The fastest way to level up a character in WoW is to simply follow the path the developers have laid out for you: Outland at 58, Northrend at 68, and Cataclysm areas at 80. Raids and heroic dungeons are typically saved for the max level of 85, since their level 60, 70 and 80 counterparts do not provide notable gear upgrades and XP for leveling the way the new expansion content tiers do. However, the fastest route is not the only route to 85! Here’s a few reasons to take the road less traveled while making your journey to the level cap.
DPS meters such as Recount can be incredibly useful to help you gauge your own level of damage output, and work on improving your DPS. However, they can also be incredibly annoying, and even downright misleading. In a perfect world (of Warcraft) we wouldn’t need to use a DPS meter. Unfortunately, DPS meters are here to stay. Here’s a few tips for dealing with people in Dungeon Finder without causing too much drama.
Progressing through heroic dungeons in Cataclysm with a group of guildies can be rewarding when done with a well-rounded group. However, while you’re still learning the nuances of heroic dungeons, it can often be incredibly frustrating. Before you throw in the towel, here’s a few tips to keep in mind the next time your guild group experiences a wipe in heroic Stonecore, Grim Batol, Deadmines, or any of the other tricky instances.
Leeroy Jenkins made a name for himself in the epic UBRS wipe video when he charged into battle, pulling all the whelps before the group was ready. If you want to earn your Jenkins title and complete the Leeeeeeeeeeeeeroy! achievement, all you need to do is slay 50 Rookery Whelps within 15 seconds. At level 85 this can easily be done solo; at lower levels you may need a few friends to help out!
Guild Dungeon Challenges are a great way to help your guild level up quickly and earn guild perks faster. Up to seven guild dungeon challenges can be completed each week (in addition to one raid challenge, and three battleground challenges.) The dungeon challenges are by far the easiest to complete. At 300,000 guild XP per challenge, that’s a total of 2.1 million XP just for the dungeon challenges alone!
After finally having some free time to play WoW, have you ever logged on ready to run a dungeon, only to find yourself with a dungeon finder queue time of a half hour or more? If you play a damage dealing role, this situation may sound very familiar. Here are a few tips to helping you find a dungeon group quicker using the WoW dungeon finder, and spend less time waiting!
Heroic Cataclysm dungeons require an overall minimum average item level of 329 before you can queue for them in the World of Warcraft dungeon finder. While practice running these dungeons cannot be underestimated, here are five ways to obtain plenty of item level 333 blue gear that you’ll need before you can queue for heroics.
5-man dungeons are a great way to gain experience, upgrade your gear, and improve your skills. One of the major headaches for dungeon finder groups is loot drama. Don’t let a misunderstanding ruin your dungeon finder experience, when you can resolve disagreements over loot with these simple tips.
Using a damage meter (such as Recount) can be extremely handy when you’re working on improving your DPS. Using it to spam your dungeon finder group and inflate your ego isn’t a great idea, though, and here’s why.
In World of Warcraft dungeons, the tank must play the role of both group leader and “meat shield”. The reward for this responsibility comes in the form of an instant queue time in the WoW Dungeon Finder, but an equally important reward is a job well done! Here are a few easy ways to be a really awesome tank in WoW: