Dugi Guides™ http://www.ultimatewowguide.com WoW Leveling Guides, Dailies, Events, Profession, Loremaster, Achievement, Dungeon Guides Mist of Pandaria Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:52:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Bonus Objectives in Draenor (Are they worth doing?)http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/bonus-objectives-in-draenor-are-they-worth-doing/7789/ http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/bonus-objectives-in-draenor-are-they-worth-doing/7789/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:46:39 +0000 http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/?p=7789 Hi everyone, this is  quick post to talk about the new Bonus Objective quest which appears in the new level 90 – 100 zones (Dreanor).
Bonus Objectives icons will show up on your map like this….

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and these quest will automatically appear in your objective tracker when your character is within the area.

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Bonus Objectives are not required for you to complete to progress the zone but I do recommend doing them because…

  • You can complete them a long side of regular quests.
  • Bonus Objectives typically worth 3 – 5 times more XP and Gold than your regular quests.
  • You can get an achievement for completing all the Bonus Objectives in the zone and all of Draenor.

The extra XP definitely makes them worth doing but it does come with some draw backs…

  • It can be a bit “grindy” and will take you a bit longer to complete than your reqular quests.
  • Some of them is hard to reach (without flying mount), difficult to complete and not worth your time.

But if you’re good at rounding up the npcs and kill them quickly then you will receive big XP bonus for leveling without slowing you down much.

Going out your way to complete the Bonus Objectives early will often be a mistake because you should complete them at the right time with regular quests.

We got you covered with this because in our new Warlords of Dreanor90 – 100 leveling guide update, there will be steps that will recommend the best time complete the Bonus Objectives because it is best when you’re in the area and also able to complete multiple quests at the same time

We are on track with our Warlords of Dreanor leveling guides updates and it will be available the moment the expansion goes live.

Click here to sign up for Dugi Guides

Hope you enjoy this post
-Dugi

 

 

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Best Race & Class Combo for Leveling in Warlords of Draenorhttp://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/best-race-class-combo-for-warlords-of-draenor-leveling/7761/ http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/best-race-class-combo-for-warlords-of-draenor-leveling/7761/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:53:31 +0000 http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/?p=7761 I often get this question from new users that have just started and want to get a max level character as soon as possible.

What is the best / fastest / easiest Race & Class combo in for Leveling in World of Warcraft?

After years of playing and leveling dozen of characters and creating leveling guides, my answer will always be…

Night Elf, Hunter

The Night Elf racial ability provide the most important abilites…

Quickness provides 2% chance to dodge and 2% faster movement speed both extremely helpful and Night Elf is the only race with a movement speed bonus which will help a lot for leveling. In the latest expansion you can stack movement speed bonus from gears and enchants.

Shadowmeld. This is perhaps the best leveling ability because of a couple of reasons:

  1. It will instantly remove you from combat.
    Don’t you hate it when you complete your quest and you just want to mount up and turn in your quest but you keep drawing agro from creatures in the area keeping you in combat until you kill them.  With Shadowmeld you can simply use it and it will instantly remove you from combat, mount up and be on your way.
  2. You can AFK safely anywhere in the game without logging out.
    Don’t you hate going AFK for a moment only to come to a dead character because you got killed by a creature or worse, other players. With Shadowmeld creatures and players won’t be able to find you (hopefully) when you’re AFK.

If you die often. A Night Elf will become a Wisp Spirit  which is extremely handy because you can run back to your corpse 75% faster. I found this surprisingly useful while leveling 90-100 in Warlords of Dreanor beta because leveling with the boosted level 90 gear is actually pretty hard to solo due to deadly creatures and group quests. I really think Blizzard intentionally made leveling more challenging for this expansion.

ClassIcon_HunterHunter is the class of choice for leveling because it is very easy for new players to pick up. It is also easy to stay alive as a hunter because you’re able to attack from a distance and you have a pet that can tank for you which will allow you easily solo elites / rares and complete group quests on your own.

Feign Death is also great ability to avoid deaths and it’s on a short cooldown.

A Warlock can also play similarly to a hunter because of their range attack and pet. But Warlocks are much more complicated to play and as a cloth armor class they are soft and can die quickly depending on the talent spec you choose.

