I used to be able to spend months leveling a toon. That was enjoyable for me. The game is now about 2 weeks long. Everything else is endgame.
The open world combat in SL is at the edge of my abilities. My body can just about handle the adrenalin it requires for me to survive in the open world (and I still die far more often than I’m used to). The highest gear I’m now receiving is ilevel 155 - the covenant gear. It appears that, in order to get higher ilevel gear in order to make open world combat less intense, I’ll have to do endgame stuff, which is even more intense. So, I appear to be stuck in an ilevel 150-155 rut. Sad trombone.
It’s quite possible that this will never change, due to the changes in the game with this xpac. So, it’s beginning to appear that this game no longer has receptors for people like me, and that it might be time for me to move along to a more casual game again. I’m not ready to jump ship just yet and am open to comments, suggestions, etc., in case there are things I’m not thinking about that might be helpful for me to know or remember.
I did just buy myself a new headset for the purpose of grouping with others, and plan to try some dungeons with guildies who are willing to go at something less than breakneck speed with me. We’ll see how that goes.
I’m also looking to see if it’s a class issue. I’ve tried ele shammy and unholy dk so far, but am thinking of trying my warlock and hunter to see if they’re any easier or more survivable (ie: less adrenaline). I have 1 of every class at level 50, so if anyone can recommend a spec that might be more helpful for my issues, please chime in. Learning a new spec and role can be stressful, but I can take my time with it. The other thing I can try is switching to blood dk. I’m concerned that a tank build would make open world combat much longer than it already is for me, which I might find frustrating.
Thanks in advance for any helpful info.