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9-23-2010 @ 6:08PM
eeeeep! Quest helper has caused no end of errors for me in the past. I enjoyed it when it worked, but there was a period of several months where if I had it on, I couldn't log in to Dalaran. It slowed my game significantly. With the new in game quest tracker, I really see no reason to download this one, except possibly to see who else is on a quest with you.
9-23-2010 @ 7:46PM
I'll agree there- I used questhelper for a long while, but it's huge resource consumption and constant errors made it far more trouble then it was worth for me.
9-23-2010 @ 10:06PM
Personally, I'm a big fan of Carbonite. It's a bit heavy and heavy handed, but once you get used to it, it's really really nice.
9-23-2010 @ 11:35PM
I don't think I'll go back to QuestHelper. Resource hog, and I don't find their recommended routes at all helpful. Carbonite is slightly better and when you essentially turn off everything (such as their revised map, mini map, and joining channels it creates automatically) it can be useful
9-23-2010 @ 11:41PM
Questhelper was never a problem on the resource end of things for me. But as was mentioned above, once the ingame tracker came along, I just don't see the need for it anymore.Maybe if your very new to leveling, but thats not what we're discussing here. We're discussing leveling alts. Which means we've been through these areas not once, not twice, but probably a dozen times or so with all the toons we've played.And I don't know about you guys, but after years of looking through Jame's guides and using Questhelper, I pretty much know the fastest way through these zones.Questhelper, or anything like it, just isn't needed anymore imo...
9-24-2010 @ 2:20AM
I used QuestHelper for a while, but dumped it for TourGuide and never looked back. They aren't really very similar; TourGuide has in-game guides to follow (with TomTom coordinates) rather than simply marking spots on your map like the default UI and QuestHelper do. The plus of using guides is that they often are written to help you avoid things like killing mobs for one quest only to have to go back and kill the SAME mobs for the next step in a different quest. As Matt says, TourGuide, TomTom, and Lightheaded are an amazing trio. TomTom also works particularly well with the map addon Mapster. If you're a fan of Jame's guides, most of them have been written for TourGuide, although they're a bit out of date at this point, and I have no idea if he's going to write any for Cataclysm.
9-24-2010 @ 7:05AM
Not only is it more obsolete now, on the PTR you get an arrow to your quest on your minimap and you can see if your party members are on your quest, so super obsolete
9-24-2010 @ 4:46PM
agreed on the resource issue, although it's not the worst at this.. auctioneer, and lightheaded are also pretty impressive. :-)as for errors.. maybe try keeping it up to date. never seen an issue here, and i use A LOT of addons.
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