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Intro to Dungeons for World of Warcraft


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Slideshare accompanying World of Warcraft session on Intro to Dungeons produced by Inevitable Betrayal Educator's Guild. YouTube Video Link

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Intro to Dungeons for World of Warcraft

  1. 1. Intro to Dungeons Inevitable Betrayal
  2. 2. Queuing for Dungeons
  3. 3. Random Queuing
  4. 4. Specific Dungeons
  5. 5. Dungeon Roles
  6. 6. 3 Basic Roles• Tank – Able to absorb and mitigate large amounts of damage• Healer – Heal party members• DPS – Quickly do high damage to targets
  7. 7. Dungeons v. Raids• Dungeon – 5 players; Gear is better than questing• Raids – end game content; best gear – Require: 10, 25 or 40 player teams
  8. 8. Dungeon / Raid Etiquette• PUG – Pick up Group – Expectation that you know the dungeon / raid – Expectation that you know what gear is appropriate – Expectation that you know your role and class – Expectation that you are trying to complete the dungeon as quickly as possible – Highly variable experience – Inconsistent
  9. 9. Dungeon / Raid Etiquette• Guild Run – Expectation that you have research the dungeon/ raid and are prepared to learn – Expectation that you will ask questions and alert members if you do not know fights – Expectation that you will need only on items appropriate to your class and role without asking – Goal is consistent experience and improved efficiency
  10. 10. Types of Guild Runs• Partial v Full run – May run dungeon or raid for a specific piece of gear• Gear up Run – Goal is to gather best gear for player(s)• Dungeon Walk-in – Travel to the dungeon instead of using Auto-queue
  11. 11. Communications
  12. 12. Chats• Guild Chat – Green text; accessed by typing /g in the chat box; only people currently online in the guild can read• Dungeon Chat – Orange Chat; accessed by typing /i in the chat box; only the dungeon party can read• Raid Chat – Orange Chat; accessed by typing /raid in the chat box; only those in the raid can read
  13. 13. Looting
  14. 14. Looting• Regardless of the run: – Expected to loot all mobs – Expected to know how to pass, need, or greed roll – Generally, only need on items you can use and are improvements; the rest greed or pass – Know your stat priority and item levels
  15. 15. Looting Terminology• Need roll – click on the need icon in the auto roll window. Highest need roll wins, Need roll trump all greed rolls. Binds all gear won to the roller• Greed roll – Click on the greed icon in auto roll window. Highest greed roll wins if there were no need rolls. Allows gear to keep its characteristic regarding being tradable or not• Pass roll – click on the pass icon in the auto roll window. This button has you pass on the item.
  16. 16. Looting Terminology• BoP – Binds on Pickup. This means that the gear is automatically bound to your one player and can only be sold to a vendor.• BoE – Bind on Equip. This means that the gear can be sold on the Auction House or sent to another player to use
  17. 17. Navigating Dungeons
  18. 18. In-game Resources• Map – The map will show you the layout of the dungeon. Skulls mark the bosses, and numbers mark the location of needed quest items• Add ons – Additional programs you download to customize your interface and provide you with assistance
  19. 19. Out of Game Resources• Metagaming sites – Wowhead – Icy-veins – YouTube search for specific dungeon – Askmrrobot – Noxxic
  20. 20. Required Addons• Most guilds will require raiders to have the following addons: – Recount – shows player and team performance – Deadly Mob Boss – Alerts players to mob special abilities – Omen (tanks only) – shows the amount of threat generated by all players.
  21. 21. When things go bad
  22. 22. Common Issues• Wiping – The entire party gets killed• Ninjas – players that need on gear that is not appropriate for their class. Ninjas typically will leave group after they get the targeted item• Kicking – Sometimes groups will put a player to a kick vote. If the majority votes to kick the player, they will be removed from the party with no penalty.
  23. 23. Common Issues• Repairs – Each time you fight or take damage, your gear loses durability. You need to repair your gear and weapons on a consistent basis to allow them to continue to protect you and add damage.• Full Bags – Make sure you empty your bags and repair prior to entering a dungeon or raid
  24. 24. Happy Dungeoning!Hangout accompanying this onGames MOOC YouTube Channel