Leveling and Questing Guides

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I love this guide!

To the devs of WoWPro, thank you!

I love this addon. I recently started playing WoW again and bought the game again. I leveled my Blood Elf Paladin from 1-85 in about 5 1/2 days, doing a lot of PvP and alt-tabbing and going afk.

I leveled a blood elf warrior from 1-85 in 3 days 6 hours using this guide (and some heirlooms, but oh well...)!

 

Finding Guides

WoW-Pro,

I have really been amazed at how incredibe your guides have been through the years. I have used them and referred many people to them, toughting how amazing they are.

I noticed recently that the website has had a complete makeover. I am now having trouble finding any of the guides. Are they no longer free for anyone to see? Is there some donation or contribution I can make to once again gain access to the guides. I'd really like to make use of the Cataclism guide when the expansion comes out.

Most respectfully,

WollmanD

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Hello WollmanD. We will

Hello WollmanD.

We will never, EVER charge for our leveling guides! The site is still experiencing growing pains. One of those pains is the loss of ALL of our categorization, including the nice list of leveling guides which was once on this page. I'm in the process of setting up the categories again, and we'll be doing our best to get everything back in place.

Until then, try using the new search functions to locate the guide you need. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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Search function?

I was once again lost while looking for stuff, and I came across this thread.

UM>>>> what search functions are you referring to?  The only search functions I have found for wow-pro's website is google?

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When Cataclysm is released,

When Cataclysm is released, I will be moving all old 1-60 leveling guides to the archive section. The only exception will be the blood elf and draenei guides, as those are mostly unchanged.

This will include Jame's leveling guides. I will at that time combine Jame's Outland and Northrend guides into the main leveling guide sections for Horde and Alliance, respectively.

I will also be moving the "Cataclysm" leveling guides into the main leveling guide section at that time, since they will just be the normal guides then.

If you have any questions about this process, feel free to leave a comment.

chanches to curent low leveling

I have just begun to level a new horde char (orc hunter) and am using the addon to level. Want to know what I have to expect once cata is out. Can I still use current leveling guides or do I have to switch to new ones.

I suppose the questions is: is blizzard using there phasing technologies to get only high chars in chanced zones or will it be the same for all?
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STrek

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STrek

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The current quests and

The current quests and leveling experience for levels 1-60 will be GONE. Nadda, out of here, no more. No characters on any official servers, no matter what their level, will be able to access them. The ONLY ones that will remain relatively unchanged are the Blood Elves and Draenei 1-20 areas.

Basically, the paper guides will still be available in the archive section, but the addon guides will be completely changed. The idea is that on December 7th, when Cataclysm happens, our addon will have an update and the old guides will be gone, with the new ones replacing them.

Before anyone asks - yes there are archived copies of old addon versions both on our github repository and on several of the addon sites we use, and these will continue to be available after Cataclysm comes out, so you'll be able to get those old files if you really want them. I'm not going to bother making these more easily accessible unless you give me a very good reason. "I'm on a private server and I need them since we didn't upgrade to Cataclysm" is a BAD reason - and it's illegal.

Sorry for hijacking your perfectly reasonable question with a rant, STrek Eye I just know that's the kind of thing some people might ask.

Guide

Hello Jame's,
I've Been Following Your Guide's Quite Some Time Now, And Really Enjoying How You've Done It All To!!

Only 1 Problem, On Certaion Quests It' Won't Let Me Tick It, Say If I Did A Quest They Auto Go To Another Quest But It Doesn't Anymore.. Any Suggestions Why?

Dave

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sometimes right clicking the

sometimes right clicking the tick box will remedy this

-WKJezz
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Thanks!

I just wanna thank you for such wonderful guides! Smiling

PS: I can see you are using Drupal Sticking out tongue

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Dungeon levelling guide proposal

Hello,
I've been following you guys for a while and using Jame's guide for TourGuide.
You know...if it wasn't for you, Jame, I would not enjoy WoW so much.

