Having difficulties on deciding on a class
Hello, I am (as the title states) having difficulties on deciding on a class to play. I tend to get bored fairly quickly and give up on leveling characters and it's gotten to the point where I just want to settle down and play a class to max level. I found this questionnaire on a different thread and thought it would be a good idea to fill it out here. I sincerely apologize if this is simply another thread taking up space about choosing a class, but they all seem to be different. What have you played before? I've played every class to Level 10 at least, classes I've leveled past that are Druid, Hunter, Monk, Rogue, Warlock and Warrior How far did you level it? Rogue & Druid - 67 / Warrior, Monk, Warlock - 31 / Hunter - 25 Describe what you liked and disliked about those classes. Be detailed! Rogue - I love Stealth/Vanish and many of the Rogue abilities, and the mainly-DPS thing doesn't really bother me. I typically play the stealth class in most RPGs. However I wasn't a fan of their sustained damage or AoE personally, and very few people take Rogues in raids apparently (not sure if this is true or not). Druid - loved the self-heals, loved the huge burst and maintaining bleeds (I leveled as Feral). Typhoon was cool, lots of utility both in PvP and PvE. However staring at the rear of a cat is slightly off-putting (not completely, since you don't spend all your time looking at your gear) and they aren't particularly desired for RBGs (which is what I intend to do end-game). Warrior - Charge is an amazing ability, I leveled as Fury and did amazing in battlegrounds. Execute is such a satisfying attack, and I quite like hitting procs (another reason why I liked the Feral Druid). However I despise Arms and don't really like the theme much (that's personal taste mind). Warlock - Warlocks are probably the coolest class I've ever played, and I quite like Affliction and Destruction. However they have lost their mobility, a factor I desire greatly. Plus cloth armor isn't the best even with Warlock healing and overall tanky-ness. Monk - I love the mobility of the Monk but they aren't wanted very much in RBGs and I don't feel they do enough damage (plus I dislike the ramp-up time of Monk burst, I feel it more than other classes) Hunter - lots of damage, lots of mobility, collecting pets is pretty cool. However it gets incredibly boring just watching my character shoot whilst my pet kills the enemy after a while. With a friend or alone? What's your friend going to be leveling? Alone. Are you leveling via PvE or PvP? Chain-running dungeons? Bit of both, primarily dungeons with PvP thrown in occasionally. Will you be doing primarily raids/dungeons at level cap (PvE) or knocking the opposing faction in the balls over a flag (PvP)? Both, primarily PvP though as I'd like to get into RBGs. Will you be multiboxing or just playing a single character? Single character. Race preference? Either for looks or the actual racials (or lore!). I intend to play Alliance, and I have no real preference (I'll probably end up choosing the race myself in the end) Heals/tank/DPS? What's your style for DPS - melee or ranged? Melee DPS please unless you think there's a ranged DPS that actually fits me. I haven't tried healing and only did a mild bit of tanking on my Druid when the tank was killed/inept, so I guess I could get into tanking. Any favorite game mechanics? (DoTs, HoTs, stealth, mana, etc) Stealth is nice but not required, as are DoTs. I quite enjoy a self heal as well. Hybrid or pure? Does it matter? Not really. Pet or temporary pet or none at all? Does it matter? Doesn't really matter. Thanks in advance, I appreciate it.4
Help my DPS - Windwalker edition
I'm creating this thread for a new-ish player I met in-game who wants suggestions about improving as a Windwalker. There's too much to handle in in-game chat, and I needed to do some preparation anyway, because I don't Monk. And it turned out I needed enough prep to run into dinner-time. :P Start with a beginner's basic resources: As your Bible for your stats and rotation, look up icy-veins.com - in this case http://www.icy-veins.com/wow/windwalker-monk-pve-dps-guide I usually like to find a guide video, to give a different angle on the class. Unfortunately, Preach, whose guides I usually go to, doesn't have Monk up yet for Warlords. This is his commentary on Windwalker in the Beta, for general flavour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHahWJvCTOo I found this the best of the YouTubes I saw, and while the maker has clearly thought about the subject a lot, I didn't find his presentation strong : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfoBvoktjFk . You will want the addon Recount http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/recount to follow what you did in your training sessions. The application