20 Things I Know at Level 70 that I Didn’t Know at Level 1

No long drawn out post today. But there are a few things I wanted to share to potential new WoW players. Post was inspired by What I Know at 64 that I Didn’t Know at 24.

  1. Leveling as Holy is both a blessing and a curse. You can’t really kill anything but you will be the most sought after person during instance runs.
  2. Your spells go as fast as your mana regen. Pack lots of water.
  3. Players have long memories. Don’t be an ass or you might regret it when you finish leveling.
  4. Make friends along the way. It makes the experience much more enjoyable and your survivability goes up.
  5. Assume the person you’re interacting with is the real deal. The game’s anonymity aspect allows people to show their real personalities without fear of retribution.
  6. Be smart with your virtual money. Don’t spend it on crap you don’t need.
  7. Agility and strength aren’t important stats for Priests.
  8. The achievements you accomplish in game are what you make of them not what anyone else says.
  9. Take a moment and appreciate the detail and beauty of the area you’re in. Once you get to 70, you won’t ever go back there.
  10. Just because it’s a game doesn’t mean you don’t have to try.
  11. Keep your friends close. Keep your enemies on your ignore list.
  12. The game’s loot is not worth getting emotional over. The people are. Don’t get the two confused.
  13. Time is important. When you waste a minute of time in a 25 man raid, you’ve wasted 25 minutes.
  14. Just like in the real world, you don’t have to be best friends with a someone to work with them. There are a fair number of people in my Guild who I wouldn’t have drinks with.
  15. Your character is measured by the amount of gold you borrow and pay back.
  16. Raid leaders are often incompetent and misinformed. But they’re people like you and I.
  17. Read what your critics say but know when they’re full of crap.
  18. When things aren’t going your way in a group, outline the goal that needs to be done as opposed to how it needs to be done to individual players.
  19. Even though you don’t want to admit it, there really is someone out there that knows more than you do. Recognize them and learn from them.
  20. The only thing constant about the game is change. There’s nothing you can do about it other than to learn and to adapt without complaint.

If you had a friend or relative that just bought the game, what piece of advice would you give them?

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About Matticus

Matticus is the founder of World of Matticus and Plus Heal. Read more of his columns at WoW Insider. League of Legends player. Caffeine enthusiast.


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