I hate you Outlands...

Posted by Slayne (46 posts) -

Rolled a Troll Druid to check out some of the new zones and had an absolute blast.  Almost tempted to make an Undead Hunter just to check out some of the Silverpine areas as well.  Then I get to Outlands on the druid... and now I'm bored. 
 
I don't know what it is about BC content that I hate so much that it bores me half to death compared to the rest of the questing in WoW.

#1 Posted by Slayne (46 posts) -

Rolled a Troll Druid to check out some of the new zones and had an absolute blast.  Almost tempted to make an Undead Hunter just to check out some of the Silverpine areas as well.  Then I get to Outlands on the druid... and now I'm bored. 
 
I don't know what it is about BC content that I hate so much that it bores me half to death compared to the rest of the questing in WoW.

#2 Posted by ColinWright (741 posts) -

Outlands is sooo easy though. Once you get out of Hellfire you slide right to 70 nowadays.

#3 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

I think it's just the first zone. Hellfire is so ugly and big and long and obnoxious. 
 
Once you get out of it it goes ok.

#4 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8606 posts) -

I love Hellfire, one of my fav zones.
 
Grab food and drinks, grind it out bitch.
You'll be out of Outlands before you know it.

#5 Posted by niamahai (1394 posts) -

Gotta agree that the environments in TBC are extremely bland compare to WotLK, but they did improve the quests A LOT compare to vanilla.
 
i manage to GTFO of outland after I'm done with Terokkar.
 fuck Blade Edge Mountain, fucking spikey mountain and 90% "kill them coloured ogres" quest.

 

#6 Posted by DougQuaid (1275 posts) -

I couldn't agree with the OP more.  I made an Orc Mage last week and really enjoyed my time in the new-old world.  Now that I'm in the Outlands, I'm not even sure I want to keep playing that character.

#7 Posted by niamahai (1394 posts) -
@DougQuaid said:
" I couldn't agree with the OP more.  I made an Orc Mage last week and really enjoyed my time in the new-old world.  Now that I'm in the Outlands, I'm not even sure I want to keep playing that character. "
redoing the WotLK zones is equally bad
#8 Posted by oatz (1090 posts) -

I love Outland. Shit is so cash.

#9 Posted by Onced (109 posts) -

You NEED to experience Silverpine and Hillsbrad. Those zones are absolutely stellar. 

#10 Edited by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

I've still never gotten to Outlands. 
 
I should really like, actually play WoW sometime.

#11 Posted by gakon (1952 posts) -

I've been leveling in Silithus and really hating it, so hopefully I can get one new old world zone in before I go to Outland.  I hear Burning Steppes is good.  Any 55-60 zone recommendations? 
 
The quests may not seem good anymore, but I always liked the designs of the Outland zones, since they are especially "alien" compared to Azeroth.  Also, I vastly prefer Shattrath to Dalaran as far as neutral cities go.  Really enjoyed the vibe of Shattrath.  Good vibes, man.

#12 Posted by TheKeywork1989 (49 posts) -

If you're tired of outlands check out pvp leveling. I was getting close to 70k per win last in strand, and it seemed faster then questing. Granted I wont quiet a few and when we lost we got like 30ish thousand exp.

#13 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

Yeah, Outlands sucks, fortunately it takes less than 24 hours to get through if you push. Or afk dem bgs

#14 Posted by 02sfraser (847 posts) -

I love the BC areas. Especially Nagrand. I found WotLK stuff started getting a bit dull for me.

#15 Posted by stinky (1553 posts) -

i have nostalgia for vanilla areas.  and the original world is freaking HUGE.
  
TBC areas, looking at those it you can just feel yeah this is an expansion, small and crowded.  it's just the middle kid now who is no lounger cute. 
loved it enough back when it first came out though.

#16 Posted by Gamer_152 (14109 posts) -

I thought the Burning Crusade content was very fun myself. Also, it's Outland, not Outlands.

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#17 Posted by fishmicmuffin (1044 posts) -

If you really don't want to do the zone itself, just run instances until you're about 68, and then head to Northrend.  If you spec into healing you should have no problem finding groups for many of the instances. 

#18 Posted by Slayne (46 posts) -
@fishmicmuffin:  
Ya, I've debated doing that.  Been questing anyways and just queuing up as dps in between as I'm kind of tired of healing after playing healing in every MMO for the last 8 or 9 years. 
 
I want to melt faces for a bit :)
#19 Posted by fishmicmuffin (1044 posts) -
@Slayne: Fair enough haha. You could also try tanking the instances, you probably can if you're feral spec. If you're boomkin, then... I guess you're gonna have to just deal with ONLY melting faces =]
#20 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

I think Hellfire is easily the weakest zone in BC, but you can skip it and start in Zangarmarsh.  It's not as easy, and you probably can't do it at 58, but I've done it before for reputation reasons.
#21 Posted by melcene (3034 posts) -

Because of how XP has been so nerfed for what is needed to ding... You shouldn't even need to be in Outlands long. 
 
My DK just left Outlands last week.  I only did Hellfire, some of Nagrand, and some of Shadowmoon.  By then I was halfway through 67 and just said eff it, and ground out the rest in Borean Tundra. 
 
But you could also just instance your ass off and never have to do much in Outlands.  I understand the healing vs. dps thing.  I had been an healer in every game prior to WoW and my main in WoW had become a Warlock.  Now, I have 2 healers at 80, another at 45, and will be rolling a 4th healer in Cata.

#22 Posted by hexx462 (506 posts) -

It's weird now that the Outlands is sandwiched between two expansions that have much better quest design (considering the new Azeroth plays alot like WotLK). Back in the day I used to look forward to getting a character out of Azeroth since the quests became so grindy and miserable.

#23 Posted by Slayne (46 posts) -

Four healers... 
I've managed to make due with just one; can't imagine running around with four.

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