SIGN UPS --- Cataclysm Guides

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Please post a comment here if you would like to write, code, or test a guide. Include whether or not you currently have a beta key, and specifically what guide you would like to work on. Please list only one guide at a time.

Once someone has signed up to lead a project, they need to create a forum post for that project (see the forum post for the Goblin Starter for an example).

If you are collaborating, you need to check in often. Even if you aren't give us updates on your progress. If you don't we're going to assume you aren't working on the guide and give the project to someone else. Check in *at least* once a week.

Guide Writers

If you are interested in writing a guide that will become an official WoW-Pro leveling guide, you need to make sure to follow Jame's format. I will be posting a guide in a day or two about exactly what you need to do, but for now, take a look at Jame's guides and make yours look like his.

Addon Guide Writers

You may be writing a "paper" guide at the same time or collaborating with someone who is. Our addon code format has changed a bit now that we've created our own addon. Make sure you are using the correct format! I'll be posting a more detailed guide about this within the next few days.

Guide Testers

Each guide will have a subforum here where you can post feedback. Be as clear as possible, making sure to let us know exactly what the problem is and where it is in the guide. If you are using the addon, make sure you note what version, and if there are any other addons you are using that might be causing the problem.

Good luck, and thanks!



Coord Macro


/script local px, py= GetPlayerMapPosition( "player" ) DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage(string.format ( "(%s, %s) %s", floor(px * 100 + 0.5), floor(py * 100 + 0.5), GetZoneText() ))



Current Projects


In the Status column you can see what the current status of every guide is:

NeededThe guide has not been written yet, and is needed. Feel free to sign up for these guides!
Revisions The guide has been written, but it needs improvements.
In ProgressThe guide has been assigned to someone and they are in the process of writing it.
Complete The guide has been completed.



Kalimdor (1-60)
Guide Paper Addon Authors Last Update
Durotar (1-10) Needed
Troll 1-5 and Durotar 5-10 is Complete
Complete Jiyambi
Manovan
Bitsem
Pretzl
Malorajan
27-10-2010
Mulgore (1-10) Needed In Progress Gylin 09-11-2010
Kezan (1-5) Revisions Revisions Jiyambi
Pretzl
Malorajan
05-11-2010
Lost Isles (5-12) Needed Revisions Malorajan 05-11-2010
Azshara (10-20) Needed Complete Bitsem 27-10-2010
Northern Barrens (10-20) Needed Complete Bitsem 21-11-2010
Ashenvale (20-25) Needed Complete Bitsem 01-11-2010
Stonetalon Mountains (25-30) Needed Complete Jiyambi 10-11-2010
Southern Barrens (30-35) Needed Complete Jiyambi 27-10-2010
Desolace (30-40) Needed Complete Jiyambi 12-11-2010
Dustwallow Marsh (30-40) Needed Complete Jiyambi 27-10-2010
Feralas (35-40) Needed Complete Jiyambi 12-11-2010
Thousand Needles(40-45) Needed Complete Jiyambi 30-10-2010
Felwood (45-50) Needed Complete Jiyambi 22-11-2010
Tanaris (45-50) Needed Complete Jiyambi 05-11-2010
Un'Goro Crater (50-55) Needed Complete Jiyambi 05-11-2010
Winterspring (50-55) Needed Complete Jiyambi 23-11-2010
Silithus (55-60) Needed Complete Jiyambi 05-11-2010


Kalimdor
Guide Paper Addon Authors Last Update
Azuremyst Isle (1-10) Revisions Complete Crackerhead22 27-11-2010
Teldrassil(1-10) In Progress Complete Solitha
Wkjezz
Bitsem
27-10-2010
Bloodmyst Isle (10-20) Revisions Complete Crackerhead22 27-11-2010
Darkshore (10-20) Needed Complete Solitha
Jame
28-10-2010
Ashenvale (20-25) Needed Complete wkjezz 01-12-2010
Stonetalon Mountains (25-30) Needed Complete wkjezz 02-12-2010
Southern Barrens (30-35) Needed Complete wkjezz 02-12-2010
Desolace (30-40) Needed Complete wkjezz 02-12-2010
Dustwallow Marsh (30-40) Needed Complete wkjezz 27-10-2010
Feralas (35-40) Needed Complete wkjezz 03-12-2010
Thousand Needles(40-45) Needed Complete wkjezz 27-11-2010
Felwood (45-50) Needed Complete wkjezz 27-11-2010
Tanaris (45-50) Needed Complete wkjezz 27-11-2010
Un'Goro Crater (50-55) Needed Complete wkjezz 27-11-2010
Winterspring (50-55) Needed Complete wkjezz 27-11-2010
Silithus (55-60) Needed Complete wkjezz 02-12-2010


