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!


Arannar's picture

I just read your standards

I just read your standards and I'll help out with the revamping of the guides as much as I can while I level my mage. I can only start from lvl 40+ which is unfortunate because with all the work and effort you put into this you do deserve a break.

Also where do I post the edited guide.lua when I'm done?


Jame's picture

Every little helps! You can

Every little helps!

You can upload the guide on any upload site like Filefront, Megaupload, googlecode, etc.

Or you can mail it to me directly. Either works!

wkjezz's picture

Testing Update

1-60 with 2 minor problems which i managed to hotfix by renaming a few things (as stated by other wow-pro users)

The addon is working very well, not AS entrataining as your written guides, granted, but 1-60 Enhancement Shaman in 3days 15hours and 22 minutes


Jame's picture

Well, 3days 15hours to 60 IS

Well, 3days 15hours to 60 IS entertaining, imho! Sticking out tongue

That's easy to fix too

You need to rename the file using the format for the other file names.

I believe the broken filename is
the Tanaris file.


I named it that and it worked.

iceymage's picture


recently i have used maw's 1-12 leveling guide and as stated it is 100% working with no faults.

borean tundra 70-72 is also working with no faults on any quest.

and finally Teldrassil 1-12 appears to be okay(im only 83% done, will update that)


If operationg systems ran the airlines-

Windows Vista Airlines:

You enter a good looking terminal with the largest planes you have ever seen. Every 10 feet a security officer appears and asks you if you

Clearasil's picture

Edit: Woops, used add

Edit: Woops, used add comment instead of reply.

Maw's or Boston's?

You've added both Maw's and Boston's 12-20 guides. Which is best to use? Or does it not matter?


Jame's picture

Use Maw's

Use Maw's. The quality is simply higher Smiling

wkjezz's picture

Testing Update

I have successfully tested with 100% (after doing a hot fix mentioned by a user in the Dustwallow Marsh section) success up to the "Hinterlands 47-48" part... I have got that part down, but the next part is missing/not working as needed.


Clearasil's picture

Are you using the horde

Are you using the horde guides? Then it was probably mine who was doing the fix ;P I'm currently using the guides to level some of my toons and improve the guide as I go.

Can you tell me exactly what is wrong in the guide? I haven't tested that part yet as I don't have a character in that level (yet).


Your guides are soo well done and was wondering when will the rest of Howling Fjord (WoW-Pro | Jame's 72-74) guide be finished? Since there is only a few quests in the beginning that it goes too.

Jame's picture

Now it is, just download the

Now it is, just download the latest version Eye

Kudos :D

Kudos to bigmikemage.

Thanks for the help


oh no

Ok, so far your guide is going smoothly,

until.. I hit the 38-40 part.

When I try to load up the guide it gives me this message:

" ..\AddOns\TourGuide\Parser.lua line 54:
Unknown action: Level Check: 41 |N|Make sure you're 8000 or less XP off level 41 before continuing...| "

If anyone has any idea, please help Smiling

Wasn't something I did

Wasn't something I did =)

Sorry I have been too busy to really work on the addon, plus I have been sick =(

Feel free to send me a PM if you have any questions with the tourguide editor.

Check out our new website! http://www.mmoaddict.com

Check out our new website! http://www.mmoaddict.com

I had that error

Open up the file in notepad.

It should be in the wowpro folder in your addons.

The file you are looking for is called 002_38_41_Dustwallow_Marsh_Jame_3040

Hit Ctrl+F to bring up the find menu.

Type in 8000 or less XP, this should take you right to the line.

N Level Check: 41 |N|Make sure you're 8000 or less XP off level 41 before continuing...|

Replace the line with this, save and reload.

Quest order

The first thing i'd like to say... I love the work you guys are doing here. Jame your guides are awesome. Smiling

I have a question for this addon guide, are the quest supposed to be in the same order as your written guides Jame? Have been doing Borean Tundra (alliance ofc) and have startet the Howling Fjord section. I find that some of the quests are not in the same order as in the written ones?

Are you using the Howling

Are you using the Howling Fjord guide I posted, or the one in the current upload package? As far as I know, the latter is only the last 10% of Howling Fjord or something like that? And maybe the starting bit.

