Jame's Alliance Leveling Guide

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Click on "Apply".

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This is how I play wow while following my guide, when I don't feel like booting up my 2nd computer Smiling



kk good I aint started ungoro, tyvm will start asap on lvling and hopefully if I have time make some guides myself Smiling

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Jawdropping! How on earth did you come up with these guides? They Rock! I have followed 'em from 36-55 after my mate told me. One of my friends was Level 36 when i started this guide and he is now 41, I'm 55. Thanks so much!
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I'm a robot! That's how

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Hey James, I was just

Hey James,

I was just wandering, do you think it would be better for me to level to 70 without this guide first so I get more of the storyline? Or should I play through the game using this guide, so I get to 70 faster?


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Well actually, my guide

Well actually, my guide makes you do a truckload of quests, probably many more than if you were doing it on your own. So you'll most likely get more of the storyline if you follow my guide Eye

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Hi james !
Fisrt , thanks for your AMAZING GUIDE !!! lol, if it wasn't you , I would still be a lowbie

Anyways, when I was searching the internet today, I found http://wow-powerlevelings.blogspot.com/2007_08_01_archive.html
it copied your lvl 30-40 guide down about 3quarters of the page, I'm more then 100% certain, since I completed your 30-40 guide.
Once again , thanks for your hard work !!

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Hey, thanks a lot for the

Hey, thanks a lot for the heads up. We'll take the necessary steps.

REvamp guide

First thing your guides are amazing James. Should I use your old 41 to 50 guide which I started or switch to your new guide? and abandon old quest?

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Switch to the new guide,

Switch to the new guide, don't abandon quests. If you lack quest space, abandon some of the Stranglethorn Vale quests and retake them when we get to that section.

What spec do you think a

What spec do you think a level 60 warlock should be for leveling?

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I think it boils down to

I think it boils down to personal preference. All 3 specs are viable for leveling. I personally like to go with affliction up to level 60, then respec demonology.

Something like that:

Demonology Leveling Spec

Not destro.

Afflic is the best from 1-56, by far. Next to no downtime at all. At 56, when Felguard finally learns all it's abilities, it becomes just as competitive. Destro is never very efficient. You can kill fast by spamming shadowbolts, but this eats mana, leading to alot of downtime. All 3 work, but only two are efficient.

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I'll take your word for it,

I'll take your word for it, I never leveled as destro Eye


Hey Jame's I love your guide and I'm currently using it to level 2 alts and just have one little suggestion to help make things easier for people.

I sometimes exept quest by accident that you dident tell us to get and I would love it if you could at the end of every level put the quest you should have in your log before continueing onto the next level. Just a little change but I think it woud help out alot. Sticking out tongue

Chapter II Guide

Any update on when the Chapter II (40-50)guide will be done?

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Maybe this week-end, if my

Maybe this week-end, if my workload isn't too heavy this week Smiling

Upgraded Guide?

On the "Jame's Alliance leveling Guide - Chapter I (30-40)" link, I notice it is version 2. Is the link for "Jame's Alliance leveling guide - Chapter II (41-50)" also version 2? I didn't see any mention of where Chapter I left off so I'm assuming its not but correct me if I'm wrong.

Small addition

Hey mate

great job on the guide, I've been using it recently to level my warlock and for once, I'm not bored of out my skull with leveling cause I know where to go and what to do Smiling.
I'm at Theramore in the 30-40 part now, and I've thought of a small addition you could do there. First Aid is generally a great profession to have for all classes, even healers can use it (for leveling, or silence parts in the end game). I've got my FA to 225 and arriving in Theramore, did the Triage quest. It's an easy 5550 xp at level 38, so you may want to bring people's attention to try and do that quest when they're there Smiling
Thanks again for a great guide

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Good suggestion But it's

Good suggestion Eye But it's already included in the next chapter, in the revamped version, which should be out soon Smiling.


Hi Jame,

Thanks for the wonderful guide. I was just wondering how long do you think it will take for you to write a 70-80 alliance guide when WoTLK has come out?

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It should be much faster

It should be much faster than my Outland guides. I've set myself a personal goal to write the guide as I level my main character (the one I raid and arena with) in WotLK. This will of course slow me down a lot with my leveling, and my guildmates will probably whine at me for that, but it won't stop me Sticking out tongue

Picture Problem

The Map images can't be found on the server and don't show up in the guide. Please fix this !

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Would you be so kind to

Would you be so kind to point out exactly which images you're referring to, and in which chapter? Thanks!

Thanks a ton!

Jame, Thanks for the spectacular guides. I can't even begin to wonder how many people I've recommended it to, and how many characters I've used this guide for!

The first time I used it, I got a rogue from 1-60 (Pre BC, almost a year and a half ago) in 10.5 days /played time!