Simulationcraft, which you can download from simulationcraft.org, will tell you what DPS might be expected, given your gear. It will tell you a lot more useful information than that, if you ask the right questions, but for today, we'll just skim the surface. You may find you could find use for use other combat addons, including Deadly Boss Mods, TellMeWhen or WeakAuras, GTFO, Pitbull, Classtimers, but we won't include those in this exercise. You might also consider the addon Spellflash, with the module Bitten's Spellflash: Monk. which makes a suggestion about what you should be hitting at any moment by making the buttons flash. I'm always hesitant to recommend it, because people can get into the habit of watching the buttons instead of the fight, but it has its place as training wheels during your practice. . The performance of any DPS depends on: 1. Gear and Build 2. Accuracy of performing rotation 3. The demands and mechanics of the encounter. 1. Gear and Build As a WIndwalker, you wear Leather, and you want Agility. According to Icy-Veins, things get murkier in secondary stats, depending on your talent choice. See http://www.icy-veins.com/wow/windwalker-monk-pve-dps-statistics-priority However, since you don't currently have much choice in stats, I wouldn't give secondaries a vast amount of thought just yet. Read down the Icy-Veins explanation of talents and glyphs at http://www.icy-veins.com/wow/windwalker-monk-pve-dps-spec-builds-talents-glyphs and compare them with yours, and think whether you want to change any. You can change your talents and glyphs if you have a Tome of the Clear Mind, which you can get from any Reagents vendor. Don't get too hung up on this subject either just yet. While choice of talents and glyphs can make a difference to your performance, we're more interested in the basics for now. Just be aware that it will become more important later. Gems and enchants will add stats to your gear. I see you have already enchanted your cloak and neck with Multistrike. That's good. Your rings and weapon are not yet enchanted. There's a rule of thumb that items less than purple are not worth enchants, but unless you have a plan to replace them soon, perhaps the cheaper "Breath" enchants might be worth a small investment. Flask and Food are very worthwhile in any party, especially at low gear levels. When your basic stats are low, these buffs are more significant. You want Draenic Agility Flask and any +75 Multistrike or 100-stat food. Flasks are ridiculously cheap this expac, and people will practically pay you to haul Savage Feast away from them, so there really is no reason to be without those buffs. Don't leave home without them! . 2. Accuracy of performing rotation OK, this is what we really want to talk about. Given the stats you have, each of your abilities does a specific amount of damage. Consider Jab, for example, whose damage is calculated like this: ... So the amount of damage done by one Jab depends on your weapon DPS and your Attack Power. Your Attack Power depends primarily on your Agility. And there's a random factor as well, quite apart from your chance to Crit or Multistrike. In your case, which I could calculate by hand - but I've already simmed your armoury, so I know - your Jab does on average about 1,700 damage. So if your only ability was Jab, and you could do that once every 1.5 seconds (and there's where Haste come in), and nothing Crit or Multistruck, you would be doing about 1,100 DPS. Then theorycrafters work out the "best" rotation or priority list for your class, and sites like Icy-Veins.com publish one version of that, and we can simulate what happens if you execute that rotation perfectly, just by calculating the damage of all your attacks, performed in order, adding in the appropriate spread of random numbers. And out of the sim comes your expected DPS. For the moment, we are assuming that you can fully concentrate on doing your rotation perfectly. Obviously, in a real fight, that isn't going to happen, because you have to move, or because you have to switch targets, or some other mechanics. But if you can't do your rotation perfectly against a dummy, you're not going to do well against a real boss. I think of it as playing scales in music. If you can't play scales well, you're not ready for a public performance. Simulationcraft is the program developed and used by theorycrafters to automate the calculations of what DPS you will do, given a set of gear, and a set of conditions for the fight. The simplest set of conditions is "just do your rotation", called Patchwerk, after the boss in Naxxramas. You can download Simulationcraft from simulationcraft.org and when you run it, you can set Options, which to start with I set as: all buffs OFF, all debuffs OFF, Patchwerk fight, Iterations 10,000, Player skill Good, Fight length 300 sec (5 minutes). Then I did Import of your profile