Jame's Alliance Leveling Guide - Chapter I (30-40)

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Changelog

This is v2.0 of the guide. It has been revamped as mentioned in this news post to adapt to patch v2.3 changes. You can still find the old version of the guide here. At the same time, many other improvements have been made:

  • Introduction/Addons section has been updated
  • Kill everything on your way rule has been lifted unless you lack experience compared to the progress described in the guide
  • ALL big grinding sessions have been removed and replaced by quest circuits
  • Quests that aren't elite anymore have been integrated
  • New patch 2.3 content has been integrated
  • Maps have been remade and a lot of errors have been corrected
  • Detailed map for Shimmering Flats circuit has been added
  • Dustwallow Marsh circuits have been added

Introduction

This guide starts at level 30, if you need guides for any other level range (from 1-30 for example) please take a look at this page. This guide is not a follow up of any guide, however it will be to your advantage if you did Boston's Leveling Guide, because a lot of flight path gathering is done there: Boston's Alliance Leveling Guide.

This guide is made for FAST leveling through the use of Optimized Quest Circuits. With this guide, questing will be very efficient and you'll not waste any second running around and trying to figure out in which order to do your quests. Follow each instruction carefully and you will see for yourself. The quest choices and order to do them are optimal so that you run as few as possible while doing the most possible, turning several quests at the same time. It will be like grinding, because you'll be killing stuff almost non-stop, besides you'll also be completing a bunch of quests at the same time!

Everything described in this guide can be done solo (beside when I say otherwise). You can, of course, follow this guide while duoing, grouping, it's not a problem, it works too.

DISCLAIMER: This guide does NOT take into account tradeskills, class specific quests or PvP. It's 100% focused on getting the most experience possible in the shortest possible time while doing a lot of quests and enjoying as much content as possible. Any race/class combination can do this guide. Any complaints about PvP, tradeskills, or class specific issues will be ignored.


Basic rules

  • Spend your talent points so that you kill things as fast as possible. (e.g: Priest should specialize in Shadow Talents, Warriors in Arms/Fury, etc.

  • Don't waste your time trying to find groups for questing, you can solo everything that is described in this guide unless I say otherwise. Only group with someone when it's not gonna be a waste of time (e.g: meeting the person at the other end of the zone to show him the way to where your quest is, that is a waste of time)

  • Try to always log out in an inn or in one of the major cities when you take a break.

  • When I say you should make an inn your new home location, it's for a good reason, and it will save you much time.


Useful Addons

To get the most out of my guide, you should get an addon which displays coordinates, because I use them to describe locations in my guide (x,y). You can use any addon you like, but here's a very simple one I use.

Recommended

  • DMiniCoords - A simple box which displays coordinates, left-click it to move it where you like.

Optional

Below is a list of other addons I use, this is 100% optional though, it's mostly for people who are curious to know which addons I use:

Side Note: In case you don't know how to install add-ons, simply download an addon from one of the links above and unzip it. Then drag the unziped folder in your Addon folder (full path is c:\\Program Files\\World of Warcraft\\Interface\\Addons). Then, restart World of Warcraft and it should be working.

If it isn't working, you might need to log out to your character selection screen and click on "Addons" in the lower-left corner. Tick the box that says "Load out of date Addons". Re-launch WoW.


Shopping List

    Every time you pass by an auction house, try to buy the following items:
  • 3 Stacks of Wool Cloth (Needed at level 30)
  • 4 Lesser Bloodstone Ore (Can be used from level 32+ but also later, still worth it until level 43), don't spend more than 2g on this.

These items might not always be available at the AH, so start checking early.


Color Code
  • Quests
  • Items
  • Locations
  • Quest objectives to kill
  • NPCs
  • Locs

The Guide

Before we start, I highly recommend that you get your level 30 mount. There will be more and more traveling the higher in levels we get. It will save you a tremendous amount of time in the long run.

Level 30

First we need to get to Forest Song in Ashenvale. If you are still in Stormwind, go to the docks and take the boat to Auberdine. Then either fly directly to Forest Song or if you don’t have that flight path yet, just fly to Astranaar then follow the main road all the way east until you get to Forest Song (86,47).

Once you are there, get the following quests :

  • [30] The Howling Vale
  • [32] Vile Satyr! Dryads in Danger!

Also get the new flight path.

1. Go directly west of Forest Song until you get to Xavian (78,45). There you should see a Anilia, an NPC lying on the floor. Carefully clear around her and turn your quest in, get the follow up. North of the NPC you should see a gate giving way to a path leading down a little. There you should see a few satyrs and the NPC we need to kill: Geltharis. He is level 32 but don’t worry, he is a rather easy kill and can be pulled solo, provided you clear the other two satyrs in front of him. Kill him and loot his branch.

2. Go west through the lake and then follow the path marked on the map until you hit the main road. Follow it northeast until about (55,34) where you’ll be able to go west into the mountains. At (53,37) you should see a cave entrance with Terrowolves in front. Clear your way inside (the cave is actually just a passage way) and you’ll be in some sort of valley. Clear your way down this book:

Right-click it.

Now we're gonna get a new flight path. Go north and enter Felwood. In Felwood follow the road until you find the Emerald Sanctuary. Get the new flight path.

3. Fly back to Forest Song. Turn both quests in and get the follow up [30] Velinde Starsong from Sentinel Melyria Frostshadow.

Fly to Auberdine. If you don't like grinding and plan to skip the optional grinding circuit later on, make Auberdine your home location. If not, just proceed.

From Auberdine, take the boat going from the northern dock to Rut’theran Village (or just fly there if you already have that flight path). Go to Darnassus and follow the path to the Craftmen’s Terrace. There you’ll see a yellow "!" on the minimap. You can turn in your Wool Cloth that you bought earlier here to gain experience and reputation with the city. You can do that in other cities too, use this as a means of catching up in exp whenever you need. I didn’t include it as a strict requirement beside the first wool cloth turn in because it’s simply very expensive.

Once you are done, follow the path further until you get to Thyn’tel Bladeweaver, turn in your quest and get the follow up [30] Velinde's Effects. Now go to the Tradesmen’s Terrace.

At (62,82) you’ll find a chest which you need to open and loot. Go back to the previous NPC and turn the quest in. Take the follow up [30] The Barrens Port.

We are going to do some traveling / flight path gathering combined with some questing at this point. This will allow us to speed things up for the rest of the guide and to avoid grinding. If you don’t want to run around at the moment, you can use Jame’s original grinding spot (check the “grinding circuit” below) to grind your way to 31. Might certainly be faster especially if you have rested bonus but you will take more time to get certain flight paths later in the guide.

Anyway, before that, we're going to gather a last flight path:

  • In Short: Go to Theramore by boat, in Theramore learn the new flight path. If you plan to do the grinding circuit, go to the inn, make it your home location. If not, keep your HS set to Auberdine.

    Then go to Thousand Needles.

  • In Details: From Darnassus, fly to Auberdine, take the boat to Stormwind. Take the Deeprun Tram to Ironforge. Then fly to Menethil Harbor. Grab the Menethil Harbor flight path if you don't arleady have it. Then take the boat to Theramore (It is the boat that stops at the southern pier). When in Theramore, find the Gryphon Master and get the flight path. If you plan to do the grinding circuit, go to the inn, make it your home location. If not, keep your HS set to Auberdine.

    After that, go through Dustwallow Marsh by following the road northwest and then south to the Barrens. When in the Barrens, go south toThousand Needles, go down the great lift (don't attack the guard just run past him, take the elevator and keep going until he forgets you).

At the bottom of the Great Lift, you should see a body at (31,24), loot the body, get Henrig Lonebrow's Journal, right-click it to get the quest [27] Lonebrow's Journal.

In Thousand Needles, go west until you reach the border of Feralas, and find the alliance outpost: Thalanaar (5,17). Turn in [27] Lonebrow's Journal, don't get the follow up, unless you plan to do the Razorfen Kraul instance (now is a good level to do it, by the way).

Get the new flight path from here.

== OPTIONAL GRINDING CIRCUIT ==

Skip this circuit if you don't like grinding. The other alternative will probably be slower, because it will involve a lot of running around. It's up to you.

Go southeast along the mountain, keep going until you hit Roguefeather Den (27,51). It's grinding time! Don't worry, there will be a lot of questing after that, but you are gonna kill these harpies until those two goals are achieved:

  • you hit level 31+
  • you obtain 25 Vibrant Plumes

The harpies are lvl 28-30, drop cash and silk cloth. There are a lot of them and they respawn fast. (Make sure to kill the harpies that are down on the ground and those that are in the cave up on the hill) With the 25 Vibrant Plumes you can get 60 Tickets at the Darkmoon Faire, you can then trade 50 Tickets for a 14 Slot Bag, which is a big plus at this level (unless you are a twink). Sadly the Darkmoon Faire is not always available, check this Darkmoon Faire Necklace Guide to know when the Darkmoon Faire will be available, and put your Vibrant Plumes in bank until then. If you don't want the bag, you can either auction those plumes (they sell nicely) or save them up for your future epic necklace.

