What Are the Advantages of Each Class in World of Warcraft?

While playing World of Warcraft, I’ve pretty much discovered that each different class of character has select weaknesses and advantages which makes them great for different types of situations. Certain classes of characters tend to be better versus other players, and some classes tend to be really good versus the environment, or aggro and questing, etc.
My main character is a rogue, so I know quite a bit about them. Rogues are best for pvp, and they are definitely a character which were built in use for pvp. They’re great for pvp because of their stealth, surprise attacks, and stuns. They can take down targets before they even get the chance to attack back. Although these characters have light armor, they can take down anything in a small matter of time if you plan out your attacks correctly.

I’ve also played several hunters, in fact my first toon was a hunter. Hunters seem to be extremely great for pve, or for attacking the things in the environment. They’re extremely fast for leveling because their have their pets and can attack aggro after aggro without even being attacked. They’re fast for leveling, and great for pve. However, I’ve noticed that these toons do quite well in pvp as well, they’re definitely good for raiding because of their tracking. These toons are pretty much great in a few ways all together.

Warlocks are similar to hunters in almost everyway, they’re great for pve because of their summons, and are extremely fast leveling in comparison to a few other classes because of this fact. Warlocks are also great in pvp, and are normally one of the highest damage causers in a pvp match, especially arena where they can control their opponents in a much more effective manner.

Warriors in my mind are a class that are pretty much hard all together. They’re great for instances because they make some awesome tanks with the proper specs. But I find it extremely hard to level with warriors, and they’re decent in pvp. This is probably a bit bias though, I haven’t given warriors much of a chance.

Shamans seem to do well in both pve and pvp. They do well in pve because they can stop fighting, heal themselves, and continue taking down more aggro.

Druids are very similar to shamans, however it seems druids can have higher dps with different builds and specs before making it to the higher levels.

Mages are quite hard for pve. But they’re also killer in pvp, and especially in instances. They’re about the highest dps in the game, and are awesome because their can use mana to conjure their own food and water. This can save you and your party tons of money in the long run. If you can find a mage to make you some food and water, it’s definitely an awesome feeling. Mages are quite soft until like level 50, that’s when I think they start getting a bit easier to use. By soft I mean that they can’t take hits for anything. Once you get better gear they get a bit easier.

These are the main classes that I’ve had experience with. The other classes are less specific to me. I mean, I think that the remaining classes seem to be quite balanced and great for everything so long as you know how to use them properly.

One more tip; check out the wow armory to find the best equipment for your character at any given time! This is great for keeping your character geared fully.

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Making the Ultimate Runescape Pure Mage

Making a pure mage is harder then everyone says. Magic is one of the most expensive level there is, but If you follow my article, you too can make a successful pure mage.
The first thing you must do is make a new account on the Runescape homepage ( If you already have a account you want to train magic with, no problem). After you finish Tutorial Island with your new account, you’re ready to go. Go to the magic combat tutor and click claim, you will get 30 minds and airs. Wait for half an hour before trying to claim the runes again.

But before you claim, drop your existing runes and click claim, and then pick up the old ones. If you try to claim with the runes in your inventory or bank,
IT WILL NOT WORK! Keep on collecting these runes until it makes your fancy.

After you’ve collected a somewhat amount of runes, its time for your training. Train on scorpions in Al-kharid on top of the cliff, it gives good exp and the scorpions can’t attack you. After you have wasted all youMaking a pure mage is harder then everyone says. Magic is one of the most expensive level there is, but If you follow my article, you too can make a successful pure mage.

The first thing you must do is make a new account on the Runescape homepage ( If you already have a account you want to train magic with, no problem). After you finish Tutorial Island with your new account, you’re ready to go. Go to the magic combat tutor and click claim, you will get 30 minds and airs. Wait for half an hour before trying to claim the runes again.

But before you claim, drop your existing runes and click claim, and then pick up the old ones. If you try to claim with the runes in your inventory or bank, IT WILL NOT WORK! Keep on collecting these runes until it makes your fancy.

After you’ve collected a somewhat amount of runes, its time for your training. Train on scorpions in Al-kharid on top of the cliff, it gives good exp and the scorpions can’t attack you. After you have wasted all your runes, in comes the money issue.

I have three ways in getting money:

Beg for money. (Not a very wise choice though) Finish the stronghold of security (At the end, it gives you 10k).I recommend it. Ask your friends for money.
After you get around 15k, buy mage armor and a staff of your choice in varrock. Then buy 1k minds (Which are around 10 – 20gp each). And this time, instead of training on scorpions, go underground and train on Hill Giants behind stalagmites (If you don’t know were the Hill Gaints are, you’re a noob). Collect Big Bones to sell them later (For 400 each of course).

Train your magic until you have 35 so u can use fire bolt. After 35 magic, You are ready to PK. Sell the Big Bones and buy chaos’s and lobbies. Keep on doing this and you will have a successful mage pure.

Happy spell casting.

