The Beginners Guide To World of Warcraft by Warlocks

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									Getting Started In World of Warcraft
One of the first big decisions you're going to have to make in World of Warcraft is which character or
class you will play, the class you choose will have the biggest impact on your role in the game and
shouldn't be rushed.

Each class plays a specific "class role" in World of Warcraft where they will either serve as a Healer,
Tank or Damage Dealer. Some classes are what are known as "hybrids" where they can serve as any
combination of the three main class roles.

Lets take a look at the 10 different available classes in WoW and their different class roles.

Class                                                Class Type/s

Hunter                                               Ranged Physical Damage Dealer
Priest                                               Healer, Ranged Magic Damage Dealer
Paladin                                              Tank, Healer, Melee Damage Dealer
Shaman                                               Healer, Ranged Magic Damage Dealer, Melee
                                                     Damage Dealer
Warrior                                              Tank, Melee Damage Dealer
Warlock                                              Ranged Magic Damage Dealer
Druid                                                Tank, Healer, Ranged Magic Damage Dealer,
                                                     Melee Damage Dealer
Rogue                                                Melee Damage Dealer
Mage                                                 Ranged Magic Damage Dealer
Death Knight                                         Tank, Melee Damage Dealer

The Death Knight was introduced with the Wrath of the Lich King expansion and is only available
once a player reaches level 55

As you can see each class performs a certain class role or combination of class roles, for instance the
Rogue is purely a Melee Damage Dealer and specializes in close quarter combat, whereas the Priest
relies on long range magic spells and healing abilities.

Solo-Questing In World of Warcraft

When you first set out on your magical quest there's not much to do in World of Warcraft except
locate, complete and return quests. Quests are a vital aspect of the game and how you'll earn most
of your XP and items.

Finding quests is easy, quest-givers can be located all throughout Azeroth and are represented by
the yellow exclamation mark on your map.

TIP: Whenever you see a quest-giver accept the quest!

Once you've accepted a quest you can hone in on the location of the quest and check the quests
details by opening up your map. Different quests are represented by the yellow circles with a
number. Simply clicking on that quest icon will bring up the quests details.
TIP: Always be aware of your quests objective, taking the time to read the quests details can save a
lot of time wandering around aimlessly! Also plan your route, complete quests that are on route as
this will save much time.

Once you've completed a quest you'll need to return it to the quest giver, quests ready to be
returned are represented by the yellow circle with a question mark on your map. Once completed
and returned you'll be rewarded with XP, money and sometimes even items to equip your character
with or sell!

Grinding In World of Warcraft

"Grinding" is a term coined for World of Warcraft which basically means killing. There are various
monsters and creatures located throughout Azeroth that operate in groups (also known as mobs)
and grinding the mobs offers XP, gold and items. Grinding is another integral part of the Warcraft
game and you'll be doing plenty of grinding naturally as you embark on new quests!

TIP: Killing monsters that are of equal level or higher will reward much more XP than that of a lower
leveled monster!

Professions In World of Warcraft

Another vital aspect of the World of Warcraft game are the professions. Although it's not
mandatory, each player will choose a profession to master or even more than one profession. There
are 15 that Professions are broken down into 2 categories as follow:

Primary Professions:

Alchemy, Blacksmithing, Enchanting, Engineering, Herbalism, Inscription, Jewelcrafting,
Leatherworking, Skinning, Mining, Tailoring.

Secondary Professions:

Archaeology, Fishing, Cooking, First Aid.

Each profession has its own advantages and some professions are better suited for certain classes
than others. Before you choose a profession to pursue it's wise to cross reference which professions
suit which class. WoW Guides provides some nice class levelling builds as well as suitable professions

Getting Familiar With The World of Warcraft Economy

The World of Warcraft currency is measured in bronze, silver and gold. Financing your journey
through Azeroth in early levels is fairly smooth but many players find they run low on finances at
later levels.

Auction Houses are another integral part of the WoW economy where items can be bought and sold.
Once one becomes familiar with the auction houses new avenues of gold making opportunities
present there-selves!

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