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    Hey guys, ive been very hesitant to get into WoW for various reasons (losing my life, monthly fee) but the biggest hurdle i had to get over was being a complete noob to this game. But if i can get someone or some people to help me out at least just in the beginning that would be a major help.

    I really would like to get into it, as BF2 is getting stale for me, but i really dont have a clue as what to do (i.e. allaince or horde...which class is good to start out with...etc) I did some reasearch reading reviews about the game so i know its pretty much like Diablo II in the fact that you kill monsters and gain items just with a crap load of people, am i correct?

    So all noobness aside,i would really like to get started on losing my life, so any help in the right direction would be much appreciated...thanks guys.

    Im most likely going to purchase the game sometime this week.




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    Re: im new to all this...

    First off, if your intent is to join with the TG group, you will find us located on the Alliance side of the Thunderhorn server.

    Second, you truly have no idea what you're getting into =)

    As for class choice, most everyone plays something through to 20-30, then switches to something else. So if you really really want to play a specific class, choose something else first, and you might get lucky =)
    RAWGRLRLRLRRLGLRL!!!

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    • #3
      Re: im new to all this...

      thanx Vinzalf. Yea, i would love to join the TG group, as im sure there is mucho teamwork going on at all times.

      Youre right, i really dont know what im getting into lol but its ok...i need something different. I really dont have immense amounts of time i can play like other people (i work a lot), so does that matter? Bu thanx for the advice...ill pick a character that looks interesting :D



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      • #4
        Re: im new to all this...

        I highly recommend Mateo's review of the game which you can find elsewhere in the TG catacombs.

        The biggest "downside" to the game is the time required. In-game time required to get to level 60 is 300+ hours, but don't let that stop you. Most of us actually like the game well enough that we mostly enjoy the time in-game. It's very immersive.

        There are a huge number of class guides available elsewhere on the internet. Blizzard's website includes a page listing many of them. Chasing some of these down will give you additional background on a class and some ideas about what is involved in developing each one.
        Beep


        Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. - (Isaac Asimov)

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        • #5
          Re: im new to all this...

          I like to think of WoW as a digital Succubus (or Inccubus for some people)

          You make a deal with the devil to get some action and you just keep grinning as it sucks your life and soul away.

          The 'downside' that Beep mentions is probably only seen when you try and get a second or third character to level 60 in order to experience end game from a different role. However, the first time you play though to 60 (if you don't make reaching 60 your goal, and simply play through) then you spend so much time gawking at the scenery and depth to the game that you never notice it.

          If you're first starting out you may want to look at the classes and race options you have and make 2 choices.

          1) Pick something you want to do
          2) Pick something where you can do it a majority of the time

          If you want DPS, you probably don't want to pick a warrior or a paladin. The first seems nice in plate, but you'll be called on in groups to tank and not try to top the charts. The second...um...yeah. Can warriors and paladins do DPS? Sure. Is it the first role they are given in a 5/10 man setting (aka the road to 60)? No.

          While its fun and new to explore all the different avenues a class has to offer, not exploiting all your class abilities and getting yelled at for it is the quickest way to get 'turned off' WoW.

          Remember. People are stupid. They like simple things. The priest heals and the warrior tanks. No one wants to see a shadow priest melting faces and tanking while the warrior is healing with bandages in an instance run. Why? Because it just doesn't get the job done.
          My sanity is not in question...
          It was a confirmed casualty some time ago.


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            Re: im new to all this...

            =D no comment
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            • #7
              Re: im new to all this...

              thanx a lot for the advice. One question...whats a DPS?

              Im all about playing my role whether it be a healer, spell caster or tank. If im gonna be a priest im gonna be support most of the time. I just hope i can get into it as easily as other games and not get fustrated



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              • #8
                Re: im new to all this...

                "thanx a lot for the advice. One question...whats a DPS?"

                oo oo let me answer this on .... Tarenth has a sticky above in this forum area.. all about WOW acronyms.. print it memorize it.. there will be a test held on tuesdays... (ok I lied about the last part .. but the rest is correct)
                DPS=damage per second and if you become a caster type you will find DOTs as well DOT=Damage over time

                Welcome ot the game!
                ... It's not that I don't like you, it's just that I like stepping on things....

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                • #9
                  Re: im new to all this...

                  One thing to note about TG ... TG is very heavily into the endgame. So for the first ~50 levels, you will probably be on your own, in random pickup groups, or MAYBE with 1 or 2 other TGers, if lucky. While TGers almost always know what they're doing (*cough* Marconi's a noob), you will probably have the misfortune to often play with some random folks who aren't all that skilled....

                  So it is vitally important to pick something that you enjoy for your first character, because you might not get a lot of company on your way to 60.

                  Everyone will be more than happy to answers your questions in guild chat in-game and on the boards though :)

                  In my opinion, great soloing classes are the Hunter and the Druid, and possibly Rogue (not much Rogue playtime to be sure though). You get a lot of toys on each of those classes, various ways to survive a fight, and various ways to make your escape if necessary.

                  Priests specialising in Shadow attacks are also apparently quite popular soloers.

                  Hope that gets you started ... but the best way is to try something out to oh, level 20 and fully expect to start over. :)

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                  • #10
                    Re: im new to all this...

                    Hunters are rogues on easy mode.

                    Yea unfortunately you'll need to be constantly on the lookout for those around your level to group with. I myself have little interest in beginning a new character until the Burning Crusades comes out where I plan on making a Dranei Warrior.

                    But that's a ways away.

                    There are many others who are constantly working on alts when not raiding, but again you'll have to get lucky to get them on a good time. We'll try to accomodate those who come up and need some assistance, but one thing to remember is the game is far from over when you reach level 60. In fact, some say it's only beginning. I still almost always have a full quest log.
                    RAWGRLRLRLRRLGLRL!!!

                    Nations are like individuals: they achieve more when they plan to plant a tiny tree, and do it, than when they propose to raise an entire forest and then fall asleep in the furrows.

                    I AM socializing artard, I'm logged on to an MMORPG with people from all over the world and getting XP with my party using Teamspeak

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                    • #11
                      Re: im new to all this...

                      lol wow. ok thats way too much time to put in. I barely have any time to myself as it is. 300+ hrs is waaay too much for me. If im lucky i can get in an hour or two a night. So im lookin at close to a year before i hit 60 lol. Thanks anyways guys but unfortunately i have to work a lot, so i guess MMO's arent for me :( Oh well. Guess its back to bf2 for me lol...

                      Plus that acronym page was long as hell...no way id remember all that. Im lucky i can remember to put pants on in the morning ;)



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