Episode 7: World of Warcraft Beginner's Guide

Episode 7 – World of Warcraft Beginner’s Guide

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World of Warcraft Beginner’s Guide (February 3, 2006)

Jenn walks through the basics of World of Warcraft, from getting started, to common tasks, adding UI Mods, and de-mystifying ‘Aggro’ with finger puppets. She also reviews the WoW Atlas, declares the winner of Hello Kitty’s Cube Frenzy, AND announces a new live WoW show with Darren from Hak. 5 (23:55)

NOTICE: These almost as old as dirt OpenAlpha episodes have the original show notes below meaning plenty — if not all — of the links have been broken thanks to the decay of time and souls. Be warned! Also, wow, this WoW episode is extremely outdated. Please save yourself the time and don’t watch it! Soooo many patches and expansions since then. This is an artifact. And not one worth anything. Seriously.

Files: WMV (55MB) | H.264 (140MB) | PSP/MP4 (132MB) | iPod/M4V (100MB) |XviD (131MB)

Show Notes

Don’t forget to check back to Episode 2 for the Handy Dandy (and greatly abridged) MMO Glossary.

Other great WoW Resources:

WorldofWarcraft.com – the official Blizzard site has links that explain all the in-game mechanics and contain the forums that are burstin with great insight and the latest hot-button topics.

Thottbott.com – the Google of WoW. Information on Thottbot is provided by users that upload their Cosmos (a UI Mod package) data. While the database isn’t always correct, the comments and maps often make up for any inconsistencies.

Allakhazam.com – another huge WoW Database with quest info, forums, and all that other good stuff.

MapWoW.com – while not as useful as other WoW maps (seriously, just peg WoW Atlas or Maps into your search engine of choice and peruse the many other options) it does use the nifty Google Maps API and I think it has great growth potential.

Curse Gaming – the ultimate WoW UI Addon resource.

Ometh Homepage – home of the Ometh Nmod. If the site is running slow, you can also pick up the installer from Softpedia.

The mods that I use are:

Auctioneer
Atlas
ChatScroll
CT_expensehistory
CT_mapmod
CT_mastermod
CT_questlevels
CT_shieldmod
CT_mailmod
Dhask’s Flight Map
Enhanced Tooltip
Friend’s Facts
Gatherer
KillMore by TXTlingit
Magellan
MobHealth2
Nurfed_PlayerFrame
QuestItem
RangeColour
Rested Bonus
Talent Safe
Telo’s QuickLoot
Titan Panel

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The author

Jenn Cutter created OpenAlpha to share her love of gaming, tech, accessories, and all things geeky with the world because her friends were, frankly, sick to death of hearing her going on and on about it. You can follow her @JennCutter, twitch.tv/JennCutter, or be old-fashioned and e-mail jenn @ openalpha.tv, if you want to totally make her day.