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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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? ...
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Progression through WoW that avoids spiders

Background: My girlfriend is terrified of spiders. So much so that she cringes and closes her eyes whenever there are spiders on my screen, even if I'm not fighting them. I'm now introducing her to ...
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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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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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Is this email claiming to be from Blizzard legit?

I just got an email: Dear Players, Take a trip back to Azeroth with 7 days of FREE game time! Simply click below to claim your time and experience all of the latest improvements and ...
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What are the consequences of excessive drinking?

Throughout the world of Azeroth, there are a plethora of alcoholic beverages available. Upon consuming a few strong ones, or a bunch of weak ones, I have become intoxicated to the point where I can ...
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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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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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Is flying yourself faster than using flying routes?

I can't tell myself, but does anyone know if it's faster to fly yourself than using a flying route? Consider the speeds of the mounts as well as the straight-line path that you take as opposed to the ...
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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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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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What mindset changes are helpful to get the most out of LOTRO?

I'm a 5 year WoW player picking up LOTRO for the first time. What sort of mindset do I need to be in to get the most out of the game? Here are a few common (not necessarily mine) WoW mindsets. What ...
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Will Blizzard ban you for using a macro mouse?

Someone I know just picked up a gaming mouse with the ability to set macros that will send timed keystrokes into WoW. Is this a bannable offense? To be clear, these are not using WoW's macro system; ...
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How big is the World of Warcraft in real world geographic terms?

Let's specify this question[a] a bit: I'm not interested in how big the continents or whole world are supposed to be, but rather in an approximation (or measurements) how big all the zones[b] ...
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How to gift WoW to friend in France?

Have a friend homebound with cancer. Chemo makes him too sick to go out, and we (his American friends) want to entertain his mind. Might as well get him addicted to WoW! The current plan is to ...
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Is there a way to determine how many hours you have been playing World of Warcraft?

I am curious, is there a way you can find out how many hours of play time you have clocked in WOW, Either in total, or by character / realm?
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My WoW account was hacked! What should I do?

Recently a player named "Blizzardi" whisperd me saying there were security problems with my account and I had to visit a webpage or my account would be banned. There was a [GM] tag next to his name... ...
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Easiest World of Warcraft Class to Level

What's the easiest WoW class to level-up?
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How does mana regen work in Cataclysm?

I'm an 85 Discipline Priest with mana troubles healing heroics. I was wondering how mana regen works exactly. It used to be like this You regenerated mana at certain a rate (based on Spirit and ...
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How do I put raid target icons in chat?

In World Of Warcraft, I see people using raid target icons in chat. How can I do this?
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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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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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Why is it offensive to call someone a 3 Minute Mage?

I was reading game terminology It says 3-Minute Mage Refers to a Mage (often an Arcane and Fire spec) who possesses one or all of the following: Arcane Power, Presence of Mind, and Talisman ...
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What happens to my in-game mail when my World of Warcraft account is frozen?

I don't use monthly subscriptions in WoW so I'm always aware when I'm buying more game time so I constantly determine if it's worthwhile to toss down $15 again and again. As a result, I'll ...
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How can I link to an item I don't have in the chat in World of Warcraft?

I found an item on WoWhead that I want crafting. How can I link to it in the chat so I can find a crafter to make it for me? Is there an addon or just some sort of chat magic I need to do? Thanks.
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Rift vs World of Warcraft

From the ads that I've seen, Rift looks very much like a WoW-clone. (One ad's tag line was "We're not in Azeroth anymore"). What would a new player to Rift expect having come from World of Warcraft?
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How would a gold farming company get my account and password?

A couple of years ago, I got bored of wandering around aimlessly in WoW and cancelled my account. This morning, I got an e-mail saying my account had be been banned. Reason given: Exploitative ...
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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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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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How do I get from Vashj'ir back to Orgrimmar?

How do I get from the zone that is underwater back to Orgrimmar?
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Is selling or trading my World of Warcraft account a violation of the Terms of Service agreement?

Would I be in violation of the Terms of Service agreement if I were to buy, sell, trade, or give away my World of Warcraft account?
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First suggested Heirloom piece to get?

I recently got my first level 80 toon and am excited to purchase my first piece of Heirloom gear. My current alts are a level 68 Hunter and a level 15 Druid. Should I bother to buy a piece of ...
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Warcraft series: Where to start?

I am new to this whole Warcraft/WoW world. I see there are different versions, like Warcraft, Warcraft III, World of Warcraft. I am a total newbie at this. Where should I start playing? I want to be ...
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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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How do you gain Guild Reputation?

I realize that you gain reputation by completing quests and running Raids/Dungeons. What I want to know is how much do you gain (and whether it's a percentage or a flat rate or based on level), what ...
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How many Stones does it take to go all the way

Ever since Junior year of college, Geology has had a special place in my heart, so when I was recently faced with the following problem I felt a tug on the old heart strings: How much Ore do I need ...
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How valuable is mastery as a mitigation stat for a warrior tank?

Can anyone provide some math on precisely how valuable mastery is as a mitigation stat versus the other mitigation/avoidance stats? Note that I'm not concerned with how the different stats affect ...
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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 get Tome of Polymorph: Turtle since Cataclysm?

Turning an enemy into a turtle is an important ability every mage should know. I am playing with a new mage who will soon be needing this critical skill. Unfortunately, I don't have the tome to teach ...
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In World of Warcraft, how do the Auction House fees work?

The AH deposit seems to be proportional to the duration you have an item up on the block for, and apparently 15/30/60% of the vendor cost of the item(?), but how does the AH fee work when an item ...
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How do I tell which faction a pandaren player belongs to?

In Mists of Pandaria, both factions can choose the Pandaren race. How can I tell if a Pandaren player is horde or alliance?
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How can I teach someone not to keyboard turn?

My wife and I have been playing WoW together for years now. From the very start I was trying to teach her to use hotkeys and look with the mouse, but she always defaulted back to clicking her ...
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What are the advantages of being behind the enemy while attacking as a rogue?

Haven't played WoW in a while and just getting back into it with the new expansion. I recall there used to be (long ago) advantages for attacking from behind as a rogue ('rogues do it from behind'). ...
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Purpose of level locking in WoW

I've read about level locking on several websites (e.g. WoWWiki), however, they focus on how instead of why. What is the purpose? If I level a character straight to 90 do I miss something that is ...
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Is there a way to stop gaining experience in World of Warcraft?

I've reached a certain level. I want to be able to queue lower level dungeons in the dungeon/party finder without becoming too high for them. Is there a way to stop leveling or do I simply have no ...
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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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How long do corpses remain?

While constantly killing the same enemies for reputation, I noticed that an unlooted corpse remained in an area where I thought that I killed all of the enemies at the same time. It makes me wonder if ...
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How can I solo Razorgore the Untamed?

Now that I'm level 90, I'd like to solo all of the classic raid instances. Molten Core was easy, but I'm having trouble getting started in Blackwing Lair. The first boss—Razorgore the Untamed—is set ...
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How can I write a macro in WoW that depends on my spec?

I'm a Paladin. My specs are Protection and Retribution. I want to write a macro that basically says: if Protection mark target with skull else /assist Then I can replace my assist key with it ...
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Is there an alternative to Everyquest?

I liked to use the AddOn Everyquest pre-4.0.3a to be able to complete all quests. It was simply a list which showed you all quests you have not yet completed - grouped by zone. However, the AddOn was ...