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#1 Jun 12 2012 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
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I just bought WOW after finally getting a new computer and I just wanted to know if a beginner like me, that just installed the game should buy a good guide, so he can level up faster and not get depresed and lose a lot of time.

What do you guys think?????
#2 Jun 12 2012 at 10:01 AM Rating: Good
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Don't pay money for a leveling guide. There are several free and good ones out there on the net.

There's even an add-on.



Download link (from video): http://wow-pro.com/addon
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#3 Jun 12 2012 at 10:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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You aren't advertising are you? Smiley: sly

Anyway, No. Anything in print or on CD is out-of-date by the time it's published anyway, also linear quest lines and dungeon queues mean there's not much of a reason for a leveling guide anymore.
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#4 Jun 12 2012 at 10:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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OP should be happy he started video games in this generation. If he thinks leveling in WoW is difficult to the point of being willing to pay for a guide, he'd probably commit suicide over what we old schoolers have affectionately named "Nintendo Hard."
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#5 Jun 12 2012 at 10:11 AM Rating: Good
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I don't think it's a matter of difficulty, but more a matter of efficiency and speed.

I blame sugary cereals.
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OP should be happy he started video games in this generation. If he thinks leveling in WoW is difficult to the point of being willing to pay for a guide, he'd probably commit suicide over what we old schoolers have affectionately named "Nintendo Hard."
Seriously.
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#7 Jun 12 2012 at 10:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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in a real game!

I'm talking about when
games were games!

3 lives and 3 continues,
that's all we had!

Games never looked like this
when I was a lad.

And we were much better off
in those days as well

I've got more game play in my
little finger than you've got
in this whole game!

Y'know what they say,
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#8 Jun 12 2012 at 6:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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When the "Old Fogeys" chime in, it can get deep.

Trouble with any leveling guide is you miss the thrill of discovery, and I'm serious. If your goal is to get to 85 as fast as possible, you'll miss a lot of learning with your character and wind up as one of those guys getting cussed in raids and heroic dungeons because you may have a powerful toon but are totally at sea when it comes to a fight..

I do use leveling guides when I'm stuck on a profession, but for general play I think I'd be a lot poorer if I'd taken the easy way.

When you reach the highest level, you're just beginning in some ways. There;s no "win" for getting there fast.
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#10 Jun 13 2012 at 10:23 AM Rating: Good
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Leveling is super easy right now. You don't need any kind of guide. Your map shows you which zones are appropriate for your level (for questing). There is a dungeon group finder that will automatically and (fairly) quickly put you in a group for an appropriate level dungeon and even teleport you there. The same with battlegrounds, the locator will queu you up for one and teleport you there after a few minutes have passed. (And you can work on quests while you're waiting for a dungeon or battleground queu.) You automatically learn all of the flightpaths appropriate for your level. The experience required for each level has been drastically reduced (other than 80-85), so you will be able to skip many, many quests and zones as you level.

None of these things used to be true. Leveling a character to maximum level used to be something of a challenge. Now it is incredibly dumbed down.

You definitely don't need a guide. I promise.
#11 Jun 13 2012 at 6:41 PM Rating: Good
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mFayer wrote:
...not get depresed and lose a lot of time.

What do you guys think?????


I think you should play something else.
#12 Jun 14 2012 at 4:35 AM Rating: Good
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What Mental said...
To worry about getting depressed if your levelup takes some minutes/hours longer is just wrong. In my book your priority system is seriously messed up.
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What Mental said...
To worry about getting depressed if your levelup takes some minutes/hours longer is just wrong. In my book your priority system is seriously messed up.


Well, to be fair, after doing this type of leveling 15+ times, it gets old after awhile. But the OP is talking about being a new player, so that doesn't even apply to him, he's not even seen the content yet.

With the new systems in place, OP, all you have to do is..

1). Go to Orgrimmar/Stormwind City.
2). Find the Warchief's Command or Hero's Call Board respectively.
3). Take the bottommost "Hero's Call:" quest.
4). Go where it tells you to go.
5). Do quests as you get them.
6). ???
7). Profit!

You literally can't lose. The minimap tells you where nearly everything is, if that fails, read the quest dialogue.

