First of all, even though my account ended yesterday, I intend to continue blogging. Lets be honest, I started blogging well before reaching level 70, and I don't magically stop thinking about something I've been doing for 2 years overnight. I've never been a theorycrafter, I've never been a technical specialist on how to run instances or how to play each class. So I intend to continue reading blogs and blogging myself in my self imposed Wow exile, and who knows, I may come back. I quit hockey for 7 years and got back into it, and Wow isnt something you can be out of shape for.
Anyways, on to the topic I intended to post about. I got to thinking about the game as a whole. I haven't seen all the content in the game. There are a lot of Outlands instances I never went to, a lot of "old world" raids I never tried. One thing that I was able to do is level every class to 40 (save priest, I got to 20 and just lost interest), most of them Horde AND Alliance.
I think every player should take a few hours and roll up an alt on an opposing faction just to see what its like. I think one of the things I enjoy the most is taking a brand new character through the newbie zones and running low level content with them. I admit, I have never done Troll, Undead, or Gnome areas (I had a dwarf warrior, but deleted him in favor of a human, I'm short in real life, I don't need to be in the game). There are a ton of players in my guild who had/have never experienced the deadmines or the Stockades, and I'm sure there are a ton of alliance players who never ran Shadowfang Keep (well, non paladins), or Ragefire Chasm.
This content is well thought out and fun. It doesnt take very long to level a character to 20 or so (maybe mid 20's if you're doing stockades). Not to mention, if it sucks and you hate it, what else would you be doing? I know my guild was running maybe one instance a night, maybe doing some farming, there wasnt too much going on.
Mid Afternoon Quickie
6 months ago