Leveling

Do you want full-world level scaling? At BlizzCon this year, we finally got something a lot of players have been asking for: zone scaling when leveling in older expansions. Granted, it’s not full-blown, uncapped scaling for every single level, but it’s a good start.

Level alts this week with Brewfest Enthusiast and the Darkmoon Faire If you're planning on leveling an alt, it's worth hitting up Brewfest and then heading over to the Darkmoon Faire -- or using your Top Hat if you have one. If you're leveling through Invasions already, a solid 20% XP buff will make it go even faster




The Queue: Water breathing, DPS rotations and John Madden, and The Godfather There’s three movie trilogies I watch every year: The Godfather, Hobbit + Lord of the Rings, and The Matrix. I’m saying this because you all need to do the same; three movies that are just some of the best ever made.

Heroes of the Storm talks the strategy of XP in latest guide Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm Core Concepts guide continues with part two of its Team Leveling overview. In the first installment, their guide focused on what grants XP and how to get it.

Heroes of the Storm explains team leveling in its latest introductory guide If you’re a new Heroes of the Storm player — playing for the first time for the Malthael’s Bargain event, perhaps — some mechanics might seem strange or unintuitive at first. Even if you’re coming from another MOBA like League of Legends or Dota 2, leveling and experience works in ways you might not expect....

Could we leave Azeroth? Technically speaking, we’ve done two expansions that weren’t on Azeroth. But in both Burning Crusade and Warlords of Draenor there was a sense of connection back to Azeroth.




Could WoW get a complete overhaul? Looking at Heroes of the Storm and its 2.0 redesign gets me thinking about other games. It’s no secret I’m a long time World of Warcraft player — at this point I’ve been playing the game since a month after release, so we’re edging in on thirteen years — and so I’ve seen the game...

What’s going to replace Artifacts? I know we’re not even half done with Legion yet, but one of the things that keeps popping up in my head every time I see a Hunter with Hati or use Strom’kar’s Warbreaker ability is this notion of just how much time and investment we put into these Artifacts. Yes, they’re weapons, but they’re...



Does leveling still matter? I’m not talking about “Hey, it’s a new expansion, level through these new zones and see new quests/do new things” leveling — I honestly think that’s some of Blizzard’s strongest game design and has been since Mists of Pandaria. Even people who hate Warlords with the fire and intensity of a billion exploding suns tend...

Do you read quest text? It’s probably not a surprise that I generally read the quest text. But some players have absolutely no patience for it, or for the people who stop and watch in game cinematics or videos, because these things do tend to slow group play down.

Breakfast Topic: Wander off the beaten path I see many players racing to level 110 and I know there are valid reasons for it. Some need to get geared for the upcoming raids.

Breakfast Topic: Slow leveling through Legion I know there are plenty of players out there who have already hit level 110. Heck, the world first 110 happened in less than six hours.

Breakfast Topic: A week of Legion It’s been almost a week since Legion went live and a lot of us have been playing. Just as purely anecdotal evidence, my friends list hasn’t been this full of folks since Warlords launch.

The Warrior’s Charge: Warrior leveling to 110 Okay, so I’m not super fast at leveling. It took me until Wednesday to hit level 110 on the Warrior I chose to level first in Legion and here are some impressions.

Breakfast Topic: Draenor wasn’t all bad I think I’m the guy who defended Cataclysm during its life cycle. I’m not arguing it didn’t have problems, but there was a lot to like in that expansion.

Breakfast Topic: How fast will you level? While talking during the leveling stream this week, we were discussing our plans for Legion launch day and Mitch said he was planning to go full ‘gremlin D.Va’ and just play until he was level 110. I simultaneously admire and loathe this idea.