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01-22-2007, 11:32 AM
I'm still leveling my Druid, as I tend to swap about with toons etc, so I have a question regarding gear for BC at 58-60.
Will the standard gear that I obtain whilst getting to 58-60 to start BC be good enough? I'm concerned that without the gear that the rest of you all raided for after hitting 60, I'll be well under-equiped and find the BC quests too hard. I'd hate to reach the point when I can get in there to find I'm dieing all the time.
I'm not guilded so I can't get help that way.

Many thanks for any feedback.

01-22-2007, 12:42 PM
Yes the standard gear for a druid should be fine, the drops and quest rewards are pretty much equivalent to tier .5 or so at the early stages.

How successful you are will also depend on how busy the server is on Bloodhoof you have to wait in line to kill some mobs, it is manic.

I only raided about 6 times and one had one bit of the tier .5 items and have managed to hit 61, so get out there be a druid and enjoy yourself and good luck.

01-22-2007, 01:24 PM
There are quest item upgrades that are better than most of the Tier 0/0.5 stuff. Tier 1 is only supposed to last until 62 so you will be fine.

01-23-2007, 08:33 PM
Ya do not even worry about gear, just get there as soon as you can and start questing. You will get greens and blues from quests that are damn good.

01-23-2007, 10:21 PM
Although gear might improve the process and if you like counting numbers it can shave up to a day of /played, its not as important as you might think. I believe there's some guy who's leveling a warrior with nothing but the starting items (used the first grey 2H that he found though) and he hit 60 with just 2-3days /played longer than usual.

That being said, I leveled my druid without touching instances from level 30ish(RFK being my last until I hit 60). My gear was terrible but I still hit 60 with a 8days/played for my first toon =/

Idk for Alliance but the Horde (one of the first quests) get rewarded with a nice feral staff.

01-24-2007, 12:56 PM
I believe Alliance gets the same staff, although I could be wrong. I have also seen a green staff as a random drop with 20+ str, sta, int and 119 AP in forms, so ya dont even worry about gear. Also one of the first few quests I did gave me as a reward a Blue chest piece that is every bit as good as Malfurions Blessed Bulwark from BWL. If I remember right it has 426 ac 22sta 23 str and 17-20agi.