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This wiki page will help us track who has volunteered to help translate sections of Jame's Leveling Guides into TourGuide Format, so that we can finally publish an addon that will enable people following Jame's Guide to do so without alt-tabbing.

If you wish to translate a section of the guide, please read through this list and find a section that you would like to contribute, being careful to select something that you will be able to test yourself and has not already been volunteered by someone else.


What has already been done

Alliance - Updated to v0.5 - 15/02/2009

  • Maw's Human Guide (1-12) | Jame | Quality: 100%
  • Snowflake's Draenei Guide (1-12) | Kinrah | Needs Improvements
  • Boston's Gnome/Dwarf Guide (1-12) | Ayajulia | Needs Testing
  • Joan's Human Guide (1-12) | Nuzz | Needs Testing
  • Maw's Leveling Guide (12-20) | Jame | Quality: 100% - New
  • Boston's Leveling Guide (12-20) | Nuzz | Needs Testing
  • Boston's Leveling Guide (20-30) | Nuzz | Needs Testing
  • Jame's Alliance Leveling Guide (30-40) | Nuzz | Needs Testing
  • Jame's Alliance Leveling Guide (40-50) | Nuzz | Needs Testing
  • Jame's Alliance Leveling Guide (50-60) | Nuzz | Needs Testing
  • Jame's - Hellfire Penninsula | Nuzz | Needs Testing
  • Jame's - Zangarmarsh | Nuzz | Needs Testing
  • Jame's - Terokkar | Nuzz | Needs Testing
  • Jame's - Nagrand | Nuzz | Needs Testing
  • Jame's - Blade's Edge Mountains | Nuzz | Needs Testing
  • Jame's - Borean Tundra | Wizerd | Needs Testing
  • Jame's - Howling Fjord | Wizerd | Needs Testing - New
  • Jame's - Grizzly Hills | Laotseu | Needs Testing

Horde - Updated to v0.3 - 18/02/2009

  • Zerinj's Orc/Troll Starter (1-12) | Clearasil | Quality 100% New
  • Snowflake's Blood Elf Starter (1-12) | Inyurbak | Needs Testing New
  • Manovan's Undead Starter (1-12) | Romgar | Needs Testing New
  • SilverKnight's Silverpine (12-20) | Clearasil | Needs Testing New
  • Hosho's Barrens (12-20) | Clearasil | Needs Testing New
  • Jame's 31-41 | Clearasil | Needs Testing New
  • Jame's 41-51 | Plover2| Needs Testing New
  • Snowflake's Ghostlands Guide (13-21) | Black Cat | Needs Testing
  • Jame's Horde Leveling Guide (21-31) | Black Cat | Needs Testing
  • Jame's Horde Leveling Guide - Hellfire Peninsula | Black Cat | Needs Testing
  • Jame's Horde Leveling Guide - Zangarmarsh | Black Cat | Needs Testing
  • Jame's Horde Leveling Guide - Terokkar Forest | Black Cat | Needs Testing
  • Jame's Horde Leveling Guide - Nagrand | Black Cat | Needs Testing
  • Jame's Horde Leveling Guide - Howling Fjord (70-71) | Black Cat | Needs Testing
  • Jame's Horde Leveling Guide - Borean Tundra (71-73) | Black Cat | Needs Testing
  • Jame's Horde Leveling Guide - Dragonblight (73-75) | Black Cat | Needs Testing
  • Jame's Horde Leveling Guide - Grizzly Hills (75-77) | Black Cat | Needs Testing

As you can see there's still a lot of be done. And most importantly, the sections which have already been released need to be tested and improved if necessary.


How to test those sections?

Installing Externals
Three external files are needed to run this addon.

If you are not familiar with the installation of addons, it can be done as follows:

  1. Download and unzip the addon files.
  2. Navigate to the World of Warcraft directory (by default, it is in C:/Program Files/World of Warcraft)
  3. Open the "Interface" folder, then the "Addons" folder inside it.
  4. Copy and paste the "TourGuide" and "TomTom" folders into the World of Warcraft/Interface/Addons directory.

You can check ingame if you've installed it correctly; when you go to the character selection screen, down the bottom there is a button labelled Addons. Click that, then scroll down and look for TomTom and TourGuide (it's in alphabetical order). Make sure they're enabled.

Author's Note: Vista users may not have a "Interface" folder, instead their Addons folder is inside the "World of Warcraft" folder. Full path should be c:\\Users\Public\Games\World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns


Installing the WoW-Pro Guides: Alliance - Updated to v0.3 - 03/02/2009
  1. Download the WoW-Pro_TourGuide_Alliance file and unzip it.
  2. Copy and paste the "WoW-Pro_TourGuide_Alliance" folder into your "World of Warcraft/Interface/Addons/" folder.
  3. Launch wow, and at the character selection screen click on the "Addons" button on the lower-left corner. Make sure that the following 3 addons are activated: TomTom, TourGuide, WoW-Pro Tourguide Alliance and Lightheaded (Lightheaded A,B,C,D,etc as well).


