Jame's Leveling Guide: Addon Version - Cataclysm Ready

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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:

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!

Comments

Jame's Horde HF v0.5.2

Turn-In for Beachfront Property (Dragonblight): Same problem, coords completely off (point to HF instead of dragonblight), should be at 79.31, 64.98 in DB.

Turn-In for the Dead Rise: has a second waypoint at 56.90, 74.60 which leads to shield hill instead of the NPC
Turn-In for The Ancient Armor of the Kvaldir suffers from that very same issue, as well as the next 4 steps (3 turn-ins and getting the follow-up quest).

lunargecko's picture

Just about to report that

I was just about to report that, as it was seriously annoying when I was going through the guide. I guess I'm too late now. Sticking out tongue

War is not about who is right, it is about who is left.

Same with the turn-in to A

Same with the turn-in to A Return to Resting ofc.

Jame's Horde Howling Fjord 0.5.2

Final Step go to Warsong Hold: Coords are pointing to howling fjord instead of borean tundra Smiling

Otherwise no issues with the guide except where reported above. Tested on a shaman, level 70-72

Can't use *Horde* Howling Fjord guide

It says 100% complete and wont load up the guide. I shift-click to reset it, but it still does not work.

I have used this guide on my *Alliance* side character, but that shouldnt affect *Horde* guide right?

Jiyambi's picture

This is a known bug, and I

This is a known bug, and I haven't yet heard a good fix for it. We'll post as soon as we find out what's going on.

What happened????????

OK, I was running the Jame's guide that I downloaded last month, and decided I would wait to switch until I was ready for Outland.

So today I download the latest version and fire things up and the guide selection looks NOTHING like what it used to. There's nothing marking any particular guide as Jame's, and when I went back and checked my previous zone module (Plaguelands) there were a lot of new quests that the previous version didn't have (such as going further into the "In Dreams" quest line.)

Can someone tell me if I've done something wrong?

Jiyambi's picture

If the guide doesn't say

If the guide doesn't say "WoW-Pro" and have Jame's name in the title, it's not Jame's. So it sounds like something is happening that is causing the WoW-Pro module not to load in TourGuide for you. Can you tell me what faction you are using? I'll download the most recent files and see what I can figure out.

Shinke's picture

Since the above poster did

Since the above poster did not give specific details I'm unable to for sure tell you what you're doing wrong. My only suggestion is that you did not enable the WoW-Pro TourGuide addon. Without this, yes, the guide list will look a lot different. AND you won't find Jame's/Other members guides in it. Make sure you have it enabled and, yes, tell Jiyambi what faction you're using Eye

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Heads Up

I had something strange happen to me tonight and I thought I'd pass it along in case it happens to someone else.

I was working through Grizzly Hills and logged out to send a couple stacks of leather to my Rogue. I used the /logout command, brought my Rogue on, blah, blah, blah. When I brought my DK back on, several of the quests I had already accepted were not marked in TourGuide. It wanted me to go back and accept them. As most know, if you checkmark the accept part of the quest, it also marks the completion and turn-in parts also.

I figured out the problem. When I went to my Quest Log, Grizzly Hills was collapsed. When I expanded it, it skipped ahead to the point where I was when I logged out. It might be because of my quest mod (Uber Quest Reborn Again), but I'm not sure, so I thought I'd post this.

James

Jiyambi's picture

This is very true. Tour

This is very true. Tour Guide cannot see your quests if they are collapsed. Kind of annoying but no big deal once you realize what it is.

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P.S.

When it marks those quests as accepted, it also marks the Completion and Turn-in Steps also. Sad

Oh well....I still have several more toons that I can test this zone with....LOL

James

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New

New version!


Alliance

WoW-Pro-TourGuide_Alliance v 0.6.4 -- Update April 7th 2009

*Fixes to Hellfire Peninsula | Arannar
*Fixes to Borean Tundra | JamesL85
*Fixes to Howling Fjord | JamesL85


Horde

WoW-Pro_TourGuide_Horde v0.5.2 -- Updated April 7th 2009

*Added optional circuits and fixed transitions: Plaguelands, Silithus, Hellfire Penninsula, etc. | Jiyambi
*Added Scryer and Aldor version of Terokkar Forest | Jiyambi
*Fixes to Snowflake's Ghostland 12-20 | Jiyambi
*Fixes to Hosho's Barrens 12-20 | Jiyambi


Big updates to come, real soon!
JamesL85's picture

Borean and Howling

I didn't write those guides, I'm going through and making corrections to what was already provided.

