Forum post of the day: Rookie Mistakes

Amanda Dean
A. Dean|06.17.08

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Forum post of the day: Rookie Mistakes

Kemmeua of Emerald Dream decided to share some WoWhead love on the official forums. (And by the look of the WoWhead main page it needs a little love.) He shared some rookie mistakes that players have made. For example:

  • Didn't know there were different Zeppelins, thought it was a triflight system so that if I stayed on long enough it would take me to Tirisfall then to Grom and back to Durotar was on there a long time.
  • Didn't know they people were yelling at me to TANK better, I thought tanks plowed things and that's what I was doing
  • Saw alliance in crossroads and thought, "OMG," so I go an whack 'em and get camped for a day yelling for help.
  • Didn't know how to talk to people.
  • Saw a hunter with dual weapons on a Kodo and thought "WOW!"
  • Saw a raid group forming in Kargath for MC, asked them if I can join, getting told I cant roll with the big dawgs at 43.
  • where do u get liferoot if you can't herb? stupid quest giver.

I remember the many mistakes I made with my first character. My boyfriend had been playing WoW a while and convinced me to give it a go. A few days after I picked up the game he went out of town to visit a friend for a long weekend. I thought I'd impress him by leveling up on my own a bit. I rolled myself a Warlock and set off on my own adventure. I had managed to level to 17, but then I learned that I was doing it all wrong:

  • My gear was all broken because I didn't know you could repair it.
  • I trained only Demonology spells because I had no idea there were other green ones below the red.
  • I had gotten stuck in the Undercity and finally ported out, since I couldn't find the door.
  • I had no idea that I had 8 talent points to spend.

Some how I made it through all that muddling, though that Warlock is only level 40. There will always be more to learn, but I've got the important stuff down. What rookie mistakes did you make?

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