I had an idea earlier today as I was leveling through outland, and then Northrend on my new deathknight. And noticed that I literally did 5 quests in each zone and moved on to a new zone. You level so quickly now that it has to feel weird for new players, even feels weird for me as I was leveling through all the zones.
What if they did a level squish? at level 50. Outland, northrend, or vanilla were optional ways to get to 60. Giving more option, but allowing players to experience the entire patch's worth of quests. Instead of some weird hop through.
Meaning cata would be 60-65 mop 65-70.
This would be a larger scale item squish. Raids could remain the same difficulty, as well as heroic dungeons. but levels would scale down.
Or. Another option, Northrend and Outland become both optional ways to level from 60-80.
thoughts? I know it's a bit crazy.
but it would increase replay value on new alts. and make doing the old zones interesting again, with story.