If you aren't a DPS spec in Pandaria, you're gonna have a bad time.
Holy paladin took me forevvverrrr. My other spec was prot but only had those vendor greens so I didn't even hit any harder...
I'd be fine with the lvling pace as long as it wasn't full of shitty quests in an ugly landscape for ugly questgivers
Most of us play WoW for endgame (pvp, raids, etc.). The leveling process is nothing more than a burden for most people to get to the the 'real' game - especially after the first go round of 85-90.
They need to just start granting BoA XP for lvl 90 activities. Valor/Justice/Honor for alt XP, quests at 90 applying XP to alts, etc.
So far, You have called anyone who disagrees with you a brainwashed Blizzard fanboy. And now you are starting to throw out "How great BC was".
Thinly veiled trolling?
This is the first expansion where I found leveling to be an awesome experience.
Sure I've done the same quests alot but I rally get immersed in it, which I didn't apart from a few cata zones.
Usually 87 before leaving jade which gives me option of krasarang, valley or kunlai.
Personally as some pointed out vanilla was worse for leveling, hitting 50 and running out of any quests was hell.
Think I spent two months just killing teddy bears in a group in winter spring lol
I hate to admit it, I kinda agree with the OP. No, I love the zones and there's enough to do that you don't have to quest over and over again the same places (unlike Deepholm in Cata), but it takes awhile. And since my support alts have already max professions and can get access to 90+% of what I need them to at 86/87, there's no real motivation to level them until the xp nerf takes place.
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I actually enjoyed 85-90 the second time (only 2 90s so far). Jade Forest was quite fast, 86-87 allowed me to quest in a different zone than on the first char (and I'm gonna skip Vot4W on all future chars, Krasarang is just more fun for me). Kun-Lai was the only one that I disliked, but Townlong Steppes and Dread Wastes gave me rep with Shado-Pan and Klaxxi (Shado-Pan halfway through Honored and Klaxxi even to Revered, with their respective commendations of course) therefore removing the need for a lot of dailies at 90, thus not taking any time at all...
The speed for me isn't so much the problem as all the quests are boring as hell. I didn't sign up for this to chase Wrynn's stupid kid all over the place only for him to peace out on me when I finally find him, or to get ratbunnies off some stupid panda's farm, or to sift through yeti turds and catch yaks. Dread Wastes was literally the only zone I didn't mind out of all of them, but everyone else apparently hates it so i'm "wrong".
Before anyone says "do dungeons or BG's", both of those are horrible time investments. Dungeons wont even give you one bar of exp and BG's only give you anything substantial if you win.
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As for what they OP is saying. I've leveled 3 toons from 85 to 90 at this point. My main... I did every quest available in Pandaria. With the other two alts... It's been a mix of dungeons, PvP and questing. I also tend to wait for a build up of rested XP before I set out to do anything big... In a way, it makes me sad that there are people who would prefer to get to max level as fast as humanly possible, but that's okay. You are very much allowed to have that opinion. I would suggest you take this to the official forums and make a good case for it. Keep your arguments professional and have concrete data to back it up. You never know, you could get Blizzard to see things your way. In the mean time, bank rested... and mix up your leveling path. It will make the "grind" feel less like a grind and potentially offer a bit more fun.