Eastern Kingdoms
Guide Paper Addon Authors Last Update
Eversong Woods (1-10) Revisions Complete Liavan 27-10-2010
Tirisfal Glades (1-10) Needed In Progress Manovan 27-10-2010
Ghostlands (1-10) Revisions Complete Crackerhead22 27-10-2010
Silverpine Forest (10-20) Needed Revisions Malorajan 06-11-2010
Hillsbrad Foothills (20-25) Needed Complete AyaJulia 05-12-2010
Arathi Highlands (25-30) Needed Complete Jiyambi 23-11-2010
Northern Stranglethorn (25-30) Needed Complete wkjezz 04-12-2010
Cape of Stranglethorn (30-35) Needed Complete Dakota Fanning 04-12-2010
The Hinterlands (30-35) Needed Complete Jiyambi 23-11-2010
Western Plaguelands (35-40) Needed Complete Jiyambi 04-12-2010
Eastern Plaguelands (40-45) Needed Complete Jiyambi 04-12-2010
Badlands (45-50) Needed Complete Liavan 04-12-2010
Searing Gorge (45-50) Needed Complete Liavan 04-12-2010
Burning Steppes (50-55) Needed Complete Liavan 05-12-2010
Swamp of Sorrows (50-55) Needed Complete Liavan 05-12-2010
The Blasted Lands (55-60) Needed Complete Jiyambi 06-11-2010


Eastern Kingdoms
Guide Paper Addon Authors Last Update
Gilneas (1-10) Complete Complete rpotor
tarix
Jame
27-10-2010
Dun Morogh (1-10) Needed Complete Gylin 27-10-2010
Elwynn Forest (1-10) Complete Complete Kurich
Savagefool
27-10-2010
Westfall (10-20) Complete Complete Kurich
Bitsem
27-10-2010
Loch Modan (10-20) Needed In Progress
Gylin 27-10-2010
Redridge Mountains (15-20) Complete Complete Crackerhead22
Kurich
27-10-2010
Duskwood (20-25) Complete Complete Kurich
Twists
27-10-2010
Arathi Highlands (25-30) Needed Complete Bitsem 02-12-2010
Northern Stranglethorn (25-30) Needed Complete savagefool 27-10-2010
Wetlands (25-30) Needed In Progress Gylin 27-10-2010
Cape of Stranglethorn (30-35) Needed Complete Bitsem 02-12-2010
The Hinterlands (30-35) Needed Complete Crackerhead22 27-10-2010
Western Plaguelands (35-40) Needed Complete Bitsem 27-10-2010
Eastern Plaguelands (40-45) Needed Complete Crackerhead22 27-11-2010
Badlands (45-50) Needed Complete Crackerhead22 27-11-2010
Searing Gorge (45-50) Needed Complete Crackerhead22 02-12-2010
Swamp of Sorrows (50-55) Needed Complete Crackerhead22 27-10-2010
Burning Steppes (50-55) Needed Complete Crackerhead22 02-12-2010
The Blasted Lands (55-60) Needed Complete Crackerhead22 04-12-2010


Levels 80-85
Guide Paper Addon Authors Last Update
Mount Hyjal (78-82) Complete Complete Arixan
tarix
27-10-2010
Mount Hyjal (78-82) Complete Complete Arixan
sksus
MagicSN
27-10-2010
Vash'jir (78-82) Complete In Progress Arixan
tarix
Liavan
01-11-2010
Vash'jir (78-82) Complete Complete Arixan
MagicSN
27-10-2010
Deepholm (82-83) Complete Complete Arixan
tarix
06-11-2010
Deepholm (82-83) Complete Complete Arixan
Bitsem
MagicSN
23-11-2010
Uldum (83-84) In Progress Complete Arixan
Bitsem
27-10-2010
Uldum (83-84) In Progress Complete Arixan
MagicSN
Bitsem
27-10-2010
Twilight Highlands (84-85) Needed Complete Liavan 08-11-2010
Twilight Highlands (84-85) Needed Needed Needed 27-10-2010

Comments

Hi!To make it easier for the

Hi!

To make it easier for the people putting together the archives:

Final versions of my guides:

Vashj'ir Alliance: http://www.wow-pro.com/node/3159 (the version from 3rd December)
Deepholm Alliance: http://www.wow-pro.com/node/3148 (the version from 1st December)
Hyjal Alliance rework: http://www.wow-pro.com/node/3178 (from 30th November)
Uldum Alliance: http://www.wow-pro.com/node/3163 (from 29th November)
Uldum Horde: Just use the Alliance file, but replace the headerline against the headerline for Horde (quests are identic)

- I expect Hyjal and Uldum to be on level with a recorded guidefile (a "Complete") could be added there.
- I expect Deephom hopefully be the same, but for a few quests there was contradicting
  information for some quests, which only later a recording on live can resolve. Probably "Revisions" would best describe it.
- Vashj'ir information included a LOT of contradicting information, so after Cata release
  probably changes are needed. Note that I tried to cover all quests in the zone.
  Despite it handling all quests, still "Revisions". I did as far as I can without having
  a full recording.

