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I made an undead hunter this morning and just logged off with him at level 35 with about 6 hours played. I've been levelling him in Mists, because like @George Clooney I love it. Jade Forest alone took me from level 10 - 30, and I'm halfway through Valley of the Four Winds at 35. 

 

I like Krasarang Wilds and Kun Lai summit, but always felt Townlong Steppes and especially Dread Wastes weren't as good. 

 

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I’m back on after like 6 years and playing through the Battle for Azeroth stuff. Enjoying it so far, seems a LOT quicker. So can I just do level 50 dungeons now and get scaled up? And where do I go to switch expansions if I want to level somewhere else?

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35 minutes ago, Sirloin said:

I’m back on after like 6 years and playing through the Battle for Azeroth stuff. Enjoying it so far, seems a LOT quicker. So can I just do level 50 dungeons now and get scaled up? And where do I go to switch expansions if I want to level somewhere else?

 

If you go to Stormwind you'll find Chromie (or Org for the Horde) and she'll give you the quest.  You'll see her marked on the Map as an hourglass.

 

I like the changes to levelling mostly.  I leveled a Dark Iron Dwarf recently and while it wasnt super slow, it still felt a bit weird that I'd have to go to zones where the story had moved way past, so themeatically the idea that Chromie is presenting it to you as experiencing the past makes sense, and being able to just play through 1 period is great for alts.

 

And agree about the last 2 zones in Mists.  I think its because themeatically, it switches from exploring this new land of wonder where theres a load of peacefull moments and helping the natives, to going in fairly hard to set up the story about the Klaxxi, their connection to Y'sraaj, and this idea of the continual cycle of war.

 

Also for new people, definitely play through Drustvar in the new zones if you like spooky atmospheres.  Its easily my fave of the new zones.

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Also, when do I get flying? And do I have to buy it again for each expansion? Some stuff is pretty opaque with this amount of content. Professions I haven’t even tried to look at yet as I can see that being confusing as fuck.

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1 hour ago, Sirloin said:

Also, when do I get flying? And do I have to buy it again for each expansion? Some stuff is pretty opaque with this amount of content. Professions I haven’t even tried to look at yet as I can see that being confusing as fuck.


flyings at 30, it unlocks for all the expansions except BFA currently, believe that changes on the release of shadowlands.

 

each profession for each expansion is like it’s own seperarate sub section now and you can make items that you use when crafting to determine the level of the item. So you can go through Wrath and make level appropriate gear just in wrath content without needing to go and learn stuff from a separate one. You then learn the current levels at around level 45 onwards which work as normal, ish.

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1 hour ago, Sirloin said:

Also, when do I get flying? And do I have to buy it again for each expansion? Some stuff is pretty opaque with this amount of content. Professions I haven’t even tried to look at yet as I can see that being confusing as fuck.

 

It isn't opaque at all. You literally get quests telling you you can upgrade your riding skills at 10, 30 and 40. 

 

Professions are now broken down per expansion and each has its own skill. You can safely skip them all up until the current expansion as you don't need to level old ones to access the new ones these days, they're all self contained. 

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On 18/10/2020 at 10:01, Sirloin said:

I’m back on after like 6 years and playing through the Battle for Azeroth stuff. Enjoying it so far, seems a LOT quicker. So can I just do level 50 dungeons now and get scaled up? And where do I go to switch expansions if I want to level somewhere else?

 

What server are you on mate?  And are you horde or alliance?

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On 18/10/2020 at 12:03, Doctor Shark said:

 

It isn't opaque at all. You literally get quests telling you you can upgrade your riding skills at 10, 30 and 40. 

 

Professions are now broken down per expansion and each has its own skill. You can safely skip them all up until the current expansion as you don't need to level old ones to access the new ones these days, they're all self contained. 

 

Found them as soon as I bothered to go back to Org for the first time in 20 levels :)

 

Loving the levelling rework with each level giving something new, much better this way.

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6 hours ago, feltmonkey said:

 

What server are you on mate?  And are you horde or alliance?

 

Earthen Ring Horde, which I am sorting of regretting now as the server seems pretty dead. It's clustered with quite a few others so areas are busy enough but not from my actual server.