== END OF OPTIONAL GRINDING CIRCUIT (if you did the optional grinding circuit, skip to level 31 right away) ==

If you don't do the the optional grinding circuit, hearthstone back to Auberdine.
Fly to Forest Song. Leave the village to the south and follow the main road west until (67,71), from there follow the path south. At the border to the Barrens you need to run past the horde guards without being noticed:

If you go around to the left at the border, the small log wall has fallen down and can just be jumped over by anyone and there are no guards in sight

Go southeast until you hit Ratchet, be careful to make a big circle around The Crossroads. At Ratchet take the flight path, go to the docks and turn in [30] The Barrens Port at Warfmaster Dizzywig, take the follow-up [30] Passage to Booty Bay.
Take the boat to Booty Bay. There turn in [30] Passage to Booty Bay at Caravaneer Ruzzgot and take the follow up [30] The Caravan Road. Get the flight path (which is on the top floor of the building which faces the inn) and fly to Darkshire.

Turn in [30] The Caravan Road at Clerk Daltry and take the follow up then go talk to Jonathan Carevin and turn it in and get the follow up [30] The Scythe of Elune. If you did sufficient questing in Darkshire before you should be able to get the quest [31] Worgen in the Woods (step 3 of the quest line) from Calor. If you can’t you’ll have to grind about 5000 exp later on (or enough to be able to ding 31, depending on how much exp you already have, we’ll see about that later though).

For now follow the road south and go towards the cave at (73,75). There you should see the Worgens you need for one of your quest. Clear your way inside while killing them but be VERY careful as you approach the cave as the named inside the cave Gutspill (level 32) has a HUGE aggro range, on top he comes with a guard so first clear around the cave at a safe distance then regen full mana and health, have your cooldown abilities up as well as a pot if possible and go for the mobs in the cave.

Clear your way to the bottom of the cave where you should see a mound looking like this:

Loot it then fight your way out and make sure you kill enough mobs for [31] Worgen in the Woods before you go back to Darkshire (also make sure that you aren’t more than 10k exp away from dinging). If you couldn’t take that quest in the first place, grind here until you are about 5k exp away from dinging 31.

At Darkshire turn in [31] Worgen in the Woods and get the follow up which you turn in as well at Jonathan Carevin. Then turn in the other quest and take the follow up [30] Answered Questions. If your hearthstone is up, use it to go back to Auberdine.
If it's not up, go to Stormwind and take the boat to Auberdine and then fly to Darnassus. Go back to the Warrior’s Terrace and turn in [30] Answered Questions.

Congratulations on level 31.

Level 31


For those who are in Darnassus:

From Darnassus get back to Auberdine and take the boat to Stormwind.
Go to Ironforge and then fly to Menethil Harbor.
Then take the boat to Theramore, make the inn your home point

Sell, repair etc.

Fly to Thalanaar.

From there go east/southeast while following the road, all the way until you arrive at the Shimmering Flats. In the middle of that little desert you’ll find the Mirage Raceway.

For those who grinded on harpies:

Go east until you reach the Mirage Raceway in the Shimmering
Flats
(80,77).

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Get the following quests:

  • [30] Hardened Shells
  • [30] Salt Flat Venom
  • [30] Load Lightening
  • [31] Rocket Car Parts
  • [31] Hemet Nesingwary Jr.
  • [33] A Bump in the Road
  • [36] Wharfmaster Dizzywig

You can find everything needed to complete those quests around the raceway. For locations where the quest mobs are often particularly concentrated, please check the above posted map. (Thanks to Jimjimjimmy for the addition). Keep killing stuff at these locations until you complete all the quests and until you get 10 Turtle Meat.

Avoid the level 35 turtles, they are orange to you and might be a little too hard.

Don't sell the Turtle Meat, put them in bank or somewhere in your inventory.

Turn in all the quests and get the follow up quests :

  • [37] Goblin Sponsorship
  • [35] Martek the Exiled
If you aren't level 32 yet grind in this area (turtles, vultures, etc) until you hit level 32.

Level 32


Before we leave, go south and zone into Tanaris. Go to Gadgetzan and talk to the Gryphon master on the other side of the town to get the new flight path.


Hearthstone to Theramore, sell junk and repair.

If you have the Ratchet flight path, fly there, if not: get out of Theramore and follow the road northwest and then south to the Barrens. In the Barrens go north then east to Ratchet. Talk to Gazlowe in Ratchet, get the follow up [37] Goblin Sponsorship. Also talk to Wharfmaster Dizzywig on the docks and get the follow up [36] Parts for Kravel

Take the boat to Booty Bay. In Booty Bay on the docks, talk to Wharfmaster Lozgil and get the follow up. Then go to the inn in Booty Bay and make it your home location.

On top of the inn, just outside on the balcony you’ll find Baron Revilgaz. Turn in your quest and get the follow up.

Get all the quests you can from Booty Bay. Once that is done, go train new skills in Stormwind by gryphon ride (for rogues, there's a trainer on the 1st floor of booty bay inn). Visit the Auction house, repair, sell, buy 4 stacks of food/drink.

Fly to Darkshire and follow the path south until you zone into Stranglethorn Vale. At (37,3) you should find a Rebel Camp. Get the flight path and all the quests available. Also turn in [32] Supplies to Private Thorsen.

Once done, follow the road south into Stranglethorn Vale until you cross a bridge. Just after crossing that first bridge, jump down to the northwest. You should already see the Nesingwary's Camp (35,10). Turn in [31] Hemet Nesingwary Jr. Get the quest [30] Welcome to the Jungle from Barnil Stonepot and turn in it at Hemet Nesingwary Jr. This should unlock several other quests, get them all beside [40] The Green Hills of Stranglethorn.

You should have these quests:

  • [31] Supply and Demand from Drizzlik in Booty Bay.
  • [31] Panther Mastery From Nesingwary camp.
  • [31] Tiger Mastery From Nesingwary camp.
  • [32] Investigate the Camp From Krazek in Booty Bay.
  • [33] The Second Rebellion From Sergeant Yohwa at the Rebel Camp.
  • [34] Bad Medicine Sergeant Yohwa at the Rebel Camp.
  • [34] Raptor Mastery From Nesingwary camp.
  • [35] Bloodscalp Ears From Kebok in Booty Bay.
  • [35] Singing Blue Shards From Crank Fizzlebub in Booty Bay.
  • [36] Hostile Takeover From Kebok in Booty Bay.
  • [36] Parts for Kravel From Wharfmaster Dizzywig.
  • [37] Krazek's Cookery From Corporal Kaleb at the Rebel Camp.
  • [37] Goblin Sponsorship From the Baron Revilgaz on top of the Booty Bay Inn.
  • [37] The Stone of the Tides From Baron Revilgaz in Booty Bay, prerequisite for this quest is given by Krazek in Booty Bay.
  • [41] Scaring Shaky From "Sea Wolf" McKinley in Booty Bay.

No need to take the Green Hills of Stranglethorn quests (the one with the chapters), it will just encumber your quest log for now. You will complete each chapter when you get the right pages. So while you hunt always look out for these:

1. Kill River Crocolisks which can be found all along the river in northern Stranglethorn Vale until you find 2 Large Crocolisk Skins. While you search for crocs you can also kill Young Tigers close to the river for Tiger Mastery.

2. Then kill 10 Young Tigers (or as much as you still got left)
Tigers can be found mostly south and around the Nesingwary camp.

3. Kill Young Panthers, they are mostly found on the other side of the river to the east. (41,10).

4. Go further northeast to the Kurzen Camp (44,11) and kill 15 Kurzen Jungle Fighters as well as Kurzen Medecine Men until you get 7 Jungle Remedies (might take a while). Also you'll need a Fern Extract from one of the piles of crates scattered around the Kurzen Compound.

5. Once all 4 quests are done go turn 2 of them in (besides Supply and Demand, which you will turn in later) at the Rebel Camp where you get the follow up: [38] Special Forces..

6. At the Nesingwary camp, turn in the other two and get the follow ups:

  • [33] Tiger Mastery
  • [33] Panther Mastery

7. Go west until you reach a plateau (30,9). Up there you can find Panthers and Tigers. Kill 10 of each.

8. Further southwest on the plateau you should find Stranglethorn Raptors, kill 10.

9. Go south and down the plateau until you find the troll camp at Bal'lal Ruins (29,20) Get 15 bloodscalp ears from the trolls here. Be careful though if you are a melee class, they enrage and start to really hurt towards the end. If you don't have enough trolls there is another camp northeast at the Tkashi Ruins (33,15).

10. Go west until you hit the shore, and move along the shore towards the north until you find Crystal Spine Basilisks. If you run short on Basilisks, there is more on the lower plateau to the east along the shore. If there aren't any basilisks just go kill some trolls until they respawn. Kill basilisks until you get 10 Singing Crystal Shards.

