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Hi all this is my first time ever playing this game and well i'm confused to say the least. I did alot of quests at darnassus and shadow glen and now I moved on to darkshore but my rep fell in darnassus and now there is no quests there? what do I do? Also how do I get better items /more gold. Is this game only about questing to level up? Are there any other ways?
I am really finding it hard to understand I have just been questing and havn't did anything else. Please any advice to a new player to the game would be much appreciated :)
Welcome to World of Warcraft, a game full of adventures.
My personal tip to you:
Start of with a Human character, I would recommend you to start playing mage to start of with.
I'll quote my self from another thread
''I started playing games when I was like 4-5 yrs old (Now i'm 18, born 1994), my brother always told me, the EASIEST and BEST classes in ALL games are ALWAYS mage! So after that day I always pick a mage if i'm playing games that have the opportunity to choose a mage (To be one with other words).
Now it's 2013 and i'm still rolling mages on Diablo 3/ WoW / Runescape (Haven't played it thought for years) and all other games...
So my advice is, try being a mage...
It's almost between the ''top damage'' classes at any time,
and it got three different talents (Frost, Fire and Arcane).
I recommend Frost to level with since you make the target slow for couple seconds.
At high levels (90) I recommend Frost as PvP and Fire / Arcane (or) for PvE.''
You'll have to start off by leveling (By questing is the fastest way) to like level 10 (It will take you aprox 1-1½ hour (Since you're new to the game).
At level 10 you can do something called PvP (People vs People) in Battlegrounds (Alliance vs Horde) that's one way to level your character in a fun way.
At level 15 (I think) you can do something called PvE (Player versus Environment) this will be in places called ''Instances'' you and 4 random people will get into one group and then into a instance were you can kill normal mobs (Creatures, guards etc) and bosses, theese creatures and bosses will drop (Sometimes) good gear that you want to use to increase your stats/damage and similar stuff.
Another tip: Try joining a level 25 guild, they have stuff called PERKS that will give you 10% more EXP (It will increase your experience by 10% (You will increase levels faster).
Edited by Cártoon on 21/05/2013 01:16 BST
I'm on your realm, and I just logged in to see if I could find you, but you had gone offline.
I don't understand when you say "my rep fell in darnassus and now there is no quests there?"
In the Night Elf starting area, you do Shadowglen, then Teldrassil (Dolanaar). From Dolanaar you get sent to Darnassus on a gryphon for a quest, and come back to Dolanaar to finish Teldrassil.
Then at level 9 or 10 there is a quest on the Hero's Board in Darnassus for you - Hero's Call: Darkshore! - to go to Darkshore, and there should be lots of quests for you at Lor'danel in Darkshore. Are you there now? What level are you? we should be able to see, but the website armoury is slow to update, so I see you as level 3, which doesn't help me figure out what quests you should be seeing.
If you were sent to Darkshore, you should be level 9 or 10. Having got there, you will be moving on rather than going back to Darnassus for quests - though every so often, you will be back there to get quests from the Board, to do your banking and auctioning, and generally bask in the greatest city in Azeroth!
At level 10, you are just at the point where better items start to mean something to you.
At level 10 as well, you are really just starting the game proper. (Some would say that you're just starting the game at level 90, but we'll leave that alone for a while. :)
This is a long game. Up to level 10 goes by in a flash. Think of it as your initial orientation exercise. You now know what quests are, how to move, how to use flight masters to get places, how to loot mobs, how to sell things to vendors.
Questing is the simplest way to progress your character and level up. For each quest, you will be offered items, which will mostly be better than the ones you have. This is both how you level and how you get better gear.
There are other ways to play, other things to do.
At level 10, you can also start doing Battlegrounds, which are Player vs Player fights. I don't recommend them unless you're heavily into that; as a new level 10, without good armour, you will mostly be getting killed and resurrecting.
At level 15, you can start doing Dungeons. These are 5-player groups who team up to defeat harder enemies. These enemies drop even better gear, and there are quests in the dungeons that also reward better gear.
For now, I suggest you keep questing. You should be seeing quests at Lor'danel. Things get a bit more complicated in Darkshore, and stories unfold as you quest there.
As for gold, you get some from quests, and some from selling the things you loot from mobs, and some from selling your old armour when you replace it. That's enough gold for your current needs.
If you want more gold, the quick path for a new player is to learn two professions of Mining, Skinning and Herbalism - there are trainers in Lor'danel - and gather ore or herbs or skins, then take them to the Auction House in Darnassus and put them up for sale. You will make a lot more gold that way, but you don't have much to spend it on yet. As with most of the rest of the game, making gold gets more complicated the further you get into it. :)
Edit: Cártoon posted while I was still typing. Now, I'm posting from a mage, so I like mages, but I also play other classes and characters, and I'm not at all sure I would recommend a mage to everyone for their first class, and I surely wouldn't prioritise Humans. I wish I had started with a Night Elf Feral Druid instead of a Draenei Paladin, for example. Everyone has their own favourites.
Oh, "feral" Druid? At level 10, you get to choose a specialisation. In your case, as a Druid, the most versatile class in the game, you get to choose between 4 specialisations instead of the usual 3. Feral (Cat) is the close-attacking damage dealer. Guardian (Bear) is very tough and hard to kill, and at low level does as much damage as Feral, or more. Balance (Moonkin) deals damage from range. Restoration is the healer. Healers aren't ideal for questing; they're specialised for healing other people in groups. Of the other three, you can choose whichever you like, and you can change at any time by talking to your Druid Trainer. Personally, I'd go Feral if I was finding the game easy, or Guardian if I was getting killed by mobs.
