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Best Class to Level in WoW For Fast Results?



“What class should I play in World of Warcraft?” Like every MMORPG out there, this important question can only be answered by your play style and goals. If your goal is to level-up quickly in Warcraft, then the way to go is the Hunter class. I suggest this for several reasons.

A Hunter is a master of solo questing and play. After level ten, the Hunter can begin to use pets. Pets are animals from within the game world that you tame (by means of a spell) to journey with you throughout the lands. If you are new to Warcraft, then the Hunter lets you see how different monsters and critters fight your pet before you are character is physically involved in melee with an unknown assailant. While your pet fights against the enemy, you can use your gun or bow to rain damage on your foe.

Hunters have very little down time. While taking low damage and using little Focus (formerly using mana before the latest Cataclysm patch) your character can keep on questing or grinding as you want.

Hunters are also good for the casual gamer. Unlike some other online role-playing games, World of Warcraft is friendly to the casual gamer. While you will need to learn more complex strategy at higher levels regarding how your pet is and is not used in raids or instances, the Hunter is the fastest way for the casual player to move quickly into new areas and opportunities.

Hunters also have flexibility in the gear they can use. With leather armor at lower levels and chain available as your levels increase, you can use much of the protection that you might find in random drops from monsters. With the correct training, Hunters can use a wide variety of weapons from bladed one- and two-handed choices to a variety of bows and guns.

Most of the extra skills of the Hunter have the feel of cast spells. This is an easy way to learn essentials of the magic-system and ability cool-downs in the game. While rarely damage-based in the way most players might think, there are interesting traps and stings that let you customize how you approach your quest goals.

If you want to experience the breadth and width of the World of Warcraft universe, the Hunter is your fastest way to go to get new experiences in the shortest amount of time. You will also learn a great deal about game mechanics when you are just starting out in Warcraft.

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What Class Should My Next World of Warcraft Character Be?

Found this question being asked online:

What should my next World of Warcraft character be? I have a level 80 rogue and I don’t want to do any of the healing classes.

Warcraft Gnome MageMy answer: For a good change of pace, why not try being a mana-slinging Mage? With several 80-level toons in WoW, I’d like to be able to play both my 80 rogue and mage simultaneously.

With both the magic-user and dagger-wielder, you get to experience 2 diverse ways of playing the game. With my high-level frost specced mage out there, I can solo open areas with easy while many of the mobs never even reach me before I have executed them. Fast, hard DPS is a great tool for fun.

The other very different way to play Warcraft is with a hunter. A hunter takes different paths to eliminate the enemy. Although some people think hunters have been nerfed a bit, I really like the different classes of pets available and their very different ways of aiding your success. Whatever you do, have fun. Remember, it’s a game. A good game for sure but if make a character that is just a big grind for you, then why bother? Go experiment.

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Hunter wrote this article for you. Whatever class you choose, learn great ways to harvest gold with this system. Never buy gold.

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What To Do In World of Warcraft Raids and Party


World of Warcraft Raid and Party Etiquette
By Justin Philippe

One of the most crucial leveling strategies in World of Warcraft is to join dungeon raids and instance runs. Aside from gaining experience, you also gain access to rare drops that non-elite mobs don’t drop or items that can only be found in dungeons or instances. But aside from possessing the strongest avatar in World of Warcraft, you must also have the basic party etiquette.

It is a given to show respect and be polite when we interact with other WoW players, but let us focus on what this means in a raid or party setting, whether it’s a guild group or a PuG.

Being Prepared:
We’ve all been in this situation. We finally got a handful (by handful I mean 5) players for a dungeon run. We summon party members to the instance, zone in and begin buffs. Just before the very first pull in a seemingly long run, someone says “Wait! I forgot [insert random reagent, potion, repair, etc]. Can you summon me back?”

Forgetfulness is a part of life and no one remembers everything all of the time. However, basic raid/party etiquette requires you to make your best effort at being prepared. In your rush to accept the summon or hop on the nearest flying mount, take a moment to check that you have everything that you need.

The acronym “PARR” (as in up to par) is very useful to check that you have made the basic preparations:

– Potions
– Appropriate Gear
– Reagents
– Repairs

Ninja Pulling:
You have a fantastic build, and the instance has been great… until now. There was a wipe or some other circumstance that has required the group to pause. Someone grows impatient and… INCOMING! Suddenly there are mobs running toward you. The group is caught by surprise. Someone wasn’t resurrected yet or perhaps the healers and casters are out of mana or the tankers are low in health. Maybe someone is AFK. Whether your group ends up being wiped or barely surviving, the group needs more time to recover from the ninja pull.

We can all become impatient; however, it is important to remember that ninja pulling will create more downtime that waiting patiently for your group to recover after the last batch of mobs. Basic raid and party etiquette requires us to wait for the designated puller to initiate the aggressive mobs, usually these would be the tankers. The puller also has to pay attention to the group’s life and mana status and makes sure that all members are present before a pull.

AFK [Away from Keyboard]:
Real life happens. No one should ever BEGRUDGE a member who needs to go AFK for legitimate reasons. However, there are some basic rules to follow when they are necessary, as well as basic steps to take to prevent unnecessary AFKs.

