World of Warcraft is perhaps the most popular online game in the world right now, and it has been for quite a long time now. But for a game that depends on the time and energy invested in it by the player, it's also daunting for those who may be interested to play it for the first time, but are intimidated by all the high level characters already present. For those who seek to be level 80 like the more dedicated veterans, then you need a guide to getting there as quickly as you possibly can.
- Efficiency is the Key
Leveling up fast is all about efficiency and knowing where to level, as well as getting the best items at the moment and so on. There are a lot of things that you can think of when it comes to quick leveling. Perhaps it would be easier if you have a party to go along with you, making for a more fun experience that makes the time fly. However, if you're playing solo, then know that quests can be faster than just with dungeons and instances.
- Have a Plan
Of course, you should have a general plan before you even log in. You can always try to research in wiki sites for World of Warcraft, as well as FAQs and message boards, perhaps even ask questions and look for WOW leveling-for-noobie guides. Whatever you do, it is imperative that you have a definite plan that you can go with upon logging in. This is also where being in a party helps since you can talk over the plan with your companions for a more secure plan. Having a plan is all about getting from point A to B as soon as you can, as well as making sure that you don't get distracted by something else during that session.
- Work Out Your Questing Route
If you opt for quests to gain experience, then you should take heed of a few things that will help you make the journey less arduous. First off, whenever you're clearing a quest zone, be sure to accept every quest there is in that area. You can then plan the best routes to take in order to finish off quests one after another. If there is a quest that you think isn't worth the trouble, then you can just abandon it anyway. You don't have to feel bad about it, since you're trying to make good time.
- Combine Questing and Grinding
Questing or mob grinding alone will not get you experience points as quickly as if you do them both in a systematic way. Of course, you'll have to know beforehand which enemies are both easy to kill and gives good XP. When you encounter such a monster along the way to a quest objective, you may stop for a while to kill as much as you can before proceeding. There is no reason not to gain more XP while traveling to your destination, as opposed to heading straight there with nothing happening in between unless you're off to get your snacks or to use the bathroom.
- You Are Not Alone
There are too many players out there that tend to solo way too much. This is an MMORPG, so play it like it is: join a party or guild to progress further as a WoW player. You can join in the adventure and go on raids that can net you even more XP than if you were doing it alone. You also gain better standing in the game, so long as you behave well and be helpful to your fellow players. While it's sometimes good to play solo, it's not good if you do it all the time. The good thing about WoW is that even if you're a loner in real life, you can work your way to gaining more confidence in interacting with other people through the game, and it has done just that for a great number of the WoW player base.
- Build Your Character Properly
This may not be a tip that beginners will get right off the bat, but a great way to fast level your character is to optimize your class talent build, which means that you take the right talents for the specific purpose of your character, may it be a tank, mage, or so on. It does depend on the build if it can actually help you level faster though. For example, those with AoE spells or high DPS will find it easier to level up, as opposed to a tank build that focuses on defense and HP. Of course, a tank is crucial to every party, so your guildmates will be glad to help you level up.
- Have Tons of Fun
This is perhaps the most important tip in fast leveling in World of Warcraft. If you're having fun, leveling up won't seem like a chore that seems to take forever. All you will really think about is all the fun you're having in playing the game with other people.