Since making its debut into the world of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) almost fifteen years ago, World of Warcraft has been the go-to online game for a lot of people, including celebrities such as Vin Diesel and Cameron Diaz.

However, after years of many additions and updates, navigating through WoW can be quite challenging, especially if you’re a newbie. Read on to learn a few pro tips that can help you ace it.

But before we begin, here’s a fascinating fact about World of Warcraft. Did you know this game has been proven to improve the cognitive functioning of older adults? Interesting, right?

Take Advantage of the Rested Experience

One of the best ways to stay on top of this game is to take advantage of the rested experience.

The rested XP system is crafted to reward players for allowing their characters to take a break. So, when you give your character time to rest, extra bars are added to your experience bar, therefore doubling the XP you gain from killing your enemies.

The rested bars can grow up to 150% of your level or 30 bubbles. A bubble is basically one section of an expanded bar( that is if you choose to extend your experience toolbar.) One bubble is equivalent to 5-10% of your level, depending on whether you prefer each section to carry one or two bubbles.

The fastest way to gain rested experience is to ensure that your character is in an inn or a capital city before logging off.

Make Sure Your Weapon Proficiency is Balanced

Weapon proficiency is the level of skill your character has with different types of armor or weapons, mainly depending on their class and experience.

While it is recommended to specialize in one weapon, it’s crucial for you to be conversant with how other weapons work. This will put you in a better place as far as self-defense is concerned.

Of course, the higher your character’s level of proficiency, the higher your chances of hitting and weapon proficiency grows relative to the enemies your character is fighting.

Go On as Many Quests as You Can

This is probably the best way to gain experience in World of Warcraft. A quest is a task assigned to a player’s character and yields a reward once they complete it.

Most of these quests are given by non-player characters (NPCs), while others come from reading documents or scrolls, opening containers, and completing a previous quest (chain quests).

When it comes to awards, many of them reward players with a reputation from the same faction as the non-player character who gave the quest. Others reward you with experience points until you reach the maximum level. After that, you will be rewarded with gold.

Although grinding mobs can help you gain experience, taking on quests is hands-down the fastest way to reach the maximum level. And the good thing is there are about 24,000 quests in this game, so there is always something you can tackle.

Buy as Much WoW Gold as You Can

WoW, gold is the main “currency” of World of Warcraft, and you need it to buy in-game accessories such as gear upgrades, mounts, bags, and so on. It, therefore, goes without saying that the more WoW gold you have, the more progress you’ll make in the game.

However, obtaining gold can be challenging since you have to complete quests, loot from enemies, or trade items. A better alternative to obtain WoW gold is to buy it from a credible third party.

While Blizzard Entertainment (the developers of WoW) doesn’t encourage third party purchases, sites such as MmoGah can deliver the gold without raising suspicion. Buying from some vendors might get you banned.

But that is not the only secure and convenient way of obtaining gold. You could also buy tokens to sell for gold at the auction house.

Learn How to Save Your Gold

Saving your gold for more critical tasks in the game can help you quickly reach level 40 and have access to mounts. These are creatures your character can ride on, therefore increasing the speed of its movements, which can be beneficial, especially when solving quests.

There are many ways you can save gold while playing. Let’s take a look at a couple of them.

Be Careful about What Profession You Pick for Your Character

One of the most recommended ways to save up your gold quickly is to be mindful of the profession you pick for your character.

Years ago, the best character profession in World of Warcraft was herbalism. Nowadays, gathering-related professions like mining are more suitable, especially when at the lower levels.

This is because it doesn’t require you to spend gold to earn coins. You can find plenty of ores to mine and herbs to collect while leveling up. What’s more, you can quickly sell whatever you gather in the auction house.

Be Mindful of Who You Are Selling Your Possessions To

Always be careful of who you are selling your valuable items or equipment to. In most cases, they can earn you a lot of gold when you sell them in the auction house compared to selling them to a vendor.

Develop Your Character Wisely

Another way to save your gold is to avoid trainers if possible. While they may offer exceptional training on skills like damage spells, your character can still level up without it.

Look for Places That Are Full of Quests

It is advisable to pick an area such as a crossroad with lots of quests to tackle. Focusing your character’s energy on the right location will save you time and speed up your progress in the game tremendously.

Buy Bags Whenever You Can

In World of Warcraft, a “bag” is a container that acts as a storage unit that player characters use to carry items and equipment they find.

Typically, the larger the bag or the more bags you have, the more items you can carry, and the more items you have and can sell, the more gold you will have.

There are different types of bags available in the game. There’s the normal one that can carry any item. There’s also a specific bag that can only have things related to your character’s profession, for example, a herb pouch.

A new and improved backpack was recently introduced in the game, although it is not available in the WoW Classic version. For starters, the bag darkens the items inside that do not meet the current selling criteria. This allows the most sought-after things to stand out, enabling you to sell them quickly.

The bag also has a sorting feature with a drop-down menu, which allows you to put the same items in one slot.

So, it is essential to set aside some coins to buy as many bags as possible, especially upgraded ones like the backpack we have just talked about.

Don’t Be Afraid to Loot!

If you want to increase your chances of getting to level 40 and acquiring a mount, loot your enemies!

Don’t shy away from picking everything dropped by your enemies, as it can increase your gold once you sell them. You can also mail those items to another one of your characters, although that will cost you a small fee.

Final Thoughts

If you ask any enthusiast, they’ll tell you that WoW is easy to learn but difficult to master. The initial stages are quite easy but brace yourself for some challenging specs as you advance. Sub rogue and PvP feral are especially tricky to crack.

While cheat codes can make things easier, the only way to get ahead in WoW is to practice hard and perfect your skills. The good thing is that the game is packed with many adventures to get you hooked all day. Don’t forget to network with other players and join online forums to keep abreast of the latest developments.

 

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