Finally i finished leveling first character in the new leveling experience, a gnome destruction warlock, i found the spec fun to play, my other warlock is affliction which i need to learn it again because i didn’t touch that alt for a long time.
For this character i chose Cataclysm for leveling which mean the old zones in Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor, it takes more time to level in these zones but that’s ok, i love these zones and they always feel nostalgic for me.
So what what do i think of the leveling system?
It’s fast, feels too fast at early levels and slows down a little in late levels, after leveling this character i started with another one, which is a good sign, in old leveling system i’ll feel sick of doing this again.
Having abilities at each level is fun, well not all levels but many of them, growing in power makes the game fun to play, more abilities means more things to do, and learning how to play the class quickly.
The freedom to go any where is great, in Timewalking leveling most zones are open for you, go to whatever zone you like, even if you choose an expansion you can go to other expansion zones and level there if you want, this freedom means leveling is more open and leas linear.
Gear and items from all expansions, i’m sure there are some players who want to have the best gear and now they can mix gear and items from different expansions, i just hope Blizzard will not find a way to restrict this.
Class trainers have no role, this is not a new problem and probably most player don’t care about it, but i care, i think class trainers should have a role, some quests to gain some abilites, quests to earn special gear, quests for lore related to the class, some flavor, that’s all i’m asking for.
Dungeon queue is not working … for me, because i think most players are busy leveling in Daenor, i could not find one dungeon group and i waited for the dungeon finder for a long time, this is not a big deal honestly.
Crafting needs overhaul, the old crafting system is not working for the new leveling system, for example i’m leveling a warrior in Draenor, crafted blacksmith armor require level 36 at least, this just one example, BFA cooking food need level 45, crafted gear require the same level.
A new player will be forced to go to BFA zones for their first character at level 10, and they will see this crafting system that does not work for them in the next 35 levels, this need fixing.
There is a potential for the new leveling system, it needs more work to fix the little details and i’m not expecting Blizzard to fix everything at once, but with time they should fix them.