a new player to wow or any thing but im new to doen dailys ok after u complet the quests in deep holmes u get a bunch of dailys you can do after wards . im trying to get the pebble companion and to get it u have to do a daily that u have a percentage of it being there every day now to the question ok do i have to complet all the dailys there each day for new ones to apear there the nxt day or even u dont do them do the dailys reset no matter watKarail4 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 Just hit 90 not to long ago... How would i go about gearing up for resto spec? i used guardian 1-90 and now i wish to move on to resto would i have to keep questing at 90 to gear up for resto? And if it helps ill be doing lots of pvp so any tips on how to start getting gear for it would help. Thanks in advance.Païgey3 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 Coin of Ancestry Anyone know how i can get more? I found one at Goldshire and at Stormwind entrance. Need 3 more. Thanks.Rubberchops4 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 Blacksmithing I've chosen Mining and Blacksmithing as my two professions. (Seems to be the obvious choices for a Dwarf) I know I can make a living selling mats at the AH with my mining, but what would be the best way to earn gold with blacksmithing? Do the items I create do well in the AH?Balenar3 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 DK Frost question So I was thinking of going frost for this DK and I was wondering Whats better 2H or DW? ALSO what can I do to get runic power quickly for frost strike?Zähl7 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 Running vs walking Pretty new here, still got lots to learn. My preferred style around mobs or in unexplored areas is to walk rather than run; I have much better control that way. But I notice I'm the only one doing so - everybody else is running at all times. Is that going to be a problem for me in instances? (I've chosen tank as my specialty.) I think (hope!) I could be an effective tank (with some experience), but I'm 66 years old, and my reflexes ain't what they used to be. Now, I guess I could go to cap just questing, but my understanding is that the fun and the loot is in dungeons and raids. At the same time, I don't want to bring other party members down with my slow pace. Advice or comments?Unhurried6 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 question about tranmogrification I can't transmogrify of any items I have, when in fact I saw someone who transmogrify her staff of Jaina. Can someone please help me answer this?Sasai4 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 What is a good realm? So, I am a totally new player (both to WoW and to MMO's in general). I started my character out on Zuluhed realm because when I created the character it listed that realm specifically for new players. All I can say is... I have never heard/seen such immature behavior in a video game in my life. I also have read on that server's forum that the realm has a bad reputation. Listen.. I am not at all a sensitive person and while I wasn't offended in any way, it made trying to find anyone at all to group with completely impossible. The general chat box was full of ridiculously childish talk and the few times I tried to group for a dungeon I was completely slammed for being new. I explained nicely that I was a totally new player but would gladly take direction. I held my own fine in the dungeons, but jeez... it was like every single player was a racist/sexist child. I have played to level 16 and (literally) every single person I have met in the game has been pathetically immature. Hey, I don't mind swearing in the least, but it seemed as if every single person talking in every chat area was under the age of 12... Do adults play this game? Maybe I was totally mistaken? Are there servers that aren't full of children with sad attitudes? Is it even worth it? I only have time to play a couple nights a week anyway... I am not trying to sound like a whiner. I am just genuinely curious if there are mature adults who play the game, or if I should stop now. Any honest information would be helpful.Lohpan12 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 Why Is My Weapon Damage Low? Hey, Well I was fighting mobs and realized my weapon damage is low and why is it so low. I went to SW and when to a target dummy and my damage is 4-36 damage and I dont understand. My weapons highest damage is 90. Can someone please help! Thanks!Drezzy14 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 Need unbiased opinions on classes! Thank you in advance. :) So I’ve been playing wow for about six months and all I’ve really played is a druid. but I’m having some trouble on choosing my next class to play. I’ve been reading a lot on the forums and people are asking what is the best class to play in mop, well I’m not going to ask that but I do want your unbiased opinions From experienced players or just average Joe’s that picked up a class and fell in love with it? I want to start raiding, but I have found that the druid is a great class, very versatile and that is probably the reason I would stick with it, but it hasn’t fully grasped me in to the class enough to say “I AM A DRUID :D!!...” :’( so I’m looking to play a new class. A fresh start and with mop out, there are lots of changes, I feel that it gives me an advantage over veteran players that have played any certain class religiously due to the fact that there are a lot of people that struggle to adapt to new changes as to me that all I have to do is learn the basics and new concepts of a class. I know what I’m generally looking for in a class. Great for PVP and PVE a class with good enough survivability (that is after I learn how to use the class) fun gameplay mechanics if possible to either heal or tank do to the fact that I already love to heal and like the whole aspect of healing and find it enjoyable, or tanking even though as terrified as I am as being a tank, it just seems to me like it’s the most stressful role to play do to the fact that everyone in the instance will be looking to me to guide the through a dungeon and it would be my fault if we wipe. I want a