Jame's Leveling Guide: Addon Version - Cataclysm Ready

Jame's picture

Our wow leveling addon has gone through a huge revamp and is now 100% Cataclysm ready.

Follow the link below to access the information and download page:


  • 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!


access denied? :( fix please

access denied? :( fix please

kayeich's picture

Access is denied because

Access is denied because WoW-Pro no longer maintains a TourGuide version of the addon and it's -heavily- out of date.

The page you want to download the current WoW-Pro addon and guide from is here. This page has the most up-to-date compiled version of the addon. You can also reach it by clicking on the addon tab on the top bar menu.

Mavet, 80 DK on

Mavet, 80 DK on Boulderfist

The addon is great for leveling. I leveled several toons, both allies and horde, from 1-80 using the addon (and the written guides before that) in 9 or 10 days played, and this is while spending time on leveling two professions, cookig and first aid to 450.

However. I am now trying to achieve the Loremaster title. It would be a great help if the addon incorporated the written guides for SMV, and the part of Netherstorm. The rest of the quests in Netherstorm are all pretty well thoght out, and allow for efficiet circuits. In addition, it would be cool to add the needed quests in Nagrand and BEM.

The horde eastern kingdom guides easily allow you to complete the achievment, but the guides for Kalimador do not, leaving you with about 100 quests short. Note that people going for the loremaster are usually level 80, with decent gear. So all elite quests in BC, including most 5 men instances in regular mode are easily soloable. that is you can solo the bosses and not agro the minions. A "raid" of 3 level 80 (tank, healer and DPS) with decent gear (item level 232-264) can do all 40 men raids in the old world.

This my "wish list"

Thanks for the great guide.

Mavet, 80 DK on Boulderfist

Jiyambi's picture

Sadly, this probably won't

Sadly, this probably won't be implemented until after Cataclysm - we just have too much to do Sad

But, once Cataclysm comes out, our guides will be comprehensive zone guides rather than just leveling guides. You can use a slider to determine how "complete" you want the guide to be. For people working on Loremaster achievements, setting it to the most complete should take you through pretty much every quest in the zone.

I have downloaded the addon

I have downloaded the addon version - i copied it to addon file in wow, but i dont seem to be getting anything! i have a new screen added onto my quest log but nothing in it when i search a quest!
Any one know what is wrong?Thank you.

Mario K

kevinwhalen's picture

Your guides are excellents,

Your guides are excellents, that's a fact.
But when i create a toon, and let him play with full rest and full heirloom, i have to drop 50% to 66% of them, because things start to turn grey : heirloom + rest = incredible amount of xp with no effort.
So, i think a faster way of leveling is possible.

But i was not aware than total beginners made their way here too. And so, guides "with no help" seem more important to me now than guides "with heirloom and rest".

Keep up the good work Smiling

Manovan's picture

The guides were initially

The guides were initially tuned for playing before the first time Blizzard sped up the leveling experience with TBC. And heirlooms just messed things up even more. Just ignore some quests when they turn green or grey and live with the fact that you'll be quite a few levels in advance until Cataclysm comes out and all the new guides are out. Personally I tend to use the dungeon finder as well when I level up, making me drop up to 70% of the quests. It's not as fun as before, but neither is WoW.

Thank You!!!

Before I begin, I want to point out that I am a 'noob' with playing time in the area of 2.5 months. With that said I want to say thank you for the addon...I can't imagine playing the game without it. I am currently leveling a DK which is at 73 and having a blast. Thanks again

probably stoopid noob question

HI Smiling If you die in sunken temple, then how can you get back into the instance, since it seems you cannot swim when you are dead. Sad and we need to swim underwater to get into the temple. tried but when you get to the water part it is like hitting a wall and cannot get under.

I know there must be an obvious answer but after googling and searching everywhere i cannot find how to do it.
thanks for any help.

Souricette's picture

You can swin under water while dead!

Hello nimuwe.

