It was pretty cool (and a little intimidating for some) to see the numbers of guildies logged on. We hit a peak of 50+ guildies online at one stage!
The hard core levellers were off and running and it felt like they gained momentum over the night. I had read on Wowhead that you can get to 110 in 8-10 hours of solid levelling, and the race was tight for a bit. By 7am AEST we had 3 at level 110! So our first 3 to 110 were:
- Exray (Chikako)
I had a guild competition going to see if we could guess the first 3 and nobody got the combination right! Fortunately for me that meant I didn't have to give out any prizes so I saved money /grin
As always, I levelled with HK, and he chose the first zone which was Stormheim. And you know the great thing was that there weren't that many people around - it was very different to our usual levelling days where people were absolutely EVERYWHERE and you were waiting for mobs to spawn or get your tag on a certain NPC - I have to say that the improved levelling experience with the scaled levelling so you could start at any zone, multitag quest mobs and shared nodes/quest items makes it probably the smoothest levelling experience that I have had in comparison to every other expansion.
I liked my Druid class hall in the Dreamgrove. However, I was very easily lost in it. Where was the seed that I planted for doing my artifact weapon? Where was those recruiting guys again? And where is the damn mailbox? Fortunately I wasn't the only one because when I googled locations of things in my class hall there were other posts about the same thing! BTW, I still don't know where the mailbox is.
One comment from everyone was that if Warlords of Draenor was a throwback to the Burning Crusade (2nd expansion), then Legion was like a throwback to Wrath of the Lich King (3rd expansion). We're at Dalaran again. Stormheim seemed to be a lot like Howling Fjord. Azsuna seemed a bit Azshara like. Highmountain was reportedly like Grizzly Hills.
I made some noob mistakes with my artifact weapon - and though I was worrying about it, it probably doesn't mean much at our level because we're still levelling! For example, I couldn't figure out why I couldn't use the Artifact Rune that I had because it didn't seem to go in my weapon - because I had forgotten I had set my loot spec to Boomkin instead of Resto! Getting treasures is fun because we need those resources and Artifact Power (AP) things and of course the random upgrades makes looting exciting.
It is now 2.5 days after release of Legion and I am now at 106. I did feel like levelling went faster as we went along and have done just 2 zones - Azsuna and Stormheim. The story in both was good, but I found Azsuna to be much more amusing - which I will go into detail later as I think it deserves another post.
I did find that I felt a bit intimidated/left behind when people were already max level doing heroics and mythic dungeons already, linking their amazing titanforged loots whilst I'm still doodling around.
How has everyone else found levelling so far in Legion?