u stop bein a newb when u get a basic understanding of the game usually around lvls 20-40,you stop bein a noob when you stop telling chuck norris and anal jokes in trade
For the record, however, "your mom" and "Uranus" jokes NEVER stop being funny.
You are no longer a newb when you can find the answers to the easy questions yourself.You then become a noob when you then assume you dont need to ask the hard ones.
I've known the difference between newb and noob since the days of Runescape.......-.-Anyways, you are no longer a noob when you learn what your spells/abilities do, and enable your extra actionbars.
That's a good question. I guess I'd have to say it's when you're pretty self sufficient, know most of the basics and a few of the not so basics, and when you start giving other people answers when they ask for help.
Roger's guide to the N word. What is a Newb/n00b?A good question that unfortunately most will have their own personal answer for. Here is mine. Everyone that ever enters into something new is a Newb. If you go into an insta you have never been into before regardless of how much research you have done. You are a Newb. If you are doing a quest you have never done before you are a Newb. This is not a degrading thing you are just a Newb. No big thing. Once you have done this and learned it you are no longer a Newb. However, following the above and someone starts giving you crap because you somehow were not born with all that info and experience. Then They are a n00b. Even though they will call you one. The reverse is true IMO because they haven't learned how to express themselves well enough to actually give you the info you need to no longer be a Newb. Keep in mind that people learn at different paces. So Don't call them a n00b until you are sure they actually are one. (See next answer...) You have had every opportunity to learn your chosen profession and somehow refuse to learn it. Then you become the ever present n00b in the room. Be careful not to fall into this if you are in a PUG. The person you see next to you has never been in this particular insta or for that matter never been in a group before. Trust me with 11 million folks playing. YOU ARE going to run into this. Don't be a N00B about it. They are just a Newb help 'em out.You are one of those that screams out in General, Trade, LFG, Battlechat, Say channels with random insults or begging. Then You are a N00B with the capital N. If you run off in differing directions than everyone else because you see something sparkly and forget why you are here with these guys. Then you could be both a Newb and a n00b. We will tell you once to stop that. Then You are a n00b till you correct the problem.There are many more examples but I think you get the gist of it. I believe at one time or another WE all are one of each type. The trick too it is to try very hard not to be a n00b. Even though you may be frustrated and will be one every once in while. Try to rise above it. And be a decent person. As for being a Newb you will be that at some point. Period. No help for it. Rog'
Newb = new to the game, or just new to this area of the game (e.g. raiding, a certain class, etc).Noob = Been around a while and wants other people to teach them EVERYTHING about how to play. Then fail to understand, follow and remember this advice.Anything too difficult for them to do first time they give up on and revert tot their old way.They are generally the ass of the group, with the lowest dps, highest number of wipes caused by them, enthralled by their own skill which they actually only possess in negative amounts, and refuse to tank or heal... because if they ever have they have failed... abysmally.
Your definition is wrong.Newb/Newbie = Someone who is new and still learning the ropes.n00b/noob = Someone who is stuck up, thinks they know what they are doing and refuses to learn from their mistakes.So, by very definition, you can be both a newbie AND a n00b at the exact same time... You stop being a newbie when you can get through everything on your own, however chances are if you are a n00b you won't overcome that without personal reflection and inward change. Sounds ooey-gooey, but hey... Thats life.
Personally, I never been a newb in WoW. I had way too much experience from other MMO, so i was just learning the difference between previous MMO and WoW interface, game mechanic.Imo, you stop being a newb the day you stop to ask in general chat: "Where is this" and "Where is that" because you started to use wowhead.com to find information by yourself.
I'll stop being a newb when they shovel the dirt on my grave.I am always learning something.
In my opinions a couple factors make the difference1) when one learns to play ones class.2) when one proves competence > gear level.3) when one can follow unwritten group rules that are common throughout every pug and raid in the entire game.4) when one knows ones own limitations and mans up to them.
For me, I believe you are no longer a newb when you stop asking simple questions about your class, and start trying to find the answers to the non simple ones yourself. You stop asking "is this piece of gear good for a Rogue?", and instead ask "Does anyone know a website with good information for Rogues?".Basically, you stop bothering all the Veteran players you know with questions that you should be able to find on your own without any difficulty.
You stop being a newb when you can interact with others to learn new things, that is all. Noob is someone who doesn't listen to others or tries to annoy other people.If you are starting the game but can talk to other people to understand the game, your not a newb.
I still am a noob, and have not passed most of this criteriaGotten past level 20Gotten past level 150 in a non-combatGet 1g Become Honored/ExhaltedRaid a major cityNow that i think, i havent passed any of this stuff :P But if you have more than three of these youre good to go
You stop being a newb when you are a roleplayer :)
your not a newbie when you know the meaning and know how to respond to messages and commands like:
You are no longer a newb when you realize that the game doesn't involve the use of proper English, but is improper English is generally looked down upon.
Once you understand the mechanics of your character well enough to tank/dps/heal an instance well, (as in hold aggro against everyone else, kill bosses before enrage timers and keeping the tank alive) as well as understanding the moves you should not do. In PvP understand what your class has to do in order to successfully fight against each other classOh and specing decently (no pepper please!)
The follow up question is when do you start being an uber-geek? Is it being able to calculate all the game mechanics for your class? for all classes? Is it knowing the lore behind each boss / area? Or is it playing 5-6 hours per night?