Nowadays I'm levelling a new alt but I'm not using any levelling addon anymore: new blizzard improvements in quest tracking, my own experience (Jame enhanced Smiling ), increased experience from mobs and quests (due to boa items and blizzard policy) and accessible levelling dungeons (with new dungeon finder tool) made it hard to follw any guide.
Still, should I decide to level only by questing I'd rather use your guide.

I have an idea for a new levelling guide into dungeons.
It should, first of all, have a list of quests to do in each dungeon, with quest givers, pre-quests, objective description, level range.

And then any other interesting information such as rewards, lore, dungeon tips or glitches...

Making a TourGuide guide to go get all quests in the least possible travels would be very cool too, but I can't help on that I fear.
Instead, I started a collection of quests, to have something concrete in my hands while proposing this guide, but I stopped because of Cataclism.
Do you think dungeon quests will change?

And overall: is there anyone interested in this guide?

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Interesting point

I find that I can knock back almost half a level in heirloom chest and shoulders every instance. That is +20% experience. I basically have all the heirlooms except the ring. I run quests while waiting for the LFG tool to pull me into a run.

Battlefields also really can do a lot for your experience, and some will run Gnome reputation for you as well (the lowest/hardest Alliance rep to grind it seems).

I'm certain that when Cataclysm comes out, that will change.

But most of the prep for instances/dungeons isn't that useful, compared to just running two of them rather than one with time spent prepping.

As for my current 80, the moment Cataclysm launches, I'm cooking a huge number of fish feasts with my cooking hat on to level my cooking ...

Lveling en Druid

Jeg har 3 andre nivå 80 Toons men bestemte seg for å rulle en Druid. Da han hets til 80 han vil være viktigste spec som Resto og av spec som balanse (kanskje en tank) Min viktigste Toon er nå en sjaman healer og ganske godt rustet og i ICC til 9 av 12 sjefer. Eventuelle innspill jeg kan komme på utjevning talenter og avslutter spillet på en druide er godt verdsatt
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Dungeon Leveling Guide Proposal

I'm very, very interested in a guide that takes into the following: 1) Dungeon finder; and 2) Heirloom items. I've never helped with a guide before, but would be open to help in collaborating on the project. With the leveling guides I've used (primarily this one) I, too, find that I level at a rate that throws the pace of the guide way off (not its fault at all, I can't say enough good stuff about the guide) to the point that I get frustrated and just queue up for dungeons.

As a footnote, I am currently leveling a warrior tank, so the wait time for a dungeon at most times (lvl 48 now) is literally 2-10 seconds, maximum. For the dps toons I'm leveling, I use the dungeon finder as an added boost, but it still throws off the pace.

Again, I am more than happy to help on a project to develop such a guide, especially doing research, as I enjoy that sort of thing.

So, in short...I'm very interested in your guide. DO IT!

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Incorporating an accelerated

Incorporating an accelerated leveling pace is *definitely* something we want to incorporate in to the new addon Smiling My hope is to allow an option for you to set yourself to one or two higher speeds, where the guide will skip some steps along the way. The steps will have a special tag that lets the addon know to skip them if the person has that setting enabled.

My hope is that the addon will also be aware of your toon's level and will know to hurry you off to a higher level questing area if you are over-leveled for the place you are.

These are still in the early idea phase, and the core addon features need to be put together first. But they are good things to think about Smiling

Keep the ideas coming! Laughing out loud

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We are no longer using Tour

We are no longer using Tour Guide and have our own addon in development. One of the modules we want to create for the new addon is a dungeon guide. We plan to incorporate pretty much all of the tips you've discussed here.

