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5-17-2009 @ 4:17PM
Level 80 in 5 months? Is that fast or am I just slow?
5-17-2009 @ 4:29PM
Slow.I'm pretty sure with all the buffs to EXP gain, that reaching level 80 should be doable without much effort within 2 months.
5-17-2009 @ 4:43PM
I got to 80 in 3 months, without the recruit-a-friend bonus..
5-17-2009 @ 5:13PM
I'm 77, and seriously started playing in January. Between real life obligations (college and such) I couldn't imagine reaching 80 in two months.
5-17-2009 @ 5:32PM
There's no standard for speed...you reach 80 when you reach it. The important thing is that you don't make it a priority over the other things in your life, and have fun playing the game and getting there, otherwise it's easy to get burned out.
5-17-2009 @ 5:39PM
It's all relative, those of us with jobs and families and other commitments will always level "Slow", but often because we don't have as much playtime we don't waste our in game time and hit cap in a relatively low /played time.
5-17-2009 @ 6:51PM
I started playing in the beginning of January this year and my first character hit 80 today.
5-17-2009 @ 6:54PM
Time to level in terms of months is pretty meaningless. There are players who put in 16 hours a day, and there are players who put in a couple of hours a week.Time /played at 80 is a reasonable basis for comparison.
5-17-2009 @ 7:20PM
I started up a paladin in Feburary, and he's currently 76, and that's being squeezed into the free time I have between raiding 4 nights a week and running two other alts in dedicated groups once a week each.Depending on your class and spec, you can fairly rip through the first sixty levels in the time you can blink. (Of course, it's hard to make that kind of speed if you're doing it for the first time, because you don't know where the stuff you need to do is from having it done it a half-dozen times before.
5-17-2009 @ 8:54PM
Levelling to 80 is relative to what you can do, your jobs, your life and your experience in mmorpgs, the type of server you are on etc. I levelled myself to 80 in 2 months, and that is slow by the standards of many friends i know. yet my other friend took a grand long 2 years to hit even 70. :D
5-17-2009 @ 9:51PM
I started at the end of October, and reached 80 in March. My friend was pushing me to go faster, but I kept wanting to slow down and read the quests, etc. I find myself going back to finish Loremaster and a bunch of other non-endgame stuff now, and I'm losing much of my desire to go raiding seriously (unless it's BC stuff, which almost never happens on my server). So, to me, the answer is, yes you can certainly go faster (you can do it in 2 weeks or less, if you really have the time and inclination) but why? There's tons of storylines and other content there if you're willing to take the time.
5-17-2009 @ 10:00PM
Oh, I forgot to mention: My friend who got me into the game and pushed me to go faster, because, as he said, Blizzard only cares about endgame any more and that's where everyone else is? He quit a couple weeks ago, burnt out. He mailed me everything that wasn't nailed down on his main and alt, and instead of holding a fire sale to pay for fast flying on my main, I made bigger bags for my alts and filled their guild bank, planning ahead for another alt who could take advantage of the windfall :)
5-17-2009 @ 11:17PM
It depends on how much you play, how well you know the content, how much help you have available to you, and just how much you want to focus on grinding levels as fast as possible over everything else. My last 80 took about 12 days /played, completely solo, to ding 80 from level 1. But that's because I know Azeroth and Outland inside and out and know where to find quest givers and which quests to take and which quests to skip based on how quick and XP efficient they are, I use Quest Helper to further help optimize my questing, I don't bother with trades until I hit 80, I don't bother with leveling instances, I have plenty of gold saved from months of having 5 alts burn through Shattered Sun Dailys to finance buying things like green hills pages and gear upgrades, and basically I just focus on burning through levels as fast as possible without taking a breath to do anything else. And if I had someone with an 80 run me through instances and powerlevel me, or used heirloom shoulders, or RAF, or any of a number of things to help power level I could easily shave several more days off. It all just depends on how much time you put in and how you want to spend it.
5-18-2009 @ 11:25AM
I think it took me about 4 months to do 1-70 back when I levelled my first character during the burning crusade. It took me 1 month to do 70-80 when WoTLK came out, but I was doing a very demanding postgrad course at the time and I didn't have lots of spare time for playing WoW.5 months to do 1-80 doesn't seem very fast at all to me, especially considering the recent buffs to levelling speed. It sounds to me that this guy took his time and levelled at a reasonably casual pace, which in my opinion is the best way to do it on your first character.
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