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What does the term 'Spot Healing' mean in World of Warcraft?

"Spot healing" just means healing whoever needs healing at the time. Typically healers have a specific assignment such as tank healing or raid healing, in order to prevent overlap and to make sure ...
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Can I install Overwatch and play WoW at the same time

To prevent the download from pausing while you're playing WoW, do the following in the Blizzard App Click the Blizzard icon near the upper-left corner. Click Settings Click Game Install/Update on the ...
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How fast are fast mounts shared with lower level characters

All mounts now will auto-scale to the skill of the rider. If you have a higher riding (or flying) skill, the mount will fly faster, if you are level 20, it will ride at 60% (the standard level 20 ...
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How many levels do I need to level a pet for it to count as "levelling it myself"?

In order for a pet to count as being "leveled yourself", you have to level it up at least one time. You can buy level 24 pets, level them up once, and this will count towards the 15 pet requirement. ...
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Why is my Item Level color different from my friend's?

Once you get the "Brokenly Superior" achievement, your item level turns blue. (source)
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Nvidia Quadro FX 1700 graphics card rejected by latest WoW update - suggestions please?

Blizzard is aware that some older DirectX 11 cards without Shader Model 5 support are no longer compatible after the updates. They are working on a fix that will allow players to continue to play on ...
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What weapon is Argent Squire holding?

It's the Torch of Holy Fire from Naxxramas / Kel'Thuzad. So you were right with your guess.
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How do I get World of Warcraft to install via the disc and not the internet?

You can't. The discs are most likely out-dated. It will do you no good to install off the disc, then re-download them anyways.
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What is the term used to describe objects appearing from nowhere?

This is typically referred to as an object being "drawn". The distance at which is occurs is known as Draw distance. Wikipedia has an article on this, specifically relating it to video games and the "...
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What does the term 'Spot Healing' mean in World of Warcraft?

Concise description "Spot healing" is the short form of "On-the-spot healing", it means healing a target for large amounts that unexpectedly / exceptionally needs a large burst of heal, requiring the ...
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What are the in-game differences between WoW Classic and the original 2006 Version

One change in particular from 2006-era WoW to WoW Classic has been pretty highly reported-on: skeletons no longer permanently mark the spot where a player dies. The senior test lead explains, ...
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How do I get World of Warcraft to install via the disc and not the internet?

Battle net will first download several pieces, then will install data from disc one and ask for each disc in succession. You’ll still end up downloading a lot of updates (about 30GB in this attempt) ...
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How to show FPS in World of Warcraft?

You can find the "Toggle Framerate Display" command under the Miscellaneous tab of the key bindings menu as seen below. It is assigned to Ctrl + R by default.
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How do I get to Orgrimmar from Silvermoon City at level 11?

For anybody who finds this as of June, 2019 there is now a portal to Orgrimmar located on your right as you enter Sunfury Spire.
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How do I switch between walking and running?

Press / on the numeric keypad and you'll toggle between run/walk. Otherwise, open Key Bindings, Movement Keys and set your "Toggle Run/Walk" to an unbound key.
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How do you unlock rank 2 and 3 alchemy recipes in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth?

Hold your mouse over the stars of the rank in the recipe's window and the tooltip tells you where to obtain the next rank and what the ranks do. This way you don't have to search for every single ...
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How do you unlock rank 2 and 3 alchemy recipes in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth?

Rank 1 recipes are not special and simply allow you to craft the item. You can learn Rank 1 recipes from your profession trainer. Rank 2 recipes lower the amount of reagents needed for crafting. Most ...
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How does the Heart Of Azeroth azerite reduction work?

Every week the amount of azerite required to reach the next level is reduced by 30%. The amount of azerite power you currently have is also reduced by 30% so that you remain at the same percentage ...
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How do you change the location of the FPS counter in World of Warcraft?

Tricky, but possible. The FPS display is no normal UI element. It's a simple Label ("FPS") and Text (the number as a String). That's probably why you have issues with its positioning (and some addons ...
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Looking For An Auctioneer Yak

The only mount with an auctioneer on it is the Mighty Caravan Brutosaur which costs 5,000,000 gold. What you saw was probably the Grand Expedition Yak, which has a vendor/blacksmith and a ...
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Why was Naxxramas so hard?

The low completion rate and high difficulty can be attributed by several factors. 1: It was the last raid of the expansion, seeing a lot of people got stuck on previous raids a fewer number of people ...
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What time does the daily quest timer reset?

Per Blizzard: ... reset timers for recurring in-game activities such as daily/weekly quests and raid/dungeon lockouts will be updated to a single unified lockout time of 15:00:00 UTC (8 a.m. PDT / 1 ...
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Will I have to level my profession up to the current max for Battle for Azeroth?

As of patch 8.0.1 released on July 17, 2018 each expansion now has its own profession levels. Classic goes from 1 to 300 Burning Crusade goes from 1 to 75 Wrath of the Lich King goes from 1 to 75 ...
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Ways to prevent getting dazed and being dismounted

There are two ways: Be a tank. Players in a tank spec don't get dazed and dismounted. Use an item: The Coarse Leather Barding does the same for any non-tank player. It can be created by the ...
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What were the achievements in Vanilla World of Warcraft?

Achievements for vanilla WoW appear under the "legacy" tab in the achievements list. Most of them were retroactively awarded to players once the achievement system was implemented. I have not been ...
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Can I beat the "Beachhead" quests without doing anything?

Nope, that won't work. The birds aren't the problem, but the crabs keep coming. The crabs walk to one of the spots where the turtles cross their path and stay there. After a few minutes those spots ...
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How to preserve energy in World of Warcraft

Energy is different from mana specifically because energy follows the "spend fast, regain fast" philosophy whereas mana follows the "pace yourself and conserve your mana" philosophy. Consider that ...
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Does it matter what I name the ship?

It appears to be a purely cosmetic choice right now. It doesn't lock you out of any content or change any other content. At most it changes the response Anduin has when you turn in the quest. Note ...
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Does the environment change a player's speed?

Yes, swimming is slower than normal running. (WoWpedia claims it's about 2/3 the speed, although it certainly feels slower.) Also, regular movement speed buffs don't apply when swimming, only swim ...
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