How Cataclysm Will Revolutionize World of Warcraft Guilds

At World of Warcraft’s inception, guilds were little more than chat rooms. The role of guilds expanded with the advent of guild banks and additions to the user interface. But, with the upcoming expansion pack Cataclysm, guilds will take on an unprecedented significance. Here’s a condensation of what Blizzard has confirmed so far:

Guilds will be able to level, much like players. The guild level cap will be 20. Guilds at higher levels will have access to abilities not available to unguilded players and guilds at lower levels. Guild XP points will also be spendable on items and abilities, much like honor points.

Here are the activities which will yield guild experience:

Dungeon bosses killed by parties or raid groups which are composed of at least 75% of players from the guild Rated arena or battleground victories achieved by parties composed at least 75% of players from the guild The reputation achievements of individual guild members The professional achievements of individual guild members Guilds will also have talent trees, much like players. Like players, guilds gain one talent point per level.

Here is a list of possible guild talent-granted abilities:

The increased potency of potions created by and consumed by guild members No reagents necessary for buffs applied across a guild raid Raid-wide summons Simultaneous resurrection of multiple players Elevated gold drops from creeps Lowered gold cost from repairs Items purchased with guild XP points will be guild-bound, untransferable to players not members of the guild. If a guild member quits the guild with a guild-bound item in their possession, it will be automatically removed to the guild bank.

Hypothetical guild-bound items proposed by Blizzard include the following:

Displayable guild flags Vanity pets Bank tabs Guild talent respecs Profession recipes.

Players leaving the guild would lose the ability to use the recipes purchased with guild XP points Reagents Heirloom-quality gear Guilds, like players, will also be able to make achievements. Possible guild achievements announced by Blizzard include: Obtaining legendary gear Having grandmasters in every profession as members of the guild Completing instances The guild interface will also be redesigned in order to accommodate the display of guild members’ professions, as well as guild achievements or statistics.

How to Choose a World of Warcraft Character

Blizard Entertainment, one of the leaders of the gaming industry, has one of the best MMORPG (Massive Multi-Player Role Playing Game) games on the market in The World of Warcraft. With over 14 million subscribers, The World of Warcraft (WoW) offers many challanges in game content and against other online players.
When you decide to get started in the World of Warcraft it is good to know that there are also two expansion packs (Xpac) to the gaming world, The Burning Crusade (TBC) and The Wrath of the Lich King (WotLK). While these are not necessary to begin, some features will not be accessable with the basic version. Basically, a few classes, proffesions, and adventuring zones that were added in ths expansions. Blizzard does offer Free 10 day trial downloads of all three.

Once you have loaded the game onto your computer, it’s time to make a character!! Now comes the decision, “What role do I want to fill?” While, much can be accomplished on your own in the game, there are also many challenges that require group efforts. Most groups consist of five people with a role break down of a Tank, a Healer, and three Damage dealers, better known as DPS (damage per second). Tanks and healers are always in demand because there are only a few classes that can fill those roles where as all classes have a dps option depending on how you spend your skill points.

Tanking classes comprise of Warriors, Paladins, Druids and Death Knights (available with WotLK). These classes are known for tanking because the are able to wear plate mail armor and concentrate on gaining defense and parry rating as well as stamina bonus’s. Plate armor, defense and parry raitng allows them to take less or no damage from hits and the higher health allows them to take bigger hits without dieing. As a tank you don’t deal as much damage as DPS roles, but your responsibility is to make sure the Mobs (mobile creatures) focus an attacking you by holding their aggro, through use of your skills (also known as Talents), while the DPS works on dealing the high damage to kill the creature.

Healer classes consist of Priests, Druids and Shamans. These classes are known as the healers because they have the magical abilities to cast healing spells. Your role in the group will be to keep everyone alive, but first the Tank, and yourself (can’t heal anyone if you’ve died), then the DPS.

