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These are the release dates for the upcoming guides, it will be updated regularly, so keep checking it! I will do my best to stick to those deadlines, but they might not always be respected. Sometimes they will be delayed, but they can also be published before the deadline. So if you want to get the guide as soon as possible, my advice is to check the front page every morning.

Anyway, here are the current release dates:

Wed. 5th November: Jame's Death Knight Leveling Guide (55-61) (Alliance) [RELEASED]

Thursday 6th November: Jame's Death Knight Leveling Guide (55-61) (Horde) [RELEASED]

Friday 7th November: Jame's Alliance Leveling Guide - Borean Tundra (70-72) [RELEASED]

Saturday 8th November: Jame's Horde Leveling Guide - Howling Fjord (70-72) [RELEASED]

Sunday 9th November: Jame's Alliance Leveling Guide - Howling Fjord (72-74) [RELEASED]

Monday 10th November: Jame's Horde Leveling Guide - Borean Tundra (72-74) [RELEASED]

Tuesday 11th November: Jame's Alliance Leveling Guide - Dragonblight (74-75) [RELEASED]

Wednesday 12th November: Jame's Horde Leveling Guide - Dragonblight (74-75) [RELEASED]

Will be announced soon: Jame's Alliance Leveling Guide - Grizzly Hills (75-76) [Preview Soon]

Will be announced soon: Jame's Horde Leveling Guide - Grizzly Hills (75-76) [Preview Soon]

The Grizzly Hills Guides' release date will be announced as soon as possible. Please stop asking and just keep checking this page or my blog if you want the latest info on them.

Please note that these release dates are bound to change, and by that I mean I will release some of those guides sooner. So stay tuned, keep checking our front page for news and follow my Blog for the latest updates and previews of my guides.

3rd October: Update about my 70-80 leveling guides, check this blog article.
21st October: List updated with many changes. Read this Blog post to explain the changes.
24th October: Latest changes explained in this Blog Post.
28th October: Sneak Peak at one of my Howling Fjord Circuit | Xp/hour = 560,000 | Check this Blog Post for more information
5th November: Jame's Death Knight Leveling Guide (55-61)(Alliance) RELEASED!
6th November: Jame's Death Knight Leveling Guide (55-61)(Horde) RELEASED!
7th November: Jame's Alliance Leveling Guide - Borean Tundra (70-72) RELEASED!
8th November: Jame's Horde Leveling Guide - Howling Fjord (70-72) RELEASED!
9th November: Jame's Alliance Leveling Guide - Howling Fjord (72-74) RELEASED!
9th November: Dragonblight XP Rate = 620000XP/hour
10th November: Jame's Horde Leveling Guide - Borean Tudnra (72-74) RELEASED
11th November: Jame's Alliance Leveling Guide - Dragonblight (74-75) RELEASED
12th November Jame's Horde Leveling Guide - Dragonblight (74-75) RELEASED


I like the idea hope you

I like the idea Smiling
hope you will consider it!

First attempt at following a guide

Jame first I would like to say thanks for making these guides and making it easier to level for a lot of people.This is my first shot at using a guide but i feel i need to because I suck at levelling.Ill be using Bostons 1-30 guide and Your 30-80 guide.Could you point out if these clash on anything. Ill give you some feedback when im done.

Keep Up The Good Work


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No clash at all!

I've followed Boston's 1-30 guide on different characters and then Jame's alliance guide and I have to say that Boston's work is wonderful, high quality guides Smiling Just do 1-12 in your starting area and then follow from 12 to 30 if you are not gnome/dwarf.

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Nope, they don't clash on

Nope, they don't clash on anything, we worked it out so that they would naturally be compatible with each other Eye

Thanks alot for your guides

Thanks alot for your guides Jame! <3

So after Grizzly Hills, you will do Zul'Drak. What will be after? Because I'm then gonna quest by myself in Shozalar Basin and the others you are not making guides for Smiling

Love your guides!

I don't know what i would do without them, and i think i like everyone else are scared to stray off them. Watch when you release Grizzly Hills as everyone gets to 76/77, and then stops for a few days until you release the next.... ^^
And yes. I may or may not have been refreshing the page a lot today Laughing out loud

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It's almost done, I'll

It's almost done, I'll release it within the next hour. Hopefully just before midnight Sticking out tongue

Please bear with me.

