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Post  Kevin Smith on Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:14 pm

A Co+Pas job from my post in another forum :


1) Minimum/Recommended Spec for WoW


Minimum System Requirements*

Windows® System 2000/XP OS:

* Intel Pentium® III 800 MHz or AMD Athlon 800 MHz
* 512 MB or more of RAM
* 32 MB 3D graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as NVIDIA® GeForce™ 2 class card or above
* DirectX® 9.0c (included) and latest video drivers
* 6.0 GB available HD space
* 4x CD-ROM drive
* A 56k or better Internet connection

Mac® OS X 10.3.9:

* 933 MHz or higher G4, or G5, or Intel processor
* 512 MB RAM or higher; DDR RAM recommended
* ATI or NVIDIA® video hardware with 32 MB VRAM or more
* 6.0 GB available HD space
* 4x CD-Rom drive
* 56k or better Internet connection

*Note: Due to potential programming changes, the Minimum System Requirements for this game may change over time.

Recommended Specifications

Windows® System 2000/XP OS:

* Intel Pentium® IV 1.5 GHz or AMD XP 1500+ MHz
* 1024 MB RAM
* 64 MB 3D graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX 5700 class card or above
* Broadband Internet connection
* Two-button scroll-wheel mouse

Mac® OS X 10.3.9 or newer:

* 1024 MB RAM or higher; DDR RAM recommended
* ATI or NVIDIA® video hardware with 64 MB VRAM or more
* Broadband Internet connection

For what platforms is the game available?
The game is available for PCs and Macs.

Does the game require a 3D accelerator?
Yes, the game requires a 3D graphics card. We support a wide range of 3D cards that conform to the system requirement outlined above. Specific 3D card support information can be found here.

Is the game playable over a dial-up connection?
Yes, a 56.6k modem or higher is required.

What is the camera perspective of the game?
The game supports third-person and first-person camera perspectives. Players can utilize the mouse wheel to adjust the camera angle as the situation dictates and switch between cameras on the fly.

Apple's OS X Boot Camp software lets me boot Windows XP on my Intel-based Mac. Can I run Blizzard games under Windows using Boot Camp on these systems?
Yes, you can if you wish. However, please note that as OS X Boot Camp is in beta form, we can't offer technical support for Blizzard games run under Windows using Boot Camp at this time.

What is Blizzard's plan for native Mac OS support, now that Boot Camp is available?
We have a recognized track record of native Mac OS support, and we have no plans to break with that tradition. We understand that our Mac player base prefers native software whenever possible, and our cross-platform development practice addresses that.


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2) Minimum / Recommended Spec for WoW : The Burning Crusade (TBC)

General

What does the title of the World of Warcraft expansion refer to?
"The Burning Crusade" refers to the Burning Legion's ongoing efforts to destroy life throughout the universe. To date, the Burning Legion's exploits have been documented in Warcraft III and in our War of the Ancients novel trilogy. As part of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, players are able to travel through the Dark Portal to confront the Legion on otherworldly battlefields.

What are some of the features of the expansion?
In addition to new races, zones, and dungeons, there are a number of other new features included in the Burning Crusade expansion. Check out the features page for more details.

What is the ESRB rating for the expansion?
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is rated "Teen" by the ESRB.

Do you have to pay any more than the current monthly fee for the expansion?
No. While you need to purchase the expansion in order to upgrade, you will continue to have the same subscription options available to you.

How many copies of the expansion are needed for players with multiple accounts?
You need one copy of the expansion for every World of Warcraft account that you wish to upgrade.

Do you need to own the expansion to play with friends who have it?
There are many aspects of the expansion that are available to all players. However, in order to experience certain content, such as Outland, or be able to play as one of the new races, players have to purchase the expansion.

What content is restricted to those with the expansion?
There are a number of features in The Burning Crusade that are only available to expansion owners. To name a few: the two new races, the ten new levels of experience (level 61-70), all of the new zones, and the new Jewelcrafting profession.

Is there a downloadable option for The Burning Crusade?
Yes. Please go to our Burning Crusade Digital Upgrade page to download The Burning Crusade.

Is there a Collector's Edition of The Burning Crusade?
Yes, there is a Collector's Edition package available. For more details on what's included, see our official Collector's Edition page.

Will there eventually be a "combo pack" including both the original game and expansion (with the appropriate CD Keys)?
We have no plans to do so at this time. However, it's always possible that we will at some point in the future.



Technology

What are the system requirements?

