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World of Warcraft Forum » General Discussion » Is it too late to start playing WoW?

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  NC-John

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2/10/13 8:52:07 AM#21
Still a good game. I see no reason not to play it. plenty to do and i'm sure getting a dungeons group is still easy.

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  Mari2k

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2/10/13 8:55:19 AM#22

oh my... very much trash told here again.

This is how it is:

To level up (as a newbie) you still need some time (from1-90). I would say as a regular player, without twinks that give you money/gear, 1-2 month.

Questing you will be playing mostly alone, while with the dungeon finder you will find a group at every level with max waiting time of 10 min. (Tank, healer instant)

PvP you can do in Battlegrounds and you also get a huge amount of exp from it, so you can lvl with PvP . Battlegrounds open also at every level with waiting time of 5 - 15 min.

Open world PvP is still huge couse of the x-realms. But since it doest not give the players much exp/honor, most just do it for fun.

The prices in AH are high, but you can use this for your advantage if you collect ore/herbs/lether and sell them. Best thing do get rich as a newbie.

So yes, its not too late , you can start anytime.

  Lurkers

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2/10/13 9:28:24 AM#23
Originally posted by Shadanwolf

I tried.I found: I didn't like the game and more importantly.....it seemed everyone in the game was level 80 !

I found they had dumbed down progression soooo much I was flying through levels.I came to the conclusion  that the game really doesn't even start till you are 80.....and start grinding.

Oh well sorry to break it to you but your going to find it very fast alot of the new mmos are pretty much all wow clones maybe you should stick to normal games then MMOS aren't for you then i just speak the truth.

  Zethapeta

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OP  2/10/13 11:29:13 AM#24

Thank you for your opinions.

 

I had my character in Illidan server, not sure if it is populated or empty nowadays. It was a warlock, and actually I enjoyed that class, however, if tanks access instantly to queues, maybe it is a better option (healers are not my type)

 

Anyways, is it worth starting a new character, or those 45 levels would take me a long time? Since I havent played in a long time (really long... years), I was thinking that starting from level 1 could be a good choice.

 

And, what are the advantages of those scrolls of resurrection people are posting in these forums?

 

  EndDream

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2/10/13 11:37:33 AM#25
I just started a new character about 2 months ago and I'm almost ot lvl 80. I can't play much these day but with cross realm zones there is tons of people in every zone and world PvP everyday, its fast to get dungeons groups at any level also. Really, the reason why WoW always has so many people is that you can always catch up. Some people hate that there is a gear reset at each expansion but thats why you can start any time. It's a game with so much content its crazy, it runs great and there are always people. 

Remember Old School Ultima Online

  Zethapeta

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OP  2/10/13 12:04:15 PM#26
When you talk about world PvP, do you mean PvP servers, or any kind of PvP in PvE servers?
  EndDream

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2/10/13 1:52:05 PM#27
Originally posted by Zethapeta
When you talk about world PvP, do you mean PvP servers, or any kind of PvP in PvE servers?

For world PvP you have to be on a PvP server. You can do BG's etc on any server.

Remember Old School Ultima Online

  Yaevindusk

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2/10/13 2:04:38 PM#28
Originally posted by Nitth

 


Originally posted by Zethapeta
I was thinking of buying the lastest expansions of Warcraft, I played the game till lvl 45 when it was released some years ago.

 

But before downloading the 40GB, I would like to hear your opinions about some points

 

- What can you do in the game, besides doing quests (specially at max level)?

- How long does it take to level to 90 a character?

- I played in a PvP server, and fighting against the ocasional player that you could find was something I rember gratefully, however, I have read some complains in PvP realms beacuse of cross servers.

 

Thank you for your opinions!


 

Same things you would do in vanila, Quest, Raid, Pvp.

Not very long at all, a matter of days, Hours even if your so inclined.

World pvp is practically dead.

 

MoP is one of the best expansions in a while; it's a lot more difficult in terms of getting items and the raids themselves than beginning and end wrath content and absolutely blows Cataclysm out of the water in just about every detail.

How long it will take you to level depends on a variety of factors, such as the level of your guild, if you have heirlooms (you probably don't so this doesn't apply) and how you choose to level (be it PvP, Dungeons, Questions, etc.).

World PvP is definitely NOT dead.  In fact, there has been more PvP in the world than Wrath and Cata combined; they specifically designed many places to be PvP friendly, especially with the new 5.1 content which practically endorses it in everyway if you're on a PvP server (and lots of incentive to flag if you're not).  The world bosses also now have new mechanics that allow your factions to team up without joining a raid just in case the opposing side tries to hit you when you're attacking them.