  4. Once in game, click on the TourGuide bar (should be just under your minimap). This will open the "Guides" page. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and you'll see the WoW-Pro Guides:

    Select the guide you want and there you go!


Installing the WoW-Pro Guides: Horde
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Updated to v0.2 - 22/01/2009
  • Download the WoW-Pro_TourGuide_Horde and unzip it
  • Copy and paste the "WoW-Pro_TourGuide_Horde" folder into the "World of Warcraft/Interface/Addons/" folder.
  • Launch wow, and at the character selection screen click on the "Addons" button on the lower-left corner. Make sure that the following 3 addons are activated: TomTom, TourGuide, WoW-Pro Tourguide Horde and Lightheaded (Lightheaded A,B,C,D,etc as well).

  • Once in game, click on the TourGuide bar (should be just under your minimap). This will open the "Guides" page. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and you'll see the WoW-Pro Guides:

    Select the guide you want and there you go!

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    That's it, you should now be good to go. For more information on how to use the addon, check this page.


    How To Volunteer to write or improve a section

    -Guide Section Name-

    Add your name and the date you volunteered to the table below, and then, when you are done with your contribution, upload it somewhere and paste the link here. You can put it anywhere you like, but I recommend using the form at the bottom of the edit page of this wiki to add the file as an attachment. You can then link to the file in a similar way to linking images in wow-pro guides, but using URL BBCode tags instead of IMG ones.

    Thanks for contributing!



    Alliance Guides


    Maw's 1-12 Human

    • Volunteer Name: Jame
    • Date Volunteered: 17/01/2009
    • File Location: TBA
    • Note: Can't I have fun too in my free time? ^^

    1-12 Dwarf/Gnome


    1-12 Night Elf


    1-12 Draenei


    12-20 Maw's Guide (Westfall/Redridge)

    • Volunteer Name: Jame
    • Date Volunteered: 20th January 2009
    • File Location: TBA

    12-20 Sven's Guide (Bloodmyst)

    • Volunteer Name:
    • Date Volunteered:
    • File Location: TBA

    12-20 Joan's Guide (Darkshore/Westfall)

    • Volunteer Name:
    • Date Volunteered:
    • File Location: TBA

    20-30 Boston's Guide (Westfall/Redridge)

    • Volunteer Name:

    • Date Volunteered:
    • File Location: TBA

    A_3040.lua



    A_4050.lua


    A_5060.lua

    A_6065.lua

    • Volunteer Name:
    • Date Volunteered:
    • File Location: TBA


    A_6570.lua
    • Volunteer Name:
    • Date Volunteered:
    • File Location: TBA


    A_BoreanTundra.lua
    • Volunteer Name: Raistlan
    • Date Volunteered: 11th Jan 2009
    • File Location: TBA


    A_BoreanTundra.lua


    A_HowlingFjord.lua


    A_Dragonblight.lua
    • Volunteer Name: Raistlan
    • Date Volunteered: 11th Jan 2009
    • File Location: TBA


    74-75_Dragonblight.lua


    A_GrizzlyHills.lua


    A_DeathKnight



    Horde Guides

    1-12 Blood Elf


    1-12 Orc/Troll


    1-12 Undead


    1-12 Tauren

    • Volunteer Name:Yhen

    • Date Volunteered:February 3rd 2009
    • File Location: TBA

    12-20 Barrens


    12-20 Silverpine


    30-40 Jame's Horde Leveling Guide


    40-50 Jame's Horde Leveling Guide


    50-60 Jame's Horde Leveling Guide

    • Volunteer Name: Plover2
    • Date Volunteered: 31st Jan 2009
    • File Location: TBA


    H_DeathKnight.lua

    • Volunteer Name: Gethe
    • Date Volunteered: 5th Jan 2009
    • File Location:TBA


    Comments

    Jame's picture

    Problem with Grizzly Hills file

    Hey Laotseu, there's a little problem with your grizzly hills file. It's fine until this point:

    T Hour of the Worg |QID|12164| |N|Sasha right there or in White Pine Trading Post (57.52, 41.35)|

    And then the rest doesn't appear because there's an end tag after it. I removed the end tag and put it at the end of the file.

    But when I do that, the file won't load anymore in-game.

    Could you try to fix it please? Then I'll add it to the .zip and upload it Smiling

    Laotseu's picture

    I'll look into it tonight.

    I'll look into it tonight.

