New to World of Warcraft?

Online gamers must already know World of Warcraft. With more than 11.5 million subscribers around the world, World of Warcraft is the leader in MMORPG. Why is it so famous and so successful? The main reason is that it is very accessible and straightforward. World of Warcraft is easy to play, even for someone who has little or no experience at all playing online game. Most newbie wouldn't have a hard time to getting started.

When you first bought World of Warcraft game, it came in 4 discs. Then you need to install the game to your computer. Don't worry. Installing this game is easy. After you install the game, the next step would be to create a game account. Connect to the internet and signup at World of Warcraft website. For signup and subscription, you need to pay the subscription fee around US$19.95 per month. But for the first month, it's usually free of charge. Most World of Warcraft CD game already consists of free subscription fee for 1st month. When you subscribe to World of Warcraft, you can choose to pay monthly, three-monthly and six-monthly. Believe me. Money is not an issue when you play World of Warcraft since the game is so much fun.

World of Warcraft operates through a series of servers. In World of Warcraft, we call these servers as "Realms". World of Warcraft has many realms around the world. Why did it need so many realms? This is to make online gamers which scattered all over the world, can just easily connect to the nearest realms. Thus making the game more reliable and faster. And in the end, making World of Warcraft more enjoyable to play. Another reason why WoW is very famous to online gamers.

Azeroth is the name of the world where World of Warcraft events took place. Azeroth is a unique world, quite similar to our planet Earth, but has its own unique history, myths and off course unique creatures. After creating Azeroth, it is said the ancient gods then gave rise to the earliest races on the planet. With its own forests, oceans, rivers, mountains, cities, caverns, dungeons, Azeroth is an interesting place to have an adventure. Just like our beloved Earth, Azeroth has gone through pain and experience much trouble. It also has gone thru great wars and conflict.

The Azeroth's world in World of Warcraft in general divide into three huge continents. The inhabitants of the three continents is not what you would find on Earth. The first continent is the Eastern Kingdom. The inhabitants are humans, gnomes and dwarfs. They are known as The Alliance. The second continent is Kalimdor. Orcs, taurens, and trolls inhabited this great continent. They are known as The Horde. The last huge continent is Northrend where the evil and wicked Lich King rules. Other than unique inhabitant race for each continent, each also has unique climate.

Blizzard Entertainment has build Azeroth as a vast world. It's huge with so many area to explore and making the game more exciting since you always find some new places for an adventure. Although you need to explore a vast world, it's easy, even for newbie, to understand the game. In World of Warcraft, you need to choose whether you're going to play as the Alliance or the Horde. The Alliance is fast, agile but weak in physical strength. The Horde is powerful, physically strong but slow. Choose wisely the character that suits you. There's no evil or good side here. You get to decide if you're going to be an evil or good character.

As in other MMORPG, you get to create and design your own unique character. You get to customize the clothing, armor, weapon, and other accessories. In World of Warcraft, you are able to choose from nine different type of classes for your character. Some of the classes type are hunter, rogue, shaman, warrior and mage. Each classes has their own unique ability, strength and skills. Combine the classes with your group of choice (the Alliance or the Horde) and create a powerful combination. Maybe all of these, choosing group and then choosing classes, sound difficult for someone with little or zero experience in MMORPG. But trust me when I say it's not as hard as it explain. You'll find it easier when you try playing the game.

The objective of playing World of Warcraft is to explore new places, developing your character while fighting monsters or other player. Every level you need to play in this game has their own interesting area for exploration. While you explore the vast world of Azeroth, along the way you will find many items. The items can then be used to strengthen your character or you can also sell or trade them. Gold is the main currency in Azeroth. Collect gold as much as you can. With gold you can buy precious items, upgrade your armors and weapons. But off course, playing MMORPG will be no fun if you don't have anything to fight with. In your adventure, you can fight monsters and savage creatures. Sometimes fighting monsters is the only way for you to progress in this game.

The control in World of Warcraft is easy to handle. The control system is sensible and makes good use of the keyboard and mouse. A newbie wouldn't have much problem mastering the control. World of Warcraft also includes in-game camera which allow us to look around and have a full view of the environment.

All in all, World of Warcraft is a great game for any type or age of online player. People with zero or even skilled gamer will still have much fun playing World of Warcraft. Every player will enjoy having an adventure in the vast and detailed world of Azeroth. They will also enjoy fighting monsters, collecting and trading items, finding rare and powerful items, etc. There are so much fun and addiction playing World of Warcraft. So... enjoy.

The writer, Michael Arthas, is a huge fan of World of Warcraft. You can get tips and trick from him about World of Warcraft guide

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