The worst thing about this expansion is that it is very hard to get epics (not as hard as Vanilla or TBC) and it is very punishing to alts.  In addition, there are thousands of daily quests that are pretty much required if you want to get epic gear; you are unable to get epic items if you aren't both exalted with all the factions and have the valor to spend when they let you buy their gear.

There is the Looking for Raid thing at the end, but you'll probably just cry in a corner at how many times people wipe in those.  It isn't a matter of individual skill there as many who enter are in full Heroic raiding gear, but the pug system just wipes people repeatedly as they don't know the mechanics.

I'd have to say the biggest strength of MoP is how beautiful the landscapes look, the music sounds and the varied quests and overarching storyline of Pandaria.  It truly is a treat to behold multiple times and on both factions.

When faced with strife or discontent, the true nature of a man is brought forth. It is then when we see the character of the individual. It is then we are able to tell if he is mature enough to grin and bare it, or subject his fellow man to his complaints and woes.

  Lovely_Laly

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game is also real

2/11/13 12:26:48 PM#29

If your are hard core player, love long route to lvl up and need to hit full content with group, it's too late.

If you are casual player, like modern game with large content, enjoy dungeons and fast lvling, like to have easy and fun party and may be some challenges at raids = this game is made for you!

So far I can't find any better game in matter of fun, content, and (very important, IMO) support!
Graphic is cartoonish so you may like it or not, and I can give you a list of game with much nice char look, but at WoW you have like endless char customization.

World is huge and pretty, game is polished, quests were revamped and very fun and short now (nothing to do with endless grind).

You always have something to do in game as it not only dungeon, raids, exploration and quests but also large crafting choice.

Housing may be missing here but you'll not see much need as you are busy to do different stuff in game.

I would not roll healer or tank as first char, but start with DPS. I liked my mage, warlock and shaman, they gave me lot of fun and was not to bad to make solo progress.

Many people hate, but I loved DK class and DK starting quests, so may be try it too after any other char got lvl 55.

Best of luck and have fun!

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  ghostfaeries

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Posts: 85

2/23/13 4:32:50 AM#30

- What can you do in the game, besides doing quests (specially at max level)? daily quests, raiding, LFR, scenarios, battlegrounds, rated battlegrounds, arenas, wargames, farm, professions, fishing, cooking, archaeology, run old raids for transmog/pets, earn achievements.

- How long does it take to level to 90 a character? however long you typically put in to th game questing or doing dungeons. for me, a week. for my friends, less than a week.

- I played in a PvP server, and fighting against the ocasional player that you could find was something I rember gratefully, however, I have read some complains in PvP realms beacuse of cross servers. people complain about the dumbest things in wow forums... on a pvp server it's no different, cross realm or not. you will get ganked, and it can be from someone on a different server 10 levels higher than you. cross realm is also an issue for most people that farm often. choose your server wisely. 

  Dogblaster

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2/23/13 4:37:19 AM#31
Originally posted by mindw0rk

Not at all. Game is better and more indepth, then ever. And you wont have to deal with many annoying things we had during vanilla. 

Things to do are too numerous to list. WoW is among the most features heavy MMOs atm

U are joking right ? :D Funny guy

 

''better and more indepth'' than in vanila tbc?

 

Hmm thats really weird .. why all my friends that played from release, serious wow players left wow because it is becoming more simple and casual friendly with ever single patch or datadisc ...

 

For  casual player or player that love simple mmorpgs. WoW is the best mmorpg out there .)

  fivoroth

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3/02/13 3:53:57 PM#32
Originally posted by Dogblaster
Originally posted by mindw0rk

Not at all. Game is better and more indepth, then ever. And you wont have to deal with many annoying things we had during vanilla. 

Things to do are too numerous to list. WoW is among the most features heavy MMOs atm

U are joking right ? :D Funny guy

 

''better and more indepth'' than in vanila tbc?

 

Hmm thats really weird .. why all my friends that played from release, serious wow players left wow because it is becoming more simple and casual friendly with ever single patch or datadisc ...

 

For  casual player or player that love simple mmorpgs. WoW is the best mmorpg out there .)

I played through all of vanilla, TBC, WOTLK and no, the game has not become any more simple throughout the expansions. If anything the raid mechanics now are more elaborate than what we had in vanilla. Vanilla wasn't any more "complicated" than later expansions. 

Better is a very subjective thing so I cant comment on that.

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  Mors.Magne

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3/05/13 3:29:02 AM#33

I first played WoW 10 years ago, and now I've returned using my old character.

 

I think the OP has started to play WoW at the right time. In my opinion, the best feature is now the 'bet battle' system. This is only months old, and growing.

