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7-07-2008 @ 2:30AM
Well most Burning Crusade content will still be used since you still need it to level 58-68 as pointed out above. Stuff that will obviously not be used is the lvl 70 heroics, all raid instances. About 6 months after Wotlk it'll probably become harder to get instances. Instances like UBRS, Diremaul for example are pretty much never get used currently and i suspect it will be the same for a few of the lvl 70 5 man instances.In a lot of ways its just the natural order of things. Blizzard could possibly remove some trash mobs, lower bosses hp to make it easier, since changes like this would hurt no one and only help people leveling up towards wrath content.The Isle of Quel'Danas in all honesty could be changed to a 68-72 area where you could level just to avoid all the crowding which will happen on Wotlk's release. With the Isle of Quel'Danas what to do with it is really hard choice since its pretty much the first zone completely designed for lvl 70s.
7-07-2008 @ 3:54PM
One idea for keeping people interested in 5-man BC instances would be to change to BoP drops to BoE. I can envision lvl 80's still doing BC heroics in order to farm the drops and sell them on the AH for the lvl 58-68's. Changing the drops is not unprecidented either. Blizz did this to the loot from the BC World Bosses a few patches back.
7-07-2008 @ 7:46PM
In a future expansion, instead of focusing on creating a completely new zone where all of your levelling for that level cap happens in that zone, they should add levelling zones in "old world"(Vanilla / TBC) for that level cap, and the only new zones separate from the old worlds, be for end game.E.g. You level from 0-58 in Eastern Kingdoms / Kalimdor, 58-68 in Outland and if WotLK wasn't coming out and we were to use my idea, Blizzard would create levelling zones for 68-80 in both outland and Azeroth. So once you hit 70 or got close to it, you could choose to keep levelling in Outland or Azeroth. Then once you hit 80, there would be zones much like Isle of Quel'Danas where you can do dailies, a Raid etc. But much of the new content would be in the old worlds, but in some ways still be new.I mean, why do they need to make a new island, or a completely separate area when they make an expansion or increase the level cap. I mean, making NEW levelling zones for 60-80 throughout Azeroth and Outland that you could just walk into like they were Arathi Highlands, or Burning Steppes doesn't stop people from buying the expansion or dull down new content. I think people would love it.Like imagine questing through level 68 and then having the option to go to the present day Hyjal and do some levelling. You're still getting brand-new content and it does nothing to discourage people purchasing the expac, but it opens the old-world up considerably. I mean, if there were level 78 mobs in Hyjal, then you obviously aren't going to have level 58's trying to level there, they would have to go to outland to get anywhere near going there.I know it's no hope of happening now since they have already created a new COMPLETELY SEPARATE area where all of the expansion content happens, but alas, i can hope. :P
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