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I'm still on ER, you're welcome to join my guild. It's mostly full of old players from vanilla times. We'll be raiding in Shadowlands (Heroic and Mythic) if you fancy that. Contact Kabuto or Korruk when you're online or use the in game thingy to apply to Praetoria Imperialis and put 'rllmuk' in your note.

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I'm still playing and still enjoying it. Whats the difference between just going through the portal to do the Pandoria stuff and doing Chromietime to do it? I didn't quite get that. 

 

  1. When Shadowlands comes out will that be a whole new area starting at Level 60? 
  2. Any druid tips? First time I've played as one. With the specialisms, are you kind of supposed to stick with one or are you supposed to switch between them depending on what you're doing? I am trying to master the Feral Cat specialism at the moment. 
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8 hours ago, Yiggy said:

I'm still playing and still enjoying it. Whats the difference between just going through the portal to do the Pandoria stuff and doing Chromietime to do it? I didn't quite get that. 

 

  1. When Shadowlands comes out will that be a whole new area starting at Level 60? 
  2. Any druid tips? First time I've played as one. With the specialisms, are you kind of supposed to stick with one or are you supposed to switch between them depending on what you're doing? I am trying to master the Feral Cat specialism at the moment. 

 

There is no difference in going to pandaria yourself or using chromie time - chromie time just makes a touch easier as it activates and signposts the quest to get there. 

 

1 - Shadowlands will start at level 50. On your first character you have to play through the zones in a specific order to do the story. On any alts, you can just do them in any order or even just do world quests to level, a bit like diablo 3 adventures or bounties or whatever they're called. 

 

2 - druid is a great and versatile class and usually has at least one spec that's really good. For most of BFA balance and resto were great whilst guardian was middling and feral was poor. What I like about druid, apart from the class fantasy which I enjoy, is the convenience. I can do any role, I have instant flight, I've got the dream grove portal for getting around more quickly, I'm able to skin/herb (sounds dodgy) without dropping flight form etc. It's a brilliant class. Going into Shadowlands it doesn't look like any druid spec is in the meta but unless you're in a bleeding edge, racing for world first guild, it won't make a jot of difference, so just play whatever you like. 

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I'm going to get my mage transferred over tonight. Having to do a Guild Transfer, coz he's carrying too much gold (I never did make it to the Bruto though).

 

Going to enjoy being Loki again and not Lokey!

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I am now a bigger bagger!  Having completed a Timeless Isle achievement to collect all the incedental nonsense there.  I'd had anywhere up to four characters camped in various parts of the Isle for well, over a year probably (I was never religiously logging in every half an hour for a sweep) but the damn Spineclaw Crab pet (1% drop off a rare spawn) finally dropped for my Druid yesterday.  She was the only one still hanging around there as swim form was useful for doing three quarter circuits of the water around the Isle.

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Deciding what to main in Shadowlands.  Finally pushed and got all the classes to 120 before the squish.  Oddly, the last class I did (Priest) was the one that I held off on because i hated shadow (voidform for levelling just felt rubbish and outside of voidform wasnt any fun), but it may be one of the ones I pick now because I'm really enjoying it.  All the little changes to the rotation, coupled with it just feeling like you're not gimped when you're not in voidform makes it much smoother and more enjoyable.

 

Traditionally I level my hunter first.  Its the character I first maxed, and its the one I've got the most nostalgia for (and most of my good stuff on) and generally consider my main, even though thats changed a few times, and often by the end of the expansion I've got a different character geared better (Legion it was a DK, WoD it was a mage).  Second in line is my driud which is generally the healer I turn to.  Realistically it'll likely be one of them, though the priest is making me consider that, as I think I may go with a healer and I've been enjoying disc as well, though I'm still getting the hang of it.

 

But yeah, go try shadow, its ace now.

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There is just an insane amount of content now isn’t there? I’m about done with the Troll island but I think there’s another couple of islands to do now? And these warfront things are current too? Also, how do I get to be a fox man?

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There is a lot of content, yes. 

