I started playing WoW, couple of years ago, on my own. I chose Warrior, because I thought it would be simpler than the others, and I also had an urgent need to just hit things...I also joined a pve server, because it sounded easier than pvp, and role-play didn't make any sense to me, either.
Every once in a while, people would whisper me, asking if I wanted to join a guild. I would usually ignore them, or just type no, and quickly move on. I knew they were real people, behind those characters, but I did not get the concept of grouping online--my first such game, in this genre, although, if I met someone out in the world, I'd help them, if I thought they needed it...just didn't want to talk...
Well, I was in Auberdine one night, and there was a Horde player, attacking all the guards, and everyone, with the alert going out on the general channel. I located him, and attacked...I was around level 21, and he must have been near max level, because I was dead before a second swing. I came back to find my body, and the moment I rezzed, he attacked me again! After the third time, I realised this guy was just having fun, at my expense, so I waited, in wisp form, until he got bored, and left.
That was the night I was introduced to camping, pvp-flagging, and talent tree selection. Yep, I started studying the game rules, and came across the interesting little tidbit about talent selection. I had not used it, at all! Man, those mobs were a lot easier to kill, after that!!
That's the blessing/curse for WoW. There's such vastness in the game, it's near impossible to know everything about it. Makes it exciting, but at times, frustrating.
Kinda like real life, eh?
-"Just like a buzzin' fly, I come into your life, I'll float away, like honey in the sun..."--Tim Buckley