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    • Play WoW for Free? Full Details on the New "Starter Edition"
      Blizzard recently launched some significant changes to their free trial program. Find out all about World of Warcraft Starter Edition, including account restrictions, how to sign up, and how to download and play the game.
    • Guide to Character Creation in World of Warcraft
      While not the most robust in the world of MMOs, the World of Warcraft character creation process certainly has its ins and outs. Our guide will help you get the most out of your new WoW Character.
    • WoW: Valor Points Explained
      Want to start earning some epic gear in WoW, but not sure how to start earning Valor Points? This quick guide will teach you everything you need to know.
    • WoW: Justice Points Explained
      If you've earned your first Justice Points and aren't quite sure what to do with them, this guide will give you the ins and outs of World of Warcraft's new currency system.
    • What Does the Realm Population Mean in World of Warcraft?
      To most players, how many people are on one of WoW's servers means very little, but high, full and low server populations do mean something specific to a person creating a new character or starting World of Warcraft for the first time.
    • Gear Score in World of Warcraft: What is it and How Do I Know What Mine Is?
      Gear Score is a term that's thrown around a lot in World of Warcraft. People are excluded from guilds or raids if theirs is not high enough, and many feel this system is unfair and fails to take the individual player into account. Our full guide will help you more fully understand WoW gear score.
    • Ultimate Guide to Stats and Attributes in World of Warcraft - Offensive Stats Breakdown
      There are lots of different offensive stats in World of Warcraft that effect whether or not you can hit a target, and how hard you hit for. We look at all of these offensive stats including Attack Power, Spell Power, Critical Strike, Hit Rating, Haste Rating, Expertise, Spell and Armor Penetration.
    • Ultimate Guide to Stats and Attributes in World of Warcraft - Defensive Stat Breakdown
      We take a look at all of the Defense-oriented stats and attributes found in World of Warcraft. Find out how much Defense or Resilience it takes to become immune to critical hits, or whether your tank should be stacking Dodge or Parry. We cover every defensive stat to the fullest.
    • How to Download World of Warcraft Online
      Interested in playing World of Warcraft but don’t have the time to run out to the store to buy it? This guide details how to download the game online for free, and also all the information you need for downloading the expansions online.
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