After flying through 1-69 (almost literally, it took me less then a week) 70+ just crawls by. I’m wearing two pieces of heirloom gear which grants me a 20% bonus to kills and quests, but things still seem to have slowed an incredible amount. Expected I suppose, no one wants their game content to be THAT quick. I’ve been aiming for a level a day on the warlock and so far it’s working out pretty well. She’s sitting at a comfortable level 73, hopefully by the end of today that will be 74. I experimented with my talents a little yesterday, trying to find something comfortable to use. I’ve chosen to dual spec for some pretty obvious reasons. I have the destruction spec for single target dps and moderate AoE dps. This is great for questing, or moderate dps in instances. Then I’ve also got an affliction spec, which is not *really* affliction because it’s 38/33/0 – it’s pretty balanced. This spec focuses on me spamming seed of destruction, and works fantastic for AoE encounters. My highest parse at 72 was a little over 7k, and in instances this is great – except not EVERY encounter is a group encounter. On single targets my dps is abysmal at best. Mages still out-parse me right now, but I’m looking for ways to change that.Why do I care about any of this? Well I take pride in my character, and doing as well as I possibly can. I know everyone plays their own way but I like to think I know my class for whatever game I happen to be playing to the best of my ability.
I was discouraged by the slow moving xp bar, so I contemplated moving back towards the shaman, or even leveling up that druid or paladin I’ve started – but in the end I decided I would simply tough it out on the warlock. After all I really enjoy the class, just not the grind to ‘end game’.
I also managed to get my crafting (engineering in the warlock’s case) to 200! I’ve decided to go the rout of Goblin Engineer, and I’m looking forward to some of the neat items they can make.
I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend no matter where you found yourself! Happy gaming!