You can swim under water while dead, by using the mouse. You can swim under water by using the mouse alive too Smiling

Just right-click on your mouse, maintain the button pressed, and rotate your character so that it faces your feet - and walk (using your keyboard key or by clicking both buttons of your mouse). That's done, you are under water!

In general, it is a better choice to use your mouse to do your moves instead of the keyboard - it may be a little tricky at the beginning to master it, but later it will be very helpful in many conditions!

Good swim,

thank you

Souricette-THANK YOU so much.
I always use my mouse for everything, but my hubby is using a laptop (touch pad) and it was he who had the problem getting back into sunken temple after dying. I can't remember encountering that problem so using the mouse advice is spot on.

Please read this..

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I can't blame Tekkub for selling the rights to TourGuide. He puts a lot of work into what he does and probably doesn't get a lot of donations. On the other hand, that kind of leaves us out in the cold if TourGuide will no longer be updated unless we buy it from Zygor? I'm going to keep watching that post to see what they have in store.


Edit: Thanks for the heads up!!!!

Jiyambi's picture

Yep, we are looking into

Yep, we are looking into this and discussing our options. Thanks very much for the heads up and concern from everyone! We'll make an announcement as soon as we've decided what our course of action will be.

Any chance of a Jame

Any chance of a Jame Zul'Drak, Scholazaar Basin, Stormpeaks and Icecrown version of the addon guides?

Jiyambi's picture

Hmmm, unless you are using

Hmmm, unless you are using Scoot's addon guides, I am a little worried that you have actually not been using our guides with the addon. WoW-Pro doesn't have any officially guides past Grizzly Hills. So I think you may have been using the default tour guide guides.

All of our guides say "WoW-Pro" in the title. But maybe you already knew this and were just using the tour guide ones to fill in the holes!

As to your question, Jame has been pretty busy in RL lately and hasn't been writing guides. It's possible he'll get some done before the expansion hits, but its more likely that, if he does come back to guide writing, we'll only see Cataclysm guides for a while.

Huh? Most of your answer


Most of your answer must be directed to someone else I guess Smiling

Either that or you have some serious skills (even though they fail since
I most definately am using the WoW-pro guides) in distance-mind-reading since
you can by no means draw that conclusion from what I wrote...

Anyway, the last part answered my question good enough so I am satisfied for now.

Jiyambi's picture

Hah, I guess I just assumed

Hah, I guess I just assumed you meant that you had been using addon versions of the guides and wanted to see paper versions. But now I see that there are several ways to interpret your first comment.

Oh well sounds like you got your answer anyways Smiling

scoot2112's picture

Here's a link to my

Here's a link to my guides,if you don't already have them. I have all but Icecrown for the Horde. Alliance side, all but Storm Peaks and Icecrown, but there is an Icecrown guide already in the WoW-Pro Alliance pack. There is a Read Me file included with instructions on how to get them to work, if you need it.

Sike3000's picture

anyone noticed this

anyone noticed this

"Submitted by Jame on Sun, 2010-01-10 21:33"

2010? wtf

"The journey is more important than the end or the start" - Mike Shindoa

Jiyambi's picture

The front page is organized

The front page is organized by date. As the site administrator, Jame can put any date he wants on things. So this one has a future date to keep it on top since it's important.

Jame's picture

Nope, even as the site

Nope, even as the site administrator I cannot cheat on dates.

The real reason is: I can time travel!

Bitsem's picture


I knew it!

No one could do all this stuff without time travel! Does it really look like a Police Call Box?

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Jame's picture

Police call box in a

Police call box in a DeLorean!

Bitsem's picture

Great Scott!

It's good to be admin!

On a more serious note, this is my favorite site and it has helped me enjoy WoW even more. You have put in an amazing amount of work, and it is truly appreciated!

Jiyambi has done a great job keeping this site rolling and I love that everyone is willing to help. I hope to have the knowledge to contribute soon, but until then, I'll keep testing.

