Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Revenge of the Jiyas: Sunstrider Isle

 Welcome to another Revenge of the Jiyas article! In this series, I document my speed testing of the WoW-Pro Leveling addon. This time I was testing Sunstrider Isle, the starting zone for blood elves. Join me as I share the beginning of the journey of Jiyelf, the blood elf warrior!

Look at that mocking salute.
She looks like she's going to kick somebody's butt.

Note: The 1-5 starter zones are very quick, with levels flying by so quickly it's hard to get an accurate measurement. Additionally,  the pacing of some starting zones is vastly different than others. It will be nice to have a comparison of how long each takes, but not too much should be read into these tests. The higher level tests will be much more accurate and indicative of zone and guide quality.

Total /played at level 5: 29min 
Sunstrider Isle (1-5): 29min
7.4 min/lvl
Previous Chapters:
Overall, I was pretty disappointed with this zone. It's not a bad zone, and it's still better than Valley of Trials, but they simply didn't bother updating it at all with Cataclysm. You still do the same old quests, with very little story involved, killing creatures and looting them. And, as the time above shows, it's not particularly fast.

Despite their datedness, the Eversong Woods are still pretty nice looking.
The guide for this zone was in good shape. There was one note that was a bit out of date, describing  a method for pulling mobs that used to be hostile. One step could also be moved forward. Overall the guide was really good, though, and incorporated use of the hearthstone, which I approve of.

I've updated the guide page for this section on WoW-Pro.com, and the changes will be included in the next addon update. I wouldn't recommend trying to update the file on your own unless you are experienced working with addons. If you do decide to update early:
  1. Go to the Sunstrider Isle page and copy the contents of the guide. 
  2. Open up your WoW folder and go to Interface > Addons > WoWPro_Leveling > Horde 
  3. Open up 01_12_Snowflake_Eversong_Woods.lua
  4. Copy the guide contents there.
Next Up: ALLIANCE - Northshire Valley!

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