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3-13-2009 @ 11:22AM
I hardly touched WPL/EPL with my hunter, now only sitting at 74 due to a heavy workload this term, but my pally is at 60, and he's just heading to Outland now. Why? Because I was getting a taste of what endgame was like at 60. Grinding Argent Dawn rep, collecting scourgestones, doing those repeatable quests for insignias to get epic/rare items.Don't get me wrong, I only got one of those items, but imagined just for a moment what it would have been like to experience that, having played since the launch of WoW, but not consistently, or at end game until the last year.I missed out on BC endgame too. Never grinded Aldor rep, only did dailies for about a month before Wrath dropped, and got full S2 gear from battlegrounds in that time too.I'd LOVE to go back and experience endgame at 60 and 70 on a separate server, but understand the direction Blizzard is heading and also how difficult that would be to implement.I'll have to settle for soloing old 40 man raids at 80 when I get there....
3-13-2009 @ 11:37AM
I just went to Outland at 67. 67! All the content from vanilla WoW took me to just a hair over 67. I couldn't believe I had gotten that far when I finished up Silithus. I dinged 70 in Terrokar Forest. I'm 71 now and halfway to 72 having just finished up Blade's Edge Mountains with Nagrand, Netherstorm, and Shadowmoon left to plow through, plus almost all the Outland instances (I've only done Hellfire Ramparts and Blood Furnace thus far). I have no idea where I'm going to quite be before I head to Northrend. I'm guessing somewhere in 73, 74 at *most*. But I'm glad I'm doing it this way. No running back through old world sans flight at 80 trying to figure out which quests I missed for Loremaster or getting Explore achievements (done and done before 65, with ease). And it means less time being taunted without flight in Northrend after getting used to it in Outland. My only exception to Northrend content is Jewelcrafting and Cooking dailies.I can't imagine having a Vanilla-wow only server, but the one thing I'd love to see implemented is occasionally re-creating certain events in the game so that I could actually experience them (Gates of AQ, Opening of the Dark Portal) that were before my time or way too high level for me when I was playing. It's taunting to see those achievements and stumble onto the quest lines on wowhead for those knowing I can never do them and experience that excitement.
3-13-2009 @ 11:42AM
Agreed. I'd kill to see AQ opening or the portal.But 67 in Vanilla?! Crazy.Skip over outland, head there now. hahaI've done it 3 times now, and it just bores me, I try to do it as quickly and efficiently as possible. Northrend is fun though, so far.
3-13-2009 @ 12:10PM
This is exactly what our guild is doing - enjoying the game rather than rushing to the endgame. Our mains are 60-63 and we're just going into Dire Maul for the first time tonite, one for her epic pally mount qst. Is Outlands better? Probably. But If we go, we'll never have the FUN of experiencing all the Azeroth endgame content for the first time at/near level. And we know once we cross the Dark Portal, we probably won't come back.Our pan is to get to Onyxia, then we'll head to Outlands, probably @ lvl 65ish. Maybe we'll even farm for a Dungeon set, just for grins. People complain about the game not being fun. It's what you do with the game that makes it fun. Otherwise it's just kill, loot, level, repeat.I don't wish for vanilla servers, but I DO wish Blizz hadn't nerfed leveling and there was a 'stop earning xp' toggle. Nerfing Azeroth and Outlands is telling everyone still paying to enjoy the game "you're not playing our game the way we want you to." And being able to turn off xp earning would leave the 60 and 70 endgames as still viable challenges for those that WANT it. You know, those of us that enjoy playing the game, not just beating it.
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