DING!

Around 3.30am Eastern, turning in quests at the Cenarion Hold, I finally reached level 60. Getting the last 40k experience was not as hard as the previous levels, but I was much more determined to get the mark. Of course, I’m at work now trying to keep my eyes open long enough to post. I’m stoked that I reached 60, but I’m also exhausted having spent most of my hours in the past few weeks trying to level.

As stated in my introductory post, this is the first time I’ve reached end game in an online RPG. Now I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time MUDding (Avatar MUD anyone?), dabbled in EQ while hitting a low with SWG. Never has a game kept my attention like WoW has. Great game! Of course, you know that. You’re reading a blog about it. Anyway, in the immense depth that is World of Warcraft, here are a handful of things I’ve observed with my NE rogue over the last 60 levels:

1. Cheap Shot + Back Stab = Great Combo
2. Flying takes longer than it should
3. You shouldn’t solo everything
4. Leather head armor looks stupid
5. I hate murlocs

Albeit, not the most profound observations, but mine nonetheless. How did you guys feel after reaching 60? Was it invigorating or anti-climactic? What did you guys take away from the achievement?

5 Comments so far

  1. Jim (unregistered) on May 30th, 2006 @ 8:40 am

    Grats


  2. phoenix (unregistered) on May 30th, 2006 @ 8:42 am

    I took the long road and let my main get to 60 over just under a year. I didn’t power level him or rush it or anything-I saw the sights and played the game and quested wheever I felt like, no desire to rush to 60; and I can say it was invigorating. Probably because I’m in a small guild and there was no rush to get to 60 for instances and raids, but it was really nice. My girlfriend (who got the game last February) did the same thing and hit 60 just last week. We both have alts, of course, but it’s nice hitting 60 and being ready for the 5-man dungeons and raid groups if we feel like dealing with PUGs.

    Definitely refreshing; now here’s the question: will we be able to tolerate PUGs and stay in a small guild enough to enjoy having a lvl 60 character?


  3. Ed (unregistered) on May 30th, 2006 @ 8:52 am

    My first character hitting 60 happened in Eastern Plaguelands in the wee hours of the morning. It was personally satisfying for me to get to 60 but a little bit anticlimactic at the same time as the same thing happened every other level except now it said “Congratulations you have reached level 60!” Since then I’ve had two of my other characters turn 60 and remember where it happened.

    Looking back although turning 60 is a happy event it is also a sad one as for myself the motivation to play my lvl 60 characters isn’t as high as leveling a character and getting new spells. If there is anything that I took away from the achievement is that I suggest playing at least one if not two other characters while you level to 60. Although getting to lvl 60 is a great goal to have, playing the game (take time to smell the mageroyal) vs. rushing to 60 is more fun.

    Some of my observations along the way:
    1. I’m thankful I’m not on a pvp server as I don’t like being ganked
    2. I hate escorting chicken quests
    3. Slimes are my least favorite mob
    4. Ice block has saved my mage’s life many times
    5. There are so many bad PUGs (pickup groups) than there are good ones


  4. Anne (unregistered) on May 30th, 2006 @ 9:16 am

    Yep, can remember the day my NE Hunter hit 60, but wasn’t the biggest thing that happened to me in game. That had to be the night I lost the damn teal cat I’d been stalking for 2 straight WEEKS (no, not kidding… 6 hours a day, sitting in one damn spot, waiting for a spawn) to a girl who TOLD me her boyfriend BOUGHT her toon for her so she could play with him, and wanted the blue cat to MATCH HER DAMN ARMOR. Less than 6 hours later, after much cursing and bitching, I logged back in and two incredibly nice Hordies spawned the blue for me with their quest, and helped me tame him. THAT was the coolest thing to happen to me in-game.

    Hitting 60? Cool, but not the coolest moment ever. Oh, and I hate murlocks of all sorts, as well.


  5. Peaslake (unregistered) on May 30th, 2006 @ 10:21 am

    I hit 60 on a 15-man UBRS guild run. What a cool bunch of people to not only take a non-60 level on a guild raid but then to make sure that I got the Light Forge armour drops I was looking for!

    As for your #4 there Jimmy? Just turn off your helm–then you don’t have to look at the silly stuff.

    Murlocs wouldn’t be so bad if they wren’t such drama queens when they die.

    LOL Anne, of course having a pet to match your armour is important! But what is really important is does her armour & pet match her boyfriend’s armour & pet? If not call the fashion police immediately!

    Anon
    Peas



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