Nope. Not 80. What kind of WoW player am I? Real WoW players have already hit 80 and finished all the raid content. Except, not really. Sure, a few have. But, a majority of players are still leveling and enjoying all that the new Wrath content has to offer. So, what else is there to enjoy other than grinding quickly to 80 and the new raid instances?
Well, for starters, the music. I’m not sure if anyone keeps their sound controls up anymore while playing, but Northrend has some of the best game music I have ever heard. Yes, I am grouping Wrath with all of the Final Fantasy games as far as music now. It is just that good. So far, my favorite music is in Howling Fjord though I do love the soft piano in Dragonblight.
Okay, so you listen to heavy metal in your mom’s basement while playing WoW and couldn’t care less about the music. How about the quests? I was a huge fan of Warcraft pre WoW and love to see the story line continue. The Dragonblight quests give you a wonderful look at the events in Warcraft 3 with Arthas flash backs, but also a nice in game cut scene that pushes the story forward. If that isn’t great enough, the world literally changes after you finish the quest (think how Guild Wars did it).
What’s that? You don’t like the music and you aoe grind without questing? Seriously? Okay, what about everyone riding around on those new armored bears? The turkey killing achievement? The beautiful landscape? Death Knights!?! Surely, some of this is enough to enjoy even if you aren’t quite 80 like the rest of the world already.
On a small side note, my Death Knight is now level 76. I have tanked every instance up to my level so far and also tried dps. I am managing around 1200 dps with a cookie cutter spec, which I know a lot of people hate. However, tanking does seem very viable. I really am hoping that Blizzard implements the dual spec option that they keep mentioning on the WoW forums.
Oh, and if anyone at Blizzard reads this: please, oh please, make achievements account wide so I feel there is a reason to level my alts up to 80 too. Thank you!