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Website Recommendations for General World of Warcraft Guides

www.worldofwarcraft.com (Official site)
When you’re on the official WoW site and click on game, the first thing you see is this beginner’s guide. It reads as if it is trying to convince someone to buy the game, rather than teaching you how to actually play it.

www.worldofwarcraft.com (Official site)
Very organized but still written for beginners. The link above gives a great overview of races, classes, dungeons/raids, professions, and talent calculators. However it doesn’t go into much detail. For example, it gives an overview of the alchemy profession but doesn’t go into detail of exactly what mats you’d need to level up that particular profession.

WoW Insider
This site goes into a bit more detail for beginners, from how to choose a realm to proper etiquette.

Website Recommendations for Add-Ons

The purpose of an add-on, or mod, is to make playing easier. As WoWWiki puts it, “An AddOn is just some files you can put in your game folder that can (theoretically) improve your interaction with the World of Warcraft game (i.e. make it easier to play, or give you more information about what’s going on in the game).” WoWWiki has a more detailed explanation here.

Curse
What I love about Curse is that you get what you need in just a few clicks. Although their site contains thousands of different add-ons for just World of Warcraft alone, you don’t necessarily need to browse all of them to find which ones are right for you. The most downloaded add-ons are always listed first, along with how many people have downloaded them and the date it was updated, (you want to make sure it was updated since the last patch). So just because a bunch of people are downloading them, does that mean it’s the right one for you? Well, there’s gotta be a reason why a shitload of people are using that particular add-on over the others, right?? Curse.com contains add-ons for other games, too, but the link above will take you straight to the World of Warcraft add-ons.

WoW Interface
Pretty much does what Curse.com can do for you, but not as pretty. The most popular add-ons are marked with a star.

Why I (Originally) Started This Website

There are a ton of World of Warcraft sites out there ranging from how to spec your character to how to get more gold. Unfortunately most of these sites are confusing, don’t have the information you thought they would, outdated, or obviously trying to promote products. I got so annoyed with this that I decided to create a page listing the pertinent sites that I found useful, with all the crap weeded out. It’s my hope to do most of the homework for you, save you some time, and find you the best of the best. This is a work in progress and I’ll do my best to keep the lists updated. If you’d like to suggest a site to add, please email me at info (at) good-terms.com Thanks for visiting! More recommendations to come!