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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Heh, by the time I got my flying mount I was already done and leaving Outland unfortunantely, so this is my first experience with flying outside of just screwing around a bit. Its useful for getting around any random fights or when there's not a straight line....but with a straight line the epic land still seems more efficient.
    When you start doing the daily Troll Patrol, use your epic land if you don't have an epic flyer yet. Also, get the mini add-on Finklstien for the chemistry part of the quest: it will show you exactly where to go and what you need.

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I've managed to avoid PVP for 77 levels. The first of any kind of "PVP" I did was in a quest last night, where 9 of the kills was actually NPC's and one was a PC I just happened to run into. And the quest was optional.

    While at launch it may've been different, its now got a large number of populated PvE servers which has PVP only in specified locations or through specified quests.
    When I got my first PvP kill on my ret pally, I didn't even mean to.

    An 80 huntard friend was going to run me through DM (weren't we just talking about that?) and a few lvl30ish hordies thought they were baddesses for tearing up that lobie ali town.

    They were flagged when my 80 bro showed up...it was quick...I was paying more attention to chatting at the time then what was going on around me...next thing I know I have the Honorable Kill achievement and a fist full of auto-grats from the guild

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Heh, I found out the hard way that my crappy Altel internet card can't support the bandwidth for 25 mans

    /fail
    IMO it's not fail. WoW has much to offer from the novice to the basement dweller.

    I don't judge people on their gear, I look at their professions, rep and achievements as well, it's all about enjoying the game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I do my business in Iron Forge, so while waiting for customers to show up and get mats for chants, titansteel smelt, etc, some n00bs in Stormwind start pst'ing me wanting consecutive runs through Dead Mines and Stocks.
    I detest IF, that's just me though. I keep my bank toon in Stormwind and my mains in Dalaran.

    I don't charge for VC runs, call it my charitable contribution to the game. I just show up in Westfall, gather up those interested, help them with the Defias Traitor quest if needed, then burn through VC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Being a capitalist, I don't say no, I state my price (which can go up or down depending on if I have planes at the time they ask). 10g per run for a group or 15g per run solo. The typical response is usually something like "lol wut there's not that much money in the whole game n00b nm".
    I'm a capitalist, I just do it a bit diferrently.

    My rogue is alch/enchant, priest is tailor/herb and druid is miner/jc.

    My rogue farms cloth, priest tailors it, rogue de's it.

    Rogue makes pots, and chants all BOE for the others, priest supplies herb, druid supplies gems. Works well.

    The real money is playing the AH. Buy out entire stocks of certain ores/herbs/pots on raid nights = cha ching.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Friends and guild are free, but some nobody that just expects max lvl toons to be at their disposal is going to pay.

    A tip for anyone going up through the levels for the first time: Visit your race's n00b aria now and then and offer gold/help for nothing. You won't regret it.
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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHurt View Post
    IMO it's not fail. WoW has much to offer from the novice to the basement dweller.
    Thing is, I found out my connection can't support 25 mans when I was starting my first ever Naxx (yes, the guild was carrying me).

    I d/c'd 5 times in 2 minutes.

    So....I read up on what kind of tanks/healers people preferred to have in their group, brought an enhance shammy to lvl30ish...then tried a feral druid to 20ish...and finally fell in love with my Retardadin who is sitting at lvl74 patiently waiting for me to log back in one day and continue the PWNage

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHurt View Post
    I detest IF, that's just me though. I keep my bank toon in Stormwind and my mains in Dalaran.
    I started hanging around IF while leveling up. The layout of the city made it easy to power level proffs. Darn is to far away for customers to hearth to and then catch a boat back to Northrend. I guess SW is ok but it's a lil to...Robbinhood'ish for my tastes.

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaHurt View Post
    I'm a capitalist, I just do it a bit diferrently.

    My rogue is alch/enchant, priest is tailor/herb and druid is miner/jc.

    My rogue farms cloth, priest tailors it, rogue de's it.

    Rogue makes pots, and chants all BOE for the others, priest supplies herb, druid supplies gems. Works well.

    The real money is playing the AH. Buy out entire stocks of certain ores/herbs/pots on raid nights = cha ching.
    Hmm, I buy gold from MMOstreet and power level off the AH. Leveling proffs is much more fun when I get to see what new thing I get to create quicker. Don't get me wrong, I don't buy so much gold as to spoil the game, but I don't log on to farm. Farm = work and I work for work, I play WoW to have fun and unwind, not farm.

