biedawo, on April 4th 2007, 07:40 PM, said:
First time playing WoW. (have played NWN a fair bit, but it took me a while to feel somewhat comfortable with the movement/camera in WoW, and I realize how weak I still am if I ever try a duel.... yikes)
Make sure your camera controls are set up the same... I'm still not sure what is optimal, but turning off the "smart" camera seemed to help her quite a bit.
My wife does instant messaging and has some IRC experience, so player interaction isn't too unfamiliar to her, although most low-level players are either power players intent on levelling as quickly as possible, and there is a big bunch of junk players (shouting out "yo momma" in response to any question, etc.). Occasionally some with more positive interaction.
I thought the Warlock might be cool (having a pet and all), but felt I wasn't able to interact enough - would be better if I could heal or had some more supportive role I could fill. Rogue was okay, as a bit better in a sword fight, but hopefully priest will work out (trying to catch up in levels now)
I played WoW for about 14 months and then took a 2 year break now I'm back but on a very casual basis.
I've never been a good dueler mostly because I have not practiced it. Watch out for rogues if you do as they have debilitating attacks which will bring you to your knees.
Mostly what smart camera does is make it follow the terrain better. I usually have mine on because it means less work manually adjusting it. But maybe we should try turning it off for the wife and see if that makes any difference for her?
I've played both Warlock and Hunter. In some ways the Warlock pet is better because it requires no feeding which can be a real pain with an animal as you always have to keep some slots open for food. And you don't have to worry if your minion likes you or not. The new pets especially, until they get to "like" you are hogs eating tons of food. At times as a hunter, you'll either be buying or grinding for pet food.
Your familiar with the "tank" concept? Tanks (Warrior) are the tanks, they hold aggro (as in aggravation- the enemies' attention) because they have heavy damage attacks and the highest armor ratings. So as they take a beating, they are dependant on healers to heal them. That is why something like Warrior Priest is considered a good combo for two dedicated characters. You can do something similar with the pet classes using your pets as tanks. This offsets the fact that as a warlock you have cloth armor. Hunter are better cause they start with leather and at L40 they get mail armor. There have been many changes over the last 2 years so I don't know in today's Wow if Paladins are mostly considered armored healers or tanks.
Currently we are playing dual Druids. For now Druid is working ok for the wife as it has one step up for armor (leather), healing, and spell casting which she likes. I want to get to at least L10 do give her a chance to play with the feral form. We may try another class in the near future and I'm also considering trying different classes, something like Warrior Priest.