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8-08-2010 @ 8:06AM
My first class I got past twenty was a rogue, and looking back on the rogue play style, their isn't much to master at early levels. I suppose if you wanted to go in-depth combo points combined with various stealth mechanics would be a tad more confusing then say, a warrior where you charge in and lay the hurt.But for the most part a rogue leveling at early levels, while not having the advantage of being able to wade in and destroy elites five levels higher, is simple and fun.
8-08-2010 @ 11:06AM
My wife's first character was a mage - it was the only one that she 'got' from a FF background. She liked it, but didn't like how squishy it was (she was also leveling as arcane). She tried a White Mage - a priest - next, and it was too nauseatingly boring.So I told her to get an enhancement Shammy. She picked that up much faster, and it's still her main today. From her point of view in retrospective - Druid didn't make any sense (she wanted some definition & Direction to the class), and paladins & rogues was just too boring. The difference? Directional Variety. The cool thing about shamans is they make sense right off the bat - they have the tools and style that makes both caster & melee styles work right out of the gate.
8-08-2010 @ 11:16AM
Mine was a mage too! Oh the mage... dedication and love :D
8-08-2010 @ 4:13PM
I had a few false starts with my husband starting WoW (I also thought that hunter would be a good idea for him to start out), but rogue was the class that finally got him into the game for good. Once he discovered stealth he never looked back.This isn't true for everyone... but when it comes to overgrown boys who like to pretend they're ninjas while at the grocery store... yeah rogues are the only class to start with.
8-08-2010 @ 4:51PM
yeah, first character ever was a mage (and is STILL my main)...I died a lot at lower level and while leveling, but i did learn how to kite and avoid damage fast... Also, Free food and portals made my leveling experience much more fun (at higher levels)When i rethink of it, i could see my mage getting stomped in the barrens while trying to kill mobs, and then seeing the same mage kiting the heck out of a zangarmarsh elite ;)
8-08-2010 @ 5:04PM
My 1st character was a Rogue too, and I have to say, I think it is one of the harder classes to work with, especially as a beginner.Rogues are pretty squishy, so by the the time you get up past level 10 or so, two mobs at once usually is instadeath. You really have to stalk in stealth, watch patrol paths, carefully set up kills, and manage your combos/attack chains to lock down mobs as much as possible and blow them up before they punch you to bits. Now i haven't played a low-level Rogue since Vanilla, but looking over the skill list, it doesn't seem they've changed too much.Honestly I haven't found a class as difficult and error-sensitive starting out as Rogue. It could just be me. I won't say I didn't enjoy stalking a kill and ambushing single mobs in dead spots in patrol paths - but it was a pretty hair-trigger thing. I leveled my next two characters (a Priest & Druid) to 80 in half the time it took me to level my Rogue to 60. I think if you're good at making snap decisions, thinking quickly and have great situational awareness, Rogue can work for you. Otherwise, I can respect the simplicity and survivability of a Paladin or Warrior. On my 50ish prot Warrior I still only use about 4 buttons: Charge, Thunderclap, Rend and Shield Bash.
8-08-2010 @ 11:02PM
Levelling as a rogue was always easy... hell, we EZ Mode roughly half of all the quests in the game with stealth and cheese the rest with cooldowns. PvEing as a Rogue used to be about as complex as a Retadin rotation save for the occasional raid that had no warrior for Sunders.Now then, that said, PvPing as a Rogue is probably up there in complexity right now, especially RMP Arena style teams we find ourselves in. And recovering from not getting the initial opener in a RvR duel is one of the most difficult things to do in PvP.
8-09-2010 @ 8:49AM
I'm pretty sure Blizzard has said since WoW started that the Paladin was designed to be very easy to play and "noob friendly". Having played one myself and watched many others play, I've got o agree. To put it blunt, it takes a whole army to kill a new Paladin player, once experienced, it takes not one, but two jormungers... errr, armies to kill a Paladin. They're an awesome class when you're new to the game, and they can become quite the unstoppable force once you become good with them.
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