    But...you know...suppose I don't want to spend hours and hours every day for a few weeks to collect 5K for my epic flyer....I do my dailies, I sell goods and services....I just want to cut down the waiting time so I can go do other things like Sons of Hidor quests...so I pay a visit to my friends over at MMO...a pre-paid credit card number and an hour later, I have my flyer

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    By the time I hit 77 on my DK, I had enough gold for the epic riding skill, epic mount, and cold weather flying.

    1. Avoid buying anything from the AH except bags. Especially consumables.
    2. Auction all the cloth, meat, and BOE greens that you get. Enchanters buy BOE greens, regardless of the stats, to get skill ups. If they don't enchant it, then they DE it for a shard that's worth 3-15g. Meat is profitable for cooks when they can use it to create food with stat bonuses, and the demand never goes away. Cloth is an obvious one.
    3. Be a miner or herbalist and auction the raw materials. Prospectors pay a lot for unsmelted ore, often more than the corresponding bars. Lazy miners also buy ore for skilling up.
    4. Whenever possible, choose staves and 2-handed weapons when there are no upgrades in the quest reward list, they vendor for the most.
    5. I ran stratholme about 8 times, so some gold grinding but not much.

    I'm sure there are better strategies, but this is what worked for me.
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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Thing is, I found out my connection can't support 25 mans when I was starting my first ever Naxx (yes, the guild was carrying me).

    I d/c'd 5 times in 2 minutes.

    So....I read up on what kind of tanks/healers people preferred to have in their group, brought an enhance shammy to lvl30ish...then tried a feral druid to 20ish...and finally fell in love with my Retardadin who is sitting at lvl74 patiently waiting for me to log back in one day and continue the PWNage
    I've been on hiatus since Feb 15th. I'll reactivate my account on the next xpac.

    The only thing that matters, is that you enjoy the game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I started hanging around IF while leveling up. The layout of the city made it easy to power level proffs. Darn is to far away for customers to hearth to and then catch a boat back to Northrend. I guess SW is ok but it's a lil to...Robbinhood'ish for my tastes.
    Yea, most everyone I know who've been playing since vanilla are IF fans, I just like SW, it's nothing but a thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Hmm, I buy gold from MMOstreet and power level off the AH. Leveling proffs is much more fun when I get to see what new thing I get to create quicker. Don't get me wrong, I don't buy so much gold as to spoil the game, but I don't log on to farm. Farm = work and I work for work, I play WoW to have fun and unwind, not farm.
    That statement is Epic Win, I laughed hard on that one.

    I farm because I love the challenge, I'm flagged so itsa farmin' and a gankin' for me. There's nothing better than ruining some dirtbag hordes gaming experience, than camping his/her punk ass and forcing them off my farm.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    But...you know...suppose I don't want to spend hours and hours every day for a few weeks to collect 5K for my epic flyer....I do my dailies, I sell goods and services....I just want to cut down the waiting time so I can go do other things like Sons of Hidor quests...so I pay a visit to my friends over at MMO...a pre-paid credit card number and an hour later, I have my flyer
    It's all good, to each his own.

    I have BC rep flyers, Reins of the Onyx Netherwing Drake & Cenarion War Hippogryph, they work for me.
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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    I think game addiction is a very serious issue. When I was in high school and college, I became hooked on Everquest (and later WoW). As a result, I didn't socialize nearly as much as I should have, and to this day my social skills are lacking. Additionally, in college I started playing computer games so much that I would frequently miss class. I became very depressed and nearly dropped out, and thought of suicide.

    Maybe this is a chicken-or-egg type of problem...I don't know. I remember playing lots of computer games and not socializing, then becoming depressed...but maybe my depression led to the computer games and not socializing. At any rate, as soon as I stopped playing WoW, my life definitely improved.
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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I have been going the harvesting route. Can still XP while I harvest, and I have enough money now that it is not an issue...so far. One of the hard things about being new to a game is you don't have a good point of reference to know if, for example, you have enough money yet.
    What level/class/race do you play?

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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    What level/class/race do you play?
    Heh, you moved it to another thread. 40 human warlock so far.

    By the way, since this is in this thread now, I found this interesting, if I can make the image link thing work.



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    Re: World of Warcraft release revives concern over games addiction

    I've never been into WoW that much at all, my roomate in college plays WoW all the time, and it is interesting to watch, but I personally prefer LARPing just because I feel more into the RP / fighting - especially with the boffer combat.
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