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No worries Jame

Honestly Jame, with everything you've done to help the community at large, I think you can take all the time you like. You play this game for enjoyment too, not to write guides for everyone else to follow. If it takes a few more days, I'm sure most people will let you have some fun.

Remember, have fun, even while you write. Otherwise you might as well consider this a job. And what fun is there in that?

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no worries I've been 80 for

no worries Smiling I've been 80 for quite a while, finished the other guides and went ahead on my own. But I am really curious of the amount of gold per zone I'll get while following the guides. All in good time tho, we really shouldn't be bitching should we Smiling

Grats on the traffic you're getting these days too lol

I am immortal... so far.

No worries James

No worries James. Great job. guides are amazing and if I have to wait another day, its not problem. I have been patiently waiting for the Griz Hills for a week, another day just means another day of grinding mammoth meat, worm meat , etc... to up my cooking. I have been doing it by slow fighting each creature to max out my weapon skills while Im grinding the

Thanks again, I just want you to know how appreciated your efforts are....I am in awe at your dedication and sucess.

Thanks for a masterpiece of guides

I googled your guides 2 weeks before the start of wotlk. I have to say they are outstanding and more than useful. Due to our new born son, I had to level both (my own char and my wife's char) and it worked out brilliant. I invited my wife's char (paladin) into my group (me I'm a rogue) and we leveled (I opened wow in the window mode 2 times and played on one computer overlayed) togehter. Some quests have only be done by one group member and it counts for both. I think your guide optimses everything.

We are both lvl 76 now (despite teh fact that we played in a group always!), and I finished the the dragonblight guide yesterday. So I'm hardly looking forward getting the grizzly hills today Eye !

I'm spreading your www. address to everyone who wants to know how to do this or that - it's even the guild message of the day - everayday Eye .

Thanks a lot!!!

You are wonderful

By following your guides I might be 77, with the Fjord, Tundra, and DB fully completed. All my friends called me crazy when they saw my level 76 self plugging away at a last few quests in the Fjord, but I'll be laughing once I have the whole of Sholazar, Icecrown, and the Storm Peaks left for quest money! Bwa ha ha! You rule, keep up the outstanding work!

Thx james, and a suggestion

For the coming guides, is it possible to add a quest flow chart at the beginning?
- It could serve as a sneak peek/preview of guides for us who _really_ can't wait while u're doing the details. Sticking out tongue
- It'd be easier for us to check quest chains, because sometimes you'll want to rush thru a chain first to catch a grp quest LFM
- It is a good place to check progress, especially with all the phasing in the later zones. (I'm looking at u, icecrown)

Anyway ,thanks james! I was looking for questhelper alternative since I want to level my alt to 80 more effectively, then I come upon this guide, looks awesome!

I just worry what happen after I finish dragonblight - will I be addicted to the guide? Will grizzly hills guide comes in time? And there's ZD and icecrown afterwards - damn!

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Withdrawl - Gack!

It's December 3rd, I'm hitting Grizzly Hills, and I need your guide! Totally addicted - thanks a lot, Jame! Smiling

Damn these guides

I played wow for about 6 month before i heard about your guides and i managed to level just fine in that time, sure not as fast but a level at a time. Now i'm totally lost without your guides, currently in Grizzly hills and i think i'll get the explore achivement before i actually finish a quest just by running around trying to find questgivers.
Have you considered publishing the guides in subchapters, more minor releases? That way the pain and suffering of your followers might be somewhat releaved. Just a question from a desperate minion.

Oh and thank you Jame, thank you thank you

Wonderful Job

Hi James, you did a great job in producing such a wonderful guide that make gamers like us a whole lot more easy to level up.No more time wasting and no more nightmare as to where to obtain and complete quest in the shortest possible time.
Although out in the market there is a mods call quest helper.But one need to hunt for the quest giver first before qh can be put into action.Which means we're questing blindly without proper follow-up and getting appropriate quest.Which in turn might result in unnecessary waste of time trying to complete a undesirable quest.Really hope we can catch up with your next release from 75-80 .James do hope you don't leave us alone.Please continue with your guide.How can we survive without
your guidiance ?
I face this problem when I level my char from 76-80.Without your guide I had to quest blindly,wondering and pondering around trying to get my char to 80.Looking forward for your next release.

THANK YOU ! James....

Jame, well done!

