WoW For Dummies

Blooby

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This is an FAQ for World of Warcraft, it covers up basic questions till now but i will get to the advanced topics soon enough!
Well Here goes:

1.1 Introduction

Q.1) What is WoW?
Ans) WoW is a common abbreviation for World of Warcraft, a Massively Multiplayer Online RPG developed by Blizzard Entertainment. Currently it is the most popular MMO with over 10 Million players! (pwned)


Q.2) How do i play WoW?
Ans) WoW is a subscription based game in which you have to pay-to-play. The Monthly Fee is $14.99. However, you can play WoW for free on Private Servers.
An Example of a Private server is HERE
You can also try out the game on the Offical Servers with a free 10-day Trial which you can get HERE

Q.3)What is the difference b/w the Offical Servers and Private Servers?
Ans) Firstly, offical servers are much more stable and crowded, which is a good thing as group-work is a MAJOR part of WoW and finding groups is essential for certain quests and dungeon raids (covered Later).
Private Servers on the other hand donot have as many players and range form around 200-500 online which is NOTHING compared to the Offical Servers. Also some servers can also Lag a lot and may be unstable!

Q.4)Where can i download WoW?
Ans) You can download WoW over torrents and from filehosting such as RS,MU.......,also You can get the client by signing up for the 10-Day Trial
You can download the Patches Here

Q.5)What is "The Burning Crusade"
Ans) It is the offical Expansion Pack for World of Warcraft which adds all-new content such as a whole new CONTINENT!
Two new Races:
-The Blood Elves for the Horde
-The Draenei for the Alliance
It also increased the level cap to 70 and adds new professions, instances and quests (covered later)!


1.2 The Basics

Q.6) What factions can i choose in WoW?
Ans) You can choose to be either part of the "Alliance" of a warrior of the "Horde".



Q.7) Is there any difference between them?
Ans) Of course there is!
The Alliance consists of the Humans, Dwarfs, Gnomes, Night Elves and the Draenei <-(BC ONLY)
The Horde consists of the Orcs, Trolls, Tauren, Undead and the Blood Elves <-(BC ONLY)

They also have their own territorries where they reign supreme!

Q.8) After i make a Character what do i do?
Ans) Well first you will click the RED "Enter World" button where you will start your journey of the Warcraft World!
Each Race has with its own starting zones where new players are initillay spawned, where they leran the absolute basics of the game!
The Starting Zones are:
Elwynn Forest (Alliance): Humans
Dun Morogh (Alliance): Dwarves, Gnomes
Teldrassil (Alliance): Night Elves
Ammen Vale (Alliance): The Draenei

Eversong Forest (Horde): Blood Elves
The Valley of Trails (Horde): Orcs, Trolls
Trisfal Glades (Horde): Undead
Mulgore (Horde): Tauren

Each race has its own City aswell:
Stormwind: Humans
Ironforge: Dwarves, Gnomes
Darnassus: Night Elves
The Exodar: Darenei

Silvermoon City: Blood Elves
Orgrimmar: Orcs, Trolls
Thunder Bluff: Tauren
Undercity: The Undead

Q.9) What is a class?
Ans) A class is the primary adventuring style of a player character which determines the type of weapons and armor it can use, as well as what abilities, powers, skills, and spells it will gain throughout its adventures

Q.10) What Classes are there in WoW?
Ans)The Playable Classes are:
-Warrior
-Mage
-Warlock
-Hunter
-Paladin
-Priest
-Shaman
-Druid
-Rogue

1.3 Advanced Gameplay

Q.11) How do I level up?
Ans) In order to advance levels you must fill up your experiance bar by either doing quests or by killing monsters (aka Grinding).

Q.12) Where do i get these Quests you speak of?
Ans) Quest givers are spread all over the game world but you will find most of them in your faction's bases/outposts.

Q.13) I Got this quest with a (Group) tag next to it what dows that mean?
Ans) It means that you must do this quest with a group of the number of people specified, this is mostly because the objectives of the quest are very hard for a person to complete alone.

Q.14) What are instances?
Ans) Instances are dungeons located in the game world. Like in all other RPGs dungeons contain special/rare items. SO in order to get these you must run through an instance, however instances are ALWAYS done with groups, unless you are a Level 70 running through a level 15 instance, as all the mobs there are elites and are mostly in large numbers!