PC System Requirements

* OS: Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4) or Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
* Processor: Intel Pentium3 800MHz or AMD Athlon 800MHz
* Memory:
o Minimum: 512 MB RAM
o Recommended: 1GB RAM
* Video:
o Minimum: 32MB 3D graphics processor with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as an NVIDIA GeForce 2 class card or above
o Recommended: 64MB VRAM 3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability, such as an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 class card or above
* Sound: DirectX-compatible sound card

Mac System Requirements

* OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or newer
* Processor:
o Minimum: 933MHz G4/G5
o Recommended: 1.8GHz G5/Intel
* Memory:
o Minimum: 512MB RAM
o Recommended: 1GB DDR RAM
* Video:
o Minimum: NVIDIA or ATI graphics processor with 32MB VRAM
o Recommended: 64MB VRAM

All Platforms

* Controls: A keyboard and mouse are required. Input devices other than a mouse and keyboard are not supported.
* Connectivity: You must have an active broadband Internet connection to play.
* Mouse: Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel recommended.

System requirements are subject to change.

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Re: Additional WoW Informations :)

Post  Kevin Smith on Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:14 pm

A few necessary links to make playing WoW more fun :

1) Databases :
a. WowHead
b. ThottBot


2) Mods/Addons download site etc :
a. Curse Gaming
b. CTMod
c. World of War


3) WoW Leveling Guide :
a. WoW-Pro


3) WoW Instances Loot Guide for each classes :
a. WoW Loot(AKA Taliban's Loot List)

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Post  Kevin Smith on Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:15 pm

MMO glossary :

The Daedalus Project wrote:
MMORPG Lexicon

1337
A numerical translation for "elite" pronounced "leet," 1337 is a slang developed by hackers in the '80s used over the internet. Many words from the slang have leaked to popular culture today ("kidz" is an example; using a z instead of an s is an element of 1337). It is mostly prevalent in the gaming world online where people can interact textually.

AE
Area Effect. Used to refer to area-effect spells or abilities. E.g. fireball, smoke grenade.

AFK
Away from keyboard

Aggro
As a verb, it refers to a hostile mob that has noticed a player and is actively trying to attack that player. As a noun, it refers to the amount of “hostility” the player has generated on the mob. In typical combat strategy, the fighter tries to take as much aggro as possible away from weaker players such as healers and mages.

Alt
Short for "alternate". It refers to the alternate character a player has from their main character. This is not a stable category as sometimes alts can outlevel mains and sometimes mains become moth-balled.

AOE
Same as AE. Area of Effect.

Attribute/Stat
e.g. Strength, Constitution, Dexterity, Intelligence, etc.

Bind
In certain MMOs, characters are teleported back to a safe spot when they die. This spot is predetermined by the user. The act of determining the safe spot requires an explicit action by the user. That action is known as a bind. The spot is typically referred to as a bind spot.

Bio (Biasanya = AFK, Bio 1 mins etc)
Short for biological. Usually used to indicate bathroom break.

BoE
Short for "bind on equip" - a term popularized by World of Warcraft. This term refers to items that become soulbound to the player after they have been equipped. In other words, the item can be traded as long as no one equips it.

BoP
Short for "bind on pickup" - a term popularized by World of Warcraft. This term refers to items that become soulbound to the player after it has been picked up from a monster. In other words, the item cannot be traded once a player picks it up. BoP items commonly cause looting conflicts and disputes during game-play.

BRB
“be right back”

Bot
Generally illegal and discouraged form of gameplay, where actions of a character can be automated to perform actions repeatedly in order to gain experience and level without actual user intervention. This practice is continually monitored by GMs and will cause suspension of service if one is suspected of botting.

BRT
“be right there”

BTW
“by the way”

Buff
Temporary boost to character attribute or combat ability

Camp(ing)
The act of remaining in an area to hunt a specific mob or a specific spawn

Class
Professional archetypes. In D&D games, these would be warrior, healer, rogue and mage. The most typical class types are: close-range damage, ranged damage, healing, crowd control, support.

Cleric/AKA Paladins in WoW Razz
Typical healing class in D&D style games

Corpse
In certain MMOs, a corpse appears where the player died. Sometimes all the player’s items and money are left on the corpse and the player is teleported back to their bind spot. Corpses typically will decay after a certain time proportional the character’s level.

Corpse Run
The act of retrieving your corpse after you have died. This is typically a dangerous thing because people tend to die in dangerous places rather than safe places.

Crafting
A general category of skills that allows players to manufacture objects from raw resources

Crit
"To crit" refers to landing a critical hit either with melee or spells. Effective damage is usually increased from a base of 150% to upwards of 250% with extra talents/skills/buffs.

Crowd Control/CC
Refers to a set of spells / abilities that temporarily paralyze or stun other mobs or players. Crowd control is an important group support ability when fighting multiple mobs.

DD
Direct Damage. Used to refer to a class of spells and abilities that allow players to damage enemies from a distance. The firebolt is the archetypal DD.