See this screenshot that even Blizzard agree Hunters are good for Leveling and Soloing :)

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That’s it! hope you enjoyed this newsletter and have safe travels in Azeroth

-Dugi

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Warlords of Draenor Leveling Tiphttp://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/warlords-of-draenor-leveling-tip/7716/ http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/warlords-of-draenor-leveling-tip/7716/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 04:52:04 +0000 http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/?p=7716 If I had to give you one tip in for leveling in the new Dreanor 90 – 100 zones then this is it.

Before the expansion comes make sure you get yourself a Water Strider mount. This is a mount that you can purchase in Pandaria from The Anglers faction.

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What’s special about the Water Strider mount is that it can walk on water which is fantastic especially if you’re not a Shaman (they can use Water Walking) or a Death Knight (Path of Frost)

In Warlords of Draenor you won’t be able to fly with your flying mounts and to make things worse Draenor zones have lots of…

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Rivers

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& Lakes

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Everywhere…

Many of the water areas in Draenor are deep and will slow you down when you’re forced to swim across frequently.

But I can easily move across using the Water Strider mount which really boosted my leveling times in the beta because

You will need to earn exalted reputation with The Anglers before you can purchase the Water Strider mount.

You can find the complete in-game Anglers guide in the Pandaria dailies section of our guides.

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If you don’t have our complete Pandaria guides you can now get the complete set of Dugi In-Game guides for as low as $6.99 / month.

Click here to purchase Dugi Guides and be prepared for Warlords of Draenor

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Top 10 Quick Tips When Using Dugi Guideshttp://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/top-10-quick-tips-when-using-dugi-guides/7683/ http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/top-10-quick-tips-when-using-dugi-guides/7683/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:13:16 +0000 http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/?p=7683 While Dugi Addon is very easy to use there are still some features that our users often missed or don’t understand exactly how they work.

This post is our top 10 most asked questions that we noticed the past few weeks and I have also included some additional tips for hidden DG features that you might not be aware about.

I hope these quick tips will help you enjoy our guides even more :)

 

Top 10 Quick Tips

1. It’s important that to know that Dugi Guides comes in 3 different modes and you can switch it left clicking on the DG icon.

Gold Mode:  This is the mode offers both the in-game guides and addon features. Make sure the DG icon is gold when you want to use the in-game guides.

Silver Mode: This mode will allow you to unload the guides (saving memory) and still allow you to use some of DG’s best features such as the Waypoint & Taxi systems, Gear Advisors, Auto quest accept and more.

Copper Mode: This will turn off DG completely without unloading it from your addons selection. eg This is handy if you need to switch it off while doing PVP then you can turn it back on when you need it without logging out.

Note: A Silver Mode only version is available from Curse.com. Set Dugi addon on ignore on your Curse.com addon installer if you use it or else it will install the the Silver Mode only version and only use Dugi installer to update the addon.

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2. You can  Show or Hide the Model Viewer by clicking on the yellow button on the top right corner of the Small Frame.

If you want to remove the Model Viewer permanently you can do so by going to the Settings > Memory and untick ‘Model Viewer Database’.  This will unload all the data for the Model Viewer and the addon will also run with less memory.

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3. The Target Button will always match with the NPCs displayed in the model viewer.

If multiple NPCs exist in the Model Viewer you can choose which NPC you want to display and target using the arrow buttons in the Model Viewer.

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4. You can Keybind the Target Button and Item Button by going to the WoW Game Menu > Keybinding and scroll all the way down to the bottom and you will find the keybinding options for Dugi Guides.

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5. The Green or Yellow arrows that appears in your quest reward select comes from our Gear Advisor feature.

Green arrow is your best upgrade option usually for your active talent spec.

Yellow arrow is your ‘runners up’ upgrade option usually for your second inactive talent spec.

The coin on the top right corner of the quest rewards indicate the highest vendor value if you just intend to sell the item.

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6. The upgrade arrows from gear advisor will also appear in your Dungeon Journal.

Very handy to help you decide which dungeon to enter for the best upgrades.

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7. You can disable the Gear Advisor feature easily by going to DG Settings > Gear Set and untick all the options and set Smart Set to ‘None’.

