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2-10-2008 @ 9:44AM
Buff runs for alts and twinks is Ok... For new players I say no also... I have 3 low-mid level alts (22,37,43) that I almost only play when helping a new player run an instance... When someone new to our guild and new to game asks for a run through instance I say no, but I will bring one of my alts... New Players learn NOTHING by buff runs - except how to do an end run around the game... That said - I am guilty sometimes of doing this (Stockades in 12 min lol)... Even on my alts - I like to run SM and ZF with a pug (And I havent run ST, mara, or BRD since 2.0)...For the most part, instances are where you learn to PVE... You learn about aggro(how to keep it and how not to get it)... You learn about spell rotation, mana management, kill order, MMORPG team work, CC etc etc etc... Instances are optional for leveling - there are plenty of quests for xp and blue loot isnt needed to play the game... As for learning how to play class, my biggest pet peeve is players leveling with a PvP spec (on PvP server) and complaining they have a hard time questing... Not saying it cant be done - just not as easy/fast... I see the game as starting in outlands, 0-58 is learn to play time...Gold is another huge thing... I was in a guild that helped people buy first mount a long time ago... At the time it seemed like a good idea, but a mount is the first test of whether you understand economics of WoW... I saw too many players decked out in Boe blues with enchants and no money at 20-50 cause they didnt need to save anything... (this lead to a /gquit)... Now when someone wants money for mount, I ask there prof and suggest where to go to make money (and recomend auctioneer)...All that said, the game is HUGE is size and knowledge... I cant imagine starting to play now and learning it all! If you ask me a question I will answer it, but no free lunch from me!
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