World of Warcraft: Getting Started

World of Warcraft and other online games have their own systems and rules. They’re much different than games that are solely played by a single player. Upon entering World of Warcraft, you might be just a little bit overwhelmed or lost as to what you’re supposed to be doing, where you’re supposed to be going, and what the point is? In this guide, I’ll show you a few quick start tips to get you used to the game we all love to play – World of Warcraft (WoW)!
The Environment in World of Warcraft is pretty much a cooperative thing, at least when you start. All of the players around you are going to be doing the same things you are. They’ll be hunting monsters, completing quests and getting their rewards and levels. This means that you already have some sort of help built in by just using the players around you. They won’t let you down. One of the things that makes the experience of World of Warcraft so special is that you’re always going to have somebody that’s willing to offer a helping hand or some advice. While it’s true that there are exceptions to the rule, you’ll find that most players will go along with you if you need something (as long as it’s not too much!). Try asking around if you have questions that aren’t covered in this guide.

World of Warcraft is a journey, that’s based on leveling up and acquiring new gear and special treasures for you character. In World of Warcraft, one primary way to get a lot of experience and level up quicker is to do quests. Quest givers are strategically placed throughout the World of Warcraft and they appear to you with a bright yellow exclamation point above their head. This means that they have a task for you, or a WoW “quest” as they call them in the game. That character will give you things to do, then you complete them and when you come back they’ll likely have extra experience or some better equipment you can use to strengthen your character. These quests aren’t only present during the beginning stages of World of Warcraft, but they are an integral part of the game. When playing World of Warcraft, using these to your advantage will often provide you with rare equipment that cannot be found anywhere else. Just remember, if you see the exclamation point above somebody’s head…talk to them!

When you’re completing quests or hunting creatures, it’s important to realize that there is a sort of set of rules that applies to the World of Warcraft game. If you see somebody heading for a certain creature or “mob”, you should leave that one alone. You’ve already realized that they’re going after that mob and they’re probably completing a quest. For you to walk in and attack it first would be known as “kill stealing”. In World of Warcraft, while nothing is off limits in the game, this kind of activity is looked upon unfavorable and could get you a bad reputation in the game. Think about it. If you only needed one more of that kind of creature for your quest, and somebody saw you going for it but stepped in first, you’d be a little angry. Now you’ll have to spend more of your World of Warcraft playing time sitting around and wait for another one. Underlying rules and guidelines like this one are what makes the World of Warcraft community so special. Please think twice before you attack a mob.