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8. Something you might find handy is that you can left click on the small frame and it will open Blizzard’s Quest Details for the quest if its available.

Mouse hovering over the step icon will also display the Blizzard’s quest tooltip.

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9. You may have noticed the waypoint arrow will sometime turn green for no apparent reason. This is to indicate that you are now inside the questing area for the current step.

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10. You can also create your own waypoints directly on the World Map by holding the CTRL button and Right Click on the world map. The addon will automatically create the fastest route to get to your final destinations.

You can also link additional waypoints by holding the Shift button and Right Clicking on the world map.

If you’re familiar with the TomTom addon, the /way commands will also work with DG eg “/way Nagrand 45 50″  will add a new waypoint in Nagrand at 45, 50

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And one more bonus tip… A hidden feature with DG that our users often don’t know about is the Find Nearest NPCs feature.

You can find this feature by clicking WoW’s Minimap tracking button and select ‘Find Nearest’

This is handy when you trying locate your local vendors and trainers.

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That’s it! if you have any questions about the addon and it’s features don’t hesitate to ask me in the comment section below.

-Dugi

 

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What’s New With Dugi Guides?http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/whats-new-with-dugi-guides/7644/ http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/whats-new-with-dugi-guides/7644/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:47:28 +0000 http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/?p=7644 If you have updated your guides recently, you might have already noticed the major changes that took place with Dugi Guides.

Our latest update have dramatically improved the the formatting of our guides.

Click here to Download latest Version of Dugi Guides

Check out these before and after screen shot examples..

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Example 1: All item name now includes a matching icon and correct item rarity color. And NPC names are also in a different colour.

But the biggest advantage of this new format is the automatic translations for non-english players.

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Example 2:
All item, npc, zones, spells, currency names in the description and title will now be automatically translated. Whereas before only the quest names were translated, the above example shows the automatic translation in German.

We also reworked the profession guides to provide you with a better shopping list.

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Example 3: The shopping list in the profession guides are now listed nicely with bullet points instead of listed in one line as before. Again the biggest advantage of this is that the item names will be automatically translated again.

With all these changes you will find our guides even easier to follow than ever before giving you the most powerful tool for leveling for progressing your characters in World of Warcraft.

I hope you enjoy our recent updates and as always more updates to come.

Yours Truly
-Dugi

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Boss Guides Now Availablehttp://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/bosses-guide-now-available/7504/ http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/bosses-guide-now-available/7504/#comments Sun, 11 May 2014 23:40:32 +0000 http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/?p=7504 The Boss Guides that was delayed for the NPC-Journal are now available.

Owners of the NPC-Journal should now receive the Boss guides with the latest 6.810 updates. More Boss guides will be included as we complete them.

If you don’t know what all the fuss is about here are…

Five Reasons Why You’re Going To Love The Boss Guides

1. It’s In-Game.

For the first time ever for WoW you can now get a complete Boss guides 100% in-game. You no longer have to search through poorly written wowhead comments to find the information you need.

2. The ‘Magic’ Button.

The NPC Journal button makes loading the Boss guide on the fly quick and easy. Those days of searching or scrolling through a list of guides trying to find the right guide are over.

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3. Handy tooltips

Don’t you hate it when someone mentioned an NPC name and you have no idea what they look like? Each NPC mentioned in the journal comes with a model viewer tooltip so you will always know what you’re looking for.

The boss guides is also filled with interactive hyperlinks, for spell tooltips and you can also shift click any hyper link to your chat bar.

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4. Role Specific Tabs

The role specific tabs will provide quick tips for your role if you don’t have time to read the complete strategy guide.

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5. Avoid Being That ‘Guy’ in The Group.

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Add hundreds of guides covering specific NPCs

extra_trackingThe NPC Journal Module provides the NPC Detector button that will allow you to instant load a guide in a journal format that covers…

  • 421 Mounts
  • 624 Pets
  • 101 MoP Elites
  • 59 Brawler’s Guild Bosses
  • 483 Dungeon and MoP Raid Bosses

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NPC Journal Module Now Available!http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/npc-launch3/ http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/npc-launch3/#comments Sat, 03 May 2014 23:53:30 +0000 http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/?p=7481 Get the NPC-Journal Module  today which features the new guide format that covers… 
  • 421 Mounts
  • 624 Pets 
  • 101 MoP Elites
  • 59 Brawler’s Guild Bosses
  • 483 Dungeon and MoP Raid Bosses
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MoP Children’s Week Event Guides 2014http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/mop-childrens-week-event-guides-2014/7434/ http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/mop-childrens-week-event-guides-2014/7434/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:41:59 +0000 http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/mop-childrens-week-event-guides-2014/7434/ Children’s Week begins on April 28th  to May 5th,  and we got the complete in-game guide available for you!

