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Tips from the manual

Guynumber from Area 52 brings up a good point: why did Blizzard even bother putting game information in their original manual? Surely, they must have known that they'd be changing the game quickly, and while of course they'd have had no more idea than we had that some things so big would change (no ammunition, anyone?), they could have at least kept in mind that patches were coming.

Curious, I pulled out my old original manual. Here's some tips straight from the original release of World of Warcraft, when Magister's Terrace was a twinkle in a dev's eye, and Icecrown was just a level in Warcraft III, that aren't applicable any more:
  • Pallies are only available to Alliance races and Shamans are Horde only.
  • As Guymember points out, the manual says you will lose significant experience on death (but not so much as to lose a level).
  • Only the Priests, Shamans and Paladins have resurrection spells.
  • Attack Rating increases your chance of hitting a target with a weapon.
  • As a first level priest, your maximum skill level in holy magic is five. As you cast holy spells, your holy skill will max out until you level up and the cap increases.

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Filed under: Priest, Shaman, Analysis / Opinion, Tips, Odds and ends, Blizzard, PvP, The Burning Crusade, Classes, Wrath of the Lich King

WoW Insider Weekly

Another week has come and gone, and the fact that it's Saturday again means that it's time to run down our weekly features from the past week, all wrapped up in one jumbo-sized post for your perusal. We've got lots of original content, and don't tell anybody I told you this, but our columnists told me they made it all just for you.

Blood Sport: Rock, paper, scissors?
Our brand new PvP columnist lays out who beats who in PvP (and it's up to you whether you agree with him or not).

Arcane Brilliance: Gears of war, part I
I sure thought this column was about my favorite Xbox game before Halo 3, but instead Amanda adeptly lays out something way more useful: what kind of gear to hook your Mage up with.

All the World's a Stage: WTF is IC - OOC? WTB RP! OK THX, CU L8R
David tells you how to do out-of-character correctly.

Officers' Quarters: Loot whores-- are you their pimp?
Scott's column about dealing out loot is super insightful, but doesn't his title sound like something on the front of a womens' magazine?

Azeroth Interrupted: Reader mail -- how to tell your friends about WoW
You're playing what? What's a Night Elf? Is that different from a Day Elf?

/silly: Anything else would be uncivilized
Art's comic really gets ahead of itself.

The Light and How to Swing It: Maximizing Paladin DPS, part 2
Chris breaks down how to be a great Shockadin.

Guildwatch: Taking a holiday
Did your guild do anything fun for Halloween?

Encrypted Text: How to be evil
The real benefit of playing an Undead Rogue -- messing with people's heads!

Know Your Lore: Uther the LIghtbringer
That goody two-shoes loser -- whoops sorry, I was still stuck on the Encrypted Text 'tude.

Totem Talk: The Fury of Drek'thar
If all Shamans were as uber as Drek, we wouldn't have anything to QQ about.

WoW, Casually: A new column for the playtime-challenged
One of the best things about WoW is that there's lots of fun to be had in just a little time. Robin shows you how.

Blood Sport: Perfect balance, the PvP pipe dream
Vims breaks down (with graphs!) whether it's even possible to balance nine classes perfectly.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Leveling up 1-20
A.k.a. getting your new Warrior ready to shoot through the 30s in patch 2.3.

Ask WoW Insider: Is there a class/spec truly viable for both PvP and PvE?
I'm biased, but if you want to heal in PvP and PvE, resto Shamans rock.

Phat Loot Phriday: Speedy Racer Goggles
A reader request shows off a pretty special and rare item.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, WoW Insider Business, Features

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