Arc Rise Fantasia Wii Review

Japanese RPGs offer a wide-range of gameplay varieties, but each one contains the expected character and storyline clichés that make a JRPG a JRPG. Arc Rise Fantasia is no different from previous JRPGs and that may be one of the games only strong suits. Despite having the name of Arc Rise Fantasia, everything found will remind RPGs veterans of the ‘Tales of…’ franchise and that’s not an unfounded feeling. Arc Rise Fantasia was designed by members of ‘Tales of…’ series and they have taken everything you have come to expect from that long-running series and translated into a new propriety known to us as Arc Rise Fantasia.
Arc Rise Fantasia offers the basic JRPG experience where you’ll have a predictable story, a world filled with magic, young romance, and a villain keen on taking over the world, ravaging the existence of the current populace and crowing himself as king of this new world order. A good story is one key element of a JRPG, but the story in place here is hard to digest. No matter how many RPGs you have played before it, the storyline here is laughable and it’s only worsened by the abysmal voiceovers. As the story opens itself to you, the more it becomes apparent that the developers either lost where they wanted to take the game’s storyline or they completely abandoned it and just left whatever ideas they had remaining and tied it all together for the game.

To make matters even more horrid, the voiceovers are atrocious. With a poor story and narrative already present, poor voiceovers only make the experience all the more pain inducing. Serious conversations are comical because the line delivery is so poorly conducted. The game would have greatly benefited from a Japanese voice over option with English subtitles. Even if the story been a strong component to the game, the voices would have detracted from it.

When the story of a JRPG is weak and fails to deliver, the last saving grace is the battle system. Arc Rise Fantasia has a fairly complex battle system that will cause mix reactions among players. Every member of your party draws AP (Action Points) from the same collective pool and these points allow you to perform all forms of actions — magic, attacks, and so on. This adds a small sense of strategy to the turn-based RPG combat formula, and gives off a small sense of freedom. You can use one member in battle and leave the rest of your party to wait around, or you can have your whole party defend and build up more AP and unleash a barrage of attacks on your next turn. The battle system’s complexity is further enhanced by having to watch your party members’ individual health and magic. The only thing in battle they share will be the AP, but having to watch AP, HP, and MP can be a bit overwhelming initially.

Now for the biggest fault of the game: normal battles are way too easy. You’ll run into enemies on the map and take care of them without breaking a sweat. Suddenly, you’ll reach a boss and you’ll be feeling good about yourself because nothing has presented much a challenge thus far and then you’ll find yourself beaten in seconds. The battle system is radically unbalanced and this creates a great sense of confusion because you’ll only find out you aren’t strong enough to beat the boss after you get tossed around like a rag-doll.

This, of course, leads to a couple hours of leveling grinding, and then you go back and beat the said boss. Aside from the boss battles, the normal run-of-the-mill enemies are so easy to beat you can virtually just button-mash your way through them. If the game had challenging normal enemies that properly prepared you for the upcoming boss, things would be a lot better. It’s not possible to gauge your strength on weak opponents and then only realize you aren’t strong after you get pummeled by the boss. With such an unbalance system here, battles get boring quickly and feel repetitive.

Arc Rise Fantasia is a tough game to classify. You may outright hate or you may find yourself enjoying it for what it is. However, most will find the boring story, terrible voiceovers, and unbalanced battles to be enough to damper the game experience. Compared to other RPGs, Arc Rise Fantasia falls short and comes off as a mediocre JRPG that could have used more time getting fine tuned and polished.

NBA 2K10 Cover Athlete Will Be Kobe Bryant

The NBA 2K10 Cover Athlete will be Kobe Bryant, according to a web-site claiming inside knowledge on the game. It’s a sound choice by 2K Sports, and one that certainly won’t hurt sales of the game. The announcement for NBA 2K10 won’t come officially until the first game of the 2009 NBA Finals, but of course with advertising at stake, this isn’t something that they could keep from leaking to the internet early. This will be the 10th season of NBA 2K and it makes this a big release, thus choosing a player like Kobe Bryant to represent them makes business sense.
The advertisement for NBA 2K10 is directed by Spike Lee, who has himself become a big celebrity within the NBA for his devotion to the New York Knicks. It has been noted that he will also appear in the commercial, and that it will talk about Kobe Bryant being selected. That’s not the end of the blitz for the NBA 2K20 cover though, as there will be a contest to decide what pose Kobe Bryant will be taking. Fans will be able to log on to the 2K Sports side and vote for their favorite, which includes a very comedic “joke” depiction of Kobe Bryant in a New York Knicks uniform.

Those close to basketball know that Kobe Bryant becomes a free agent at the end of the 2010 season, and can then sign with any team he chooses. The New York Knicks had expressed interest in bringing him on, and Bryant had never denied being interested in going there. It probably won’t ever happen though, so Laker fans can rest easy, and enjoy the joke for what it is. The voting will be open from June 4th until June 15th, and will help select the exact photograph that ends up appearing on the cover of NBA 2K10. Soon after that, the game will go on sale around the world.

Kobe Bryant currently has his Lakers in the NBA Finals where they will be taking on Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic. He is one of the biggest bankable stars in the NBA, and that was definitely on the mind of 2K Sports when they decided to go with his selection. His jerseys sell out around the league, and he has so many fans that the hope is that this translates over to a higher number of units being sold. Hopefully the game has some more improvements to make it even better than NBA 2K9, but we still have a little while to wait.

Sources: 2K10 Announcement and 2K Cover Voting Site