Originally Posted by Äß§ý∩†H♠HäŽ€
So from what I gather you create a character and walk around a huge world interacting with people. Can you kill each other? If you die do you have to start back over?
I'm just curious I may check it out some time just to see what the hype is on this game.
Alright well in a world known as Azeroth, you have 2 factions: The Alliance and the Horde, both with 5 races each and there's 9 combat classes to choose from. Every player can choose 2 from 10 primary professions and then a few secondary professions.
Undead, Tauren, Orcs, Blood Elves & Trolls.
Humans, Night Elves, Dwarves, Gnomes & Draenei.
Druids, Hunters, Mages, Paladins, Priests, Rogues, Shamans, Warlocks & Warriors.
Mining, Smithing, Engineering, Enchanting, Alchemy, Herbalism, Jewelcrafting, Leatherworking, Skinning & Tailoring.
Fishing, Cooking & First-Aid.
However not 100% of the classes are available to each race.
There's 2 different kinds of realms: 'Player versus Player' and 'Player versus Environment'. Both have Battlegrounds which is a regular match between players from both factions with different types of gameplay depending on the venue you go to and what level range you're eligible for.
There's capture the flag, domination or team deathmatch in BG but only PvP realms have the ability to fight an enemy player of any level in any friendly or contested territory outside of organized PvP games. Where as PvE players may only fight a player of the opposing faction if both players manually flag themselves for PvP combat, which rarely happens. I definitely prefer PvP because it's more realistic, suits the storyline, and it really adds to the game.
Then there are basic PvP duels which is when a player challenges another and they fight until one is left at 1hp and kneels at the victor. I haven't seen someone killed during a duel but I think it is possible if you're unlucky. I haven't tried fighting in the Arena games yet but my understanding of it is it's basically a team orientated duel in a controlled situation which can vary in sizes: 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 members etc.
Battleground games reward you with tokens and honor points, both can be spent at a particular vendor in exchange for equipment rewards but the most popular among higher level players is mainly the honor which you gain from most PvP combat.
Death in World of Warcraft doesn't have much of a consequence. If you were killed by a computer controlled enemy then the equipment you were wearing suffers some durability loss which is easily repaired but if repetitively damaged, the equipment can become useless until repaired.
If you were killed by a player controlled enemy then you don't suffer any durability loss and it's basically just for bonus honor points and of course fighting to dominate resources in Arathi Basin, defending the flag bearer in Warsong Gulch or taking down as many people as you can in Alterac Valley.
I hope that helped.
I'm a level 49 Undead Warrior and I'm fair addicted, I'm behind in all of my classes!