Newbie Guide- Getting Started 1/2
Cosmos is a superior interface to the built-in game interface. I very highly recommend you install this right from the start. http://www.cosmosui.org/ is a free and fully legal interface that gives you many more options than the regular game. You dont have to install it, of course, but it greatly enhances the interface, and makes power-gaming so much easier.
The first thing you will have to do is decide which server you will play on. This is an important decision, as there is no way to move your character once you comit to it. Of course, you can always create a new character on another server. Choose a server that is close to you (minimizes lag) and one whom you have friends on. You may want to run around a bit in the game to "test" the connection before you comit.
Creating Your Character
| Then decide on a name, but be warned! Game masters
were actively changing player names during the Beta that did not abide by
policy (they changed one of my names simply because it was not
relevant and that wasn't even a bad word!). If you have your named
changed, it goes on your permanent record as an offense! And you do
not want this. So please, read that link above, and use an
Choose a Race! See the matrix below.
TIP! Don't simply choose a race that gives you a boost in your primary stat. You may want to choose the race that gives you a secondary stat boost. This could be good since you will have numerous amounts of equpiment to boost your main stat. Here is a chance to give yourself a secondary stat boost. Example: I prefer the dwarf priest. He gets a great Stamina boost for more HP. Over time, the dwarf priest will aquire spirit and INT items to boost his primary stats, but wont be wearing much secondary stat gear. So that initial stamina boost will always be there, and is always useful since it complements him where he is weak (extra HP).
Entering the Game
The first thing you must do when starting for the first time is to simply learn the interface and the controls! Hopefully, you've installed Cosmos and its up and working. From here, spend some time (but not too long, ha!) learning the controls and getting acquainted with things. Make sure you understand things like
Resting, Death, Combat
if you do not, go over the basics on the WOW website: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/basics/