Debuff
The opposite of a buff. An offensive spell cast on enemies that weakens an attribute or combat ability.


Dirt Nap
Slang for dead. Most corpses lie on the ground when killed.

DKP
Dragon kill points. A fairly elaborate score-keeping system used by guilds to fairly distribute loot based on participation and contribution to the guild.

DoT
Damage over time. Refers to a class of spells that deals damage over a period of time. These spells typically do more damage than DD spells overall.

DPS
Damage per second. Used when figuring out weapon speed and damage.

Experience
A quantity gained when completing tasks/quests, killing mobs, or various other achievements in games. When enough experience is accrued, characters often “level up” and become more powerful.

Farm(ing)
The act of accumulating currency or a specific item by repeatedly killing a mob or repeatedly performing a series of actions

FTW
Acronym for "for the win". Refers to the act, ability, event that's responsible for a victory. For example, "Sheep FTW!!" - sheep being a spell that temporarily paralyzes an enemy.

Gank
Verb. To be ganked is a term referring to one player being overwhelmed and killed by a large group. Can be either by a group of other players doing player-kill or a group of NPC monsters. Used in a sentence, "I got ganked yesterday in Fel." Typically has the connotation that the other people had an unfair advantage (in number or level).

GM
Game Master. GM's are characters in an MMORPG who are used by employees of the game's creator company. They monitor the actions of the game world and answer the questions and complaints of the players. They have absolute control and power within the game. If the crime (breaking a law of the game, not the real world) committed is serious enough, they could even expel players permanently from the game.

Biasa juga dipakai untuk menyebut Guild Master, alias pimpinan guild.

Griefer
Title for a player who enjoys inflicting pain upon other players needlessly. If you kill newbies in a PvP game when you are level 50, you will gain no experience or benefit from the victimization beyond the pure joy of knowing you have given the player “grief.” Though griefers are almost always PKers, PKers are not necessarily griefers.

[b]Guilds[b]
Semi-permanent player groups. In typical games, players must use a substantial amount of capital to start the guild.

GTG
“good to go” and “got to go” - can be confusing when context is unclear

Health/HP=Hit Points
A base attribute of characters

IMHO
“in my humble opinion”

INC
Abbreviation for "incoming". When a tank pulls for group, the tank will use this as warning that a mob is incoming.

IRL
“in real life”

Instance
An instantiation of a particular dungeon for a particular group of players. Instanced dungeons are then parallel worlds such that different groups of players can explore the same dungeon in separate groups.

J/K
“just kidding”

Kite
To lure a mob or player around much like a kite on a string while attacking it in some capacity. A player draws agro and the mobility of the monster is reduced. The monster tries to follow the target (thus becoming the kite on the string with the target hold the string.) In EQ a common kiting is DoT (Damage over time) with a snare (reduces the monsters speed) then running in a large circle until the monster is dead. Methods of kiting vary from game to game.

KS
Kill Stealing. When another player attacks the same creature as another player and receives the reward for the kill instead of the person who originated combat. Newer games have mechanisms for discouraging this behavior.

LD
Link dead - when a player is disconnected from the game

Sekarang banyakan pake istilah DC'd (Disconnected)

Leet
Slang variant of “elite”

LFG
“looking for group”

LFM
“looking for more”, i.e., after a group has been formed and more members are needed.

LMAO
“laughing my ass off”

LOL
“laughing out loud”

LoSp
Line of sight. A requirement of most ranged abilities is that the view of the target not be obstructed by any fixed obstacle, such as a wall.

Loot
Currency or items that are dropped by a mob when it is defeated

Mana
A commonly-used pool of magic potential (magical analog of health points)

Macro
Programming term applied to user-made macros, or scripts that can automatically send messages, cast spells, and a variety of other functions. Mainly used to automate things that are repeatedly done to expediate gameplay.

MMORPG/MMOs
Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game

Mob
An AI controlled monster. 'Mob' originally comes from the MUD era, where it was short for 'mobile', to differentiate monsters that would patrol a set of rooms as opposed to monsters which would stay in one place until killed.

Mods
Abbreviation of modification. Used as both a verb and a noun. As a noun, refers to add-ons by 3rd party programmers designed to augment the game (e.g., the self-cast mod). As a verb, refers to the act of performing this modification (e.g., he's modding the interface).

MT
“mistell”. Mistells occur frequently because of typing in the wrong name before sending a message. Also because of auto-reply features.

Kalo di WoW untuk raids/instaces, MT = Main Tank, biasanya warrior dengan protection spec, gunanya untuk handle boss/mobs, supaya ga ngincer player lain.

Mule
In many games, due to long travel times or inventory limits, it is helpful to create a character explicitly for the purpose of being able to check auction houses or store extra items. These characters are seldom actually played and are referred to as mules.

