Kia ora! I'm Timur, joining you from Aotearoa New Zealand. I play on US servers and I'm allergic to FOTM. The mere suggestion that priests are overpowered in this bracket made me abandon my original planned twink. Although I'm new to f2p thinking I've been playing WoW for a pretty long time. I'm hoping to dive into the scene with just one or two twinks to begin with as I have sharply limited playtime. Currently I'm interested in running a monk for the sheer diversity of playstyles (and because I got shanked by one who looked like he was having a blast in a levelling BG): switching between healing, dpsing and soloing PVE achievements with brewmaster sounds great! I've done my best to read through the baseline guides, but I have a few questions for the team if people don't mind jumping in to help me out: While I understand race is largely a cosmetic choice ("play what you think looks cool") I'm also conscious that at lvl 20 the utility from racials is much more significant than at max level. @Chops's warrior racial guide was very useful in this regard but obviously weighted toward warriors. With the above in mind, does anyone have a view on the best-ish Alliance race for windwalker monk at 20? I am thinking night elf for the movement speed, target drop, +6 agility and even the 1% dodge chance but I'm definitely open to being swayed. Gnomish root clear sounds quite nice, as does the panda extra interrupt and double food buff (does that boost 10% stam food to 20% stam? Because that would be really something for FCing, right?) Now that (I am given to understand) ilvl 28 greens are grandfathered for F2P twinks, has the calculus changed around best in slot gear? My best understanding is that F2P can no longer farm greens better than ilvl 25, meaning Burning Crusade socketed gear is likely to make up most of our BIS. Is that correct? Where do rings and capes fit into this? Can I/should I be farming ilvl 25(?) green rings, necks and capes with sockets somewhere? Does dodge rating work for all specs or just tanks? A lot of BC gear has dodge on it, and I'm wondering about the meme-fun viability of a full dodge set... But if dodge rating doesn't even work for windwalker that idea won't so much as get out of the gate. Do I correctly understand that most US people here play on Blackwing Lair? Given the extreme limitations on F2P interaction, is there any benefit to playing on the same realm as others, or should I just play on a random realm where I can get cool names? Finally, does anyone have advice regarding the fastest route for an F2P going 1-20? I understand that the Cudgel of Naralex is liable to be BIS for my monk (or at least competitive—I'm still working on understanding the minutiae of how weapon speed and enchants and things work), so I'm anticipating a large number of rerolls trying to get it procced blue or purple. My first 1-20 experience took a good six hours, which makes rerolling look... Not so good. One final I wonder—I've seen a number of twink ret paladins running around with the Runeblade of Baron Rivendare, which I'm pretty sure is a circa 1% drop chance weapon. At least two of them assured me (corroborated by their mounts and achievements) that they're fully F2P twinks. How are people pulling that off? Are they literally soloing Stratholme 100+ times on level 20 paladins? I really want a paladin with the Runeblade but—hot damn? Thanks for having me and I look forward to getting whomped by you guys in the BGs.