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Re: World of Warcraft [Re: looney4labs] #521823
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You need to level your Mage, looney. I see you on all the time but you're always in Orgrimmar or something. I've only once seen you in Howling Fjord. razz


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Re: World of Warcraft [Re: looney4labs] #522170
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Hi L4L
How are you today? good I hope yes
My friend has been playing for a looong time, he has
a few different characters all are very high levels
80 & higher. He just created a Hunter blood elf to play
with me and he got a Imp right at the start. when he created hs
Blood elf Hunter.
When we first played together he brought his main character
(the one he plays all the time it's at a really high level) to my game
but then took his guy back to wherever he was with it before.
Then made a new character to play w/ me.

anyhoo..... having a BLAST playing w/ him, he's sooo
nice & funny hearts He keeps me ffom getting killed
all the time, it's great!! lol I don't think I will be very good
at all once I get to higher levels cause my fingers are
not so good at clicking the mouse buttons fast and they
can't hold down both mouse buttons for a long period.
Do you think a Joystick would work better for me?
How is your new Mouse w/ 15 buttons working for you?
sure is a lot to learn in this game.
That is so cute what the Perbear does! lol
I can't wait to get a pet happydance
is their a list of them somewhere that I can see?

Doc (Karen)


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Re: World of Warcraft [Re: Asha'man] #522214
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OK folks, I'm putting out a general request for suggestions. Over the past couple of years I've watched these posts about WOW and kept telling myself that I wouldn't contribute to the monolithic empire that is Warcraft, but being a die-hard RPG'er my curiosity has gotten the best of me. lol

I've seen a number of specials; Battle Chests and such, offered at various game dealers. What would you, the wise and wonderfully experienced players suggest I pick up to get my game on for WOW? Any suggestions for game manuals, strategy guides, and so on..? think


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Re: World of Warcraft [Re: Trail_Mystic] #522244
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In all honesty, Trail, the best guides for World of Warcraft are online. They're free, and constantly updated with new raid boss strategies and everything else. Youtube is also a huge part in how I learned to do things when I first started out, but that's not necessary at all. Since WoW is a changing game, buying an actual book strategy guide isn't really a good idea if you want to get the most for your money.


I suggest you pick up the Battle Chest (Contains the regular game and first expansion) considering it's cheaper and opens up all the character creation options available to a new player because it includes The Burning Crusade expansion which unlocks the ability to create Blood Elf and Draenei characters. It comes with a couple of guides that have a few helpful sections in it, but nothing overly special.


I'd suggest making a character on a PvE (marked as Normal in the server list) server first, simply because getting killed by higher level players in the level 20-30 areas has crushed the wills of many players. Once you decide if you like the game or not (you'll know from levels 10-20 if you want to keep going), I'd suggest going out and buying the Wrath of the Lich King expansion to be ready for when you hit level 70.


Lastly, give a few classes a try. Go for a class you've played as in other games to start with, then decide if you like playing the actual game in your preferred playstyle.


Oh, and if you decide you do want to make a character on a PvP server, make one on Burning Blade. That's where my two max level characters are.


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Re: World of Warcraft [Re: H4XX0RZ] #522301
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Excellent! Thanks for the great information H4XXORZ thumbsup


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Re: World of Warcraft [Re: Trail_Mystic] #522451
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H4, yep, I do need to level but I've been having a good time with the World Events the last 3 weeks.

Since my mage is an alchemist, I've been camping Lhara at the fair--and I got to see a raid on TB--I was surprised by how quickly they accomplished it, but my 70 was not about to challenge 40 80's.

You need to give me your names again and I'll put them in my friends list.

Karen, I gave my 15 button mouse to son. It was supposed to hold 10 different profiles but it kept defaulting to the first character which meant that when I'd punch a button trying to get my ice shield up, it would do something else because it was on the wrong profile.

Son just plays one character so it works just fine for him.

I don't use the mouse to walk. I use the autorun (num lock key) and then steer with WASD. It's difficult at first but much better for gaming once you get used to it.

There is a lot to learn--I'm still at it.

The net has tons and tons of WoW info--you can find a list of the hunter's pets Here

You will have to experiment to see which pet fits your style best. I started with a cat which works really well, then I tamed an owl, then I tried a gorilla which is a great tank if you play alone. But I went back to the owl because they are easy to feed and I love owls.

And don't get confused--there are lots of companions Here you can get and they are also called pets, but they don't fight whereas your hunter's pet does fight and is a big part of your strategy.