I literally swear by this guide, and am more pleased than ever to see that you're still at hard work making it better, and making new guides! (I've been deployed for the last 14 months)

Keep up the great work, and I'll keep throwing your name out there to my fellow WoW-ers in leveling despair!



Why these guides are so good

I see a good lot of praise for these guides, both here in the comments and on other sites/forums. I just wanted to give my take on why I think they're such good guides.

First: They're easy to understand. There's very little discrepancy about where you should go, or what you need to do in a certain situation (and, as people experience problems they say so, which leads us to...)

Second: They're updated. This game changes - a lot; and those changes can easily break things in the game. Also, the author recognizes that he (i think he? apologies otherwise!!) is quite human, and that not everyone thinks exactly the same. So instead of getting all defensive, it's "thanks - fixed!"

Last, but not least: They're modularized. These guides can be used by anyone, whether you're on your first character or you have eight 70's. This means much different playing styles (people throw in dungeons, or questing with friends, or they don't get on much so lots of rested xp.) Personally, I'm leveling a number of toons at the moment, so I'm winding up with a lot of rested. So, after following boston's guide thru 30 (i finished it at 32 or 33 or so on one guy, due to rested xp) and toss in some runthroughs sm for some gear I got, I'm on step 32 or so, but my toon is more than halfway into 37. So if I decide to skip a zone, or a few steps, it's very easy to do this and not get confused about where I'm supposed to go.

So please, as you continue to improve these guides, make sure you keep these attributes, both with updates to existing ones, and new ones (you know you'll be burning to make one when WotLK comes out!!)

Thanks again for these amazing guides,



Thank you Jame!

I have used your guides many times to level my chars and they are great!

1 note though maybe mention Questhelper in recommended addons section?


Best Questing addon ever Smiling


Hey, just need to say thank you so much for this awesome guide, I don't think I would ever have the patience to finally get to 70 without this, it made the whole thing a lot easier and quicker, not to mention more fun.

Great work mate, and keep it up for the sake of all players who find levelling very long and sometimes boring!

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just wanna say thanks james

just wanna say thanks james Laughing out loud

Small Correction

After you kill tethyr in part 1, you state you should talk to sergeant hamelyn when it is really Amelyn. Very small correction, just thought i might add it incase people were confused when they look him up in thottbot or w/e.

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Thank you, fixed!

Thank you, fixed!

Hi james, i have a question

Hi James and thanks for all your hardwork.

Im using the old 41-50 guide, can i use the new 50-60 guide with no problem or i will loose quests that i was doing on the old guide? and will i not be able to do quests that was not present on the old guide but are present on the new 41-50 guide to tranfer to the next lvl guide?


Lvl 30 - 40 Guide is not displaying in firefox. I was using firefox for 30-40 just fine untill 2 days ago. Now i have to use IE to allo0w the page to be displayed. Just an FYI

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This is curious, I'm also

This is curious, I'm also using firefox, but I have no troubles with this particular guide...

Just Wondering.

Hey James, first of all great guide, got my first character to 70 by following this guide.
What I wanted to ask though was I have a 40 Allaince shaman and was following the new 30-40 guide and now can only use the old 41-50 guide. Should I just wait for the new 40-50 guide or try to adapt the new guide with the old one? Also, when about is the new 40-50 guide coming out for Alliance.

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It's up to you. If you

It's up to you. If you really can't wait, try to follow my old guide. If not, yes of course it's better to wait for the revamp Sticking out tongue

I'm hoping the 40-50 chapter will be out by the end of April.

Great guide

i followed your guid from level 32 and i had reached level 60 by level 55 of the guide, this guide rocks and not only this guide rock but all your guides rock make more guides maybe a 20-30 one? Sticking out tongue keep up the good work im up to the outlands guide after abandoning the 50-60 guide at level 55 part and im already level 65 and im only up to the level 63 part Laughing out loud i love this guide

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There are already 20-30

There are already 20-30 guides, so I don't need to write one Sticking out tongue

I didn't write the alliance 20-30 guide myself, but I've tested it and it's a high quality guide, so I won't write one myself Smiling

Here's the link:


Thanks again for the guides

Thanks again for the guides i finally have my first level 70 and i still havent finished the level 65-70 part, but i will still follow the guide for the money Laughing out loud, while following your guide i managed to get enough money for my flying mount and training as soon as i hit 70 and i still have money left over for another 5 mounts Shocked i know i suggested more guide but it just struck me... why not make a level 70 only guide helping everyone out with what quests to do where once they hit level 70, Thanks for the link too i hope it will help a lot Laughing out loud

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I plan to do that as soon as

I plan to do that as soon as I get the time Smiling

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Hey Jame, ive been using

Hey Jame, ive been using your guides from lvl 30 -> 50 and im still enjoying them, they are very easy to follow and I have recommended them to various other people =]

ATM im 2 lvls above the recommendation lol, zul farrak managed to lvl me twice when i used the guide that was on this site Jawdropping!

