Re: Lost the will to play.
- From: Ian Noble <fredd@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2005 14:26:42 +0000
On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 13:44:15 -0800, "Rexxx" <cbromley//@//cox.net>
>Took me a long time to get through the 40's, mostly because my friends left,
>or went their own ways...
>I recommend joining a guild (if you haven't already), and finding people
>there that you can get together with. Every now and then, you will find a
>person or two that just mesh well with you, and you can eventually build up
>new friendships around your level. I recommend, though, when looking to
>join a guild, find one with a LARGE amount of players. USUALLY, these
>guilds are full of idiots, however, there are often a few people in there
>looking for other good players and friends to help.. find them and you will
>be happier. Also, I found that soloing, while boring, CAN be done.. grind
>a bit here and there and get that next level... then look at your quest
>log.. anything green or grey? Do those.. or.. grind some more until your
>quests get lower.. makes doing those quests easier, and sometimes, more fun
>as you can take your time yourself instead of rushing through with an
>I also agree that trying a different race/class is always fun and
>refreshing. My main is a 50 priest alliance.. but my most fun comes out of
>my 22 tauren hunter...
>One other thing... explore. Go places you ahve never been before. Find
>things you didn't know existed.. even in zones you thought you cleared out..
>For instance... Did you know that there is an island off of Southshore area
>with mobs on it? Spirals up to the peak.. never knew about that island...
>there is a house on top of the waterfall in Elwynn Forest... etc.. there
>are many places that you simply never see because quests don't take you
>there.. so explore.. get some water breathing potions from the AH, and swim
>all over the place (just don't get fatigued.. stay somewhat near land)
Lots of good advice there.
I've levelled 3 toons to 60 and several more to 40 and beyond so far,
and I'd happily agree that the 40-50 stretch is the hardest (although
precisely which part is hard seems to vary a little by toon class).
Right now I'm sweating to get a priest through the low 40's, for
example, and it's *hard* work, even by priest standards. Once you're
over the hump, things seem to get a lot easier, and 50 to 60 is almost
a gentle coast home by comparison. Definitely, treat yourself to a
change of pace, and try a new race, with a different starting area,
and another class - because they're all very different, and if you
haven't tried them you've missed out. And, yes, definitely shop around
for a good guild - having a decent pool of dependable guild players
behind you is head and shoulders better than hacing to spend ll your
time looking for pick-up groups.
Four other things I'd suggest - all fairly obvious, but what the heck.
One, take a good look at the continent maps at
http://www.worldofwar.net/cartography/ , and in particular the levels
of the various zones, and make sure you haven't missed any areas of
the right sort of level - there may well be a few fairly easy quests
lurking that will help you on your way. I struggled a lot with my
second toon in th emid 40's because, somehow, I completely missed
Two, resign yourself to the fact that there will be *some* quests that
you pick up that you *never* complete, and don't be scared to chuck
them out of your quest log to make room for new stuff when that starts
to become obvious. It's sometimes frustrating, but when it comes to
moving through the levels, it makes life much easier.
Three, make the most of rest XP. You're probably already doing this,
but get to an inn or a city before you log out - *never* abandon your
toon out in the open unless you've no choice. Every point of blue
experience is reduced time to the next level. That's another good
reason forstarting another toon, by the way - while you're playing
one, any others are resting. If you swap between them at reasonably
regular intervals, you can play a *lot* and still spend the vast
amount of your time with the XP bar showing blue.
Four, check the WoW forums for your class, and see what people have to
say about talent builds. Talents seemed fairly trivial to me when I
first started, so I didn't think too hard about how I spent them. Now,
by contrast, I decide up front exactly what I'm going to do. A
decent build can make a significant difference to how well your toon
handles things. So - do some research; work out whether or not you've
spent them in a way that's both effective and suits the way you play.
And if that's not the case, head back to the trainer, spend a little
money, and respec - it could make all the difference..
Cheers - Ian
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