11. After that, take a swim westwards until you hit the island at loc (21,22), you will have to go towards the middle of the island so the quest [37] The Stone of the Tides is completed, but be careful with the lvl 37ish elementals on the isle.

Hearthstone to Booty Bay.

12. When in Booty Bay. Turn in:

  • [31] Supply and Demand, get the follow up [36] Some Assembly Required
  • [35] Singing Blue Shards on the ground floor in Booty Bay inn, get the follow up [41] Venture Company Mining.
  • [37] The Stone of the Tides on the top floor of Booty Bay inn to Baron Revilgaz, get [37] Water Elementals.
  • [37] Krazek's Cookery, get [37] Favor for Krazek
  • [35] Bloodscalp Ears, get [36] Hostile Takeover if you don't already have it.

Repair, sell junk, buy 4 stacks of food/drink.

==Note== If you already have the 4x Lesser Blood Stone Ore (shopping list), you can turn in [37] Favor for Krazek and get the follow up [37] Return to Corporal Kaleb. If you don't have it, it's ok, keep checking the Booty Bay AH and the Stormwind AH everytime you get the chance. Don't spend more than 2 Gold on this though. When you get the ore, don't forget to turn it in during our next Booty Bay trip, get the follow up and turn it in at the Rebel Camp next time we go there. I won't remind you, so don't forget it. If at level 43 you still haven't found the ores, just abandon the quest.

Fly to the Rebel Camp. From there go south to Nesingway Expedition Camp and turn all quests, get all follow ups:

  • [33] Panther Mastery, get the follow up [38] Panther Mastery
  • [33] Tiger Mastery, get the follow up [35] Tiger Mastery
  • [34] Raptor Mastery, get the follow up [36] Raptor Mastery

Check if you completed any of the chapters of the Stranglethorn pages quests as well and turn them in if you did.

  • Chapter I: page 1,4,6,8
  • Chapter II: page 10,11,14,16
  • Chapter III: page 18,20,21,24
  • Chapter IV: page 25,26,27

You should be level 33 by now.

Level 33


Go back to the Rebel Camp and fly to Menethil Harbor.


==Note== If you followed Boston's Guide, you should already have done the quests from the Dwarves at Dun Modr, so just skip the next 4 paragraphs and go straight to Refuge Pointe in Arathi Highlands.

1. From there follow the road east until you get to an intersection, there go north until you see a camp with dwarves that have a few quests. Take all three quests and start clearing your way into the fortress before you. Right at the start you should find plenty of Dark Iron Dwarves. Inside the building you’ll find all the other mobs that you need.

2. Once [30] The Dark Iron War is completed, go southeast along the mountain until you get to a camp. You should found Balgaras the Foul in the camp which is the most to the southeast. Kill him and loot his ear.

3. Go back to the Dwarven Camp and turn in both quests.

Then go north over the bridge to Arathi Highlands and half way over the bridge you’ll see an entrance to the right. Enter and go down the stairs (be full health/mana). All the way on the bottom you’ll find a corpse with a question mark. Turn in your quest and get the follow up.

4. Run back to the Dwarven Camp and turn your quest in at Khag Garmason. Then go back to the bridge but this time cross it and then go right over a wooden bridge. You’ll see a camp with dwarves and in the middle a wagon with barrels looking like this:

Clear your way to the wagon and loot it, then run back to the Dwarven Camp in Wetlands, turn your quest in and take the follow up.

This time cross the bridge for good and follow the path north inside Arathi Highlands until you reach Refugee Pointe. Get the flight path here and turn in your quest.


Repair and sell junk then exit the camp and go back to the main road. Follow it west / northwest until you reach Hillsbrad Foothills. There follow the road going east / northeast until you get to the second intersection, there go south until you reach Southshore.

Get the two quests: [29] Missing Crystals and [30] Down the Coast.

1. On the western side of the shore which is right next to Southshore you’ll find the murlocs needed for [30] Down the Coast.

2. Once you are done with murlocs, go back to Southshore and from there follow the path north until you get to an intersection. There go east until you get to another intersection where you should see a half-destroyed tower (56,36). Clear your way inside and loot the unopened crate.

Run back to Southshore and turn both quests in. Don’t get follow ups for now. You should be level 34 by now. Hearthstone back to Booty Bay.

level 34


Fly to Stormwind and while you are on gryffon (or in Booty Bay), ask in general channel if anyone has any page you need, and trade your spare pages in exchange or just buy them, they go for 10-15 silver on average. You can also check the Booty Bay auction house for missing pages. I suggest you even buy them overpriced (Offer 20-30 Silver for a page and you should get it quickly). The sooner you complete the page collection, the better for your bag space Sticking out tongue.

In Stormwind, get the quest [35] James Hyal from Connor Rivers in the Magic Quarters. (51.1,95.5).

Since you are lvl 34 now, go train if you wish to do so.

Once you are done, fly back to Booty Bay. Time to hunt again!

1. When you are done, fly to Rebel Camp. Run south/southwest towards the area north of Grom'Gol Camp. You should find plenty of Lashtail Raptors there. Kill them as much as needed for the quest [36] Raptor Mastery.

2 & 3. When done with raptors, you should hit the river to the east and search along the banks for Snapjaw Crocolisks. At the same time you can start heading to the Venture co. Camp next to Lake Nazferiti and kill Geologists there (44,20), they drop the "tumbled crystals" you need for [36] Hostile Takeover. You can find crocolisks on both sides of the river, all around Lake Nazferiti[ and all the way down to Mizjal Ruins. Keep killing Goblins and Crocolisks until you get both quests complete.

4. When done with that, head hwest until you hit the area in between Bal'al Ruins and Tkashi Ruins (33,15). There you wil find Elder Stranglethorn Tigers and kill 10 of them.

5. Once done, go to Nesingwary Camp and turn in

  • [35] Tiger Mastery, get the follow up [37] Tiger Mastery
  • [36] Raptor Mastery, get the follow up [41] Raptor Mastery

Also complete any chapter to get rid of pages taking up bag space.

6. Go northeast until you hit the Kurzen Camp, this time go straight for the cave there and kill Commandos and Headshrinkers. Careful the Commandos are stealthers.

7. When done with that go southwest to find Sin'dall. Sin'dall is on top of a hill at (31,17) right in the middle of Bal'al and Tkashi ruins. It is definitely soloable at lvl 34, just make sure all your long cooldown abilities are up.

Go to Nesingway Expedition Camp and turn in [37]Tiger Mastery. Continue to Rebel Camp and turn in your quest as well, get the follow up as well as [38] Kurzen's Mystery. Now hearthstone or fly to Booty Bay and turn in your quests as well, do not get follow ups. Get your turtle meat from the bank and fly to Southshore.

Gather all the quests in Southshore, you should have:

  • [32] Farren's Proof
  • [33] Hints of a New Plague?
  • [33] Syndicate Assassins
  • [34] Costly Menace
  • [36] Crushridge Bounty

And [31] Soothing Turtle Bisque which you can complete immediately because you already got 10 Turtle Meat. You can buy the soothing spices from the merchant in the first house to the right when entering Southshore from the north.

Don't bother with [34] Bartolo's Yeti Fur Cloak unless you are a Leatherworker or got a Leatherworker friend who can make a Hillman's cloak. You can buy a Bolt of Woolen Cloth at the auction house or ask a tailor.

Once you are ready, go to the western shore and start killing murlocs again. Kill these until you:

  • Get 10 murloc heads
  • Are 3k exp (or less) away from level 35

When that is done go back to Southshore and turn the quest in, get the follow up. Speak with Marshal Redpath in Southshore, get the follow up and talk to Lieutenant Fahren again. Get the follow up [32] Stormwind Ho!.

Congratulations on level 35.

Level 35


Sell and repair (there's an armorsmith behind a small house next to the inn).

In Southshore, go to the inn and make it your home location.

1. Time to hunt Nagas now. The ones you need are on the eastern shore, right next to the town. Kill 10 Daggerspine Shorehunters and 10 Daggerspine Sirens, go back to Southshore and talk to Lieutenant Farren again and get the follow up [32] Reassignment.

2. Now fly to Refuge Pointe (Arathi Highlands). In Refuge Pointe get the quest [36] Worth its Weigh in Gold from Apprentice Kryten.

3. Go southeast until you reach the Go'Shek Farm (60,53) and find the NPC named Quae, she is looking over the Go'Shek Farm from the northwest edge. Talk to her and take the follow up quest [36] Hints of a new Plague?. You need to find and kill a Forsaken Courier and loot a Sealed Folder from him.

4. In Short: The Forsaken Courier roams from the Go'Shek Farm all along the road up until the wall to Hillsbrad Foothils. He is lvl 35 and doesn't have that much hit points, but he has 4 level 35 bodyguards. Find a way to kill and loot the Courrier. You can do it solo at level 35, I've done it with 5 different classes and I've heard about other players doing the same. For instructions on how to kill the courier with a certain class, see below.

