I too feel the same as you do. However, I've completed all quests with the exception of dungeons and a couple of group quests. Here are the zones:Howling FjordDragonblightGrizzly Hills - held off in completing three group questsZul'Drak - held off in completing three group questsSholazar Storm Peaks Ice CrownI'm only level 79 as of 12/3/09. I find it fascinating that people are leveling to 75 in only one or two zones. According to my latest stats, I have completed 1578 quests with 42 being abondoned. What am I doing wrong?
I've heard of people getting to level 80 in 2 or 3 days, and I kinda envy them for getting into raiding and heroics quickly. But I just cant avoid getting to do every single quest and exploring every corner on the map. The same happened with diablo 2 for me, it's just that I was younger and kinda noob-er, and ended up dropping it (I still don't remember the reason.. lol).I'm level 75 in dragonblight and I'm squeezing my brain for getting those 24 quests I'm missing of the area. Did every group quest, dungeon, etc. I'm getting kind of lazy of doing this though, it's getting to tideous to be this obssesive with completing areas :SIt's good to see I'm not alone in the world on this hehe
Level how you want, I would quest until I got sick of it, then i would put together a instance group. Also before you do instances look up the quests that chain you thru to the instance.My final warning, do dragonblight before icecrown and grizzly hills before Zul'drak for areas. It is just that much more fun to see the story unfold if you do it in the right order.
I too feel the same as you do. However, I've completed all quests with the exception of dungeons and a couple of group quests. Here are the zones:Howling FjordDragonblightGrizzly Hills - held off in completing three group questsZul'Drak - held off in completing three group questsSholazar Storm Peaks Ice CrownI'm only level 79 as of 12/3/09. I find it fascinating that people are leveling to 75 in only one or two zones. According to my latest stats, I have completed 1578 quests with 42 being abondoned. What am I doing wrong?I really can't imagine this. It is literally impossible for you to have completed all the quests in those zones and not be well, well, well above level 80 experience-wise. Do you have the Quest Achievements for those zones? Link your armory and we'll be able to check this stuff out.I went from Borean Tundra -> Howling Fjord -> Dragonblight -> Grizzly Hills -> Zul'Drak -> Icecrown (completed about 50 quests) -> Sholazar (completed about 20 quests) to get to 80. I didn't leave a zone until I got the Quests Achievement. Did a few dungeon runs but not many.I still have YET to touch Storm Peaks and do not have the Achievement for Icecrown yet (100/140).
So here I am with a conundrum. If I go and try all the instance content, then I level out of the solo quests. If I do the solo quest content, I level out of the instances. So what then? How do you find a balance between the two, and what do you guys prefer to spend your leveling time on? What I did when I was low enough for Nexus and Utgarde was I did the quests all around them, and then got EVERY Quest I could that is for them, and then went inside of it and ONLY did those quests. I did the Achievements too, because I am paranoid about getting Achievements :PDoing this, I was 74 when I finally completed all Quests in both Utgarde Keep & The Nexus, and I was just entering Howling Fjord. (I did Borean 'til 73, then Fjord 'til 74, and now in Dragonblight as 75)Even though I probably did every quest in the areas, I still wasn't going over the "expected" levels of the Instances for the lower levels of WotLK. I just did the quests in an order that fit with it, and that wouldn't level me totally outta the Zone :PReading this over, I notice that not much of it makes that much sense xD
Don't worry about getting a lot of experience in instances, since with the reduced amount of trash, you really don't get much.I started in Borean Tundra at 68, ran the Nexus one time when I was completely done with that zone. Went over to Howling Fjord, started questing there. Got the quests for Utgarde Keep pretty early, and ran that once. Now I'm almost level 72, with another half of Howling Fjord to do. I wouldn't consider myself overleveled. Those two instances might be possible at 68, but the mobs inside are 71-73 and the items that drop require 70-71 to equip.There isn't really a need to run instances more than once when leveling either. They don't give any rep until 80, and there's usually only one or two items that can drop there that are even of use to you. Just run them once, get your blue quest rewards, and move on.
