It's an exciting time to be playing WoW
, what with the WoTLK alpha information leaking out
(Thanks for risking your eternal soul to break the NDA, anonymous screenshotter!) and 2.4
being pretty much a roaring success. By now, I'm sure everyone has settled in and is making plans for WoTLK
, figuring out which zone they'll go to first
, maybe setting aside a bit of money from all those dailies
to powerlevel a trade skill
So, I was thinking the other day of one more thing I was planning: switching mains. We've discussed the art of switching mains a bit before, but there's always a lot of hassles to it: there's the concern that you'll fall behind your friends, the concern that your gear won't be good enough, the concern that you'll have to grind your reputation up for certain keys and essential reputation rewards all over again.
A new expansion is just the ticket for getting rid of most of those problems. As long as your character is max level at the start of WoTLK, they can catch up on gear pretty quickly just from level 71 greens and quest rewards. Everyone's starting out grinding all the new WoTLK reputation grinds, so no worries that you're behind on those either. Despite being on a relatively "new" character, you'll be able to join your friends in Utgarde Keep right away.
So the reasons not to switch mains mostly manage to resolve themselves when a new expansion hits, and the question becomes, do you want to switch mains, and why?
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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Breakfast Topics, Expansions, Leveling, Classes, Alts, Wrath of the Lich King