A fantasy MMORPG developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the fourth game set in the Warcraft universe, and features an expansive world in which players choose a faction and character race, and can perform quests, craft and collect items to outfit their characters, kill enemies, and participate in ...

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Do I need to buy all the released updates to begin playing WoW?

If I want to begin to play World of Warcraft, do I need to buy every update released from the beginning?
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How can I quickly level up in World of Warcraft?

I've been playing for months and I'm barely at level 40, while my classmates play less than I do and have multiple lvl 80 characters. Is there a better way to level fast in World of Warcraft than ...
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What are some well-written guides for World of Warcraft? [closed]

What are some well-written guides to follow to discover and explore different aspects of WoW, including but not limited to leveling, raiding, professions, classes?
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Just starting WoW.. is it the same as when it started?

I'm just starting WoW for the first time... My question: Is the storyline and quests that I'm doing the same as what players did when the game started (in 2002 or whatever)? Or have events happened ...
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Horde progression through the new Azeroth

So, Azeroth got shattered earlier this week. Before the order of zones by level used to be something like: Kalimdor: Starting zone, The Barrens, Ashenvale, Thousand Needles Eastern Kingdoms: Starting ...
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Can I play old World of Warcraft expansions content on the latest expansions?

I know that I need all the previous expansions to play the latest one. So since I want to buy the game and with all of the expansions at once, can I play all the expansions contents on the latest ...
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Do I need the original discs to install WoW on a new computer?

My boyfriend bought the World of Warcraft Battle Chest, Wrath of the Lich King, & Cataclysm. He downloaded them to our previous computer, but now we have a new one and when he took out the first ...
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How can I earn lots of gold?

What are your most effective way of earning lots of gold in World of Warcraft? Should I be farming materials for my trades or to sell on the Auction House? Or should I be doing speed runs on the ...
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Does the old expansions count as a paid copy of the game?

When I use to play World of Warcraft, Catalcysm, Mists of Pandaria and Warlords of Draenor had not been released. Each expansion had to be deliberetly purchased. I am getting back into the game, but ...
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Figuring out algorithm/formula for item scaling in WoW

I am trying to figure out the algorithm/formula for item stat scaling in WoW. If you play in battlegrounds or arenas, your item's stats increase to the highest possible level in that bracket. So if ...
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How do I store target name in a variable in a macro?

This one must be an easy, but I can't find it anywhere... I've been looking around for a while now. /script gank = "Evyna"; This work but what if I want to assign gank variable with the current ...
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How do I get a mount as a paladin?

I have a paladin character. How can I ride a horse?
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As an assassination rogue what is the best stat to buff with food currently?

It seems like the best stat to buff for Assassination Rogues changes often, so what is the best one to buff currently? With cooking, I can buff a stat by 90, but should it be Agility, Critical rating ...
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Does Warlords of Draenor contain all previous Expansions?

I own the starter edition, have played it to level 20, and now I want the full content. I want the entire game. I plan on going to the store and buying WoD and a time card. Is that all I need, yes or ...
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What is the meaning of the number 54 in Blizzard's games?

In many places related to StarCraft and World of Warcraft there is a number "54". Is it really just a part of the decoration, or it has a special, secret meaning? ](http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/...
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Starting out in WoW

Quick scenario before my question(s): I bought WoW right when the WotLK came out - Toys'R'Us was running a ridiculous Black Friday sale where I nabbed WoW and the two expansions for around $50. I ...
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If your WoW subscription expires, do you go back to “Starter Edition”?

I've currently got a WoW account that's in "Starter Edition" (or whatever it is they call the free neverending trial, that seems to be the name they use). I'd like to know what happens if I subscribe ...
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How can I reduce latency while playing World of Warcraft?

I can often have a latency of over 600ms when raiding and I have heard people in-game say that latency can be reduced by using a custom proxy or DNS server (I don't remember which). Are there any ...
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In WoW, is it better to powerlevel a character in group or out of group?

I have a Level 80 Warrior, and my buddy has a Level 60 Druid. I am interested in speed leveling him for Cataclysm. For gaining Experience, is it better to stay in the group and just try and zip ...
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How do I find the market value of items in World of Warcraft?

Is there a way to know the prices of the items on World of Warcraft? I have been looking into the action house before selling the item, but sometimes I have items that aren't being sold so I can't ...
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The new Lich King

What is the story behind the guy who is the new Lich King? I forget his name exactly, but he appeared to have been a good guy at some point?
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Is there lore behind the difference between the brown and green orcs of Warcraft?

Why are there brown orcs such as Warchief Garrosh Hellscream? Why are there only a few of them scattered throughout [World of] Warcraft's Azeroth and Outland?
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How do I heal in a mana-efficient way as a Smite Discipline Priest?

I'm an 85 Discipline Priest healer specced like so. With this spec I am having fun with the tradeoff between Smite and Penance, and am having a blast in normal dungeons. My group of friends recently ...
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Is there a way to get an authenticator without a smartphone and without paying?

I don't have a smartphone (I have a symbian with access to the Internet), or iPod/iPad. Are there any other ways for me to get an authenticator from Blizzard without paying $6 for the physical ...
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Where can I mine copper ore in WOW?

Where do I find copper ore to mine in WOW? They are too expensive at the auction house, and I can't seem to find it on any guides..
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What's the difference between different quality pets?