In Details Now you need to find and kill the Forsaken Courier, he roams from the Go'Shek Farm all along the road up until the wall to Hillsbrad Foothils. He has 4 bodyguards, all level 35.
There are many ways to kill it though, even solo at level 35.

  • Warrior: for exemple, charge the courrier, hit Retaliate, use Intimidating Shout, kill the courier fast, loot it and then run away.
  • Mage: burn him down as fast as possible, start from max range with Pyroblast if you got it, use frost nova on the bodyguards, finish the courrier fast. Use a Health Potion if needed.
  • Rogue: you can single the courier out. Use Distract so that only one guard stops while the rest keeps walking, then kill the guard solo, rinse and repeat until you get the courier solo. You can also just rush in the pack, hit Evasion and kill the courier quickly before evasion runs out.
  • Warlock and Hunter: Send in the pet and burn the Courrier as fast as possible while your pet dies.
  • Priest: Powerword:Shield and Renew yourself, be at max range, start with Smite, then a Mind Blast while the mobs run to you, then a Shadow Word:Pain. The bodyguards should be on you at this moment, use Psychic Scream, and keep on burning the Courrier with Mind Flay / Mind Blast.
  • Paladin: Just go for the courier and use your invulnerabilities.
  • Shaman: Check the following comment by Kenaimali for a way to do it as a shaman.
  • Hunter: Drop a frost trap and kite them all around it while you kill the courrier, then just run away while the guards are still 60% slowed.
There must be a way for each class to solo this at level 35, use creativity, potions, and long cooldown abilities. If you don't manage it, try to get a partner to duo it.

Once you got the Sealed Folder from the Forsaken Courier, go back to Quae (60,53). Turn in and get the follow up [37] Hints of a new Plague?, where you have to escort Kinelory.

For the escort, one word of advice: Let Kinelory be in the front, always walk behind her, when mobs aggro her, help her take them out one by one. And make sure they don't run far. Kinelory is quite a tank and can also heal a bit. If you let her be in front and don't let runners create trains, you will complete the quest easily.

5. When completed, talk to Quae and get the follow up. Then go southeast of Go'Shek Farm to the troll village (63,65).

Kill trolls until you get 10 Tusks. Kill Witch Doctors until you get 4 Medicine Pouches. Further inside the village and to the south (68,75) you will find a cave. Inside the cave you will find Witherbark Shadow Hunters and get the Hunter Knife you miss to complete the quest.

6. Once completed, run back to Refuge Pointe in Arathi and turn in the troll quest.

Hearthstone back to Southshore, and talk to Phin Odelic and complete the quest "Hints of a New plague".


Sell and repair.

1. Go north and follow the road north until you zone to Alterac Mountain (96,47). A bit further up and to the right you will find Soferan's Naze (58,67). Clear the Syndicate camp there, and in the middle of the camp on a table you should find parchments named "Syndicate Documents". Right click one of them and get the two quests [34] Encrypted Letter and [34] Foreboding Plans.

2. Then go northwest towards the snowy mountains where you will find Crushridge Ogres, they drop the Dirty Knucklebones you need.
When you run short on ogres, you can go to the southwest where you will find the area called "Corrahn's Dagger" (47,76). There you can kill Syndicate Footpads and Syndicate Thieves as well as Mountain Lions and Hulking Mountain Lions. I suggest you go back and forth from this spot to the ogres whenever you run short on mobs. Do this until the Ogre and Syndicate quests are completed. Then there's more Lions further to the west at "The Headland" (38,85).

3. You should be close to level 36 now (not more than 5k exp away). If that is not the case, grind until you have that much exp then run back to Southshore.

Turn in the 5 quests in Southshore. Get the follow up [34] Letter to Stormpike from Loremaster Dibbs. Don't get the other follow ups.

Congratulations on level 36.

Level 36


Take a gryphon ride to Ironforge, go to the hall of explorers northeast of the Gryphon master and get the quest from Roetten Stonehammer [33] Reclaimers' Business in Desolace. Also turn in the quest [34] Letter to Stormpike at Prospector Stormpike in the Hall of Explorers, and get the follow up.

Take the Deeprun Tram to Stormwind.


Repair, sell stuff and train new skills. Also, go turn in [32] Reassignment, at Major Samuelson in Stormwind Keep. (72,16)

Check the AH for 4x Lesser Blood Stone Ores too if you haven't finished that quest yet.

Fly to Rebel Camp.

Run southwest and swim over to the island with water elementals that we’ve been too earlier in the guide. Kill Water Elementals there until you get 6 Water Elemental Bracers. When you are done run back to Rebel Camp and fly to Booty Bay. Turn the quest in at Baron Revilgaz on top of the Inn. Get the follow up [37] Magical Analysis. Hearthstone to Southshore.

At Southshore turn in [34] Further Mysteries at Magistrate Henry Maleb. Make sure you have the quest [36] Noble Deaths as well.

1. Run to Alterac Mountains and follow the path north then northeast at the first intersection. You should reach a village called Strahnbrad. Kill everything here until you get 7 Alterac Signets.

2. When done, follow the path marked on the map to get to Dalaran. At (18,75) you’ll find Archmage Ansirem Runeweaver. Turn in your quest and get the follow up then run back to Southshore. Turn in [36] Noble Deaths at Magistrate Henry Maleb and fly to Ironforge.

Make Ironforge your new home location.

Sell trash and restock on food/drink etc. When you are ready fly to Booty Bay. In Booty Bay, turn in the quest [37] Ansirem's Key at Catelyn, she is on the 1st floor inside the Booty Bay inn. Get the follow up [39] "Pretty Boy" Duncan.

Take the boat to Ratchet. And then:

  • In short: Go to Desolace.
  • In detail: From Ratchet, follow the road to the west until you reach Stonetalon Mountains. In Stonetalon Mountains follow the road west/northwest until you are past Sunrock Retreat and reach Mirkfallon Lake, keep following the road until you can go west in between two cliffs. Follow this path, go south through the charred vale and you will arrive in Desolace.
When in Desolace, go to Nijel's Point . To access it you have to go further southwest until loc (67,16).

Turn in [33] Reclaimers' Business in Desolace.

Then get quests:

  • [31] Centaur Bounty
  • [33] Vahlarriel's Search
  • [33] Reagents for Reclaimers Inc.
  • [35] Strange Alliance
  • [39] Down the Scarlet Path
  • [39] The Karnitol Shipwreck.
We are not taking the quest [35] Brutal Politics because we decide to be friendly with the Gelkis Centaur Tribe which involves lowering faction with the Magram Centaurs. It doesn't really matter anyway if the Magram centaurs hate you.

Get the new flight path.

1. Let's start with [33] Reagents for Reclaimers, kill Hatefury Satyrs in Sargeron, southeast of Nigel's Point (75,20).

2. When you got 10 Hatefury Claws and 10 Hatefury Horns go west to the area just north of Thunder Axe Fortress (56,17) you will find a ruined caravan there. Look for Malem Chest. It's not actually a chest, rather a crate. Open it, get the follow up.

3. Go back to Nijel's Point and get the follow up. Turn in the Satyr quest as well but don't get the follow up (huge time waste).


Sell and Repair.

4. Go southwest and past Thunder Axe Fortress. Then go west towards the sea until you see a big tower. Azore Aldamort is next to the tower just north of it down the cliff (38,27). Get the quest [33] The Sceptre of Light.

5. From there, go southwest to the shore towards (36,30), you should see the mast of a sunken ship. The Ravnitol Chest is on the shore at (36,30). Open it, and get the follow up quest. Right next to the chest is a black book named "Rackmore's Log". Click it and get the quest [36] Claim Rackmore's Treasure. The Silver Key drops from Drysnap Pincer or Crawler. The Gold Key drops from any Slitherblade Naga.
Take a swim and kill Drysnaps around the ship until you get a Silver Key. It takes about 10 kills on average. Then further north go kill Siltherblade Nagas until you get a gold key. 10 kills on average as well to get a Golden Key.

You should be level 37 by now or close.

Level 37


6. Once you have both keys, go east to the Thunder Axe Fortress. Enter the fortress through the main gate (56,30), go kill the Seer (he has one guard) on top of the 1st watch tower to the left past the gates. Loot the Sceptre of Light.

Then go in the big building and talk to Dalinda, get the follow up quest [33] Search for Tyranis. Tyranis is in the other building (the smaller of the two), southwest of the main one. Kill Tyranis and loot the pendant.

Go back to Dalinda. Before you talk to her, clear the whole building. After you talk to her she will start to walk out of the fortress, escort her and make sure she doesn't die. Once out of the fortress she will run away and you will get a "Quest Complete" message.

