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Purchasing and Downloading
Like most World of Warcraft Horde guides out there, you have to spend the money to get the guide. (Because let's face it, usually the “free” guides will mess you up more than help.) So, when I set out to review some of the hottest selling World of Warcraft guides out there, I had to try out Team iDemise's as theirs is said to be in an addon that is used in game, instead of having to print out a long document and try to keep your place. I have to say – that intrigued me. So, I headed over to their site, www.teamidemise.com, and purchased their Horde leveling guide because I am a loyal Horde member. (Nothing against the Alliance – just like to be the bad girl.)
While the guide was a bit expensive ($47), I went ahead and hit purchase and headed into the members are to download my new Horde guide. Purchasing it was super easy. They use Clickbank, and I didn't have to go through a ton of different pages of information, nor did I have any problems at all with purchasing the guide either.
Once my purchase was done, I headed into the members area where I was allowed to see my purchase and download it. Here is the cool thing about their download: not only is it in a zip file that you can easily download into your WoW folders, they also have installation videos that you can watch to help anyone who may not be as computer literate as others. The video was excellent, great sound quality, great graphics, and extremely easy to understand. This is such a plus in my book as I have reviewed several guides here lately that were, well, let's say less than easy to download and open.
Now, with their guide, they also recommend that you download the addon TomTom, which I also did. They give you a great link to down load it from and boom, you are done and ready to rock and roll. So, for this area of my review – Team iDemise gets a glowing 5 out of 5 from me as this was the easiest purchase and install out of any of the Horde guides I've seen.
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Using the Guide
Well, this is not your normal guide. You don't get a two-hundred page PDF that you have to print out and hope that you can keep your place. These geniuses have placed their entire guide into an addon that you simply unzip into your Addons folder in your WoW gaming folder. This could not be more awesome I thought. But, I was wrong.
Once I got in game and started to play with the addon, as shown in their installation video, I was completely amazed at how easy this guide is to use. On their site, they tout their guides as the “World's Easiest Leveling Guide”, and they are right. For each area (from level 1-70), you have a drop down menu that will allow you to choose your leveling range, and the specific area of the game that you are in – no matter what race you choose. Then, your leveling guide addon will kick into gear. When it does, you will have a small window at the bottom of your screen (that you can move anywhere or make as opaque as you'd like), that will give you step by step directions through their guide, complete with coordinates on where you are and where you need to go.
Ok – ready for the really cool part? Here it is: this addon adds a special map mod that locates each area on your map (whether you've been there or not) and puts a special symbol where you need to go to complete your quests. It also puts a “?” where you need to turn it in and so on. You can mouse over any of the symbols and a pop up will appear that will tell you all about that symbol (such as which quest it is for, what you'll find there, and so on). You can also click on any symbol and another pop up will appear that will give you more detailed information.
In my opinion, this could NOT be any cooler. So, for the ease of use and the sweet addons that you'll gain to help you through the whole game – I also give this part of the guide a 5 out of 5 as well.
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In The Next Part
The next part of this WoW leveling guide review will go through an actual in-game use and how well the guide performed for me. So, you need to make sure that you read the next part, as it will amaze you as the guide amazed me.
The two parts of this review will take you through the different areas of the guide, such as installation and useage, and let you know exactly what a hard core gamer thinks of Team iDemise's Horde leveling guide.