Old instances are not dead!

And that was a tricky title… the idea of this post is to discuss why are YOU playing WOW!

Is it to gear up and be the best that you can be in game? Is it to enjoy a fun time with friends? Or is it something else?

This past weekend I went to Stratholme Live to farm Righteous Orbs for some Crusader enchants.

Yes, Stratholme is a level 60 instance, with under-par loot compared to Outlands greens and blues; but it is still FUN. We did the whole instance in group of three toons: I was tanking on Dreadmoon (level 70 druid); we have a healer (level 62 priest) and DPS (level 62 mage).

Running a level 60 instance with a smaller group makes it still a challenge, running a level 60 instance with friends is priceless.

Most of us had little to no experience in Stratholme. After all, going into the high end instances when the cap was 60 wasn’t always easy (try getting groups for level 70 instances now in TBC ;-) ). So for some of us, instances like Stratholme, Dire Maul, Blackrock Depths and Scholomance are always a fun experience.

I am sure that in the near future I will getting a group of intrepid players into the guts of Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj (AQ20)
and Zul’Gurub (ZG).

Now, what is your take on that? Would you consider running old level 60 instances a waste of time or are you willing to do it for the fun of it?

3 Comments so far

  1. Nuacha (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 1:44 pm

    Old instances can be fun, me and a friend (I 70 frostmage, he 70 shadowpriest) farmed Stratholme UD for a bit for his dungeon-set thingie (he’s a completeist and likes the upgraded look for RP).

    Also been 7-9 manning ZG and AQ20 a couple of times for laffs when we’ve needed a break from endgame stuffs.

  2. samownall (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 1:50 pm

    Old instances dont get me like when I was 60. I still enjoy soloing strat sometimes but ZG in a group is a definite no for me.

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  3. Telanium (unregistered) on September 25th, 2007 @ 10:21 am

    One of the best times I had after TBC hit was helping a friend get his alt-Pally’s Epic Mount quest done, and we three manned THAT. TOTALLY a blast…

    Other than quests like that tho things like ZG I found to be a total bore as a 70. I helped many a guildmate get their carrot but could have easily solo’d the entire place (as should any 70).

    Overall, I think Blizz made a big mistake in not tying some quest lines in TBC back to objectives in pre-TBC instances. I know many people with alts who have skipped almost all non-Outlands instances for example.

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