Re: To install WOTLK or Not?
- From: lcpltom <lcpltom@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 09:24:43 -0800 (PST)
On Nov 11, 10:11 am, Gatecrasher <Gatecras...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 11 Nov, 10:21, BombayMix <bombay...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Nov 11, 10:08 am, Gatecrasher <Gatecras...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
As soon as it activated you start leveling again. As fair as getting
mount remember you can't use a flying mount in Northrend until lvl 77
and you be earn even more money in WotLK then TBC. So, I wouldn’t stop
and grind dailes to get flying mount money. Just plough through
Northrend and then do any dailes in it to get any money shortfall you
I'm reassured knowing the TBC content will still be valid. Currently
my two lvl70 tanks are material farming for two up and coming
characters (healer and caster) that I hope to run through Outlands on
the crest of the DK wave. Prior to a three month work enforced break
from the game I never had the chance to do dailys as whenever I logged
on I was tanking for friends hence the lack of epic flying mounts or
the resources to purchase them.
I think I will play safe for now and leave WOTLK in its wrapper until
I need new challenges and know there is no downside to unlocking the
new content. And not having the content will be the perfect excuse
for politely declining the tanking whispers.
Depends on your definition of valid.
Sure, the content and stories will still be there, but they won't be
the focus any more. Death knights may surge into Outland, but at 68
they will continue on to Northrend. You most likely won't find much
happening in zones like Nagrand, BEM, SMV, or Netherstorm. If the
surge of DK's even run isntances, chances are they won't run anything
higher than Sethekk Halls.
As for professions, you'll find quickly that demand for Outland mats
will likely fall. DK's leveling their professions will likely buy the
stuff, but that will pobably be it. The price of mats will fall for a
while, until people start hitting 80 and reconsider their profession
choices. Then the cost of mats will come back up as other players
power level new professions.
As for dailies, this is the only place where you can actually lose
something by getting WotLK. Once y ou install, yes, you will start to
level towards 80. Level 70 dailies will still award rep, but they
will award less gold than before you installed the expansion. This
coupled with a drop in AH profits will make it harder for you to get
epic flying mounts.
Lets look at some of the pros to installing the expansion though.
On day one, you can take your characters to Northrend and train your
professions. This is only really good for gathering professions. On
my druid, I bought a port to Shat at level 50 and trained 375
skinning. I then went back to Azeroth to level till 58. At 58, I
came back to Outland with 342 skinning. Now, at level 60, I am at
365. If you take your characters to Northrend and at least train any
gathering skills they have, you'll get yourself a little head start.
Leveling these skills in Northrend from day 1 will be difficult, as
there will be lots of competition for nodes. However, since you plan
on staying in Outland, you can still leveling your skills easily, as
there will be plenty of nodes and almost not competition for them.
Instead of throwing that stuff right up on the AH, save it for later,
when the mats become in demand again. Then profit.
Also, you mention entering Outland at level 64. Did you start in
HFP? If not, you should have. Completing quests at max level awards
gold instead of gold+XP. Thats why level 70 dailies will not award as
much gold after you install the expansion, because you won't be max
level any more. If you started in HFP at 64, you could have hit 70 in
Terokkar. This would leave over half the zones of Outland for you to
quest in, awarding you more gold than if you did them for leveling.
Likewise, if you were to enter Northrend at 74, you would hit 80 in
the first few zones, leaving most of the continent for grinding gold
just by doing the quests.
Going along with this, your goal is to get epic flying mounts, but
once you do that, installing the expansion and heading to Northrend
effectively negates all that work. Sure, you'll still be able to use
your mounts in Outland, but in Northrend you won't be able to use them
till 77. If you haven't gotten the 300 flight skill already, then
doing all that work just to not be able to use it for 7 levels seems
pointless. If you install the expansion, you'll start to level
towards 77 in Outland. You might not get the gold you need right
away, but if you move to Northrend at 74, you only have 3 levels to go
before you can get your flight abilities. And once you hit 80, having
all those quests in Northrend to do will help you grind the gold to
300 flight skill very quickly.
I'm not saying there is anything wrong with what you plan to do. But
I am saying you will likely find yourself quite lonely in Outland.
Besides, if its the story lines you want to see, you can always come
back at 80. Doing the quests at a higher level removes the speed
bumps of doing the quests and allows you to advance the story quickly.
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