Keep hitting 88 mph, and whatever else it takes to keep up the good work! Laughing out loud

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Jiyambi's picture

Unfortunately, you will have

Unfortunately, you will have to copy+paste your progress every time you change computers. Just copy the your character's folder from the WTF folder in your WoW directory, and paste it into the WTF folder in the WoW directory on the second computer.

got hacked

when i downloaded the guide and all the other stuff for it i ended up getting hacked from it any thing happen 2 anibody else?

Jiyambi's picture

This is a lua file, it is

This is a lua file, it is impossible for it to hack you. If you are using an auto-downloader or opening .exe files, that can possibly compromise your computer. Somehow a keylogger made it's way onto your system. However, the lua file downloaded from this site cannot do anything outside of wow (after you've already entered your password) so there is no way it could have hacked you.

I suggest getting some anti-virus and anti-spyware programs, and also getting an authenticator, to help prevent these type of issues.



I really like this AddOn, use it to level all my alts. However, whenever I accept a quest, it also checks turning it in & the progress (for example: kill mob x at location y). This way I cant use the arrows...which is very annoying and basically takes out the use of the AddOn. Anyone know a way to fix this?

Thank you in advance

Gratch - Thunderhorn EU

Jiyambi's picture

This happens because you are

This happens because you are checking off a step you have no actually done yet. Tour Guide gets really confused when you do this, and checks off the follow ups to it as well, assuming that since the quest is not in your log, you must already have done it. If this is NOT the case, please let me know if there is a specific quest giving you trouble or is it all of them?

Basically, try being sure to allow Tour Guide to automatically check off the quest accept step after you get the quest, rather than checking it off yourself. If it still is doing what you describe, or doesn't automatically check off the accept quest, it means there is either something wrong with the coding or you are somehow accepting the wrong quest (perhaps the wrong step in a chain). Please give us some more details about what's going on and I'll do my best to help Smiling


Thanks for your reply. Smiling

In this case, I accepted the quest ''Mudrock Soup and Bugs'' in Dustwallow Marsh 38-40 (Alliance), however the progress has already been checked, even though I am steps ahaid of that phase of the guide. When I scroll down I see that 2 other quests, and this one, I am on now as well are also already turned in..even though thats near to te actual end of the guide.

Any ideas? Smiling

Thank you again,

Jiyambi's picture

Hmm, unfortunately I'm not

Hmm, unfortunately I'm not very familiar with the guides and/or coding on the Alliance side. Has it done this with other quests, or are these three the only problems? My advice for now would be to try uncheck the completed steps, and if that doesn't work just be extra careful to open the guide and complete each step for this section. It *shouldn't* be doing this as long as you are allowing it to auto-complete the quest accept steps, and hopefully the next section of guide will not exhibit this issue. Sorry I don't have more helpful advice Sad

Ok then, I'll just have to

Ok then, I'll just have to deal with it. Thanks for the effort anyway. Smiling

solitha's picture

A possible reason for

A possible reason for this...

Many quests in the guide are tagged (part 1) (part 2) etc, which isn't recognized as the quest name. So you pick up a quest, it doesn't quite match up log vs guide, and perhaps...

Just a thought. I'm not sure if that's the reason or not. I just had it happening with what's listed as Rise of the Silithid (final) in the Alliance Azshara 51-52 chapter.


From the looks of it I think this site "www.teamidemise.com/index2.php" might be selling copies of James leveling addon.

I CAN NOT! confirm it since I'll never buy any leveling guides tho the screen shot shows a guide very similar to james.

Maw's picture

Idemise are ok, no worries

Idemise are ok, no worries there. They've had many other guide versions in the past, and quite a few leveling guides have been put into TourGuide format lately.

Jiruru's picture

They ripped off the guide

They ripped off the guide many years ago (back in Classic), but I'm not sure if they've changed it since then. Probably.

Maw's picture

I doubt anyone would rip off

I doubt anyone would rip off a freebie, no matter how good it is.

eric's picture

Well, maybe this does not

Well, maybe this does not belong to this page, but I've recently started a Dreanei, and I'm going through Snowflake's Guide 1-12, and so on to Sven's 13-20 Guide, etc.

