Your first step is certainly to buy the game which come in 4 discs. You can either buy at your local store or online from Amazon or eBay. Next, download the game into your PC. This should be very easy as there will be an instruction booklet teaching you how. Once you downloaded the game, you need to set up your own personal gaming account.
To do so, you need to be online so that you can register at the official World Of Warcraft site.Registration fee is about US$19.95 per month which you can cancel anytime without obligation.
However it is normally free for the first month since they are offering it as a trial period. Should you decide to continue the membership, you have a choice of paying monthly, for 3 to even 6 months or a year. This is a win win situation for all players regardless of their budget constraints.
World of Warcraft functions through a series of servers. In World of Warcraft, we termed these servers as Realms which are plenty throughout World Of Warcraft games.
You probably, why do the games require so many realms?
The reason is to enable players from all over the world to get connected to the nearest realms. This helps to make the game more reliable, faster and more enjoyable to play.This is another reason why World Of Warcraft is so popular throughout the world
Azeroth is the name of the planet where World of Warcraft events occurred. Azeroth is identical and unique just like our planet Earth with its own cultures, history and legends. It is also believed that Azeroth is created way before our planet Earth.
It is an interesting place to explore and have adventures due to its abundant caverns, cities, dungeons, forests, mountains, oceans and rivers.Just like us, its inhabitants have gone through much different experiences, obstacles and pain before finally enjoying success. Much of which comes from conflicts, misunderstandings and battles.
Unlike Earth which has 6 continents in Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Oceania, Azeroth has just 3 which are Eastern Kingdom, Kalimdor and Northrend. The inhabitants of the three continents are not entirely humans.
The Eastern Kingdom is occupied by humans, gnomes and dwarfs who united and called themselves The Alliance. Kalimdor is where the orcs, taurens and trolls ruled and proclaimed themselves to be The Horde. Northrend is governed by the evil and wicked Lich King with his own army and minions. Besides individual races, they also have their own unique climate.
Blizzard Entertainment has truly developed Azeroth into a gigantic world. Its numerous arenas, choices and items has certainly made the game livelier and more engaging since you never run out of options.
Even though you still need to explore Azeroth from the start,you will get used to it as you progress through the game. But before that, you have the option either to play as the Alliance or the Horde.
The Alliance is quick, sharp but lacks physical strength. On the contrary, the Horde possesses great strength but lacks intelligence.So on the whole, they have their strengths and weaknesses. You still have to use your own wits in playing them to deliver results.
However, you are able to customize and modify your own unique character. You have the option to change the clothing, armor, weapons and other accessories. In fact, there are 9 different categories for you to select from. Ranging from hunter, mage, rogue, shaman to warrior. You can also mix and match to form your own combinations.
Besides exploring Azeroth and playing different characters, you get to collect gold as the world’s main currency. The more you collect, the more items, powerful weapons and your current weapon upgrades you get to purchase.
Compared to other games, the controls are much easier to navigate and operate upon.You can use keyboard and mouse or remote controller just like how you used for PS3 and Xbox.
Having said those, this is what you need to know about World Of Warcraft if you are starting out as a beginner.