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

Crackerhead22's picture

I take these comments as

I take these comments as constructive criticism, and use them to improve my guides. I think I wasn't using the |WC| tag originally since the recorder was giving me errors when I tried.

Jiyambi's picture

Oh, please let me know if

Oh, please let me know if that happens again! I will fix them ASAP!

Jiyambi's picture

Guide Writing Style Convention - ATTENTION!

I've seen several of you use placeholder quest IDs for note steps. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS! This defeats the purpose of having QIDs on all steps. PLEASE: Use a QID for a quest that will be completed shortly after that note step. This makes it so that when a user tries to start the guide part-way through, or if they lose their data and the guide has to automatically recover it, it will know what steps to check off. Thanks~!

Crackerhead22's picture

Ok, will do.

Ok, will do.

Bitsem's picture

Headed to Arathi Highlands.

Headed to Arathi Highlands. :D

Things I never thought I'd say...

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

Crackerhead22's picture

Azuremyst Isle and Bloodmyst Isle

I am going to go through and work on these two for the add-on, to get them updated.

Also, afterwards I will continue on with Eastern Kingdoms with Burning Steppes.

Jiyambi's picture

Excellent! I love it, you

Excellent! I love it, you guys are all getting so much done so fast!

Crackerhead22's picture

Searing Gorge for Alliance is

Searing Gorge for Alliance is done and posted, and ready for testing.

http://www.wow-pro.com/node/3166

wkjezz's picture

Alliance in Kalimdor - Workflow Update.

Addon Files: Fully Notated and Complete

Thousand Needles: http://wow-pro.com/node/3165

Ungoro Crater: http://wow-pro.com/node/3167

Felwood: http://wow-pro.com/node/3157

Tanaris: http://wow-pro.com/node/3156

Work in Progress:

Winterspring

 

-WKJezz
Moderator

Jiyambi's picture

This was extremely helpful -

This was extremely helpful - I didn't know where you 1k needles guide went! Thanks for the update.

wkjezz's picture

Addon - Ungoro for the Alliance

I am working on this as we speak

-WKJezz
Moderator

Bitsem's picture

I will head to Duskwood next

I will head to Duskwood next then unless someone else is planning on it. I haven't read through all the comments here yet. My Ally toon is 80, so I'll go wherever I'm needed. Just figured I'd start at the bottom, since those trying the new race/class combos wll be starting fresh.

Things I never thought I'd say...

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

Jiyambi's picture

I actually do think someone

I actually do think someone is hitting up Duskwood already! I need to go through everything and update the sign-up sheet. Dang, being gone two days has gotten me REALLY behind!

Bitsem's picture

No worries! I'll go through

No worries! I'll go through and check before I start. I know you've got tons to do, this is minor. :)

Things I never thought I'd say...

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

Jiyambi's picture

I was aparently imagining

I was aparently imagining things, I can't find anyone saying they want to do Duskwood atm. So if you want to head there after Arathi, I *think* it's free.

Bitsem's picture

Cool. Thanks for checking for

Cool. Thanks for checking for me. I didn't see anyone either. Also, thanks for the above comments that help us improve our guides as we write them! Saves so much time later!

Things I never thought I'd say...

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

Jiyambi's picture

Okay, this is my final

Okay, this is my final answer, Duskwood IS taken - the reason I couldn't find it again is because it was on github, not here. D'oh!

Sorry for the confusion!

Jiyambi's picture

Hah, you guys are doing such

Hah, you guys are doing such an awesome job, I feel like a butt pointing out little details >_<

Seriously, the guides you folks are producing are really high quality, I'm very impressed!

BTW, you can add my name with

BTW, you can add my name with "Addon: Uldum Horde" (only difference between Alliance and Horde version for this guide is the headerline, and my version of the Uldum guidefile is more progressed than the current version in the archive - again PRE/RANK Tags) and as well as third name to Hyjal Alliance (recently posted an updated Alliance Hyjal, which included all the PRE-tags and RANK-tags and some minor fixes and stuff).

And you can put the following ones to "Complete":

Uldum Horde
Uldum Alliance
Mount Hyjal Alliance

MagicSN

wkjezz's picture

Addon - Alliance - Felwood Complete

Scratch that one off the list.

-WKJezz
Moderator

Manovan's picture

Does anyone know how it's

Does anyone know how it's going with cainwyne's Tirisfal Glades guide? I can take it over if he's not working on it anymore. I would then re-write the guide for the old content that I alread have on my page and make it a Cataclysm guide.

When I'm done with it, I can make a variation of the Silverpine Forest guide which takes Tranquilien into account for those who want the Exalted reputation and its rewards while leveling without doing all of Ghostlands.

I'm also wondering if anyone is currently working on the Orc 1-5 part since that's a gap from the Durotar experience.

Where can I view Jame's format

Am I blind?Where Can I view Jame's format?

Jiyambi's picture

I emailed cainwyne to see if

I emailed cainwyne to see if he's still working on Tirisfal Glades. If we don't get a response in a couple days, I'm going to assume you're good to go. While you are at it, Malorajan recorded a simple Silverpine Forest guide that could use refining, but which would also serve as an excellent blueprint for a "paper" guide. I don't beleive he's planning to convert it to paper format, so that's up for grabs if you are interested. I only mention this since I know you did the last paper Silverpine Forest guide so I'm assuming it's a zone you enjoy ;) A modified guide involving Tranquilien would also be awesome!

