World of Warcraft

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by ghall, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. ghall macrumors 68040

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    I've been out of school sick with a cold the past 48 hours, so I decided to give World of Warcraft a whirl just to see what all the fuss is about it. The only MMORPG I've ever played before this was Runescape, so I thought I knew what I was getting into. All I can say is the abbreviated title of the game: 'WoW'. I have never played such a graphically beautiful game in my life. I've been playing for hours and I've only explored a mere fraction of the world.

    Anyway, I'm a bit stuck. I've figured out how to walk around and fight and stuff, but I don't really know what to do. How to I get money to upgrade my equipment and such? How do I become more powerful? (I'm getting killed by friggin' wolves)
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Oblivion has much better graphics. WoW is actually getting a little old now.
     
  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    You might refer to this:

    http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/basics/firstfewlevels.html

    Just keep at quests. Most of the quests will send you to the next area for questing. What race are you and what level?

    I'm guessing you're probably a human or tauren... although I guess you could be a dwarf or gnome...

    If you're a human head to Goldshire and try to do all the quests there. They will eventually branch out and send you to new places. If you're Tauren... gah I can't remember the name of the Tauren city between Thunderbluff and the starting area. But it's north of the starting area. Dwarves and gnomes should head to Kharanos around the level you're probably out then they start to head eastward from there.

    Read the quests and you'll be well on your way.
     
  4. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    LOTRO (Arkenstone) > WoW

    First lesson... Horde > Alliance
     
  6. colocolo macrumors 6502

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    You really have been playing for hours and only achieved level 2?
    Im not looking down on you, but you hit level 2 just by walking around :)

    You can usually hit level 3 by killing a few mobs around in 5-10 minutes.

    Remember to go train every even level by the way.
     
  7. AppleWoW macrumors regular

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    every other level. 2,4,6,8 etc till 60 then its 61,62,63, etc
     
  8. pscoble macrumors 6502

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    Yeah if you're lvl 2 I wouldn't stray from the starting area too much. You'll make money by completing quests. Oh yeah and by the way the horde is alot better then the Allies.

    flopticalcube "Oblivion has much better graphics. WoW is actually getting a little old now."

    First Oblivion isn't a MMORPG and second it doesn't run on the mac OS. (although it is still a fun game. However cannot be compared to WoW)
     
  9. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Yeah, I know. I just look over my kid's shoulders and that's what I see.
     
  10. Nermal Moderator

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    Your best bet will be to stick to the starting town until you have finished all the quests there. They're all nice and simple and will get you levelled up pretty quickly. The outside world is a lot more dangerous so finish off the first town and you should be level 4 or 5 by the time you start exploring :)
     
  11. pscoble macrumors 6502

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    Yeah its not like I'm saying its a bad game I actually quite like it. Just saying that they are in different categories.
     
  12. colocolo macrumors 6502

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    That's what I mean by every EVEN level :)
     
  13. patseguin macrumors 65816

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    Oblivion is not a MMORPG.
     
  14. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    okay so I'm level 3 now and I'm totally kicking some level 5 ass but only if I take em on one at a time.

    One other thing. My sword disapeared.
     
  15. patseguin macrumors 65816

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    Make sure you follow your quests in the starting area. After a day, you should be level 10-12 already at least. Your sword probably disappeared if you died a lot. All of your equipment suffers durability hits every time you die.
     
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    There will be a weaponsmith in the starting town who will repair all your equipment, and then your sword will exist again :)
     
  17. liquidthunder macrumors newbie

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    Make sure you loot off all your kills. Simply click the wildebeasts after you kill them. Not sure if you figured this out or not. Definitely do all the quests in the first area. These quests are really designed to introduce you to how to play the game. Also, Horde > Alliance.

    Welcome To WoW!

    See you in Trollbane!

    Gewaltig 68 BE Warlock
     
  18. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the help everybody! I just have a quick question: how do I subscribe? Do I have to buy the retail box or can I just upgrade my trial account to a full account?
     
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    I believe you can upgrade your trial account via the account management site. As a side note, which realm are you on?
     
  20. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's telling me I need some sort of authorization key.

    I am in Nazgrel.
     
  21. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    All of you saying Horde > Alliance, can I ask why?
     
  22. merc669 macrumors 6502

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    Where???

    Bill....:apple:
     
  23. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    In my estimation... most of the complete n00bs that I encountered were Alliance.
     
  24. pscoble macrumors 6502

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    Same experience here it's a shame..but not really because horde are pretty friggin' awesome ;). Also when you first start playing you don't lvl fast at all unfortunately so don't worry about take your time I know I did.
     
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    Probably Elwynn if he's just started :)
     

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