I have had an idea for a longer time about wow's level's and coming expansions and I have decided I should post it on mmo-champion today to hear what others are thinking about it ^^.
I think WoW could use some new sort of fresh experience and a new way of doing levels. The newest expansion (assuming it's a burning legion expansion but fill in your own expansion) everyone would come to the new content. But what's up? Everyone that goes to this continent is level 1 once again, moving to Azeroth would make you level 90 again.
A new leveling system would open up once you enter this new continent "the path of the titans" all classes stay the same but there will be some differences. Everyone arriving on this continent will get a new low level gearset mostly consisting of some greens but nothing noteworthy. Their talents and skills would be gone and they get treated like a level 1 on the path of the titans.
So what is this path of the titans? It's a new manner of leveling. On the old zones you would still be 90 with all your old level 90 gear and skills but on this continent you get new and fresh skill bars and all your gear gets wiped, your proffesions will get the same treatment (level 1 in the path of the titans) and gear dropping here will have the "burning legion" tag, only burning legion gear can be acquired here. (special action houses including this gear will be in place)
So a short summary, what is the path of the titans (but this is not it)
*A fresh start for everyone. Level 30 new levels. But there is good news, you don't have to be 90 on azeroth to go to this continent. Once you are atleast level 60 you can start in the new expansion.
*All old gear, spells and talents are stored on the old world. You can keep your gold and bags though.
*A way will be included to transmog your other gear on the burning legion gear.
*Burning legion tag gets introduced, works only on this continent. Special banktabs and Action house are included.
So what is the difference from the old azeroth?
*New talent system on this world
*No more racials on this world, a new system is being put in place
*Many new spells and class revamps.
*New proffesion tiers.
So how would it work?
I am using a rogue class to explain how it would work. You enter the burning legion world. You hear that "power weaves differently here" and you see you have a green 1 next to your normal level. You wear green level pants, boots, shirt and 2 daggers. You hear 30 new levels are to be acquired here. Various zones have been opened up. The only skills you would still have are some basic skills like Sinister Strike and Eviscerate. The first thing you do is choosing a new spec, combat assasination or Sublety. As a rogue you will immediatly notice combat is a tank spec on this world. A paladin would notice holy is instead a ranged support spec using strength. (to remove intellect plate) After that you see a new talent window poping up looking alot like the old one. There are 7 titans of which you can choose 3 "titans" everyone picks from the same pool. You will have 31 points to invest in these trees which will slowly be gained during the new quests. After this you have a choice from 25 "vanity" spells you may choose 2. This would be the new racials on this world.
During your leveling you will see not all spells from your old class have come to this world and new ones have been added. For rogues fan of knives would be changed to "ring of stars" (Unleash a ring of stars traveling in all directions. Enemies hit take X damage) and sublety will have an opener called "flash of fate" (Burns the target, dealing X damage, damage is increased by 5% for Y seconds) many new skills will have titanic names and influences. These abilities will make use of the titanpower stat which will be usefull for all classes. The titanpower stat is a skill that makes your titanic abilities stronger and is a new stat to make statting more interesting for classes, it will have a 15% cap besides this. Expertise and hit are also rolled into one stat on this world but will now require a higher percentage then they did before. (7.5 would go to 11% for instance)
So a short summary of my idea for a new leveling system :
*New world new chances
*Some class overhaul, talent's gone, specs stay
*New titan tree system
*30 new levels
*Many new abilities stats and gear
*A huge new world to explore
*Endgame activities to bring old world gear into this world
*Fixing many problems classes might have.
*Making it easier for alts to come into the endgame with the endgame being accesible at 60.
*Pandaria will stay usefull in the next expansion thus giving players another activity.