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Well first I understand that there is a thread on WoW already, which is pretty old, and has turned into a discussion or argument even of server problems which appear to have been solved now. Or atleast on the Perenolde server. What about a thread to focus on the gameplay? :)

I got WoW a few days ago and have been playing it since. :D Im on the Perenolde server with name Zigens and I wonder if anyone plays there as well? Currently Im a level 19 Dwarf warrior and am really enjoying kicking arse, thanks to good equipment.

I have mining as my main income profession (I sell mined stuff in the auction house, then buy those I need). I wonder if there can be an alternate profession that doesnt need a source of materials like smithing with mining?
 

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48 UD mage on Arthas. I am spec'd for 31 arc/20 fire, and my professions are skinning and tailoring, 300 and 270 respectively.

I'm starting to really get into PvP, it can be really fun. Just the other day, a 48 rogue backstabbed me down to half health while I had like 500 mana left. I blinked away, sheeped him, then used evocation to restore about half of my mana. Then I backpeddaled a few yards, frostbolted, fireballed x2, PoM fireballed, and fireblasted him ftw :O
Only got one hit on me after the initial backstab :)

You can do tailoring if you don't want a support profession. You just pick up the cloth from humanoids, and then you can keep selling minerals.
 

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Just got my copy a few days ago (Monday), lvl10 Human Preist - Uther. Haven't started any professions as of yet, but probly going to go enchanter mainly. Did mostly alchemy and herbalism in the closed/open beta, didn't find that to helpfull.
 

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I'm a 45 warrior on some server or another... haha, just don't remember.

The only two classes I've seen that are overpowered are Paladins and Shamans (basically the same class on both the Alliance and Horde sides). They heal almost as well as priests, they fight as good as a Warrior, and with buffs, are extremely overpowered. Just makes me angry thinking about it. :)
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I got to level 25 today. And bought myself a few nice items as well. :)

I dont think Paladins are too overpowered... they can heal and buff themselves but they still cant deal as much damage as a Warrior. But yeah they've got lots of nice skills and can heal themselves, which frustrates every warrior player. :p

I havent really gotten into PvP yet though, so I dont have much say in comparing classes... but I think warriors are really gear dependant. That day I totally owned another warrior 2 levels above me in a duel, probably due to superior equipment.

I must say however that the quests are really interesting... most involve a certain plot that corresponds with other quests, these really pump your curiosity and pushes you to get to the end of the series. Plots with multiple quests like The Defias Brotherhood and the Stormwind kingdom coming apart are what that really keeps you going, else it would be all about leveling up and owning other players (like some other MMORPGs). Its also fun that some quests must be done in a group... but the playing experience is generally ruined by low levels trying to complete high level quests IMO.

I plan to have engineering as my second profession... hopefully ill be able to create some cool stuff. :)

Kind of disappointing that no one from NGEmu plays on Perenolde though. :(
What I want to say is, if you havent played WoW and am looking for an excellent MMORPG, this is it. It incorporates everything almost perfectly from trading to questing with others and leveling. The only drawback is perhaps unbalanced character abilities in duels, letting a few classes overpower some others.
 

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I'm a level 35 Human Warlock on Eonar. The only problem I see with WoW is there are too many servers. I know a lot of people that play, but no one plays on the same servers.
 

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Are mages overpowered again or are they just happen to be rogue killers?
mage? *snicker* rogue killers? *snicker, snicker* umm, in most cases rogues are the anti mage class. They have stun skills which will take mages out of the game, they have cast interruption spells, and they have poisons that can slow spell casting. Rogues specialize in defeating mages, i think kaos is either a very good mage or he ran into a very bad rogue... or both ;). Mages are good against warrior classes because they can blink and cause mass damage, theyre good against paladin actually as are shamen.

So far, ive been playing on elune server and i have 5 characters (well, technically the shaman is my brother's character). I have a lvl 41 Human Paladin named Stride, a lvl 37 Rogue Troll named Glottis (my main character right now), lvl 33 Tauren Shaman, a lvl 15 Undead Mage, and a lvl 11 Dwarf Hunter.