Just wanted to express my thanks, keep makin awesome guides Smiling

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I've yet to use your guide but it looks very nice, however I have a question. I plan on rolling a druid alt soon and I will be following your guide with that and you said to always spec for the most damage. As a Druid would speccing for the most damage be as a Balance druid for the spell DPS, as a Feral druid in cat form for melee DPS, or would they be close enough that whichever I want to play would be fine?

Thanks a ton.

Leveling a druid


I've leveled my druid with balance speck from 1-50+ and respecked to feral after that. I can honestly say that feral is much, much easier to lvl with, as you virtually get no down time at all. Being balance is enjoyable and totally different but you will constantly be running out of mana and risk dying if that happens while you still have mobs on you. If you are interested in leveling speed then feral is definitely the way to go. I recommend you try balance until lvl 20, which is when you get cat form. That way you will have gotten a bit of a feel to what balance is about. I'd also recommend that you keep 2 or more gear sets, (feral DPS, feral tanking, balance, healing) and try respecking a couple of times as you lvl. If you for example play moonkin at lvls 40-45 and a couple of lvls between 60 and 70 then you should be able to get a proper idea of how it is to lvl and instance with a moonkin.

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Hi Jame

Thank you a trillion times for this guide, I've used it over and over and this time it's with a Draenei Shaman Smiling So I'd like to offer the tactic I use to get the Sealed Folder for the Forsaken Courier.

Basically, you want to keep the bodyguards away from you while you pund on the Courier, this is how I do it:

Get about 40yds from then and let them patrol to you, during that you you put out a stoneclaw totem and a magma totem. Before they get to the totems you pull the courier with a Lightning Bolt to ensure the totems won't pull her. This will separate her from the bodyguards, once you've got her you put an Earth bind totem down to slown down the incoming body guards. After that you just nuke down the Courier who should be down to about 30% by now (I never got a Windfury proc, so it's alot faster if you do). Loot the folder, set down a new Earthbind Totem, cast Ghost Wolf and run away. Smiling Obviously this was done as an Enhancement Shaman level 35 but I don't see a faster spec to level with.

Also, is there an estimate on the 40-50 guide?


Dylan B.

Another Method

AWSOME guide. Use it all the time. I have found another way to kill off the courier, and ALL of the body guards. Guessing that if you're looking at this you're a draenei shaman (hopefully enhancement), so here's how it goes. Drop your stoneskin totem when you're just in range for lightning bolt, lightning the courier (which aggs everything). Activate your Draenei healing ability, drop healing stream and magma totems, flameshock the courier. Kill that npc off first, loot incase you die, flameshock whenever you're focused. Keep dropping magma totems, hope for crits, and you should be able to kill everything off without too much trouble thanks to your healing ability and healing stream (and shamans rock). Use a healing potion/mana potion if you have to, though I had a few windfurry procs so didn't have to. By the time you start killing the guards they should be at least half dead, so no biggy!

Hello, Curious if you're


Curious if you're taking into account the new quest hub in 2.3.x (forgot which exactly), that goblin town in Dustwallow? Wondering if I should go there myself with my 40 shaman or wait till chapter 2 where you'll have it covered. I just want to experience the content as I haven't seen it yet.

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Yes we will add that quest

Yes we will add that quest hub in the revamped 40-50 Chapter. I highly recommend doing this quest hub, it's the best you can find pre Outland.

First of all great

First of all great guide

but i have 1 issue, when it says talk to Magister Falris and get his quest, "Losing Gracefully" on my screen it doesnt say he has any quet available

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It's normal, they apparently

It's normal, they apparently removed this quest as of patch 2.4.0 Sad

2 Small suggestions

Great guides, love them, impressive you did all that work for no pay! Thanks so much.

Cloth!!! As leveling my shaman i noticed i could get a few thousand exp when i passed through a main city by handing in 60 cloth. It might be worth adding this to the guides at the top, as a small suggestion. You could always buy the cloth from the Auction House, gold for exp.

Maps!!! Is there any chance you could have a 2 column format on your guides? Some of the longer routes can be difficult to see because there are 12 or more points, and the map is way off up the page, nowhere to be found.

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Thanks for your

Thanks for your suggestions.

The cloth donation quests already have been added in the horde guide, and will also be added to the alliance guide when we revamp it.

About the map thing, we've already found a temporary fix: we simply stopped making huge maps with 20 steps. We generally split circuits in 2 maps or more, so that there isn't ever a need to scroll back up a lot.