Unfortunately, the questing portion of the new addon is taking priority so we haven't yet begun development on the dungeon guide portion. We want to offer a bit more specific support than Tour Guide did. Still, we plan to use the guide file system Tour Guide did as a base, so if you'd like to start something based on that, feel free Smiling

For more information about the new addon, see http://www.wow-pro.com/node/2850

A suggestion

The last guide is for Zul'Drak. Are there any more plans for quest guides for all the rest of the regions? I hope to get Loremaster for Northrend, and maybe the rest, before Cataclysm comes out. That would be really helpful. Whatever, thanks to everyone for all the hard work that went into these guides!

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I don't beleive Jame is

I don't beleive Jame is planning any more Northrend guides before Cataclysm comes out, he's just been too busy preparing for the new expansion and managing his SC2 site. We have had some awesome and extremely helpful users create their own guides. Some are addon-only, and some are faction-specific.

If you are going for loremaster, I recommend Everyquest (an addon). However, honestly Northrend zones are *EXTREMELY* easy to get the loremaster achievements for. If you can do old world and Outland, you should have absolutely zero trouble with the Northrend regions.

quests are low level

I cant help noticing that leveling takes place in zones lower level than your toon. For example, lvl 72-74 guide is in Howling Fjord which is 68-72. Is there a reason for this?

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Jame has often set some of

Jame has often set some of his leveling in zones that are a little lower level than player's current level. First of all, the quests are easier and you will complete them more quickly. Secondly, the more of the low level quests you do, the more high level quests will be available at level 80 to get some gold.

However if you like more of a challenge or don't care about the end game gold, go ahead and skip to the next zone.

Keep in mind that the guides were written before heirlooms were available and before the dungeon finder made it easy to gear up, so the general difficulty level is a lot lower now than it once was.

I was actually thinking

I was actually thinking about the amount of exp you get - lower lvl quests and mobs give less exp then regular. I dont know though whether the amount of exp for regular quests compensates for the time spent. If my ultimate goal is to level as fast as possible, and I don't care for gold that quests might give at 80, should I skip a zone or not?

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I think this partially

I think this partially depends on how comfortable you are with your class and how quickly you complete quests. If you feel like you can breaze through the content that is even with your level, then by all means skip the lower level stuff.

A note - lower level quests and mobs don't give any less XP than they would have if you had been the proper level for them. The do give less overall XP than a higher level mob would, of course, but it's not further decreased due to them being green in difficulty. That's something a lot of people don't understand.

Skipping Zones? Mhhh..maybe

I tell you my experience. I'm leveling a priest that it's 60 now and since I have also done some instances (and I have full heirloom set with 20% experience gain bonuses) and been very ahead of the guide, I skipped some zones since they were grey quest for me, well it was a real mess. Missing quests because I didn't to the previous to enable the following. Going in a zone then realizing that I couldn't do that quest because I didn't do the starting quest chain, very unconmfortable. In short what I suggest you it's not to skip areas, or make really sure that you do all the quests required (at least) and check carefully the previous zone you'll going to skip to make sure that you won't have problems with struggling finding where to start the quest chain to sync with the guide section.
This is also the reason why when I read in WoW forums of people skipping guide sections, due to being too low level I'm not agree and start ranting about it: it'll be a mess syncronizing with the guide and I've seen many people complaining about missing quests or accusing the guide for being innacurate, but not realizing that was their fault since they're skipping and missing a lot of quest chain requirement. Of course this apply if you're following a guide, believe me, it's very frustrating when you remain stuck in a guide section due to the reasons I've mentioned, more than doing grey quests (but they allow to be perfectly in sync with the guide) and goiing here and there to get the pre-requisite quests.

Just my 2 cents, wait..I'm italian..Just my 2 eurocents (better Eye)

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Well, I think the original

Well, I think the original poster was mentioning Northrend, where there aren't too many quest chains spanning zones like there is in the old world.

Additionally, we're hoping to add something in the new addon which allows it to check if you have done certain quests and then simply not instruct you to do any steps that require those quests to be completed.

Thanks for the explanation!

Thanks for the explanation! very helpful

Fastest leveling ever

Just leveled a Pally to 80 in 7 days 0 hours and 58 minutes using James' add-on guide. I did have some help from bind on account items for 20% extra XP. But still... WOW!!! You a fool not to use the guide

Just started

Hey Jame! I just started using your guide but i'm not sure where to start. I have just leveled to 72 but I am mixed up because i have already done a lot of the quests for the howling fjord guide. Thanks!

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Alliance or Horde? I would

Alliance or Horde? I would recommend just skipping the quests you've already done, and queuing up in the dungeon finder to help you catch up if this causes you to fall behind.

I am on Alliance

I just decided that I would simply finish leveling my hunter the hard way, but when i can get heirlooms ill make a warrior and follow your guide to 80. I definitly want an 80 warrior for cataclysm... seeing as worgen warrior is going to be a crazy tank! By the way, is using heirlooms with your guides ok? And what class should I be for a tank? I will obviously be switching to worgen anyway but i would prefer best tanking until then. Thanks Jame!

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One recommendation - When

One recommendation - When you go to a new zone with your hunter, you can very easily jump into the next guide, if you want to.

Heirlooms can certainly be used with our guides! You may find yourself getting ahead of the guide. If you start doing gray quests, just skip ahead to a later zone. The guide is just that - a *GUIDE* not a rule, as many people seem to think. Feel free to skip parts! Watch out for quest chains, though, especially in the last part of the 50-60 section. Hopefully we'll have some awesome features in our new addon that will make it easier to skip around!

For your tank... I'm assuming you meant which race should you be, not which class, since you seem to want to be a warrior! Well, if you were Horde side I'd recommend Tauren for the health buff. But honestly, I *never* pick a race based on the racial features - only based on the flavor. If you are going Alliance side, I am quite partial to dwarf warriors myself Eye but pick whatever seems most fun to you!

Thanks a ton!

Thanks a ton! I actually did use your guides on my paladin! I got him to 45 without ease but then got bored because i felt too overpowered... BTW i am almost 73 already Smiling

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Depends on which ones you

Depends on which ones you are talking about. Jame's Death Knight guides are quite out of date, as are some of the early leveling guides. As for the more end-game guides, some of them are up to date, some are not, and some are in the process of being updated.

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Well, my warlock guide

Well, my warlock guide (Destruction levelling- the path less travelled) is up to date with the latest patch but still needs some work before it can be considered completed really

Instead of helping an aged dwarf woman across the road, you should be shooting her with arrows until it stops beign funny

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My warlock guide is out of

My warlock guide is out of date, and I don't plan to update it (lazy).

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Hmm, again it depends on

Hmm, again it depends on which ones you are talking about. The date the guide was written should be visible at the top of the guide. Most authors post comments or make a note in their guide when they do an update, so I'd check for that.

got hacked

I downloaded the addon and the components i needed for it to work and i got hacked. i think it was from the other addons not jame's addon. Did this happen to anibody else?

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I added this to the Addon

I added this to the Addon FAQ, so you can check out the answer there. Short answer - highly unlikely, but we suggest you use anti-spyware/anti-virus software, and an authenticator if possible, to protect your account.

I made another post on this

I made another post on this already in a different forums, but it can't hurt to have it as many places as possible. I contacted Blizzard and they immediately asked if I had used curse client. I did. Apparently, they are getting a lot of calls about curse client and wowmatrix. They suggested I install add-ons manually and get rid of curse client.

They also mentioned that they are prevented from 'posting' this, but encourage spreading the word.

Guide for Daily Quest

I dont know if this exist already, if it does I couldnt find one, but it would be nice to have a guide with the location of all daily quest broken down by Alliance, Horde, Faction, Neutral, etc. I know there can be variable quest for things like Fishing and Cooking but just having the location for those quest givers would be great. If it were a stand alone addon that would be even better!

missing quest pickup

jame, addon version or your guide is F$%&ING AWESOME, THANK YOU. there is a part in the first section of the guide where im instructed to take shindrell's not to kayneth stillwind, but there is no instruction to pick up that quest on the way through astranaar, if i find anything else like this ill let you know, love your guide, thanks for taking the time to put it together!!

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Horde version. Also on the

Horde version.

Also on the horde version, while I was doing the Feralas guide I noticed a quest had changed (not sure what patch). The quest "A Strange Request" apparently requires you to take the shrunken head to a guy in Feralas now.

"Witch Doctor Uzer'i in Feras"
Take the Shrunken Head to Xerash Fireblade at the Lariss pavillion in Feralas"

According to Wowhead this quest was changed in 3.2

You may wish to change it for the guide as well Smiling

Here is the wowhead link for the quest: http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=3121

Thanks,
Fleek

Bug or not Bug that is the question

Hi,
First up awesome guides, this my second time using them first on the addon.
I have noticed that on alot of the quests when the addon updates to say that you have aquired the quest it is automatically checking the do quest now symbol (cross swords) and the turn in quest indicator as well.

This has been happening on the STV and Hillsbrand / Arathi highlands section of the guide (32 - 34) I think.

I am not doing the quests in strict order, so didnt know if this matters or not. But didnt want to raise loads of bugs if it this.

Ta

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Is this the Horde or

Is this the Horde or Alliance guide? I seem to remember something like this occurring in the Horde guide, though I thought I had worked most of those bugs out.

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I am having the same problem

I am having the same problem with the quest "Stranglethorn fevor". This is happening on the horde version of "Stranglethorn Vale"

I did the quest and the crossed swords part did not go away, so i tried checking it off, and it just stays checked on that quest. Looks like I'm going to have to use the website for this particular part of the guide.

Thanks,
Fleek

Side note: I disabled the addon and then re-enabled it as I was writting this and that seemed to fix the problem. Even so I figured I should still post this and let you know about the error.

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Thanks for the info! Was

Thanks for the info! Was this on the Horde or Alliance side?

3.2??

does anyone have an idea if these guides are being updated for 3.2 and when? thanks Laughing out loud

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If you're talking about the

If you're talking about the addon being updated, you can find that information here. In terms of the guide content, little fixes will be made as they are found, but the "paper" guides will probably wait until Jame has time to fix them.

Jamie

Hello Jamie & Friends,

After playing WOW for quite some time I finally registred myself at WOW-Pro.
Hello to Everyone.

Jamie, if I may say this....
I hope you are doing fine now in RL.
I think that others may feel the same way...that you might handle the situation at your home.
I wish you the best of all luck.

To your friends, taking care of your guides and addon....
Yeah...those guides.....I used it and I like it.
Being at the start of Zuldrak and becoming Level 78.
So..it is fun.

About your addon!
I have a question!
Can this addon of yours work together with Carbonite?
I am a hugh fan of it.
But don't take the risk to use your addon before I know there will be no trouble to suspect.

And for the rest....I hope you can keep up this great jobs of yours.

With Kind Regards,

Daroyski.
(I hope you can forgive my terrible English Grammar)

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Your English was fine,

Your English was fine, thanks for registering and posting such a nice comment!

I believe the addon *should* work with Carbonite, just make sure Carbonite's waypoint arrow is disabled - otherwise they might conflict. I don't use Carbonite so I'm not sure exactly how to do this, but perhaps someone who is familiar with it can help.

Oh my ....

I went to try and load up this leveling guide on my 80 hunter, to do the Sholazar Basin quest line. When I try to find said guide on my list, it doesn't go above Howling Fjord/Borean Tundra for levels 70-72. Even the "optional" guides do not go over to Sholazar.... Sad

My alliance guides? Not a problem.... any info to help me on this problem is greatly appreciated.

Out of date add ons are loaded too.... Puzzled