Back in 2009 I finally got WoW for the first time to join my friend and his family in playing together for fun. It was a blast.
I made a Night Elf Druid because I heard they were fun and you had a lot of options. Starting zone was awesome, soaked in all the experience and lore. I still remember the first time I died and seeing my floating spirit. I didn’t even know I needed to find my body, I just wandered around aimlessly for an hour or so.
After several months, I hit level 80 and finally unlocked some gear! However at that point it seemed like everyone else had been 80 for a year and had most of the top tier gear. I tried gearing up, but never went raiding because I didn’t know how. Soonthereafter, I started college and put the game on the shelf.
10 years later, here I am. Quarantined and looking to have fun, I reached out the my same friend. THEY STILL
PLAY. I reinstalled, made a new character in both Classic and retail. But, as you could imagine, I need some help.
It seems like virtually everything about the game has changed and I’m feeling a bit stuck knowing where to begin. This is why I made a new character. Leveling has been insanely fast (in retail) so in 3 days I’m up to 61 playing only about 15 hours total. Despite that, I have a few different items I’d like to request the community for help with:
Heirlooms: Everyone tells me to get heirlooms for new toons, but I have roughly 600g which I thought was stellar back in the day. What’s the best way for a returning player like me to get the gold needed for that?
Auction House and Addons: I used to use Auctioneer addon back in the day but it doesn’t work for me anymore (I run a Mac). I learned that Curse changed to Twitch for peace of mind installs, but can’t find a single AH addon that works. Yes I have TSM and yes I installed their little client for it. Do I have to install someone’s profile? What other addons are a must?
Professions: What is a good choice at this point in the game? I know they may be obsolete by the time I max them out, but still curious. I’ve read in various places that certain professions have died because of “multiboxers” or problems with server economy. Keep in mind, the last time I played was when making the hog in engineering was far and away the best money maker.
Gear/Items: I’m so scared to play my Druid because I think that if I do, I will be seen as an absolute stump for not knowing my class. All talents seem to have been replaced and I don’t even remember what spec I was last running or why I have the gear that I do equipped. Where should I go for gearing a higher level character and/or relearning the class?
Finding a guild: All of my toons are on Gnomeregan and for some reason it’s very hard to find a guild that wants to help. I’ve run into a few nice people that somehow are in guilds of like 500+(???). Wasn’t the max like 100? Anyway, I join up and they either don’t discuss the game at all or my questions are just ignored.
Missing Content: I think at one point I bought cataclysm which is why I am able to make blood elves… but I’ve heard that unless you buy the other expansions you will be missing out on a lot of content. Is this true? I can’t currently afford the $49.99 for BfA so I’m hoping I can still experience a majority of the game.
Twinks: I heard that twinking is back and is viable again. I twinked at levels 19, 29, and 39 in the past but it was ruined for me when they made twink brackets because let’s be honest, I wasn’t that good. I didn’t have the time to put into getting all the BiS items either. Now I hear that those brackets are changed, but I’m wondering if it’s even possible to get the best twink gear at those levels with my type of account that doesn’t have high level characters / gold resourcing?
There’s dozens of other questions I know I’m forgetting to ask, so I’ll append those later if I think of them. Thanks in advance to everyone in the community that’s willing to help!
- Battle.net and in-game chat: How do you use the new Battle.net app and WoW at the same time? I see the messages are linked with whispers, but if I want to voice chat with key-toggle while in game I don’t want to have to keep switching to the Battle.net app.