The leveling path was built around using a Hunter character and run by a player who knew how to use that character well. For the average player running, for example, a Paladin, the guides could be frustrating in spots, due to the level of the mobs. I played through Joana’s Guide with a Rogue (all the way from 1-70) and was able to deal with most everything, except for a few elites and I skipped most all of the group quests.
I recently decided the whole "make gold" thing is awesome...but I can't seem to wrap my head around what makes a good deal and what doesn't. After trying my hand at a few auctions I decided to do the zygor guides for leveling and rep and everything that's included (pretty cool so far...but if there's a free option I'd like to have that). Well they have a goldmaking guide. It updates data like TSM and tells you what is supposed to be the best deals to farm or whatever...well the best deal it was telling me was 8800 volatile fires. It was supposed to be an amazing deal but come on....8800 volatile fires?
Both guides have a different look. Many players choose the Zygor guide because of the way it looks, with it’s modern, clean appearance. Zygor has improved it, so its easier to navigate. Dugi Guides interface blends into the game more, as it looks more like something you would find within World of Warcraft. It has icons down the right hand side for selecting your guides and is really easy to navigate.
The home page for the guide says that using it is like having a leveling guru giving you constant advice. Having used the guide for a quite some time now I’d say that’s pretty accurate. You’ll always know what to do and where to go next, automatically. Remember all those questions in the in-game trade chat, asking what to do or where to go next (for whatever level?) It won’t be you asking those questions.
Yeah, between the forums, sites like wowhead and wowpedia, and regular questing addons, there's plenty of accurate information available, especially when problems pop up. Guides like that are generally published before a game or expansion is released too, which is fine for static games like those for consoles, but not so great for the ones like WoW that are updated and hotfixed on a regular basis. Even the WoW game manuals are obsolete by the end of the expansion.
I think I accidentally clicked a banner for Zygor and got to the website. I'm like, "Bleh, some BS guides", but then I noticed how nice the site is and started reading about the guides. I was like, "F-it, why not" and subscribed to Elite. Loaded everything up and got in game. I was surprised at how nice the addon interface is and how many options there are to control it.
It’s also very sad that someone like Tekkub would turn out to be such a backstabber, he could’ve written a new code for Zygor and left the source code as is, since it was also freely available… but it’s apparent Zygor can’t live up to any competition so in return they just try to take the competition down with nasty tactics instead of improving themselves.
Starting off at some mid level? Come into the guide from any level, scroll through, find and click the level you want to start with, and the guide will take it from there. Zygor suggests starting the guide a level or two before your level. This is to allow you to work you way into the local quest chains. Just skip the chains for quests you didn’t pick up along the way, or the quests that you already did.