 

True - a big fault of the modern WoW is the absence of world PvP (even on a RP PvP server). However, in my opinion, this is actually an advantage for pet battles because you can concentrate on having fun with this without hassle.

  Djildjamesh

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3/05/13 3:32:48 AM#34

you sure are late for the party as the cool DJ's already went home ;p

but it's certainly never too late, just give it a try

  fivoroth

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3/05/13 3:35:07 AM#35
Originally posted by Mors.Magne

I first played WoW 10 years ago, and now I've returned using my old character.

 

I think the OP has started to play WoW at the right time. In my opinion, the best feature is now the 'bet battle' system. This is only months old, and growing.

 

True - a big fault of the modern WoW is the absence of world PvP (even on a RP PvP server). However, in my opinion, this is actually an advantage for pet battles because you can concentrate on having fun with this without hassle.

WoW was not released 10 years ago? :D

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  Mors.Magne

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3/05/13 3:37:10 AM#36
Originally posted by fivoroth
Originally posted by Mors.Magne

I first played WoW 10 years ago, and now I've returned using my old character.

 

I think the OP has started to play WoW at the right time. In my opinion, the best feature is now the 'bet battle' system. This is only months old, and growing.

 

True - a big fault of the modern WoW is the absence of world PvP (even on a RP PvP server). However, in my opinion, this is actually an advantage for pet battles because you can concentrate on having fun with this without hassle.

WoW was not released 10 years ago? :D

I'm rounding up to the nearest 10 years!

  expresso

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3/05/13 3:56:35 AM#37
Originally posted by Nitth

 


Originally posted by Zethapeta
I was thinking of buying the lastest expansions of Warcraft, I played the game till lvl 45 when it was released some years ago.

 

But before downloading the 40GB, I would like to hear your opinions about some points

 

- What can you do in the game, besides doing quests (specially at max level)?

- How long does it take to level to 90 a character?

- I played in a PvP server, and fighting against the ocasional player that you could find was something I rember gratefully, however, I have read some complains in PvP realms beacuse of cross servers.

 

Thank you for your opinions!


 

Same things you would do in vanila, Quest, Raid, Pvp.

Not very long at all, a matter of days, Hours even if your so inclined.

World pvp is practically dead.

Now I have not played the game in some months but when I was and I started a new lvl 1 there was plenty of World PvP (reminded me of vanilla) going on thanks to the new Cross relam zone stuff, got to about level 30 but decided not to carry on and jumped onto my main to level through the new content.  

Also it will take you much longer than a few days to level to cap as you're essentialy a new player and you'll go off exploring old players just got from A to B cus they'v seen it all.  I'll estimate if you do a mix of activities and not just focus on leveling you'll cap out in a 100 hours or so.  

Put it this way it took me just over a month (probably 50 hours in-game or so) to level the 5 levels of the expansion but I was doing a little bit of everything, not just barreling ahead leveling ASAP which so many jaded players do and then wonder were the content was.

  expresso

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3/05/13 4:00:59 AM#38
Originally posted by Dogblaster
Originally posted by mindw0rk

Not at all. Game is better and more indepth, then ever. And you wont have to deal with many annoying things we had during vanilla. 

Things to do are too numerous to list. WoW is among the most features heavy MMOs atm

U are joking right ? :D Funny guy

 

''better and more indepth'' than in vanila tbc?

 

Hmm thats really weird .. why all my friends that played from release, serious wow players left wow because it is becoming more simple and casual friendly with ever single patch or datadisc ...

 

For  casual player or player that love simple mmorpgs. WoW is the best mmorpg out there .)

Maybe you should check for yourself rather then letting your friends tell you how it is? Just a thought.

WoW is as casual or as hardcore as you decide to make it thats why it's still so popular.

  DSWBeef

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3/05/13 4:08:46 AM#39

Ill tell you what I told my friend who has barely touched wow. Its a GREAT experience if youve never really gotten far into it. IMO all mmo players should atleast play WoW to cap atleast once. Wow has a lot to offer if you're a casual player. Join a casual guild who runs a couple dungeon groups and maybe one raid a week and you will have a blast. Dunno about PVP since I play on a pve server and almost exclusively pve. 

I say give it a shot, IMO cata sucked but MOP is a step in the right direction for WoW.

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  Searias

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3/05/13 5:01:56 AM#40

I went back to WoW last week after not playing for like 2 years. I decided to start a new character on a new server and I am having a blast again. Starting areas might get a bit boring with the lack of skills, but once you get to the higher levels the gameplay becomes a lot of fun. It's probably a good time to start now, I decided to create a character on Aggramar and apparetly there are a lot of new players coming to the game (not alts).

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