7. Go northeast and back to Nijel's Point, turn in quests, get follow up [39] The Karnitol Shipwreck.


Sell and repair, next circuit is gonna be long!

1. Go south to Kormek'Hut (62,38). Get the quest [39] Bone Collector (62,39) from Bibbly F'utzbuckle.

2. Then go west to the big tower and turn in your quest [33] The Sceptre of Light to Azore Aldamort. Get the follow up [38]Book of the Ancients

3. Go northwest and take a swim towards the Ranazjar Isle (30,9). Clear the eastern shore of the isle. You should find a chest in between a tree and the white building. Click it to complete [36] Claim Rackmore's Treasure.

4. Then clear yourself a path through the Nagas so that you can reach the statue on the northwestern part of the isle (28,6). Clear the way around the statue, get full health/mana and go click the statue twice. Lord Kragaru will spawn, a lvl 38 Naga. Kill it (soloable at 37) and loot the Book of the Ancients.

Before you go, kill Slitherblade Tidehunters and Slitherblade Sea Witches until one of them drops Karnitol's Satchel. Takes 15 kills on average (Took me only 4 once, and another time it took 29 kills).

5. Swim back to Azore Aldamort get your rewards.

6. Now go southeast towards the Kodo Graveyard (48,55). Gather 10 kodo bones there, kill the Carrion Vultures if they are in the way. When you loot a bone there's a 50% chance a lvl 37-38 Kodo Apparition will pop up and attack you. You can run away or deal with it, up to you, they disappear after about 10 minutes.

7. Once you got 10 Kodo bones, run east to Scrabblescrew Camp (60, 61) and get the quest [34] Kodo Roundup. Go back to the Kodo Graveyard and use the Kombobulator Rod on any Ancient, Aged or Dying Kodo. Once you have one tamed, run back with it to the goblin, then right-click on the tamed kodo. Rinse and repeat 5 times to complete the quest.

8. When done with that, go southeast to the Magram Village (70,70) and kill centaurs until you are friendly with the Gelkis (exactly 50 Kills, 46 if you are human). You can check your reputation with the Gelkis Centaur Clan by opening your character panel ("C" key) and clicking on the reputation tab or just directly press "U" key (or replace your exp bar with your reputation bar).

After those 50 kills you should also have 15 Centaur Ears by now, if you don't, just kill some more centaurs.

9. Go southwest toward the big arch (63,79). Kill 30 Undead Ravagers there. Beware of the Outcast Necromancers, interrupt them when they cast their summon spell. If not, they summon an Undead Ravager. Sticking out tongue

10. When done with the 30 Ravagers, from the big Arch, go west, stay close to the mountain on your left until you reach Gelkis Village. Then go northwest until you find Uthek The Wise (36,79). Turn in the quest [35] Strange Alliance, don't get the follow up.

11. Take the road east / northeast and then north. Follow the road until you reach Kormek's Hut (62,38) and turn in [39] Bone Collector.

12. Then go north to Nigel's Point and turn in all the quests. Get the follow ups:

  • [39] The Karnitol Shipwreck
  • [40] Down the Scarlet Path
Titan Panel XP rate results:

This session started with the Satyr quest and finished right now after turning in all the quests in Nijel's Point. That was done with a level 36 character with average gear, solo, on a new server (no twink). I've tried it with 3 different classes and it works just as well. And there is still two quests to turn in, that's just to show how efficient the quest path of Desolace can be when done the right way. Smiling

Anyway you should be level 38 by now.

Level 38


Warp to Ironforge, go to the Hall of Explorers and turn in the quest [39] The Karnitol Shipwreck. Train, restock food/drink, sell junk etc. When you are done fly to Menethil Harbor. On your way to the docks of the boat that leads to Theramore, turn in [35] James Hyal and get the follow up [35] James Hyal from Vincent Hyal. Take the boat to Theramore.

Make the inn your home point.

Turn in [35] James Hyal at Clerk Lendry in the big fortress and get all quests from Theramore:

  • [35] Inspecting the Ruins
  • [35] This Old Lighthouse
  • [35] Traitors Among Us
  • [37] Tabetha's Farm
  • [38] Mudrock Soup and Bugs

1. Run around in town and try to spot Deserter Agitators who mostly stand next to normal guards:

Talk to five of them and go through their dialogue. Be careful sometimes they turn aggressive and attack you. When you are done, turn the quest in at Calia Hastings and get the follow up.

2. Go to the ship which is furthest to the south of the Theramore docks and clear your way through it until you reach a room that looks like the captain’s cabin:

Loot the boxes there and clear your way out. Turn the quest in at Caila Hastings and wait until she performs a little script, then get here follow up.

3. Talk to 6 Theramore Guards and go through the dialogue with them. Go back to Caila and turn the quest in. Get the follow up.

4. Now first swim or waterwalk to the little island with the light tower (72,47), right east of Theramore. Turn in [35] This Old Lighthouse at Babs Fizzletorque and get the follow up.

5. Swim directly south to the docks of Theramore and dive under them. There you’ll see Young Murk Threshers. Kill them until you have 4 Thresher Oils.

6. When done, swim a little east to (76,55) where you should see a boat. Clear your way inside and go down the set of stairs which leads down from the deck. Instead of continuing straight, go down another set of stairs:

There you’ll find Gavis Greyshield along with a guard. Kill them both, Gavis won’t die but he’ll turn friendly at some point and you will get a quest complete message.

7. Swim back to the island with the light tower and turn your quest in and get the follow up. Swim to the Theramore docks. Turn in [35] Dastardly Denizens of the Deep at "Dirty" Michael Crowe, get the follow up [36] Is it Real?. Then turn in [37] The End of the Deserters at Calia Hastings.


Repair/sell junk.

8. When done swim southwest of Theramore to (58,60) where you’ll find Nat Pagle. Turn in [36] Is it Real?, get the follow up [37] Nat's Bargain and look in your inventory for some fish paste, use it.

9. Swim southwest to a wrecked ship at (56,62). A lurking shark will attack you, kill it and return to Nat. Turn in your quest, get the follow up [37] Oh, It's Real and return to Theramore. Turn in your quest at Major Mills. Now careful, when you get the follow up a script will start:

In front of you a sea monster will spawn and attack the city. You’ll have 12 marksmen helping you shoot the monster BUT you are not supposed to fire at him with your own weapons. At the docks you’ll see canons which will become useable once the monster attacks for real. Basically your only job here is to run between two of the 3 canons and alternatively fire them at the monster until it is dead. You should be able to get the monster down easily before the marksmen are dead. Be careful of his water stream though, it pushes you back and you’ll have to run back to the canons.

10. When the monster is dead (really nice script) you’ll get some fireworks and you can turn in your quest at Major Mills.

1. Get the new quest from Sergeant Amelyn as well as the one from Lieutenant Aden. Leave the village and follow the path until you get to Sentry Point (60,40). Enter the tower and turn in your quest, get the follow up.

2. Go east and climb over the hills to get to Dreadmurk Shore. Kill Mudrocks here until you get 8 Forked Mudrock Tongues. (The turtles can be found on the shore as well as in the water)

3. When you are done swim to the island at (63,27). Hover over the Defias here to see which one is Garn Mathers. Kill and loot him.

4. Run back to the main road and go northwest until you find Swamplight Manor (55,26). Turn in your quest at Jarl and get the follow up. Also right next to the house should be a rather large dirt mound with an exclamation mark. Get this quest. Inside the house is another quest, [36] What's Haunting Witch Hill?, take it.

5. Quickly kill 10 Giant Marsh Frog critters around the house and then turn the quest in at Jarl. Get the follow up.

6. Now go straight west until you get to a tower at (46,23). Get the quest from Sergeant Lukas.

7. Continue going west until you reach a cave with spiders (35,24). Kill spiders here until you have 20 Unpopped Darkmist Eyes.

8. When done, make a big circle around Brackenwall Village and follow the path southwest, find Mudcrush Durtfeet (35,38), get the quest [36] Hungry!

9. Go further southwest towards the Barrens zone in. At (29,47) you should find Inspector Tarem. Turn in your quest and get the follow ups from the items around him. Hearthstone to Theramore.

Now, CAREFUL: Make sure to turn in all the green 35 quests first, as this turn in should make you ding and then you’ll get less exp from the 35 quests. Turn all quests in, take all follow ups. Some will require you to do some turning in right there in Theramore. Do that and get all follow ups. Your quest log should look like this:

  • [35] Jarl Needs Eyes (Complete)
  • [36] Hungry!
  • [36] What's Haunting Witch Hill?
  • [37] Defias in Dustwallow? (Complete)
  • [37] Raptor Captor
  • [37] Tabetha's Farm
  • [38] The Deserters
  • [39] Mission to Mudsprocket
  • [40] ... and Bugs

Level 39

1. Sell junk/repair/restock food etc.

Leave the town and go to Sentry Point. Turn in your quest and take the follow up.

