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I'm new to WoW and I need help.
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Well the title basically says it all, I'm on a 9 week holiday from school and I want to play WoW since I've seen Swifty, Athene, Mercader etc. Play it and it looks really fun. If someone can help me it will be great.
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If you're new to WoW, look for a Blizzard Mentor guild. There are two guilds on each of 14 servers - all with the same name - Blizzard Mentor Alliance for Alliance players and Blizzard Mentor Horde for Horde players. If you are not on any of the realms that have one of those guilds, you may be able to find them if you go into cross-realm zones. At the risk of breaking some rules, I'm posting below a link to the Blizzard site that has a list of the realms where these guilds are located.
These guilds are tasked with reaching out to new and/or unguilded players and helping them with information on all facets of the game from what kinds of payment methods are available for buying time on your account to how to use add-ons, macros, and keybindings - and everything in between.
Look for one of them - or just 'search' around Blizzard's web site for information. There are also some good fan sites and wikis devoted to WoW.
First and foremost, remember it's just a game. Have fun. :)
You've come to the right place! There are plenty of resources available right here at wowhead.com!
First and foremost, you'll need to purchase the game. "World of Warcraft" refers to the online game as a whole, but is actually one base game "World of Warcraft" and 4 expansion packs (Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, and Mists of Pandaria respectively). You can purchase World of Warcraft and the first two expansions as a boxed set called the "Battle Chest" available at most major retailers, or through online retailers such as
You can also download each (or all) through the Blizzard website at
I would recommend purchasing/installing the Battle Chest first, then after a week or so if you're convinced you like it, purchase the other expansions. You can even download a starter account from battle.net, to get yourself familiar.
After that, here are some wowhead guides to help you get rolling:
Choosing your REALM (SERVER)
Choosing your CLASS
Choosing your PROFESSIONS
Just remember to enjoy yourself, and ask in-game for help when you need it. Other players are often more willing to lend a hand then you think! Also, you found this site... USE IT! It's a database, so if you're trying to figure out how to finish a quest, or what an item is, type it in the search bar.
Could you please be specific about what you exactly need help on?
I'm not a super pro WoW player, so please listen with discretion.
PS. Before you can even play WoW, you'll have to buy the game. If you don't wanna waste money, I recommend trying the trial version to see if you like it (that's what I did!). Then, go out and buy the base game (World of Warcraft). I'm not trying to get you to buy anything, these are just tips, lol.
After the base game, you buy Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, and Mists of Pandaria. The base game gives you a free 30(?) days to start out with. Once you get the other expansions, you'll have to pay with game cards or a credit card to get game time.
I'll try to help you with the basic problems that I had trouble with.
1. Picking a server is pretty important. PvP(Player vs Player) and RP(Roleplay) servers are the ones you PROBABLY will hear about the most.
2. Picking a class/faction/race. There are multiple classes and races, but only two factions. It's up to you. Here's a tip though: When picking a class, look at the perks the race gives you. It can be a bit of an advantage when questing or in combat, etc.
3. Gear. This is important. There's PvP gear and then there's PvE gear. I think the main difference that sets the two apart is that PvP gear has resilience (it helps reduce the damage you take from the other player). I don't worry about PvE gear all that much, but that's up to you.
There's a lot more, haha. Good luck!
Do NOT get hung up on your first character. Its okay to make a new one. The game is designed for you to experience all of its content so do not feel like its cheating to have ALTS.
Also, you will hear people talk about GEAR. Ignore them. Gear is a level 80+ concern. When you are just starting out feel free to listen & learn but you want your game play to be yours. Some people refuse to use random dungeon finders & only level by gathering quests. Some refuse to quest & after they can, will only "random" to level. The game is designed to allow for different styles of play.
If you prefer to speak as if you are your character an RP realm will make your play the most comfortable. If you think role-playing is dumb & are only interested in questing a "normal" realm or PVE server might be best. If you are interested in maxing out your character & gearing up asap & whipping up on the opposing faction with guild buddies & other faction members then PVP is the realm for you.
ADDONS are not cheating. Addons that cheat are designed to not be allowed to work or if WoW notices something that violates game rules they will let you know. There are quest helping addons, bag organizing addons, addons for battle help, timers, even old school character sheets that only other roleplayers can see. They are designed to maximize your game play. They are NOT necessary to game play but can help add some flavor.
But most importantly Swimming does not improve your character's stamina.
WoW is awesome and can be a bit difficult because of how much time it takes. I'm not sure if you want any help with unlocking secrets or anything but there is this guide that saves up a lot of time since it combines with the game and shows up as you play. It may be useful to you.
here is the link:
Hope this helps! :D
I'm also new player, but if i'll be able to help you, i will happily do it :)
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