I decided to roll another hunter because the end of the expansion blues are getting to me. Of course it will be another hunter but I am going to do things a little different this time around. I am going to attempt to take my time.
Leveling being as fast as it is this expansion has really ruined the fun of the whole leveling alts thing and I do nothing to help myself really. I will accept an invite from a level 25 guild, because of the bonuses. I love the reputation bonus. I love have group. The bonuses are more quality of life for the most part.
Depending on if the guild has anything worthwhile in the bank I love being able to carry the guild bank around. Not to mention, sometimes when you are questing and run out of bag space having the guild bank that you could at least throw some of the stuff people have a use for in is not a bad thing, it is better than just throwing it away. Boar meat is better there don't you think?
The experience gain boost is over kill. Leveling is fast enough as it is. If you have that it is even faster, if you happen to have heirlooms it is even faster. So fast you have to think what is the use of leveling anyway, just give people an option to go to 80 instantly and let them level only in the current expansion. It is not like leveling is teaching them as it should. If leveling is not going to take time, leveling serves no purpose.
But back to task. I am on a server I have no characters on so no help to myself, from myself. No heirlooms, no bags, no gold, I'll be doing it all on my own. I will also take my time. I will stop at every fishing pool. I will get two gathering professions and make sure to gather everything I see. I will draw it out some.
This is supposed to be something to pass the time while waiting on the new expansion.
If anything, I think that is the biggest loss with leveling being made so fast now. An alt you play just for fun once in a rare while can now find themselves at a high level without even trying. It used to be nice that it took time to level. Even in wrath I had alts I would pop onto from time to time and they never made it anywhere really. They remained low. Now, you sneeze and you gain 10 levels. Sad really.
So my hunter is going back to basics. I am going to level beast mastery. That is something I have not done all expansion. All my new hunters this expansion have leveled survival and being it seems BM might be the way to go next expansion I figured I might as well relearn the spec and get the feel of it again being it has changed some and I have not played it at all this expansion.
I am guessing starting new with no boosters except the guild one which I can't avoid if I want to be in a guild and stopping for all fishing and gathering nodes I can easily extend the leveling time to at least 5 days played to max which would be a lot better than my standard of 2 days or less for hunters.
The more I think about it the more I believe that the biggest problem with bad players at the end game has to do with the leveling system. I want to see the return of the days when people reached max level and they had 30 days played, not 3. It would make for a better game.
It would also make for those alts like this that are made just to pass the time to pass more time. Let the huntering begin. I love starting fresh on a new server sometimes, except for not having any bag space. Oh how I dread that.
I know I say I am going to take my time, but I know me, I get into a grove and go. I'll bet next week I will have another hunter at 85.