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Ding! WoD Beta leveling impressions

After seeing the Tanaan Jungle intro zone and Shadowmoon Valley one too many times, I’ve finally made my way through the rest of the zones and hit level 100. The servers were stable enough to allow me to do this without pulling out my hair, so kudos to the Blizzard server engineers who bent over backwards to fix all those realm crashes and disconnects. It’s night and day from what it was a week ago.

The leveling pace is fairly quick. It was actually a bit faster than I thought it would be, but that is probably due to going in with a high item level and killing stuff extremely quickly. The Hellscream’s Warbow didn’t hurt either (by the way, it ends up at ilvl 633 at level 100).¬† It wasn’t until about level 95 where stuff ceased to be killed in 1 or 2 GCDs.

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Guide for new and recently boosted hunters

Shortly after the 90 boosts went live, Wowhead asked me to put together a guide for players who are brand new to the hunter class. The guide just went live today and it looks great! If you’re new to the class, or just want to brush up on some things, you can check it out here: Wowhead Hunter DPS Guide.

Keep in mind it’s aimed squarely at new players (all those boosted hunters everywhere!) and was intentionally kept simple! I know a different reforge can squeeze out an extra percent or two of DPS for a BM hunter under certain circumstances, but the goal was to avoid the theorycrafting stuff and keep it to the basics. Wowhead also has similar guides for every other class written by other class bloggers, so if you recently boosted a non-hunter, you can check those out here.

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