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October 20, 2019 at 8:57 am #164372footballParticipant
I thought I’d
share some tips for leveling, so you won’t run into the Classic wall of being
behind the level requirements.
is a grinding game with quests. It’s important to remember that. There
aren’t enough quests in Classic, especially not in phase 1, to reach 60 solely
by questing. The guide does bring you close to the “retail” experience and it does it
very effectively and Imo. it is the best at it! No guide though can promise “no
grind”. If they do then I call BS.
quests there’s some tips to keep up with the levels:
everything in your path that gives Experience (XP) but try to run in a straight line. Don’t go
out of your way to run off to the sides to pick up every mob.
roads and only use mount when it makes sense. Example: Darkshore and Barrens.
It’s a classic mistake to take the roads because it feels faster and safer.
These zones are packed with mobs and it’s a huge waste of XP if you avoid them.
Many of them are for quests anyway. Dustwallow Marsh is a perfect example. The
road goes in a huge circle around the most wonderful dense packed area of mobs.
Crocodiles, Spiders, Raptors etc. Lots of XP wasted if you go around it to “save”
some time. That time is only saved for later grind. Remember that.
doing the quests and there is more than one mob type, kill them all, it’s free
XP. You’re not doing yourself a favor by only killing the quest mobs. Find the
balance. Not saying you should grind
them, but if they’re close, you might as well get the XP.
- If you’re
close to a ding, then grind the last % before you turn in. It’s easier to grind
in current zone than the next and once you ding, the XP from the mobs are worth
- Do NOT
skip ahead or change zone guide unless all the quests are grey! I can’t stress
this enough. You want to do the green quests! If coming from a Dungeon, then
look up the previous level guide. Does it still contain Green/yellow quests?
Then go there! If you missed some chain quests, then red X them and finish the
rest of the quests in the guide.
If you are
ahead with one or two levels, then stay in the current guide because you’ll
catch up eventually. In later expansions this change, and it becomes normal to
leave a zone when you’re within the level requirement for the next zone. It’s
so important to do the quests while they give 100% XP reward. You can’t go back
and do them later because the XP tax will set in. Quest Colors:
- Green =
awesome. Same XP as yellow. Easy to kill. You rarely miss and you can survive
more than one mob.
- Yellow =
good. Still easy to kill but higher
chance of resists. This is where you’ll be questing the most.
- Orange =
less good. High chance of resists. Lots of down time between the mobs and
you’ll end up running out of quests for the next level and the grind will be
- Red =
Doable for some classes but not worth it. Complete waste of time.
You want to
be doing a good mix of Green/Yellow quests and avoid Orange/Red (UNLESS the
guide tells you to pick them up. There’s a reason and it should not be
ignored!). Rule of thumb:
- Grey not
worth it. If you ever see a grey quest in the guide, it’s only to get the
follow up in a quest chain. Happens maybe once or twice out of thousands of
quests. Don’t skip.
does not give less XP (mobs give less but are faster to kill and often you can
pull more than one)
and Red quests does not give more XP (mobs do but they take longer to kill)
If the quests are within 5 level’s they give the same XP (within level 1-10
they give the same). Dont skip Them! When you’re more than 5 level’s above the quest, the quest starts to
give less XP (this is the XP tax), this is why it’s important not to skip them and finish them while they’re relevant.
From 1-30 you shouldn’t ever be behind with only a minimal grind, if any.
It becomes more important to keep an eye on level requirement.
need to save the grind. Follow the tips and it becomes much easier to keep up.
Some like to level with Orange quests and it works for them. Each to his own.
Maybe they play with friends and do a lot of Dungeons in between. Many
variables. This is classic. There’s no correct way to play the game. We all
level our own way in our own tempo.
Hope this helps.
to share your tips and sorry for the wall of text 😊October 21, 2019 at 1:10 am #167133chr1zzParticipant
I’m actually a few levels ahead.. I’m 27 (horde) now and it keeps having me skip some of the guides such as (Ashenvale 26-27)… should I still go due them?
I think I grinded too much on some parts.October 21, 2019 at 7:58 am #167137footballParticipantHi @chr1zz
If the quests are still Green/Yellow, then I’d click “not now” when the guide suggest pops up. If you already accepted, then just right click your current quest to open the guide window and pick the previous zone. If you already picked up a few quests in the new zone, then you may have to abandon them if the quest log gets full.Currently I only use the “not now” option because I don’t do Dungeons atm.
You can always switch between zone guides. It’ll remember your progress.October 30, 2019 at 5:01 pm #167165kommotozeParticipant
I am 49 half way to 50 and I have yet to grind anything. All questing all the way through.
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