WoW-Pro Leveling Addon

Ludovicus's picture





Current Version: 2.7.7
Last Update: Apr 23, 2014
Next Update: June 11, 2014


Still don't believe us? Check out our User Testimonials!





Basic Guide Window

Minimalist View

Dropdown Menu

Guide List

How To Install:

  1. Download the addon using the big shiny button.

  2. Download TomTom from WoW Interface or Curse. TomTom is important! Without it, you won't see the arrow telling you where to go! Get version v50400-1.0.0 or later.
  3. Unzip the downloaded files into your addons directory. (How do I unzip the file?)

    Windows 7/8 location:

      C:\Users\Public\Games\World of Warcraft\Interface\Addons

    Mac location:

      Macintosh Main HD/Applications/World of Warcraft/Interface/Addons
  4. Log into the game. In the lower left-hand corner of your character select screen, you should see an "Addons" button. Click it. The WoW-Pro addon and TomTom should both be listed. Make sure they are checked, and you're ready to go!

  5. If you have any trouble installing the guide, stop by our Addon Help Chat Room to get help!

You can also visit the WoW-Pro Leveling Addon Troubleshooting Guide, where you'll find a fix for most common issues.


Don't miss out on updates!






Features:

  • Will cover EVERY zone, not just the "best" ones
  • Automatically checks off steps as you progress through the guide
  • Completely customizable view
  • Arrow and map points show you exactly where to go
  • Adjustable XP settings work with...
    • Heirlooms
    • Recruit-A-Friend
    • Dungeons
    • PvP
  • Works great with partially leveled characters
  • Integrated quest tracker (can be disabled if desired)
  • Integrated quest item buttons
  • Supports step skipping (the guide knows the difference between a skipped step and a completed step)
  • Innovative "sticky steps" help you manage quests you need to complete as you go!


Have a bug to report? Want to help us update guides? Check out our community page!




The Addon Dev Team

Lead Developers:

  • Core Addon: Jiyambi/Silvann/Ludovicus
  • Leveling Module: Jiyambi/Ludovicus
  • Dailies Module: Jiyambi/Twists/Ludovicus
  • Professions Module: Ludovicus

Development Team:

  • Dunevon
  • Gameldar
  • Gylin
  • Jiyambi
  • Ludovicus
  • Shakazahn
  • Silvann
  • Twists

Guide Writing:
  • Arixan
  • Bitsem
  • Gylin
  • Jame
  • Jiyambi
  • Kurich
  • Manovan
  • Snowflake
  • Svenn
Guide Coding:
  • Bitsem
  • Gameldar
  • Gylin
  • Hezkezl
  • Jame
  • Jiyambi
  • Liavan
  • AyaJulia
  • Malorajan
  • Pretzl
  • Tarix
  • MagicSN
Testing:
  • AyaJulia
  • evl
  • Mezput
  • moraller
  • tash
  • toobulkeh
  • Tuluven
  • Twists
  • Zidomo

Comments

Hmm, that is a possibility :)

Hmm, that is a possibility :) I downloaded it and am going to see how that works. Will be running an alt through Kun Lai tomorrow, so will see if all the other issues are maybe already fixed. The one I mentioned up above with "My Husband . . . " however is with the current update :)

Thanks for pointing that out. Looking forward to seeing the next update :)

My two cents

Leveling 85-90 I tried at the same time both this guide and Zygor one and I think that wow-pro does an outstanding job compared to Zygor. It lacks some directions sometime but it's a free guide so I do want to thank everyone involved, you all providea wonderful tool to the whole WoW community, keep going!

BTW, everyone can simply notify any bug/error to improve this guide.

Kun-Lai waypoints are off and a bit confusing to follow

Thank you for all the hard work you put into these guides. They are wonderful! As a few previous comments have mentioned, there are a few issues with the new Pandarian guides. I know it takes a bit to work out all the kinks. Since the previous posts mention a few of the issues, I'll skip to the ones I have encountered that have not been mentioned. Several of the waypoints in the Kun-Lai guide are not very clear how to get to. In particular, ones that involve leading us into a cave or up the side of a cliff. Typically your guides give amazing details and several waypoints along the way to make sure we don't get lost. This is one of the first times I spent over 15 mins trying to figure out how to get to one of your waypoints, and finally had to look it up on Wowhead. This happened several more times throughout this particular guide. And there were a few times where I was confused what I was supposed to do next. I found the beginning of this zone the most confusing to follow. Another thing I noticed was that there were a few times we were asked to hearth, but never told to set our hearthstone at any particular inn. Usually we are told which inns are useful to set our hearths too.