Nerf
To soften or reduce an ability, item, player, or action. Usually this is a term applied when a power or ability is reduced because it is perceived to be too powerful.

Newbie/Newb/N00b etc
A new player

Ninja (Looting)
Ninja looting refers to the purposeful and malicious looting of a drop from a monster that doesn't follow the rules set by the group. In a sense, the item is stolen. This can take different forms in different games due to game-specific game looting mechanisms. In World of Warcraft, ninja looting refers to rolling for a BoP drop that a person should not have rolled on. Because WoW warns players when they roll for a BoP object, it is assumed that such behavior cannot be accidental. The player exhibiting such behavior is typically branded as a ninja looter.

Noob
The pejorative form of newbie

NP
“no problem”

NPC
Non-player character (ie. controlled by AI)

Nuke
Refers to casters, to cast the highest damage spell or spell combo to effectively pull or finish of a npc. Mages usually are the most effective class in highest burst damage.

OMG
“oh my god”

OMW
“on my way”

OOM
“out of mana”

Ownz
Derived from the original word "own," both words have the same meaning: to defeat some other entity in battle or other form of competition. The "pwnz" origin is probably from the fact that the "o" and "p" keys are adjacent on the standard qwerty keyboard, and were used interchangeably by mistake in games and stuck around since then.

Port
Short for teleport. Used as a noun and a verb.

Power Level
When a higher level player tries to help a lower level player level faster. Most games have mechanisms that prevent power leveling.

Proc
Abbreviation of "programmed random occurence", refers to usually the benefits of added damage or other buffing enhancement that occurs randomly when an item strikes or is used.

PuG
Pick-up Group - a group assembled on the spot for a quest, a PvP group, or an instance raid.

Pull
A standard hunting strategy where a player lures a single or a group of mobs to the group so that the group can hunt from a safe area instead of hunting in areas where new mobs may spawn.

PvE
Player vs. Environment. Environment stands for all monsters (mobs) in the world

PvP
Player vs. Player combat

pwnz
same as ownz

Race
Typically fantastical creations, such as Elves, Trolls and the like.

Raid
A more substantial engagement involving a large organized group of players typically set in a dungeon and involving difficult mobs

Respec
At certain high levels in some games, you are given the chance to “respec” your character. When you respec, you recreate your character from level 1 until the present level in terms of skills/powers/abilities/etc.

Rez
Short for resurrection. Refers to abilities that revive players that have just died. Typically only available to healer classes.

ROFL
“rolling on floor laughing”

Roll
To "roll" on an item means to type "/random 100", where the server's random number generator puts out a number between 1 and 100, the most generally accepted "fair" way to distribute loot and settle disputes.

Root
Can refer to a class of abilities as well as its effect. A root spell immobilizes a target. The target is then said to be rooted. Early versions of these abilities involved references to plants, hence "root".

RvR
Realm vs. Realm.

Server/Realm
Due to technical reasons, each server can only support a limited amount of players. Each MMORPG typically has several servers. Players cannot interact with players on other servers.

Solo
The act of playing alone, hunting mobs alone.

Soulbound
An item-control mechanic where an item cannot be traded. In other words, only one person can own the object and it cannot be traded. See also BoE and BoP.

Spawn
Mobs typically appear (spawn) on a given schedule. This is both a verb and noun.

Spec
Short for specification. When used in games, it usually refers to the build/specifications of your character in terms of skills/abilities/magic/powers/etc.

Stun
A typical form of crowd control ability that immobilizes an enemy

Tank
As a noun, refers to character classes that can take a lot of damage. As a verb, refers to the act of drawing aggro from mobs before other team members strike with their abilities.

Twink
As a verb, the act of giving currency or valuable items to a newbie. As a noun, refers to a character that is twinked. In many games, twinked characters are visually marked by their level-inappropriate gear.

Uber
Slang form of super

WB
“welcome back”

Wipe
To "wipe" means for the entire group whether party or raid to all die. However, party or raid can only continue if there is a class that can resurrect oneself, thereby avoiding the time consumed from running back from the the graveyard and regrouping at the beginning of the instance.

WOOT
Synonymous with "hooray" or "way to go".

WoW
Abbreviation for World of Warcraft. An online game.

WTB
“want to buy”

WTS
“want to sell”
(Bukan "WTS" kayak di Indo Razz)

XP
experience points

Zerg
A combat strategy where a large group of players rush in at the target. Seen as a simple-minded strategy that requires no skill.

Zone
In games where different areas of the world are parceled out for loading reasons, different areas are referred to as zones.

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Re: Additional WoW Informations :)

Post  badja on Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:29 pm

makyus dude... thx

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