Zygor Guides Review
I took the Zygor Leveling Guide for a test-run on my alt account with a level 33 Warlock and a level 40 Paladin. The first thing I noticed was that the quests are selected for your class. I didn’t have to weed out any that would be too hard for the warlock to solo. The other nice thing is that you can skip forward on the quests. The Zygor add-on has this option that lets it analyze your level and it gets rid of the quests that aren’t worth doing and shows you only the ones that’ll actually help you level up. It was easy to get my Warlock another 15 levels in only a day of following Zygor guides. The Paladin leveling guide was even easier for me and I never had to do anything but let the guide show me where to go next.
Zygor guides interface has two different options. One has a lot of designs and animations and the other is simple and straightforward. Both of them are really clean and they blend in well with the WoW interface and aren’t too distracting. I like the display option that doesn’t show all the animations and stuff, so I set it to that and everything still worked great. I kind of wish the simple interface was the default option, but switching is no big deal – 9.5/10 here.
Ease of Use
This is definitely 10/10. It was really easy to setup. Zygor guides detects where you have WoW installed and automatically unzips to the right folders and everything. You can launch WoW directly after it’s installed and everything runs right off. Once you have the guide up and running, it’s totally simple to follow and takes you step-by-step from one quest to the next.
Ok, lots of features here. There’s an interface that automatically detects your class for you, and puts all the info you need right there. No looking anything up in an ebook or on the web. There’s an awesome option that lets Zygor guides pick your talent points for you automatically. That means no looking through forums trying to find the right build. And if you decide to go with something else, you don’t have to let zygor guides review pick for you. There’s also a pretty cool directional arrow that’ll show you how to get to where you need to go for your quests if you don’t already know the way. Basically this gives you everything you need to level your character up in game without having to resort to online wikis, forums or other stuff that’ll take you out of the game. This is a 10/10 for me.
I like that Zygor guides saves you time and running back and forth by grouping quests together that take you to the same place, or places that are close together. This way I didn’t have to spend a lot of time traveling instead of leveling. Really shaves some time off of the leveling process if you’re trying to get your alts up to speed as fast as possible.
I only ran into one problem when I was using Zygor guides, and that’s the flight path recognition. Zygor guides doesn’t’ always know when you have a flight path or not, so sometimes it’ll suggest one that you already have. You can always skip anything that you’ve got already, but if it doesn’t recognize a lot of flight paths it can be a little annoying.
I think this is a good guide for a lot of different types of players. If you’re trying to level an alt to get into a guild, it’s great. If you’re brand new, you’ll get the most use out of it since it starts at level one. If you want to solo but not grind, it’s definitely a must have. Everything I did to level I did through quests in the Zygor guides. If you love WoW and love leveling new alts but you hate grinding, get Zygor guides. For the price, it’s totally awesome and definitely pays for itself in convenience.
Total score: 8/10.