All classes have DPS options depending on the talents/skills you choose. Death Knights, Druids, Warriors, Priests, Mages, Hunters, Warlocks and Rogues. The amount of damage each of these classes can deal varies depending on how you skill yourself. Some are better at high damage to single targets while others are better at damaging groups at a time. All of this depends on how you choose to spend your skill/talent points as you gain levels. DPS roles are also broken down into two roles of melee (swinging weapons up close and personal) and ranged (Casting spells or firing weapons from a distance). Melee roles are filled by Warriors, Paladins, Death Knights, Rogues, Shamans and Druids. Ranged roles are filled with Mages, Warlocks, Hunters, Shamans, Druids and Priests.

As you can see a few classes can fill several or all three roles, depending on how you’ve skilled yourself, while others (dps) can only fill that role. You are able to change your skills during game-play but at a cost of in-game gold. This gets more expensive each time you change but does cap at 50 gold. So choose wisely and welcome to The World of Warcraft!

Making Money in World of Warcraft Without Using Add-ons

In the evolution of todays’ gaming world, there is one that stands out from all the rest. This is World of Warcraft. There are over 10 million people world wide that play this fascinating MMORPG. This game allows for people to create characters that roam the land fighting off evil or evil battling the forces of good. As you make progress the the life span of your characters goal of maxing out your equipment, professions and other things that you may need is achieved by purchasing them with money that you have earned or looted off of the now dead enemies that you have slain.
The money earned from looting can take a long time to amount to a significant amount to pay for what you may need. In this never ending struggle to amass a large amount of mount to spend at the many vendors or Auction Houses, many people have resorted to the outside world and purchased their gold through websites. This is something that is not supported by Blizzard, the founders of the game. There are also add-on programs that though will not help you get a larger amount of looted money, it they can benefit you as to tell you how much items are worth and the average of what they sell for in the Auction Houses and how much the vendors will pay you for the items.

here we will take a look at some of the things that you can do in the game to help to earn a good amount of money to aid your character in their endeavors to be their very best. This can be done very easily and with out the use of add-ons by following these few steps.

Step one – when you first create your character, you are at level 1. this means that any items that you may find and are able to loot will be pretty much worthless to anyone else. The best thing that you can do at this stage is get as much as you can carry and take to a nearby vendor and sell it. These vendors will not give you much, but will be a good head start. You will need to repeat this process until you are ready to leave the starting area of your character.

Step two – once you have left the starting area, you will enter an area where the enemies are of a slightly higher level and will improve your chances of getting better loot that is worth more money than previously. In these areas, you will find uncommon items that are worth a lot of money or is usable to further your character. With these uncommon items, you have two choices in the case that you can’t use the item. First you can take them to a vendor and settle for market price or you can travel to the nearest capital city and start your very own marketing career selling in the Auction House. This is really easy and the best thing to do.

Step three – when posting your items for auction, you want to browse other auctions of the same type and find out what other players are selling their items for. This will allow you to cut their prices and sell yours more quickly. This is important because without the proper research, you can greatly miss out on a lot of money. There are many players who post auctions not knowing what they should be charging. Posting auctions for 50 silver when it is worth 5 gold is a big loss.

Step four – once you reach level 10 you can learn professions. These professions will help to advance your character and also benefit other players. Depending on what profession you decide to take, the profit can be unimaginable. For instance, enchanters break down the magical properties of items and can then place enchantments on certain items. You will find many people throughout the game looking for people who can do this and are willing to pay good money for it. There are also professions where you craft weapons and armor. These are great items to place in the Auction Houses. They will not gain you a small fortune, but can benefit greatly when your characters finances are on the fritz.

These are the strategies that I use in my game. Everyone has their own way of making money to better their characters. Feel free to use these steps and if they work for you, then hey I’m happy for you. If you feel like this is not the strategy for you, then please by all means look for the strategy that works for you. It is encouraged to ask other players about how they make their money.

It should be stated that Blizzard does not condone or support the purchase of gold from websites over the Internet or the use of add- ons that will enhance one player experience over another. These things are prohibited by blizzard.