Blizzard Introduces Tutorial Videos For Instant Level 90 Players

As you may already know, Warlords of Draenor will include a free instant level 90 upgrade for one of your WoW characters. With this upgrade, you get new level 90 green gear and, if your character was above level 60, an instant level to 600 on each of your professions.

From a business standpoint, this is a great idea to help get new players in to see the new content of the expansion they just purchased. From a players’ standpoint though, this is a bit of a headache, especially for random groups. Sure, as a player, I love to see new faces in random dungeons and raids but, I expect that they at least have the fundamental understanding of their class. I don’t think that minor requirement is too much to ask and I’m sure any WoW player would agree.

Thankfully, Blizzard agreed too, and decided to help those newer and older returning players out a bit. Below, are “crash course” videos for each class that last just over 2 minutes each which will explain the basic gist of how your character and its mechanics work. Now, hopefully, you’ll be a little better starting those dungeons and raids and hopefully have a bit more fun being a little more comfortable with your skills.

Death Knight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cjYoqxYNBk

Druid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcAh599C4g0

Hunter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSlL8kuN19I

Mage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mryuIpDMsxw

Monk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx6q92TuIpk

Paladin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgQYIlvaw0w

Priest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-hXOr-umg8

Rogue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypULQhjBol4

Shaman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCjfk7KvTKo

Warlock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P31skHk7GzU

Warrior
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s123TuGjtIA

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is expected be available this Fall. Keep in mind that Blizzard follows the Valve Time, though. Expect delays.

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3 Comments on Blizzard Introduces Tutorial Videos For Instant Level 90 Players

rickshaw

On May 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Instant advancements are just dumb. if you dont want to play the game, then dont play it. simple really.

Tommy B Rude

On May 20, 2014 at 10:42 pm

@rickshaw – The sad reality is WoW is built around endgame content. The leveling process is fun once or twice, but is nothing but a chore after a while. I don’t think anyone actually enjoys the 80-85 grind at all.
Personally I like the paid jump idea, but the price point is just too high. I hate leveling alts…but I don’t hate it enough to drop $60 a head to avoid it.

Facepalm

On May 22, 2014 at 1:05 am

A wonderful message to the outside world. If you can’t be bothered spending time gaining experience and earning your way to better things, just have more money than the competition so you can skip all that boring crap.