The quest waypoints have no descriptions. There is the name of the quest, maybe a quick description, but mostly very vague and I find myself having to read the quest and look on the ingame blizzard features to figure out exactly what I am supposed to do. Very disappointing since typically your quest guides are so amazing. I have never had to use other questing addons or other features when using your guides before.

One particular example would be the quest where we hop in a wagon and ride up the mountain. The quest description for your guide is "hop in the wagon" However, there is no waypoint guiding us to where the wagon is, nor any description telling us. The only waypoint is at the top of the mountain. So I follow that waypoint and the tomtom arrow, only to discover that this waypoint is not where the wagon is. And instead is where the wagon ride will end. So I have to then travel back to the bottom of the mountain and hunt for the wagon. I should have just followed Blizzard's quest interface that showed me at least a circle of the general whereabout of where this wagon was :) It turns out the wagon was to the left of the guy several feet away, and if I had realized that the waypoint wasn't telling me where the wagon was, I would have noticed it right away. But just things like that were slightly frustrating with this guide. I realize it is stuff I can figure out on my own with just a bit of research, but your guides typically are spot on and don't require this. So following your guide the way I normally do meant doing a lot of backtracking and researching this time around.

I am a huge fan of your guides, and while this hasn't changed, I will admit I was a bit disappointed and frustrated this time around :) I'm sure things will smooth out soon. Looking forward to the updates for all the alts that still need levelling!

Emmaleah's picture

Kun Lai.

I apologize for errors, that zone was very hard to write, I must have rearranged it 4 or 5 times, then made more (albeit minor) adjustments to order later.  Its possible the hearth steps got lost, altho I know at one point they were there.  I can't say how much it would have been nice to have people helping when I was trying to make them.  Kun Lai was the zone I put the most effort in, I personally took 7 characters through that zone, so I feel truely sad that the guide isnt everything you expected. 

I can't imagine that making

I can't imagine that making these guides is any easy task. It's possible that after the first time through, you didn't notice the lack of fluency simply because at that point, you yourself already knew what the next step was. You knew the cave was down a slope and under this cliff or that the wagon was the one standing at the start of the trail. It's possible your steps made sense to you because you already knew what was next. It's something I will know the second time through as well. Just was pointing out that using this guide as a first-timer through the zone was maddening, and that there was a lot of wasted time having to use outside sources to figure things out.

Keep up the great work :) I didn't point these things out in an attempt to complain about the guides. I love these guides and appreciate all the hard work that goes into creating them. Just wanted to let you know where I found the guide frustrating in an attempt to help.

Some suggestions

Some suggestions: There are NOOOOO explanations! The tomb of conquerors was really difficult to follow. There were no explanations for when we needed to click on something. Or when we were looking for something in particular to kill. In one example: All I saw was a waypoint, which was wrong btw :), and there were no explanations. Turns out all I had to do was kill a mob and get the map. Something like "look around for such and such a mob and kill it to loot the map" would have at least been helpful!!

You also never mentioned to click on the tablet on the wall. So I was trying to move on to the next part, and had to run back so I could click on it. Many steps in the tomb of conquerors were like this. I will admit, I finally grew so frustrated with the guide that I uninstalled it and just used the blizzard questing interface.

Thanks for trying :) But the Blizzard questing interface was much easier to understand than trying to follow waypoints that have no explanations such as HOW to get to that other side of the wall where the waypoint is leading.

Will check back later and see if there is an update and will try it again. But this guide needs a lot of work atm.

Jade Forest Guide missing "An Air of Worry" Pickup

Jade forest guide has been great and have just run into one bug: we're not told to pick up the quest "An Air of Worry" in Dawn's Blossom, but we are told to turn it in at Nectarbreeze Orchard.

Incomplete Panderia guide?

Firstly, enourmas fan of the addon and have used it religiously for a while now. Got my main to 85 with it. 

