Joana’s Leveling Guide & Wow Lore




jubeithosSince the site was upgraded a couple month ago, I’ve had a few people ask if the leveling guide ads are random or if they’re something I endorse.  Honestly I think it’s a little presumptuous for Loregy to officially “endorse” a product.  I am okay, however with me as an individual personally vouching for something.

Here’s why I felt comfortable advertising Joana’s leveling guide on this site…

There’s a common misconception that to experience WoW’s lore, one must slow their leveling to a crawl.  You know how it is.  You become “that guy” who takes forever to level, because he (lawl) reads all the quests.

This perception simply isn’t true as its more than feasible to level fast AND experience the lore.


Yes, reading quests takes time. Yes, your guildies grinding the same instance over and over probably think of themselves as leveling machines (lawl).  Fact is though, you can keep up with them, and this becomes ridiculously easy if you use the right leveling guide.


I’ve tried several, and the one I prefer is Joana’s for one soul reason: You WILL experience the lore.  And that’s really what I’m vouching for here.  Everyone can prattle on about how fast you’ll hit level cap.  Whoopie.  What matters here is lore, and I’d even go as far to say that by using a well done levelling guide you’ll actually experience MORE of the lore.

I had the Explorer achievement for Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms, and Outland the day they flipped the switch on the achievement system.  Yet somehow, when I tried out the Joana’s leveling guide, I ended up being directed to a few quests even I didn’t know about (and I’ve got Loremaster).

So there you have it.  If you use Joana’s guide you will experience the lore.  Probably more than you would without the guide.  That’s why I’m comfortable with permanently advertising it on this site.

I’d love to see Lore-Dorks dinging 80 before their doofus friends who just “want to click on things and watch them die.”  If you don’t want me to receive a commission you can go directly to Joana’s site here: Joana’s World, otherwise you can click here or on any ad found on this site, and I’ll receive a nice hefty commission to put towards running this site.  Enjoy.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Izzie April - 2009 at 9:49 am

I was a big fan of the leveling guide. Actually, I’d probably say I still am even though I was a bit piffed at having to pay for the Northrend guide.

Either way, I was worried that Quest Helper would end up trumping her guide but in the end, I definitely think Joana’s stuff is superior. It points you in the right directions, and like you said, helps you discover things you might have never known about. QH, though, in addition to the guide is probably a really powerful combination.
I should try it out on a new server for shits and giggles.

2 Enil April - 2009 at 2:19 pm

This is offtopic, but I am so pissed off at Blizzard. Why isn’t uludar the last instance in “wrath of the lich king”? They don’t care about their lore anymore! Yogg-Saron is the old god of death, he should me much more powerful than Arthas! I mean Blizzard really got it right with pre nerfed C’thun, he was badass. They shouldn’t have nerfed him and just moved on, an old god is supposed to be an amazing power. I mean C’thun killed a fucking Titan (supposedly), so if 25 lvl 80 guys can kill Yogg-Saron Sargeras should be a piece of cake at lvl 100 or whatever. I mean, we couldn’t kill Kil’Jaeden but TWO old gods?! Seriously, I think blizzard dosen’t care about lore and just want to attract kids with a faggy dk king… and don’t get me started on Arthas (He is overrated as hell). Wow just lost a player, we will just have to see if they fuck up the next expansion too….

3 Enil April - 2009 at 2:20 pm

Please respond my earlier comment, I’d love to hear what you think!

4 Vidi May - 2009 at 2:01 pm

I’m only gonna say this twice.

Never pay for something you can get for free!

Maybe Joana’s will push you to quests that are interesting lore, but so will Allakazam.com Following a leveling guide may give you more of the lore but not ALL of it. And if THAT is your goal then, you should be doing EVERY quest you can find.

Now as far as leveling guides go, James Leveling guide is now an addon and completely free. Free is better. It can be found at wow-pro.com.

So once again, Never pay for something you can get for free!

5 Cocles May - 2009 at 3:20 pm

“Following a leveling guide may give you more of the lore but not ALL of it. And if THAT is your goal then, you should be doing EVERY quest you can find.”

Not to sound like a shill, but this is the exact misconception I am trying fix with this post. I recommended that leveling guide because you do see *every* quest.

Yes, you will be given the *option* to skip certain quests and instances. So choose the option not to.

Will the new WotLK guide give you Loremaster of Northrend? Yes, it will.

My point is, ignore the misconceptions. If you need to keep up with your power-leveling friends, yet still want to see every quest in the game, use a good leveling guide.

6 Brett K May - 2009 at 8:42 am

Sorry if I’m misunderstanding you, but are you saying that Jame’s guide is bad? That’s a blatant load of crap, and anyone who has tried it knows that.

7 Xanddra July - 2009 at 3:29 pm

He’s not saying anything about Jame’s guide (Which is amazing, btw). He’s disputing the argument that if you use a leveling guide, you miss everything.

Whether you use Joana’s, or Jame’s, both are great and show you where to find quests you had no idea existed. I”m on the “cheap bastard” side and use Jame’s, but I’ve seen Joana’s guides, and both are of great quality.

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