2. Run to Swamplight Manor and turn in your quest. Get the follow up.

3. Kill Risen Spirits and Husks around the manor until you’ve gathered 10 pieces of information. Once done go back to the manor and get the follow up.

4. All around the manor you’ll find plants looking like this:

Loot 9 of them.

5. Go back to the manor and turn the quest in. Take the follow up. In your inventory you’ll find a torch. Get full mana/hp then go to the dock in front of the house and right click the torch. A gargoyle will spawn. Kill it and go back to the manor. Turn the quest in.

6. When you are done, go northwest until you see some raptors. Open your bag and search for an item called Sturdy Rope. Put it on a hotkey and whenever you attack a raptor and it gets to 20% hp, use the rope to capture it. You need to capture 6 raptors this way. While doing that walk towards (46,17).

7. At the aforementioned location you should find “Stinky” Ignaz. Take his quest and escort him. (When you turn in this quest later on in the guide, be sure to keep the Elixir of Fortitude for a quest in the next guide)

8. After the escort you’ll be at about (48,24). Go to the tower with Sergeant Lukas and turn your quest in there and get both follow ups.

9. Go northwest to (41,14) where you’ll see Blackhoof Village. Kill the Grimtotems here and free 5 Theramore Prisoners (the Grimtotems drop the keys needed). When you are done, search your inventory for a Raptor Bait and place it next to the little rotating mill that is in the center of the village (41,12).

10. Run back to Sergeant Lukas and turn both quests in.

11. From the tower go east until you reach (57,19). You should see a named murloc there called Razorspine. Kill and loot it.

12. Go further east and jump into the water. Swim to the little island at (62,18). At the northern top of that island you should find Renn McGill. Turn in your quest in there and get the follow up [37] Secondhand Diving Gear.

13. Clear the Defias camp on the island nearby and loot the tools and the damaged diving gear you need for the quest. Go back to the NPC, turn it in and get the follow up [37] Recover the Cargo!.

14. Swim towards Alcaz Island. Look in your inventory for a kit that looks like a backpack. Open it and you should receive a Salvage Kit and a Repaired Diving Kit. Equip the diving kit to be able to breath under water. Now look for Shipwreck Debris looking like this:

Look for these and use your salvage kit on them. Sometimes you’ll be lucky and you’ll get a Salvaged Strongbox. Sometimes you won’t be lucky and a mob will ambush you after your attempt. Continue doing this until you have 6 Strongboxes. When done, return to the Renn McGill, turn the quest in and get the follow up [37] Jaina Must Know.

Now kill murlocs around this area until you finish the quest [36] Hungry!

15. Run back to Swamplight Manor and turn your quest in. If your hearthstone is ready, use it, if not run back to Theramore. Turn in both [37] Stinky's Escape and [37] Jaina Must Know. Take the follow up [37] Survey Alcaz Island.

Go to the gryphon master of Theramore and speak to the NPC next to hear called Cassa Crimsonwing. You’ll get a free ride and a quest complete message. Wait until you get back to Theramore then turn the quest in at Jaina. Take the follow up [37] Warn Bolvar!


Sell junk/repair etc.

1. Run all the way to the point marked as “Lost Point” on the map.

On the way, stop by Mudcrush Durtfeet (35,38) and turn in [36] Hungry!.

Clear your way into the tower and carefully pull so you can reach the inside. Balos Jacken will attack you immediately, bring him down to like 20% HPs and he’ll become friendly. Turn in your quest to him and get the follow up [38] The Deserters.

2. From the “Lost Point” ride directly east until you get to Tabetha’s farm. Turn in your quest here. If you are less then 3900 exp away from level 40 proceed to paragraph 3. If you still need some experience kill spiders around the farm until you have enough experience.

3. Follow the path west then south until you reach Mudsprocket. Here take the flight path and turn in your quest and fly to Theramore. Turn in your quest at Captain Garran Vimes. Take the follow up [38] A Grim Connection.
Go talk to Jaina and ask her to teleport you to Stormwind. Go to Stormwind Keep, find High Warlord Bolvar and turn in your quest, take the follow up [37] Return to Jaina. Train / Sell junk / Check the AH etc.

Congratulations on level 40. Whatever quests you might still have in the quest log, don’t worry, we are going to take care of all that in the next guide.

Level 40 – End of guide

I hope you enjoyed this guide. If you want to return the favor, please try to contribute.

Original Guide: Jame
Revamp: Snowflake

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Comments

Excellent.

Very nicely done. I have done much of this before on my own, but you organized it much better, grouping similar quests perfectly, much more efficient than what I did before. I also never considered skipping those lengthy quests, I don't know why, but it was a great idea.

I used to do STV almost entirely from 30 to about 45, with a brief pause to do Shimmering flats. Desolace and Badland quests were a nice break.

Anyhow, for the last half of level 39 and most of 40 I grind on the Elder Mistvale Gorillas in southern STV, they give around 540exp (rested) each, plus I am a skinner and come away with several stacks of heavy and some thick leather. The Gorilla whiskers that drop vendor for 60s per stack (sellable at the AH, but I always have a hard time selling them, so I just vendor) as well as some nice coin for other things like teeth, Large Fangs sell well. When other people are questing there you can skin alot of Gorillas they leave behind, so it's a great grinding area, CLOSE to a graveyard and Booty Bay.

a little mistake

Hi!

This is a very nice guide! I'm doing this with my second character.
I just want to point out that there's a mistake at level 34, when you finish the quest Special forces (Commandos and Headshrinkers) you get the follow up Colonel Kurzen at the Rebel's Camp. The guide sais Kurzen's Mystery, but that's the follow up for the colonel quest, so skipped that one.

Otherwise it's awesome!
And people (including me) could really use a guide from level 20 to 30!

Sly

Thank you Jame

This is quite a nice guide. One thing that is bad is the Badland runs.
Yet the grinding is really disturbing because We basically grind through 39-41.
Why not putting Theramore in the guild?
It is quite a good place with good exps.
And the princess quest in Arathi is worth doing.
Badland? >_<

Awesome guide, just one request

I've just started using this guide and have gotten from 30-35 in about a day and a half. I've found this makes the leveling curve much easier, however I have a small request for some of the folks like me.

I loathe the default actionbars, so I'm using an alternate set that displays XP in ####/#### format instead of "bubbles". I've noticed in a few places the instruction to " grind until you're # bubbles away from level ##". It's not a huge issue--for me, I just disabled my mod temporarily, counted the total number of "bubbles" (20) and used that number to figure out the equivalent XP points per bubble for each level. But if it's not too much trouble, it might be handy to include in the guide "3 bubbles, or 6000 XP (or whatever the figure is)" rather than just the current designation.

But all in all, very effective guide so far.

PVP rewards/gear

Hey i have a 29 warrior and im eager to crack open your guide, i have good gear for my level but fear it may be outdated soon, i was wondering, since gear is not mentioned much, ifi should take a week and get all the pvp rewards before i start your guide or if i should jump right in, im not sure what to do as it seems in theguide ill have old equipment for a long time and i wonder how ill solo some of the quests,

thanks and please reply quickly, either here or e-mail me at

Brandon

PVP Gear

Brandon, depends on your goal.

If you want to level fast, then don't do it. You'll get some decent drops during grinding parts, and good drops from the recommended instance runs.

If your having fun in the 20-29 bracket, then stay and get your gear. The gear definitely helps!

I personally love the BGs and stop and gear up every bracket.

Good guide so far..

Its a great guide so far on my lvl 36 draenei shaman but i stuffed it up at lvl 35,i decided to just do all the STV quests that i could and thought i could join the guide later on......but i don't know where to start the guide again,I'm about 4 bars into 36. Can you please help me out Puzzled

[37] Magical Analysis !!

I LOVE these guides. However, pls help. I cant seem to find Magical Analysis. What am I missing here?

Step 11: Go northwest towards Dalaran until you reach Archmage Ansirem (18,78). Turn in the quest [37] Magical Analysis and get the follow up [37] Ansirem's Key. Then warp to Southshore or run there if Hearthstone isn't ready.

You guys rock!

FP

Fantastic Jawdropping! . One thing, just so that you have it, get the flight point in Ratchet. Sticking out tongue srry just like the smileys

Left over quests

First, I just want to say that this was a great guide. My only question is why do i have 3 quests left over. "Parts for Kravel", "Goblin Sponsorship" and "News for Fizzle" when were these quests supposed to be turned in. I went back through the guide and couldn't tell. Did i miss something?

no awnser yet?

I wonder what I should do with these quests too, I have exactly the same problem. Can you give us some feedback about this?

Mage

im frost specced, and the water elementals in STV are immune to frost dmg and effects. What should i do??

Jame's picture

Use fire or arcane spells.

Use fire or arcane spells. It's not as fast as if you were using frost spells against non-frost immune mobs of course, but you still can do the quest. I did it with my frost mage when I tested my guide.

