Too Much of a Good Thing
After much banging of head against keyboard, my Warrior has dinged 80.
And for the first time, I actually wish he hadn’t levelled so fast.
A couple of weeks ago, I was so tired of getting him levelled that I took the plunge and picked up a Levelling Guide. It was good. Very good. For the first time, I was doing quests I hadn’t done with either Rokk or Rukgut. That in itself made the acquisition worthwhile. Plus, my boy was eating up the XP. He even had the Heirloom shoulders with the 10% XP bonus.
Then Patch 3.3 rolled out and things went down the tubes.
Dungeon XP has always been good. So you take good XP and combine it with groups that like to blitz though encounters, and you get some quick levelling.
Too quick. Before I knew it, I was outpacing the guide.
On the surface, that might not be a bad thing. After all, he’s getting closer to 80, right? Isn’t that the point? Does it matter how he gets there?
It does if he bypasses all the phased content.
As luck would have it, he dinged 80 just as he received the quest to unlock the Sons of Hodir. I tossed him some relics to increase his rep with them, and he soon was able to reach Revered. That unlocked what would be an upgrade in the shoulder department. At 650 rep per 10 relics, it was easy.
However, the anvil is not back where it should be to unlock the dailies for it. That means he has to continue to quest, just to unlock more content. Which also means he has to do the questline to unlock Ebon Hold. That means questing without gains (other than cash, I suppose).
What should have been unlocked during natural progression, now has to be unlocked out of necessity. Piss.
The silver lining, though, is that I may try to use the Dungeon Finder to level my baby Druid. No questing, just instances. Curious to see how that little experiment goes.
But for now, Ding 80 x 3!