MagicSN

when you say Deepholm has

when you say Deepholm has contradicting info... what do you mean? Addon vs the guide? or the info that you are compiling making the mod? Would it be best to use the paper guide for the zone for horde for speed lvling until the live recording can be done? 

With the "last update" dates not being updated on the above chart its also a little unsure... it does say the paper deepholm is complete, but I am assuming that if the game went live at this second, as a Horde I could follow the addon for Hyj, paper for Deep, the alliance paper? for Uld and the mod for Twilight as completed guides? Or am i mistaken?

 

Thanks again for all your work, and everyone else who has been putting in the time. Im just getting so antsy with release so close. Wish I was on beta and could have helped.

Jiyambi's picture

"Paper" guides for all

"Paper" guides for all factions should be fairly accurate through Deepholm. Uldum and Twilight Highlands aren't yet available in paper form. Inconsistancies in coordinates and quest IDs are a lot more important for the addon than for a paper guide, and I think these might be what the OP was referring to. During the course of the beta, quest names and IDs changed slightly, and some prerequisites were changed as well, so this is the kind of inconsistancy that was being discussed (or so I am inferring).

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GREAT WORK!   Good stuff

GREAT WORK!

 

Good stuff Magic :)

 

I will attempt to make a post later with all the forum links to content i have made as well.

-WKJezz
Moderator

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Ferelas - A - Done

http://wow-pro.com/node/3210

-WKJezz
Moderator

Crackerhead22's picture

Addon - Blasted Lands (Alliance)

I'm heading into the Blasted Lands for Alliance now.

Alliance - Northern Stranglethorn

Here it is. I might keep playing with the pathing but I have used it on 2 toons and it worked well.


 


http://www.filefront.com/17595964/25_30_Savagefool_Northern_Stranglethorn.lua

Crackerhead22's picture

Addon - Swamp of Sorrows (Alliance)

The addon guide for Swamp of Sorrows (Alliance) is done and ready for whatever.

Forum Post: http://www.wow-pro.com/node/3209
LUA Download: http://www.filefront.com/17595957/52_54_Crackerhead22_Swamp_of_Sorrows.lua

wkjezz's picture

Alliance - Southen Barrens. Completed

http://wow-pro.com/node/3208

-WKJezz
Moderator

Crackerhead22's picture

Burning Steppes is

wkjezz's picture

Desolace (A) complete.

Ready for testing, packing and shipping.

-WKJezz
Moderator

wkjezz's picture

Stonetallon (A) is ready for testing.

Tis complete.

-WKJezz
Moderator

Bitsem's picture

I believe that someone was

I believe that someone was working on Northern Stranglethorn, so I think that I'll move on to Western Plaguelands. Trying to get at least one zone per level range done.

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Jiyambi's picture

I think Cracker might have

I think Cracker might have done this zone already... though I may be thinking of Eastern. Sorry, I don't have the fancy new system up yet, almost fell asleep at my keyboard last night >_<

Crackerhead22's picture

It was EPL that I did.

It was EPL that I did.

Bitsem's picture

Lol! No big thing! I know

Lol! No big thing! I know it'll be worth waiting for. And if W Plague is done, I'll go somewhere else. :D

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Bitsem's picture

Cape of Stranglethorn is

Cape of Stranglethorn is complete and ready for testing. :)

http://wow-pro.com/node/3188#comment-34038

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

wkjezz's picture

Ashenvale A is Done

Ready for packing and shipping

-WKJezz
Moderator

Bitsem's picture

Alliance Deepholm

Here is MagicSN's final revision before Cata.

http://wow-pro.com/node/3148

Is there any way I can open access to this so he can do the editing in the actual guide? No biggie, just wondering. :)

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Bitsem's picture

Durotar Revisions

Current version:

http://www.wow-pro.com/leveling_guides/addon_durotar_512

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Bitsem's picture

Northern Barrens small

Northern Barrens small revision. Missing QID caught by Liavan. :)

http://www.wow-pro.com/node/3140#comment-33970

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Bitsem's picture

Azshara revisions complete.

Azshara revisions complete. Thanks Liavan!

http://www.wow-pro.com/node/3086#comment-33968

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Bitsem's picture

Ashenvale revisions

Ashenvale revisions completed.

http://www.wow-pro.com/leveling_guides/addon_ashenvale_2025

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Crackerhead22's picture

Moving on to Burning Steppes.

Moving on to Burning Steppes.

Crackerhead22's picture

The revisions for the

The revisions for the Bloodmyst Isle is complete. Just really needs to be tested and if anything is wrong just let me know.

