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Zarconious
09-27-2006, 12:50 PM
I just got to level 50 and my question is did anyone solo their Druid to level 60 or with help from guild? Of course I'm going to push to 60 but whats easier? Solo or with help?

kmpirish
09-28-2006, 09:50 AM
I solo'ed my druid from 50-60. I occasionally would ask a guildie for help (but then, my guild is just me and my coworker).

I mainly did PvP from 50-60, but that's a personal choice. I enjoy PvP a lot more than PvE, so PvP made getting from 50-60 fun for me, instead of a drag. When I needed to grind XP, I headed to those farms in the Western Plaguelands; they have mobs that are easy to solo so you can get a good XP gain rate (and lots of runecloth to boot!)

I've never had a guildie help power level me, so I can't offer input on that...but there's my 2 cents nonetheless.

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Foresthawk on Dalaran

swearword
09-28-2006, 09:53 AM
I was not guilded till I hit 60

Jimmay
09-28-2006, 10:06 AM
WPL/EPL and Winterspring are some pretty great exp to just grind it out which is usually what I do with each new character =)

Claritondeus
09-28-2006, 02:12 PM
I mostly solo quest'd from 50 to 60, though got a lot of experience in PuG Strat / Scholo runs at around 56, then UBRS and LBRS once I hit 58. Always a good thing to get used to playing in groups - the dynamic is a lot different than it is solo. And the content is more fun IMO.

Zarconious
09-28-2006, 03:12 PM
Thanks, right now I'm working on the level 50 Druid Quest and getting tore up!! I might just grind somewhere and go back to it later.

Gregirn
10-13-2006, 12:30 PM
Yes Im gunna have that issue really soon also im almost 48 and just respecced to Feral Bear form with Omen of clarity so

Esnea
10-19-2006, 04:25 PM
I just got to level 50 and my question is did anyone solo their Druid to level 60 or with help from guild? Of course I'm going to push to 60 but whats easier? Solo or with help?

**Cough** Grind to 60 in AV **Cough** What? I didn't say anything...

Nu, The Hunter
10-19-2006, 05:44 PM
This might be a little on topic and a little off...
how fast do u think some could lvl 60 from lvl 20??
:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

Larzzus
11-14-2006, 05:55 AM
Yes. Got my Warlock to 60 through various ways but completely solo'd my Hunter to 60 using questing mainly through to 60. Got my Hunter to 60 in about 7 days played although I did spend time skinning and mining alot, and selling.

If you literally just quest, get cash and important drops then the time would have been maybe a 1/2 - 1 day off that.

Using the same method I used on the Hunter to get my Druid up to 60, currently 37.

Uridd on The Venture Co.

Darkelf
11-16-2006, 06:03 AM
I solo'ed my druid from 50-60.

Playing solo from 50 - 60 or any level is just possible by killing mobs and gettin xp in that way . Doing Silithus quests some of ungoro , Blackrock , Scholomance , and any other isntance quests is not possible to solo , so you didnt solo , you got from 50 to 60 by doing instances and quests and I m sure you didnt run instances alone .

If you wanna level up to 60 fast , do the quests ( instance quest as well ) and that's it . If anyone here can get 60 by doing quests alone than he is really mighty and good player .

Larzzus
11-16-2006, 04:10 PM
If anyone here can get 60 by doing quests alone than he is really mighty and good player .

Entirely possible. Un'goro, Silithus, Azshara, Winterspring, the Plaguelands, Felwood. Loads of quests and killing of mobs for those quests.

Admittedly though you tend to run out about 1/2 way through 59. Could go back and do some others you missed.

L

Bryne
11-17-2006, 08:52 AM
Yes, it is entirely possible to get from 50-60 on your own. I checked our Jame's Leveling guide and skipped any of the quests that required groups and did some off topic grinding and rose about 1 lvl every other day playing 3-4 hours a night. Its a good guide...skips some good stuff, but like me you can always come back after 60 :)

Higgins
11-17-2006, 11:35 AM
**Cough** Grind to 60 in AV **Cough** What? I didn't say anything...

Do people do that?