    [edit]T Hour of the Worg |QID|12164| is the last quest of the online guide. That and "Ursoc, the Bear God" are group quests. I left the A line exactly where you said to get the quests in your guide but I put the completion at the end since they are optional. My thinking was that anytime you find a group, you do them. If you finish the zone without finding a group, you go to the next zone and can always select back the unfinished guide for the group quests. It's not perfect but that's the best I could come up with.

    The comments after the end are logs from TrouGuide_Recorder that I used to make the guide. I left them there as reference in case I needed to fix something but they could be removed.

    P.S. You'll see in the .rar file that I've also put my BT, HF and DB guides. I didn't link them in the .toc since someone else volunteered for those guides even though no files have been linked yet.

    Laotseu's picture

    So, did you had time to look

    So, did you had time to look at it again? If so, is there something you still think is broken?

    Jame's picture

    I haven't had the time, but

    I haven't had the time, but I will soon.

    I can't find any .rar file btw. Could you give me a link?

    Laotseu's picture

    It was in the files I linked

    It was in the files I linked when I package everything in addons. You removed my links when you redid the pages Smiling.

    Anywho, here's where you can find all my files. It's on a SVN server so I update them every time I find something wrong or that need improvement.

    http://code.google.com/p/armorcraft/source/browse/#svn/trunk/TourGuide_Jame_Alliance_Northrend

    The first two files are more or less reordering of Tekkup files to follow your guide but nothing much in term of using your notes.

    Jame's picture

    That would be best actually.

    That would be best actually. One big folder for Alliance, one big folder for horde.

    I'd really appreciate if you could do that.

    Laotseu's picture

    It's done, both the Alliance

    It's done, both the Alliance and Horde TourGuide files are now packaged as one big addon.

    I've also set up the Alliance .toc for each of the subfolders so it would be possible to use them separatly (and not having to load everything in memory in one go).

    The names I have set up for the addons begins with TourGuide_WoWPro so that it is obvious that we are dealing with TourGuide files.

    Next step is to write a little wiki article on how to set the .toc and Guides.xml stuff.

    Let me know what you think.

    Jame's picture

    Thank you Laotseu, it helped

    Thank you Laotseu, it helped me understand how to do it. I've done another version myself to get it closer to what I want it to look like in terms of file names.

    I've uploaded the Alliance version and put a screenshot up as well. I'm currently doing the same for the horde side.

    Laotseu's picture

    If the name of the title of

    If the name of the title of the guide is not [xxx] Zone Name (xxx-xxx), you will have TourGuide throw errors. Something like "Jame's Nagrand" is not a know zone. At least, it does for me.

    Jame's picture

    Yes, but apparently those

    Yes, but apparently those error messages don't appear often and they don't matter, the guide still works.

    If anyone knows of a way to disable the error messages, it would be great. Because having to follow that naming standard makes it confusing to know which guide you are following exactly, and makes it hard to differentiate the wow-pro guides from the default guides.

    Laotseu's picture

    [WoW-Pro Jame's] Nagrand

    [WoW-Pro Jame's] Nagrand (xxx-xxx) will not generate error.

    I've open a ticket about it but I don't know when it will be solved (if ever).

    http://code.google.com/p/tekkub-wow/issues/detail?id=757

    Jame's picture

    That's already something, I

    That's already something, I can format most guides like that I guess.

    The only problem is for my 30-40, 40-50 and 50-60 chapters. We go through many different zones during those chapters, and with this formatting I'll have to make a big list of zones for each chapters, which is just kinda annoying to look at in the list.

    Azuremyst

    Just about done with Azuremyst, some things I would like to note:

    1 - In areas like multiple loot-items for quests and long notes, I followed Aya's lead and used Buy tags and preview notes to try and make the two guides slightly more consistent.

    2 - The overview page is slightly confusing as to the use of the |O| Optional tag, so the level 2 class mini-quests, the Draenei Youngling quest, and the Blood Elf Bandit quest have been omitted for now. Attempting to put them in with guessing as to their use resulted in a multitude of errors.

    3 - I have slightly overlapped with Sven's Bloodmyst Guide as far as his first quest, because I've included the Paladin level 12 class quest in as well, so while they go up to do their Redemption quest, the other classes are just arriving there to finish up the guide.

    I playtested this about halfway through with a Paladin, so got the chance to catch up on a few bugs (wrong QID, wrong number of items in a note, etc) but would like to run this past some others for feedback. I can see there being perhaps a couple of problems where I've integrated the Warrior and Shaman level 10 quests with the actual leveling itself.

    Jame's picture

    Hey Kinrah, I just tried it

    Hey Kinrah, I just tried it and it seems nice so far, good job!

    A few extras could be added though, like for example at the start when we kill the moths and the volatiel mutations, the quest doesn't automatically complete once we've finished both quests.

    Also a little later for Rescue the survivors, when we're supposed to use the Gift of the Naaru on a Draenei Survivor, there's no tomtom arrow appearing to guide you towards the Draenei Survivors.

