If you have a gamer at home you know they can become totally engrossed in World Of Warcraft. If you find it difficult to understand what your kid, husband / wife, friend or co-worker is talking about then read further. You’ll discover 10 conversation starters that will give you a peek into their world and open the lines of communication.
1. Which Faction Do You Play?
There are two factions in WoW: Alliance and Horde. Alliance are primarily human and assumed to be “the good guys.” The Horde are non-human and animal like. Some would assume they are “the bad guys.” Blizzard Entertainment – the game makers – seem to love blurring the lines of good and evil. So asking your gamer which fact he plays and why is a great conversation starter.
2. What is the game storyline?
Not every player follows WoW lore. But if yours does he or she may have greater knowledge and emotional connection with the game. Currently there is a HUGE uparar from well read players about Garrosh Hellscream’s promotion to Horde leader. Asking about Garrosh might start one heck of a rant.
3. How many toons do you have?
You can have tons of characters (or toons) in-game. But most players tend to have a primary or main one they like to play.
4. Tell me about the race / class of your main toon?
There are many combinations to choose from. But it’s always interesting to hear why someone is drawn to a certain race or class. Does your gamer like to play the opposite sex? Cast spells? Prefer non-human attributes?
5. What level is your main toon?
Character levelling and the speed at which its attained is a great source of pride for many. If this is the case in your situation go one step further and ask about his exploits and great battles. What makes his or her character special?
6. Do you prefer PVE? PVP?
PVE means player versus environment. And PVP means player versus player. In World Of Warcraft you can choose to interact (fight) game generated characters or other players. PVP may entail dueling, battlegrounds, arenas and the like.
7. What are your characters professions?
Jewelry making, engineering and enchanting are just three of the primary / secondary professions the game offers. As you may have guessed, your player may have more than one.
8. Do you collect anything in-game?
Pets and mounts are common collectible items in the game.
9. Are you in a guild?
Guilds represent the social aspect of the game. Players join guilds to pool resources, raid enemy areas, quest and fight in dungeons. Some guilds are competitive to join. Members must apply before being accepted.
10. How do you earn money?
There are many ways to make money in Azeroth. But the most common way to earn gold is through the auction house. It operates very much like the stock market.
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