World of Warcraft leveling guides are all over the place. Every guide has its own methods to achieving the ultimate goal of leveling 1-80. So, how do you choose the best guide? The best guides on the market all have a few things in common.
They have an in game addon to show you, step by step, the path from start to finish. Free guides simply cannot compete in this department. The best they can do is have you download a free addon that works in much the same way. What they don’t tell you is that this free addon creates a lot more confusion. The free addon, instead of having one dot to follow, has a dot for EVERY quest destination and does not show you the best path. One dot or 25, you make the call.
They show you where to go, starting from level 1. Many free guides simply start at level 20. What are you supposed to do until then?
The good guides start from the beginning, and works for any character regardless of class or race. They start where you start, to keep you from having to travel from Silvermoon to Thunder Bluff. There is no reason to follow a guide that was written by someone who did not take the time to create a guide for every starting area. You want a guide that works if you start in the Undercity or Ogrimaar.
You want a guide that keeps you in the game that you enjoy, and not spending valuable time tabbed out to a webpage. The best guides come with in game addons that show you what to do in the game, not on a website.