So while I've definitely been enjoying my alts (mostly of the hunter variety), I have also found myself logging into Tawyn a lot more often again, lately.
Why? Is it perhaps the upcoming Wrath of the Lich King expansion that has me all excited? Is it getting into the current raids of Burning Crusade?
It's cause Blackrock Mountain is basically the most epic thing Blizzard has ever done. True story.
I went to Molten Core the other week with a bunch of people. Unfortunately it was sort of a hastily put together group, people started leaving more and more as we went on, and we had to call it quits after wiping on... the fourth or fifth boss? Can't remember.
But it was a really neat experience and inspired me to start looking seriously into old-world content. I am a "Burning Crusade Baby" as they say, who waltzed into Outlands at level 58, effectively skipping most of the old Level 60 stuff.
But doing LBRS the other day to get the UBRS key, and aaaaalll the billions of quests involved for that; and now currently doing the quests and the BRD runs for the Onyxia Key... this is when Epic was Epic and when adventuring meant going into a burning lair of fire of brimstone.
Oh, and guess who plays at 8:00pm in BRD?
Sheer coincidence that we happened to be in this room at 7:57pm. It was great.
The interesting thing about these old-world quests, to me anyway, is how memorable they are. So far I have had to take control of a dragon in order to blow fire on a quest object, take secret notes all over Eastern Kingdoms, and rescue a guy from prison and escort him out of BRD while he deadpans lines about his flying fists of fury (and runs into every mob he can without giving you a chance to drink >.>). I think my favorite, though, was when I was sent to a guy in Lakeshire, the same guy who gave me a bunch of quests when I was, oh, level 16 or 17 maybe. "Do I know you? You look familiar," he said.
I can't tell you how far this little old-world excursion is going to take me. In theory, I'd like to hit up all the old raids, in reality, I don't know if that can happen. But the point is, Bear was right. There is a ton of content out there and I dunno about you guys, but I don't raid for the loot. Loot's a fun bonus, but it's not why I still adore Karazhan and try to run it every chance I get even though Be Imba tells me I should be in SSC, and it's not why I want to do the old school raids. It's cause there's adventuring and exploring out there that I haven't done yet.
Oh, and Hunter Tier 3 looks awesome and I must have it.