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7-08-2009 @ 5:19PM
I'm surprised there's no mention of addons like SilverDragon for locating these mobs.
7-08-2009 @ 5:49PM
Naw, WoW Rookie is for, well, rookies. We don't want to load everyone up with an add-on for every aspect of the game -- just explain how the basics work! ;)
7-08-2009 @ 6:38PM
I'm going to have to side with Lisa on this one. New players can get easily overloaded and then leave the game because of it, especially when they feel they have to do things a certain way because that's what the hardcore people do. I had one friend leave because people kept saying that she should bind all her attacks to keys and forget about clicking the bar. This was all in the name of getting her ready for raids at the end game. Problem was that she wasn't that kind of player and never was going to be, but she thought she had to be so she left. Sad, because she was fun to play with.Even though I'm not a rookie, I like these parts of the site the best. When I hit 80, I tried to raid for a little bit and found out that I couldn't deal with all the serious business. Fine for some people, just not what I find fun. So I explored for a little bit and helped people out and did some PvP and blah blah blah -- and then I got bored. So I started levelling an alt. These kind of guides remind me what I find fun about the game and remind me to just have fun at low levels and take the time to smell the roses rather than rush to 80 with all my 1337 addons and interfaces. :)
7-08-2009 @ 7:59PM
The problem with silverdragon is that will go of at tamed rares aswell.
7-09-2009 @ 2:27AM
This may be for rookies, but I've played WoW since beta and I had no idea that the game had two different silver dragon portraits.I need to pay more attention to things like that.
7-09-2009 @ 5:10AM
I love the WoW Rookie series - I think guides for the less experienced player are WAY under-represented on any WoW site. Players need the complex world of WoW breaking down into digestible chunks and I would like to see www.wow.com doing more than one article per week in the WoW Rookie line - get a few writers on it and do a few articles a week and it will become a very real draw of new readers to the site. Hell, www.wowrookie.com is probably a damn good domain name for a 'sister site' dedicated to the other 10 million players who aren't currently farming Naxx and Ulduar.In this case, though, I felt that there was some missed opportunities to really expand on named mobs. Does fighting elites need slightly different strategies? Some common examples, how some mobs are virtually legendary (Loque, Hogger), and even how special and exciting it can be when a random rare mob suddenly appears. We've ALL run screaming from an elite that... just... shouldnt... be... there... and when you spend so long in WoW feeling pretty invincible and picking off badguys at will the appearance of an actual monster to be scared of is a nice change of gears. For example I was down in Thousand Needles levelling my Druid when that angry Centaur boss with two Hyenas in tow suddenly appeared and trampled all over me - I escaped by the skin of my teeth but it made for a really exciting chance encounter that you don't often get in WoW. I love the series, and maybe it's precisely because I feel like WoW Rookie is one of the most worthwhile things on www.wow.com that I was disappointed this was so brief.
7-09-2009 @ 9:25AM
@Cogfizzle We'll be keeping it coming -- thanks for reading!
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