This article is a brief introduction to World of Warcraft and can serve as a starting point for people needing a World of Warcraft guide to assist them to conquer Azeroth. There are a lot of Wow leveling guide on the market today along with specific World of Warcraft Guide and sometimes it is not easy to tell the good ones from the bad.
You will find briefly in this article links for tips, tricks and strategy advised to assist you in getting your toon, alliance or horde through the levels quickly, while accumulating gold, getting urber gear, especially rare items and finally to simply enjoy the game.
To start at the beginning for those that may be completely new to World of Warcarft, known also as WoW
World of Warcraft is the 4th game in Blizzard's Warcraft series and is played by millions of people worldwide. It is what is known as a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game.
Released on November 23, 2004, it takes place 4 years after the setting of Warcraft III, and is set in the world of Azeroth.
You will find that through gain rewards in terms of money (gold), XP, items and reputation you will increase your skill and power.
A main aspect of World of Warcraft is leveling up your character.
You can level your character from 1-60 in the original edition, level 60-70 in The Burning Crusade and now 70-80 with Wrath of the Lich King release in 2008
What makes World of Warcraft so attractive is that you get to connect with millions of players just like yourself and interact on a daily basis. You can choose to either cooperate with them or fight. When you start with Warcraft of Warcraft you have to decide which type of server you would like to connect to there are four types of WoW servers.
If you are just looking for a fun game then you should stick with either normal (PVE) or RP servers if however you would like a greater challenge jump into a PVP server we must defend yourself against every other player whenever you see them this can be both very stressful but very very exciting. Don't worry though if you start on a PVP server there are areas where you will be very safe while you build your experience before venturing out to go questing to find gold and unique items.
PvP servers - you always have to defend yourself against players from another faction.
* Normal role playing (RP) servers -- this is where you will deep play your character for example if you are a dwarf you talk and act like one when chatting to other players
* RP -- PDP servers -- you do deep play and must defend yourself
* Normal servers -- you don't deep play and you don't need to defend yourself unless you turn PVP on manually these also known as PVE servers.
Once you have located your ideal server keep in mind that you can create multiple characters on any server, it is time for you to decide your faction. There are two factions: Horde and Alliance. In the original World of Warcraft game each faction has four different races to choose from once you choose your faction you cannot change once you're in the game you will need to create a new character to play on the other faction.
The Alliance faction is made up of:
* Night Elf
* Draenei (The Burning Crusade)
The Horde faction is made up of:
* Blood Elves (The Buring Crusade)
Since the release of the original World of Warcraft there have been two expansion packs that add in additional races, classes and professions, The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King.
There is a capital city for each faction and specific lands that belong to it, these are places you can feel very safe in while playing on a PvP server. It is in these capital cities and lands that you'll find other faction players going about questing and looking for gold and it is these players you can also assist in the more difficult quests in dungeons, instances and raids.