Before this week’s 7.3.5 update hit, leveling a freshly-made character in World of Warcraft just as one experienced player was nothing more than a chore to perform before getting towards the good high-level stuff. With the introduction of level-scaling and changes to try out point requirements and monster health, leveling up is actually a more enjoyable experience.
Prior to update 7.3.5 it turned out far too an easy task to level up a fresh character. The experience required to advance in one level for the next was too low, leading to players out-leveling the storyplot quests in each zone, moving on prior to getting the full experience. With low monster health insurance high player power (specifically when players were outfitted in ridiculously powerful heirloom gear), creatures dropped like flies. Combined with easy experience gained by joining parties inside the dungeon finder, the 1st 60 levels from the game flew by.
That’s not the case. I started an even one gnome warrior named Jerboa on Tuesday afternoon. With the hours I’ve invest since, she should simply be at least level 40 chances are. But there she's, level 22 and loving it.
A good area of the reason it’s taking me such a long time is the new level-scaling system. Now that zones along with their quests scale while using players level, I’m spending more hours questing and fewer time hopping into random dungeons. And with all the experience point requirements to level increased for levels 1 to 60, the random dungeons aren’t nearly the level-fests they used to be, making questing a bit more attractive prospect.
Another fun effect of level-scaling is every enemy aggros now. No longer will gaining and a experience levels render lower level creatures within a zone near-passive. There are no lower level creatures.
Blizzard upping the healthiness of creatures in those early zones has brought a profound influence on how low my health bar gets. Even decked out in the full pair of heirloom gear, my little fury warrior hasn’t one-shot anything more in her 22 levels. Mobs that survive longer hit more regularly, hence my dangerously low health inside screenshot below. Players need to be a little more mindful now. That’s an excellent.
Experienced players who’d rather speed with the leveling process can easily still roll a healer or perhaps a tank and spend the entire process running random dungeons. If they’re really in a very hurry, they will always if you buy one of those boosts to level 100 Blizzard offers.
But I’m experiencing the slow and steady grind. I’m visiting zones I normally would have skipped and exploring quest lines I’ve historically bypassed. Leveling has evolved a great deal on this week’s update, playing with many ways it reminds me with the good old days, when growing into one among Azeroth’s legendary heroes was a greater portion of an adventure.