So far, I'm level 12 with 3 hours 40 minutes /played!!
Things that could be reason to why I was 'behind' Holyjame's leveling speed where:

  • I'm a hunter - The Pet class quest did take some time.
  • A waypoint were bugged, it telled me to go through the whole land, when the quest giver was very close to me - I wasted 15 minutes there.

I will start working on Sven's guide today Smiling

Addon co-ords

Great addon and an excelent guide loving it Laughing out loud

(6days /played at level 70 with my new Enhancement Shaman)

Just like to point out... that for the Thassarian quests in Borean Tundra, the arrow points you to the wrong place... while the lightheaded co-ordinates appear to be correct...

Also seems the co-ords for a few quest starters are missing.... so far i've just had to click them as checked and move onto the next one hoping that they're not part of a big chain.... (XP hasn't really been a problem due to this... although I suspect having 20% increased XP from BoA gear might be helping there)

solitha's picture


Is there any ETA for guide updates? This version is a few months old now... is the project inactive?

Edit: BTW - I just submitted a bug report for the 1-12 Draenei guide. I see now I was not using a WoW-Pro guide. Please nix it!

Jiyambi's picture


Jame's been away on RL stuff for quite a long time. I'm in email contact with him, and he keeps saying he's coming back, but I'm not sure when. I actually had three people message me about him this weekend. I sent him an email asking him to post some sort of news update on the site explaining what's up.

Horde Guide

The horde guide for levels 42-43 Stranglethorn Vale has a problem with the Bloodsail Buccaneers quests (parts 4 onward) -- seems to be skipping a couple of parts, screwed me up pretty bad

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Absolutely fantastic

I've addicted to leveling, and so far have 2 80's, several 70's, and I just started a new hunter a couple of weeks ago. I've been using one of the more popular leveling guides (which isn't free), and I was getting tired of the repetition, so I decided to install your addon guide, and I can't tell you how angry I am that I wasted money on the paid guide. Yours is SO MUCH BETTER! It's so simple to set up, and all the quest stacking makes sense and is easy to follow. The toon I'm currently working on with your guide is lvl 62, and I've been getting 200K experience/hour! Really amazing work. Thanks so much for putting in all the time and effort.

You rock!

P.S. I created this account solely to let you (and everyone else) know that your guides are simply the best. Thanks again!


I just installed the add on (including all of the others needed to run it), clicked the link it said to and it says "out of date" (I'm talking about the actual Wow-Pro one) under my add on screen on WoW. Does it say that for everyone or is there a different download I was supposed to use?

Jiyambi's picture

It says that because I

It says that because I haven't gone in and updated it to say it's up to date with the new patch. It is, however, up to date, you'll just have to check "Load out of date addons" for it to work.

Thanks for the quick reply

Thanks for the quick reply Jiyambi. I was afraid you'd say that, since I've been using the wrong guides and will now have to manually check the quests I've completed. Ah well, now I will know for future reference. Keep up the great work.

Jiyambi's picture

Unfortunately this happens a

Unfortunately this happens a lot Sad We've tried various ways of fixing it, but it seems that no matter what we do, someone is unhappy or still uses the wrong guides. So no worries, you aren't alone, and sorry for the mix-up!

Hey Jame Thanks for the

Hey Jame
Thanks for the addon to the tourguide. I've been using it for quite a while and love it. Not sure this has been answered yet, after the 3.2 patch when opening the guides, it shows |WowPro with author, zone and level in the top half, but the bottom half just shows zone and level. What is the difference between the top half with |Wow Pro and the other bottom half guides? I wasn't sure which one to use. Thanks for your answer.

Jiyambi's picture

The ones that don't say

The ones that don't say WoW-Pro are not from this site, and were not written by Jame. They are guides that come with the addon Tour Guide (which we didn't write - we just use it to bring our guides into the game).

Basically - use the guides with "WoW-Pro" in the title, unless there isn't a guide for the zone you want (such as Sholazar or Storm Peaks).