If you're using the one I wrote and the quests are out of order, I'd love to know so I can fix it! (But I think they are in order hehe) I posted it on the "main info page" in a comment.

I am using the latest

I am using the latest package as of 02/06/09.

Sorry i have not taken any notes on which quest i have done in other orders.
But hey its an awesome sork you are doing. And its is not that anoying. I will take notes from now on Smiling

The one in the Feb 6 package

The one in the Feb 6 package isn't a full Howling Fjord one. (Unless he changed it)

Dustwallow marsh?

so far, i have only experienced small problems with your guide, untill lvl 38!

i'm not sure whats wrong, but the Dustwallow marsh guide is just broken!

when i try to load it, it opens the desolace guide instead, with 0 % complete..

Hopefully someone can look into this. Smiling

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I love what i have tested s far, I sadly ran into major problems with the level 38-40 section of the guild.


Wrong location

I wasn't sure where to post this and if any one could tell me where to postfuture posts that would be great.

I just wanted to point in the Toure guide addon (Jame's Horde Leveling Guide - Grizzly Hills (75-77)) the part where you need to get the quest "Sasha's hunt" points you to a wrong direction, you will end up in Bloodmoon Isle. Also, the other quests that you get from the location where you get the Sasha's hunt the cordinates are also wrong. This happen when I was in 53-58% of the guide. I dont't know if was just me or the guide it self. I have a friend that is also trying out the guide so I will be able to confirme either it was me or the guide.

Great guide by the way ;P


Just want to say i love the Tourguide! i have used it on my pally, and i'm lvl 31 now Laughing out loud usually i have used over weeks to get that high, but now my total play time is just 2 days^^ and it doesn't ruin the fun of the game =)

Can't wait to get to lvl 80 Laughing out loud

But now to my main subject. When is the next adventures of holyjame Coming? So excited for it Laughing out loud:D

wkjezz's picture

Testing Update

Boston's guide for 20-30 is a little sloppy at the start on the add on version, I still had to Alt-tab to get past the confusion.

Jaime, your 30-31 so far is working perfectly


Jame's picture

Just released a new version,

Just released a new version for the alliance!


  • My own latest chapter - Maw's Leveling Guide 12-20 | Try it, the quality is very high!
  • Also added a new revamped version of the Borean Tundra guide (Thanks to Wizerd - also thanks to Elmo and NLX067)
  • Fixed a few minor bugs
  • Started to rename the files, so that it looks more organized in the list. YOU NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE LATEST VERSION OF TOURGUIDE FOR IT TO WORK.
Elmo23's picture

Not that i mind,

hehe, not that i mind getting credit when due,
but ehm, what did i do ?

Elmo Smiling

Which chapter?

Did you mean to split 12-20 into chapters for each zone? Was that to fix the zone errors/problems with tour guide? So I will have to switch guides for each zone?

Jame's picture

Yes, yes and no. You don't

Yes, yes and no.

You don't have to switch guides for every zone, it's done automatically.

Eamo was the one who helped

Eamo was the one who helped me out with additions, not Elmo. Just wanted to mention that so he didn't think I was trying not to give him credit! Eye

I'm almost done testing and fixing Howling Fjord (96% done). Dragonblight's testing is still in the works. If we still need these 2 when I'm done anyway.

Jame's picture

Just uploaded the new

Just uploaded the new Alliance.zip

WoW-Pro_TourGuide_Alliance v0.3 changes:

* Many improvements were made to the Borean Tundra Guide | Original Coder: NLX3647 | Revamp by: Wizerd | Needs further testing
* Fixed names in .xml | All guides should now load properly
* Fixed a few errors in the 1-12 night elf guide


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 body know wots wrong?


Jahwo's picture

The link still goes to

The link still goes to filefront, or is this intended?

Guide writing.

I finished a guide using nuzz's tourguide editor and went to play test it. It shows up on the guide list, but when I select it nothing shows up in the tourguide frame. I double checked all my objectives and made sure to add tags for (part 1) etc... Anyone have any idea how to fix this? And do I edit the main tourguide guides.xml or the one in the WoW-Pro_TourGuide_Horde folder (where I put the guide).

don't need an answer

don't need an answer anymore. I went back and found the guide i had started to work on. /bonk to me lol

Jahwo's picture

I want to give some

I want to give some apologies, too... To all the community members who made the effort to write guides for my addon and supported it. I thank you very much. Also some special thanks to rioshin, without him, this decision would surely have been made even earlier.
Please keep your motivation up and use it to make the TourGuide AddOn as perfect as possible.

