Be a World of Warcraft God in 5 Steps

Be a World of Warcraft God in 5 Steps

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You’ve got the game. You’ve done the raids. You’ve finished the PVPing. For some reason, and you can’t quite place it, there’s still a hole within you. It feels as if though there is something missing. You were a hardcore gamer before. In Counter-Strike you’d consistently dominate with the AWP in your hand. In Warcraft 3, dominating the opposition was nearly effortless especially with multiple tournament wins and top place finishes.

Not only that, you actually beat Tetris.

You’ve mastered shooters. You’re renowned in RTS games. Now you’ve set your eye on the MMO world. How does one “conquer” World of Warcraft?

Raid. Raid a lot.

The best gear in the game can only be acquired by tackling the hardest bosses in raiding instances. Until you’ve taken down Illidan and Archie (and now Kil’Jaden), you’re just a small pup. Get the best gear you can possibly get!

PvP Endlessly

What good are all those shiny weapons going to do if you can’t actually use them? It’s one thing for your opponents to make a note of the firepower you’re packing. It’s something else entirely when you go up to them and cleave them in half. Furthermore, a strong push to the 2000+ rating is almost a must. Non-stop BGs and Arenas are your ticket to be the Unstoppable Force.

Post often to forums

Forum trolling is an acquired skill. Some people just grow up having the innate ability to cause an uproar. The point here is to make your presence known and felt. A real gaming God is not content with just be a one man wrecking crew. Their name has to be known in households worldwide. The only way to do that is with constant posting. Reply to other threads, answer other questions, or start some discussion of your own.

Have insane amounts of gold

Like it or not, the WoW economy is one of the central pillars that drive this game. Gold makes the world go round. Without money, you can’t buy the supplies you need. Yes, although WoW Gods don’t need trivial things, armor and weapons could use some buffing and shining every so often. Although some players would be willing to do it for free, the merchants in the cities need to make a living somehow.

“Contribute” to Trade chat

It’s not enough to own the forums. You have to own trade chat! Start making references to bad movies! Make fun of Canada! Go ahead and randomly insert support for some political candidate! Get people to react to you! I saw this one guy in trade chat who said that “heals can’t crit” and I observed in amused amazement as the entire channel went off in an uproar for a good 45 minutes citing every resource base in the game that “yes, heals can in fact crit”.

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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.

Comments

  1. Hey Matt check out this epic thread on the nerzhul forums

    http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=9336520095&sid=1&pageNo=1

  2. Step 6) You must spam Twitter too, just like Matt.

    megans last blog post..3 Reasons Why You Should Cheat..

  3. My “contribution” to trade chat is to turn it off on all my characters.

    Guess I’m destined for Warcraft mediocrity. 🙂

  4. Whoa! Epic thread, Doc!

  5. Making fun of Canada is dangerous territory, Homes. I once said “Canada Sucks” in trade chat and got a 3 day ban for discrimination of an entire race or country and its peoples.

  6. I can personally say that insulting Canada is a good way to get things going in trade chat. Though like Audio said you have to hope that someone won’t be stupid and take it as anything more then a joke to get things started.

  7. This post made me smile. I think I’ll limit myself to the raiding and a very nice version of trolling where I say lots of helpful, positive things on the realm forum.

  8. You can’t beat Tetris…

    =P

    Trollin’s last blog post..A Winrar is RTZS

  9. And it’s when you start getting 20 page “@yournamehere” threads on the forums that you know you’ve achieved Warcraft stardom.

    Daes last blog post..I Hate Azshara

  10. Mmmm If I remember right (and it’s been a while since I visited the official forums), it is vital that you post across multiple realm forums.

    You want to make sure you are known, and spoken of in as many forums as possible, your name hopefully moving in WoW urban legend and into Barrens chat

    gnomeaggedons last blog post..Enemy Just OK name Gnomeaggedon get Flags back one BG

  11. Lol! I think I done a post like this on AN! before, how to be known in World of Warcraft. I believe I will link to this article on it. Trade chat never fails to amaze me anyways, a good amount of my time is just staring endlessly from amazement that I observe.

    Edit: http://azerothnow.com/how-to-be-known-in-wow/
    More of a moral guide on keeping yourself well respected but meh, I thought of that from your article.

    Great read though!
    -Visin

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