Ramming Forward (Levels 35-40): Brian Kopps' 1-70 Alliance Leveling Guide

Current Level: 40
Time to reach current level: 3 days, 1 hour, 29 minutes, 45 seconds
Deaths: 34 (22 due to ganking)

Things are definitely starting to slow down, but there are a few things that you can do that will make leveling less frustrating.

1) Again, you will be in STV for a portion of your leveling. This is where the majority of my ganking deaths occur. If you are easily frustrated by gankers, you may want to play at a less populated time. So if you were to play on a full server like Illidan, you may want to avoid playing during the weekday hours of 5 PM - 12 AM and on weekends.

2) If you are suffering from burn-out, then you may want to switch things up by leisurely playing another character. This way you don't feel like you are doing the same things over and over again.

3) For the "Reagents for Reclaimers Inc, Part 2" quest in Desolace, you need to gather 7 Scorpashi Venom and 3 Aged Kodo Hide. This quest alone took at least an hour or two for me, which is why I feel that Kopps could have done a better job helping you finish the quest as fast as possible. His instructions are to kill any scorpions on sight while traveling, because of a low drop rate. And if you reached a certain point without getting enough Scorpashi Venom, he tells you to kill scorpions in a specific area until you are done. The latter part is where I am the most disappointed with Brian. The area he tells you to kill scorpions is at the NW of the Kodo Graveyard. I found that this area only spawns 2 scorpions max and is difficult to navigate through because of the high mob density of the area. This leads me to expand the area I covered so I can kill 1-2 more scorpions. Not only is there very little scorpions to kill in this area, but the drop rates in this area are a mere 8% (according to Allakazam). This is what I would recommend you do for this quest.

As you are going through Desolace, you are going to be within the blue areas a lot. While you are within the blue zones, you should run out of your way to find scorpions and still be heading toward your final destination. Also, the scorpions within the blue area spawn more and have a higher drop rate of 15%. If worse comes to worse, you will be at the same scenario as I was except with a lot more Scorpashi Venom. I found that if I ran the route shown in red, I would find more scorpions which would increase my chances and time in getting the venom. You will notice that I have two different routes at the top, one cutting through and one going around. Once in a while, I would cut through in hopes of saving time but I would increase my chances of dying dramatically because of how many mobs are around. Notice that if you focus on getting the venom earlier on, you double your chances of getting one and you will avoid all the trouble that I had to go through near the end.

3) Several levels later, you will find yourself in Arathi Highlands doing "Deep Sea Salvage." These are one of those quests where you go somewhere to retrieve something important for the quest giver. Even though these quests are easy, they can be frustrating when you can't find what you are looking for. Things get interesting since you are going to be underwater while trying to find cleverly masked documents in a dark ship. If you are not a Warlock or a Shaman with underwater breathing abilities, I would recommend that you buy some Elixir of Water Breathing at the AH when you are in IF getting new skills. The pictures below should help you on your quest.
Maiden's Folly Chart

Maiden's Folly Log

Spirit of Silverpine Chart

Spirit of Silverpine Log

Up Next... Are We There Yet? (Levels 40-45)

You may find more tips and suggestions on my previous posts:
Levels 30-35
Levels 25-30
Levels 21-25
Levels 11-20
Levels 1-10

My Current Talent Tree as of Level 40

My System Specs

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