There’s a lot of folks out there trying to make a living selling you information that’s readily available for free. While their entrepreneurial spirit is admirable, there’s no reason for you to waste your hard earned money. When World of Warcraft was first released, quests were often scattered throughout the land, and occasionally difficult to figure out. All of that changed in Cataclysm, though – which means you can put your wallet away and skip the WoW leveling guides!
Reason #1 – Better Quest Flow
The first reason you don’t need a WoW leveling guide in Cataclysm is because the quests are organized a lot better. Instead of picking up 10-15 quests at a time, you are presented with small groups of 3-4 quests at a time. After one handful of quests are completed, you move onto another. Not only are the quest lines organized into small, easy to digest chunks – they’re almost always soloable. Rarely will you need to find another player to help you finish a quest, unless you’re venturing into a dungeon.
Reason #2 – Hero’s Call / Warchief’s Command
Blizzard has taken the guess work out of where to level up in WoW Cataclysm. Horde players can visit a Warchief’s Command board located in several locations in all major cities. Alliance players can visit a Hero’s Call board in any of their cities. These boards will direct you to a leveling area that’s appropriate to a character of your level.
Reason #3 – In-Game Quest Help
Previous to WoW Cataclysm, add-ons such as Carbonite and Quest Helper were a boon to players trying to power level their characters as quickly as possible. If these freely available add-ons were not reason enough to not waste your money buying a WoW leveling guide, it gets even better. The functionality of these add-ons is now a basic component of your map in Cataclysm. Just by looking at your map, it’s easy to figure out where you need to go next while questing. 99% of the time you don’t even need to read the quest!
The Bottom Line – Save Your Money!
Still need a WoW leveling guide to satisfy your curiosity? There’s plenty of free ones out there. Just pay a visit to Google and you will find plenty. Don’t pay for information that’s readily available for free in many locations!