Addon - 12_20_Svens_Bloodmyst Revised forum post: http://wow-pro.com/node/3185

Swamp of Sorrows (50-55) alliance

ill record this one if you want

Jiyambi's picture

Awesome :)

Awesome :)

wkjezz's picture

I'm working on / nearly

Sillythis is done.

-WKJezz
Moderator

Crackerhead22's picture

Revisions for...

Add-on - 01_12_Snowflakes_Azuremyst  and  48_50_Crackerhead22_Searing_Gorge are done.   Made several run to steps auto-complete and fixed my |N| errors.

Jiyambi, I will revise my Eastern Plaguelands and Badlands.

Alliance Duskwood

I didn't see this in the lastest update of the addon and it says it was completed but that was updated a month ago so here it is if you want it. The only things that dont auto complete are the repair steps.


http://www.filefront.com/17580237/20_25_Kurich_Duskwood.lua

Bitsem's picture

I'm working on The Cape of

I'm working on The Cape of Stranglethorn, but as far as I know, no one is doing Northern.

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Northern Stranglethorn 25-30?

Is anyone working on this? if not I would like to sign up to get an addon guide for it.


 

Jiyambi's picture

In case it was unclear -

In case it was unclear - Horde Northern Stranglethorn is half done, but is available for anyone to finish. Alliance is not done at all and is also available.

I meant Alliance

I realize now how unclear that was. I was talking about Alliance.

Bitsem's picture

I never completed the Horde

I never completed the Horde side of Northern Stranglethorn, but here is a link to what I had done. Don't know if it will be helpful or not. Bitsem Northern Stranglethorn Horde Addon It's still in the forums.

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Redridge

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Arathi Highlands Alliance

Arathi Highlands Alliance Addon Finished.

http://www.wow-pro.com/node/3170

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Crackerhead22's picture

Revision of

Revision of 01_12_Snowflakes_Azuremyst add-on guide is done.

http://wow-pro.com/node/3168

wkjezz's picture

Winterspring is now competed.

Winterspring is now competed.

-WKJezz
Moderator

Jiyambi's picture

Guide Writing Style Convention #2 - ATTENTION!

I've also seen several people do steps like this:

R Run here...|QID|99999|M|27.58.58.00|N|Run to this place, then click to continue.|

You can AUTO-COMPLETE THESE STEPS! Just use a |WC| tag to make the step complete based on waypoint!

Please note that it's generally MUCH better to auto-complete based on ZONE - that's because it more clearly tells the user where to go even without an arrow, and they don't have to go to that exact point. BUT that's not always what you want to do, so using |WC| can be really useful!

Crackerhead22's picture

Just something I noticed

Just something I noticed Jiyambi, I tried |WC| but it wouldn't auto-complete the step, so I think it should be |CC| (or |CS|?).

Jiyambi's picture

D'oh! You are definitely

D'oh! You are definitely correct. |CC| for single coordinates and |CS| for a series.

This is what I get for burying my head in the code - in the code we turn that into a variable called "waycomplete" so I was thinking WC from that....

And I'm sure all the British people are giggling and going "hehe she said 'WC'" :P

Silvann's picture

Oh, not only the British. Why

Oh, not only the British. Why do you think I didn't write the code using WC in the first place? ;)

Jiyambi's picture

Sorry, my poor uncultured

Sorry, my poor uncultured American self doesn't normally see anything strange when looking at "WC" ;)

But bathroom humor makes it worth learning about other cultures and their silly words for toilet!

Crackerhead22's picture

I was laughing a bit about

I was laughing a bit about that, since I used to play FFXI and WC was how the Japanese said they were going to the bathroom.

Bitsem's picture

Lol! I haven't thought about

Lol! I haven't thought about that since I quit FFXI! Hee hee for potty humor! :)

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

wkjezz's picture

I admit it

I am TERRIBLE with Click to continues, but it's usually because I am trying to make sure I don't make the recorder mad; I have run into some guide destroying errors when trying to get too technical with the guide.  Sorries?! ><

-WKJezz
Moderator

Crackerhead22's picture

I have noticed something.

I have noticed something. When using the run to tag, if you want people to go to a general area, say Azure Watch. Just have the name of the area you want them to go to, it will auto-complete itself.
Example- R Azure Watch|QID|9463|M|48.83,53.16|Z|Azuremyst Isle|N|Run to Azure Watch.|

Jiyambi's picture

BTW I'm NOT picking on anyone

BTW I'm NOT picking on anyone here, I really have seen several people do this. And these aren't vital things either, but they are inconsistencies that can be improved! :)

wkjezz's picture

If i get time...

To play test these I will make ammendments with the steps to get em flowing better.  You should have seen me when I lost Thousand Needles... i didnt use friendly words. lol.  I think you can safely say all of my addon guides are "In Beta" :D

-WKJezz
Moderator