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Game mechanics guides
- Attack tables and you
"What is an attack table," you ask? Why, it's the method by which WoW decides what's going to happen when a mob or player attacks another mob or player. Is the attack going to miss, be parried, crit, or what? As it turns out, there are seven possible outcomes of a melee attack (six if there are no mobs involved).
- A spec guide for classes that aren't yours
Even with the Armory, it's still valuable to know specs just by glancing at the spells players are casting, and this is a guide to help you do that. Want to know at a glance whether your main tank laying down Mortal Strike is really specced Protection as he says, or if he's got a few extra points in Arms than he should have? Want to know if that Warlock who sent a Felguard after you in the battlegrounds is specced Demonology or Destruction?
- Money-making 101
For new players struggling with money right now, I'm going to offer a few reasonable financial suggestions to help you on the road to your first big purchase.
- Soulstones and you
"If you have never had the chance to be on the receiving end of a soulstone, it is easy to make a rookie mistake. While it is by no means complex, there are certain do's and don'ts that aren't always obvious. With that in mind, here are some things to remember if you are given a soulstone..."
- The facts behind quests and their XP
Clarifying a few things about quests and the XP they grant at different levels.
- WoW Rookie: All you needed to know about stats, part 1
Curious to see what the five base statistics -- agility, intellect, spirit, stamina, and strength -- actually mean? Keep reading to find out all about them!
- WoW Rookie: All you needed to know about stats, part 2
In part 2, we're going to be talking about stats that improve physical DPS -- if that sounds interesting to you, read on!
- WoW Rookie: All you needed to know about stats, part 3
Curious as to how gear with spell damage helps you out? Not quite sure how useful gear with mana per five seconds on it is for your class? You're in the right place.
- WoW Rookie: All you needed to know about stats, part 4
If you can't wait to know all there is to know about defense, resilience, spell resistance, dodge, parry, and block, keep reading!