 

By troll island, do you mean Zandalar, the BFA horde zones? The other island is Kul'Tiras, which is three alliance zones. The war campaign sends you there as you level through BFA and the story then extends beyond that up to and including going to Nazjatar and the second siege of orgrimmar. 

 

You unlock Vulpera by completing the Volduun storyline. Before the most recent patch you also had to be exalted with the faction there, but they've removed that bit now. 

 

Warfronts are current in that they're from the battle for azeroth expansion, but they're not current in terms of being up to date content. 

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I came back when BfA was released (after 10 years) and there was a level boost. I made a big mistake by picking a Monk - I just hated the way the class felt and stopped playing shortly after hitting the level cap.

 

Now I’m back again and levelled up a new Warlock character from 1-50. It was so fast! I did it in 19 hours and in a very unoptimised way.

 

Seems like a great time to get back into WoW. Now I just need to dig into everything - there’s just so much stuff available to do at this point. 

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51 minutes ago, QuackQuack said:

I came back when BfA was released (after 10 years) and there was a level boost. I made a big mistake by picking a Monk - I just hated the way the class felt and stopped playing shortly after hitting the level cap.

 

Now I’m back again and levelled up a new Warlock character from 1-50. It was so fast! I did it in 19 hours and in a very unoptimised way.

 

Seems like a great time to get back into WoW. Now I just need to dig into everything - there’s just so much stuff available to do at this point. 

 

That's a shame, monks are brilliant. Brewmaster (the tank spec) has been the strongest tank in the game for two expansions and is looking that way for Shadowlands, too. 

 

Windwalker (the DPS spec) isn't doing too well currently, not is mistweaver (the healing spec) as they head into Shadowlands, but mistweaver was very strong during BFA. 

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49 minutes ago, Doctor Shark said:

 

That's a shame, monks are brilliant. Brewmaster (the tank spec) has been the strongest tank in the game for two expansions and is looking that way for Shadowlands, too. 

 

Windwalker (the DPS spec) isn't doing too well currently, not is mistweaver (the healing spec) as they head into Shadowlands, but mistweaver was very strong during BFA. 

 

Interesting! Warrior not being the de facto tank is so weird to me. 

 

Also weird is playing a Warlock without Life Tap. It’s like the mana bar is pointless now.

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Warrior hasn't been the defacto tank since 2006! Going into Shadowlands they're somewhere in the middle of the pack in terms of tanks. They were top for mythic + in BFA but they've been nerfed and had a lot of changes that's booted them down the table. They haven't been very good in raids for a long time. Playable, certainly, but not optimal. 

 

Top two tanks for the last four years have been blood death Knight and brewmaster monk. Again, looking like it'll be the same in Shadowlands, with prot paladin a very, very close third. 

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Since you seem to know a lot about tanks, is Warrior really looking that far behind? I was settled on one but if they're really that subpar I might have to rethink it. Of course, my other two tank options were Druid and Demon Hunter which didn't even make your list... Maybe I should look into Paladins or Death Knights.

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Depends what you're doing. 

 

For the race to world first mythic castle nathria race, warrior probably isn't going to be seen at all. It'll be all DK/monk/paladin. Warriors will be able to tank mythic raids just like they can now, but they won't be used by the world's top guilds in the race. 

 

For LFR/normal/heroic raiding, warrior is probably a) middle of the pack and b) perfectly fine. Play it if you want to. The "optimal" setup will most likely be monk and dk, like it has been for all of BFA, but it really won't matter. You won't stall progression because you're playing warrior, they'll be perfectly viable even if they're not the 'best'.

 

For mythic + dungeons, anything under 20 warrior will be fine but not the best. Play it if you want to. In BFA warrior started poorly but ended up being the best tank for m+, mostly due to their mobility and damage. The prepatch has hit them pretty hard and knocked them down the list in that respect. Same as with raiding, though, they're viable but not the 'best'.

 

Basically if you want to play warrior, play warrior. Play what you find fun over what's viable as it's likely viability won't actually matter for the level of content you're doing. They're middle of the pack. Currently DH and Druid are looking like the bottom two, but this is all subject to change as the nerfs and buffs roll in. Even DH and Druid will be able to do all levels of content, they just won't be the meta choice. 

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