It was a hard slog for Gnomeaggedon. Few zones left unexplored, few quests left unsolved.
Squidly had a relatively easy ride. There was always money for a mount waiting at the right level, but still the early levels were trudged on hoof and 3 zones were completed before getting his ticket out of Outland. Then there was the grind through Northrend.
Gnomeadeaden has had it easy… easy… easy!
Let’s start with the fact that he was all grown up before he was born, fully geared before he left the “loving” arms of the Lich King.
Add to the mix that mobility isn’t an issue. Sure I miss the ports, oh how I miss the ports (You know, I really think Blizzard should reintroduce the ports to Shattrath and Dalaran, even if you had to skip about to reach a final destination, flying to gates or waiting for boats really doesn’t add anything to the game).
Add a playstyle that supports facerolling and life is pretty damn good. It took me a good 10 levels to work out what approximately I was meant to be doing, yet I was still topping meters the whole time.
The leveling speed… That is insane!
One of my mates logged on one night and congratulated me on level 72…
Weren’t you level 60 yesterday?
Exploration is giving me 3% of a level (yay flying mount!)
Quests that are giving me 10% of a level.
Battlegrounds giving me 20% of a level.
Instances giving me 25-30% of a level.
Then there are the professions. I chose skinning and mining for leveling, kind of traditional. The thing is, gathering professions really are for leveling these days. I was getting 2-3 times the XP for tapping unguarded ore than I was for killing a mob.
Why kill mobs?
Ohh to kill them!
Combine slaughtering of innocent animals with my skinning knife and I am gaining not just levels, but enough gold to pay for all my levels of flying – before I reach Northrend!
The weird bit and it really does feel weird, is the way in which I disregard the needs of the inhabitants of the world.
Hi, you must be the Gnomeadeaden I have heard so much about.
I need your assistance with the collection of 10 widgets to make the thingymagiggy wo…
Hey come back!
It’s not like I am even picking or choosing. I’ll grab the quest like a good little Gnome, collect 30% of the required widgets, then showing my Deathknightly disregard for all living things, I toss the precious widgets in a heap as I head to the new zone… new expansion area.
It’s a struggle to just stop and stay anywhere long enough to get the flavor for an area. I’m currently at the Argent Tournament and just doing the dailies, one set, is nearly enough to ding my way to Cataclysm.
Sometimes when I’m in an instance I am playing with people that do less dps than the healer – they outlevelled their gear ages ago.
Other times I will have people making my Deathknightly facerolling look pathetic – but I’m guessing they are more appropriately geared.
There was a time, a while back, where I wrote about using RAWR while you leveled. This isn’t even important any longer. I’m going to get to Vashir wearing Outland greens!
I’m loving the DING reward… DING, DING, DING.
I’m unsettled by the amount of content I can skip.
Most of all I feel sorry for the NPCs who are already lacking in quantity of players to fulfill their wishes, but also have to deal with players flying past on their epic mounts with a disrespectful wave and a
So long suckers!
I don’t blame Malmortis for clinging to my cloak whereever I go.
I dare say, if he had any say in it, Arthas would wander back to the old world, just to get some attention… any attention…
It kind of reminds me of that old level 60 boss chat.
Orphans dropping like flies.
Be careful on your Old World Flying mounts… you may be the cause of more deaths than you expect.
Gnomer and Out!
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