Originally Posted by lhuser
Little hint...have time in your hands as well. If you want to go at level 80 the fastest, be prepared to lpay for hours. It's been around 2 years and I don't pay for now, but I'm a level 62 dwarf hunter.
Another tip...if you want to go solo on most of the game (Like I do), make sure you solo with a pet or slave or whatever they call it.
Easiest to start is a hunter/warrior and the toughest is supposedly a Warlock. These only have kleenex armor and they have a lot of spells. Once mastered, watch out.
Strongest is a rogue, toughest is a Warrior, weakest is a priest and fastest killed is the mage and warlocks at times.
I've heard paladins are quite fun to have as well.
No offense, but I don't really agree with most of this (WoW can be controversial though). The game changes weekly a bit and monthly a lot, as far as classes and balance goes. If you haven't played for a few years, I understand (good for you, broke the addiction). The game has changed substantially since then.
The bottom line is that the game is very much on easy mode now. All of the classes have their pros and cons. For a noobie, I would suggest playing either a paladin, rogue or hunter. All depends on how you want to play. This is the nice thing about wow, every class is a fresh experience.
Paladins are extremely OP (overpowered) right now in my opinion. They can fill most roles in the game (damage, healing, etc) and are great for PVP. You get plate armor, and can pop bubbles to temporarily prevent damage. It was my first character, and I found it to be good to learn on.
Rogues are great as you get stealth (invisibility) and very high dps (damage per second). If you wanted to play the game more PVP focused, I would suggest the rogue. The only downside to rogues, is they are mainly single target attackers, meaning that you can only damage 1 enemy at a time. And hey, losing a fight? Pop vanish and escape. lol
Hunter are kind of a noob class if you ask me. You get a pet and get to shoot a bow/gun, lay down traps, etc. That's not to say they aren't good because they are very deadly when played right.When played right you can solo most quests easily. They don't have a lot of downtime between fights, and some people like the companionship of a pet. Also, feign death. Personally I can't stand them.
My main right now is a Mage, but that could be frustrating for a new player as it is easy to die, and there isn't an 'oh ****' button for quite a few levels. Easy as pie end game though.
And lol @ priest being weakest. They are very hard to take down 1v1. Typo?