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My Unspectacular Sixth Meme Submission

If you’ve kept up with the WoW blogosphere at all over the past few days I’m sure you’ve noticed the madness that Gnomeaggedon started on his post titled “Sixth…” As much as I was hoping I’d be able to linger out here in my little corner of obscurity, I was recently tagged by Kaelynn from Shades of Kae and apparently also tagged two days ago by Euphyley of WoW Rare Spawns, a fact I only realized thanks to Navimie’s hot mess of a flowchart.

So I figured I’d bite the bullet and participate. Just in case you’re not familiar, the rules are as follows: more…

Where To Download World of Warcraft

To download World of Warcraft and start playing, you can get to Blizzard straight from here:

Free World of Warcraft (Trial Version, up to level 20)

Full Game Client Install the entire game for Windows & Mac

Website Recommendations for Leveling Guides

I browsed a number of websites which contained World of Warcraft leveling guides, (7 pages of google results), and found that most websites offer a few tips but are ultimately promoting an affiliate leveling guide that they want you to buy. I threw out results which included “Zygor,” “Dugi,” and “James Horde/Alliance,” among others which are obviously trying to make money off you. These are leveling guides that you have to pay for. I also omitted results from before 2011. The following sites had some useful tips for beginners.

Fledgling Guardian Cub now for sale at Blizzard Pet Store

Now for sale at the Blizzard Pet Store: the fledgling Guardian Cub! I’m not a pet collector myself, (I’ve had the Haunted Memento in my bag for years and quite content with it coming and going as it pleases), but unlike any other pets that you buy at Blizzard’s store, the Guardian Cub is tradable. Not only can you give it to another character in the game, but you can also sell it in the Auction House. Have we just found a way to legally convert dollars to gold? Yes, but Blizzard actually intended it that way.

Website Recommendations for General World of Warcraft Guides (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. (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.

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?? 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 can do for you, but not as pretty. The most popular add-ons are marked with a star.

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