from http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/terokkar/Orenishi/advanced and in the Simulate tab, I removed the lines about actions.precombat=flask,type=greater_draenic_agility_flask actions.precombat+=/food,type=salty_squid_roll actions.precombat+=/potion,name=draenic_agility and actions+=/potion,name=draenic_agility,if=buff.serenity.up|(!talent.serenity.enabled&(trinket.proc.agility.react|trinket.proc.multistrike.react))|buff.bloodlust.react|target.time_to_die<=60 because I wanted to do the sim "flat-footed", without any buffs, first. The bottom line result is that your armoury can do about 10K DPS under those conditions (plus or minus 1K or so for RNG). Running the same thing again, but with all buffs, as if you were in a raid environment, the sim said 15K. OK, that give us a baseline, which is nice to know, but limited. So you go to a target dummy, and hit it for 5 minutes, using what you think is the right rotation, after reading Icy-Veins, and say you come up with Recount showing 6K. What do you do now? Well, obviously, you didn't do your rotation accurately, but where did you go wrong? That's where you start digging into the numbers, If you click your name line on Recount, it will show a pie chart, and a series of lines representing how many times you used each attack, and how much damage it did. Compare those against the breakdowns produced by Simulationcraft http://i.imgur.com/2Cd0eih.jpg http://i.imgur.com/koZ3FA2.jpg You have to ignore the fact that you couldn't use Touch of Death on the dummy, but otherwise you can compare the theory with the practice, and see what the difference is.2
WoW token with frozen account question
Any idea if I'm gonna be able to buy WoW token even if my account is frozen ? I haven't really got money for a sub (college and things like that) but I think I may have enough gold for such token. Any idea if I can do it ?Also, will AH ever be unlocked just for sake of selling items with frozen account ? Thanks for answering in advance.5
Warning New Players/Returning!
So, GM's, we all love them, they help us when we are stuck, or we have an issue in game, but sometimes he have...imposter GMs. These will try say something like 'Your account is going to be suspended go to -imposter WoW website- to check up on your account' That imposter website will steal your details, hack you, take all your stuff, then you're dumped in the dust. Hopefully then you can get help from a GM. But to avoid all this issue, do not follow a link given by a fake GM. How to tell the difference? A normal GM will not ask you for your password, for a start. And also, a normal GM will pop up in a new chat window nowadays. And they will introduce themselves and all before so. Imposter GM's usually have something like this [Name that resembles blizzard] [GM] Hello your account has been suspended, follow link here ----- Real GM's have something...like this: *New Chat window* Hello, I am game master ---------' etc etc Thanks, also, warn all other people you think may be fooled by such a scam, a new player, or returning players are at most danger, since back in the 'old days', a GM just whispered you.2
How do I choose a different realm?
If I was to make another character in a different realm, how would I go about doing that? Everytime I make a character, I get the Lightbringer realm. Is there any way to choose something different? I can't see anything but the link to 'Suggest Realm'.1
back to the game, what to play as, hmm...
Hello, I'm going to be back to the game after a long break. Last time I played during MoP as a Mage. I really enjoyed it (well, except being rooted to ground during skill cast, it was really annoying, I came from guild wars 2, where you could even call a meteorite from the sky without having to stop moving). It was a bit squishy, but had good farming capabilities too (pull 30 mobs, cast AoEs, pick loot ^^). Then tried DK. AoE dmg was crazy. And survivability pretty good as well, so got to like it too. Back to the main point. I'm going to have a fresh start, on alliance and I'm having an issue choosing. I'm not much into PvP (only seldom, to get my !@# kicked I guess xD), I'm a lot into PvE aspects of the game (some stories were pretty good ^^). I'd be up for top raids, dungeons and also for some solo farming stuff. I was thinking between Shaman (as it's now available in alliance), Mage, Warlock, WW Monk and Assassin Rogue (heard that warrior is good in current meta, but never liked it). No idea how well fares DK atm (saw big nerfs in WoD patch). I prefer pew pew pew to tanking or healing. Need a class that do not need a party to do anything (I'm usually off by myself). Also a class that can solo farm pretty well. Good mobility would be also appreciated ^^ Thank you in advance for tips ^^2
How to get a mount
Hello. Im a new WoW player, and i want to know how do i get a horse?2