...well, that's what the people in Stormwind are saying, anyway:
Ah, it felt good to finally see my name up there. I remember being level six, having just arrived in Stormwind for the very first time after a long and harrowing journey through places like the Wetlands where level ?? crocolisks wanted to eat me for dinner. There I was, completely lost, standing around, and these two people by the tree were recruiting the Alliance's bravest heroes. That's awesome, I thought, I wanna be a recruited like that someday. And now... here I am! =D
One thing I have been wondering for a while, though, is exactly what determines who is mentioned in this little dialogue and who isn't? I know it's people who walk by, but only higher-level people. I started /who'ing everybody it mentioned to see if I could figure it out. At first I thought I had it narrowed down to Level 58 and higher, "Outlands levels", but no, I've seen a few level 56 and 57 people mentioned. I thought maybe it was dependent on PvP kills, but nope, my boyfriend, who never PvPs, has now been "recruited" as well. Hmm. Anybody have any ideas?
Anyways, currently I have a huge WoW patch downloading-- a whopping 222 megabytes, and it tells me it's patch 2.3. I don't think it's actual "patch time" yet, but I do think it must be getting closer if we're downloading it or parts of it. I've been thinking I should make a post on "my thoughts on 2.3" but I keep forgetting, and a lot of other blogs have gone through them already. =P I will mention that the part I am probably the most excited for is actually the new tracking thing, where we can choose what we're tracking from the mini-map and I'll finally be able to free up something like ten action bar slots. Haha, yep, the dead-zone is going away and leveling is getting faster and yet I get excited about action bar slots. I'm kind of a dork, but oh well.
Regarding the leveling thing, I must say that while it's great for my inner alt-oholic, I sort of wonder about new players. Is the leveling going to be a little too fast for them? Will new players still have time to learn and practice the mechanics of the game and of their class if they're leveling so fast? I think about myself and the way I just hit level 60 "the traditional way", and I wonder if I would have learned so much and had as much practice as I needed if the leveling had gone faster like it will in the new patch. I think I'm glad I hit 60 before the new patch. I know I needed all the practice I could get before Outlands.
I guess we'll have to wait and see how it goes, though! I'm excited to give my alts some more love.