I can't take credit for the work that was done before me (Wizerd maybe?). I'm downloading the new version and will start taking my DK through Grizzly, looking for errors.

James

I love your addon. I've

I love your addon. I've been using it since I started my death Knight and LOVE IT. I'm in Grizzly hills now and notice that it's not quite polished as the others. While doing the Take their Rear there was no cords just a description to go look for them east. There are a large collection of Bears at 29, 56.
Hope that helps

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Yup, unfortunately we are

Yup, unfortunately we are still in the testing phase, and a lot of these guides were coded by different editor's with different styles, so we're still trying to get them all up to Jame's quality Eye

Thanks for the tip, next time you can report bugs using our Bug Reporting page, if you like.

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Most Recent Horde Version

Jame, it looks like some files didn't make it into the most recent Horde Version. Specifically:

  • The Hellfire Peninsula files seem to be a bit screwed up. One is labeled 60-62 and one is 62-63. I see that that these are the files I originally had labeled 60-63 and 60-63 part 2. There was a reason for this, the part 2 section was for those who went to Outland at 58, it was not intended for everyone to do after the "normal" 60-63 section. This will definitely show the wrong behavior and confuse users, please fix it ASAP. My files can be downloaded at my google site still if you need them, as far as I have tested, they show the correct behavior. If you don't like the way it's set up, that's cool, but we'll need to talk about how to fix it, since it's currently broken.

  • Looks like you did a lot of renaming for the 51-61 files, and that's fine, I'll stick to that convention in the future (there were some in the 41-51 section named with just one level and they worked fine, so I figured that was okay, everything worked okay with that naming convention but I'll keep it with two levels if you like in the future).

  • You seem to have left out the after 60 optional circuit. Was there a reason for this? It works great, I tested it all with Deedlet. If you would like the files, they are also still on my google site. Hope you add them in, don't want my hard work to go to waste!

Sorry I didn't bring this up sooner, only just noticed it!

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Hi Jiyambi. Your level 60

Hi Jiyambi.

Your level 60 optional circuits are present - it's just that the files are not named as expected (the files are named "003_..."). But they are present Smiling

Jiyambi's picture

Ah, I fail! Well ignore

Ah, I fail!

Well ignore that part of the comment then.

But the Hellfire Peninsula one still stands I beleive.

Misspelling

When using your Alliance guide, the one "Jame's 30-40 Stranglethorn Vale" has a misspelling. Tourguide comes up with an error: "Tourguide: Cannot find zone "Strangethorn Vale" using current zone." The correct spelling is "Stranglethorn Vale" I contacted the author of Tourguide, who told me "None of my guides have this misspelling, inform whoever wrote the guides
you're using." So that's what I am doing Smiling

Thank you

Jame's Horde Terokkar, v0.5.1

The Fallen Exarch, execution: Coords are off, should be 35.92, 65.51

After that Quest's turn in, you may want to insert a step "walk to the Refugee Caravan" for clarity.

Jame's Terokkar (both factions I guess) Taken in the Night

Position of the various webbed victims:
- 52.55, 80.88
- 52.88, 79.79
- 53.19, 78.96
- 53.04, 77.19
- 52.67, 76.84
- 52.36, 77.88
- 52.01, 78.41
- 51.39, 79.22
- 51.09, 80.03
- 51.18, 81.10
- 51.41, 81.39
- 51.85, 80.14

Is it possible to upload

Is it possible to upload these on Curse to have it compatible with the curse client? I don't wanna continuously manually update these.

What?

Jiyambi's picture

Short answer: No. Long

Short answer: No.

Long answer: This is not just a mod site. This site has a huge wealth of non-mod guides. In the past, people would come here to use Jame's "paper" guides and also discover all the other guides on this site. If Jame's guides become available elsewhere, we will lose a ton of traffic to this site, and also Jame will lose the revenue from the adds on this site, which would make it hard for him to continue supplying these awesome guides.

You can subscribe to Jame's Blog to receive notification of when the addon is updated, if you like.

this guild addon is awesome

this guild addon is awesome one thing though theres alot of quests where u just dont say anything on im real forgett full but coords on every part would be sooooo helpfull

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While a few of the quests in

While a few of the quests in the addon guide may be missing coords, almost all of them have coords. There are a couple possibilities:

  1. You may be mistakenly using the default guides that come with TourGuide instead of our guides (ours are the ones with "WoWPro" in the title).
  2. You may not have LightHeaded and TomTom installed, which greatly reduce the usefulness of the guides.
  3. You may have an older version of the guide which does not have as many coordinates.

