… erm … easy?
Last night another Hunter in our guild was talking on chat about how easy he was finding it to solo elites in the expansion. He went on to say that the thing he’d died from most was running out of breath on underwater quests – i.e. he’d killed himself more times than all the mobs had killed him.
That prompted other guildies (of all classes and all levels from 70 thru 80) to start chipping in saying exactly the same thing. To prove the point, a level 78 mage who’d just asked for help killing an 80 elite came back into chat to say ‘Never mind. I just soloed him’.
Now Soldiers of Fortune is not an elite raiding guild. We’re a casual family guild. (Sorry Entrigan – I mean an elite casual family guild 🙂 ). Yet we’re all progressing quickly through the content with very few ‘walks of shame’ between us. Tinuviel is level 74 and has died once (running off a cliff). I (Anelf) am now 72 and the closest I got to dying was when I fell asleep at the keyboard and woke up just in time to stop myself – you guessed it – falling off a cliff. Ok, I am dressed in purples mostly from Kara, which you’d expect to last a few levels into Northrend, but I’ve not even got close to being killed – even when soloing 3-man quests.
And a good number of our guildies are easily progressing into the high-70s having done no BC end-game raiding (i.e. starting out mostly in greens).
So now I’m starting to wonder. Is WOTLK just a little bit too easy? Are Blizzard doing this deliberately and planning a fairly quick follow up with a content patch? The quests are so easy (and in many cases repetitive) that I’m not that enthused about it. The environment is beautiful, but the quests aren’t. I really hope they hot up a bit when I get out of Howling Fjord and Borean Tundra.
So what’s your experience of questing in WOTLK? Do you think Blizzard has got it right?
Talk about tempting fate. I died for the first time last night just after posting this. I was following Jame’s leveling guide and followed his instructions to jump into a hole into some water (something I’d done once before without problem). I landed in the water but somehow I died from the fall anyway. So I too have now killed myself more than mobs have killed me 🙂 . And I’m a bit annoyed that I’ve now lost my perfect ‘not died in Northrend’ record – I was hoping I could get all the way from 70 to 80 without dying 😦 .