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How to Play World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft (usually called WoW) is one of the most popular open-world MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game). It’s similar to Dota and LoL in that you can create and customize heroes, but most of the similarities end there. Dota and LoL both have a single map which is limited in size, whereas WoW’s map is massive. You can literally play the game for years and still not cover every single area of the enormous land WoW presents you with. Getting into WoW is relatively easy, and we’ll teach you how to play World of Warcraft Online.

Appropriate Set Up

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Although WoW will run on practically every modern PC, some laptops might not support it. WoW requires a minimum of 2GB of RAM, but the more the better. You need a fairly decent processor and a fairly decent video card, because things do get quite heated up in battle. You also, obviously, need an internet connection if you’re going to be playing an online-based video game.

Which Server?

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There are numerous servers (also called realms) out there, and they dictate how you will play the game and whether it will be with real people or not. Normal is good for beginners because it’s a PvE format (player vs. environment). This teaches you the basics of the game, so that you can later advance into PvP, or player vs. player. When you get really good in the game, you can start joining RP-PVP games where people are as hardcore into roleplaying as it gets.

Design Your Player

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The game lets you fully customize your character at the very beginning. You can choose from multiple classes, where each one has its perks and advantages. Once you’re done doing that, you’ll have to pick a fraction: go for the alliance and fight for the ‘good’ side, or join the Horde, the outcasted creatures and join the ‘dark’ side.

Learn the Controls

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The game helps you a lot, especially at the beginning stages. Familiarize yourself with the control bindings and the user interface. It’s really not that difficult to get used to it since everything is relatively well organized in WoW. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you get into it without even thinking about it.

Move Away from Bots

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Practicing against AI is alright when you’re still learning, but WoW starts becoming really fun when you begin playing with other, real people. You can communicate with them and even join a guild. The game takes a whole new meaning when you become a part of a guild who can and will help you every step of the way.

Remember, WoW is meant to be fun and exciting. Don’t get angry or upset when playing. Just enjoy the game for what it is. And remember to take a breather once in a while, the game will still be there when you come back.

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