So there I was. Decked out in heirloom shoulders and chest armor (mail that will become plate), the experience has been coming in fairly quickly. My new Paladin is now level 33, and he’s played only after I’ve taken care of dailies on two Crusaders, or done a little questing with the wife on some other character. (The wife’s been on a bit of a tear doing Warhammer PvP recently, so lots of leveling up time for me!) This character will have a partner once he reaches level 45 and hooks up with the wife’s Paladin. That shouldn’t take too long. (And she’s looking to heal, so I’ll look to slay.) The 2 heirloom armor pieces are really nice. And the Crusader enchanted Bloodied Arcanite Reaper is like a whole nother sundae on top of the cherry on top of the sundae.
Wow, did I just get sidetracked or what?
So, there I was, riding to the great lift on my way to Thousand Needles from the Crossroads. Both Taurens normally stationed there are dead. Including the one that I need to talk to. (Who said Vegans are taking over??) So I wait a bit, then ride around. There’s a dead body near the entrance to Razorfen Kraul. It looks Alliance but I didn’t look closely.
I was actually looking for some bristlebacks to kill, but the path to the RFK entrance is cleared. And there’s a green name bouncing off the portal entrance. Hmm.
Heirloom gear, stained leather stuff, on a Troll Hunter, and he’s flagged. Level 22 or so. … That’s odd. Typically alliance only grief NPC’s when they’re bored and level 80. Did some low level Alliance just come across the Taurens and kill them, and then this Troll caught him and killed him? (And is he trying to remove the PvP flag by ducking into an instance?)
And then I see the other player.
What do you get when you see a low level character endless bouncing off an instance portal entrance? A level 80 character standing close by. (And wishing he could be anywhere else but there, bouncing off the portal entrance, is my guess.)
The next Expansion is nearly a World of Warcraft 2 experience. A revamp of the existing world based on Deathwing’s reentrance to the realms of man. And that means a lot of the early quest lines and story arcs need to be revamped as well. A couple new races, and Death Knights aside, you’ve got quite a new experience to enjoy.
That said there are an awful lot of 80’s around. Every noob in heirlooms points to a level 80 character somewhere. (Hey, look at me!)
If there had to be a great “reset,” and everyone goes back to being level 1, (a world in which Death Knights cease to be, unless you could make some crazy level 1 version of them), I’d still play the game. I’d still enjoy it. (And, you know, we’d be able to get into the low level instances again without 99.9% priority given to the level 80 players and their fun.)
P.S. Are people downgrading their heirlooms to use them on more than 1 alt? I see too many Hunters in the leather gear, and warriors in the mail gear, to think they didn’t understand the items will upgrade with them.
P.P.S. And I absolutely have to play a Worgen, and I have absolutely no idea what Class I’ll want him to be. (Maybe a Clothie, Mage (the Goblin MUST be a Warlock) and maybe deck him out in Arugals gear for ironies sake.) Hmm. Now that you can have both factions on a PvP server, why won’t they let me play Horde and Alliance Deathknights on the same server? Worgen Deathknight would be pretty cool.