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Leveling in Legion

Well crap.

I have what you might call a love/hate relationship with leveling characters in World of Warcraft.

“But aren’t you the same guy who has leveled fifteen characters to 100 already?”

Sixteen, actually. And I’m not sure if there will be a seventeenth. Still, that’s a whole lot of levels. Say what you want about Warlords of Draenor, but they definitely made the leveling process fairly painless. In fact, given the right mix of XP potions and heirloom, you can bang out the last ten levels in under two hours.

But it hasn’t always been that simple. Leveling in Mists of Pandaria, for me, was about as much fun as plucking sphincter hairs. In fact, I’d rather pluck butt-fur than level through MoP. I only managed a small handful of characters through the content when it was current, and the only reason I managed that many was due to Zygor Leveling Guides (cheap plug Zygor, you’re welcome). Just the thought of leveling through MoP gave me a literal headache. Mists, as much as I enjoyed the expansion as a whole, aggravated me so much that I unsubbed for a year.

Legion boasts a somewhat modified leveling process. Zones will scale with the character, making every zone viable for leveling.  But Blizzard has taken good concepts in the past and turned them into lumpy poo.  So how is Legion leveling looking in lalpha  alpha? Bellular gave it a try and here’s what he had to say.

 

 

 

Demon Hunter PvP in Legion Alpha

Demon Hunters will be the new hotness at the launch of Legion. They are the new “hero” class with all sorts of interesting abilities, not to mention the sexy tattoos and horns. The question is – just how cool and fun, etc, are these DH’s going to be when they step into a Battleground at end game? How will Demon Hunters hold up against various other classes in PvP?

As a surprise to no one, Bajheera took a level 110 Demon Hunter out for a PvP spin and I think he feels they’re all right. Maybe. Check out his video and decide for yourself.

Frost Death Knight Artifact Quest

Frost Death Knight

 

Let’s go through some of the obvious bullet points here:

  • I enjoy playing Death Knights.
  • I have several Death Knight characters on my account.
  • I plan on playing a Death Knight in Legion.

Now let’s go through some other factoids.

  • I don’t have access to the Legion alpha.
  • I am okay with this.

Some people might find that last bit kind of odd. But I don’t have the patience for testing, and I certainly don’t want to play a buggy game. I’m okay with waiting until the expansion goes live, and even then I wouldn’t mind waiting a few days just to have things a bit less congested.

Now even though I’m not playing any part of the expansion, I like hearing about things that should be going live when everything is done testing. Things like artifacts, aka the only weapon we’ll be using in Legion.

Bellular released a very impressive video regarding the Lich King Artifact Quest for Frost Death Knights. It was impressive for a couple of reasons. First, the quest looks easy enough to do. Second, the graphics and animations look much better than they do currently.

So check out Bellular’s video – Frost Death Knight Lich King Artifact Quest.