I like alts. Maybe not as much as Syp does, but I do like the concept of a fresh run and a different lens on the game. I play a Monk main (Alliance) to cover off the 3 main roles, and honestly, it’s a ton of fun. It’s complicated but well balanced in all 3 specs. They’ve come a very long way since MoP.
But I have other classes too. Rogue was my first character and I mained one up until MoP. I have a 110 rogue, paladin, hunter, death knight, demon hunter, and druid. Shaman is over 100. Mage and Warlock are in their 70/80s. Warrior, Priest I have little interest in mechanically.
I have done a bit of the Horde playthrough but not nearly as much as I should have. It’s been since Cata when it actually seemed to matter. On the bucket list of tasks I do want to run through. So I do have a choice – what class for a Horde alt? I could take one of the 2 classes I’m not so fond of, but they would have an easy time leveling in groups. Druid would just fly through the entire game… but I’d like to use a troll race for that. And there’s a 99% chance that to play a Zandalari troll I will need to max another Horde to get the necessary faction/quest achievements.
So if the goal is to unlock the troll race, what I need to do is get to max level ASAP. Some fun facts first!
- There’s a limit of one Demon Hunter per server. I already have one on Stormrage
- You need a level 70 character to make a DH. I only have level 70+ on Stormrage
- Death Knights start at 55.
Trolls won’t be around until at least 7.1, so there’s time. The choice then becomes do I want everyone on Stormrage or split to another server? Aside from seeing characters on the select screen, there’s next to ZERO interaction between factions on a given server. Can’t mail items or gold. And Stormrage has like 3 Horde players.
So I’m thinking the following:
- Create a new char on Uldum
- Death Knight with full heirloom gear (that’s account-level, and I have it already)
- Level the DK to 70
- Create a DH on Uldum and skip 30 levels.
- DH with full heirloom, cept weapon. Cause, you know. Legion.
- Ignore all professions until 110, then dual spec into herbalism / mining
I made a Tauren DK. This was a mistake for one main reason – the game considers it a feature that Tauren cannot fit in most doors pre-MoP. And everything looks like a toy in a Tauren’s hands. Fine enough.
The DK starting experience gets you to 59.5 and it takes about 10 minutes of “scaled” quest content to get to 60. Off to Borean Tundra. I will say that the starting DK experience has not aged terribly well, neither has Borean Tundra. But it’s only going to be 10 levels. Without flying, because I don’t have 225g for the training. The alt is logged out in an inn to get some rested XP to make it go faster.