To James preferably

Hi i followed Youri's guide and at the end i am lvl 31..... and now im going to start yours will that make a difference? or if im lvl 32 and i start it will it make a big difference?

Water Elementals

I got to these on my (frost) mage, launched off at the first one and went Jawdropping! as it came up immune. Jame was right about using fire/arcane spells.

Another thing worth noting is that they only do frost damage to you. If you put frost ward up it absorbs the damage and you won't be interupted while casting.

Supplies

in the guide u said we needed to buy some stuff at the Auction house, im level 30 and im low on gold. what should i do? email me back at

this is way old, but the

this is way old, but the answer for those who need gold is: get auctioneer. If you reallly have *none* (meaning you can barely afford to train up when you level), then also get rid of whatever profession you have that is not making you money and spec mining instead, then go troll around dun morogh for a couple hours until you have 5-6 stacks of copper, sell them on the AH for at least 1g a stack, but preferably 2-2.25g or even more if your server economy is decent.

With auctioneer, whenever you are at the auction house, use it's scan and search function to find below market deals on things you want. Never equip BoE items unless you would be willing to pay the Auctioneer price for them, sell them on the AH instead, and buy something else that's more efficient. Auctioneer will keep you from listing amazing gear for ridiculously low prices just because you don't know what twinks will pay for it.

The tooltips also let you know what to leave on the ground when you're grinding to maximize income. You can't totally trust Auctioneer's rates, because some items consistently get listed too high by people looking to hook fishy buyers. To sell at those rates, you have to be willing to relist over and over. It takes some experience of trading to figure out what price items will actually move at.

But once you start to know your server's market in certain items, the gold just rolls in if you're willing to spend an extra 15 minutes at your auction house stops. My characters are now regularly making 10+g on trades every time they reload at the AH. I have 4 20-30s I'm rotating play through and all have enough for their mount already and have been buying good gear, have bought all 14&16 slot bags, *and* been buying and giving away gear and bags for others I play with.

If you get auctioneer and use it wisely, you will never lack for gold. BTW, bags are ridiculously worth it once you get enough gold to spare. More bag slots means more gold when you get home. My server if I wait long enough I can get 10 slots for 50-70s, 12 slots for 1.00-1.50g, 14 slots for 3-4g, and 16 slot BoE for 6-8g. My characters each had all 10&12s by level 20, and now are mostly 14 & 16. The beauty of bags is that they will all resell for as much as you paid when you upgrade, until you get to netherweave, which is fine since those will last 20 lvls before it's reasonable to pay for 18+ bags.

One thing to remember is that there is no inflation in the base wow economy. What you care about (except for gear) is money to pay trainers and buy mounts -- this does not change with time, and you aren't going to need lots of money until lvl 40. So there is essentially *no* cost to using items that do not bind if you paid fair market value. Gear costs because you resell for much less than it's worth on AH. But bags real cost is only the 5% auction house cut when you resell. Most players do not understand WoW economy. If you make an effort to do so and have the right mods to help, after a couple weeks, your gold problems will be over.

replys

how come i dont see any replys.......thanks

Level 40

I love this guide, but have one thing to point out: It's absolutely unneccessary to grind the whole of level 40, I would suggest picking up "Bringing the Light" in the Cathedral in Stormwind and then running Razorfen Downs, this got me about half a level worth of exp. Also, I would recommend grinding on the scalding Whelps in lethlor ravine, they drop money, heavy and thick leather, worn dragonscales loads of greys that sell well, greens,the ocasional blue, and very rarely a Dark Whelpling vanity pet that can sell for between 30 and 100g on the AH.

Tradeskill friendly and pvp friendly

I was wondering wether this guide is tradeskill and pvp friendly cuz i plan on lvling my Rogue with it and my server is PVP with a 6:1 horde ratio plus i take time outa my questing too lvl my herbalism and mining i heard this guide was one of thew best so i was just wondering

Greater Rock Elementals

I cant seem to find the Greater Rock Elementals and the coords dont work can someone please tell me where to find then thanks

Favor for Krazek and Colonel Kurzen

Did I miss something......I cant find in your guide when we do Favor for Krazek.....I'm lvl 43 pally and when i look at ur guide I am to turn in that quest in Gadgetzan but i don't remember doing it. I know its a series, When should i have done this? its been in my quest log a long time, and now its green. Help
And are we suppose to do the Colonel Kurzen quest?
I'm confused.........but I love ur guide its the best...

At level 38 step 2 you

At level 38 step 2 you write:

Go southwest and find Martek the Exiled (42,52)
Turn in the quest and get follow up

What quest is that you have to turn in? I dont got it and cant see it in your guide.

Just curious... what type of

Just curious... what type of realm do you play on when testing this? Works great, just started it, just seems like alot of congested territory.

Awesome Guide 5/5

I played up to lvl 31 with my night elf hunter and I got stuck. I couldn't complete my quests, and got extremely bored with grinding for days on end with slow results. I was just about to cancel my subscription when I found this guide. I went from level 31 to 35 very quickly. Jame has renewed my interest in WoW. THANKS! I plan on using Jame's guides all the way to 60.

Please make a 60 to 70 Solo Alliance Guide. Smiling

great guide

MESS WITH THE BEST, DIE LIKE THE REST. US MARINES

i just finished this guide and love it, i just want to say at the end of lv 40 there is a lot of grinding i found a very good spot to do it at, in the badlands go to agmond's end, there are a lot of bad guys there and they drop some good stuff like silk cloth. i make about 5,000 xp in the first 5 min cause they are very easy to kill. and can james make a guide for lv 60-70 plz cause i make about 400,000 xp each week and want to use these guide till lv 70. thx for a great guide

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rested

is this a guide for rested or normal?? u see im 30, and 30% omw to 31 and i dont wnat to grind thouse harpies to im 31, takes forever, what should i do? i dont even need that 14 slot bag got full of netherweave bags:)

well

like i sayd over, i didnt do that grinding so i were at 6 and a half bar and then went to shimmering flats, and i hope i dont have to do extra grinding laters, im a mage aswell cba wiht all amana drinking, but else of that this guide is VERY good

nice job

I have just started using your guide and I have been able to lvl to 35 in 3 days playing only 2 hours a day. The only problem I have had is the horde(but only ganked twice)because I play on a PVP realm. But, I think it seems to be the fastest way to lvl that I have seen or tried. Thanks for posting this guide and will look forward to copleting all the chapters...thanks Smiling

Kill the courier instructions...

http://thotbott.com/q658, detailed instructions and a couple of nice solutions to this quest.

Missed Quests

From my experience don't worry if you miss a quest (unless it's a chain). I made a pretty big blunder with Shimmering Flats to Booty Bay in the first part of STV, if you missed a non-chain quest you'll easily make it up later. From my experience the Overall XP numbers seem a bit pessimistic, and I've gotten better results overall. An the other hand haven't gotten the XP per hour that's displayed, but I'm still getting better production than straight up grinding.

Some tips for those starting out...
If you haven't done any of the Stockades Seal of Wrynn Quests, just save those for level 35 or so. They'll be green, but the whole quest chain will give decent XP that will allow you to recover from any mistakes made. The entire quest chain takes place in Stormwind so it's efficient.

And if your a Rogue, you can take the quest "Preserving Knowledge", you'll easily get the 5 Tomes from the Ogres you kill in Hillsbrad while collecting for another quest, and you don't need a group to get the final piece which is just around the hill. You can use stealth/distact to avoid the fight with the 40Elite.

Did I miss something?!?

"Then clear yourself a path through the Nagas so that you can reach the statue on the northwestern part of the isle (28,6). Clear the way around the statue, get full health/mana and go click the statue twice. Lord Kragaru will spawn, a lvl 38 Naga. Kill it (soloable at 36) and loot the Book of the Ancients.
Before you go, kill Slitherblade Tidehunters and Slitherblade Sea Witches until one of them drops Karnitol's Satchel. Takes 15 kills on average (Took me only 4 once, and another time it took 29 kills)."

I might have missed something but im pretty sure there is no quest in my log that says I need to find Karnitols satchel. Theres a quest called karnitols shipwreck or something but only says to talk to karnitol or whatever. I killed those nagas for about 30-40 minutes, probably 50-60 of them. I didnt get the drop. I just moved on. Anyone else notice this?

Very awesome guide!

Nice, very direct instructions, no beating around the bush, and efficient. I don't get to play for 5 to 8 hours at a time cause my wife needs attention to!!! But I started using the guide this weekend and I can't believe the ease of leveling, I'm already a level ahead of what the guide says you should be on, its that easy! The only part that is hard to get used to is getting ganked by gangs of high level horde in Stranglethorn who get a kick out of killing low level alliance dudes, but I would say that it is probably a character builder Laughing out loud

Thanks Jame's, awesome work, if you started to charge for these guides I would pay now that I have had a chance to sample the first one.

