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Steve Haines

Guild Master

I am a writer/filmmaker with a BA in Cinema from SFSU. I started playing World of Warcraft as a senior in college suffering from senior-itis. I learned to play the game on my own, and was not affiliated with guilds for most of my WoW life. Only later on did i realize the full potential of working closely with a dedicated group of people.

 As a writer/director I guess it is in my nature to take charge, but in my role as a guild master I find myself discovering new ways of working with people from varying backgrounds from around the world. These are valuable lessons that will serve me in whatever else I do in life.

How to Play World of Warcraft

WoW expert Steve Haines demonstrates how to play the online game World of Warcraft.

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Steve Haines: Hey, I am Steve Haines World of Warcraft expert. Today, I want to talk to you about World of Warcraft. It is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game also known as an MMORPG. These games create an immersive world in which players can completely lose themselves. You create a character and you take that character from the beginning to the very end. You feature professions you interact with other players and create an entire world inside this videogame. The main thing that I love about World of Warcraft is that the people that you see in game are direct mirrors of the person who is playing the online game. So, who you are as a person influences who you are in the game and when choosing a character and starting off in the world you should pick something that represents who you want to be in this virtual world.

To start off today, we will talk about the most important part of any MMORPG or Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game that's character creation. I will also show you how to level your character up through questing and through running instances as we call them. We will also talk about the user interface and how to control your character in the World of Warcraft. The basic components we are getting to play in the World of Warcraft are a computer with high speed internet access, the software World of Warcraft preferably with the expansion pack The Burning Crusade in order to reach maximum level of 70 plus if you want to talk to the friends and meet online in real time you will need headphones or speakers and a microphone.

Some safety tips and other tips for World of Warcraft, first, make sure you keep your chair at the proper height ergonomically for game play. Second, make sure you schedule your hours in a game because like I said it's an immersive world and you can easily lose yourself to it. So, you are going to want to make sure that you schedule those hours so that you remember to go outside and see the sun or that you schedule time to feed your dog and that you spend time with your loved ones because if you get too wrapped up in the game and reaching your maximum level of 70 and you are going to find that the people in your life are not going to stick around for you.

I have been playing World of Warcraft since September of 2006. I am GM of an end game rating guild with 85 players from all around the world. I have 200 days played. So, stick around, pay attention and next step we are going to talk about character creation and interacting materials or interface in World of Warcraft.

Great Steve! by Edgar at 04/10/11 04:37PM Flag

I just bought WoW yesterday and was lost- your basic videos helped with orientation a bunch. Thanks again

the best by buster42272 at 03/09/10 01:29AM Flag

Are the best wow player right next tony uncle

Thankz by xX_MMORPGPWNER_Xx at 12/31/09 06:14AM Flag

thankz for all ur vids, their soo cool, they rly helped me in wow. now im 50. Thanks and I enjoyed my wow and still am enjoying my wow experience. Your vids rock. They were rly informational on how to strt out in wow. ur sound and seem cool.

by MOnkeyloo at 04/21/09 04:37PM Flag

Wow the comic book guy from the Simpsons!!!!

wow head fones and mike by rydeath123 at 04/19/09 01:27PM Flag

how do you suppose i get the mike and the head phones?

kool by calzo101 at 02/28/09 07:25PM Flag

kool by calzo101 at 02/28/09 07:25PM Flag

thank you soooo much by elvanrange at 11/28/08 05:45PM Flag

i've been serching for these video's cause im getting wow and had no fucking idea how to play this helps sooooo much thank you!

5/5 stars by Tim987654321 at 10/25/08 08:56AM Flag

Hey i would like to say you did help heaps with the basics and the advanced stuff this is the best guide for the game that i have found on the web 5/5 stars

by Faigon at 07/03/08 12:56AM Flag

I finally found a good video about how to play WoW. This really was a good walkthrough on the steps on how to play WoW. Thank you!

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oh WOW by meerow303 at 02/28/08 08:24PM Flag

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Very Informative! by PhantomJest at 02/27/08 05:57PM Flag

Lots of solid information was featured in these videos, a good start for anyone wanting to know the basics of World of Warcraft. I'm hoping you will continue to add to this series. There is so much to cover in this game in detail: professions, fractions, mounts, raiding, etc. 5 Stars all around!

Great Game by MasterofMonkeySee at 02/26/08 09:11PM Flag

This is a great game. He gave me lots of info.:-) loved the 1st vid.

Excellent WoW Training Series by Gorkaxian at 02/23/08 02:20AM Flag

This is a great series for anyone, from novice to expert gamer, who wants to learn how to properly play WoW. Steve moves through the basics and into the advanced aspects of the game efficiently and at a comfortable pace. A must-see for anyone who wants learn how to be competent in the game.

very nice, funny too by codell23 at 02/23/08 02:18AM Flag

Well done. WoW is a very hard game to demonstrate and this video series does a great job. You can tell the host knows his sh** too, look at the flying mount he has! They don't give those out from a quest reward hehe.

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