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World of Warcraft Forum » General Discussion » Going to start WoW....for the first time.

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1/15/13 1:52:34 PM#21

just a few things about starting WoW - 

I recommend concurrently leveling and maxing your harvesting skills. I suggest making sure your harvesting skill is maxed in whatever lvling zone you are in before moving to the next. Absorbing the harvesting in to your leveling will eliminate what would feel like a 'grind' later.

I also want you to know that you will be spammed with guild invites from the get-go (there is an option to turn off auto guild invites). Max guild lvl is 25, but don't let that fool you. A guild can max out without being an established, cohesive guild. Essentially, you can be a lackluster guild but look like a seasoned veteran guild - just keep that in mind.

Don't worry about gear until max lvl. Lvling is so fast in this game, whatever you have will be replaced within a matter of days, and sometimes, in a matter of minutes. In addition, the best gear from vanilla is worse than the worst gear from BC, and so on. So, not much point in grinding out epic gear in Vanilla, it will be replaced in your first BC zone.

You can max to lvl with just solo questing.

You can max to lvl just using the Random Dungeon Finder (post lvl 15)

You can max to lvl just PvPing.

If you do any combination of the above, you might miss some of the other stuff (i.e. you can do 3 of 10 quests in a zone, get a rdf group, return and the remaining 7 quests you may have already outlvl'd due to one dungeon - so much for seeing that whole zone....just to keep in mind - you won't see it all on the first go round.

Have fun!


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Joined: 8/12/09
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2/01/13 4:48:37 PM#22
Originally posted by silverseed71

I am a huge gamer. I played UO from 1997 until around 2003. I played SWG for about 3 years. I played City of Heroes from 2007 until it closed last year. I played AOC for a while plus many others.


One question. If I purchase the $59.99 game online do I have to purchase it twice for 2 different accounts for my 2 computers?


I don't get it. Do you want to buy it for 2 different people (who each uses a different computer), or are you implying that you think you need to buy the game twice in order to play it yourself on 2 different computers? The game is free to download in any way, you only need one account per person that has an active Subscription. In order to open more content for that specific account, that account needs expansions activated on that account.

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2/01/13 4:52:36 PM#23
Don't let people discourage you. WoW has a lot to offer. It has been successful for a reason.

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2/23/13 4:10:33 AM#24
at least your coworker plays! makes gaming 10x better with buddies, in my opinion. enjoy your gaming experience. 

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2/23/13 4:27:34 AM#25
Originally posted by silverseed71

I wanted to sub a couple of games, and I have decided to try WoW and EVE. I tried WoW many of times (free trials only) and never cared for it. After a coworker of mine convinced me and I have played some more I have decided that it seems really diverse and fun. After all, Sheldon the Big Bang guys play it!!!! It's gotta be fun!


For someone like me who played World of Warcraft from release in 2004 and lasted with the game for 5+ years and had hundereds days played. Sadly World of Wacraft just became too casual friendly, simple mmorpg where serious players have no place. Believe me .. In Vanila/TBC it was totally different game. With every new datadisc from there on they just made it more simple and worse. Dungeon/Raid finder, flyeing mounts were the biggest mistakes they ever made.


But I hope you enjoy the game :) Its still one of the best mmorpgs ever made and its for sure big fun for A LOT of people. I never had bigger blast playing mmorpg than in World of warcraft at vanila/tbc!!


For me ... Final Fantasy XIV is all what I am dreaming about now :)


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2/23/13 4:53:25 AM#26
Originally posted by silverseed71
Originally posted by eyelolled
Originally posted by silverseed71

I am a huge gamer. I played UO from 1997 until around 2003. I played SWG for about 3 years. I played City of Heroes from 2007 until it closed last year. I played AOC for a while plus many others.


One question. If I purchase the $59.99 game online do I have to purchase it twice for 2 different accounts for my 2 computers?


does the 59.99 game come with original and BC, WotLK, Cata, MoP?

Do you know of any game that you can purchase once to have multiple accounts?

Yes and, I have not purchased a game at the store in a long time. I created 2 accounts with City of Heroes and Age of Conan and it didn't cost any extra with the exception of the 2x $14.99  a month.

I am pretty sure you have to buy the full game twice for each account. Just out of curiosity, are you getting two accounts because another person will play alongside you or are you getting two accounts to two box. If the latter, you don't really need to two box in this game. It is not like in EVE where if you were a miner it was ideal to have your own hauler, or in DAoC where you ideally had a buffbot account alongside your main. WoW is pretty much all or nothing : either you solo or you group up. There is very little content outside of a couple of small group quests in the world that require two players. Usually it is 3 to 5.

Playing MUDs and MMOs since 1994.


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2/23/13 4:57:46 AM#27
I personly find it boring and repetative for myself, but seem like enough people enjoy it so no harm in giving it a good try out.

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2/25/13 3:45:48 PM#28

Having played both games (admittedly I'm a long time Eve player and was not fond of WoW), I'd say they are generally for people with different kinds of gaming tastes. WoW is the ultimate theme park (some would say tuned for the lowest common denominator). Eve is a big sandbox with people out to kill you and kick over your sand castle at every opportunity (some would say this gives it a visceral feel and makes your gameplay actually meaningful). I've rarely found people that truly enjoy both.  I wasn't, but maybe you will be one such gamer.

In either, I'd suggest finding a good group to play with as it will greatly enhance your experience. I'd also suggest giving both a legitimate try before jumping to any conclusions. WoW can seem boring and redundant at first (I declare victory over all wolves based upon my video game career). Eve can seem harsh and complicated. Each game has much to offer for their proper audience. Find out which is for you.

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