From 1 to 58-60, the quests all lead into one another, there's no need for any "Guides". Outland is a lot less linear, but still isn't THAT hard.

Northrend is pretty easy too.

Or, try this: Open your map and zoom out. Mouse over all the zones. Note, they tell you what level range they are. Pick one that's yellow to you (-2 to +2 levels). Go there and check the areas with Flight Paths for quests.
#14 Jun 14 2012 at 9:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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WoW is a complete game. There is a ton of content to be experienced while leveling and you can level several characters to cap without having the same leveling experience if you choose not to. Sure, there are a lot of things to do at level cap but there are also a lot of things you can do until you get to that point.

Enjoy the complete game. Don't cheat yourself out of content by racing as fast as you can to the level cap (or at least make an alt or two to level more slowly so you get the full experience rather than just a blur of levels and then level cap activities).
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#15 Jun 14 2012 at 1:27 PM Rating: Good
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Lyrailis wrote:
TherealLogros wrote:
What Mental said...
To worry about getting depressed if your levelup takes some minutes/hours longer is just wrong. In my book your priority system is seriously messed up.


Well, to be fair, after doing this type of leveling 15+ times, it gets old after awhile. But the OP is talking about being a new player, so that doesn't even apply to him, he's not even seen the content yet.


You're of course right. Smiley: nod My statement was with regard to the fact that he claims to be completely new to WoW.
But since it was his first and only post he could just be a mildly successful troll.


@morghast: Mostly true, with the exception of some small level spans were you are limited to one or two zones.
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morghast wrote:
you can level several characters to cap without having the same leveling experience if you choose not to.


Sort of true.

You run out of options the third time through, though. There's never/rarely more than two zones to choose from at any given level and once you hit high level Cataclysm content, it's pretty much just bunny hopping from one zone to the next, doing the same quest chain you did on the previous two characters.

Sure, you can choose to level up a character by picking flowers and digging for relics in the ground, but for 85 levels? And take it from someone who leveled up a couple of characters by running instances only... that **** gets old faster than leveling. The amount of retards out there who want to run dungeons with you is just staggering. I was ready to leave the planet by the time I hit level 60.
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#17 Jun 16 2012 at 10:29 AM Rating: Good
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I don't care how fast or slow he levels up or how he does it. My comment was that this game makes you depressed and it wastes your time. Smiley: tongue
#18 Jun 16 2012 at 1:43 PM Rating: Good
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Pretty much, I was figuring two to three zones to choose from per level (up to 60) - plus you often skip zones because you gain experience so quickly even without heirlooms so you could try skipping different zones each time - plus the whole leveling in instances and leveling through battlegrounds methods that many use - plus leveling a character on the opposite faction also provides a different experience even when you are doing zones you previously did on your first faction. Some zones are more faction split than others but you will get a different feel from many zones.

The Outland and Northrend levels offer less choices but with the faster leveling, you can still skip entire zones. You could do Howling Fjord and then Grizzly Hills and then jump into Icecrown or you could do Borean Tundra followed by Dragonblight and jump over to Zul'Drak or possibly even straight to Storm Peaks depending on how many levels you get from the lower zones. Once you get to 80 and the Cata zones, you are more limited though it's still easy to level by hitting up either Vash'jir or Hyjal and then hitting either Deepholm or Uldum next or even just do half of Vash'jir, jump to Deepholm and then to Twilight Highlands. Plus you still have the options of filling in experience from dungeons and battlegrounds.

Yeah, the 'gimmick' leveling (only gathering or only doing Arch or no killing or no quests), can be fun too but those do take a lot longer and aren't for people who want to get to 85 in a reasonable amount of time.
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#19 Jun 18 2012 at 5:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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morghast wrote:
The Outland and Northrend levels offer less choices but with the faster leveling, you can still skip entire zones.
No kidding. I entered Outland at 60 with my Blood Elf DK, and completed most of the non-dungeon quests in Hellfire and Zangarmarsh which got me to 68 and ready for Northrend. That's 5 whole Outland zones I ended up skipping, which allows a lot of different zone leveling combinations for me when coming through here again with my next Horde characters. Same was true on way up through Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms on other non-DK characters. Less repetition and more stuff which is "like new" or "never seen before".
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