Getting Started With WoW - Beginners Guide
Author: Joe O'Reilly
There is a lot of information available online about world of warcraft with tips and tricks for people who have been playing for awhile. Unfortunately, there is not much information made available for new players. This is a short article for those who are new to world of warcraft and need to know the basics.
There is a simple help menu within the game that can be accessed simply by clicking the button. By clicking on the flashing exclamation mark (!) at the bottom of the screen you can instantly access information on questing, training and combat.
To move your character all you have to do is use the arrow keys. As with almost all other games that are played on a Pc you can move your character with WASD keys.
If you are unfamiliar with any of the icons in your game interface just hold your mouse over it (without clicking) and an information box will appear telling you what it is.
When you encounter anything in the game that you can interact with, like another character, an object or a monster, then your mouse pointer will change indicating that you can interact with it.
To interact with something within the online world simply left click on it if you want to select it or right click for a list of interactive options.
As WoW is an online game you will need an internet connection and a WoW online account. When you have an account you can then choose which server (or realm) to play in. The server that you choose will depend greatly on how you want to play the game so it is wise to research the four different realms. It is a good idea to pick the normal realm to give yourself a chance to get used to the game play before you interact in the game at more experienced levels.
There are two factions the Alliance and the Horde. Whichever faction you pick will determine you game environment. After this you get to create your own personal character and can choose from 10 races and different classes. This means you could be a elf, the undead and train as a mage with magical powers or be a warrior and dominate the battlefield.
Be sure you read the naming protocols before you name your character or you may be penalised.
Don't worry about dying within the game -Â because it will happen a lot. You can be resurrected easily enough. A spirit healer will resurrect you in a cemetery as a ghost. You then must go out and find your body in order to re-enter it and play the game again.
When you want any additional help simply click on the Help request button to be connected to a Game Master who will be more than happy to address your issues.