Hmmm... newb not as bad as noob... sound like splitting hairs, but I guess I haven't payed that much attention.

--Fandyllic 9:34 AM PST 15 November 2005

Yeah, that's how it was explained to me a long time ago and that's also what I've seen when eavesdropping on other people's conversations. When somebody wants to be insulting they'll invariably use the "noob" spelling, as in "Haha, you stupid noob!" The other spelling is most often used when the person isn't trying to be derogatory, as in "Darkmoon Faire gets more customers in Goldshire than TB because it's so close to where the newbs start out," or when referring to oneself like "I'm still a newb." But as I wrote, that's just in my own personal experience.--Illidan Rocks 16:53, 15 Nov 2005 (EST)

  • Newbie: New internet user.
  • Noob: One who acts like a new internet user.

A smart newbie would not beg for free money or open a trade window. They would simply RTFM or ask someone from their guild if they know where should they level up.

A noob would not even bother to be polite. He would spam "money plz" in chats etc. Noobs are lazy morons - period.

"Hunters: All members of the hunter class are, by definition, noobs." -- shouldn't this be deleted. :P Edit

I really think this statement ("Hunters: All members of the hunter class are, by definition, noobs.") violates the neutral point of view policy (as does the whole section it appears in as far as I'm concerned). I think it should be removed. :P -- Sevok 10:03, 21 November 2006 (EST)

Lack of Facts Edit

I'm personally seeing some stuff that I would arise to contest this. I myself am seeing the view of only one or two people going into the article, and am about ready to propose for it's deletion. Some practices in here I would rarely consider to be noob, namely ganking, to a degree "Taking Command" especially with "noobs" who violate the 'Objectives' portion...I wouldn't really consider barrens chatters to be noobs (i comprehend the meaning i play horde) and just generally some stuff players do to have fun. Regardless I'd like to see this updated (e.g. ganking switched to 80) should things be kept the same.

  • I've added the NPOV tag to the article because I agree with you. I have tried to make a few changes the emphasize that some of the behavior that is listed might not be considered "noobish" under certain circumstances. I come in a day later to see the edits (sans one, which I had to change because it provided out of date info about what the DK's tanking tree is now that the Cata patches came in) are completely gone. I've also removed the OOD tag about the CC because Blizz is seemly going to reintroduce the mechanic in Cata. But yeah, NPOV issues are heavy here, and I think that tag is appropriate in this case. Darkpowrjd (talk) 10:16, December 2, 2010 (UTC)
That's my mistake; I apologize, Darkpowrjd. I'l revert the changes, and then throw in the part about the Death Knights and the NPOV tag. I agree that the article seems skewed, so if we all want to brainstorm on this page about what to do to make it better - or even delete it - let's do that. Raylan13@fandom (talk) 15:41, December 2, 2010 (UTC)
I deleted that entire list because that seemed to be the basis behind the entire argument of this page. In its place, I put a more streamlined and a more (I hope) neutral list of how to "avoid the label". If this helps in any way, feel free to remove the NPOV tag. If not, we can build on the new list (I would hope).Darkpowrjd (talk) 12:00, December 29, 2010 (UTC)

... Edit

This just appears to be a list of somebodies pet hates..

I recommend restructuring the article so that it brings actual relevance to the game, rather than categorizing every mistake that can be made as 'noob' behaviour. Also not writing the article from a personal point of view.

"Frivolous AOE: Not only does this help to put the noob to the bottom of the damage meters, but using AOE on a single target without good reason is a great way to waste mana and break crowd control. A fearsome tool in the noob arsenal."

Appears to be a personal opinion of somebody. It would be better phrased if it were something like:

"Frivolous AOE: Under certain circumstances, the usage of channelled AOE spells on single targets could be seen as 'noobish' behaviour. As AOE spells generally cost more mana and can break crowd control."

Ironically, most of the article seems to be written by an inexpierenced player..

"Overuse of Powerword:" - Is like saying a druid who always puts hots on the tank whilst not in combat is a noob. It completely depends on the conditions and player. The player could just be bored, for example.

"One mob at a time:" & "Pulling aggro:" - Who would be the 'noob' under these circumstances?

Remove or remake the article in my opinion.

Experienced in the game yet ignorant of how to play. What? Edit

"Experienced in the game yet ignorant of how to play" That sentence doesn't make any sense and are completely contradictory. Luka1184 (talk) 19:18, December 22, 2014 (UTC)

I think it's referring to someone who "knows" a lot about the game, but doesn't have a clue how to actually play it. Like a person who can rattle off what the bosses do in a raid, but has never actually set foot in the raid but doesn't typically reveal that fact. I'll tweak that sentence, though Winky Raylan13@fandom (talk) 19:24, December 22, 2014 (UTC)

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