Mar 30th 2007 10:22AM Whenever I join a group that I can tell is going to suck, I typically say something like "hey guys! I just got this sweet new ability - defensive stance! I have no clue what it does..." As a 51 Warrior - I typically get kicked immediately afterwards, then find another group and successfully tank the instance.
I don't like hunters who don't know how to use feign death. I leave when I see that.
Mar 13th 2007 2:57PM LOL @ 15!!! That was hilarious!! Thank you for brightening my work day!
Feb 27th 2007 11:29AM I'd like to see Northrend open up and we could have a third faction - The Scourge. You could have all of the classes and stuff (except no Pallies... DEATHKNIGHTS FTW!!) You could have a couple of races too - the Nerubians, Scourge (like undead but more options like the ability to pick features from different races) The Lich, and Shades. That'd be pretty neat.
Feb 20th 2007 9:17AM I'd like to play a Goblin honestly. A Goblin Hunter with a pet killer rabbit.
Feb 19th 2007 8:41AM I tend to listen to other video game music, like old and retooled final fantasy music. Put on a playlist of some of those epic themes and you really feel like you are grinding to save all of Azeroth!
Feb 5th 2007 9:16AM My best friend just got into the game and I've had a blast with him.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: Make sure that this is someone you enjoy hanging out with and playing with. He WILL ask tons of questions and will pester you non-stop with them. Make sure that it is someone who you don't mind helping out and interacting with.
First, I just explained all the basics of the classes to him. Since he has played every Warcraft game to date except WoW, I didn't have to explain the races, and he knew more about the lore than I did!! Explaining the classes wasn't hard either, because he used to play D&D.
So I guess another important point is to only introduce folks who you know will be interested and who are veteran gamers. WoW is not the easiest game to pick up without lots of guidance, so make it easy on yourself and don't introduce your girlfriend to it (unless you are blessed with a gamer girlfriend, in which case we will all /cry).
Next - it is important to have your friend choose a realm that you occupy so you can help him out alot. I had him roll his guy on Destromath where I have my high-lvl main. I ALSO rolled a new character with him so we can play the game together occassionally and roll through quests. It really helps when he does his first instance, his first battleground, first world spanning quest to have someone running with him who is in the same situation but with months (or years!!) of experience.
After he got started - I threw some gold and bags at him once he got to level 6. It's a really good way to help him get started after he learns the very basics by running through the noob zones. This was the only handout I gave him and he turned it into about 100 gold by lvl 27 because of the inflated price of copper :)
It is important to continue to help him even after he is comfortable with the game. I was in the middle of an instance on my main when he was getting camped by some Hordies in Ashenvale. What did I do?? I dropped the group, rode to kalimdor, ate the lower lvl hordies, and escorted my friend to his destination.
It requires patience and effort, but it is well worth it.
Jan 12th 2007 10:25AM PALLIES OR WARRIORS FTW!!
I started with a NE warrior and I enjoyed it - they and pallies don't die that quick.
Jan 4th 2007 2:04PM I'm with #17. On Launch-Day I will not play TBC and I probably won't for the entire month of January. Once things slow down then I will pick up a copy, but that won't be until mid-late february. I'll probably farm copper on my main until then and sell it in the AH. I don't want to have to fight other people to get quests done.
Dec 20th 2006 8:49AM Killing Illidan is very similar to the way I feel about killing Van Cleeft. If you guys follow the story for that quest line you realize that you are nothing more than a pawn for the nobility! They didn't pay him for rebuilding Stormwind!!
Mind you, that doesn't stop me. I want the Cruel Barb!
Dec 13th 2006 9:08AM As it has been said by many, Leveling is a pain. In order to alleviate this pain I suggest heavy drinking and playing with others, preferably at the same time.
In all seriousness, you need to blow through the levels as quick as possible. I've played every class except for Mage and Shaman. Combat Rogues, Aff Warlocks, and Marksman Hunters kill stuff quickly.
For your warrior, I suggest going fury if you want to power through things quickly. I play an arms warrior with my brother (a shadow priest) and we have no problems killing things, but I imagine a fury warr would do well with DPSing things to death. I like my arms warr because I love seeing the big numbers when I crit things.