Wouldn’t it be so cool to have those who are already players (or past players) of the world’s most popular MMO, World of Warcraft, and are currently investing their time and energy into InfoBarrel, if they joined up and created their own guild and faught alongside each other? I think that would be soooo cool!
I recently got this idea from one of the forums. Somebody mentioned they hadn’t played World of Warcraft in a very long time. I also had quit playing for awhile, but came back for a free 7 days to play my old characters again. Then this forum post shows up and I’m thinking to myself, “That’d be cool to get these people together and play.”
So I’m writing this article so that I can hopefully get some of you InfoBarrel members to join forces on one WoW realm to create an InfoBarrel guild. Then you could quest, PvP, and raid with people who are like-minded in so many more ways than one.
What’s World of Warcraft you might ask. You might even be asking what’s InfoBarrel. Let me get to both of those questions, one at a time.
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So…what’s World of Warcraft?
World of Warcraft
JUST THE MOST AWESOMEST GAME EVER CREATED IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD!!! Hahaha, just kidding. But not really, cause I do believe that. It’s such an amazing online video game.
World of Warcraft is an MMORPG; a massively multiplayer online role playing game. It’s massively multiplayer because there are about 12 million people who’ve purchased the game. It’s a role playing game because of how it’s setup. This game is utterly amazing to me because of how much depth there is to the game and how it never ends. You could play this game 24/7 for 5 years and never exhaust the game’s depth and magnitude. Let me show you what I mean by depth.
The Characters of the Game
When you first download your game and then log in, you begin by creating your own character. There are two factions to choose from: the Horde and the Alliance. These two factions are constantly against each other. But within each of these factions, you can choose to be whatever race you find most interesting. Here’s the list of races within each of the factions.
- Night Elf
- Blood Elf
Now that you have chosen which faction and which race you’d like to be, then you have the option of tweaking your character’s look and color. Now remember, each race has its own advantages within the game. You’ll see that a little later.
Once you’re inside the game and playing around with some of the cool tricks and powers that you have, you’re able to level up by killing enemies, killing red animals, and finishing quests. You begin at level one as a very weak individual and few powers. But as you gain experience (and you’ll see your experience bar at the bottom part of your screen) you will level up. The game currently is capped at level 85. But at level 85 you have unprecented powers and abilities that make the game even more fun and exciting.
So you want to gain experience by doing a couple things that I already mentioned. One, you can kill your enemies. Those are the non-player characters (NPCs) that are roaming around and are highlighted in red. This gives you little experience, but experience nonetheless. Another way to gain experience is to kill the animals that would want to hurt you. These are not bunnies and deer, but the red-highlighted animals like wolves and raptors. The third way, and the fastest way, to gain experience and level-up is to receive quests from NPCs and to finish those quests. To get a quest you must first find an NPC that has an exclamation point above his/her head. Right click that person. Then you’ll have to accept the quest. Now go do what the quest tells you to do, then come back to that same person and you’ll find there is a yellow question mark above his/her head. Right click the NPC and hit finish. This will give you experience and most of the time money. Now you know how to level up.
As you go on your way, you’ll quickly learn that this game goes even deeper than leveling, races, and getting money. There are also professions that you can learn. You can only learn two professions per character you have. So choose wisely. Here’s how WoWWiki describes professions: “A profession is a large trade-oriented set of skills that player characters may incrementally learn in order to gather, make, or enhance items that can be used in World of Warcraft gameplay. Professions are both learned and improved from a trainer (or sometimes with recipes), for a cost. Professions can be learned regardless of their character faction, race, or class (although there are a few class skills that are similar to professions.)” And here’s a list of them:
Then there are the secondary professions that don’t take away from the two that you are capped at having. And anybody can train for all of these secondary professions.
- First Aid
So this is just a glimpse into the World of Warcraft and just how deep the game goes. I’m not even covering guilds, instances, lands, lore, mounts, pets, battlegrounds, armor, and the thousand of other things that Blizzard has placed in its amazing MMORPG.
I wanted this article to also be an explanation of InfoBarrel and how great that community is and what it could be if we had a group of people who were both writing for IB and playing WoW. So let me call all InfoBarrel folks, let’s create a guild and play the game and write articles as well. Let the community be part of something that’s more than the forum threads. See you there!