Welcome to the world of MMORPGs (Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Games)! For those of you not in the know, MMORPGs are like console RPG games (games similar to the Final Fantasy series) but allow thousands to millions of players in the same world at the same time. World of Warcraft (or WoW) is one of these MMORPGs and contains a wealth of features and gameplay to keep you entertained while you adventure along with other people.
MMORPGs feature a persistent world that never stops. Enemies constantly respawn and NPCs (non-playable characters, anyone that isn’t played by another person) treat you as the first adventurer they’ve seen to aid in their problems. Other people playing their characters can interact with you; trading loot and money they’ve acquired or help you go out on epic quests to defeat menacing dragons. You can play the game by yourself of course, but you get the most out of socially interacting with others as you play.
MMORPGs offer a limitless amount of time for entertainment as well. You can play the game for as long as your account is open and there is never an end to things you can do. You can do everything from slay evil beasts, collect rare gear, or many of the other things available. Even when the leveling is done there is still gearing yourself up and lots of various PvP roles.
The actual character creation process is a dauntless task, the newest of new to the genre. You have nothing to fear as you can not mess up your character when you are creating it. There are only a few options. You can change your race, class, and looks. That’s it. You can’t tinker with the stats and make your character useless. To remove some of the hesitation of character creation, we’ve created a chart on some of the best “picks” for race and class combinations (click). Remember though, if a race can play a class then it is generally very good at it. There are very few differences between the races. The only difference between various races is starting stats and their racial abilities. The starting stats are a non-factor since they vary by only a few points. You will be sporting tons of gear adding plenty of points to each stat by level seventy. That makes this variance useless when deciding your character. Racial abilities, on the other hand, can alter your gameplay significantly. Some racial abilities better suit some classes more then others. For instance, Gnomes gain a 5% racial bonus to intelligence making them better then the other classes for both Mages and Warlocks. However, this bonus doesn’t help Warriors making them worse off at being a Warrior then say a Human or Night Elf. However, this difference is negligible. Human Mages are just as good as Gnome Mages, although Gnomes Mages may have a little bit more mana.