Jame, well done. Your guides are incredibly detailed and I can only imagine how much time they must have taken.

Amazing work. Many thanks for being such a huge help to the WoW community. Looking forward to seeing more great work from you in the future.

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Thank you

Thank you Eye

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jamie awsome job, please

jamie awsome job, please hury with grizzly hills im lost without your help.
i tried 3 quests and it took me 3 hours, H E L P... your guide is the best thing since sliced bread.

If on Sentinels look up Rexaur

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You could try using

You could try using QuestHelper in meantime.

Here's a link to the addon:

Good luck! Smiling

its not fair :P

firstly id like to thank you, not only for the wotlk guides, but also for all the power leveling guides you've made, they really helped me and lots of people i know to getting to 70 and beyond.
but i was also wondering if theres a reason why the alliance get their grizzly hills guide first? Sticking out tongue i mean come on we all know the horde is wayyy better.

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Grizzly Hills

James, thank you so much for finally releasing the release dates Laughing out loud i have waited so long for it, and i really want to lvl my 76 troll hunter, but if i quest by myself, i completely ruin it Jawdropping! i can't wait till the 12th of november! Laughing out loud or maybe the 5th, if my ally death knight is high enough (now lvl.66 Laughing out loud)

grtz! Eye

Extremely impressive guide!

Extremely impressive guide! I just did as you told from 60-70 and ding 72 when finished. I love it very much. Still I have quests in Netherstorm, as well as unexplored Shadowmoon. Shall I keep going in the outland or fly to the northrend abandoning the old quests? Thanks for your advice.

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At 72 you're more than ready

At 72 you're more than ready for Northrend, abandon the quests and go there Eye

And I'm glad you followed my advice, you won't regret it.


Hey Jame,

Just wanted to stop by and say a big Thank You for all the leveling guides and for all the hard work you did. Heaven knows those guides helped me get to 80 as fast as I did. I finished up the Dragonblight guide at about halfway to 77 and then just roughed it through with Carbonite for the remaining levels.

While I was no where near the time others got to 80 (a guild in my server was already halfway through 25-man Naxxramas when I hit 80) but I am already doing dungeons and heroics with my Tanking Warrior and my guildies.

Once again, a big thank you and hope you get the guides up soon for my DK Laughing out loud

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Thank you and welcome to

Thank you and welcome to wow-pro Eye


Jame -

Just finished up with your Dragonblight guide and while I don't normally try pull times as fast as yours, I still love using your guide because it gets me 100% of the zone in the most efficient way possible.

I think I speak for a lot of people in saying that we're salivating to read the upcoming Grizzly Hills guide. Hopefully you will be posting it VERY soon, or at least putting up what you have so far. If not, throw us a bone and give us a *rough* ETA.

Thanks Jame - Keep up the amazing and marvelous work you do for the community. We really do appreciate it.


^ yes

^ yes

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Another fantastic job

Jawdropping! Another fantastic job Jame! I have leveled 4 toons to 70 with ease following your guide as a reference. Almost 80, can't wait to look over the new guides and see what I missed.

follow what Jame says in his guides and you'll have a blast leveling. Don't be afraid to speak out in general/looking for group to get those pesky Group quests done.

"60% of the time, it works all of the time."

enjoyed guides

I enjoyed the guides and think they're well put together. However, switched over to questhelper and cartographer for the higher level 70s. I think at 77+ when you get cold weather flying which makes this addon combo superior since you can fly everywhere fast and directly.

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Trust me, it won't ever be

Trust me, it won't ever be superior in leveling speed than with my guides, even if you were flying on a space shuttle directly to quest objectives.

And in any case, I'll be releasing an in-game addon version of my guides shortly after I'm done with the paper versions.

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Indeed, questhelper doesn't

Indeed, questhelper doesn't tell you where the questgivers are or what quests to get. It's really best to use both - Jame's guide for the order, tips, etc, and questhelper for really easily finding the quest objective you are looking for. I just don't understand why people think they are mutually exclusive, they work great together Smiling

Yeah sometimes the guide

Yeah sometimes the guide says "Now go to here (x,y)" and it can be frustrating finding where that is exactly. With Carbonite you can guess where Jame Meant for us to go because it's the place with at least 4 colours Laughing out loud

Lvl 77

I reached level 77 using the guide =] aswell as instancing. I'm hoping w