class I wont regret at max level when it comes time to raid and have the worst time trying to find my spot on a raid team even though I probably will with any class do to the lack of experience.Bigwillerd8 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 Argent Crusade/Dawn Reputation If I understand correctly, there is no longer a tabard available for the Argent Crusade, is that right? Also I'm currently questing in the Eastern Plaguelands. She's currently honored with the Argent Crusade and revered with the Argent Dawn. I'm determined to get her exalted with both of them. However I feel like I'm starting to reach the end of the questline there. Will I encounter the Argent Crusade later and have more chances to increase my reputation with them? Any tips on getting my reputation to exalted? Thank youOzziemandias9 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 Quest addon help Hello all, Currently, when I look at my map, it shows where all the blues and yellow ! are located... Problem with that is that although they are displayed, they might not be available. For example, if I do the first set of dailies for the Golden Lotus, the map will still show in small the blue ! but these are no longer available. Is there an addon that would show on the map ALL the ! - whether yellow or blue - that are available to my toon, not every location where there will - someday - be a quest available to me? Thanks everyone!Drakco3 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 Experienced playing looking for an apprentice Justifly11 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 What to stack for a level 85 frost dk twink When you twink an 85 Frost DeathKnight should I stack mastery and hit or crit and hit? Or what's the best optal dps boost?Tempto1 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 scroll lvl 80... which class to play? Hi, its been a while since i played, and when i did play i chose a prot paladin. which was fun, but as fun as tanking gets =) recently though my friend sent me a scroll invite, so i thought i might have another go at wow, now im faced with a choice of what to take to lvl 80... my Mate is all for the new monk class, but from reading the forums they sound like a "newbie" players worst nightmare... anyway, wanted to ask for peoples help, on what class they found fun and for what reasons? so far i dont mind monk (in the starting area) but im not loving it.Wongfu1 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 Best way to get Boas/Heirlooms My highest level account i have is 40. How can i get hierlooms/boas to make new accounts an do good in random bg's?Wetrippymahh10 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 Do Druids Get........ I see mages and priests and every caster almost having 300k mana and was wondering if druids eventually get 300k mana? i was thinking of making a druid... Thanks for the help.Gnomepunterr4 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 Death Knight questing help. I am a relatively new player and just made my first death knight. I am level 61 now but I don't know where to go to find higher level quests. Can someone please tell me where I should go for lvl 60-65 quests?Mandius5 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 Are titles account wide? I'm going for the "Argent Champion" title/achievement on my rogue and I was wondering if the title was account wide because it has to do with reputation.Drusilla8 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013 How hard are heroic BC dungeons? Do I have to read up on the fights beforehand or can I just go in clueless like you can with normal dungeons which are just a standard tank and spank?Amelica13 Jan 29, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 need help ^.^ Iv been playing like 2 days and yet no one has helped me wirh anything now im stuck and need help plz my character name is saiaxx or saiaxoxo ty ^.^Saiaxx39 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 Transmog Question With 5.2 around the corner and swords, axes, and maces will be able to be transmog'd together. My question is... Say with an Orc character I wanted the expertise from axes but wanted to transmog to swords, would I still retain Axe expertise bonus? Thanks.Sinjid4 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 brand new, first time I died, quest gone Hi there. So I died & came back & went to the character I was supposed to next in the quest, but theres nothing for me to do & no quests in my log. Just wandering looking for someone to give me something to do. I'm lost. Help?Kueyakket9 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 Should I blow 4k on Artisan riding? That's pretty much all my savings atm. Are there any other significant costs coming up soon? All I can think of is: - Panderia flying license - Gem and enchant costs for gear at 90.Amelica11 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 Eating and drinking, how to fish, etc... 1. What is the point of eating and drinking? How do I know when I need to do it? 2. I bought a fishing pole and got basic fishing training, but I can't figure out how to use it. I "armed" myself with the fishing pole on a dock, but nothing happened. So I tried to move closer to the water, fell in, and almost drowned! :) 3. There is a bar below the "special action" buttons that apparently shows my xp points, but why do I only have 10% of them? Even after resting and eating, it doesn't change. Is this why I keep dying? How do I fix this? Thank you all so much!Xenothera17 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 Items with a yellow exclamation in my bag... I know that they are all items that start quests, but I am wondering how to actually start the quest. right now they are just sitting in my bag taking up space. I am able to start the quest that they belong to, i think they are all level 10-15 items. any help is appreciated!!Demena4 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 Random Dungeon & Justice Points? So about 2 days ago when I hit 69 I was able to earn JP. 12-14 I believe for selecting a random dungeon. Well, ever since that day, I haven't been able to earn anymore JP? I thought it was at least once per day? Is