WoW Grinding Guide
Here you’ll find a comprehensive list of interesting spots. Welcome to the WoW Grinding Guide which might be as well treated as Leveling Guide.
Some facts about the WoW Grinding Guide
Dealing with the boringness of grinding:
There’s no way to get rid of it. There’s ways to deal with it, fortunately. The basic ways are to simply play music while grinding, or position your TV to a location where you don’t have to turn much to watch it, or chatting in game. Grinding doesn’t require you to watch your screen 100% of the time, even on a PVP server, so watching TV isn’t too hard. A method I personally like is talking to friends, RL or on team speak, both are good choices to help you forget about what you’re doing. One thing I urge everyone NOT to think about is how long it’s taking to level, it’ll make you extremely bored/frustrated.
Why do people grind if it’s so boring?
A simple, yet complicated question. The simple answer is that we’re power gamers/PVPers. We want to get as strong as possible as fast as possible. The part where it gets complicated is where casual gamers and such are reverting to grinding, too. With the current state of WoW, there’s very little reason to do quests. One of the only reasons is that you get more involved with the story/history of WoW. Another is that it is more entertaining than grinding. While I’m not going to try arguing with either of those, I will tell you the following:
There’s very few rewards to doing quests, one of them being able to buy mounts from other races in your faction. This, funny enough, isn’t very possible. The other being you get discounts. I’ll let you know now that you can easily obtain an honorable status by questing from 1 to 14-15, which is what I did. Grinding rewards better than questing, more materials, more gold, more of a chance to receive rare drops (blues that bind on equip), and most importantly, faster/better exp. Also, you can grind to 60 and then proceed to do instances, which means you end up with the same gear as everyone else, but faster.
There are different types of power leveling.
Grinding – Single target grinding, which is what this guide is based on. Some quests are done, but only the ones that can be done while grinding. This is -the- most boring form of power leveling.
AOEing – Killing multiple monsters at the same time with AOE spells. Sounds better than it is. Some quests are done, but only the ones that can be done while grinding. More entertaining than normal grinding.
Power AOEing – AOE grinding with outside support. This outside support is usually a support class healing you, which enables you to AOE a larger number of monsters and not have to worry about your health or survivability. Survivability is why solo AOE grinding is flawed. Little quests are done. Probably the best form of leveling. Fastest and most entertaining (you have someone to talk to, joke around, etc). The only downsides are finding someone to preform this task for you. Note: Outside support means you’re not partied, IE; you’re getting all of the experience.
Well, which is that fastest?! Power AOEing -> Grinding -> AOEing
How long did it take you to max, using these methods?
7 days to 10 days.