I'm not sure if I'd mention the Lashtail, since you can't get the pet itself until 85 in Heroic ZG after all.
It's a fun questline and you can interact with the pet early on, but I'll see about making the wording clearer.
Oh no doubt, it is one the better quest lines up there.
Excellent guide! But I noticed Stonetalon Mountains is not labeled with levels on either Alliance or Horde maps. Also under Leveling in Dungeons, is Gnomeregan (26-39)? Or is is suppose to be Gnomeregan (26-29)? I would hate for someone to go through Gnomer that long lol
Nice Guide! Something else to mention is that although the maps say you must be a certain level (like 10 or 20) you can normally get a quest at 1 level below. I noticed this during 5.3 or 5.4.An advantage to questing in the dwarf zones to start (specifically Loch Modan) are the scrolls of the League of Explorers. The first is found with the Dark Iron Spy behind Thelsamar. (WANTED: The Dark Iron Spy). If you are lucky the spy's Rare version will be there as well. The quest chain including the spy is worth 12K XP and can be completed in 15-20 minutes. Don't forget to set your hearth to the in Thelsamar.
I noticed near the top when talking about the zone maps you put
Nice introductory guide. One thing you don't mention is at level 40 to pick up faster riding. This is a really pain when you're Alliance, because you'll hit 40 in EPL, and have one of a hell of a flight path back.
Personally, I like leveling via Pet Battles. Pay a Warlock for a port to Halfhill and have that trusty L25 Darkshore Cub pummel the turtles and bandicoos by the lake on the hill. A side effect is the ability to level other pets while at it. An alternative place would be the legendary northish east cliff in Jade Forest. Lots of critters around. Saves searching for pets, but, at least for my taste, the pets there are more annoying.And one can combine it with dungeoneering, doing every dungeon at least for the quests is worth it IMO.
Seems legit :D
Excellent guide!Though Hillsbrad Foothills is contested land, which is considered as "shared", blizzard removed questline for aliance almost completely. Quests only existing are not for 20-25. So maybe it should be "suggested" for Horde players, esp. for undeads
Burning Steppes is a must see, the questline there, and especially the conclusion of it, is hilarious. :)
looks cool but how long playtime do you assume this is going to take?
Not 100% sure on how long it would take normally, but I just finished leveling a Warlock from 1-60 with heirlooms and guild xp bonus. Took me just shy of 16 hours /played time. I mainly quested (exclusively in the Eastern Kingdoms) while queuing for dungeons as long as there was a good chance of landing in one where I hadn't done the quests yet. I took note of my /played time every 5 levels and calculated that /played time per level started at about 12 min and rose to almost 30 min closer to level 60. One huge time sink is travelling. From level 40 to 45, I averaged 29 min per level instead of the 18 min in the 5-level-brackets before and after that, simply due to flying from the Plague Lands down to Ironforge and back to learn the fast riding. skill. Setting your Hearthstone to something like Shat/Dala/Shrine is really helpful, as is a guildmate with a two-seated flying mount for taxi-services.
You know, I may be crazy. But after doing most of the EK Alliance zones, I go over to Kalimdor before coming back to EK.That is, after Badlands, I take the ship from Stormwind to Teldrassil, fly to Moonglade and then start questing the last few quests of Felwood, followed by Winterspring. Then I head back to Swamp of Sorrows (fly to Morgan's Vigil and get the quest to board the rocket to SoS).