Trail, come on in to my house said the spider to the fly!

The Battle Chest is a good deal and the net is a great source of info though of course, like everything else, you have to consider the source and take it with a grain of salt.

I'm with H4's suggestions--all good ones--Do start out on a PvE (normal) server. You can still duel and run battlegrounds and arenas if you want to test yourself against other players, but if not, you are not one-shotted (killed in one hit) while you are out and about.

Soot and I play on Draka. It's always good to make characters on servers where you know folks as they can pop in to lend a hand on some of the tougher quests.

Try out several character classes--you might find out that you like one you never thought you would. For instance, I'm always a caster, but have found with my druid that I love running into the battle in my cat form or bear form and causing mayhem.

You can have 10 characters per server or up to 50 characters across all servers.

If you get really deep into the game, there is a website that analyzes all the different aspects in minutae, but it makes my head hurt to read it. lol

WoW really is one of those games where you have to learn by doing, and it is easier if you play with someone--but you are an RPG vet so you'll already know a lot of stuff.

There are servers where you stay totally in character--you never chat about what happened in your life today or what's on tv, but we don't play on those. Just mentioning them so you will be aware of them in case you want to give that a try.



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Re: World of Warcraft [Re: looney4labs] #522685
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Thanks L4L wave Looks like the "ayes" have it; the Battle Chest it is then.... happydance
Now, I just have to find the time to play yes


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Re: World of Warcraft [Re: looney4labs] #522687
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I have a WoW question. Do you get epic gear from the instances or the raids? What does Tier 8 gear or whatever mean? I really get shaky when I think about going into instances because I might do something wrong or stupid or both <yikes>. Tips and information please. Thank you.

Re: World of Warcraft [Re: Debra] #522836
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Hey...gee theres no end of great information you get on Boomers!

I play WoW on Hyjal server but took a break after having no life lol. Epic gear can be obtained by doing raids in instances and some epics can be purchased thru various reputation levels with special ingame groups called factions. Some epics can be crafted as well such as the Ebonweave Robe (tailoring profession) and many others depending on your class and level.

I hesitate to recommend any WoW content websites because I dont know if that would be ok on Gameboomer forum.


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Hi all:

Epic gear is through heroic instances, and 10 and 25 man raids. Also through building reputation with factions and someone just suggested.

In the Outlands you can build rep with Aldor, Scryer, Cenarion Expedition and many others. What you do is find out where their quartermasters are and look at the gear that's offered and then decide who you want to build rep with. You will be able to purchase epic gear from these quartermasters as your rep rises. And you get them from raids.

You can also raise rep at the Isle of Quel (whatever that spelling is) which has epic gear items.

In Northrend again you have Argent Dawn, Sons of Holdir, Kirin Tor, Wyrmrest, Ebon Blade, and a bunch of others. There are quests that you do here to build rep, but also once you hit 80 you can buy the tabard of the faction you are interested in building rep with. Each time you go into an 80 heroic instance and you are wearing that tabard you build rep.

I don't want to go too much into badges because in the new patch Blizz is changing Northrend badges again.

Don't be afraid to do instances. They can be a lot of fun with a good group of friends. Sometimes you get a bad group, but it's only a game and if they're too bad, I just leave them.

Hope some of this helps. As Looney said, you learn the game by playing it. There is so much to do -- you can completely level by questing and not go into an instance, although it will be a little bit slower. I have friends that just go into Dalaran and dance around most of the time and rarely do instances. smile

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Re: World of Warcraft [Re: Kootsie] #522855
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I'm really enjoying WoW with L4L's help to get started!
I'm not new to MMORPGs as I have a couple of pirates on Pirates of the Caribbean. I have come to the end of content on that site, so was looking for something bigger, and found it! eek
I'm just a level 11 Night Elf Hunter, still on Teldrassil (sp?)
I play on Draka with L4L, and find it odd that you can't play your toon on any server you want, since that's the way Disney does it. I'm only doing PvE now. Not a big PvP fan.
It's a great game TM, but give yourself PLENTY of time when you load the game, (Like overnight!) because of the many updates. Took me forever and I have a high speed connection!
I know you'll love it!

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Re: World of Warcraft [Re: luv2travel] #522895
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Hi ya Kootsie and welcome to GameBoomers.

You are more than welcome to recommend a website to help out our members.

Debra, Kootsie is right--the best gear is dropped in instances. Son spent hours yesterday doing 25 man Naxx and lost every role sad

JeanK, it's good to hear from you.

