Sunday, January 12, 2014

Minndy - OMG, Navi's levelling an alt! And it's 40 already!

Kyxyn has been levelling with his wife and also his daughter, and he said to me how crazy it was - you do 5 quests and you level with the recruit-a-friend (RAF) and also with heirlooms.  So I thought... maybe I can do this, maybe I can level an alt!

Because there are 4 pets in the RAF as well as a nice mount, I have been doing RAF anyway.  I've done one with Kamalia - she and I RAF'd each other and she got her mount, and I got my Zipao tiger - and the next one I did was with Lushnek.  So since I paid for his RAF, I thought hey, might as well use this bonus and see if I can level an alt whilst WoW is quiet.

But what to choose?  I should have picked a hunter, but the only heirlooms I had already were leather and cloth, so I decided to make a warlock.  Lushnek made a rogue and off we went.  But in retrospect, I should have made a hunter because I like collecting rare pics, so collecting rare pets would have been a natural progression of that.

My usual tolerance for alts is about 10 levels which usually takes me about 5 hours anyway.  I still remember the alliance toon I levelled in Apotheosis which took me in total about 19 hours - and I only got to level 24. I am really the slowest leveller in the world!

So, I decided to level an undead, because I really did like the Silverpine Forest quests.  I liked seeing what was going on with Gilneas and with the Forsaken, and the little interaction between Sylvanas and Garrosh. And dual questing with all those things makes it go so much faster - it's great having someone to tell me where to go.
Putting our guild tabards on
Wow that was quick!
Moorc and Minndy with our faction leader Sylvanas in Silverpine Forest
McTacky took us on a few instance runs - we did Shadowfang Keep and Scarlet Halls and Scarlet Monastery, so that was a good XP boost especially with quests.



Now this was weird.  We decided to pick up the shields in the first boss but Tacky killed it just before we picked it up and so we were stuck the WHOLE INSTANCE carrying them around, and unable to hit anything or drop them, and walking REALLY REALLY slow...
Now I have never seen this tunnel before from Arathi Highlands to the Hinterlands.  Lucky you can ride through it.
I forgot about all those new rares in each zone!  Unfortunately most were dead or we accidentally engaged them in combat so I could never get a good shot...



And I'm liking levelling a little bit as it really is fast.  It REALLY is 4 quests and ding! I played my toon for 6 hours and I'm level 40 already, and that's for a SLOW leveller like me!


So who knows what's going to happen in the next 6 hours? :D  I'll keep you posted.  Oh my goodness, I might have my first max level alt in a few weeks!

16 comments:

  1. Seriously, you think you're slower at leveling than me:)

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    1. You're slow because you play very little though! I play a lot and still level slow!

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  2. Wow. Now this I thought I'd never see! Love your choice of character names :)

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    1. It's a rare sight indeed Erinys, I don't think I could do it without RAF... and thank you! It is always hard to choose toon names :)

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  3. Mork and Mindy, lol!

    I *wondered* what YOU, of all people, were doing leveling an alt! ;) Hope you continue to have fun all the way to... well, some relatively high level.

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    1. It's a shame we couldn't level together with our RAFs but the time difference was just too great! I hope I get to 90 so I can pick dark soil!

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  4. Those names are brilliant!

    I was shocked and then delighted to discover that tunnel from Arathi to the Hinterlands too! I did enjoy the silverpine/hillsbrad/arathi/hinterlands storylines, they were much more engaging than pre-cata.

    I hope you can stick with the alt! I think the best reason to do so is getting to re-experience the stories you really liked the first time, especially when you maybe missed some details? I know the second time I did the Jade Forest statue battle storyline it was much more devastating because I'd gotten to know some of the characters a bit more and that sense of impending doom was stronger.

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    1. Thanks Dah :) I hope I can do some of the stories again - I think I would like to pay more attention to some of the Pandaria ones - though I should have done an alliance one (bleh!) if I wanted to get the full story. LOL I'm surprised people still recognise the names!

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  5. All I can say is:
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/shareitnow/la-sh-hell-freezes-over-20140109,0,2861853.story

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  6. I've been leveling a lot of alts recently. For me I think once I get past level 40-50 that's it - I seem to be on a roll but getting to that stage can be a challenge. Hopefully you'll stick with it - I think alts always act as a nice escape from main-character-pressures!

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    1. I am not sure what I will do with her when I'm done... maybe pvp?

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  7. Sorry for killing that rare Gargoyle on the way up to SFK.

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  8. It was kind of like a mini-game. I saw your level when I logged in and then would check every now and then. I think you made two levels in under an hour while I was watching!

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    1. I think it's going to start slowing down so that was crazy levelling for a while!

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