As for guilds, that's a matter of taste as well. Guild Perks are useful, yes, but finding a group of people you like is more important. You can join guilds. I'm sure you've already received random invites. You can also leave them at any time.
Edited by Gráinne on 21/05/2013 01:46 BST
If he is new to the game the last class I would recommend is mage. Warlock is more suitable if so. Having a personal tank with the voidwalker makes it nicer as you dont have to get the mobs close and hitting on you. If not warlock I would chose any class that has a bit of self healing as that helps a lot for a new player.
Druid is a good class as even if you chose balance you can still go in cat form and prowl when needed. Easy to level and quite fun to play at higher levels to. and as the post above me says. its a very versaltile class.
when it comes to earning gold in the game you need to have professions. If it is your first character in the game I would advice you to take 2 gathering professions like Mining and Herbalism.
You can learn professions in a mayor city such as darnassus, stormwind. ironfoge.. you can click on a guard there to get to know where you can learn different professions, like if you chose mining the guard will put a red flag on your map where the trainer is. The map you get up by pressing: M.
If you chose mining you will need to buy a mining pick from a vendor close to the trainer.
The ores you smelt into bars and can sell them at the auction house in a bigger city.
Edited by Onslow on 21/05/2013 01:54 BST
Well, maybe not the last, but not the first either. After the low-level changes they made in 5.0, mage is really not an attractive class now until level 30 or so. I think they actively want to discourage more mages and paladins.
<3 Druid, especially at low level :)
If he is new to the game the last class I would recommend is mage. Warlock is more suitable if so. Having a personal tank with the voidwalker makes it nicer as you dont have to get the mobs close and hitting on you.
Errm, I haven't played since just after the Deathwing patch came out, but back then Warlock was probably the worst class to go with for newbies, just 'cos the rotations/priorities were extremely complicated. It might be nicer now, but I doubt they've done a complete 180.
Mages are easy, warriors and shammies aren't bad either. Hunters used to be a fantastic n00b class but I'm not sure if they are any more.
Basically you want to go do as many quests as you can (there should be a quest that directly leads you to wherever the next quest hub is). If you get stuck, you could type /1 for the local chat and try to get someone in the area to help out.
The aim of the game is partly to level up, yes, but how you do it is up to you. If you're a loner, keep questing, if you like working with people then do dungeons (even if you prefer to be a bit more solitary, it's still worth doing dungeons because you'll acquire a much higher skill level by doing so.) Or you could PVP it, but I wouldn't recommend that because you'll get murdered if you don't know what you're doing.
It might be worth trying to make friends with someone you bump into (there should be a few players around the starting zones) and getting them to help out. Do you have any real life friends in the game?
Warlock isnt messy to learn at low level. Atleast not if you go destruction. Its quite uncomplicated really. You get new abilities with several levels in between so its really easy to get the hang of everything. and yeas its easier now as they have removed a lot of curses and stuff and cleaned up the specs a bit.
Edited by Onslow on 21/05/2013 07:14 BST
I don't have any real life friends who play it sadly and i havn't tried pvp yet but like you say I will probably get murdered lol
I'm on your realm, and I just logged in to see if I could find you, but you had gone offline.
I have reached level 16 thanks to your advice but I am finding it hard using the key bindings lol. Would you recommend and specific key bindings that would make it easier for me? Also if you say are on the same server as me do you mind If I add you in-game incase I need to ask something? I am not level so can't join guilds :(. Yes I selected feral some guy I met told me to pick that because they do the most damage and I also picked the animal spirit. That is how far I am in lor d'anel. Any more advice would be very much appreciated
It is a way to have people on your friendlist, even though they are on other realms.
When you are in-game, press O. Then at the bottom left corner you can add friends. If you add Xiddy#2674 then you can see when i am online and whisper me.
Ah yes, you need to be exalted with Darnassus in order to buy the nightsabers.
EDIT: If you're on at a certain time i can log in with a character on your realm and we can try to fix the realid.
Edited by Acelius on 21/05/2013 16:43 BST
Recoders there are alot of sites that can help you with advice etc on classes and quests, such as
and many many more.
I hadnt played any games really when i started playing wow but gladly my then bf played ad he showed me the basics, i dread to think what i would have done otherwise.
Good luck and enjoy your time in Azeroth ^_^
Not really. At your level, you don't have many spells, so 1 through 5 will cover most of it. You can also use Ctrl-1 or Alt-1, and so on. Just keep your main attacks handy.
Sure. I'll log in now and add you. Unfortunately I'm not logging in as much or for as long as I once did, but if I see you I'll chat to you.
still not working but if you see this, do you have any idea how I get one of those nightsaber mounts?
Hello again Recoders!
Apprentice: Level 20
That means that you can get a nightsaber (IF YOU ARE A NIGHTELF) and the skill + the mount costs approximately 5-10 gold.
These mounts have a 60% riding speed.
If you ain't a nightelf then you will have to get reputation EXALTED with Darnassus (Which takes abit long time for a beginner like you).
Journeyman: Level 40
This costs approximately 60-65 gold for the skill + mount.
These mounts have a 100% riding speed.
Expert: Level 60
This costs approximately 300 gold for skill + mount.
The different between this and the normal level 20/40 mounts is that these can actually FLY in many places of Azeroth, if you now choose to run with one of the flying mounts the speed will be 60% riding speed, and if you choose to fly the speed will be 150%.
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