 

Only issue I have is the 85-90 guides seem to be incredibly incomplete. Some steps are in a messed up order, there are no sticky steps set so basically you have to use your own intuition and there is no real information to the steps, just basically telling you your destination (which is not always complete/accurate either) so I often find myself relying more on the in game tracker and quest log. I can't rely on LightHeaded for tips either as WoWHead doesn't have much info on these quests yet (unless I just need to update that addon).

 

I really hope I don't sound like I'm complaining. 1-85 is amazing. I just think maybe until the Panderia guides are complete maybe the addon should be labelled beta? Just so no other complain. You know how people can be "this addon sucks! The guides are awful!" etc. 

 

As a sidenote the Panderan starter guide is flawless. It's just the Panderia guides that are lacking. I expect any kinks will be ironed out in a future update though.

 

Thank you everyone for the fantastic work! :)

Ludovicus's picture

Re: Incomplete Panderia guide?

The Level 85-90 guides have not been played through enough as yet, and they suffered from Blizzard making changes all over the place as the guides were written. Most have undergone multiple edits on the beta realms. because of these changes.

Unfortunately, that means folks like you that start from level 85 and hit the guides early get a pretty crude experience.

We don't even have the monk quests for non-pandaren races in, and G-d only knows what other changes Blizzard slipped in.  I keep running into bugs in the addon where I could swear it worked a week ago.

I beg your indulgence and patience as we try to keep up with the game. But I don't think the addon should be labeled as beta, as it is better than that.  Specific comments about grouping quests or bad locations should be posted to the particular guide pages.

The starting Pandaria guide is not flawless and will be tweaked until us OCD types are satisfied.  But it did not get into the state that it is until more than 10 runs were made; that's a lot of time.

Your patience is appreciated.

testing process this xpac was flawed

I have been using these guides since 70 and followed the cata testing closely and I can tell everyone exactly why there are flaws this time around. Cata had what looked like 50 or so people writing, testing, revising, discussing, working on the guides. They were worked by the good folks who did them with much effort. This time around I did not notice much chatter. I wouldnt be surprised if under 10 people were involved in the process. Now dont get me wrong. I am not complaining, the guides work well enough, I delt with the bugs as best i could and I made it to 90 within 24 hours, and I thank those who contributed. But this website has to go. It's horrendous and broken. The forums are filled with bots and the captcha makes me want to hurt babies. Also, maybe next time put out a request on the beta forums and maybe some new blood will help the process and give those who worked on this some breaks. 

 

TLDR: the guide was the best it could have been based on timing and staffing. Hopefully next expansion gets more assistance. Hopefully Ill be in beta

 

It might not be perfect, but this was still damn good by launch

I agree the guide was 'good'

I agree the guide was 'good' but far from the well weathered guides we are used to. I've almost completed Valley of the Four Winds, and I'll say that Jade Forest is 'ok' and VotFW is 'better'. I wish I took the time to write down all the bugs I found (way points wrong, missing information or bad information). I'll do this when I roll my alt through for sure.

Also, are there forums we can post bugs to? This 'comments' deal are hard to follow or report bugs in. Things seem to get buried, etc. Proper forums would be nice or a bug reporting only comments section at least.

In short, the guide as is works enough to get you where you need to be and most of the time provide brain dead simple instructions. Once more bug reports come in and the rough edges get cleaned up it will be back to that A+ wow-pro.com quality. I'd say its B+ right now. Don't be afraid to try it.

 

Also, the captchas used are insane to read. Taking me forever to get it right. Font way too small on some letters.

Bagels n' Lox

Ludovicus's picture

Re: I agree the guide was 'good'

There are too many places to post bugs to!

LUA errors can be posted to the blog entry for the version you got the error in.  Like:  WoW-Pro 2.3.3 Leveling, Dailies, Professions, WorldEvents, and Achievements Release Notes (MoP Release)

Guide specific errors should be posted to the guide pages which are all listed here:  Specific Guide Bug Reporting(oops, I just realized I need to update that darned list!)  If the guide you want is not listed, post on that page to punish me :-).

But people post bugs in all sorts of crazy places, so I tend to just scan all the comments posted and make notes to myself or just fix them right then if I can.

