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Leveling Improvement Ideas

December 16, 2009

Alright, since I’ve started a few toons over the past couple weeks, and I’ve tooled around getting them all to roughly the same level (Well, except the DK since he gets to start out pretty high), I figured it was time to go ahead and throw out some thoughts that would make the leveling process easier.

  1. Put a class trainer in every town, village, and hamlet.  Seriously, the travel time that’s supposed to serve as an artificial break from the grind/leveling?  It gets in the way.  I don’t want to have to travel all the way back to my home city to learn skills and then travel back to get out into the field.  With the increased speed from heirloom items, it really does get obnoxious to take the 10-15 minutes that you could spend getting another level started and spend it traveling.
  2. Make more factions like Tranquillien.  I know that they were designed to give a pseudo-heirloom set of gear for toons that were trying to catch up with their pre-bc counterparts, but the idea is solid.  Make upgrades available that far exceed the random drops available via the Auction House.  It introduces a couple of concepts early (faction grinding for one), and provides decent enough rewards.
  3. Find a way to make leveling professions a little easier on low level toons.  Give some quests that are repeatable/daily at lower level, and let them be for the factions that would be created.  Nothing to the extent of the cooking extravaganza that we had a few weeks ago, but something to kind of show what the deal is with them.  Oh, and make the stuff you make actually good for lower level toons.  Right now, the effort/reward ratio is jacked up.

I’m sure I’ll come up with more, but I’m hoping that cataclysm addresses some of these issues.  I don’t know how much leveling I’ll do, but it does serve as a nice break from end game.

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One Comment
  1. All three of those ideas are solid, especially #1 but #2 would be really nice to see implemented. After playing through Tranquillien on my Horde main then switching to Alliance, I was really disappointed to not see any equivalent faction there.

    Plus, the satisfaction of seeing the rep bar grow by leaps and bounds is good for a new character’s ego 😉

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