One vs Many

This week’s Shared Topic over at Blog Azeroth was suggested to us by Martha over at Perish Twice.

While there are some quests that specifically call for grouping, most don’t… but do you group anyway? How many of you pick up a friend or guildie to quest with and how many grind the lonely roads alone?

I find that these days you can do most of the group quests alone, except for maybe one or two while levelling. It depends a little bit on your class, but most classes seem able to solo the group quest by now (I suspect thanks to heirlooms).

A lot of times I end up leveling alone, because others may either not be leveling anything at the moment or they’re at a different level to me. I’m in raiding guilds on both my Horde characters and Alliance characters – and while people do level new toons now and then, I suspect it’s not something you see as often as in a pure levelling guild.

That being said though, I actually really enjoy levelling together with someone! Maybe not all the time, but I like sometimes having a character or two that I level with a friend. It makes for a nice change in pace to the normally lonely levelling that I do.

The rare occasions when several people are levelling at the same time are one of my favourites. When you can go with three or more people and do dungeons at lower levels. You’ll still get a few random players – but not a full group of them.

And isn’t it always more fun to play together?


Comments

One vs Many — 17 Comments

  1. I hate levelling alone. I usually try and bribe Mr Harpy into levelling something with me so I at least I have one person to play with. The more people obviously the better.

    • Unfortunately I don’t have anyone to bribe, and few of my friends want to level something new at the same time I do – but that doesn’t mean I don’t try to make them :P

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  3. I shall one day check out this whole “Blog Azeroth” thingy! :)

    I’ve mostly leveled alone. However, I posted an extended version on my blog, and gave the link to your site as well. Afterall, if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t know about these things!

    Z

    • Oh, you should – it’s a neat place when you’re looking for something to write about and also has some resources for bloggers :)

      And thanks for the link back!

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  5. I think you have a good point that heirlooms might be giving folks that extra boost needed to level completely solo. I’m also wondering if it might be because folks are donning ye olde golden gear and hopping into the dungeons and just pugging or pvping their way up the levels. Once they’ve done the questing grind once, maybe folks just aren’t interesting and running them again…

    I think I may have to track down a leveling guild on my servers, hopefully they’ll take pity on my altistis. ;)

    • I know I do get bored of doing quests at times, but then I’ve done some of them so many times. So it’s nice to sometimes do pvp or instances. On the whole, I think I prefer the variation of all the different kinds, or I get bored too easily ;)

      I do wonder though if less or more people are levelling solo now as opposed to earlier in the game.

      • I wish the The Daedalus Project it would be interesting to see how people play, and if it’s changed over time…

        I totally understand the need for a change in scenery– If I could pull off dual-boxing in dungeons or BGs I’d give it a try, but so far my skills need a bit more tweaking before I inflict them on unsuspecting folks. (doh)

        • Oh I totally would too! I have two accounts, but I rarely make it past the.. logged onto one and hang around if people wanna chat and play the other.. stage.

          I think it’s because I have my Horde chars on one and Alliance on the other – so no guild will feel my absence too much *lol* (As if they really cared :P )

  6. I recently leveled a Paladin named Caligan to lvl 85 on Azuremyst Server. I had no heirlooms. I did have a guild bonus though (I had joined Eff the Ineffable). I found extra xp from a couple of places. First, there was a little bit of a bonus from the guild (I think). I could be wrong on that. Also, Caligan is a miner/blacksmith. You get xp from minning! I’m thinking that I got a 5%-10% increase in gained xp from mining and possible guild perks.

    Z

    • I think it’s 10% xp from a guild, which is really nice. But I’m admittedly very spoilt and I always miss heirloms when I don’t have any. Not so much for the xp gain (cause levelling is fairly quick anyway), but for the extra stats and easier killing of stuff.

      I just love making a new character and one-shotting things at lower levels :P

  7. I’m levelling a tank, tnx to heirloom i start to pug on level 15 and now i’m 60 witout doing a single quest other then the dungeon ones.

    My DK that is stuck at 77 (i don’t like the dk…) was levelled only by quest and geared by Heirloom, as you know we are a small guild so having two players that level at the same speed is not common so i play solo all the time.

    I think that blizzard did a good tuning for quest let it soloable also for ppl that have no time to group but would like to level an alt (or a primary without the guild support)

    When i play on private server due to the fact that my guildies are friend also in RL we used to group to quest and chat using skype, ventrilo or whatever. Now… If we group we are focus on task and time for chat is not so funny as with my RL friend.

    • I’ve been thinking of levelling something through dungeons alone, but I guess it almost has to be a tank for the quick queue or one would get bored waiting and still quest ;)

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