5 Things You Need To Do Before Starting World of Warcraft

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5 Things You Need To Do Before Starting World of Warcraft

5 Things You Need To Do Before Starting World of Warcraft

In just a few days, the gates to the afterlife will open with the launch of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. Also known as Patch 9.0, WoW’s eighth expansion shakes things up by taking players into the realm where souls of the departed on Azeroth are ferried to. To get more news about safely buy wow gold, you can visit lootwowgold official website.

If you’re a new player or returning to the series after skipping one or two (or three) expansions, then you might be overwhelmed with just how much content there is to soak in. Even if you’re returning after a brief hiatus after abandoning Battle For Azeroth once hitting max level, there may still be some loose ends to tie up before the new expansion begins. Fortunately, Shadowlands will become more accessible for all players at launch, as character levels will be squished from the level cap of 120 to 60, as well as the return of fan-favourite talent trees and abilities offering more flexibility to character builds. These aspects aim to facilitate a much more streamlined leveling experience for new and returning players, while not sacrificing on difficulty and complexity.

Since many players, old and new, will be looking to continue or begin their WoW journey on Shadowlands, here are some quick tips on getting on track to starting the expansion with the biggest advantage possible.
1. Get your main character (and any alts) to max level ASAP
With the level cap being truncated from 120 to 60, newer players or returning ones will definitely not have to grind through levels endlessly just to get caught up and get started with the new content in Shadowlands. When Patch 9.0 hits, players who are at level 120 will automatically be shifted down to level 50, which means those players will automatically be able to partake in Shadowlands content, which begins at level 50 onwards.
In general, leveling in the new patch, without any form of XP boosts, takes about 60% faster than the previous patches, so players — even those who are parents who have a day job — are assured of being able to hit max level within a matter of weeks, so really, one will not miss out on anything much even weeks after Shadowlands launches.

2. Plan your 1 – 50 leveling route (if you’re starting from scratch)
Those that plan to head into the expansion with a fresh character and not take the Character Boost easy way out, or at least not at the current max level will have to take up the necessary-but-thankfully-truncated grinding experience. When starting out, players at levels 1 – 10 have one of two options to gain levels here: either their respective race’s starting zone, or at the new starting zone, Exile’s Reach.

3. Amass gold and talent-changing tomes
Aside from levels, perhaps another essential for any WoW player heading into any new expansion will be gold, and in Shadowlands, it will be no different as players will be spending quite a lot to upgrade their equipment in order to take on more challenging content.

The best way to farm for gold in the current patch is to keep grinding out Heroic or Mythic raids and dungeons, where sellable mounts, transmog and armour sets can be found, and these sell for typically high prices on the Auction House. And if you’re looking for any sellable/tradeable mounts such as Bloodfeaster, Dune Scavenger, and Terrified Pack Mule, here’s a list of those that you can try to farm/craft and hopefully make a quick buck with.
4. Clear out your inventory and banks, and get more bags
And of course, with a new expansion coming up, players will be raring to go through the various new dungeons and raids available, such as Torghast, Tower of the Damned. But one can’t simply take part in the new content without clearing their inventory and storage space, as there will be a ton of new loot and gear to file through.

This one is a little more straightforward, if not a little tedious, than the other points here, but really, all you need to do is just sell any unwanted gear or materials to vendors, or stash them in alt accounts. If it helps you feel more organised and ready for the new expansion, maybe doing some spring cleaning on your banks and rearranging items on your inventory and even hotkeys might help too.
5. Play some WoW Classic
If you’re all caught up on current content and are just waiting it out until WoW: Shadowlands finally lands, maybe it might be good to wind back the clock and explore Azeroth of 15 years ago in WoW Classic. This remaster of vanilla WoW has been a revelation since its launch last year, and is still going strong with a steady stream of classic content updates such as Ahn’Qiraj and, more recently, Naxxramas, coming out for veteran players to relive those iconic moments, or new players to get in on the action that they missed out on years ago.

 

Also, its generally slower pace offers a nice change of scenery for the generally hectic and blazing-fast level progression in WoW’s current content. And it’s just nice to see how far the MMORPG has evolved over the years with this blast from the past.

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