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2-07-2011 @ 4:02PM
@Sam This isn't a bug per se but a game play issue. In cata the difficulty is increased across the board. Just like the jump from 58 to outlands was hard, and 68 to northrend was hard. My warrior just went through all of that. In each case the entry level stuff was really challenging; mobs hit like a truck and so forth. One thing to think about is that you can level professions first and get a few pieces of gear (or buy some off the AH), its a massive upgrade from mid 70s greens to a 80 cata green (which is about T9/T10 equiv).
2-07-2011 @ 10:39PM
The devs specifically stated they didn't want 78s questing in the new zones because it would be wayyy too hard for them and they'd be constantly ganked...which is exactly what happened to my level 80 worgen anyway. They didn't want to make it too easy for 80s--meaning 80s in ICC gear--so they made it insanely difficult for anyone who wasn't decked out in purples.Eventually, after a dozen or so corpse runs, I started to get enough i272 gear so I could finally survive the encounters and start to fight back.My point was that the devs either forgot or ignored the possibility that not everyone going into these new zones would be able to withstand the onslaught--the 90% xp penalty kept us from even bothering with Wrath heroics, so we went right in wearing Wrath blues and got our butts handed to us.Sounds like failure by design, if you ask me.
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