it a one time only reward on random? And if so, how else could I earn JP? Wait until I'm 85? Thanks,Udonis5 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 Everywhere i go i see these people.... Undead warlocks.... everytime im in orgrimmar i /who and theres atleast 10 or more undead warlocks why are they so freaking common? is there a special ability they get or something? EDIT: i also see loads of blood elf priests everywhere i look.... "oh a blood elf priest whats new". i am new to this game and im just wondering if theres a special reason why these 2 combos are so common?Gnomepunterr5 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 Trouble starting first mission Got in the game but I can't seem to talk to the character with the exclamation above their head. I clicked on the and nothing happens except they make noise. Also another thing is I can't ever log out or exit game properly, it does nothing so I have to find other ways of shutting it down. Is it really this buggy right now?Mithrilel18 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 List of Quests This is my first character. Is there a mod or something that will list all/complete/incomplete quests with map location or anything like that? If not is there a best site to use as a reference? Thank you for your time and attention...Bailion2 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 realms how do i change my characters realm. i didnt get to chose in the begining! also my computer is taking forever to do a update/upgrade.Taifara7 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 have a question about gylphs? Im new to wow ive had a account for about two months now and im at lv. 40 and i dont have any glyphs also i was curious as to what i need to do to get my character prepared for battlegrounds im a noob to this and have been trying to just catch on as i go but figured this may accomplish more.Garyneal2 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 Where to start? Looking to start over on an Alliance character, don't know where to go to find any good realms with 50/50 or around there of alliance to horde. Links telling the aprox info would be very helpful. Thank you all! Also i'm looking for High to full population servers cuz i hate wait times xD This is US servers btwNeonpink2 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 Whats with all the sparklys around me now? today after running my Klaxxie dailys and leaving the area I notice Lots of sparklys like fireworks constantly coming from my hands No buffs on me that I can see. for me its a problem as I have vision problems enough without a constant flow of fireflys or sparks floating around me . Is there a setting to turn off auras ? took a picture of it but dont have somewhere to set up to link it here.Mizjoha1 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 What should I work on? So I decided to leave WoW for awhile, was getting bored of dailies and having really nothing else to do. I haven't been on since October, is there anything new that I should know about? Anything fun to do? Or should I only be expecting more dailies again... I'd also like to get into PvP but I've only ever played a tank as a DK, what will be the fastest way to get some DPS gear? Thanks guys!Räsu2 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 What counts as a short sword? So, as the name suggests, I'd like to know how to tell whether a sword counts as a shortsword or not because I'd like to get the expertise bonus gnomes get for using them. Does any 1-handed sword count (meaning I could get it from dual wielding) or is it more complex then that?Snevillus2 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 Lost in what class to play as a main in MoP What have you played before? I started out with a warrior to get to 55 so i could make a dk. the dk was my first 80 and 85. then i made a paladin and got him up 85. Also tried a rogue for a little as well as a druid. How far did you level it? Warrior: 78 Death Knight: 85 Paladin: 88 Rogue: 47 Describe what you liked and disliked about those classes. Be detailed! Warrior: Liked: the ability to smash things around with two 2h axes and wear plate so i cant die easily. The self healing from victory rush was really helpful in fighting multiple mobs at once. Disliked: The rage bar. I prefer mana over rage any day. Also, the tanking on a warrior was not interesting at all. Death Knight: Liked: the armor. it makes them look awesome. besides that, they had awesome aoe as well as single target Disliked: runic power and runes. i had a lot of downtime during fights and it got very frustrating that i couldnt do anything Paladin: Liked: aoe tanking and tanking in general on him was a blast! the abilities he had made it very easy and some of the self heals saved me from probably 100 wipes throughout all the dungeons i did. also, they rarely went below 95% mana so i never worried about it. Disliked: they were on the lower end of the mana amounts unless you were a healer which was boring. i looked at a mage or warlock and was jealous that they had 300k mana. Rogue: Liked: pvp was amazing. whenever i sapped someone i knew they were thinking "oh crap, im about to get f***ed". Also the stealthing was great for getting through areas with a bunch of people i didnt want to fight Disliked: energy. i was always out of it and had to wait what felt like forever to regain it just so i could empty it again. the character felt very plain when i played them. Druid: Liked: the ability to switch out and do some healing when we were about the wipe really came in handy Disliked: the eclipse thing for balance was weird, just spammed a couple spells then switched to a couple different ones. also the cat form feels just like the rogue, its so plain and gets boring after a little bit of playing With a friend or alone? What's your friend going to be leveling? Alone Are you leveling via PvE or PvP? Chain-running dungeons? Mostly running dungeons, occasional pvp if im any good and dont get killed a lot. unless im killing players all over the place. some quests also Will you be doing primarily raids/dungeons at level cap (PvE) or knocking the opposing faction in the balls over a