I should have known better than to buy a month of WoW. But Rift at max level was getting really stale and World of Tanks was about .. tanks? And there's just no AAA-MMORPG out there. I knew it was a mistake.
Here's what I have to say about it:
- although I do not use rest-exp bonus,
- although I've done only two dungeon runs so far and stopped doing them,
- although I only did one battleground and stopped doing them,
- although I don't use heirlooms,
- although I do not explore,
- although I stopped gathering resources,
- although I am not a member of a guild and its exp bonus,
but strictly follow questlines, I just level too fast.
I am now level 32 and my enemies are level 25. Soon they will turn grey! I had a nightmare about logging out in an inn and gaining levels without being able to do anything about it! It was out of control. Ding! Ding! Ding! Just silly.
I would like to actually do a dungeon - even though the LFD usually confronts you with strange tanks and healers. My bad for not playing a tanking class. But I wanted to play a mage this time, damn it.
I would like to test a battleground, although I'd probably be disgusted. I have several blue drops and quest rewards by now and about 900 health; at level 32. You remember that screenshot I posted about the first guy I targeted when I entered a battleground at level 10? It showed this level 11 priest with over 900 health.
I'd like to gather and sell some resources to be able to buy glyphs, but if I do, I get experience - and not just a little. Even grey resources give exp. I tested it!
I would like to actually check out what's behind the next corner. But if I do, I'll level even sooner.
No, I will not travel to another continent and pay 20 gold to switch off exp. Not that I could afford it anyway. I own 16 gold.
I considered joining a guild, but that will give me another 5% exp bonus!
What were they thinking? Honestly, how much else can Blizzard do wrong without being kicked to the moon by a competitor?
Every now and then, fighting enemies that die like insects is not a problem. But it seems that I will have to do that for the next 48 levels. That is not going to happen! I want to play my character and not just spam one or two buttons.
This is like playing soccer against a really bad team and being told that the first goal ends the match. Guess what: I just scored, and my latest WoW adventure ends RIGHT NOW - after three days!
One last thing: They aren't even polishing as they used to (it looks even worse without jpg compression).
Oh, and the Ogres in the cave in Arathi Highlands have a bugged animation.
And this is what I do to pets that you put into every of my new characters' mailboxes (trying to delete the mail with that thing still in it results in a database error!):