My main character right now, my rogue is a skinner miner, and he's making pretty good money with it, 75 gold right now at lvl 37. I personally cant wait til battlegrounds is out, it should be quite a bit of fun
 

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I'm looking forward to battlegrounds also, my only concerns are if I will be able to do anything in them at my level and if I will be able to enter one any time I want.

Anyway, I just started running Maraudon a few days ago, and I'm about to get the Celebrian Scepter thing(damn quest bugged on me last time I tried to do it).
Also, I'm about to respec for a scorch build which will hopefully give me a high crit rate for scorch (fast cast, low mana, decent damage fire spell). Aiming for about 15% crit rate, then I just spam the spell :)
The idea is in PvP, to run around/blink a lot, and throw a scorch at them every once in a while. When they get stunned (Scorch will have a 10% chance to stun for 2 secs) I'll cast a bigger spell on them like fireball. When I get a clearcast (every spell gives me a 10% chance to cast another spell for free) I'll use an expensive spell like Arcane Missiles. Should work out pretty well. Scorch will end up doing about 200 each cast, 300 when it crits (+90 over 8 seconds), have a 10% chance to stun for 2 secs, and have a 10% chance for clearcasting.
 

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level 30 mage :yippee:
man mages rock warriors and rouges are no match i killed a warrior level 28 the guy didnt even scratch me thanks to my mana sheild! and with my new spells i can restor my mana back to full during battle and in the next level i will be able to instently cast any spell think about it instent fire ball man i can do over 800 hp damege in the begining of the fight. and thanks to my alchemist skills i make very good potions for mana, health, shields you name it. not to mantion i trade with my blacksmith friends and enchanters i give them my potions they give me armor. man my hp is over 800 and i am A MAGE!!!
i also took my staff skill in to consideration, the othere day i was in a duel with a hunter i killed her pet which took all my mana so i used my mana spell restored my mana back to full! but she used a potion got her health back damn!! soon i was out of mana and she was all most half on hp i had to use my staff man and i won with a very small difference!!! i mean i had only 5 HP LEFT!! but i won so she asked for a rematch but this time i trached her by avoding my last mistakes thanks to my polymorph!
i love WOW!!! i am an arcen mage by the way!
but up to now i NEVER won a duel with a priest nor a shamen i hate the preists sheild i mean my spells are useless and the damn shamen allways misses up my casting.
so mages are good agenst worriors and rouges to a lesser extenct woth paladens. i killed an elf paladen before i hate damn elves!
 

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Hehe, I went over to the Horde myself since the last time I posted. Darn Alliance and their petty misguided ideals. :p Hey ka0s, how good is Arthas as far as playing is concerned? Since I just changed recently (currently on Dragonmaw, another PvP server, but it's only around medium population), I figure I can always change over if Arthas is nice. Oh, speaking of which, is there a queue at peak hours? I can only assume so since "Arthas" is named after Arthas. :p

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i killed an elf paladen before i hate damn elves!
Er...what? Night Elves can't be paladins. If they could be, 99% of the Alliance would be one. :p

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I have mining as my main income profession (I sell mined stuff in the auction house, then buy those I need). I wonder if there can be an alternate profession that doesnt need a source of materials like smithing with mining?
Plenty. Engineering is a great endgame profession, but early on I actually advocate skinning. No other gathering profession makes as much money. I was sitting on 28 silver by level 12 (and might have been on more if I had made the trek to Orgrimmar). :p It's not as much money as fishing used to be, but it's still pretty decent earnings for a hot off the creation character.

Kind of disappointing that no one from NGEmu plays on Perenolde though.
I'm not sure if ANYONE here is on the same server. At least I don't recall that being the case in the last thread. I was tied up because of the guild I was in, but after the recent patch I decided enough was enough with paladins and went to the side I'd been longing to play since beta testing. I left behind a 54 paladin, 30 druid, 22 priest, and more, but it was all worth it to join forces with the side that deserves to win. 'Sides, shamans are more fun to play than paladins (by far) and taurens have the peanut butter jelly dance. :p If we could all decide on a server, that'd be interesting or something, but ah well.
 

