World of Warcraft is by far one of the most popular MMORPGs ever created. Regardless of how many MMOs you’ve played, something seems to be missing from them when compared to the World of Warcraft experience. With millions of players all over the planet, this game has grown from the very first day of its launch back in 2004.

Now, 7 expansions later, and with the launch of the Classic style of gaming, bringing back some memories and nostalgia to the hardcore veterans, WoW is a worldwide phenomenon and one of the most amazing things that’s ever happened to the gaming industry

Character Creation In WoW

When you log into WoW, the very first thing you need to do is to create your character. As of today, there are many ways in which you can start your adventure, beginning with the realm you’re going to play on, as in, the server. There are PvP servers, based on player-on-player confrontation, as well as PvE servers, where the focus is on battling the environment.

Once you’ve selected your server, you can choose your race and faction. There are two factions in the game, Alliance and Horde. As far as races go, there are orcs and trolls for the Horde, or humans and night elves for the Alliance, as well as many others. Then there are classes, such as mage, warrior, rogue, shaman, paladin, and a few more. All of these choices will impact your future gameplay, so choose wisely!

How To Level Up In WoW

Now that you’ve given your character a faction, race, class and appearance, you can start the actual game. Based on the choices you’ve made, you’ll be dropped into what’s called a “starting zone” for your race, where your very first quests will be at your disposal. The first thing you need to do is to try on your first quest, which is mostly about killing a few NPCs from around the area.

This is the main point of the game, to level up your character in order to one day reach the cap level. Today, with the “Battle for Azeroth” expansion installed, and therefore having the full game, the maximum level in World of Warcraft is 120. Once you reach that level, by doing quests and empowering your character, you’ll be able to move on to raids, dungeons, battlegrounds, arenas, and many more.

How do you reach your cap level? For once there’s questing, which will be your main activity in the game. Then, you can take on professions, as these will help you make money, for example, by selling your crafts. With money, you can buy gear, food, even mounts and other tools that will further help you quest better and level up faster. Still, what happens when you reach cap level?

Gameplay After Reaching Cap Level

After weeks, even months of playing, you’ll reach the maximum level of the game. The fun is not done yet, though. Actually, this is where the real fun begins! It’s all about the raids, the dungeons, and the battlegrounds and arenas where the real magic of World of Warcraft happens. If you’re not in a guild by this time, get into one. From here on, gameplay is basically endless, and it comes in PvE and PvP activities.

Dungeons - This player-vs-environment type of activity requires you being part of a group of 5 brave players, who’re quest is to literally raid one of the many dungeons of the game. This type of gameplay will reward you with loot you won’t find anywhere else in the game, coming from the various NPCs and bosses you’ll find and kill inside the dungeons.

Raids - Taking it up a notch, raids are just like dungeons, except you can go way more “ballistic” on these, as there’s a maximum of 40 people who can go to battle at once. Hence the much more technical and therefore demanding experience, as well as much better loot once you clear the dungeons. Some of the most epic of these raids are Sunwell Plateau, Black Temple, Icecrown Citadel, Dragon Soul, Hellfire Citadel, and many more!

Arenas - A PvP gameplay mode, arenas are for those players who are ready to test their strengths and abilities in a one-on-one fashion, or at least with a player or two at maximum in their teams. Arena points, which you can win from the matches, can be transformed into incredible sets of armour and weapons, which you can later buy from merchants.

Battlegrounds - Battlegrounds work the same way as arenas do, but you’re just fighting against a small army of the opposing faction, not just one or two players. In a battleground, the main objective is to steal the flag of the opposing team, as well as kill as many rival players as you can before the flag is captured. Rewards come in points, and can be turned in for gear.