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Newbie guide

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Newbie Guide
Sections

Picking a Server
Character Creation
Intro Fly-thru and Starting Areas
Name and selection circle colors
Getting Better
Quests
Obtaining Wealth
Rest
Fighting and Dying
Travel
Items
Parties
Instanced Dungeons
Chat and Interface
Tips for New Players

Combined

Complete combined guide

Other

Newbie instance guide
Beginner's guide to professions

Ooh, I wonder if the dragon is friendly!

If you've never played a MMORPG before, relax. Yeah, seriously, follow this newbie guide and soon you'll be telling noobs where to go.

World of Warcraft is very easy to get started in and to have fun with. If you're a MMORPG veteran, this guide should help get you up to speed quickly. This guide should help give you a general idea of what to expect as you begin playing and may help you with things that you have forgot about.

If you find some of the terminology a little daunting, here is a glossary which should help explain some of the more common terms. There is also a list of acronyms to look through, to find one that you might not understand.

Guides to Help you get Started

Class Specific Articles

Classes Deathknight Demon hunter Druid Hunter Mage Monk Paladin Priest Rogue Shaman Warlock Warrior
Starting a DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr
Tactics DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr
Class races DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr
Quests DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr
Abilities DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr
Trainers DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr
Armor sets DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr
Useful macros DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr
Class Halls DK DH Dr Hu Ma Mo Pa Pr Ro Sh Wl Wr

Read more about the early levels of the eleven classes!