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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 player-versus-player (PvP) combat.

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Will playing on a PvP server make me a better PvPer?

After raiding for the past 3 years and recently starting to enjoy battlegrounds and duels (too sad I couldn't try out arena before cataclysm^^), I would like to focus on PvP from now on. With the ...
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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 makes Night Elves flip when jumping in World of Warcraft?

Is there some timing associated with Night Elves jump-flipping? Or is it just random?
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What is maximum-DPS level 80 PvE Shadow Priest spell priority as of patch 4.0.1?

That was then Prior to the 4.0.1 patch, I would start boss fights like so: Vampiric Touch Devouring Plague Mind Blast Mind Flay Shadow Word: Pain This would "charge up" stacks of buffs for my ...
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Speed run of Black Temple: Which bosses to kill?

In preperation for Cataclysm, our guild is attempting to start work on obtaining legendaries from Classic and The Burning Crusade. This means, in part, doing a run at Illidian as often as we can pull ...
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How do you redeem the mini-Thor WoW pet that comes with the StarCraft II Collector's Edition?

One of the advertised extra items that comes with the Collector's Edition of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is an "exclusive in-game World of Warcraft pet" (full list). However, I didn't see anything ...
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What should I do to prepare for the release of Cataclysm? [closed]

I'd like to prepare for cataclysm being released in terms of clearing my bags / bank and also spending / saving / acquiring 'currency' (gold / honor / emblems etc) but am not sure where to start. The ...
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Using one wireless mouse for multiple computers: WoW 5 boxing

I have a friend who's wanting to five box for WoW. He's been using a keyboard/mouse switch/signal multiplier, however it has proven to be not what he needs. He was looking at getting five sets of the ...
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What are good profession choices for a solo Tauren Hunter?

I just started a Tauren Hunter - I plan to be solo most of the time, and I don't PvP at all. This is my first hunter, and I'm having a great time with him so far. What are considered "ideal" ...
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Class suggestion for 60 twinking

I have just noticed how popular level 60 twinks are. I am familiar with all the classes. What classes do you guys suggest ? I believe paladin are the most common because they only need a weapon to be ...
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How will the holy priests' healing mechanics work in the next patch?

I have been keeping up to date on the changes that Blizzard will be making to priests in the next patch in preparation for Cataclysm. Unfortunately, I do not have time to play on the PTR. I was ...
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Alterac Valley Bonus Honor

I've been reading quite a lot about it, from different sources, but I still couldn't figure out how, in a winning call to arms game, I get to see people gaining up to 7000 points, while most of the ...
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Rare/Epic Gear World of Warcraft

What is the best raid/instance for a level 75 Paladin to be joining in order to get optimum PvE gear for dps/leveling with.
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Where can I find the BC heroic keys?

I'm trying to do all the Burning Crusade Heroics for no special reason, but I need the keys to access them. I started playing during The Wrath of the Lich King, so I completely missed all the quest ...
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World of Warcraft: What's new for Casual Players in patches 3.2 and 3.3?

Are there any good sets of new quests or 5-man instances or new content that we should try out in patches 3.2 and 3.3? Thanks
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Where can I get cooking recepies >289 for World of Warcraft

My current main char is stuck at level 289 cooking. Where can I buy new recepies, or where can I go to do quests for cooking?
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What addons are available for keeping up Buffs in World of Warcraft?

I would like to find a very simple addon to help my wife remember to cast her buffs. She is leveling a Priest, and could use a hand keeping up Inner Fire on herself as well as Power Word: Fortitude ...
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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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Was World of Warcraft gold drops nerfed while I wasn't looking?

It has been a long, long time since I last played World of Warcraft. Back when fast land mounts were 1000 gold training and You had to "run the gauntlet" as we called it in my former guild to get ...
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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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Which druid profession is best in the long run: Skinning/Leatherworking or Herbalism/Alchemy?

I'm looking for the profession that will be the best for me to have once it's developed pretty high. As a druid will it be more beneficial to use the alchemy approach, as consumables will likely cost ...
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Which raid instance has the most gear that I need?

I use Rawr and maxdps to figure out which drops I can benefit from but it's a very tedious and manual process. Sometimes I join a raid without knowing whether I'm likely to get any drops that I need. ...
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What does HC stand for in World of Warcraft?

What does HC stand for?
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What is the best Horde PvP support race/class in World of Warcraft?

I typically play a support role in most MMOs: Combat Medic - Star Wars Galaxies White Mage and Red Mage - Final Fantasy XI I'm going to be playing with a few friends (I've been playing druid and ...
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How to find PUGs for ICC when I'm not in a raiding guild?

I like my guild, but there is no consistent raiding by its members. I'm to the point where I really can't keep gearing up without going into Ice Crown Citadel. Is there any trick to getting into a ...
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How should I spend my points and acquire gear?

I'm pretty sure there are plenty guides out there about Honor Points, but I want a very simple and short advice from an experienced player to who's looking for it the first time. Should I just save ...
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Is a shield or dual wielding better for shamans?

A friend just got dual spec. for her Level 40 Shaman. She had been enhancement spec. for soloing and leveling. Now she's adding a resto spec for work with groups. She's asking about the trade offs ...
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How does the in-game voice chat work?

I'm still kinda new to the game (still haven't even got my first 80), but I've played for the past couple months and noticed they have the new voice feature. But I've never heard anyone speaking. I ...
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World of Warcraft Heirlooms for 'wrong' armor types

I'm currently leveling a rogue with the benefit of heirlooms, and will pass the exp yielding armor on to my druid when he's done. Will I be able to use this on a hunter, even though hunters wear mail ...
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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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WoW Healadin lvl 60-70: Gear, spec, glyphs and suggestions?

I recently brought my Paladin up past lvl 60 (using my usual solo-ing techniques). I've decided I want to do the rest of this 'toon's leveling through random dungeon instances (as an experiment). ...
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Keep roaming Outlands or move to Northrend?

I just dinged 69, and I've only quested in three of the Outlands zones. Should I keep questing in Outland, or should I move on to Northrend?
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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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How should I go about finding a guild in WoW?

What strategies do you use to find the right guild for you in World of Warcraft? Forums? Trade chat? Should I be willing to realm transfer?
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What are the primary stats for a holy paladin in World of Warcraft?

What are the primary stats for a holy paladin in World of Warcraft? Do the stats for leveling differ from those used for end-game?
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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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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 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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Advantage of a slower off-hand for a dual-wield Frost Death Knight in World of Warcraft?

With regard to weapon speeds, I hear a lot about having a slower off-hand. Why would it matter more that my off-hand is slower rather than my main-hand being slower? - EDIT - Apologies. This ...
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Regaining Steamwheedle reputation?

I've somehow managed to ruin my reputation with the Steamwheedle goblins, and they don't talk to me anymore. What should I do to quickly and easily regain their support?
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What tools do I need to properly multi box in WoW?

I already own multiple account (4), so I need tools that are authorized by Blizzard to: Be able to control 4 games at once (1 keyboard and 1 mouse) Be able to see one screen in large and the other in ...
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Easiest World of Warcraft Class to Level

What's the easiest WoW class to level-up?