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I'm not too sure what you are asking about Arthas, but it has a pretty high population...I've only ever run into a qeue once though, and it was only 10 people.
The Horde here are severely outnumbered(about 3:2, more like 2:1 it seems after you subtract the alts no one plays). It is a lot of fun though. There are some decent guilds on both sides. PvP is kinda intense between the factions. Sometimes, all I want is to quest or grind, and I'll have to fight off some Alliance choobs. Once in a while you can find a nice person who will leave you alone though.

BTW, level 49 now =) Beat the Princess in Maraudon also, but I lost the roll on the hat =\
 

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Being outnumbered is fine. That's part of the reason I went Horde in the first place. Guess I'll move over to Arthas. :) I'll start with a warlock since I like those a lot and they're a pretty decent first character.
 

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mage? *snicker* rogue killers? *snicker, snicker* umm, in most cases rogues are the anti mage class. They have stun skills which will take mages out of the game, they have cast interruption spells, and they have poisons that can slow spell casting. Rogues specialize in defeating mages, i think kaos is either a very good mage or he ran into a very bad rogue... or both ;). Mages are good against warrior classes because they can blink and cause mass damage, theyre good against paladin actually as are shamen.

So far, ive been playing on elune server and i have 5 characters (well, technically the shaman is my brother's character). I have a lvl 41 Human Paladin named Stride, a lvl 37 Rogue Troll named Glottis (my main character right now), lvl 33 Tauren Shaman, a lvl 15 Undead Mage, and a lvl 11 Dwarf Hunter.

My main character right now, my rogue is a skinner miner, and he's making pretty good money with it, 75 gold right now at lvl 37. I personally cant wait til battlegrounds is out, it should be quite a bit of fun
Rogues are only good against mages if a rogue can get close to them. A competetant PVP mage would in no way have so few HP that a rogue could kill him in a single Ambush/cheap Shot lockdown. If the mage can get distance from that rogue. The rogue is toast.

Anyway. My Priest got 33 today, 7 more talent points till shadow form.
 

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Remind me not to party with lowbies. I was doing the newb quests and partied up with someone...randomly invited. Shouldn't have, I guess. So we're fighting along and all of a sudden I hear this message from my party member, "Thanks for the items newb." And I was like, "You have it set to group, don't you?" And the other person never responded. Strange. Then when I offered something that was better than what they had, they declined. Hmm. Ah well.
 

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Remind me not to party with lowbies. I was doing the newb quests and partied up with someone...randomly invited. Shouldn't have, I guess. So we're fighting along and all of a sudden I hear this message from my party member, "Thanks for the items newb." And I was like, "You have it set to group, don't you?" And the other person never responded. Strange. Then when I offered something that was better than what they had, they declined. Hmm. Ah well.

Hmm? What you explained made no sense to me. Maybe because the whole scenerio mkes no sense. :???:
 

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Plenty. Engineering is a great endgame profession, but early on I actually advocate skinning. No other gathering profession makes as much money. I was sitting on 28 silver by level 12 (and might have been on more if I had made the trek to Orgrimmar). It's not as much money as fishing used to be, but it's still pretty decent earnings for a hot off the creation character.
umm, mining you can get up to 55 silver by selling one stack of copper, which is extremely abundant southwest of orgrimmar ;) skinning is good too, but heavy leather is worth about 50s on my server and thick leather is about 75s, while it is much easier to find, iron gold and mithril sell for 2-5 gold per stack

If we could all decide on a server, that'd be interesting or something, but ah well.
i'd be game, im interested in making a shaman

The Horde here are severely outnumbered(about 3:2, more like 2:1 it seems after you subtract the alts no one plays).
heh, try elune server, we, of the horde are outnumbered 5 characters to every one of ours. The crossroads is an every 5 minutes raid, as is tarren mill ;)


Being outnumbered is fine. That's part of the reason I went Horde in the first place. Guess I'll move over to Arthas. I'll start with a warlock since I like those a lot and they're a pretty decent first character.
yeah, it is fun being outnumbered actually ;) if a bunch of us decided to play on one server i'd be in

Rogues are only good against mages if a rogue can get close to them. A competetant PVP mage would in no way have so few HP that a rogue could kill him in a single Ambush/cheap Shot lockdown. If the mage can get distance from that rogue. The rogue is toast.
hence, the rogue has 3 skills to help against mages.