Q.15) How do I get into outland?
Ans) You must be level 58 in order to enter the outlands. So good luck getting there, you'll need it!

Q.16) Why are some items Multi-coloured?
Ans) Let me explain:
Grey Items=CRAP!
White Items= Normal items with no special enchantments whatsoever (usually sell good to vendors)
Green Items=Uncommon Items. They have stat boosts and are very useful at all levels. Be susre to match up the stats according to your class!
Blue Items= Rare Items. These items are very hard to obtain and have very high stat boosts compared to green items.
Purple Items=EPIC ITEMS. These items are some of the most powerful items in the game. They give MEGA boosts and usually come in sets.
Orange Items=Legendary Items.These are the best items in the game available to the players.
The boosts are totally outta this world, but finding one is EXTREMELY HARD!!!
 
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Blooby

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ahem the level cap was raised from 60 to 70!
your talkking to a guy who wasted 5 months of his life on ONLY this game
i had 4 days of GAMEPLAY TIME!
so atleast i would know that
anyway thanks for the trial correction!
 

Atif

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Nice guide @Asad.Btw your tip to play with Blood Elves Warlock really worked out for me.:D
Oooo...i almost forget which profession should i train in the game as a Warlock??Tell me the 2 professions which can cover up each other's ass.
 
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Blooby

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welll tailoring and enchanting works well
and jewelcrafting and tailoring is good too!
and just wait till u get new pets
and build ur lock according to THIS talent build
increases survivabilaty and demon strength
also ALWAYS use gear with +intell and +stamina (Eagle Gear)
 
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emin3m

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5 months is nothing for a game like wow
well i started at burning crusade launch but without burning crusade
tyfyi
 

Atif

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welll tailoring and enchanting works well
and jewelcrafting and tailoring is good too!
and just wait till u get new pets
and build ur lock according to THIS talent build
increases survivabilaty and demon strength
also ALWAYS use gear with +intell and +stamina (Eagle Gear)
Hmmm....but jewelcrafting also needs minning skills.But i will go with Enchanting and tailoring as with those i be able to get some armor and more spells.
 

hasanJ

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Is it worth buying subscription in terms of ping issues as i have WimaX
Also where can i buy licensed copy in pakistan?
 

Blooby

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Thread Updated!
Post Completed

P.S Remember thread will be updated Regularly as new questions pop-up

@hasanJ:
the ping might be an issue with Wimax
and u need to order it off the internet
i havent seen one in Pakistan
 

Atif

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I have seen a copy of WOW at my end.I don't know now that the shop keeper has it or not.Why don't u Download it from net.
 

Atif

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yaar atif i know u play on private servers...do u like it ? i mean its only like a few ppl there lol.
I am in love with the game.The private servers are good but sometime they are pain in the ass especially when they are down.And most importantly other players there cooperate with you rarely especially in a quest which needed a group assault.
 

Atif

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My vote also goes with WOW over COD4.:D though i am noob in WOW but still this game is worth everything.
 

taq12345

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In your dreams. (Lahore,Cantt)
i know there are completely different things but i was just camparing there FUN level...not gameplay
but i just cant live with so little people :D mmorpg's lose their touch without a good number of ppl ...and believe me ive played alot of free mmo's .
 

z3phon

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COD4 vs WoW??? LOL
Simply comparing the "fun level" amongst these two games would differ from person to person. It's more a matter of what type of games your prefer.
Wow is an above average MMO which is easy to get in to so and can usually fun. If you've never played another MMO and want to give it a try WoW would be a good game to start with, though there are more hardcore and better MMO's out there.

If your only playing on private servers my advice is just quit the game, private servers aren't worth playing on no matter how good those servers are, if you want to get a taste of Wow simply play on the blizz servers, If you cant then don't bother playing at all.
 

Atif

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If your only playing on private servers my advice is just quit the game, private servers aren't worth playing on no matter how good those servers are, if you want to get a taste of Wow simply play on the blizz servers, If you cant then don't bother playing at all.
Really.....how can the fun be measured by that notion?You want fun and you get it.As most of here play COD4 also on private servers and it means we should stop playing the game.Go take a bath baby boy.
 
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