Today, I'm going to ask you if you'll join me levelling an alt without boosting it automatically to 90.
This isn't a reaction to the decision made by Blizzard to offer the paid service. It's also not meant as a means to belittle or indeed deride anyone who has. What it IS meant as is a distinct means of reminding everyone, in what will soon be the Tenth Year of Warcraft, of where we all began, and what the game came from: the Old World of Questing, exploring and generally not screaming headlong straight to Endgame. On the way I hope to gain some new friends, share some posts from other Bloggers about their experiences, and generally rediscover a love for the journey, and not simply the destination.
Let me tell you how I hope this will work.
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This was the toon I created for Hunter Week last year, and who has been stuck at L17 ever since. I could, if I wanted, use my free boost to get her to 90 but as I'm strapped for cash, I'm going to level her the old-fashioned way. I doubt I'll head into a Dungeon because the Heirlooms will make the world XP more than adequate to get by. My gear will come just from rewards and drops. And I intend to slog it through every zone between here and the Shrine with just my mount and my knowledge of Warcraft to guide me. I'd love you to join me in this adventure, and more importantly I'm asking people to write about their experiences, and I'll be looking to share them as Guest Posts in the weeks that follow.
Yes, this is also a thinly-veiled request to ask people to help keep content on my pages until the Expansion finally arrives. Let's not be under any illusions here, it is really tough finding new stuff to write about on a daily basis and with no indication when the beta will appear... I want to keep the site running, and NOT be one of those people who vanishes because there's nothing 'important' going on in game. Yes, there may be distractions here and there (see the post coming up later on Hearthstone) but this is a place for World of Warcraft, and long may it continue.
So, if you're interested in taking part in this exercise, please use the Comments to tell me what character you'll be levelling, and if you'd be interested in contributing a post or posts to my site documenting your journey. If you wish to show your support for the exercise, there's a button here for you too:
So, having asked the question, now I wait.
Anyone up for an adventure?