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 are “Achievements” in World of Warcraft?

What are Achievements in World of Warcraft? Why don’t you go jump off a ledge, newbie?

No, wait, I am not being mean. I’m just suggesting that you try one of the achievements in Wow named “Going Down?” Actually, try a whole bunch of these achievements.

Achievements are lists of the things you have done in World of Warcraft. They are tied to each character and can really fun to do if you are in place when you are a bit bored and looking for something fun to do. Along with all the basic achievements of “vanilla” WoW, each new expansion such as World of Warcraft Cataclysm or “Wrath of the Lich King” brings a whole new set of things to do. Most achievements do not award anything special, but a few do bring titles, unique pets or flying mounts. These kind rewards are usually very hard to earn or take a very long stretch of time. Some people like to compare achievements or the “points” they have from doing these tasks. It really doesn’t effect your game play.

So, for example, when you fall from an area for at least 65 feet and don’t die, you get a special achievement that is called “Going Down.” Most of my characters have gotten this achievement really by accident. (/em blush) However, you can also do it on purpose. For example, try jumping (not just running) off of the very top level of the Stormwind Harbor, just as you come out of the tunnel from the main city. Jump high near the lamppost and try to land on the one of the ballistic machines below. It’s a long run back if you fail, but it’ll feel sweet when you make it. By the way, everyone has a different opinion on where to do certain achievements, so don’t get too worried about hearing different ideas.

Some achievements that you can only get under special circumstances. These are called “Feats of Strength (FoS).” For example, all my characters have a “Netherwhelp” companion pet that I got from buying the “Burning Crusade” collector’s edition. (See picture to the left.) There is no other way to get it. I also have other FoS rewards from things like going to BlizzCon or logging in for anniversary celebrations.

“How can I see my Warcraft achievements?” That is easy to do. On your keyboard, the command is usually pressing the Y key, unless you have reset it. You can also use your mouse to click on the Shield Icon on the Interface (your screen) command bar. Both of those will bring up your list of achievements as well as a bunch of other information. Here is an example below from my Bank alt.

Now you can go jump off a ledge.

Do you have a favorite Achievement? Tell us about in the comments section below.

Hunter has played World of Warcraft for a long time and has a bunch of FoS. (Hooray Achievements!) He has a bank alt or two because he uses this great gold-making system. Come check it out. . Never buy gold, cuz it’s too easy to earn it.

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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


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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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