 

Cheers for the response. I

Cheers for the response. I was also a little hard on the Panderea guides. I've not got past Jade Forrest yet (zone is swarming so i try to get as much as possible done in ridiculous hours) so can't speak for the other zones and there ARE sticky steps included, just not as many as maybe could be. It seems the guide for that zone starts eratically and then gets better (although some waypoints are still off but that's not the end of the world).

The beta suggestion was more suggested as a safeguard against potential haters. We both know how people can be on the internet. ;)

Again, thanks for the great work. I try to spread the word as much as possible but of course when people hear "free quest guide" they often get suspicious. Though I managed to get a new user of the addon the other day while experimenting with the Panderan starter.

Ludovicus's picture

Re: Cheers for the response. (Giving Credit to my friends)

No worries.

The observations by mottaman are correct. There is only a small crew of us working on this:

  • I made the initial port to the MoP Beta, and then had to wait awhile till other components we dependend on were fixed.
  • I got the recorder working and made the first pandaren starter guide.
  • Rajitazi made the Alliance JadeForest and Karasang Wilds Guides
  • Emmaleah did the Horde  JadeForest and Karasang Wilds Guides
  • Emmaleah also made the Neutral Valley of the four winds, Kunl Lai Summit, Dread Wastes, and Towlong Steppes Guides
  • Fluclo took the awful pandaren starter guide and made it real.
  • Twists and I do most of the programming these days.

To my knowledge, these are the first guides that these folks ever wrote, and these zones are big.  The fact that we get somewhere between 8 to 40 thousand downloads with as few problems as reported is a miracle.

Testing the higher level guides is a bit of a problem and takes even more time than writing the guides.  In my experience, it has take 3-6 play throughs to get a guide in shape, and thats a lot of time.  Of course, it is also a moving target.  Blizzard adds quests, deletes them, changes their names, changes the quest ids, makes things class specific, and any number of other things that keep us having the edit the guides as well.

Many of the level 1-85 guides will likely need further edits, but that will just have to wait til later.

Thanks for your understating.   ... and if you wanna help out, let me know!  We need testers and writers.

 

JamesL85's picture

Apologies

I did volunteer to help, but work got absolutely insane and I didn't get to play the beta very much.  Things are starting to slow down and I'll do what I can to go through the zones.  I had 16 85's (12 Alliance and 4 Horde) the day MoP opened.  I've only started on one and she's still at 88.  As I go through with the next toons, I'll take notes and suggest changes as I go along.

Thanks for everything you all have done on this.  You've all done a GREAT job!!!

James

Emmaleah's picture

Thanks.

I set down to write this twice and couldn't come up with the right way to say it.  5 stars for Ludovicous :P

so is the update going to be ready for tomarrow

i dont know how to do all this stuff so is everything going to be on the next update because its getting close and people are going to want to use it as soon as it goes live but i still love them

Ludovicus's picture

Re: so is the update going to be ready for tomarrow

The update will be ready before 9 PM EST.

I am in the processes of test loading each guide and correcting all the little errors that have crept in.

Yet again, for example, the gilenas starter zone names have changed!

 

one the guide i downloaded on the 15th

it only shows (the wandering isle,the jade forest,krasarang wilds and kun-lai summit) will townlong steppes, dread wastes and vale of eternal blossoms be added the 26th i wanna be sure because i wanna do ever one of those lands

btw love the guides so far

i forgot

and valley of the four winds sorry still love ur guides

Emmaleah's picture

Valley guide

There appears to be a bug that is not letting Valley guide load into memory.  The workaround until the bug is fixed is to open the guide (in wordpad or another text editor) and delete the name of the next guide that is not for your faction. (i.e. "rajkra8687|" needs deleted if you are horde and "|emmkra8687" if you are alliance). save it with the same name.  go back into WoW, Valley guide should then be available.  You would need to do it the other way if you want to then use the guide with the other faction, but I don't expect many are doing that, early on anyway.

I'm having a hard time

I'm having a hard time understanding this, I tried finding the name you mentioned using the search in the Valley guide but it has nothing, where should this be?

How i fixed WoWPro v2.3.1A.zip

There were many bugs in loading in the guides.

This is the first time I'm using Wowpro so I don't know if the guides are as they should be, but here's how i loaded them in as a Horde toon.

 

1. Go to <wow folder>\Interface\AddOns\WoWPro_Leveling\Neutral and open Guides.xml in notepad or any other text edeting tool.

