Welcome to the final blog post in the “Warcraft Community’s Top Things To Do Before WoD” series!
This final post is an amalgamation of lots of other things that have been suggested that didn’t easily fit into a category.
“Something for everyone”
This received a staggering amount of votes compared to the rest of the subject in the category. If you think about it, WoW is one of the few MMO’s that offer such a massive range of things to do: from raiding and PvP to transmog and pet battles. You only have to glance at this project for a short selection of what we all enjoy. If this doesn’t keep you coming back, I don’t know what will.
Comics and Fan Fiction
We had to put this here as we are massive fans of the “Dark Legacy Comic“ series. Below are lists of some worthwhile things to read:
- TEH GLADIATORS – Mr B has been reading this for YEARS and enjoys it a lot
- LFG Comic – ditto as above
- Trolling Azeroth. I’m going to put this person here as they produce some funny comics, albeit, not too regularly. Check them out!
- War Crimes by Christie Golden has been recommended a lot but we still haven’t got round to reading it.
So many people suggested the Lore as one of the most important parts of the game. The story, experiencing the world from their characters point of view and the war are all mentioned. We are both very nooby about Warcraft lore, although we do enjoy reading it. We thoroughly enjoyed the short lore mini, “Lords of War” shown at the Cinematic Release:
Heallarious has also added a couple of other videos AND some books to read, see those here.
Finally, a few recommendations have been suggested which I’ll add below.
- Lore for Noobs
- Know Your Lore, WoWInsider
- Some of Aleveria’s favourite quest lines: Fallen Hero in Icecrown, The Lady’s Necklace, Battle of Darrowshire, and Rhea’s Last Egg
As AXA says: “READ THE QUEST TEXT!”
I literally had no idea what this was til @XimVewDew suggested it. Apparently “making [Warcraft] videos is the best ever!”… and apparently it’s a huge thing.
Mr B recommends “Blind”, telling the tale of “a blood elf rogue trying to kill Onyxia in her human form in Stormwind”. I won’t say anymore, just watch it :p
Neither of us has particularly sat and listened to huge amounts of the Warcraft soundtrack, which is rather embarrassing as I am a music teacher!! @ofgnomeregan has recommended the soundtrack below, specifically Track 9.
I think the best thing to do is get a compilation up on YouTube and discover the music for yourself. We have a lovely CD of various famous game music, which appeals to us nerds!
Professions / Farming
This is probably a very sensible thing to be doing pre-Warlords as there’s so much to farm: mounts, gold, materials for professions etc. If you have lots of alts and not all professions… WHY NOT?? They can make you a nice bit of cash too. See the Gold and Auction House post for more on that though.
@laplante_ent and @bunji05 both mentioned farming stuff for other people, which is really kind. It’s also a great way to help guildies, especially if they are gearing up and you can’t sell those old pieces of 496 gear.
My favourite professions are probably Archaeology (along with Twenty20 and others!) because of the pets and mounts (and achievements!) you can earn. I also like fishing for the same reason, and the fish do sell especially if you fish at the beginning of an expansion.
“This is what makes my characters look DAMN GOOD!” (Ikralla) If you haven’t tried it yet, please do. Many love running the old raids for the perfect piece of mog kit!
What can I say? Isn’t the World of Warcraft beautiful and amazing? Loads of us post screenshots like they’re going out of fashion and there are loads of blog events which celebrate just this.
We all have our favourite places to hang out: Halfhill, Jade Forest, Nagrand, Zangermarsh… the list is almost endless. The sheer diversity – from mountains to valleys, from snow to desert, what more could you ask for? If you don’t have the Explorers achievement and title yet, go and do it. The world is outstanding.
- @anne_rothman: “Sometimes I like to go /afk for a bit, sit back and enjoy [the music]”
- MissysMojo: “Just take the time to look at the world, go into buildings, check out different vendors you haven’t seen, maybe they have a cool book, or a nice staff for transmog.”