1: sprint, useful for getting in close and getting in that attack that will help of so much
2: blind, useful for disappearing back into the shadows
3: dust, the kind that makes you go into stealth mode so you can get in, stun the mage, build a few combo points, use an assassination skill, and go back into stealth mode. hopefully one of your poisons has hit the mage meaning their spell casting abilities have been crippled, and their movement speed has been crippled

A good rogue build is one that has many stuns, and good stealth. The whole point of the fight is to never let your enemy get an advantage (or even a hit in) on you. The rogue's DPS is second only to the mage but the rogue has more hit points, and he can stealth and sneak attack the enemy.

If i stealth, ambush or kidney shot you, get in four sinister strikes, eviscerate, then blind and stealth again i'd have done well over a thousand damage, and if i used kidney shot then you would've been stunned long enough for me to get in three sinister strikes and hopefully a poison as well. The key to the rogue is to not fight head to head but to be in and out before the enemy can do any real damage. Oh btw, a rogue should also stealth in the beginning of a duel anyways, they should almost always get the first hit in
 

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If i stealth, ambush or kidney shot you, get in four sinister strikes, eviscerate, then blind and stealth again i'd have done well over a thousand damage, and if i used kidney shot then you would've been stunned long enough for me to get in three sinister strikes and hopefully a poison as well. The key to the rogue is to not fight head to head but to be in and out before the enemy can do any real damage. Oh btw, a rogue should also stealth in the beginning of a duel anyways, they should almost always get the first hit in

Uh a mage without potions shouldnt be playing in PVP. A Mage can counter everything but vanish. But if a rogue needs to vanish they have already lost the PVP match as far as I'm concerned because vanish is just a retreat and the mage will be ready for your next attack.

Mages can lock you down with Ice. They can blink. And they can frost bolt you and keep you snared. Of course they get the first hit in but they are definately toast if a mage gets distance on them. If a mage gets the first hit. The rogue will never have a chance. The Rogues entire asset is first attack and once that load is blown they run out of utility fast. And why the heck would you spam Sinister Strike? if your a fighting a mage you want to keep them locked down. Use gouge and kick to lock down one of their spell schools.. spamming sinister strike is probably the worse thing you can do. Any mage who dies to an ambush or cheap shot combo before they can react is either too low level or needs some stamina/int gear cloth of the eagle.
 

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Uh a mage without potions shouldnt be playing in PVP
that doesnt mean the rogue cant have potions either
But if a rogue needs to vanish they have already lost the PVP match as far as I'm concerned because vanish is just a retreat and the mage will be ready for your next attack.
vanish is a skill that allows you get another wave of quick attacks in. It lets you regenerate your energy which comes back much faster than a mage's mana or health and it lets you start the battle again on your terms.

Mages can lock you down with Ice. They can blink. And they can frost bolt you and keep you snared.
true, those skills are very detestable to a rogue but your poisons should help you lower your opponents casting abilities and the other weapon's poison should help slow down the enemy. It isnt that good a counter against blink but it should help against other spells that will slow you down.

The Rogues entire asset is first attack and once that load is blown they run out of utility fast.
like i said, blind, vanish, regenerate energy, come back for another wave of attacks

And why the heck would you spam Sinister Strike? if your a fighting a mage you want to keep them locked down.
gouge is useful if the mage tries to cast a spell, as is kick, but sinister strike helps accumulate combo points fast

Any mage who dies to an ambush or cheap shot combo before they can react is either too low level or needs some stamina/int gear cloth of the eagle.
usually takes 2 waves of attacks for a mage, they dont have the hit points of a tank
 
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