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3-08-2012 @ 12:15PM
May want to actually define what an 'NPC' actually is for those new players who don't come from an RPG background (not sure if other game types use the 'non player character' differentiation as commonly).heck, a simple glossary of game/community terms could go a long way to explaining things to a brand new player.
3-08-2012 @ 8:29PM
Yes, a glossary of MMO terms and player slang would be a very good thing. Think of all the words you learned your first few days in the game:* Mob - A hostile computer-controlled character, like the creatures you probably had to kill for your first quests.* Instance - More or less synonymous with dungeon.* Pull - To start an encounter with a group of mobs. Unless agreed otherwise, this job belongs to the tank.* Trade chat - Where players go to debate politics and talk about Chuck Norris. Formal introductions aren't necessary, so jump right in with a comment about your favorite band; you're sure to meet lots of new friends.... and so forth. Wowpedia has a decent newbie section, but wikis have a way of falling out of date, and I don't believe they spend much time discussing jargon.
3-10-2012 @ 1:43PM
While you won't permanently damage your character, one important concept to explain to the total noob is Equipment Repair. If you don't notice that little yellow set of armour, you can find your meagre robe or mace (your only weapon) breaking in the middle of the fight with TWO bandits. (I speak from experience).
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