There’s a lot of fuss about all the news concerning the updates made on Warlords of Draenor, especially around the capital city controversy, which might or might not be resolved in due time, because reasons … But anyways that’s not really my field (cause – Strategy Game Guides?!) the problem that concerns me is the fact that shortly after the launch or just before it, there are going to be loads of bastards selling guides and plenty of other giving them away for “free” all over the internet just to amuse themselves on the naivite and noobness of young players who have no idea how to properly level and gear up and what to do once there are no more yellow exlamation marks left to tend to. Now to avoid that (at least for those few beginners reading this) I thought about compiling a list of websites that you can trust and you can check with confidence now or during the launch because it would most certainly be safe from all points of view. I will mention both paid and free guides that cover all that there is to be covered from leveling and gold making to raiding and pvping so hold on to your hats cause we got a lot of stuff to cover and little time to do it.
Because it is quite clear that most people actually prefer to take the easy way and go for the free version of online guides, allow me to say that the only website (that’s not official and doesn’t charge a dime for its services) for which I can vouch when it comes to Warcraft is wowhead.com (and it’s subsidiary websites that cover the other Blizz games as well and that are listed under the “Head Databases” on the right where the links are). They basically have all the guides and community comments you’ll need to handle everything and anything, provided off course you have time to read all of them posts and go back and forth between the website and the game itself (the same applies to any other free online guide/website that you can get from the web). In this category I am including all the training and tutorial videos that you can find all over the video hosting websites because they basically stand for the same thing.
When it comes to addons, the situation is a bit different, because although you can find plenty of addons to download for free all over the web, most of them are rather useless or infected or trialed or something in between. So to avoid all these problems and basically be happy with my recommendations I will only be speaking of the premium guides that I’ve tested and shared so far and that proved to be worth all the money you’ll pay for them on more than several ocassions (in spite of what “experinced” players think).
The tip top in terms of in-game guides for World of Warcraft (based on sales, customer response and price) are without any doubt the guides offered by Zygor who remains to this day from 2008 when it was first launched the leader in terms of complete in-game addons for leveling and everything else you can think of. The only downside of it is the big number of guides and thus most people only prefer to buy one or two of them and quite few get the whole bundle of six guides because of the high price (that’s still a bit expensive for your average Joe with discount and all), however only by having the full pack can one truly enjoy it properly.
The second best recommendation comes in the form of the four addons created by Dynasty with a special emphasis placed on their most representative stand-alone Tycoon Gold Addon that has to be the best gold making addon out there … And when I say that, I mean it is better by far than the one that Zygor provides through its profession bundle that contains a small feature on farming, crafting and thus gold-making, however not being very specific it somehow manages not to deliver all that it promises in conclusion making it less useful than the specific guide mentioned in the beginning of this paragraph. The gold addon is so good in fact that it actually totals 80% of the whole sales that Dynasty makes on its addons, with the other three (Impulse, Edge and Booster) bearly coming in with the rest of 20%. These other addons are somewhat useful as well, however in their case Zygor clearly has the upper hand and in terms of leveling at least it clearly has better programs.
Now there would still be quite a lot of guides (more or less useful) that could be mentioned, however I said that I will only mention the most useful, which you can use in order to prep for the coming of Warlords and better still update them as soon as the expansion launches and use them right away on patch 6.0 as well (please note that any updates for all the guides presented are given for free and no further money are needed once you own either of them), so from among those good guides I will only suggest you check out Dugi’s Guides and X-elerated Guides as well for these two show the greatest promise out of the entire bulk of the extra not quite top of the line guides for Warcraft out there.
Now with this I assume that I should be getting close to the end for I have already spoken too much, however I do hope that at least some of you guys reading this will find these guides useful and with the aid of one of them (or more for that matter) you will be able to get that good head start that everyone will want once Warlords of Draenor is launched on 13.11.14. Off course I invite you all to check out everything that there is to check out on all these websites and why not compare and decide which one suits your gaming style better before you decide on buying one or another. And finally if you don’t wish to spend any extra cash then you can always go for the free websites I spoke of in the beginning of the post, however knowing that it will be slightly tougher than actually using either of the premium addons/guides mentioned above since you’ll be doing a lot of windowing till you get in hang of how the game works, but off course its good sides and bad sides to them all … Till next time, y’all take care of yourselves and keep your game up!