LOVE THIS GUIDE

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omg, this guide is the best Smiling love it!! good work. i'm on a pvp severe and i die like a million times so it gets kinda boring alot of times cause you have to go to places were alot of horde are at, but other then that it's a good guide

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TOP guide

ty excellent guide

Great guild, and doing it

Great guild, and doing it now...

A few things tho, at Thousand Needles.. questing is UNDOABLE. I am getting killed each time I get even near some mobs, its crowded with bloodelfs who just kill me on sight. Because of this, my character stops at level 31 on leveling... not that i dont want to continue.. but its impossible to continue like this, and no I do not want to go to a 'normal' realm, because I did that.. and its too boring if you want to pk some city or so.. Sticking out tongue

Good guide, bad hordies...

PvP servers

Just a word of advice. this guide obviously wasnt written for PvP server's, and if you are new to the game i HIGHLY recommend rolling a PvE (normal) server. PvP servers are for experienced players who understand the mechanics of the game and in general arent "noobs". If you are experienced and play on a PvP server, dont complain about this guide getting you ganked. it is an extremely well thought out lvling guide and he took his own free time to make it. smile and say "thank you". if you arent very experienced and you play a PvP server, get used to getting ganked, its just a fact of life on those servers, but PvP can be very fun and help you to play your class extremely well.

great guide you have here man, i havent seen better. Smiling

the road to victory is paved in blood...

Pvp Server Rogue Only

Human/Rogue on Haomarush. So far so good with this guide.

Tips for Rogue on PvP Server:

o /wave and /salute are your friend. Most solo horde questing, just want to quest and level like you do. I've never been attacked by a solo questing horde.
o two and more horde around your level, will attack you roughly half the time. you will only get attacked if the odds are overwhelmingly in their favor. If you see this situation stealth and move on.
o gankers are typically lazy. vanish/sprint move to a new are on the circuit. most ?? gankers, will move along.
o Keep your eyes open! Horde outnumbers us 2:1 and I haven't been ganked yet questing, I spot them early.. stealth.. /wave to let them know I'm there. Wait for a reaction, and then keep questing.

Lastly, LOW PROFILE... Don't instigate PVP while questing. You will just get into a back n' forth pissing match, and people will remember your name and pass it along to their buddies.

lol and i thought the 30 went fast the first time;

Laughing out loud wow, i just went through the 30 in under a week, i wasted a lot of time in SM to, lol i started the guide a lil off, *i hit 30 went to stv, got to the guide at like 32*, so i had to grinde a lil extra to make up the difference, hit 40, and accepted the quest This is Going to be Hard, at the point the 45 spawns, not realizing it would happen lol no fault to the guide, fault to the guided. however as i am a pali alchemist i was able to survive, pritty well. the grind from 40-41 is the only thing i dont like, Jawdropping! im getting some rested for this.....

Quest missing at the very start

When running from IF to Thousand Needles, you can pick up 3 Soothing Spices before you head out (The trade goods vendor in Theramore carry these), take the quest at "Swamp Eye" Jarl (55,26 in Dustwallow Marsh) and turn it in immideately for 1350 exp.

Doesn't get much easier than that Smiling

Review

Well, I would have liked to say great guide, but it has some serious flaws, especially compared to your Horde guide. I think I will review each parts separately:

Thousand Needles:
- This part gets OK. Some griding, but not too bad. There is however some quests you can pick up for some extra exp. First there is a guy in the Blue Recluse in Stormwind mage district who sends you to see a guy in Menethil Harbor, who sends you to a guy in Theramore. Easy exp on the way. Also, there is a Dwarf in Ironforge in the room with the battleground guys who want you to deliver some Crash Helmets to Shimmering Flats. Since you are going that way .... 4/5
Stranglethorn:
- This part was pure hell for my mage and annoying for my paladin. I deleted my mage in frustration.
The problem is the hellish grid of about 4/5 of a level from 33 to 34. Neither the Kurzen, annoying healers, nor the Trolls, spell disruption and attacks that takes 50% of hp, are suitable for a mage. 1/5
The North:
- This part was great. 5/5
Desolace:
- This part was great. 5/5
Badlands:
- Too much griding. I did SM three times with my Paladin and there was still too much griding. Send the player somewhere else for a while. Maybe Dustwallow or Arathi? 3/5

33-34

33-34 leveling is painful. Following the guide, i still need 17 bars for grinding.

yer agree 33-34

i followed that guide just like it sayd, only delivred quest when he sayd.
then he says u must be around half way to 34, and im only 2 bars up, 17 bars to grind...

else i like it iv been lvling quite fast the last days

Questions on the transition from lvl 31-32

Ok, the part where it says in your guide:
You can find everything needed to complete those quests all around the raceway, do long circles all around it and kill everything on the way. Keep doing this until you complete all the quests, get 10 Turtle Meat and hit level 32. Grind on turtles in particular, they drop scales which sell nicely. Don't sell the Turtle Meat, put them in bank or somewhere in your inventory.

Turn in all the quests and get the follow up quests :

[37] Goblin Sponsorship
[35] Martek the Exiled

Did you want us to do the quests, collect the items, grind to lvl 32, THEN turn in the quests once you are level 32? Or Do the quests, collect the items, turn in the quests, THEN grind to lvl 32? Reason I ask is because this is all under lvl 31 still, and under lvl 32 nothing is mentioned no turning in these quests. I did the quests, turned them in, then grinded to 32...If i did it wrong, have any suggestions to make it up? If so how/where.

Also, I question the stranglethorn part...I notice that the levels for a lot of the quests are within range..or slightly out. I just remembering going to stranglethorn at like 38 and doing it. Also:

Step 11: After that, take a swim westwards until you hit the island at loc (21,22), you will have to go towards the middle of the island so the quest [37] The Stone of the Tides is completed, but be careful with the lvl 37ish elementals on the isle.

Doing that..at level 33 sounds a bit hard. Thoughts comments suggestions?

Overall, good guide for getting money, and Ive leved a level each night so far.

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i believe you are supposed to grind to level 32 and then turn in the quests, he sais alot in his guide that the requirements your should reach before you turn in a quest are grind to the next level. and you dont need to go onto the island much to finish that quest all u need to do is step onto the island and it wil complete the quest and if u agro something u can usually just run away from the island and it will stop following you before you get killed.

Well Damn. I suppose Ill

Well Damn. I suppose Ill make up for about 10,000xp another time. i have a good grinding spot where I get 280-400xp/kill. But I have to be a higher lvl, around 37-38. James, can you comment on this?

hmm lvl 33

ive got a bit of a problem maybe someone can help me with this, i just hit level 33 and did everything you said to do up to this point :
"Step 13: Now you probably must be about halfway to level 34. It's time to go grind at Kurzen camp or on the Trolls, up to you. When you are 1 bubble away from lvl 34, warp to Booty Bay."
but you say i should be halfway to 34 and turning in those quests and killing the basilisks only got me about 2 and 1/2 bars, nowhere near halfway did i do something wrong? or is that possible an overveiw of the experience gained? i also did Not turn in any of the quests for the Pages of Stranglethorn chain...

Great!

Im loving this guide so far. Great advice here... Only thing.. The harpies you told us to grind are surprisingly hard to kill at 30, as a caster. They silence every other attack, making it hard to do anything, especially because you are usually fighting two at once. Grinding something else is probably a better idea as a caster.

Shaman Courier Kill

Just an addition to your guide, seeing as how shamans are an alliance class now. To kill the courier as a shaman:
1) Start out at a good range, cast lightning bolt
2) Immediately follow with chain lightning
3) As soon as the guards get near (nut not close enough to hit you) hit earthbind totem
4) Kite the courier's guards with earthbind while hitting the courier with frost shock. Use the strafe keys while running to keep the courier in view to make this easier
5) Run like hell - don't worry too much if the guards kill you, just make sure you take out the courier. You can always reincarnate if they get you.
6) Profit

This should work with any spec shaman. I did it this way specced enhancement and it worked great.

Thanks alot!

Very good guide.. Second time i've used it (first time was as horde, but its about the same untill desolace etc) and it helps a lot! Only thing that bugs me is the quest [39] The Karnitol Shipwreck.. I actually grinded for 5 straight hours before i gave up.. And yes, I killed the right mobs in the right area etc.. Ran out of bullets in the end and took hs back to the inn.. Sent a gm-ticket and asked about it.. Apperantly, this quest is bugged for Draenei.. Sometimes it drops, some times it doesnt..

Anyways, I started that session just after i reached 37 (somehow i managed to be a little ahead of schedule Sticking out tongue ) and ended it halfway to 39.. As a hunter i could keep quite a good pace, giving me around 25000xp/hour.. So I guess it wasnt that bad..

And for the STV part.. Nesingwary's is hell.. Most of the alliance on my server are retards, so they group together and gank everything thats red.. This again makes it harder for us carebears who just want to hit lvl 70 as fast as possible, since the hordes then wants revenge etc...

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