Apr 13th 2006 10:00AM I've recently had the same experience. I finally convinced a long time EQ/EQ2 buddy to make the switch. It's funny cause he swore off WOW for a long time, but he hit level 9 his first day playing. I had an Alt that was at level 17, in the time we've been playing together over the past week, his character is now up to lvl 18 and I am only at 19! It's been a lot of fun showing him around, but I am afraid we are powerleveling his guy too fast and he will miss out on the content of the game.
Alot of his questions are around the game interface, like using chat, the vendor interface, and the emotes.
Otherwise, it's been pretty easy for him.
Apr 11th 2006 9:19AM If you want to keep playing at level 60 guild politics are going to be a part of your life. While I have heard of pick up groups for Molten Core, I doubt they have much success.
Besides haveing great guild officers, the size of the guild is a major factor. Everything seems to be ok up to a certain size. I think 70 or 80 is about right. That way you can have a few events per day for different time zones and still fill them.
Mar 27th 2006 2:52PM I agree with the Horde PVP comments. I played a Troll Rogue up to 60 and re-rolled a Dwarf Priest cause you just can't find a group on the Horde side. Horde seems to be much more focused on PVP and Alliance is much easier to do PVE.
My experience playing over the past year and half.
Troll Rogue 60
Dwarf Priest 60
NE Hunter 55
Human Lock 26
Human Warrior 18
Tauren Druid 18
Mar 27th 2006 9:53AM PVP? Ha. I gave that up long ago. While I agree that it gets your heart pounding, for me, it's a waste of time. Unless you have a group, a strategy, and a lot of time you may never be able to get the good rewards.
And that is the reason you lose - because people don't group and work together. Blizzard designed the WOW to work that way, the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts. This is how the "mature" players, whose reflexes aren't as good can always school the 14 year-olds who don't understand raid dynamics.
Mar 26th 2006 1:24PM The time zone is a matter of location. I am on a West coast server as I was in LA. My latency was about 20 ms. Now I live in NY and while the same server has no doubt grown in population, I never get below 100MS and usually I am somewhere in the 230ms area or so.