Andrea wave It would be nice if you could play across servers.

You can move your toon from one server to the other, but it cost $15.00 I think.


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Re: World of Warcraft [Re: looney4labs] #523164
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HI L4L

Thank yu so much for all the info, that really helped me
out a lot. When does a Blood Elf Hunter get a Pet??
My friend thinks the game or something made a mistake
when he created his Blood Hunter Elf and got an Imp minion
right at the start. he said it had to be a mistake.
Wish I could have gotten that mistake lol
I love that little Imp minion, it makes the funniest noises. too cute
I can't steer worth beans with the WASD keys I do better
with the arrow keys. But I'm getting better at the mouse,
my fingers seem to be limbering up a little.
Thanks again for your help L4L thanks
I'll be back for more without a doubt lol


Doc puppy

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Re: World of Warcraft [Re: Drmojo] #523269
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Doc, that imp is funny. Son's imp is named Lazy Yap which just cracks me up.

Your hunter will be able to get a fighting pet at level 10 I think. You will have to go do a series of small quests, and then you will be able to go tame a pet for yourself.

You will need to have food for the pet so you can feed it as soon as you get it tamed. Do you know what kind of pet you want? You can name your pet too, but you don't have to.

I saw this glowing pink tiger the other day that someone had as a pet--it was soooo neat!


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Thanks everyone for the information regarding the tiered gear. I went into a couple of instances, but because I had one really horrible experience as a new (noob) person, I have dreaded to go back in. I am trying to get back to doing it, but it's hard.
I have performance anxiety I guess. It's so dark and confusing in those instances.

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Debra, Asha says you have to get level 80 tiered gear from Heroics--you get badges when you can trade for your gloves and chest piece. The other parts you have to get in drops luck

It is dark and confusing to me too--lol


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Re: World of Warcraft [Re: looney4labs] #523450
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HI L4L puppy

I think I will get a Cat or Turtle for a Pet, I'm on level 8 now
so I need to read up more on pets to know for sure which
one I want. There's so many pets! catrub


Doc


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Re: World of Warcraft [Re: Drmojo] #523456
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Doc, I did an instance with someone with a turtle. At first I kinda rolled my eyes, but she had Dash on that guy and he was one tough pet rotfl


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Hi L4L wave

I made it to level 10 playing with my friend. I've only
got killed twice since the start of the game. I hate going
to the spirit world, I have the hardest time finding my body! lol
Turtles sound pretty cool, but I'm leaning toward the Cat ggrrrrr
I like em' catrub


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Re: World of Warcraft [Re: Drmojo] #523755
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I hate looking for my body too--Once I got killed in an instance and tried to get back to my body for over an hour. It was late at night and the whole group was waiting for me.

I was almost in tears and never did get back to my body and then couldn't find the graveyard either to just take a spirit res.

I could see my body on the big map, but there were all these mountains between me and it.

I gave up and went to bed and the boys signed onto my account and found my body and brought me home. Good sons! wave


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Hi L4L and all!

I am looking forward to playing with you over the weekend! We need to go and kill that fellow in the bottom of the dungeon and release his spirit!
I've been playing at night after I get home and read my emails. I'm a 12 or 13 now, not sure. I picked an owl for my pet, and so far is working well. Other than the one we need to finish, I'm now doing quests from Darnasus.
L4L, I know what you mean. It's hard to relate the locations when you have no colors or details to go by. It's easy to get lost.
Andrea wave

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yep, we do need to kill him. We killed him plenty of times before we got the quest rotfl


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My lvl 80 hunter has a gorilla. He is awesome, he is my favorite. I started out with a white cat and really liked her untill I was able to get my gorilla. With all the patch changes to the pets my son says the best one to have is a bear. I say it is the one you become attach to.


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Lindy, I'm with you. I got a white gorilla and named him Snowflake, but I really missed my owl. So I stabled Snowflake and will be getting a White Owl as soon as I hit 52--but I will have Snowflake if I need a tank. I play with Soot who is a Pally so he takes care of tanking for us. wave


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Hi L4L

OOOHHH I'm sorry you had such a hard time. I was really
frazzled too cause my friend was kinda getting mad at me
cause I couldn't find it for sooo long, he kept telling me to
look at the map and I have a hard time following that mini map
I can barely see the arrow blush I sure wish you could make it
bigger. I think I'm gonna have trouble training a pet. it
sounds kinda hard? What level are you on & what are you?




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