Route 66

I’m writing this post on March 9, 2010.  My friends still don’t know that I’ve been playing World of Warcraft again.  For some silly reason, that brings me joy.

I hit level 66 last night after running through the Underbog (thanks Dungeon Finder!) and finishing off a bunch of quests in Zangarmarsh.  I’m still very surprised at how fast the leveling process has been going since hitting Outland.  I first set foot in Outland with my Mage on February 16 at level 58.  Just 20 days later I’m level 66, which I’m sure is very slow for a lot of players, but given my limited play time, that’s crazy fast to me.  According to my archives, my Shaman entered Outland at level 58 on June 23rd, 2008.  44 days later he was 65, and then 22 days after that, he was 70.  In comparison, my Mage is flying through the levels.

The Dungeon Finder put me into a pretty good group for the Underbog, except for the healer who decided to just leave unannounced after the first boss.  We quickly got a new healer however, only to have him leave just a few minutes later, also without saying a word.  What the hell?  Finally, we got a third healer who stuck it out to the end and I got my Underbog achievement.  My DPS is slowly getting more powerful as I’m finding more and more that I have to watch my aggro.

I have the day off of work today and tomorrow and my plan is to hopefully reach level 68 by the end of the day tomorrow, but that’s looking like it’s not going to happen.  Today is server maintenance day and they’re scheduled to be down until 1:00pm my time, which will give me about an hour to play before I have to run off for a dentist appointment.  I can definitely see me hitting 67 without too much difficulty, and soon after that I’ll be off to Northrend.

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