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9-22-2011 @ 11:05AM
Say, I'm a lazy fella and instead of cracking open a spreadsheet and doing the math I would rather ask the community what should I level up on?Me & my wife, lvl60 Gnome Warrior (Protection) & Warlock (Destruction) have been doing dungeons all the time from 35 to 58. But we recently got into questing again.Say we didn't mind doing either, which would you go with?Pros & Cons to both btw (we both mine will questing, but we get rep for functions with dungeons).
9-22-2011 @ 11:13AM
You're entering the world of Burning Crusade dungeons, aka the World of LolDKs. Unless Hellfire Penninsula makes you want to stab your eyes out with a fork, stick to questing.
9-22-2011 @ 11:21AM
You're level 58, which means outland, which means you get faction rep only with the dungeon you're in, not with a tabard. I love Outland, and when I get there I like to do each of the dungeons at least once, but I love to quest in between. My favorite zones are Zangarmarsh, Nagrand, and Netherstorm, as they provide the greatest sense of "alien planet" in much of the game. Also, if you're an achievement hunter I'd make sure to get hills like white elekk and the Ring of Blood in Nagrand. Just my $.02
Heh, that's true. I don't know if the situation has improved since Wrath but we've already done the two free levels TBC leveling content has to offer. So we might just stick with it for a little longer.
9-22-2011 @ 11:55AM
Eh, I recently dungeoned my way through BC and I didn't have any issue with loldks. I did in Wrath for sure, but leveling my latest alt up through there I only had maybe one a group and less as I went along through BC. Nothing like my experiences in wrath where I would come in as a healer and find 4 DKs waiting for me.I think the DK shine has worn off a bit and it's much safer to venture into BC queues.Admittedly though I always have to make a stop in Nagrand to quest a while because I love that zone so much.
9-22-2011 @ 12:12PM
Nina is right, although since you're a prot. warrior you can tank, so it won't be as much of a problem for you. The problem is that every death knight gets to Outland and thinks he can tank.I once ran an Outland dungeon as a DPS with a Death Knight tank. After he couldn't hold aggro, I inspected him and saw he had taken no tanking talents whatsoever. After he yelled at me for pulling aggro (using only my judgement and auto-attack--and believe me I checked a hundred times to make sure I didn't have Righteous Fury on), I told him he might want to pick up some tanking talents, to which he replied that death knights can tank in any spec.
9-22-2011 @ 12:27PM
Sounds like the total opposite to what I came across in Stratholme: Servant's Entrance.Once in Dungeon Finder, a full heirlooms tank came in as DPS, after a few seconds he said "well, I have DPS spec but no DPS gear", after a mob he left. I'd have no problem letting him tank but I had no DPS spec at the time and I certainly don't know how to DPS as a warrior.Funny how dungeon finder works, you end up with people dual specing and having no idea that one day they may be expected to use that other spec.
9-22-2011 @ 1:01PM
I have to agree with the comments of LOLdks. And even as a tank, you'll run into headaches. I recently leveled a Prot Paladin and ran a bunch of BC dungeons once I got to the level and I had to roll against DK's for almost every piece of tanking gear. One time I lost the roll for tank gear twice in the same dungeon to a DK who was DPS. I also saw alot where DKs will pull a mob or two away from the group and tank it themselves and get pissy when I grab the aggro back. I never ran into these problems with fellow pallys or warriors, I dunno what it is about DKs. I would write this off as me just having a bad experience, except last year I rolled a prot warrior and had the same experience with DKs. There are some good DKs, I've raided with a couple, but they're overshadowed by the jerks.
9-22-2011 @ 1:02PM
For your question, I managed to only quest through 2 zones in outland leveling my latest alt. I did helfire and part of zangermarsh. Its all worth seeing, if you never have, but I also used the dungeon finder because I like the outland instances.As for the dual specced folks that zone in as said 'other spec' and not being prepared, I see the opposite opposite of that. In that I see tanks that zone in, I've seen tanks that come in and have issues with trash pulls or say the trash pulls go fine but the boss fight is tricky. The finger pointing starts the first time someone dies. Tank points at the healer (wtf dude!), healer points to the dps (where's your 40k! l2p!) and the dps give the o.O face (uhm we're TRYING but tank forgot to keep threat and I got eaten). A few pulls and lots of bitching later, tank says, hey i'm tryin but I usually dps. Then *I* have the >.< face like geez dude WHY queue as somethin you don't do. This happened throughout leveling, not just in Cata dungeons, but I have seen it a lot more in the catas.Makes me glad I haven't been actively healing. I'm a shadow priest, dual specced disc. I'm mostly dps, I heal for guild runs because one of my guildies leveled a tank and the insta-queues having both a tank and a healer were just too good to pass up. I've enjoyed leveling healers in the past, I hadn't intended for this priest to heal, but I don't mind. I like playing a utility class because I can be helpful if the healer goes down. Good luck with whatever you choose :)
9-22-2011 @ 2:30PM
I'd say stick to questing for the most part, they definitely give better exp than dungeons once you run out of rest, but try to focus on quest lines that will get you dungeon quests; then you can queue for a dungeon and get some bonus rewards out of it.On the subject of lolDKs, as I main a Death Knight myself, I have to admit that there are many idiots out there who are drunk on their own power. Though their numbers thin out as you rise through the levels and become a minority at the level cap, the 58-70 level range is filled with DKs who are seemingly brainless. This is partially due to the fact that newly-created DKs start at a high level; for someone who mains, say, a ranged DPS, healer or agility-DPS, the prospect of being able to try out a high-level plate-wearer, having strong soloing capabilities and being able to try out tanking is much more inviting than having to level a Warrior or Paladin from scratch. Others are just new players who rush their way up to 55 so they can play the "bad guy" class and REALLY start playing.I ran into an example of this the other day when playing my Hunter alt: a goblin DK who was gripping mobs away from the tank, using random attacks and generally making a fool of himself. When the healer asked if he knew what he was doing, he responded "Not really. Never played a melee before, pretty much just playing this by ear."Yeah, the lolDKs are annoying, but don't let them occupy your entire impression of the class, and try to remember that their poor behavior probably isn't intentional; most of them just don't know any better.
9-22-2011 @ 3:18PM
I've always liked combining questing with dungeons... like the questlines that take you into the dungeons. I've only ever done horde, so I know that the first outland dungeon gives you some pretty cool quest rewards if you do all the Thrallmar quests... if there is something similar for alliance, I'd go with that.And when you get to the appropriate level, do all the shattrath and auchindoun quests so you can head into the 5-mans over there doing some quests too.
9-22-2011 @ 6:41PM
I always recommend that if you're going to take an off spec, you should keep an eye out for gear for the spec. If you don't really want to USE the spec, you don't have to. But if you don't get the gear, you won't be able to when push comes to shove.As well, it's a lot easier to get started learning a new spec if you've already collected a set of gear that will let you pretend you know what you're doing. PvP gear may be some small help towards collecting minimally useful gear.
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