Booster Leveling Guide from Dynasty – A Review
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Dynasty offers four add ons: A leveling guide (Booster), a talent building guide (Edge), a key bind and macros add-on (Impulse) and a gold add on (Tycoon). We have tested all these products and here is our review of one of them, Booster, the leveling guide.
There is an updated review of Edge here. Our review of the two other products, Impulse and Tycoon are from the old version and are obsolete. We are making new reviews right now.
This review is about the leveling guide 1-100, Booster.
You can download the guide through the member area. You can also download and install Dynasty’s updater program which will make sure that you always are using the most updated version of the add-ons you have bought.
The add-ons are working on Windows and on Mac, but the updater is Windows-only program (at least for now).
I have reviewed the version of Booster which was updated March 29th 2015: version 14. It is the newest version at the moment.
Lot have happened since my last review of the guide. It has been updated to Warlords of Draenor, so you can level from 1 to 100. You can level from 1-100 in two days, says Dynasty. I haven’t tried it so long so I can validate or invalidate this, but I gave it a try for some levels.
The guide doesn’t find out by itself in which zone you are and where you want to level to. When you start WoW and log into the character you want to level, you can see Booster’s start-window in the middle of the screen (yes, you can move it where you want, of course).
On the start-window, you can see the different “packs”: Classic, Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, etc. You just need to pick up what you want. I still have to figure the weird order Dynasty has put the different packs into. It is neither in a natural development’s order (start with classic, then Burning Crusade, then Lich King, etc.) nor in alphabetical order… I don’t get the logic, to be honest.
When you have chosen your area, for example “Classic”, you have to chose your level. Then you will be able to choose 1-10, 20-30, 30-40, etc.
From 1-10, you will have to choose your race to be sent to your starter area, and afterwards, you are sent to different areas.
If you already have made some of the quests, Booster will update itself, find out of where you are and send you to the quests you need to go to.
If you want to skip a quest you don’t want to do for some reason, you can click on the double-arrow on top of the window and the quest is skipped.
For some level, Booster will only give you few choices. For instance for levels 20-30, you will have the choice between Stonetalon and Ashenvale and the areas in Eastern Kingdoms are skipped.
This is not cool if you level an undead and have to go all the way to Kalimdor to quest. Hillsbrad Foothills (20-25) and Arathi Highlands (25-30) are not included… After a while, even though you are not leveling an undead or a human, you may want to see something else than Stonetalon and Ashenvale.
The guide tells you where to go, who you have eventually to speak with or what you have to do. You can see an arrow pointing you in the right direction if you are in the correct land only. So when, or if, you are in the wrong part of the world, you cannot see where to go. You are not directed to a zeppelin, a flight master, a boat or anything.
This may not mean much for those who know what is where, but may give headaches to a beginner.
The window is movable, so you can move it anywhere on your screen, so is the very visible, green arrow pointing you in the right direction.
But you cannot resize the windows, neither bigger, nor smaller. This can be annoying from time to time.
There are only few information. You get pointed in the right direction and that’s it you get no information about how the quest-giver looks like, where he stands, if he’s in a cave or on a mountain top. If you have to gather items from mobs, you are not necessarily informed on what mobs we are talking about.
All in all, a few more details about every quests or special informations about how to get there or how to do certain quests would be welcome.
Once upon a time, it was possible to click on the text of a quest from the add-on and that would open a browser and send you to this specific quest on WoWHead, where you could read details about the quest you were on.
This doesn’t seem to work anymore. So you’ll have to go to Google to find more informations.
Otherwise, you have this big green arrow (which turns orange or red if you go in the wrong direction) that gives you information of where you will find the quest-giver or the mobs, what they are called and how far you are from them.
Once you are getting there and killing things, Booster keeps an eye on what you are collecting and how many of how many you have. So you can keep track of how far you are in your quest.
There are weird buttons on the add-on. For example, the gear wheel on the top right corner of the window. You could imagine it had to do with some possibilities of set up… It doesn’t. When you click on it, it opens a blank windows.
If you need help, there is a user manual online… For the previous version of the guide. The add-on has changed a lot since this time and most of what is said in this manual is now obsolete.
But you contact support with your questions and they are pretty responsive, quick to answer and nice.
All in all, the guide has a nice user interface, it is responsive and gives good advice. It costs 37$ for an Alliance or for a Horde guide or $57 for both. It is included in the whole suite, of course.
If there were some more details, an updated user guide, a more flexible user interface and some more possibilities, I would have given it five stars. It would have been perfect. But for now, Booster has to do with four stars (which is one more than my earlier review, they have obviously worked hard on their add-on).
My rating: (4/5 stars)