However, I've completed all quests with the exception of dungeons and a couple of group quests. Here are the zones:<list of zones>It's impossible to have done as you say, unless you just went for the newest quests all the time, and now in later time decided to pick up old, grey quests which won't give you experience. Starting from 70, I did only quests, no instances. After doing everything in Fjord > Tundra > Dragonblight > Grizzly > Sholazar, then about 30-40 quests or so in Zul'Drak, I was 80.I also recommend this pattern for anyone else levelling with quests, because it's the high level quests that will award the most experience at 80, thus award extra gold for the same amount of work. After you're 80, it doesn't really matter where you go to quest, but storywise I recommend to do Icecrown last.
Same here.I hit level 75 after turning in my last quest in Howling Fjord today. Completed every quest in Borean Tundra last week.Yup, that means I'll be hitting Utgarde Keep for the first time at level 75. =/The WotLK content is awesome so far, it's just a little sad to level so quickly. Soloing "Suggested Players " quests? No problem.I kinda miss the feeling of entering Westfall at level 10 and finding it hard for the first 2-3 levels. Now, I could skip to Zul'Drak or Sholazar directly to spice things up -- the thing is I want to do the content in the order it was intended to be done :(</rant>i soloed most 3player group quests in the past, so nothing new here..and northrend has 2 zones designed so fresh lvl 68 players can do them.. why do you expect it to be challenging at 70 and probably with full epic?if you want challenge you can just skip to dragonblight at 71 as i did :)plus your not supposed to do both.. you're supposed to do one and move on.. ofc you get ahead in levels when you do both.. just level an alt if you wanna see it all or save the quests for making gold at 80 ;)
Do it twice... one toon do all the questing and on the other do all the instances with just enough questing to fill in the leveling.You DO have more than one toon, right? ;)
I'm the same way, but I managed to find a peaceful balance in the end; sure, the content will get easier, but doing the quests and instances for the experience and lore is just as good to me, and if I'm reading this right, it's the same for you.I hit 80 after clearing Borean, Fjord, Dragonblight, Sholazar and half of Grizzly. That left me with Icecrown, Storm Peaks, Zul'Drak, Crystal Song and the second half of Grizzly. Instance-wise, I did all the ones for the zones I cleared. Obviously I have a lot left to enjoy.The balance I found is still finding enjoyment in doing them (quests and instances) after 80. I get A TON of gold, I still enjoy the story, and I can actually do a lot of the group quests by myself, with ease. If you miss out on the lower-level dungeons, and you're not one to enjoy them if you're too strong, try them as a heroic. They're more or less the same thing, with a few changed abilities.
Wouldn't it make sense to quest to 80, then heroic instances at 80?...NO, because then you have absolutly no clue what so ever about how the dungeon is handled.So if you do this, don't be the one that asks for a strat on a boss in five words.
I'm feeling some of this frustration too, for another reason. I decided early on to grind Kalu'ak exalted rep, so I got a fair amount of xp from dailies. This, combined with leather farming to progress my profession, caused me to feel like I'm leveling too fast for the quest content. Now I'm 76, with Howling Fjorde completed, Borean Tundra not even halfway done and abandoned, and Dragonblight about halfway done. I'm skinning in Sholazar Basin but not questing there, and I have to take a side-trip to Zul'Drak to get my First Aid leveled up. I wonder what else I'm missing in those areas.In other words, I'm missing out on content and rewards appropriate to my level, and still stuck questing forever in the lower zones, which seem to have an endless supply of new quests! I wish it took longer to level.
dont try to do every zoneso theres more fun for alts if u lvl them
Holy necro.Anyway, if you're struggling with this problem, simply level an alt in the areas you haven't done ;) I used HF --> DB --> Grizzly --> Icecrown on my main. (did Storm Peaks and Oracles at 80 tho)Gonna do BT --> DB --> Zuldrak --> Scholazar on my alt that i'm leveling now.It takes a while longer but eventually you will have seen it all AND have 2 characters at max level to play around with ;)
I'm a perfectionist too in the way that you described. That means that i dinged 80 in Zul'drak and continiued to do all quests in Sholazar Basin, Storm Peaks and Icecrown while I was 80 :|
@Arideni:It's a shame that you didn't complete Guru of Drakuru the traditional way, it's a great questline :(