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Tips
If you don't want to try the Addon Version, here's how to enjoy the guides as much as possible, even if you don't have a 2nd monitor, you can either:

1. Print the guides. There is a "Printer Friendly Version" link at the bottom of every guide, you just have to click on it. However, that might be expansive (and probably expensive), because the guides are big, very big. Another downside is that my guides are updated very frequently, so if you print it you'll miss the latest updates.

2. Playing WOW in Windowed Mode feels very comfortable while following along with this guide.

  • Keep the guide opened in an internet window
  • Log in to World of Warcraft, press Escape and go to Video Options, tick the following boxes:

Click on "Apply".

Your screen will look exactly as if you were playing wow in full screen mode, besides you will be able to ALT-TAB to the guide INSTANTLY.

This is how I play wow while following my guide, when I don't feel like booting up my 2nd computer Smiling

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Jame's picture

You don't HAVE to use it.

You don't HAVE to use it. It's 100% optional. It just replaces your default blizzard action bars with better, more customizable ones.

To configure it, you have to type /bar in-game, and then from there just try around until you become familiar with the addon. It's really not complicated.

Jiyambi's picture

An alternative to bartender

An alternative to bartender that I use is Dominos, I personally find it easier to configure but it's really up to your own style and preference.

Dominos

I also use Dominos and find it a very effective...non memory hog...bar tool.

An Idea

Hello, Jame! I read your guide quite a bit, and I have a suggestion for you. Sorry if it's already been suggested.

At the beginning of each level in your leveling guides, do you think it would be possible to list the quests you should have, where to find them, and any other pertinent information regarding the section to come? I believe that this would be a great addition, as I have just recently started up the guide, and I've been trying to figure out where to start and work it out.

Jame's picture

I'll do that in my next

I'll do that in my next revamp Smiling

Alliance 70-80

Hey Jame, started using your leveling guide just a couple of days ago and am up to 73 now after just the 70-72 part of your guide (granted I visited some instances etc.) I just bought the expansion recently and well, I should be 77-78 in just a matter of days but do you have any estimated time for the 77-80 part of the Alliance Guide? All the more 'pretty' races are in the Alliance so that should be on priority number one Eye

hi jame!

i absolutely love your guides but i have one small question. ive just turned lvl 70 on my gnome warlock midway through nagrand due to instances boosting my xp alot but i dont know whether to drop outlands and go straight to northrend or stay in outland and clean up

i know you probably get these types of questions 100 times a day but i just thought i'd ask your honest opinion!

tyvm!
Seorth

Puli's picture

I would suggest continuing

I would suggest continuing with the Outland guide. At least until you hit 71-72. Being ahead of the curve in Northrend is great since quests are just more efficient and easier to do. Plus, as an added bonus for people on pvp servers, being ahead on levels usually means you are slightly ahead of people you are questing around. That rogue might be slightly less likely to attack you if you are 2-3 levels above him than if you were equal.

Plus, once you hit 80 you'll have a lot more quests to do for gold. I've only made about 2k gold going from 70-77 so I know I'll need to do a lot more quests once I'm 80 so I can buy my flying epic mount.

Jame's picture

What he said Here's a blog

TheArmoredRock's picture

Amazing!

Jawdropping!

Jame, just wanted to say thank you for the guides. They have been a savior to me and my wife for helping us catch up to our guildies. I recommend all your guildes to our members. If we ever get the guild website rolling, I will link your guides to it.

So from a pair of casual WoW addicts, we say thank you so much.

Inexistent's picture

Best Guide

Hey Jame I just wanted to say best guide I have seen, keep up the good effort.

Starting To Use This Guide

Hey Jame And WoW Pro Users Laughing out loud . I'm Wanting To Start To Use This Guide At Level 64, To Speed Up On My Way To 80 Because I'm A Very Slow Leveler Sad . I Have All Addons Needed But I Don't Know Where To Start On The Guide Puzzled . Any Tips Would Help.

-Tasson Level 64 Blood Death Knight

-Tasson Unholy Death Knight

Guide 77-80

When do you think you will Release that guide? Hopefuly it will be soon. Eye Just dont kill yourself staying up all night doing them. Sticking out tongue
Thanks for the guides there lots of fun Smiling .

Thanks For Your Guides!

I wrote you a private message to thank you and also ask you for some advice for dk specs! I hope when you have some time you ll respond me. Any way thanks a lot for your guides,now i m 70 with my dk and i hope i ll be 80 soon!

Jame's picture

For more infos on DKs, check

For more infos on DKs, check out my blog and read the posts labelled "Death Knight".

http://jamewowpro.blogspot.com/search/label/Death%20Knight

Yeah i'm already using those

Yeah i'm already using those for pve Sticking out tongue but would you do some specs for pvp?

Little tip

At level 68 its worth heading into Borean Tundra for 5 minutes to do the quest "The Siege" (Alliance side, not sure Horde's version) http://thottbot.com/q11797 for spending 5 minutes I was able to get a really nice weapon upgrade for my deathknight, making the last 2 levels in BC that much easier.

Awesome guide! Been using it

Awesome guide! Been using it since my first character hit 30 and I've been hooked ever since.

