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Leveling 50 to 60 in World of Warcraft – Fast!

When Kraken Latte posted this video, I was curious. There are plenty of videos out there touting the “fastest leveling route”, but many of them use cute little mechanic manipulations like taking advantage of Chromie time with a separate, low-level account. But this video was just straight-up solo leveling, picking good routes and sound strategies. I’ve used the advice from this video three times to get alts leveled up, and I was ready to just throw money at the problem rather than spend time leveling MORE characters! Instead, three more alts. Painless.

Honestly, I’m posting this on my blog so I can find it easier in case I need to level another alt. Hopefully, you can get some use out of it as well.

WoW Leveling in Patch 9.1.5

Yes, I still play World of Warcraft. It’s a mindless time sink for me. I’m what you’d call a “Filthy Casual.”

Well, I’m sure YOU wouldn’t call me that. You’re classy, and above that sort of thing.

That being said, I find it necessary to find resources to explain to me just what the Hell is changing with new game patches. Websites blather on and on, telling but not explaining. I’m certainly not going on social media to find out what is going on because that’s where people are, and people are terrible (not YOU of course. Again, you’re classy like that.)

But then where does one go for information without having to deal with people? TO THE YOUTUBES!

Dalaran Gaming came through with a good video explaining the quality of life things for those who might be trying to level a character through Shadowlands in Patch 9.1.5.

I was aware of some things (heirloom gear upgrades), but not of other (Torghast is actually useful for something? Really?)

So check out the video from Dalaran Gaming. I hope you learn something. I know I did… classy.

Who is The Jailer?

The Jailer – The BBEG of the Shadowlands Expansion for World of Warcraft. This guy is powerful. Evil. Corrupted. Coming soon (?) to a raid near you.

But who is he really? Bellular Gaming took all the available lore and crammed it all into one handy video. Who is The Jailer? What does he want?

WoW Support for XP and Vista Ending Soon

Looks like I’d better get a couple more overtime shifts in the next month or so. As one of those still using the old system, it’s going to sting if I can’t play because I’m booting up a dinosaur. As WoW community manager Ornyx said in the forums today:

As we previously announced, we will be ending support for Windows XP and Windows Vista for several Blizzard games. For World of Warcraft, we’re ending support for these operating systems in October.

Microsoft ended mainstream support for these versions of Windows in 2009 and 2012, respectively, but since a segment of our audience was still using them at the time, we continued to support them. Now that there have been three major Windows releases since Vista’s release and a clear majority of our audience has upgraded to one of the newer versions of Windows, we are ready to make this change.

After this time, Windows XP and Vista will not be supported and World of Warcraft will not run on them. We encourage any players who are still using one of these older operating systems to upgrade to a newer version prior to this date to continue playing.

One-Button Macro for MM Hunter

hunter

I don’t know when it happened exactly, but one day I decided that I wanted to level up one of my alts. But not even in a significant way. Like, maybe just a couple of levels. Just the tip of the leveling iceberg, but enough to unlock one of the garrison slots so I could set up a profession building and then just leave them there. They’d grind away on that one profession, run the occasional follower mission (for the four followers that somehow stumbled into the garrison and were pressed into service), and alt nature would take its course.

My Hunter got the nod. She’d already been hanging out in her garrison, because like a smart person I leveled my alt to the point where they had a garrison and then left them there. This meant she had resources, which meant she could buy XP potions.

Now it had been a long time since I’d done anything with a hunter. Yes, I got her into her garrison but I had no idea what I was doing. I recalled a few things from a long time ago, and fumbled through the storyline without getting her killed. But for a serious xp push I was going to have to be able to put a rotation together.

As luck (and laziness) would have it, TheKephas had posted this video a little while ago. I was all over it like stink on a fish.

What makes this macro even more impressive is that with the Glyph of Misdirection, I found that my hunter was casting it all the time. She NEVER got aggro! This meant she was free to knock back an XP potion and I’d see what I could do in the potion’s hour-long duration.

What I did was pick up just over one level. Naturally I was following the Horde 90-100 Fast Leveling guide that was posted on Elvine’s forum board.

I may level her a bit more in the future. But for now, she’s got her Inscription business set up and my other toons are sending her herbs from their garden. Maybe I’ll level her up to the point where she’ll get her own garden. Maybe she’ll gather a few more followers. Maybe she’ll upgrade her buildings. Maybe she’ll set up…

Maybe I’ve just talked myself into leveling this alt to 100. So much for just the tip.

That’s what she said!

Get it?

Tough crowd.

Tough crowd.