Is WoW a fairly easy MMO to get into is there one that is more acsessible for a first time pc gamer like me?
World of Warcraft is very easy to pick up, it's a generally simple game. Some people like to make insane calculations using spreadsheets to prove some weird point, it's known as theorycrafting. If you want to, you can always download the free trial of WoW and "try it before you buy it", that's what I'd recommend.
Absolutely. It's better than any other MMO I've ever played at acclimating you to the genre and its mechanics. I know literally dozens of people who's first MMO experience was World of Warcraft, and I've always heard it described as a fun and painless experience.
And the end game has plenty of more in-depth content to partake in once you're more experienced and familiar with the game.
" Is WoW a fairly easy MMO to get into is there one that is more acsessible for a first time pc gamer like me? "Yes, WoW was designed to be accessible and user-friendly. They've retuned it even more over the years and it really helps you understand the basics. Sadly it doesn't explain all the things you'd really need to know about the finer points of your class, but you can pick those up on forums if you get serious about the game.
It's a very user friendly MMORPG and Blizzard makes the game easier and more convenient with every update.
" Is WoW a fairly easy MMO to get into is there one that is more acsessible for a first time pc gamer like me? "
Yes, it was Blizzard's design philosophy from day one to make it easy to get into.
One of the producers actually said once "You don't have to know the lingo(language), we're going to teach them all that."
That said, most that play it now have years of experience under their belt and will not be very tolerante to new players.
As you can see, there is a large consensus that WoW is a good choice. The only caveat I would put toward WoW is its subscription fee. There are other options (like Guild Wars or DDO), that are free. You might be able to get your feet wet, see what you like, before committing any fees.
WoW was my first MMO and 3 level 80's later I can honestly say that it is the easiest MMO to get into right from the start. I went in with no experience in the genre and WoW taught me everything. And with cataclysm it will be even better. But the MMO to watch is The Old Republic. That is going to be kickass
Not trying to defend anything but I have played my fair share of MMOs and WoW is definitely the most fast paced and action oriented. Please tell what MMO you are talking about.
" Good luck playing WOW, it was my first MMO I tried to play and just couldn't get into it. I really thought it would be more action oriented but it really is stripped down. "
Yes, WoW is great and so easy to pick up that your grandmother could do it.
It's also by far the best MMO out there. If you've played others you'll know that nothing really comes close. I haven't played it since the first expansion but from the looks of Rorcraft, it's been much improved since then.
Having given up EVE, and tried to start WoW, I'd still say EVE is a better starting mmo. As I see it, most of the systems of WoW are very unintuitive and often buried several layers deep, with all sorts of redundant character stats to track with no apparent impact. EVE may have just as many systems or more, but at least they're relatively self-explanatory, and the recently redone tutorials do a good job of walking you through them.
Example: Equipping a pair of pants in WoW gives me +45 armor. Great. But what does +45 armor do? How much does it actually reduce damage by? On the other hand, equipping an armor buff in EVE will grant something like +10% damage reduction, accompanied by a little blurb saying "This reduces all damage taken by 10%". There, nice and clear.
WoW was my first MMO and I never had any problems getting into it. However the upcoming expansion, Cataclysm which will hopefully arrive this year is improving the entire original leveling zones. Although it's probably safe to just start now, I don't think I know anyone who liked WoW and didn't level an alt.
One advantage to WoW's popularity is that there are an endless number of support sites. Wiki, database, theorycrafting, and individual sites dedicated to each possible class and spec. To say nothing of all the mods people have designed to make play itself better.
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