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anyone tried paid guide sites before ? :ange:
04-21-2005, 09:28 AM
Seeing that it's a pay only site, I can't see why it'd be considered the "best" - especially since you can probably get all the same "guides" by asking in forums like this - for free no less.
Hell, if you want a generic "What is WoW" guide, the BradyGames book is better than those pay sites, at least you get something physical you can hold in your hands.
well the pay sites stay more up to date with guides more then the bradygames book since the game is always changing. I use to buy the books with the games but stopped since the game changes so much from patch to patch.
04-21-2005, 09:56 AM
Not knowing what you mean by guides, since I'm not going to go pay to look at the site you referenced. But http://www.thottbot.com/ is free and http://wow.allakhazam.com/ is mostly free (subscribe to get forumns and advanced search) both are kept up to date based on what's been found in Live by supporters that use their readers.
The site you referenced seems more of a macro/hacks/farmers guide and not somthing that I'd support. It's also not something that the Grove welcomes advertisements for (see posting rule #7 http://wow.forums.thedruidsgrove.org/showthread.php?t=8002 ).
the guides on that site are mostly nice written leveling spots and tips on making gold..
I edited my post and sorry for breaking rule 7 :(
04-21-2005, 11:58 AM
My roommate (a complete newbie to MMO's) almost bought the Brady book, and I sorta-kinda still suggest that she get it. While the info will get outdated after a while, there is also a lot of "static" information like basic tradeskilling, good general info about classes, etc, but yeah, it is a beginner's guide.
I still stand by my answer of using these types of forums for other "how to's" though. Even the "How to make gold" guides on some of those pay sites usually revolve around one tactic - and since they are listed in a guide, more often than not the sites will be super camped (if not in an instance), or the item gets flooded in the economy.
I'm like anyone else, if I could make 500g in an hour so I could get my battlecat, well hey... but still :P
04-21-2005, 03:32 PM
The pay sites are pure ripoff. Nothing new found in them that one who knows how to use their search engine couldn't find for free. At best, you pay for this "guide" and all it says is "Grinding in Azshara is good place for gold because the Mageweave drops consistently and the money is good, and there 2 two chest spawns relatively close there.". Hardly need a pay site to know something like that outside of playing.
I really hate those pay sites. All they represent are the people who are trying to make a quick buck with such catch phrases as "How to get Gold/Gill/Whatever in X amount of hours". Thottbot, Goblinworkshop, Alazahzam, even Gamefaq and message boards do a better job.
Sorry for going into a rant :D
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