Another Noob Begins to Play W.o.W.

I have broken down and decided to play World of Warcraft.  There are many reasons why but the top 3 fall back on these tenets: un-dedicated gamers in my area, hectic work schedules of table-top gamers, and the ability to get lost in a world within a few minutes rather than waiting on schedules to synch between ALL players.

Yet, the biggest reason I have decided to play is because my wife plays.  I know, I know.  Like Felicia Day says in ‘The Guild’, “I know, a chick gamer.”  And, yes, I DO think it’s hot.  So while I can’t convince my wife to play D&D or a myriad of other table-top RPGs, I can jump online with her and go stomping around collecting items and fighting creatures on Blizzard’s massive servers.  Compared to table-top gamers, I am sure there are always a plethora of people seeking other gamers to help clear a dungeon or vanquish a creature online.  Maybe I could even form a guild of my own? =-)

Now the only thing I need are a few pointers from people that play W.o.W. on a steady basis.  Any tips you have to help me level quickly would be greatly appreciated.  As for me, I am fully prepared to deal with the side effects of W.o.W. including decreased social life and minimal exposure to the sun.

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About Manny Garza

After serving 8 years in the U.S. Army as an Intelligence Analyst, Manny departed the military in order to pursue his B.A. in Philosophy from American Military University. Aside from college, he writes short stories and essays in the realm of philosophy and science fiction. Manny's short stories are heavily influenced by who he refers to as The Trinity: Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and Jack Williamson. He is married to his lovely wife, Melissa, and has two dogs named Koopa and Goomba. Aside from being an editor and contributor of Nerd Trek articles, his hobbies include playing guitar, singing, and both tabletop and video game RPGs. Manny currently lives in Charlottesville, VA.