World of Warcraft is not a game that can be completed over night. For some players might seem easy to get to the peak of the game, but even so, it requires quite an effort to achieve the level cap, to get decent equipment and to do instances. One thing is for sure, WoW wasn’t designed for solo players. Being a casual player, with just a few hours a week to play, I participate rarely at my guild’s raids and events. Of course, sometimes I group up with randoms, but building up a PUG takes usually too long and players don’t play as a team at all.
When leveling a character I never had too much trouble with the lower levels, but after surpassing level 20, the XP bar always seemed stuck. Since I didn’t have any maximum level horde character, to help me, a friend recommended a Horde leveling guide.
The idea of following a guide to level up didn’t seem right, but I wanted to have my mage level so bad, I decided to give it a try. The Horde leveling guide seemed excellent though. It had about all the information I needed to level up a toon, gathered there. Not only that the guide had one of the best quest paths I’ve ever seen, grouping up all of them 6-7 at the time to manage time, the quests were also described step-by-step, each quest having links to thottbot, allakhazam or wowhead, for extra information if it was necessary.
The Horde leveling guide came also with an in-game MOD that worked like the ultimate leveling addon, plugging right into the game interface all the information I needed to solve any quest. The best feature of this addon is a guiding arrow that always pointed me in the right direction.
Puting this guide to the test, I must say that I was really astounded, realizing that I managed to cut more than 50% of my leveling time. I found out about NPC nodes and quests I didn’t even know about and my grinding days were actually over. The traveling was also considerably reduced. All in all, even as a noob for certain zones, my XP time was managed by the Horde leveling guide at maximum.