Please check each of these possibilities. If you still notice a lot of missing coordinates, please report them on our Bug Reporting Page. Thanks!

Interesting Glitch

I'm not sure if this is a bug with the Northrend Guides or with TourGuide itself, but I've seen it in both the Howling Fjord and Borean Tundra guides (and I did not see it happen with any of the Outland guides).

This is the scenario: I log in, complete a bunch of quests and check off notes as required. I log out and later log back in only to see that some of the quests that I completed before are not checked off. The odd thing is that it occurs seemingly randomly (that is, quests/notes I completed/checked after the quest that is incorrectly unchecked are marked correctly). When I manually check them off, it updates correctly, though. For example, if a glitched-quest has an Accept tag, a Complete tag, and a Turnin tag in the guide, when I check the Accept portion as complete, the other 2 are updated correctly automatically.

Has anyone else seen this kind of behavior?

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First of all, the last thing

First of all, the last thing you describe, where checking off an "Accept" step causes the "Complete" and "Turn in" steps to check off, is intended behavior. TourGuide does not see that step in your quest log, so it assumes that if you have accepted it, you've also completed and turned it in already.

The "bug" you are having will occur when you force quit the WoW process in any way, such as alt+F4 or ctrl+alt+delete --> force quit. Basically WoW does not save your settings, so Tour Guide resets to where it was before you did whatever you did. When you log back in, some steps may auto-complete based on what TourGuide sees in your quest log and inventory, but others will not.

If you think this might have occurred, then that explains the problem. If, however, you are sure you did not force quit the process, let us know and we'll look into the bug.

Manovan's picture

About the notes

Hello. Haven't been very active on the guide writing part lately, but I sure have been active on my alts.

I noticed when leveling one of my many characters that I enjoyed a system used for an old version of the guides better than now (even though it was more buggy at the time) because the fact that notes have been broken down into more parts, subparts and subsubparts is complicating the flow and not making it better.

Example taken from experience: I just recently updated to the latest version and tried one of Jame's early Horde parts (Hillsbrad/Stonetalon something). What read before me as notes what to kill with a sweet arrow to point the direction has now been changed to single notes telling me which mob to kill, one at the time. Then what about the boss mob I should do at the same time? Or the loot I should I get from around the corners? Surely this is explained in a previous hint but the hint does not remain during the gazillion subparts of the quest that pops up in TourGuide as I'm progressing. I have to mark for read, right-click and go back to a previous entry and be annoyed in the process.

The towns are the same. I only need one note to tell me to repair, sell junk and train. Now I've got three, telling me which vendor to go to and in what order. People don't need that. Flagging more notes to get to the next part of the guide isn't necessary.

Just my two coppers.

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Freedave and I have

Freedave and I have discussed this, and I think we've come to a happy medium. I'm revising that exact guide now. So never fear!

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Howling Fjord Guide

I just completed Howling Fjord, and one thing I noticed that would be quicker:

When you do the quest [71] Trident of the Son, you are sent to kill Rotgill who is right next to Explorer Jaren.

You are then sent back to turn in [71] Trident of the Son, then back to Jaren to turn in a couple quests, then hearth.

It would be faster to add a note to complete Jaren's quests BEFORE picking up [71] Trident of the Son, then when you kill Rotgill, turn in

* [71] And You Thought Murlocs Smelled Bad!
* [71] Bring Down Those Shields
to Jaren,

Then go back to turn in [71] Trident of the Son, and then hearth.

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Duely noted. Thank you.

Duely noted. Thank you.

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What awesome timing!!

I'm kinda hooked on using the add-on, and I JUST finished Howling Fjord, and realized there was no Dragonblight guide, so came to check here, downloaded the new version, and lo and behold - I can see the default guide for Dragonblight again, which I can use until I hit Jame's Grizzly Hills. Jawdropping!

I have a toon that is about 2 weeks away from hitting WotLK content, so as I've just done this will try to help contribute with anything I can help with now that it's all 'fresh Smiling

Thanks so much for all your hard work Jame and everyone else who is helping!!

Back to questing... cheers!

Problem with the horde version of the Howling Fjord Guide

I just brought my Lvl 70 Lock to Northrend and following James guides started here. When I tried to select the Howling Fjord guide it had 100% complete in green next to it and would not let me select it. I haven't completed this area in fact I'm just getting started. I believe I have the latest versions of the addons and the 4/1 version of the guide. Any ideas would be welcomed.

Sorry if this has been covered before but I didn't see it in the comments I read and if there is a search tab I didn't see it.

