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4-29-2008 @ 8:17PM
More Ghost Howl, Less Mankirks wife?Seriously though, I hate the barrens. It took me like 2 months to get my troll hunter from 10-20, simply because I got so BORED.IMHO this game is rather dull until level 40, then things get interesting. After that there are multiple instances to run, (Uldaman, Zul Farrak, Stratholme, Scholomance, Sunken Temple, Blackrock Depths, and others.) all at the same time, as opposed to, when you're done with RFC, you move on to WC, then by the time you can do SFK, you're too high for WC, and by the time you're ready for Gnomer, (lolgnomer) you are almost too high for SFK.But, back to the point, I'm sure I missed many MANY quests in Barrens, but I hated that place. In fact, I'm not even taking my latest creation (BE Pally who's already level 18 without having gone past Orgrimmar) to Barrens, simply because it's too much. I don't even know which way to go there. I'll probably spend a good chunk of time in Ashenvale for my new alt, because I missed a lot of quests there in favor of Hillsbrad, and 1k needles, (Which I skipped a lot of quests for as well.)In all honesty, I never could do many quests until I got my mount. It took too long running back and forth, and actually, I ground centaur in Desolace for levels 32-40. Only way I got enough gold to afford my mount. I don't recommend doing this because when I was a total noob, (see, grinding centaur from levels 32-40) I didn't even know the zone Dustwallow Marsh existed.So what's my point in relation to your post? I hate barrens. I have nightmares about Barrens. I like Quests that drop off of mobs, but that place was too much of the same for me. If it had had a bit more change in scenery, (Say, if it had more Oasis ((Oasisis? Oasi?)) Then I would have like it much more. But if I'm going to invest my time, even if it is only a week or 2 max, at least make sure what I'm seeing is visually pretty? Because that place is UGLY.TL;DRQuests from items good.This game stinks until 40.Barrens is the worst zone ever. (Tied with Desolace.)
4-29-2008 @ 9:04PM
just so you know WC is just a wee bit higher then SFK. WC is 19-23 and SFK is 19-21. but both allow you in at 15 or so.
4-29-2008 @ 9:16PM
Are you sure? Hmm... I thought...Meh, I don't do the lowbie dungeons anyways... My addon said that WC was low than it, lfg won't let me in (for SFK) until level 17, and will let me in the queue for WC at like 14 or so...I'm sorry, thank you for correcting me. I still consider this game rather dull until level 40... But that's just my opinion. SFK is a bit easy to miss. I didn't even know about it first time through until mid 30s.. And I leveled in the UC zones.In my opinion the first 40 levels are just there to teach you how to play your class. And the game gets much better at 40.(I'm still pretty sure SFK is higher than WC, but looking back you're right, you do get in at very close times.)
4-30-2008 @ 6:32AM
I can see why grinding 8 levels in Desolace is boring, but if you should do a powerleveling guide (like on wow-pro.com) and do more zones, then you only need to spend 1-2 lvls on places like Desolace.As for Alliance, I can say that 1-30 is great (like Elwynn/Westfall/Duskwood especially IMO). 30-45 is more of a stretch because of Stranglethorn Vale, the zone is ok, but you end up visiting there repeatedly due to the large lvl range.If the discovery-type quests were implemented more widely, this would be good for exploration 1st time on your main, but not for doing alts.
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