2. Insert

 

<Script file="89_90_Emmaleah_Dread_Wastes.lua"/>

<Script file="89_90_Emmaleah_Townlong_Steppes.lua"/>

 

after

<Script file="88_89_Emmaleah_KunLaiSummit.lua"/>

and save the file.

3. Goto <wow folder>\Interface\AddOns\WoWPro_Leveling\Neutral and open 86_88_Emmaleah_Valley4Winds.lua with a texteditor.

Change 'Alliance to 'Neutral' in:

WoWPro.Leveling:RegisterGuide('EmmVal8688', 'Valley of the Four Winds', 'Emmaleah', '86', '88', 'EmmKun8889', 'Alliance', function()

and save the file.

4. Goto <wow folder>\Interface\AddOns\WoWPro_Leveling\Horde and open 85_86_Emmaleah_JadeForest.lua with a texteditor.

5. Change 'EmmVal8687' to 'EmmVal8688' in:

WoWPro.Leveling:RegisterGuide('EmmJad8586', 'The Jade Forest', 'Emmaleah', '85', '86', 'EmmVal8687', 'Horde', function()

and save the file.

6. Startup wow and check if the guides are in the list.

 

 

Ludovicus's picture

Neutral Guide Selection

... of the followon guides was broken.  It was not paying attention to the player's faction, but always picking horde.

 

OOOOPS!

 

I did exactly as you said and

I did exactly as you said and they are still not showing up in the guide list.  Sigh, I hope we get a working update before launch!

There we go! Fresh install

There we go! Fresh install after deleting the saved variables, tried what you said and voila, works like a charm!  

I've edited the valley of the 4 winds.lua to reflect the quest id changes emmah made as well and leading to the Krasarang instead of Kun-Lai.  Is there anything else to do?

Emmaleah's picture

Anything else?

I would check to make sure all the guides are showing in the list on the leveling tab. They new guides are:
Wandering Isles (Panda starting area)
Jade Forest
Valley of the Four Winds
Krasarang Wilds
Kun-Lai Summit
Townlong Stepps
Dread Waste

Even if the autoload of next guide doesn't work, as long as the guides are showing in the leveling tab of the configuration page, you can manually choose your next guide.

I know it would be nice to be perfect on launch, but hey, its better than WoTLK where Zul'Drak, Storm Peaks and Ice Crown weren't done for months after launch.

Dread wastes is relatively

Dread wastes is relatively broken at the moment. I'm at the very beginning of the zone and the guide is defaulting to "congratulations, you have finished Dread Wastes" or the brewgarden step, which is near the end in the zone. Resetting the guide does nothing. 

Emmaleah's picture

Dread Waste

are all the steps checked off and that is showing as the current step?

Can you scroll up to the top of the guide.

Can you give any more details?

Ludovicus: could it be because I used 'nil' for next GID? I believe I remember this happening too, but I always just scrolled to the top and went on.  I only took Raji and Emma thru all of dread waste, but I know I had a couple of others in the intro because I was trying to nail down which of the lead in quests give the fligh path to Brewmistress Yi. ( I sure hope Bliz fixxed that one)

 

Ludovicus's picture

Re: Dread wastes is relatively

Hmm, that is strange.  If you look at the guide steps, do you see any?

so

all of the guides should be on it on the next update and all the bugs fixed?

Hi, Thanks for the guides..

Hi, Thanks for the guides.. much appreciated!  Will definetly be using on trying to get server first.

Question though... this work around is a little confusing.  Would you be able to elaborate a little on it.  Thanks!

Edit:  btw... these CAPTCHA's suck! lol... 20 tries now

Emmaleah's picture

Vale of eternal Blossoms

I didnt make a guide for Vale of Eternal Blossoms.  Other than daily quests, there are just a handful of quests there and I didn't feel it needed a guide.  Read below for info re : Dread Wastes and Townlong Steppes.

hey is all the lands are going to have guides

at the momment the only lands u have on the guide list for over 85 is the jade forest,krasarang wilds and kun-lai summit is there going to be more added on the 26th i hope because i use them alot plus i want the loremaster of pandaria plz let me know it would take a weight off my shoulders

Emmaleah's picture

MOP Leveling guides

The guides are all in the current download.  We continue to edit them to make them clearer and or more efficient, so you probably want to get the most recent version on the 24th (or whenever it is ready).  As my comment below says, the guides.xml (pointer file) is missing the entries for the last two zones atm, but Ludovicus plans to fix that soon.

