Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Feralas no more!
I need to sort out my zone choices!
I keep going to zones, doing the lower level quests - still several levels above me - and then finding the remaining quests are too high to spend the time on, so I have to move elsewhere, wasting more time and taking even longer to level. I always had it in my head that the idea was you would level along with the quests, so completing all of the lower-level quests would carry you up the levels at around the same rate you burnt through them. Perhaps I'm doing it wrong :)
Or perhaps the bonus XP you get for finishing orange or red quests doesn't make enough difference to make it worth only doing those.
After making 43 (yay!) in _just_ under 3 hours I headed back to Booty Bay and finished some of the quests I'd left behind. Whilst the XP rate wasn't massive I reckon it would have been much greater if I'd done those quests at this level and at the same time as the other quests; and not spent unnecessary time travelling back and forth. So. The moral of the story is, find a zone that's around my level to level in :)
I know, that should be obvious. More usefully - don't pick off the ones I can and leave the rest for later. In general this will mean I don't combine quests I could have and will slow my levelling.
I'm currently praying that a 10 minute flight is going to pay off with some decent XP from some handins, but I can't remember if these quests do. I do remember that at least one sends me somewhere I've not been yet on another quest chain, so longer term it'll help.
I'm trying to keep this level under 3 hours, but I think I'll be travelling a lot to get to a new spot now so it seems unlikely, and I already spent a lot of time travelling back to Booty Bay.
I'm not doing badly though, so we'll see :)
Hm. You know, it's been 4 levels. I really must visit a trainer again soon...
The flight is over. I'm being sent to the Hinterlands. I must check the level suitability before I go :)
/played: 3 days, 8 hours, 24 minutes
Location: Astranaar (en route to Tanaris as part of the quest chain to Hinterlands!)
Theme: Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher man