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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How many concurrent players does a typical WoW server have?

WoW has a huge playerbase as we know, but how many average players are on a single WoW Realm at once? Is it higher than the average MMO (for example FFXI has 1500+ on a server at once). EVE Online ...
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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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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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How to get a pet on WoW?

I see some characters with pets. How do I get one?
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What do I need to know about dungeons in World of Warcraft?

I have always played World of Warcraft on my own; mainly because I don't play enough to build relationships with other players, and because I don't feel committed enough to having other start relying ...
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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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How do I use a crossbow as a warrior?

I was wondering how to use the crossbow on my human warrior. Could someone please help me figure out how to do this?
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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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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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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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Healer add-ons for end-game raiding in WoW?

As a followup to my earlier question, what add-ons are available to assist healers in end-game raiding? How do they work with limited screen real estate? (I already use Skada, BadKitty, DBM, ...
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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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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 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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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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What are the different currency types?

I would like to know more about the different kinds of currency in World of Warcraft. Can anyone please tell me what the different types of currency are and what they're used for?
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World of Warcraft Leveling Guide [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: World of Warcraft Guides What's a clear guide one can follow that focuses on efficiently leveling up in WoW?
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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What's the best way to gear up for heroics in Mists of Pandaria?

I have just reached 90 and my gearscore is way short of the one required for heroics. I am just wondering whether there is another way to improve my gearscore without having to grind reputation points ...
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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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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 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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What will happen to my researched Prime Glyphs with patch 5.0? [closed]

I have a character with the Inscription skill and I research a new Prime Glyph every day, but Prime Glyphs are going away with patch 5.0. Will I just lose all my researched glyphs or will they be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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To play Mists of Pandaria, will I need to buy all other World of Warcraft expansions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to buy all the released updates to begin playing WoW? A new expansion seems a good place to step in, but to play Mists of Pandaria, will I have to buy every ...
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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 ...