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Intro to WoW


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Introduction to Worlds of Warcraft Slideshare for ISTE SIGGS Arcade

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Intro to WoW

  1. 1. Intro to World of Warcraft
  2. 2. Brief History of Games
  3. 3. 1st Person ShooterFPSs are distinguished by a first person perspective, that renders the game world from the visual perspective of the player character.You will typically not see your avatar in an FPS, unless there is a mirror or cinematic transition between levels
  4. 4. Third Person ShooterThird-person shooter (TPS) is a genre of 3D computer and video games in which the player character is seen at a distance from a number of different possible perspective angles.Common angle is looking over character’s right shoulder
  5. 5. MMORPG Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game(MMORPG) is a genre of 3D computer and video games in which the thousands of players are playing online at the same time. This genre of game typically includes a social interaction requirement to complete certain activities.Common angle is looking over character’s right shoulder
  6. 6. MMORPGs #1World of Warcraft (WoW)•41,007 hours of game play on June 14, 2012 by almost 10,925 Xfire players for anaverage of 3.75 hrs / player (•10.2 Million players worldwide (12/31/11)
  7. 7. What is World of Warcraft?• Sword and Board Fantasy• Players Choose Race and Roles for their Characters• Once in world, players progress by accepting and completing quests
  8. 8. Terminology
  9. 9. NPCNon-player character, a character, monster, or animal in arole-playing game or video game that is controlled by the gamemaster or computer, rather than by a player. Some advanced players are blurring the lines here, through the use of bot technologies
  10. 10. MobNPCs that are aggressive towards the player. Mobs may be monsters, animals, or of similar race to player.
  11. 11. BossTypically stronger than normal Mobs that present a more difficulty fight for the player.Bosses typically drop higher quality gear when defeated.
  12. 12. Guild A group of players from the same side that collaborateand pool resources in a group bank. This collaboration is encouraged by game designers and is necessary in multiplayer games
  13. 13. WoW Basics
  14. 14. 3 Basic Roles• Tank – Able to absorb and mitigate large amounts of damage• DPS – Quickly do high damage to targets• Healer – Heal party members
  15. 15. Classes• Deathknight• Druid• Hunter• Mage• Paladin• Priest• Rogue• Shaman• Warlock• Warrior
  16. 16. Goal of Each Role• Optimize their specific set of abilities• Tanks – Block, dodge, parry• DPS – DPS (damage per second)• Healer – HPS (heals per second)
  17. 17. Resources
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  22. 22. Questions?