Emmaleah's picture

Neutral guides.xml not updated

Ludovicus, you included the new guides in the download, but it seems you missed updating the neutral\guides.xml for Dread Wastes and Townlong. 

Everyone else, if you want to see the Townlong and Dread Wastes guides, open the guides.xml located in the neutral directory and add those two file names following the pattern of all the guides above.

Ludovicus's picture

Re: Neutral guides.xml not updated

Oh pooh.  I'll fix it as soon as I get home.  On a business trip this week.


Thanks for the report and all your hard work, Emmaleah.


 

Completed quests update?

I have been using this addon for ages and love it, really helpful.

But since 5.0.4  while everything still works, it no longer keeps track of which quests I have done.  When I load any guide it shows as 0/xx rather than tracking which quests I have already done in that zone.

Any ideas on what I could do?  I have reinstalled it a few times and kept an eye on every update, but still have this issue.  that said everything else works great.  I just don't want to have to try follow every waypoint and arrow trying to "mark off" what has been done in each zone.  I know I will miss things or skip things lol

 

Cheers

Ludovicus's picture

Re: Completed quests update?

I have been seeing the same problem myself and have been holding back on making an update until I got the bloody bug fixed.

I had a solution that worked on PC's but did not work on Mac's that was a WoW client bug, that seems to have been fixed earlier this week.

I am now preparing to make an update.

 

Adjust Guide for XP Bonus

Hi,

In prep for MoP, I have a question about adjusting the guide for xp bonuses.

I'll be starting a Pandaren with full heirlooms plus the monk quest bonus XP. I'm worried the guide will have me in one area for too long. Does the addon automatically adjust or is there a setting I need to change somewhere?

Thanks'

Emmaleah's picture

Rank Setting

There is a setting in the configuration menu for Rank 1 is absolutely everything, 2 is basically all but the annoying or hard quests and 3 includes ONLY the critical quest lines.  That being said, not all guides are upgraded to use the Rank tag, and not all authors who use it will apply the definition the same way.  I personally keep it set on 1 and just manually check off whatever I dont want to do.

 

unrelated aside to admins... did you change the captcha database? I can actually read this one!

Ludovicus's picture

Re: Rank Setting

I think it is exactly the other way around:



  1. Only Critical quest lines

  2. Everything except group or silly quests

  3. You want Loremaster and/or are OCD

 

Addon? Date?

The addon page says it will be updated on the 5th of Sept and its hte 12th now.  Typo or it just hasn't happened?

Guide

I have downloaded the newest update multiple times from Wow-pro.com, but in game the guide is telling me I am using a trial version and need to download the guide on your site to get more guides......I'm lost   0.o     I downloaded it here......

Emmaleah's picture

Wow-pro trial?

The only possible things I can think of that would behave as you have described are:

1) you didnt delete the trial directory first so something is still left from the trial version.

2) you managed to download the trial version from here (the big yellow download button is linked to the correct version, but Im sure the trial is available somewhere.  Did you download from http://wow-pro.com/addon ? click the big yellow download button that says v 2.3.1 right below it.

3) you have more than one installed version of wow, and you are downloading the correct version of wow-pro into a version of wow that is not the one you are playing.

I imagine there are other possibilities, but those are what come to mind.

Wow-pro trial?

   Thank you so much for your help. I did indeed have 2 WoW folders, deleted the one that obviously wasn't correct. Also, I didn't delete the trial version, so now it is working correctly!!!  I deeply appreciate the walkthrough on the fix  :)

yeah   we want to know why it

yeah   we want to know why it hasnt been updated yet ive been having issues with the gps part of wow pro

Ludovicus's picture

Re: yeah we want to know why it

Sorry about not updating the front page with the next expected date for updates.

There were a few bugs that I was tracking down that took longer to fix than I anticipated.

I'll cut a release today (9/15).

Forthepie's picture

Typo in Uldum Guide

Step 314 for the quest Bad Datas, says spead to instead of speak to Harrison Jones.

Ludovicus's picture

Re: Typo in Uldum Guide

Fixed.