Simply update your Dugi Guides to 6.8001 with our installer (available in our download page below)
http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/dgmembers/

You will find the new guides in the Events tabs. This new update is jam packed with Children’s Week quest guide for Azeroth, Outland and Northrend aswell as an extra achievement guide.

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The highlight for this event are the….

Companion / Battle Pets!

You can get one pet from each chain per year. If you already have all the pets, you can get Magical Pet Biscuit from completing the quests.

Orgrimmar/Stormwind

Shattrath (Outland)

Dalaran (Northrend)

Check out Children’s Week on wowhead for more info.

Have fun!

-Dugi

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Noblegarden (Easter) Event Guide 2014http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/noblegarden-easter-event-guide-2014/7426/ http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/noblegarden-easter-event-guide-2014/7426/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:11:51 +0000 http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/noblegarden-easter-event-guide-2014/7426/ Hi everyone a friendly reminder that the WoW Noblegarden event will be live on April 21st – 28th. This is an event that celebrates the WoW version of easter.

This is a simple event and we don’t offer an in-game guide for it. The best guide is available here at wowhead.

Finding Brightly Colored Eggs can be found during the event.  Horde players can find them in Brill, Bloodhoof Village, Falconwing Square, and Razor Hill. Alliance players can find eggs in Kharanos, Goldshire, Dolanaar, and Azure Watch. Don’t forget to equip your Egg Basket to speed up collection!

All of the Noblegarden items can be found in one of the eggs, except for the Tome of Polymorph: Rabbit and Noblegarden Egg. Don’t forget to collect all of them items that you need to complete Noble Gardener if you are going for the What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been achievement!

Special rewards:

Good luck and have fun!

-Dugi

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More NPC Journal Previewhttp://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/more-npc-journal-preview/7410/ http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/blog/more-npc-journal-preview/7410/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:13:09 +0000 http://www.ultimatewowguide.com/?p=7410 You may or may not be aware that our website was down for almost 24 hours yesterday and I would like to apologize for the down time.

Normally we would notify a long downtime via email as well but even our newsletter provider aweber.com was also down and we couldn’t send out any email. The event was a massive network outage that affected a lot of websites and not just ours.

While this rarely happens, I think this is a good time to remind everybody that the best way to hear the latest news from us during a server downtime is always from our facebook page @ http://www.facebook.com/DugiGuides

With that aside our server is now back on line, without any known issue.

While I have your attention, here are some more sneak peek on our latest project the NPC Journal.

We’re working hard to get this new features and guides out soon as possible, and we’re making good progress. The NPC Journal became a much bigger project that what we originally anticipated as we kept coming up with new ideas to make it better.

These are just some screenshots which doesn’t really do much justice to how awesome we think this is… but we will explain the entire feature soon with a video presentation.

Some notable things in the screenshots are

  • The new guides options Elites, Mounts, Pets and Bosses.
  • Bosses guides will cover just about all dungeon bosses and raid boss strategy for MoP and separate tab for each role. (raid content from previous expansions won’t be covered for now)
  • New hyperlinks to add all sort of nice details to the guides. eg,
    mouse hover on a NPC name will show the NPC model in a tool tip
    mouse hover on an item or spell will display the item information.
    and more hyperlinks covering faction detail, achievement, quests.
  • Clickable waypoints in the guides.
  • All the NPCs are searchable by their name using the Search Guides feature.
  • Uncollected pets and mounts names in darker colour to easily identify between collected and uncollected from the list.

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Ok I hope you enjoy the new preview.

Yours Truly
-Dugi

PS. We’re  planning on a early release perhaps to limited number of customers so we can get some feedback and suggestions on improvements as we polish the guides, stay tuned to our newsletters :)

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