I'm a little anxious to see the rest of the WotLK guide though. I leveled from 76-77 in Grizzly Hills on my own and the questing felt messy and scattered. Pretty sure I missed a bunch of quests too.

Could you release them as you go? Maybe if you have the next zone all written out, you could put that up while you continue to work on the rest. Sticking out tongue

Great work!

Thanks a bunch

I've been using your guides for over a year now and just wanted to let you know how helpful they've been! I was dreading leveling my DK through Outlands, but with the guides I blew through BC in less than a week and am now 76 with the majority of Northrend to work through (I took your advice to stay in Outlands as long as possible, I even went back and did half of 75 in Netherstorm) and I'll be 80 in no time.
Whenever someone asks where something is, I just tell them to google your guide. People have actually thought I am trying to sell them something or scam them because of how good I say it is.. Whatever Sticking out tongue

Jame's picture

Hehe, thank you very much

Hehe, thank you very much for spreading the word. It's sad that people always think there's some evil plot behind something, just because it's free.

I guess nowadays people really have a hard time believeing that something can be free and good at the same time Sticking out tongue

Anyway, thank you for spreading the word, I really appreciate that. Keep it up!

guide

when do you think you will br adding another chapter of your guide i am now 76 and do not want to mess up the awesome guide you put forth by doing parts of many differant levels and then having to back track because i have done segments already THANKS

Jame's picture

Go to the front page. Look

Go to the front page. Look for the "Release Dates" post, it's stickied.

Wow!

Wow Jame!
The ammount of effort you put into this guide must've been copious to come out with such a great masterpiece. I would just like to say than you for the time and effort you put into these guides (The effort really does show). You can give yourself a pat on the back for this one Jame Smiling

-Lastar

My alt has heirlooms - So I must be l33t Smiling

Jame's picture

It indeed has been a lot of

It indeed has been a lot of hours Eye But I'm proud of the result.

If you want to return the favor, please spread the word, that's all I ask Eye

What a Fab guide!!!

Jame,
A great job!! Jawdropping!

I have just turned 76 all thanks to you, I am currently working through the quests in Dragonblight and was wondering when an up date and follow on guild might be published? As I can see myself aimlessly wandering the Frozen wastes grinding my way to 80 which will not be a pretty site Smiling

Thanks so much for all the hard work you have put in so far Eye

Best Regards

Pl4yer1

Hello James, Absolutely

Hello James,

Absolutely fabulous guide! This renewed my interest in WoW again.

I have a Mage just level 36. Where should I start with your new guide? I will not have all the described quests already.

Oh and off-topic: can you advise me a talent tree for a frost mage?

Thanks and keep up the good work!

Aidacra

Jame's picture

Just jump in the guide at

Just jump in the guide at the beginning of a circuit close to your current level, and ignore the quests you can't get. It might be a little slower at the start, but after a while, you'll be back on track, and those quests won't matter anymore.

Frost Talent Spec:

At level 37: 0/0/28
At level 70: 0/0/61
At level 80: 0/5/66

I have a flying machine

Ack. forgive me, I had the flu when I made that post. *laugh* My apologies, the quest is buggedy still, and while I can pick up the bags now, I cant turn them in -laugh-
-Star

I Got a Flying Machine

In EU Alonsus, the quest is working now. Check if your dropping the bag on the marked location by the quest giver

75+

Hey Jame, thanks for all the work your putting into these guides. I've managed to power away from some of my friends that play as much as twice the time as me using them.

Just wondering when we can expect the rest of your guides to be uploaded.

Thanks again

Shikamaru's picture

There isn't an ETA yet on

There isn't an ETA yet on the other guides, Jame will write it down in the release notes if there is.

You'll just have to wait and check the release notes once in a while Sticking out tongue

I've never really felt the

I've never really felt the need to post something. Everyone who has commented before me has pretty much said it to a point where it goes without saying. Your guides are awesome and the fact you release them for free has surely made you popular with a large portion of the wow community. I know i recommend your guides to anyone who asks. Although i haven't done it sometimes I just feel like having a macro steadily spamming the general channel with the URL for your guides. Seriously the amount of people who spam general with "OMG where is 'insert quest mob'" is rediculous. But anyway i felt like i needed to sign up and thankyou personally for all the hard work you've put in. I hit server first dwarf and missed server first paladin by an hour 90% because the other paladin didn't sleep in days Sticking out tongue...but i was able to hit server first dwarf solely because of this guide so to reiterate. Thankyou for your guide and I can't wait for the rest of it to come out. I felt lost without it after 76!

Levathian
Level 80 Dwarf Paladin

Jame's picture

Thank you, I'm really happy

Thank you, I'm really happy to hear that Eye

As advertised

I've been using this leveling guide for my current character, and am very pleased with the results. If anything, I'm finding that I level well before completing a circuit given for the level even if I am following the guide to the letter. I'd say this is a strong selling point for the guide.

Many thanks.

Awesome guide. I did find an

Awesome guide. I did find an issue with Howling Fjord, at Steal Gate.
Quest: I have an airplane.
This quest now places you pvp flagged. Horde also now camp this quest. You also, at least currently on Zangarmarsh, cannot loot the baggies. I've had multiple friends test it and none of the bags work.

