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  1. #81
    Was never hard or brutal leveling in classic wow. Anyone who says otherwise is just trying to big themselves up. All it took was time. I had lots during that period and had a rogue (2.5 geared with tf) warrior (2.0 geared) and then a hunter and warlock in mostly tier 1. I raided with 2 guilds.

    Mostly everyone I played with had at least 1 alts, some had more. The game was rougher and took a little more effort but it's what everyone was used to and after playing other games like uo, daoc and eq it was refreshing playing a mmo that was in comparison "easy".

  2. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by Mulgore Sweet Potato View Post
    These people saying it was harsh and time consuming to level obviously didn't play back then. Most people had at least 2 or 30 lvl 60 chars!
    I wouldn't say most, but I would more than a few.

    I had my Paladin main ( most boring class in the world to level in Vanilla besides maybe early level priests) and then a Warrior in the 30's I think, By the end of TBC I had 4 mains a few semi twinked toons. By the end of Wrath I had 10 max level, and by the end of Cata I had 11 ( one on a different server).

    The biggest boom for everyone I know alt wise was in Wrath, when you started getting decent XP in instances, PvP, and the dungeon finder made it productive to quest while queued. Until they nerfed AV, PvP leveling was the way to go. I took my Lock from 40- 80 in less than 2 days ( 72-80 was a matter of hours)

    I'll also add that had I not been on a PvP server, I would of probably had more alts in Vanilla.
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    Leveling in vanilla wow was never brutal or harsh, it simply took longer. I preferred it though, as the game was new and there was a decent community of fresh leveling players. These days its mostly alts in heirlooms and solo play.

    Personally I had mage, warlock, warrior at level 60 in vanilla. Then in TBC I got them plus a paladin, hunter and priest to level 70. In Wotlk and Cata I got every class to max level, and now in Mop I am currently leveling up my fith character to 90, and I fully intend to get all the others to 90 too.

  4. #84
    Leveling during Vanilla took was long and tedious.

    - Quests only gave a very small amount of exp
    - There weren't enough quests in zone A to level you up until you could start Zone B. You either had to keep switching between them zones, or spend long hours farming mobs.
    - No mounts until lvl 40 and the fact that they used to cost a lot of gold.
    - Some classes (like priests) had a very hard time killing mobs. Drinking every other mob for 30 secs really slowed you down.
    - You actually had to read, think and search when doing quests. There weren't any addons yet to help you

    A lot of us, who leveled during early vanilla, still suffer from "levelingphobia".
    When I started to level my main at MoP release, I actually had flashbacks, cold sweats and noticed myself shivering at multiple occasions.

  5. #85
    It may have been rarer than today, but it was not rare and certainly not exceptional. I remember it was already common to have two crafting professions on your main (and at least 1 alt with gathering professions) to max out your character stats, and that was by the time we hit 70.

  6. #86
    I got a hunter and a druid to 60 and raided on both of them. The hunter to naxx and the druid to aq40.
    And my later main a warrior hit 60 on classic too but mainly used her for tanking the non raid content.

  7. #87
    It took me 8 months to level to 60 and I honestly never considered the fact that I could have multiple characters. I was just so busy, always farming and stuff, and new to these kind of games that it never crossed my mind. Close to the end of Classic I finally got my husband to play and decided to level a new character with him, which got me completely hooked to alts So I did have 2 level 60s by the end of Classic, but I didn't raid or use the alt until TBC.
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  8. #88
    Quote Originally Posted by trizzjeeuh View Post
    - There weren't enough quests in zone A to level you up until you could start Zone B. You either had to keep switching between them zones, or spend long hours farming mobs.
    That´s an exaggeration. There were a few questholes like the 48-50 one but most of the time you could normally go from one zone to the next. And i don´t know anyone who farmed mobs since they gave/give so little xp compared to the quest rewards.

  9. #89
    It took me a month to hit 60 when I first played. After about 5months at 60 and doing some raids me and a friend leveled up some hunters. We then used them for the sole purpose of going into AV. We did as many dungeons as we could and got the dungeon gear and then got some pvp gear and had some laughs sniping mages in AV. A lot of fun.

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    In Vanilla I was an altoholic but didn't have two characters at cap since I server hopped quite a bit before settling down where I am now (plenty of 40 something chars all over the place). Highest alt when BC hit was 53.

    In BC I had a bunch of capped characters, even raided with different alts (Pally, Shaman, Warior, Druid & Hunter)

    As for farming mobs: In Vanilla I levelled from 58-60 on my hunter by killing yetis in Winterspring. I was done questing and Silithus wasn't released yet.

  11. #91
    a dude in my guild had 3 druids at lvl 60 he also had 2 mages.

    Dont ask me why. I cant answer that

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    I Dunno but it sure as hell was more fun to level than it is now... I still remember lvling my first toon in tbc damn that was awesomesauce ... the world was still populated in the lowbie areas and the pvp in front of Scarlet Monastery ... oh god how I miss those times

  13. #93
    Quote Originally Posted by Kuel View Post
    When levelling was harsh and the game was brutal, I wonder, is there anyone that created multiple characters and leveled them to 60 in Vanilla, or even BC WoW?
    Only had the 1 60 before BC came along, because most of my characters got to the ~20-40 mark then mysteriously got deleted on a whim because I'd lost interest in them.

    But I had 3 70's in BC...

    And all three were Paladins.

    It wasn't until Wrath that I finally started to have several max level classes, and had the full 10 classes at 85 in Cata. I'm currently at 5/11 90's in Mists, with 6 to go!

  14. #94
    I had my troll shaman, undead priest, orc warlock, tauren warrior, and night elf druid to 60 back before BC came out. Assorted alts of the other classes at lower levels. I always have enjoyed leveling, and didn't think it was terrible back then while I was doing it.

    I also had a terrible PC so I couldn't do any raiding beyond ZG and AQ20, so I had a lot of time not raiding to do other stuff.

  15. #95
    Quote Originally Posted by Yriel View Post
    That´s an exaggeration. There were a few questholes like the 48-50 one but most of the time you could normally go from one zone to the next. And i don´t know anyone who farmed mobs since they gave/give so little xp compared to the quest rewards.
    AoE mob grinding for XP was actually quite lucrative in Vanilla for certain classes.

  16. #96
    In Vanilla I leveled a Rogue, Mage, Paladin, Priest and I believe a warlock to 60. It wasn't hard. it only took a little time.

  17. #97
    My main raided Naxx and I had two alts in BWL. And noone understood how someone could do this. There were no alts in vanilla. ^^

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    I had 3 60's and quite a few 39-50's for twinking. My friend had 8 60's, wasn't really a big deal.

  19. #99
    Quote Originally Posted by Kuel View Post
    When levelling was harsh and the game was brutal, I wonder, is there anyone that created multiple characters and leveled them to 60 in Vanilla, or even BC WoW?
    I did. I like the vanilla leveling with it's slower pace and the diversity it has through different profession and class quests, as well as long dungeon quests.
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    Had a rogue, warrior, mage and priest. Then multiple chars around 40 on different servers. I didnt raid back then, did i PvP a bit to rank 8 or so solo. Wasnt that old, did didnt really wanny bother with the whole thing, so alts seemed like the perfect thing to do when one come home from school

    Leveling back then was a blizz compared to the monotome boring leveling going on now. It might have taken long, and it surely did, but it was interesting.

    Just got my 3rd mage to 80, and god help me, ive never been so bored. While im getting alot closer to the max cap on chars, i havent leveled that much after the cata-revamp, it just totally killed leveling as a part of the game to be good at. Sad
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