    It's not a big deal of course, but it's just nice little additions we'll have to add in the future to make those addon version as polished as possible.

    Keep up the good work guys.

    black cat's picture

    The reason Rescue the

    The reason Rescue the Survivors won't have a coordinate arrow is because the survivors don't have a fixed spawn point as far as I know, they spawn all over the vale.

    I think I mentioned this elsewhere, but if you're doing 2 killquests at once, you have the complete objectives one after the other and TG will track both.

    I just finished Dun Morogh.

    I just finished Dun Morogh. Here are my notes on it...

    1- For the objectives of "A Refugee's Quandary," I was sorely missing a simple "Loot" tag. I decided to use the "Buy" tag, but you might care to change it to a Note. It would work fine, auto-complete and all, if you just change the B to N. Whatever you like.

    2- In one of the notes, in the interest of keeping the game tooltip at a reasonable length I put kind of a "preview" note and put the rest of the note in the tooltip. i.e.:
    N Lorem ipsum dolor... |N|Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit.
    I like how this turned out, and thought I'd put this here for someone else to use in case of any particularly long note sections.

    3- I included the class quests at level 10, because Boston mentions to stop and do them, but some aren't all that necessary. You might care to add the following two lines:
    N Your class quest is really quite important, and you should stop and do it now. |C|Hunter, Warlock|
    N Your class quest will give you an exp boost to reduce an upcoming grind session and some green equipment, but it's not important. |C|Mage, Rogue, Warrior|

    4- Speaking of class quests, Boston's guide doesn't include Pallies' level 12 quest, so I didn't either. I think for consistency's sake it should probably be there, but it's a rather long line and it's 3 AM. Smiling

    5- Since we're moving away from Boston's mid-level guide (why on earth???) there needs to be some work done integrating Dwarves and Gnomes into Maw's guide. On my end, I didn't ask the player to set his or her hearth in Thelsamar, but rather Ironforge. Honestly, the 12-20 guides seem to be a bit of a horrible mess and would have to use racial tags heavily to properly integrate with each other. ^^; I don't know how the person inputting Maw's guide is going to handle "Follow the level 10-12 section of my Human Leveling guide" short of copy/pasting the whole thing with |R|Dwarf, Gnome, Draenei, Night Elf| in each step, which is workable but clunky.

    Anyway, I play-tested the whole thing as I wrote it and it seemed to have no issues.

    PS- When do I get to not have my comments moderated anymore? O:)

    Jame's picture

    I tried the first few steps

    I tried the first few steps and it seems like you've done a very good job!

    And with that you got a bunch of karma points, so your comments won't need moderation anymore Eye

    We're not moving away from Boston's Guide. It's still an option between his and Maw's Guide, so feel free to make a 12-20 with Boston's guide!

    I see. Thanks for the Karma

    I see. Thanks for the Karma boost, and for the response. I didn't know Boston's guide wasn't being abandoned, it's just that here we have Sven/Maw/Joan listed only, and same for http://wow-pro.com/1-80_leveling_guides . Smiling Seemed like it was being ditched. Although it means we have three Westfall guides! Haha. Sad

    Maybe I should try my hand at doing one for Night Elves that has them stay in Darkshore, who knows.

    Jame's picture

    Nope, boston's guide are

    Nope, boston's guide are still there Eye

    By the way I'm trying the tourguide file you made right now and noticed a small mistake.

    At the step where the guide sends us to the grizzled den to kill Wendigos, there's no TomTom arrow giving directions. I suppose you forgot it.

    Hm, I thought I answered

    Hm, I thought I answered this comment already. -.-;

    I didn't put in a coordinate for this part because it's so close to The Grizzled Den, where we were already killing bears and so forth, that I assumed the player would have seen the Wendigos there. Given that it's only a couple of characters, I don't really want to mess with life and re-upload the thing with just that one change, esp. since it's already been put into the main file. I fully condone all changes made to it to bring it more in line, though. Smiling

    GraceAlone's picture

    I have all of the 30-60 done

    I have all of the 30-60 done already, but they could be cleaned up, commented, bug tested, etc. The link is http://www.mediafire.com/?znorknynq5i I'm not sure how the community would like to proceed but I think a LOT of work has already been done (it worked really well for me when I leveled a new toon threw them).

    Jame's picture

    Nuzz also did 30-60. So

    Nuzz also did 30-60. So right now I'm not sure what to do.

    If anyone has the time to test both GraceAlone and Nuzz's versions and tell me which one is more polished, it'd be a huge help.

    GraceAlone's picture

    My guess is that his are far

    My guess is that his are far more polished than mine. Again, I wrote them for my own use with no thought of anyone else seeing them. As such I knew the guides almost by heart and when their was an error or something wasn't clear I pretty much knew what to do. IMHO anyway Smiling