Manovan's picture

I've actually never done

I've actually never done Silverpine before. Maybe you're confusing me with SilverKnight now? I wanted to do it though. ^^

Jiyambi's picture

Hah, I thought you had! Must

Hah, I thought you had! Must have just been thinking of your old Teldrassil guide or something. Well, regardless, you should do it! ;)

Jiyambi's picture

Manovan - I just finished the

Manovan - I just finished the addon version of the orc guide, minus class quests. If you would like to use that for the paper guide, be my guest! I've found addon guides work well as outlines of paper guides.

 

In terms of the Tirisfal guide - I haven't heard from that user is a while, nor have I seen anything being worked on in his or her drafts. If you don't hear from them in a day or so, I'd say it's fair game.

Manovan's picture

I started to write casually

I started to write casually on it anyway. I like to make my drafts open from the start so that people can give some input before the guide is complete. Here's the first 20-30 minutes of work:



http://wow-pro.com/node/3161



I only have the 1-5 experience mapped out thus far. It's back to school tomorrow so the rest of the guide will probably not be done before next weekened.

Bitsem's picture

Not sure on the status of

Not sure on the status of Tirisfal Glades. I'm almost ready to post Teldrassil. Then I'm headed to Eastern Kingdoms Ally side. Anyone know if Kurich is still working on Westfall?

Things I never thought I'd say...

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

Jiyambi's picture

Kurich just did the paper

Kurich just did the paper guide. Someone else already made addon guides for elwynn, westfall, and part of reddridge, but they need testing.

Rest of Redridge

I went through and finsihed Redridge before I saw the paper guide. I will revise it to Kurich's order and submit it when done.

Rest of Redridge

I went through and finsihed Redridge before I saw the paper guide. I will revise it to Kurich's order and submit it when done.

Bitsem's picture

Welcome back to the madhouse!

Welcome back to the madhouse! lol. I posted my Westfall addon to the forums. I haven't done all the editing yet, but it's basically complete. Is there a posting of the other Westfall addon? Maybe I could compare them? Should I still continue to Redridge? Or skip it and go somewhere else?

Things I never thought I'd say...

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

Jiyambi's picture

Savagefool did Redridge - so

Savagefool did Redridge - so skip it if possible and head somewhere else! Or you can go through what he has.

The "other" Westfall addon stuff is what ships with the addon - just go into your WoWPro_Leveling/Alliance folder and find it there.

Crackerhead22's picture

Done Eastern Plaguelands

Ok, I am done the Eastern Plaguelands, but I am not entirely sure how to post it.

Moving on to the Badlands.

Manovan's picture

As long as you have written

As long as you have written it in a draft and published it as finished, it should be fine. Check http://wow-pro.com/guide_writing if you're confused. I think that (since your karma is still low) your guide must be approved before it appears on the sight. At least that's how I remember it.

Crackerhead22's picture

I should have stated that it

I should have stated that it is for the addon. I'm not entirely sure where to post it since I am unable to make a new forum post.

wkjezz's picture

Tanaris Complete

http://wow-pro.com/node/3156#comment-33691

On going on to do Felwood.

-WKJezz
Moderator

Crackerhead22's picture

Eastern Plaguelands-Alliance

Currently working on the Eastern Plaguelands for Alliance.

wkjezz's picture

Alliance Thousand Needles ready for testing.

I will be starting on Alliance Tanaris Tommorow

-WKJezz
Moderator

Bitsem's picture

Another to check off the list Jiya!

Addon Arixan's Alliance Deepholm is finished. MagicSN was very helpful. Thanks man!

Things I never thought I'd say...

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

wkjezz's picture

Dips on

Dibs on 1000 Needles (A)

-WKJezz
Moderator

Looks like the Alliance needs

Looks like the Alliance needs some guide writers for Hillsbrad and a lot of the other 20+ zones? My Dwarf shaman is only level 6 so far, but in a day or two she should be high enough for me to record a guide for Hillsbrad if it's still needed.

wkjezz's picture

Hillsrad is..

No longer an alliance zone Sad

I think Dun Morough should take you up to 20ish and leads into Wetlands

-WKJezz
Moderator

Oh yeah... I knew that. =x I

Oh yeah... I knew that. =x I just saw it on the list and figured I'd claim it.

Jiyambi's picture

That's my bad for putting it

That's my bad for putting it on the Alliance list! I'll remove it.

Arixan's picture

Looks like beta has come to an end

Blizzard just announced that they are shutting down the beta servers this afternoon in advance of the release of Cataclysm.

Since the 80+ zone guides are not yet done, I'll get them out as soon as possible after release, and clean up the ones that have been finished.

To those that were in the beta, thanks for all your help. Now bring on Deathwing and lets keep up the good work in Cataclysm!!

Jame's picture

Thank you for the amazing

Thank you for the amazing guides you wrote Arixan, this is a huge burden off my back you've taken.

I'll help you get the rest of the 83-85 guides out asap at release, check your private messages please Eye

Jiyambi's picture

Thanks Arixan! To anyone

Thanks Arixan!

To anyone savvy with the guide coding language - we would definitely like to have Arixan's Alliance side guides in addon form as well. We had a lot of active Horde players in the beta, but not so many Alliance. If anyone would be willing to work on manually coding the Alliance 80-85, that would be awesome... if not, Alliance players will just have to use the web version until we can record the 80-85 content!

The Horde guides still need

The Horde guides still need finishing as well. I was kind of hoping we would have another week of beta. Sad Most of them can be finished by hand using Arixan's paper guides though.

As I look through the amount of guide work left ... I miss the recorder already!

I am a little confused. Did

I am a little confused. Did Arixan finish paper guides for uld and twilight for the horde? The update page hasnt been updated in a month and I havent seen any thing for those zones.
Or is only Mt. Hyjal, Vash and Deep done in paper form at this time and we'll have to wait for the other zones for after launch as well.