World of Warcraft, a Quick and Easy Guide to Leveling Up

Chances are that if you play World of Warcraft, or WoW, then you no doubt know that Tuesdays, are often a slow day in the world… of warcraft. Tuesdays are WoW’s maintenance day, in which they tend to any problems that may be affecting the game’s servers. Tuesdays are also the day in which the game’s raid encounters are reset, making it possible for guilds to make fresh runs for the week. The maintenance and reset causes all of the servers of the game to be unplayable for a major part of the day.

If you are one of the millions of players who ran out and got the new expansion a couple of weeks ago, then you no doubt are anxiously waiting for the servers to come back up so that you can finish your journey to level 80. I played my main toon almost non-stop and have recently gotten him to 80 in a little less than a week since the launch of the expansion, not exactly a record or anything, considering the world’s first level 80 was accomplished only 27 hours after the expansion’s release.

So with this being said, it is Tuesday and the game is still down so I will take this opportunity to provide some of the lower level players with an easy guide to use when leveling up.

Step One: No matter what level you are, you will level faster and earn more experience if you get a group of friends and play together. I know you might be thinking, “but don’t you get less experience if you are in a party?” Yes that is true, but in a party you will be completing quests at a much faster rate, therefore gaining more experience per hour. Also questing with a group will allow you to get used to those players play styles as well as letting them get used to your own play style. This will also come in handy once you start getting “group” quest which have objectives that are to hard to accomplish alone, and will require more than one person to complete. Another advantage of this tip is that after you complete a chain of quests you will often get a quest to enter a dungeon or instance. These quests will require a full group of 5 people, which will consist of one tanking class, (protection warriors/ paladins, feral druids, or a death knight) one healing class, (holy priests/ paladins, restoration shamans/ druids) and three DPS (damage per second) classes, which consists of pretty much every thing else that isn’t mentioned before. The amount of experience gained through dungeons or instances will be a whole lot more that just regular quests and killing regular mobs.

Step Two: The higher the mob you kill the more experience you will receive. Simply put, kill mobs that are higher than you, but be careful to not get over your head. If you notice the level of the mob that you are going after is 5 levels or more higher than you it will more than likely kill you easily. It is said that anyone should be able to kill a mob up to 4 levels higher than you are, but anything more than 4 levels above you will be very tough. Also, the discovering of new areas will give pretty decent amounts of experience so don’t be afraid to wander somewhat. To add motivation, you may also consider checking your game stats on websites like

Step Three: The third and final step I have right now is to make good use of your “add-ons”. Anyone who is leveling up should think about getting the add-on called “Quest Helper.” It does exactly what the name says, it helps to show you where you will find quest items, and it uses a system to show you where on the map to find and complete a particular quest’s objectives. It also tracks which quests you have started and how close you are to being finished with each particular quest. This add-on is very helpful and I promise you will not believe how fast you will level up when using it.

I hope these tips will make your adventures in the World of Warcraft a very fun and hopefully a less stressful journey that it once was.



Julia Arostegi lives in California USA. She took Developmental Communication at the University of California and finished her studies in 2012. She is currently the managing director of California Magazine. She is also a blogger, content enthusiast and a photographer.