flag (PvP)? mostly dungeons and LFR. probably wont do any real raiding and i might do some random bg's (again, if im any good) Will you be multiboxing or just playing a single character? single character Race preference? Either for looks or the actual racials (or lore!). prefer human, definately my favorite race. belf for horde (prefer alliance) dwarf would probably be my second choice for alliance but behind belf Heals/tank/DPS? What's your style for DPS - melee or ranged? dps-all i've played is melee so i want to try out some ranged casting Any favorite game mechanics? (DoTs, HoTs, stealth, mana, etc) definately mana. also dots make me very sad (lol jk) but really i can only handle a couple dots and that was only because of the practice i had on my dk Hybrid or pure? Does it matter? all i will do is dps, but if it can heal or tank on the side i might play around with it. i dont want a class that people will expect me to tank or heal (or off-tank/heal). i just want someone that can focus on blowing things up and thats it Pet or temporary pet or none at all? Does it matter? no pet would be ideal, although i can handle one if necessary Throw in any extra details here:so mana is definately important and dots have to be limited, I just want something that i can nuke with, not slowly kill something. go for the big hits! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP!Dethtoyou1 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 Two super basic questions from a total noob Hi, 1. When I first started playing (like 3 days ago), I could see my own character. Then, somehow I hit a button somewhere and now my POV has changed so I can't see myself anymore. How do I switch back? 2. At the bottom of the screen, there are various boxes. The ones on the right seem to tell you what they are when you hover over them. But what are the ones on the left? There are pictures there of equipment that I thought I had sold, but also a couple of buttons for things like "victory rush" (or something like that?) and "charge". I figured out how to use the boxes with actions in them, but why are those equipment things there? Thanks a lot! I'm afraid this isn't very intuitive for me.Xenothera14 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 Lost for what class to play Hey guys Yesterday i made a mage and got him up to 26 as frost spec. After dying multiple times on various quests, it's not fun anymore. So is there any class similar to a mage (i liked their playstyle - just nuke and blow sh** up) but with more survivability? i didnt mind the cloth but i need some heals. i liked high amounts of mana and i don't like dots, although i can handle 1 or 2. i will mostly level through quests and dungeons with a rare bg. any suggestions would be very appreciated!Dethtoyou6 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 Guild Mentoring Program - New Player Forums Being new to World of Warcraft can be intimidating and much like the intended purpose of this forum, the Guild Mentoring Program was created to help new players feel welcomed and supported. Some of you have already seen a few guild leaders post here and we wanted you to know that this is encouraged. In fact, we would love to see this forum and the program come together in team-like fashion with new players, so here are a couple things to keep in mind: As with all forums, the Code of Conduct and forum guidelines are still in effect. Please be sure to carefully read them both as they set the foundation for maintaining civility and constructive discourse on the forums. Creating a guild recruitment thread here has been and will remain inappropriate and against the intended purpose of this forum. However, please know that specifically flagged volunteers of the Guild Mentoring Program are highly encouraged to seek out new players in this forum to let them know their guild is here to help. GMP guild leaders have been informed that it is perfectly okay to post a recruitment response to new players when appropriate and as long as it pertains to the topic of the thread. Below you will find a list of all the Guild Mentoring Program guilds, their realm, and their faction. Also, I will be editing the post to include links to each guild’s official recruitment thread found on their realm forum or the Guild Recruitment forum. If an NPH&G regular happens upon a curious player, please feel free to direct them to the list below.Crithto41 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 Returning Player - Couple Questions Greetings, I've played on and off since summer 2010, with my longest streak being the 6 month stretch of December 2010 to May 2011. I mainly PvPed. When I do return, I plan on being a casual PvP player. With that in mind, I'l lreally only have time to play and level one guy. I currently have 4 characters at the moment, but I no longer wish to play my death knight, as the nerfs the class has received (according to what I have read) have made the class sound less desirable to my play style. 85 Frost DK - My Main 85 Resto Shaman 26 Warlock 26 DruidI wanted to know if there are other classes that are fairing well in PvP in this expansion. I don't mind leveling a new one from scratch, but I figured I'd ask the general public for their 2 cents. Thanks!Snugknight1 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 Invisible darkhound Have I taken too much acid, or is there an invisible darkhound just outside the Undercity backdoor, near the Scarlet Watchtower?Whiskeyfox1 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 Entry to Ironforge from the airfield How do I get into Ironforge from the airfierld? I followed a series of quests that had me fly into the airfield from a mining camp and then perform a series of quests. I now have a quest letter to deliver into Ironforge. There is an obvious entrance into the city, but it is closed. There is a guard there who will give directions to places into the city, but won't tell me how to get in. Surely I don't have to go back to the mining camp first when I'm right outside the city. This is weird.Mominer2 Jan 28, 2013
Jan 28, 2013 upgrading Hi to up grade to i have to pay or can i put in some kind of code if so what is the codeKreyast5 Jan 28, 2013