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When my wife first started playing MMOs, I realized that she had absolutely zero comprehension of how to interact in a multiplayer environment. After all, she had only experienced single-player games up to this point in her life, so all of her habits from those games were simply carried over into...

January 21st 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Amazingly enough, there are still many new players coming into the game that need some tutoring. I consider myself to be downright patient. If someone asks for help or advice, I'm there. If I don't have the answer, I point them to one of the many WoW resources that will assist them. At one point in...

January 22nd 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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At one point in time or another, most guilds face at least a little bit of drama, from loot distribution, to relationships, to guild bank robbery. Zeida of Tichondrius has created an list of guild member archetypes for folks she does not want in her guild. The list of stereotypes covers the first fo...

August 10th 2008 at 4:50am 0 Comments
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WoW Rookie is brought to our readers to help our newest players get acclimated to the game. Make sure you send a note to WoW Insider if you have suggestions for what new players need to know.Accept this fact: to be good at playing WoW, you need to learn to use your keyboard at least some of the time...

July 17th 2008 at 1:55am 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/playstation/You_have_rookie_eyes_a_newcomer_s_MGS4_experience'; I have a confession to make: this is my first serious attempt at playing a Metal Gear Solid title. Back at GDC 2007, my editor Chris Grant kept making references to the flash video Metal Gear Awesome....

June 12th 2008 at 3:25pm 0 Comments
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We have a policy of not using much gamer slang here on WoW Insider. I'm feeling a little naughty today, so I'm going to take this opportunity to break the rules. N00b is on the list of words we generally avoid. It refers to players who should have learned the mechanics of the game, but continue to m...

June 11th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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You've entered Azeroth with a brand spanking new character and you're trying to find your footing in the world. Perhaps this is even your first MMO entirely, and while looking for guidance, you're overwhelmed at the sheer volume of information available. Sound like you? While our very own WoW Rook...

April 25th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Grok Newbie has an interesting idea for EVE pilots on the forums there: a gatecamp channel. If you're traveling around the universe, just sign in to a channel meant for reporting gatecamps, hear about trouble on there, and avoid getting blasted by someone sitting and waiting for travelers to warp i...

November 26th 2007 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Once a week, WoW Rookie attempts to bring new players useful tips and tricks on improving their game.My first character rarely managed to keep more than a gold to her name until after she hit level 60, and I imagine the story is similar for most new players. There are plenty of skills to buy, so ma...

August 29th 2007 at 1:38pm 0 Comments
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A recent addition to Blizzard's fan art page shows a dramatic cast of characters for a new online comic entitled Messy Cow, by a talented illustrator named Weng Chen. I always love to see new webcomics, especially WoW-related ones, so naturally I headed over to messycow.com to check it out, and was...

August 27th 2007 at 6:05pm 0 Comments
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While some may argue that World of Warcraft doesn't have enough professions, there are enough choices to leave any new player at a loss when it comes to selecting one for the first time. So today we're going to discuss the good and bad of the game's ten primary professions and six secondary professi...

July 14th 2007 at 3:35pm 0 Comments
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In the conclusion to this series of posts, we're going to be discussing the game's defensive stats -- which are probably only of minor importance unless you're interested in tanking. Though if you're one of those people (like me!) who has to know everything about the game, this is interesting infor...

June 30th 2007 at 3:45pm 0 Comments