Thanks again, I hope you're not too disappointed.


Vildecor's picture

No apology needed for me. I

No apology needed for me. I worked hard to help give something back to the Wow-Pro community for all the amazing work that's done here. I think things will end up better by focusing on one addon. Unfortunately, it's looking like I won't have the time to help code anything for TourGuide as the requirements of my job are really starting to kick in right now, but I definitely will be providing constructive feedback to help get everything up to Jame's standard.

Jame's picture

And that's already more than

And that's already more than a lot Eye Thank you!

Tag's picture

I would like to say big

I would like to say big props to everyone who was invlved with the wow-pro custom add-on, it was an impressive response and an awesome feat. I would like to bring special attention to the Belf starter guide (snowflake's one) that had been coded for this add-on. All of the guide writers should try it. Its actually better than the one Jame coded (Maw's human 1-12) for tourguide. Mainly because it even autocompletes when you train, sell, repair etc. Of course it might just feel that way because the belf starting area is better designed than any other starting area in my opinion. Its worth checking out though, its quite brilliant and is in my opinion the gold standard which the other guides should try to match.

I mean no disrespect to any guide writers in saying this, I just thinks its the standard we should be going for. Oh and I've written all this and you probably can't get hold of the old wow-pro custom add-on now Laughing out loud Oh well.

Thanks to the community for the work it put into this add-on anyway. Was real nice to see tbh.

Tag. Smiling

Lycander's picture

Thanks for trying, Jahwo

I appreciate your attempt at doing this. I'm not sure if I'll be able to code any of the guides into Tourguide format, but I do have a plethora of alts to test a lot of them Sticking out tongue . There didn't seem much that I'd be able to contribute writing-wise, anyways.

Again, thanks for trying. I know this will end up helping the community in the long run!

zyzx's picture



I was just working on all the class quests between 1-31.

I'll look into writing TourGuide guides if I see one missing.


zyzx - Orc Warrior - Wildhammer - Pink n Pwning
Diskspace - Troll Priest - Wildhammer (guide test char)

Jame's picture

Thank you very much for your

Thank you very much for your work zyzx. Really sorry about this, and I'm glad to see you're not giving up on the whole addon thing. Looking forward to see you in the tourguide section.

Benhir's picture

No problem!

I initially liked more the wow pro custom addon, but after discussing here I figured that the tourguide style addon is potentially a lot better than any other leveling addon (small , "clever" , simple yet clear) and with the efforts that a lot of user put in it it is really good. I think that with all "modders" (or customizers Smiling) working on the same project, things will move faster and Jame will have more time to write Northrend leveling guides while other experts of tourguide will import his and other users' guide in the addon.

Keep up the good work, complete support from me!

installation confusion??

Hey I use you tour guide and tom tom, etc on laptop and works flawlessly... I got home today and added it to my home pc and have tried several times but still does not show up ingame on the addon screen.. Tom tom and lightheaded as well. they are unzipped and in the addon folder, but not working??

Jame's picture

Is your home computer

Is your home computer running on Windows Vista?

If yes, maybe you put the addons in the wrong folder.

It should be in c:\\Users\Public\Games\World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns

Lycander's picture

Step no longer necessary

Thanks for making such an awesome guide, and then going even farther to make it an add-on. I've got a DK going through the Alliance Hellfire one so I'll provide feedback on it. I downloaded the addon yesterday, and started clicking through it on my DK to get where he was and I noticed that it's still telling you to buy the Maiden's Anguish for the "Fei Fei's Treats". I'll post aything else as I come across it. Thanks again for taking the time to do this.

Drudoo's picture

I saw that too, needs to be

I saw that too, needs to be fixed Smiling and also as DK, you are able to do every 2-man grp quest solo Smiling (im using the blue start set, and specc unholy)

Hello Can you maybe insert


Can you maybe insert the instance guides too?

Whats the difference

Whats the difference between the tourguide style and the wow-pro custom?