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!


TourGuide + Jame = Hell yeah!

Ive Just downloaded and started using the TourGuide style addon togethor with TomTom. This is amazing. I've been using your guides for years Jame.. But i've always just printed them out and followed along as i played. This is way better, I love it.

I was so amazed that it didnt have any issues with my other addons as most stuff does.

Keep up the great work!

Holyterror's picture

I think that

I think that it is a waste of time and energy to try to update and keep 2 programs current and up to date

I really prefer TourGuide version for all the reasons listed previously. As far as I am concerned, I can pull up James website in the background and refer to pictures if I need to...but from the quests I have done so far, I havent needed to.

Yes its nice to have 2 versions and let people choose...but there is SO much work to be done that it is MUCH better to focus on one and make it the best, then make it complete. It will get done much fster if all work on one then try to complete 2.

DKs rule...others drool

DKs rule...others drool

Jame's picture

Your points are valid, but

Your points are valid, but the problem is that we couldn't decide which addon to pick, the poll was close to 50/50. A lot of work has already been done for both addons as well.

With all that said, it's not a waste of time if people are happier with one addon or the other. What if some people don't like the tourguide style but love the wow-pro custom style? Or vice versa.

It's ok, the wow-pro community is ressourceful, both addons will reach near perfection soon enough, don't worry about it Eye

kimurin's picture

TourGuide can be easy

TourGuide can be easy patched (by this patch) to display localised quest names on non-enGB clients. Can second addon do the same?


Hooray new addons, boo none of them being for the areas I'm in Smiling

Elmo23's picture

Editing Template

Hello Jamie,

If you aregoing to support both addons, fantastic.
I also saw you approved of the idea of a template style editor online to rework your guide. Also Great.

If this is to work out, and all will keep updated,
i suggest we make a template on how to rewortk the guides.
So that it can all be put in the database and exported easally to different addons.

I would be VERY curious to the addon and wysywig editor mentions below. would be an awesome start to work with.
The we could input stuf like :
Accept quest ( type )
So we could see the questtype, And give it parts ( kill certain mobs ) and it would be almost instantly ready for export.

Jame, I believe I asked you

Jame, I believe I asked you several months ago if you were interested in having me create a tourguide version. You rudely shrugged me off, saying that it would take away revenue from your advertisements. Now you are making your own version. I don't know what the deal is here. I wanted to contribute just like everybody else, and do not understand why you took it upon yourself to decide that I was some kind of enemy.

I have a completed 1-70 alliance tourguide addon, and if you want me to share it, I will. I don't care who takes credit for it. I also have an application that allows you to edit tourguide files in a wysiwyg-style GUI format. I can provide that as well as the source code.

But if you are going to delete this account like you deleted my other account on this site for some reason, then fine. I am not going to lose sleep over it. If I did anything to offend you before, I apologize about that and hope that we can start again new.

Thanks in advance.

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Elmo23's picture

Hello Nuzz, i would LOVE to

Hello Nuzz,

i would LOVE to see that editor en the source Smiling
Would you mind sharing it ?


Jame's picture

It's there

Jame said he posted it

Jame said he posted it somewhere on this site, but I can't find it so I will post it here, I made an account on rapidshare so everyone can download


Feel free to modify it if you are a programmer or suggest any improvements (but it already does everything I need it to do so I dont think there is anything major to do with it).

Make sure that you do not have any carriage returns in the "notes" section or it will make the guide not work. I was lazy and did not add that into my program yet. Little things like that don't matter much when only one person uses the program, but if anyone has any concerns let me know and I could fix any bugs if they are found.

I understand there were some people concerned about having more than one version of the guide. I will take a look at the other format and determine if there is a way to convert from one to the other. I like the idea of having more than one addon to choose from since some people like certain addons. If we need to expand any of the tourguide stuff it should be easier with this program. I will write a guide on how to use it eventually when I have time

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Jame's picture

Hey Nuzz. I sincerely doubt

Hey Nuzz.

I sincerely doubt I rudely shrugged you off. It's not my style to be rude, everyone knows that.

It's true that in the past I refused when people offered to translate my guide in an addon. The main reason wasn't me being afraid of it taking away advertisments. The main reason is that those guides are very dear to me and I originally wanted to do the addon part myself too, because I was worried that if someone else did it, I couldn't keep the level of quality I wanted it to have.

Lately however I've realized that I would never make it on my own due to time constraints, and when Jahwo made a custom addon and let other people try it, I saw the positive reaction it got and how everyone was willing to help. So from that point I just thought "nevermind, I'll just let the community help me on the addon part".

And that's how it all happened.

I don't see why I would delete this account, you've come here and laid down your concerns in a polite manner. If your other account was deleted, it was either:

1. A mistake (and if it was, I'm sorry)
2. You broke one of the rules

In any case, you're more than welcome here. So welcome Eye

Jiyambi's picture

Just so you know Jame, and I

Just so you know Jame, and I think I speak for the WoW-Pro community on this one - if you ever see something in an addon of your guides that you don't like, speak up right away and you (or one of us!) can change it Smiling We all know these guides are your babies, we want them to be presented in the best way possible, and exactly how you want them Smiling

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Speaking of which, a bunch of guides have been added to the TourGuide section, and they need to be tested and improved (if possible).

Thank you very much for

Thank you very much for understanding. I am sorry for handling this immaturely in the past. I will put together a package of everything I have (including visual studio source code) for alliance and put it on rapidshare. My tourguide generator program can edit new guides and export them to lua format, but it cannot edit 'guides' that are already made. It has been tested thoroughly from 1-50 and works very well. 68-70 isn't really done but the guide took me to 70 up to that point anyway

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I sent you the files through

I sent you the files through the contact screen, let me know if you got them

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Jame's picture

Got 'em. Just tried a few

Got 'em.

Just tried a few steps for the alliance tourguide file you made and honestly, it's awesome as far as I can tell.

I'll just replace the first few levels with other guides (Maw's guide is just better than Joan's, there's way too much grinding in Joan's human guide), but besides that it really looks perfect.

I'll try your editor a bit later.

Excellent news, definitely

Excellent news, definitely sounds like the right decision to me =)
Top work all who are involved