December 9, 2010 10 Comments
I’m happy to report that I’m steadily chugging along with the leveling game when I can, and I’m about to hit 82 myself. There’s a few people in the guild that have done the take a few days off work / I’m in college and can stay up indefinitely to get to 85, but that’s not an option for me at the moment. Sam will likely be 85 this weekend and I’m totally ok with that. Then comes the whole gearing process.
I’ve also got a plan to get the rest of my alts to 85 before February by leveling each of them one level at a time so that I never run out of rest experience. Why spend the time to do that? Every profession at 525. That’s why. It saves a ton of money to craft things yourself, and also, you can make a good deal of money if you want.
Anyway, my first impressions are largely positive. While I didn’t expect (or want) Blizzard to completely remake WoW as a brand new game, they sure have given it a heck of a make-over. I spent the few week leveling my Bank Alt Warrior from level 25 to level 72. I got a good sampling of the changes to the old world, and again, found the changes to generally range from good to great. In the last two days, I’ve noticed more of the same in the two starting zones.
Really my only complaint so far would be realm specific. On my (PvP) server, my faction is outnumbered somewhere between 5 to 1 and 10 to 1. Needless to say, I spent most of the first day leveling Archeology and running dungeons, because questing, even stealthily, wasn’t possible. It wasn’t as bad yesterday, but I spent a good deal of time playing Mr. Sneaky Sneak. This is going to sound like an exaggeration, but it’s not; it was very disorienting to be the one Alliance Player surrounded by forty or so Horde upon landing in Hyjal.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about world PvP. I actually enjoy it. What I’m upset about is the non-response we’re getting from Blizzard about at least attempting to keep some balance between the populations on PvP servers. Sure, I could server transfer, but that’s expensive for me and my guild, and would probably be the deathblow to the server, as we’re one of the last remaining larger, stable guilds on our side of the server. Blizzard has already commented on the topic, saying that’s just PvP, but to be honest it’s not. In our case, it’s more of PvR, or Player versus Raid. It will be interesting to see if it’s still an issue in a month.
Anyway, the Horde won’t keep my from 85, and I’ll be there soon enough. My Assassination spec is doing ridiculous damage in instances and the Combat spec is leveling with efficiency. I am Curious how everyone else’s leveling is going, so pop a comment if you desire.