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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.
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.
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.
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?