If you have a legitimate reason to go AFK during a party, provide the necessary information to your group. You must AFK because [x reason] and it should take no longer than [y amount of time]. If you must AFK for a period of time longer than 15 minutes, you may ask the group (before you leave) whether or not they want to wait for you, or if they would like to find someone else to fill in your shoes. If they prefer to find someone to fill your slot, leave the instance so they may bring in a new party member. If you must go AFK during a raid, provide the information to a raid leader or assistant and wait for their instruction.

The following steps should help you minimize AFK time and maximize CHARACTER LEVELING time:

– Make sure you have enough time for a specific encounter.
– If you have real life responsibilities, be sure you’ve completed them or you can set them aside till the run is complete.
– Grab a bite to eat and something to drink before you begin
– If something else grabs your interest (book, movie, girlfriend, etc), either decline the invitation or be sure you are willing to put it aside before you begin the instance.

Loot and consideration:
It sucks when you do an instance and walk away empty handed. Sometimes though, that’s just the way it goes. This may come as a surprise, but you are not entitled to loot simply because you participated. There are other members you must consider. If the shadow priest can use that wand, the warlock isn’t the default winner.

The following loot rules apply to most parties (unless otherwise stated before the run):

– Pass on all Blues and BoPs (Binds on Pickup). Discuss who would like to roll for the item. Roll random 1-100. The individual with the highest roll wins the item. If the individual with highest roll decides to pass, the item goes to the next highest roller.
– Blues are held for (EndLoot)
– Roll greed for all BoE (Binds on Equip) Greens
– An individual may only receive one blue run.

Loot rules may vary from server to server and group to group. Be certain all party members agree to a set of rules before you begin the instance to minimize misunderstandings and “loot whoring.”
Raid Loot rules vary depending on the instance and the guild. Always familiarize yourself with your guild’s loot system before attending a raid.

These simple considerations will help any raid group or party run smoothly, maximizing your enjoyment of the game. Remember that sometimes your best efforts at group etiquette will not make up for a bad group or rude players. It is ok to leave a group that is rude or refuses to follow the leader’s instructions (or if the leader is an idiot who refuses to implement better suggestions). You should always attempt to do so in a respectful manner.

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J is a full time World of Warcraft player and webmaster, giving you the latest, in-depth and unbiased World of Warcraft leveling guides for both newbies and experts alike. With his articles dashed with a touch of personal experience, J will show you what to do and what not to do to maximize your enjoyment.




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Warcraft Quests: A Brief Summary

World of Warcraft Quests – A Brief Summary
By John Dobbins

World of Warcraft is an exciting MMORPG game that is absolutely filled with quests that you can do to gain levels, money and reputation with dozens of different factions.

Beginning with level 1 you will be offered quests to help get better armor and weapons and the better equipment you have, the easier it is to survive in the World of Warcraft environment. Often times you can accomplish several quests at the same time or at least in the same areas. The trick is to know which order to do these quests to get the most done in the least amount of time. This can be tricky at times, especially when you are dealing with “chain”quests.

Chain quests are a string of quests that tie together. You do the first part of a chain before you are eligible for the second part. Once the second part is turned in you become eligible for the third part and so on. These chain quests are usually a good way to build your reputation with whichever faction you are questing for and generally have a pretty good prize for finishing them. That prize may be a new piece of armor or a weapon and money. Sometimes the quests in World of Warcraft only pay money but that money comes in very handy for buying potions, buying materials to raise your skill level in a trade or saving to buy things that are expensive, like mounts.The higher your level, the more money you earn with each quest.

If you are looking for an exciting way to explore the many different areas and fascinating creatures of Norrath then log into World of Warcraft and start questing.

John Dobbins
http://SmartWarcrafter.com




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Getting Started in World of Warcraft? (Part One)

Are you just getting started in World of Warcraft?

I’ve been playing World of Warcraft (WoW) since its debut several years ago. It’s one of my favorite MMORPG (means “Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game”) ever- and I’ve played almost all of them as well as being a Game Master (GM) back in the day for a game.

So, let me share with you some of the things I have learned about my favorite hobby, playing WoW!

1. Enjoy the Quality of the Game
WoW is filled with boatloads of content! Although I have maxed several different characters of different classes, there is still some content I have not yet played. That amazes me! There is so much to do in the game. Don’t get too focused on leveling that you miss the huge content and quality that the folks over at Blizzard have created for you in WoW. Since Warcraft is an immersive experience, spend some time immersing yourself!

Once you have some experience and you are ready to move along a bit faster with a second or third character, there are many excellent leveling guides out there. My favorite in-game World of Warcraft leveling guide is the one produced by IDemise. You can learn more about that when you click here.


2. Talk with Other Players

Wow is not a game you play by yourself. Although you can solo in WoW, it is not nearly as much fun. Most people in the game will be willing to help you if you are polite, not begging for Warcraft gold, and able to take “no” for an answer. If you ask another player for help, they may be able to assist you with your needs, just part of your needs or not at all. There are many reasons a person may not be able to assist you at any given time, so if someone denies your request for help, thank them for their time and move on.

3. Do All the Newbie Area Quests
The designers at World of Warcraft are smart people. The starting area for each race is well thought out. Unlike most games that give you a time-wasting tutorial, WoW starting areas give you the training you need to play the game while at the same time you can earn coins and equipment to make your new character stronger. Do these quests, enjoy the fun and easy leveling up to about level six and don’t miss out on one of the best designed parts of the World of Warcraft universe. If you are brand new, the newbie areas will take you about two hours to complete, more or less.

This ends part one of my getting started guide to WoW, the World of Warcraft.

 

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