Otherwise, thanks for the awesome guide!
-Star

Blubzor's picture

There is no Quest named "I have an Airplane"

But maybe you was talking about "I've got an Flying Machine".

And Yes, It has been confirmed that the quest is not Working as intended. According to Some WoWhead users its when you look around with your mouse it bugs out, It works if you use your Arrowkeys to steer and Spacebar to fly upwards and X to fly downwards.

Some of the bags are bugged, too. But there is one bag that you can get. It's along the wall on the south side of the site. You should be able to pick it up.

But some people can complete this quest, There is a Topic about it in the Beta forum, You can look at it here

Also, when you finish this quest, it will be come a daily quest, that you can repeat every day.

Fun fact
This quest is a reference to an old game by blizzard, Warcraft 2. It was so that when you finished building a Gnomish Flying Machine, You'd here a gnome shouting "I've got a Flying Machine". If you played Warcraft 2 you'd remember it Smiling

I hope this could help you abit.

Headphones on your heart.

Wizkid's picture

Quest?

I couldn't find I have an airplane, but if you mean "I've got a Flying Machine!" (http://www.wowhead.com/?quest=11390) - that's bugged. Maybe blizz will fix it at the maintence, but for now, that quest is bugged Sad (Confirmed by GM i asked)

- Magekíd

coldbear's picture

Great work. Would love to

Great work. Would love to see a small picture with the waypoints kind of too the side of the steps so you don't have to scroll up all the time.

Would also love to see hyperlinked quests.

http://www.warcraftmovies.com/pv.php?l=parl2001

Quarry Quests

In the coldrock quarry section of the guide, you say that the elder has all of the quests. I didn't go to NR in the beta, but it might have changed because reclaiming the quarry, and hampering their escape are both given from Etaruk at 54,36. Thought I'd point it out Smiling

I would like to say thankyou

I would like to say thankyou for this guide. I have leveled 3 Level 70's following this guide (soon to be 4 with the DK) and owe it to this guide, following this made things so easy and fast.

Thanks a Mil.

Mikio
Mikoi
Nathrial
Opii
Mykoi

Nagrand Server

Cynyde's picture

More!

Would love for the next section after Dragonblight! Hope it comes soon! These are just awesome!

You rock Jame!

You're a legend man. I've used all your guides. I've even purchased a "levelling guide" at one point that didn't even compare to yours. Do you accept PayPal donations?

Oh, I was reading comments from other users as well - great to see all the compliments, you deserve 'em! I was a little amused by some of the requests some had for changes to your guides. It appears most of them would not benefit the "other 97%" of users so may not be worth your time. I think the guides are "just right" for their intended audience.

Looking forward to trying out the new 70+ guides in Northrend! They do seem more...brief. Lots of "get quest, turn in quest". Did you find the quests more straightforward in Northrend so you didn't need as much detail in the guide? Just curious. As far as I'm concerned, the less verbose, the better! Sticking out tongue

Keep up the great work!

This Guide Rocks

ive used this guide since lvl 30 and it has been very helpfull I recommend it to all my friends. Totally rules.

Vileclaw's picture

You are Awesome

I had started several alts (4 to 5) and could never get them above level 40. Thanks to this guide I probably cut several months of my time to experience the end game.

You are a hero for eliminating the worst part of WOW (Leveling) and leaving out the Grind of the game.

Jame's picture

Thank you

Thank you Eye

Boxxeraj's picture

Alliance PVP server

I'm writing this comment in consideration of others who haven't read the guides before.
When you start off as an alliance at lvl 30, you should be prepared to get ganked alot until, lets say lvl 34-35. If you play on a pvp server where the opposite faction actually is alot higher, try start the guide of at lvl 34-35 and start after the Stranglethorn Vale circuit. If you don't you will probably end up doing some runs in Scarlet Monastery anyway. If you play on a well balanced pvp server or a pvp server where you're faction is overpowering the other, don't mind this comment. This goes for all none pvp servers aswell.

Sorry if you get offended by this comment Jame, but it's nothing against the guide itself, just a little help from a player who dealt with this himself.

70 Feral druid
42 Arms Warrior
34 Retri Palla
Server: Magtheridon

Jame's picture

Not offended at all, I know

Not offended at all, I know STV is hell on PvP servers, so any tips are welcome Smiling

My levelling on PvP server strategy...

Simply, I don't do it. It is just too frustrating dealing with the ganking. If I'm leveling a character, I'll level him on a PvE server and then transfer the toon to the desired PvP server once I've reached the target level. For my twinks, I don't do the transfer until I've geared them as well.

Of course, the cost of the transfer is not really important to me, and not dealing with the frustration of gankers is worth every cent (to me).

Which reminds me, I need to donate to Jame's...

Jame's picture

Haha, that's an interesting

Haha, that's an interesting approach.

awesome

this is a fantastic guide.

how long should this take for the average person?

in your guide
6. Ride southeast to Death's Stand (82,47). Turn in [72] The Son of Karkut, get [72] Surrounded!
is 2 and 3 reversed on the map ?