RPGtutor's Review for Joana's Horde Leveling Guide
Probably The Best Horde Leveling Guide Ever!
Joana (aka Mancow) has got his notoriety among the World of Warcraft players by winning 1-50 Blizzard's leveling contest. He also has established a record for fast leveling from 1 to 60, in 4 days and 20 hours. Of course, this was a long time ago, and nowadays the distance between 1 and 60 can be covered in much less than that, but as a speed leveler, he always starts new characters on new released servers, in order to improve the questing time and the quest path.
Joana's Horde Leveling Guide was created to help all the other players to achieve the end game content much faster, in a pleasant way, by questing instead of grinding. The author also recorded all the leveling from 1-60 to show the world that his guide is the real deal.
As an overview upon Joana's 1-80 Horde Leveling Guide
first we must say that it is a step-by-step horde leveling guide with the best optimized quest path.
It comes in three formats: online HTML, downloadable and printable PDF and in-game MOD.
HTML and PDF formats have all the quests described as well as maps and videos.
The quests have links to thottbot, allakhazam and wowhead just in case that the player
needs additional information about a specific quest.
This Horde Leveling Guide also has all the coordinates for NPCs or quest locations listed.
Lately, Joana added the in-game MOD which basically put the guide inside the game interface. Say "Good Bye" to the annoying ALT+TAB-ing. With this last addition, Joana set his guide again as the best horde leveling guide out there. I will describe below, in-depth each of the characteristics of Joana's Leveling Guide.
What makes Joana's Horde Leveling Guide different from other guides is that it comes in the 3 formats I mentioned before: HTML, PDF and the in-game MOD. Now, most of the players follow the in-game MOD, compressed within the interface of the game, for their questing, because it's very easy to use and it minimizes the number of alt+tabs. As a pro-player you don't need more than that, because you should already know all about the game and the quests, and the MOD will just help you to optimize you quest path. But the other 2 layouts of this Horde Leveling Guide are very helpful too. If you're new to the game, or just a casual player, the links on thottbot, allakhazam or wowhead, will provide additional information for all the quests. These sites also have forums and you will find a gamer approach for various quests or steps, which will prevent you from getting stuck on any of them. Again, the information about the quests whithin the guide are pretty good, so you really don't need to follow these links too often.
Joana's in-game leveling MOD comes with a full list of installation instructions. It's very easy to install and everyone should be able to run it in very short time. It's structured by menus and you can easily navigate throughout the chapters of the guide and select the one you need to see. Its window is minimizable/maximizable so you won't get any discomfort on having it opened on your screen while questing. Another important feature of this MOD is the automatic waypoint arrow that will always show you the way to the next quest location or point of interest, this is my favourite. Joana's in-game leveling MOD is also 100% legal with Blizzard and no one will ever get banned for using it.
Being a step-by-step guide, each step is numbered and corresponds to a numbered dot on the annexed map. For better understanding of some difficult quests or quest steps, the guide has screenshots as well as videos with descriptive comments in order to help the players finish the tasks they need to perform at certain locations. Joana's Leveling Guide also has a full video recorded for 1-60 levels, 12.6GB (35 hours long) in size. These videos proves that Joana really is one of the lead players of World of Warcraft. It also proves that guide is the real deal and provide the fastest leveling path.
Joana's Leveling Guide is divided in 3 major parts and each section has its share of bonuses:
- Joana's 1-60 Leveling Guide
- the entire 1-60 leveling video, fully detailed;
- the exact recipe to reach level 60 in 4 days and 20 hours;
- Joana's 60-70 Outland Step-by-Step Guide
- Outland reference guide which points out the quest giver concentration points, flight paths and some of the best grinding spots as well;
- Blood Elf Leveling guide - which covers the Blood Elves starting zones;
- Joana's 70-80 WotLK Horde Leveling Guide
- 55-60 Death Knight Leveling Guide - step-by-step guide which covers all the Ebon Hold quests, the starting area for Death Knights;
- Death Knight strategy guide - details on how to spec and play a Death Knight, along with gameplay videos;
The Strengths of Joana's Horde Leveling Guide:
- provides the best/fastest quest path;
- presents the quests step-by-step;
- minimizes the travel and maximizes the XP;
- suggestive maps,screenshots and videos;
- easy to use;
- all the information for the quests in one place;
- highly operational in-game MOD;
The Weaknesses of Joana's Horde Leveling Guide:
To be honest, this guide really don't have any major weaknesses. Maybe the price is a little bit spicy, $77 for all the guide, $45 for the 1-70 guide and $47 for the 70-80 WotLK guide. It's indeed an expensive guide, but we must say that it is worth every penny.
We Strongly Recommend Joana's 1-80 Horde Leveling Guide