Playing a game as a newbie can be a little tedious. You may find yourself a little confused in some aspect of a game. So having a guide to help you play the game can be really helpful.
That said, I decided to try the Zygor Guide for World of Warcraft. It can also be used for The Elder Scrolls Online. But for the meantime, I used it for WoW and played until I reached Level 10. For this, I got the Elite monthly membership subscription priced at $7.99.
The membership plan gave me access to guides for leveling and loremaster, gear and dungeons, dailies and reputations, pets and mounts, etc.
More on that later.
To use the basic benefits of the guide, I created a new character for the game: a draenei shaman called Norciandra. So I chose the starter guide for a level 1 to 5 draenei.
As a draenei, my starting area was the Ammen Vale, the crash site, on Azuremyst Isle. There I had to meet the fellow draeneis who survived the crash and who were tasked to give me quests. My first quest was to replenish the healing crystals by acquiring 6 vials of Moth Blood from Vale Moths.
That’s where the Zygor guide came in handy. There was a mini Zygor viewer within the game that broke down the steps in the quest so I’d be able to accomplish it easier. Do you notice the yellow arrow at the top of the heads of Norciandra and the draenei Proenitus? Well, it’s the “waypoint” and whenever I clicked on the quest in the viewer, it pointed me to a particular path and showed how far or close I was to the quest. It turned green whenever I was on the right track and yellow when I tried to head to different directions.
I found this feature a little convenient as I didn’t have to check the map every five minutes just to check if I was heading to the right direction.
But the thing about the waypoint is that it’s not always accurate. It happened when I was carrying out the Inoculation quest in which I had to kill infected owlkins and collect the emitter spare parts from the crashed ship in the Nestlewood Thicket and Nestlewood Hills. After I managed to kill owlkins, there was a particular spot in the area where the arrow turned green, telling me that a spare part was right there.
It wasn’t there at all. I had to walk about twenty yards and make a few turns before I started finding one.
Another valuable feature of the Zygor guide for me was the pop-up notification. Here a notification appeared when I acquired a new weapon, prompting me to equip or decline it.
I ended up declining it as I’d rather have the armor on my back. Besides, as a draenei shaman, my character was more of a spellcaster than a weapon wielder. Which was cool, for the most part. Until the enemies reached me at full speed. So I had to take a few steps back to deal out spells without getting hurt.
Eventually, I had to leave Ammen Vale and proceed to Azure Watch for a new batch of quests and to make it my next homebase. Previously, it was the crash site in Ammen Vale.
Once again, the Zygor notified me of the new quest chain. I was half-expecting for Zygor to port me there when I clicked “accept.”
Also, take a look at my new cute outfit.
Anyway, the path to Azure Watch was definitely not easy. Before I got there, I had to learn how to fish by catching Red Snappers in the Crystalbrook river. I was having a lot of fun until I was attacked by a Murloc. I was officially introduced to aggressive enemies as opposed to the passive ones that only attacked when provoked.
Which was definitely not fun. Especially when I ended up dead and had to go to the grave site to resurrect my corpse.
When I finally reached Azure Watch, I quickly familiarized myself with my new homebase and jumped on a new quest: purchase a hippogryph ride to the Exodar to take Chellan’s List to Nurguni deep in the Seat of the Naaru.
It was definitely an awesome ride, but the quest was quite tedious. I found myself lost for a good ten minutes before I found my way to a new hippogryph ride that would take me back to Azure Watch. Obviously, I wasn’t the only player who got lost inside the Exodar. It was a really massive place.
Now if there was a quest chain that I found to be a lot of work, it was The Prophecy of Akida. In those series of quests, I had to learn the language of the Stillpine furbolgs to help them reclaim Stillpine Hold. To complete the quest, I had to find four totems (Totem of Coo, Totem of Tikti, Totem of Yor and Totem of Vark) located in different parts of Azuremyst Isle. Along the way I encountered a lot of aggressive NPC’s. At one point, I was even simultaneously attacked by at least three of them. Needless to say, it was the second time I died in the game.
After reuniting with my corpse (again!), I quickly made work of the final part of the quest chain: rescuing 8 Stillpine Captives in the Bristlelimb Village. In order to free them, I had to kill Bristlelimb furbolgs to get their keys.
Before proceeding to the next set of quests in Stillpine Hold, I decided to explore the other Zygor tutorial guides in the game. I initially wanted to try how it would work for professions but I couldn’t find a shaman to teach me. So I decided to try it for getting battle pets.
I managed to acquire a moth from the pet trainor in Azure Watch. Since my moth wasn’t ready for battle yet, I had to learn how to train it first. The pet trainor tasked me to win my first pet battles.
The waypoint directed me down the path to where plenty of aggressive enemies lurked around. After killing a bunch of them (successfully stayed alive this time!) and circling around with my moth, I wasn’t able to find any pet to battle with and complete the quest by the trainor. The Zygor viewer couldn’t provide a clear tutorial on that either, so I had to abandon it.
Obviously, I kept the moth.
So after giving up on being a pet battle owner, I jumped on the Stillpine Hold quest chain. It turned out to be harder than the previous quest chains. As a result, I managed to level up twice while completing it. I had to recover 5 sacks of Stillpine Grains and acquire 8 Ravager Hides while battling with Murlocs, Lashers, Infected Nightstalker Runts and the insect-like beasts.
Then I made my way inside the cave in Stillpine Hold to complete the last half of the quests: inspect the blood crystals, kill Chieftain Oomooroo, the 9 Crazed Wildkin, and The Kurken. Only it took me a while to get to the cave. I didn’t know the quest was inside the cave so I tried using the waypoint to find the location, but it directed me on the other side of the mountain. Which was quite far from the cave.
So that’s the end of my level 10 quest chain. And throughout the 10 levels, I used Zygor guide. All in all it was good guide, except the times when it failed to be reliable.
Do I recommend the guide to WoW players? Yes, especially to newbies who’s looking for a much easier way to play the game. After all, it’s what we all want.
You can start using the guide by clicking here: Get Started with the Zygor guide.
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