Steve from Team iDemise has recently given me a copy of their new guide, “Questup”, which is a really nice in-game leveling guide with a twist.
Team iDemise have been in the WoW leveling guide market for some time, but recently they’ve come up with a new and different way to approach leveling guides.
Most leveling guides are human edited – which means the author will sit down and tediously map out the exact fastest way to get to level 80.
Questup follows a different idea however, which means that you’ll follow the leveling path of other people in WoW.
Now, I don’t profess to know exactly how Questup does this, but the programmer responsible says that basically it gathers the data from the players who are leveling the fastest, and tells you which quests they do, and which ones they abandon.
This means that rather than following a human edited guide, you’re following a guide that uses statistics from hundreds or more likely thousands of other players.
The guide presents this info to you in the game, so rather than alt tabbing to read a level guide outside of the game, you get a window which presents your current objective, and you get a waypoint arrow which tells you exactly where to go and how long it’ll take to get you there.
Its very easy to use, but unfortunately like all leveling guides on the market, it can take a bit of tweaking once you first start, because you might be on quest a, b and c, in Feralas, while the guide says the best and fastest quests are at x, y and z in Tanaris Desert.
So depending on where you are, you might need to spend a bit of time running to a new location… but from the usage I’ve given the guide, you’ll save so much time this initial setup is well worth it. I’ve used this guide for a few levels with a low level Shaman, and the guide looked good and played well. No slow or hard to get to quests were included, and it didn’t send me inefficiently zigzagging all over the zone.
A Summary of Questup’s best points:
- Fastest routes compiled into one fastest route, and delivered to you
- In game arrow points the way to quest givers and quest objectives so you don’t have to hunt for them
- Slim in game guide keeps out of your way but is easy to read and follow
- Any character, any class, any faction, any level can use the guide
- 100% money back guarantee
What about Questup’s negative points?
- Like all in-game guides, initial set up can be tricky
- You’ll level faster than Blizzard intended, so professions can be hard to keep up.
- No options to buy extra gold, pvp or profession info (Dave Farrel’s guide is good for that kind of stuff)
Just after leveling info though? Questup gets my thumbs up!
Check out some screens of me testing the guide with another of my characters, an undead Warlock called Anguine.