Jame's picture

Hmm weird, anyone else got

Hmm weird, anyone else got the same problem?

Meanwhile, just shift click on the guide to reset it.

Howling Fjord Guide

I did what you said and shift clicked the guide. The 100% complete disappeared YEAH but as soon as I tried to click it again up popped the 100% complete ????? I think I'm jinxed Smiling.

Again anyone have any words of wisdom?

Jiyambi's picture

Hmmm, I think in the past

Hmmm, I think in the past this worked Sad I know there were others with this problem, have any of you found a work-around?

Jahwo's picture

Deleting the WTF - folder in

Deleting the WTF - folder in the world of warcraft directory might help. But this would also delete all your other settings...

Jiyambi's picture

This has happened to a lot

This has happened to a lot of people, with this guides specifically. It's really weird.

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New version released!

Hey guys, just released a new version of the addon!


Alliance

WoW-Pro-TourGuide_Alliance v 0.6.3 -- Update April 1st 2009

*Default guides can be accessed again. They can be found at the bottom of the list | Thank Jahwo for this fix!
*New revamped chapters will follow soon. Please have patience!


Horde

WoW-Pro_TourGuide_Horde v0.5.1 -- Updated April 1st 2009

*Default guides can be accessed again. They can be found at the bottom of the list. | Thank Jahwo for this fix!
*Added: Jame's Horde Leveling Guide 51-60 | Jiyambi
*REVAMPS: Hellfire Peninsula, Zangarmarsh, Snowflake's Blood Elf Starter, Hosho's 12-20


Thanks to the whole community, and especially to Jiyambi for the huge efforts on the horde side!

Thanks for adding back the default guides

Thanks for re-adding the default guides. I seem to be spending a lot of time in areas that don't have a Jame's guide, and have been disabling the wow-pro guide quite often as a result. I had just gotten a friend to start using Jame's guide as well (he hated alt-tabbing so didn't use the old version) and now he's off to areas that don't have Jame's guides as well.

Hosho's guide looks much

Hosho's guide looks much better now.

However, there's a little issue with it.

The guide picks up quests for Wailing Caverns, but there's no note that tells those that haven't read the web version that they're supposed to finish those quests by themselves without TG.

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Ah, good point! I'll add

Ah, good point! I'll add that in.

Jiyambi's picture

Fixed!

Added and fixed some other things that I noticed as well (missing coords for flight masters, inkeepers, and no use button for a hearthstone).

Here is the download.

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For the Horde! I also made

For the Horde!

I also made a discovery recently that you may want to mention somewhere Jame.

There was a user complaining about Tourguide using the default UI's quest tracker system, because it interfered with his or her UI. I discovered that the addon simpleminimap, while being sexy and useful in and of itself, also allows you to move the default quest tracker to wherever you want!

Zangarmarsh guide

In the Zangarmarsh guide you are told early on that you should have 13 quests in Zangarmarsh, but you only have 7 quests.

The 5 remaining quests are picked up near the end of the Hellfire guide. And if you like me, did not play through the Hellfire guide, then it poses a problem. There should at least be a check of if the player have the quests in their quest log.

The quests should be moved to the Zangarmarsh guide, so it can be played through stand-alone! (And btw it makes no sense to place the pick ups in the Hellfire guide as you never do any of them in that guide).

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Good point! I'll do it (for

Good point! I'll do it Smiling (for the Horde guide anyways, I don't play those dirty Alliance! Eye )

For the Horde Howling Fjord

For the Horde Howling Fjord guide, the coordinates for picking up the quest The Dead Rise are given as 56.90, 74.60 instead of 40,60.

Jame's Horde Terokkar v0.5 - Suggestion

When the player is in Shattrath and gets sent to the Cenarion Thicket to turn in "What's Wrong with Cenarion Thicket", I suggest inserting "! Adal" before getting sent to the thicket proper. The quest is grabbed from a hagard war veteran on a bridge which is definitely on the path eg (72.87, 47.11), and it saves a (short) detour.

I've also finished testing Zangarmarsh Horde v0.5 and didn't find any issues aside from those already reported.

Jame's Horde Terokkar, v0.5, Ayit

Same, waypoint marker slightly off, should be at 59.36,23.47.

Ashkaz: 49.05, 16.92 (marker in-game might point to the second bridge to go up into the trees though, apologies if that is the case)

The Eyes of Skettis (leg 2), no marker: 50.18, 19.32

Restoring the Light: Northern Altar at 50.73, 16.72