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4-18-2011 @ 11:24AM
Question for the Queue!I've been feeling bored of WoW, and I'd heard good things about Rift, so I decided to give it a try. While fun, I don't really see anything so great about it. I'd like to try WoW again, but from the beginning this time. I haven't leveled an alt since before Cata, so what, in your opinion, is the best "path", I guess, to take? Race/Class recommendations are welcome, and what are the best zones in the game in terms of story?Queue readers, help me out as well!
4-18-2011 @ 11:36AM
It all comes down to personal preference. Try out a race/class combo that you haven't played before. If you've only played one faction, try out the other side. Most of the zones have changed dramatically (Arathi Highlands hasn't though, so skip it), but be aware that you may outgear a zone before you complete all of the quest chains there.It's also nice to see the new starter zones- which only takes a short amount of time.Try to read the quests and soak up the new lore, Blizz have done really well in giving each zone a progressive story which builds into a rich tapestry for the revised Old World content.
4-18-2011 @ 11:41AM
@GrothI've played every class, and done all the initial starter zone quests (I haven't gone all the way through all the starter zones). The only classes I truly don't like are rogue and warlock. I've done Westfall a lot, and I enjoy it. My main is Horde, so perhaps I'll go all the way with an Alliance toon this time. Is the Night Elf starter zone fun? If so, I'll go somewhere else once I finish, because Darkshore's no fun for me.
4-18-2011 @ 11:42AM
@AndreI'd say roll a toon of the race that most interests you. All of the starting zones have been updated or, as in the case of trolls and gnomes, completely new. From there, you can level a toon to 60 without leaving a continent. The "path" will be shown to you by breadcrumb quests and the Hero's Call boards (I think that's what they're called) in capital cities. Unlike classic WoW, where you practically needed an outside guide to help you find quests (RIP Thottbot), questing in Cata is very self-explanatory. You will be shown the way.Being in a guild also helps with making WoW less boring. I certainly wouldn't want to keep playing if there was no one to chat with.
4-18-2011 @ 11:46AM
I can't speak for the Horde side, but leveling has been streamlined to be more "Which continent do you want to see?" On the Kalimdoor side, the quests that lead you into Stonetalon (and all of Stonetalon) are something that just has to be seen. Southern Barrens has gotten an interesting revamp of sorts, and you get to see how the Worgen druids have been getting along with the Night Elves. On Eastern Kingdoms, you have Westfall which now has a little CSI feel to it. There's the big happenings in Western Plaguelands as well between the humans and forsaken. And you can actually go from 1-60 on a single continent now without feeling bored to tears by it, which is nice. If you do want to switch back and forth, the key spots to hit seem to be: Stonetalon, Westfall, Western Plaguelands, Southern Barrens. Thousand Needles is a completely different experience now as well, although those are I think the big four places that really show off how far Blizz has come integrating story into questing.
4-18-2011 @ 11:51AM
@ShinaeThanks for the help.It's really that easy now? I've leveled a Goblin and Worgen through to about level 20, and I like both their starting zones. If I were to go Alliance, what zones outside the starting zones do you recommend? Unless you're Horde. If so, which Horde zones?I really like Trolls and Worgen, so maybe I'll make a druid; I haven't played one in years. Does anybody know if druids are fun nowadays?
4-18-2011 @ 11:55AM
@KolenkaAlliance have quests in Stonetalon now? O.OI've heard good things about the Plaguelands nowadays, so maybe I'll go the Eastern Kingdoms route. Is each continent one progressive story? Will it make sense if I quest a bit in Kalimdor and then jump into Eastern Kingdoms?
4-18-2011 @ 1:24PM
Roll Horde and play through Silverpine Forest and Hillsbrad Foothills. Stonetalon Mountains are really great too. I luved Thousand Needles too. On Eastern Kingdoms, Eastern Plaguelands is insanely fun, Badlands has incredible quests and lots of fun. Luved Searing Gorge and Burning Stepes too. You need more than one toon to go through all those zones though, but they are really worth it. Try everything!! I've never had so much fun leveling alts. It's just that good.
4-18-2011 @ 3:26PM
i thoroughly enjoyed the undead questline up to lvl 30. i never had an undead prior to cata, but am told it was not nearly as good before.
4-18-2011 @ 8:50PM
In terms of story quality, from my experience the absolute best leveling path for lower levels is Tirisfal Glades -> Silverpine Forest -> Hillsbrad Foothills.Arathi Highlands and the Hinterlands are largely unchanged, but with heirlooms and a run through Shadowfang Keep for your level 20 class quest you can blast through them completely and almost jump straight into Western Plaguelands -> Eastern Plaguelands, which are also excellent. From there you'll be directed to Badlands -> Swamp of Sorrows -> Blasted Lands -> Outland.Azshara and Stonetalon are also good for Horde. I haven't done Southern Barrens or the rest of Kalimdor yet, but I hear good things.For Alliance, Darkshore and Westfall are pretty nice, and Redridge Mountains is quite fun.
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