I was reading this first-hand account of Pet Battles in Mists of Pandaria and found an interesting question the author wasn't sure about. On the way back to Audrey, I caught a Black Lamb, a ...
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How accurate is simcraft?

Most people playing wow know that there is a tool that calculates your max DPS based on your gear/specc etc. Now while this looks all pretty calculated and professional I just wondered how accurate ...
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Where can I learn to fly in Pandaria?

Once I reach level 90, where do I upgrade my flying skill so that I am able to fly over the island of Pandaria? Is it possible to learn how to fly over Pandaria before I get to level 90 or is this ...
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How much home city reputation does each dungeon give while championing?

One of the ways of gaining reputation for your home faction cities is by championing them (wearing their tabard) in classic dungeons. Using this method, how much reputation is gained from each dungeon ...
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What Horde race is better for a priest?

I want to make a priest for healing. In PvP and PvE, which Horde race is better?
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What Flying mounts can I get and where do I get them?

In World of Warcraft, I have a level 67 human warlock and have just purchased Expert Riding. Does this mean I can now purchase a flying mount from somewhere - and if so, what can I buy, and where ...
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Is there a way in WoW Cataclysm to raise Steamwheedle Cartel reputation without harming Bloodsail Buccaneers?

Is there a way in World of Warcraft Cataclysm to raise your Steamwheedle Cartel reputation without harming your Bloodsail Buccaneers reputation? For those who don't know, the Free Knot! quest in Dire ...
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What is the best weapon strategy for a Rogue?

I'm leveling a Rogue (subtlety) , but feel rather clueless as to what weapons and weapons-strategy to choose. Do you know and use a strategy, or can you point me towards one?
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Which WoW class/spec has the best mobility for questing and solo'ing low level dungeons

I want to raise a character to do quests and running low level dungeons for achievements. With lvl90 stats, DPS and survival are generally not issues, hence mobility has paramount importance for ...
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How do I respec from DPS to healing?

My main character is a druid who just reached level 80 on Tuesday. While leveling I have played exclusively in cat form. This worked great for solo play and 5-man dungeons. However, my guild is ...
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How does Boss HP scaling in flexible raids work?

In the raid difficulties "Normal" and "Heroic" a flexible number of players are possible, anywhere between 10 and 30. I noticed the HP of the Boss seems to scale roughly linearly, but not exactly. Is ...
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What is the most time efficient way of reaching the Valor Cap on multiple characters?

I currently have 4 characters (all on the same fraction/realm) that I would like to reach the weekly Valor Cap on, but it take a long time to get it done. What are the options and most time efficient ...
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What achievements will be lost or unavailable after the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion is released?

In preparation for Cataclysm I've been trying to complete achievements I feel will be lost or converted to "feats of strength"; achievements like Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor lore master, Classic ...
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What time does the daily quest timer reset?

What time does the daily quest timer reset? I play on the US WildHammer realm, if that matters. Its a central time zone server.
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World of Warcraft first time installation

I am currently very confused. I have bought the battle chest for WoW (1st game, Burning Crusade and WOTLK) and then of course Cataclysm. What I would like to find out it: Do I need to install each ...
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Is there an equivalent to the WoW armory for Diablo?

As a WoW player I am used to being able to view my toon online in the armory and check achievements, etc. Is there an equivalent for Diablo III toons? I'm about change my logged in battle.net ...
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What is the first tier of raids in Mist of Pandaria?

Watching the stream of the guild that Arqade sponsers got me wondering what raids are available in the first tier of raiding(the tier being tested in Mist of Pandaria Beta) and who is the main ...
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Power leveling using a high level character in WoW?

I have a 80 level elemental shaman and recently my friend joined WoW. I would like to help him level up, is this possible? Can i for example take him to a dungeon (low level dung) and level him up ...
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Proving that a WoW character is really owned by the one who claims to be the owner

Is there a way to prove by any way that a special character is really owned by a player. I explain myself: On a website, users can add their wow character to show their statistics on the website. ...
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Monk heirloom pieces

With MoP coming out soon enough, I was wondering if it's too early to prepare and have all of the required heirloom pieces for leveling a monk? I have justice points waiting to be spent and I'm not ...
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At what level does the experience bonus from heirloom equipment stop working?

After googling around and reading various forums, there is no quorum on when exp gaining experience from heirloom stops working. I just hit level 80 on my alt, and some forums report it is level 80 - ...
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How to get better gear as a high level character?

I've got Blood Elf Paladin (primary spec retribution) level 85 and I got kind of stuck with my game progress. My average item level is 350 and when I enter Cataclysm heroic dungeons, other players ...
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Do I need all the WoW expansions in order to play the Worgen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to buy all the released updates to begin playing WoW? I'm just starting a new account, and what I'm wondering is do I need to buy all of WoW original, The Burning ...
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Is there anything I need to install from the DVD or will the launcher patching take care of everything?

So, the Cataclysm launch is a few hours away. I have typed in the key found inside the Cataclysm manual or cover (I don't remember where it was written) so my account is now Cataclysm-ready. I'm ...
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Starting in World of Warcraft [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to buy all the released updates to begin playing WoW? Which box do we have to buy in order to start playing in World of Warcraft? Do we need every expansion to ...