World of Warcraft
Newbie Guide- First Few Levels

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Alliance 1-60 (Mythrid)

20XP Every 5 Seconds


  • Get to Level 2 ASAP.
  • Talk to all NPC's in your area and get every quest you can
  • Start doing your quests.  Completing one quest may trigger another.
  • You don't need to group at all right now.   You will most likely be hindered. 
  • At level 4, run around to every NPC again to ensure no one has a quest that you haven't taken, and speak to your trainer

Get to Level 2
Immediately, before you do anything, before you even take a quest, and while you are learning the controls, get to level 2.  Run out and start killing the level 2 creatures right around you.  Once you hit level 2, now its time to explore all the NPC's in your region, taking every single quest you can get your hands on!

You will be repeating this behavior at level 4.
Quest givers have exclamation marks over their heads. Go talk to the quest giver by right-clicking on them. Go around to every NPC with a "!" above their head and see what they want you to do.

Find your class trainer at level 4
He/she is located in the town/area near where your character started in the land.

Start doing your quests.
Completing a quest may trigger another.  This is great.  Do as many as you can.  Group up!

You can eat some food to regain your health faster. Click on the food icon in the action panel across the bottom left of your screen and your character will sit down to eat.

You regain health faster when sitting down.

 Selecting Aggressive Monsters
A target with a red selection circle will attack if you get too close.



Leveling Up
You can learn a new talent in the talent interface. The talent interface is brought up by hitting the "n" key.

Use Shift-Right Click on a corpse or chest to autoloot it. This will NOT autoloot bind-on-acquire items.

Getting Your First Bag
You can put the bag in the empty bag spaces in the lower right part of your screen next to the backpack, and then right-click on the bag to open it.

Talking to Other Players Near You
Hit the enter button, type your message, then hit enter again. Players that are near you will see your message.

Sending a Player a Private Message
Type "/w playername message" such as "/w nebu hi!"

Responding to private messages from other players
You can respond to that player by hitting the "R" key to reply, and then you can type your message, or by hitting "Enter" and typing /w (or /tell) <theirname> and then the message. You can scroll across players names that have recently whispered to you by pressing the Tab key.

Getting New Abilities or Spells
You can move the ability to your action bar by opening the abilities panel with the button in the bottom center of the screen and then clicking and dragging the ability to your action bar. You can also use a spell or ability from the abilities page by clicking on it.

Spells are located on the spells tab. Hit "P" to open your spellbook.

That should get you going. Continue to find and complete quests. Follow the NPC's instructions and consult your quest log for help. Feel free to ask other players for help if you get stuck.