One Month After the Release

It has been a little over a month since the release of Burning Crusade. Were you one the few who took that week off work and lived on Red Bull and Dominos to be the first on your server to level to 70, or did you take your time and enjoy the scenery while leveling?

For me I was right about in the middle leveling speed. I had my late nights on the weekends and some weeknights especially while I was nearing the 70 mark, but I tried not to let if affect my day schedule. I hit 70 two weeks after the release. I was thrilled at first, but now I wish that I would have spent a few more days working the faction reputation while leveling. My faction from Cenarion Expedition and Honor Hold is still a mere friendly, while my Aldor and Lower City (to name a few) are at least at revered. I will eventually have to go back to lower level factions and get at least revered to get all my heroic keys.

I am still very happy with what Blizzard has given us in the release. I’m currently working on some very long quest lines with some nice loot at the end of them. I am also still working on faction, key and attunement quests, and saving up for my epic bird. Besides for the occasionally bugged quest I would say that Blizzard did a great job for the release. They thought well ahead of what was going on and what was going to be expected by the players during their level 70 life. Of course not everyone can be happy.On the official forums raiders have been complaining. That’s expected though. I believe that the other 80%, if not more, are happy.

What are your feelings towards BC after over a month of playing? Is there anything that you regret doing, or is there anything you wish you could change such as your Aldor or Scryer choice?

6 Comments so far

  1. mehlvogel (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 3:33 am

    Actually, I hit 70 just last week – 5 weeks after the release. Burning Crusade is great, I think. I’ve 3 more areas to quest (Shergrat, Netherstorm and Shadowmoonvalley – I hope the translations are correct). So there is lots of stuff to do: Questing these areas, getting keys for heroic mode, karazhan, get enough gold for my epic bird and so on.

    My raiding group is not one of these l33t r0x0rs raiding groups trying to get the content as fast as possible done. We’re concentrating right now on getting the karazhan keys.

    Finally, you can revert your Aldor / Scryer choice – there are NPCs in Shattrath where you can get quests for the opposite faction to – step by step – get your attunement there (and losing it on the other faction). I’ve done that shortly after choosing to be on the Aldor’s side and now I’m nearly friendly on the Scryer’s side.

  2. Marginwalker (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 8:31 am

    I’ve been leveling quite slowly. I rolled a new alt when TBC hit, a Draenai, and she is 34 now. Between a new addition to the family and a new job (now I have 3), I haven’t found enough time to lvl my main to 70 yet.

    I am approaching exalted with Exodar though, along with most of the alliance factions. So by the time my new main (possibly) hits 70, I hope my guild is still intact. Honestly I was hoping that more people in the guild I’m in, rolled new toons so I’d have more company. Maybe after I’m 40 there will be more group worthy things to do.

  3. Peebers (unregistered) on February 27th, 2007 @ 8:16 pm

    i think i was lvl48 or so when TBC dropped. i dinged 70 a lil more than 2 weeks later. i got keyed for kara and now im slowin way down for a bit. i do wanna work on some faction. too bad everybody seems to hate shattered halls =(

  4. priest (unregistered) on February 28th, 2007 @ 1:50 am

    I’m happy with it all. I hit 70 after about 3 weeks of comprehensive levelling (i.e. I did everything I could find) and still had netherstorm and shadowmoon for my lvl 70 questing (made a hell of a lot of gold). I’m revered with CE and Aldor, completed some attunements / key quests. I’ve heard a lot of whining all over the place, but I think they need to maybe STFU and enjoy the game more!

    Oh, if I could change one thing… I went aldor, wish I’d gone scryer – I Know I can change but damn, it’s a lot of work.

  5. Ravven (unregistered) on February 28th, 2007 @ 8:32 am

    Last weekend I hit 70, my second character to do so. Yes, I did take a week off just after release. ;) I’ve very much enjoyed TBC, and still love that even after 70 there is still so much to do – I just started the quests in Shadowmoon Valley. Would I have done anything different? Perhaps – our guild has just split, and had I known that we were going to have those issues, I think we all would have worked hard to level to 70 as soon as possible. Instead, I took the scenic route…too late to change now.

  6. Hunter LFG PST (unregistered) on March 15th, 2007 @ 6:49 am

    I’m glad I took my time getting to 70. I figured with how I play it would take me about two months to hit it, and I was right. I dinged 70 about two weeks shy of my estimation.

    Of course my rep is suffering, so I get to spend my forthcoming days grinding.

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