Ender
11-18-2006, 01:31 PM
I solo'd my first druid to 60 no problems. My second druid I just did lvl 50 to 54 mostly solo, took about 4-5 hours per level which wasn't bad at all. I'm going to grind out the next level mostly in AV since I want honored at 55 anyway and then I know i can easily do 55-60 in winterspring, plaguelands and sithilus, though I'll probably start doing some instances since I have a lot of lvl 40-44 gear still, heh.

/played is 5 days at lvl 54 mostly solo with a bit of BG's thrown in.

Turz
11-19-2006, 06:42 AM
I grinded my 50's working on my Argent Dawn rep. Got the AG trinket and didn't stop grinding until honored. Saved all the pieces they dropped for the cauldron quests and turned those in working my way to exalted. Broke it up with trips to BRD and ST.



Turz

Keyen
12-05-2006, 12:21 AM
This is a hard question to answer because its really based on personal preference. Soloing to 60 is without a doubt much faster, however i find it really hard to do, especially since it involves lots of grinding which can get quite boring (to me at least). Whereas in group running instances or doing quests with friends can take a little longer because your not getting the full exp. basically imo, if u have the resolve and the dedication to just get it done, solo yourself to 60. Or solo yourself and then go BG every once in awhile or run some high lvl instances as your lvling like brd. Theres no reason to pick choose one thing and stick with it when WoW lets you do so many different things to lvl up. i know a friend who got from 52 to 60 just off BGs because he doesnt like soloing or running instances. to each his own.

lumbergh
12-05-2006, 11:21 AM
I don't know if there's any good Argent Dawn gear for a Druid, but at least you'll have some context when grinding. It all starts at lvl 50, go to Chillwind Point in Western Plaguelands. Make sure you obtain and _equip_ the Argent Dawn trinket, so that the mobs will drop Scourgestones. Then grind the Undead mobs for rep. This works until Honored.

Do the WPL quests, including the chain of cauldrons. At first, you have to get a key from the cauldron lord and then get a sample. Then, you'll come back to poison the cauldron for repeatable quests.

Do not turn in the stones until you are Honored (or Revered, depending on how patient you are). Start grinding in Eastern Plaguelands, do all the quests you can, and if you're a resto Druid perhaps you can get into some Scholo pug's at lvl 58. The infamous "45-min Baron run" will get you 150 reputation, so practice as much as you can. Edit: can't remember whether Baron is Strat or Scholo, they're both in EPL.

:sumo:

I also discovered some A.D. quests in Winterspring, but that area is around lvl 54 or so.

Set your hearthstone to Southshore, so you can still do some BRD runs in between grinding sessions. I wouldn't start doing BRD until lvl 55, but that's the great debate. Some people love doing instances when they're lower lvl.

Veriden
12-05-2006, 03:18 PM
I did the same thing Bryn did. Though, in retrospect, I wish I hadn't... I feel as if I rushed the game and missed a lot of the details and lore, which I did. I plan on reading out every quest some day, etc.

Anyway, I mainly posted to comment on the AD rewards. Yes, there are druid items. Sanctified Leather Helm is a great healing item. So are Band of Piety and Verimonde's Last Resort. AD rep also gives an 18 slot bag! If you get exalted, there is a nice amulet as well.

Personally, I wouldn't hand in the stones until you hit revered. Past revered--according to blizzard and from what I have heard--monsters stop giving you reputation, so you can only hand in stones. I'm saving all of mine for revered.

Bryne
12-06-2006, 12:09 PM
Ya Veriden...sometimes I regret it too, but going from 41 to 60 in about 4 weeks was worth it IMO. I lost out on some things, but now that I'm 60 I get to do even more interseting/rewarding tasks. Plus all my friends had been playing WOW for over a year and I wanted to catch up fast to group up. Funny thing is, now I have better gear than most of them! and sometimes find myself helping them out in instances to gear up!
I too want to get into the Lore, but at my own pace, not at the detriment of getting the "real" content of the game. Even on these forums when I would ask about gear when I was low, the same response would be "don't worry about it until 60", so I didn't and plowed through quest after quest...lol I still had several greens when I got to 60. BUT, that all changes at 60. I grouped up and did well and got reinvited, plus lucky drops along the way and now I'm getting into Tier 2.