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Thinking of starting wow any advice welcome

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by wattsy, 24 Sep 2009.

  1. wattsy


    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 323

    Location: poole

    i been thinking about starting the first wow game and just wondered if anyone could give me some advice like
    best server?
    which character/class are best ?
    and anything else would be more than welcome

    cheers guys
  2. Malakite


    Joined: 3 Feb 2009

    Posts: 656

    Location: Glasgow

    best advice: dont do it :p
  3. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

    Posts: 37,191

    Be prepared for it to take up ALL of your life. Not even joking.
  4. Beerbaron


    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

    Posts: 5,953

    Location: Beds

    Dont do it
  5. PaulyD


    Joined: 24 Mar 2008

    Posts: 4,635

    Location: High Wycombe

    Just dont.
  6. DampCat


    Joined: 26 Feb 2007

    Posts: 13,789

    Location: Manchestah

    Mandatory hilarious and original "lolz dont do it lul youll become a recluse kekeke lose your girlfriend" response.
  7. DampCat


    Joined: 26 Feb 2007

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    Location: Manchestah

    Oh christ who could have predicted those first 4 responses :rolleyes:
  8. Kiyoshi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,669

    If you can start with a friend and do the 'Recruit a friend' program it will make things a lot quicker, since levelling up solo and without the 'RAF' XP bonus can be lonely/boring as you don't meet many people in the world.

    There's another expansion pack due (a way off yet), but will re-vamp the 'old world' so you'd have more opportunities to group on your way up the levels.
  9. RDM


    Joined: 1 Feb 2007

    Posts: 20,577

    Which ever faction you choose the other side will be considered to be the more mature and adult. Which ever class you choose it will be at the same time overpowered and need nerfing and broken and need buffing. Unless you intend to do a lot of raiding it is quite possible to play it and still have a social life.
  10. Sleepery


    Joined: 4 Jun 2003

    Posts: 9,941

    Location: Fraggle Rock

    Cliches become cliches for a reason though ;)
  11. DampCat


    Joined: 26 Feb 2007

    Posts: 13,789

    Location: Manchestah

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  12. Davepen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Feb 2009

    Posts: 1,879

    Location: Midlands

    Do it! Wow is awesome :D and no, you wont loose your social life and your girlfriend.

    As a character class... do whatever you like the sound of!

    Paladin/druid are really good all round classes, but then if you like smashing stuff, warrior is good for that.

    Just read the descriptions, play one you like the sound of :D
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  13. Snaggle


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,312

    Location: Northants

    Dont go alliance there gay . Dont play on a pve server for the same reason !!
  14. Rimsy


    Joined: 13 Sep 2008

    Posts: 4,786


    Not because the game is bad - its very very good, but unless you are the sort of person with a LOT of self control and arent particually materialistic its very easy to get completely consumed by it.
    I speak from bitter bitter experience :)
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  15. Devlish


    Joined: 12 Jan 2004

    Posts: 5,379

    Location: London

    dont read the forums youll just get depressed your class is nerfed. Enjoy the game before the grind kicks in and the constant quest for better gear sucks the fun from it.
  16. Le_Petit_Lapin


    Joined: 5 Sep 2005

    Posts: 11,742

    Location: Northern Ireland

    I don't see how some people get so wrapped up in it. I find it very easy to pick up and put down again if I please. Its not THAT good!

    Roll on a PvP server, I don't see any reason to roll on a PvE server.

    Whatever ones appeal to you the most. Racial bonuses aren't a good reason to choose one race over another pick the one you like the most. Same with Class, read up on the classes, and pick the one that appeals to you the most.

    Nothing worse than playing a class you don't like, on a race you don't find aesthetically pleasing.
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  17. Tummy


    Joined: 4 Sep 2008

    Posts: 28,836

    Location: Yorkshire.

    Play Horde.

    I've taken a break from WoW recently, but I've always played Alliance. My big bit of advice, don't play Alliance.
  18. Psypher5


    Joined: 11 Jan 2005

    Posts: 9,975

    Location: Birmingham


    Its boring as hell.
  19. FrenchTart

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    Location: Manchester

    ...That's because a lot of people do become addicted :rolleyes:
  20. Tummy


    Joined: 4 Sep 2008

    Posts: 28,836

    Location: Yorkshire.

    It's a fantastic game and has produced many memorable moments for me and friends.

    Great game once you get in to it, the "grind fest" is due to change with the release of the new expansion pack, they're completely changing the leveling process in the old world, so it should be more fun, easier and quicker.

    Horde, far more mature on the whole then Alliance.
    Some classes, are far more powerful, and Blizzard love them more, Druids for example ;)
    Play all the classes you can, for the first 10 levels to see if you enjoy the basic style of how they play.

    Don't use the AH to buy things, it's over priced, save your money, you'll get gear through quests / drops and you won't be using it for long anyway. Take at least one gathering profession to earn some money (sell the raw materials they produce on the Auction House), take two if you want to earn a lot of money ;) don't take two that both need to "track" raw materials, skinning is a brilliant money earner coupled with Mining.

    Make friends, be polite and social, it will make leveling a lot easier.

    "Remember to take all things in moderation, even world of warcraft"