At level 80, decked out in ICC gear, I was practically immortal when it came to questing through WotLK (and earlier) material. Waves of mobs? No problem. Giant pull while questing? AoE is all it takes. Group quests? Solo’ed them.
And I was far from being the only one. Level-capped players in WotLK with decent gear and half a brain could breeze through missed quests, dailies and the like without even breaking a sweat.
It’s nice — humbling, even — to be smacked down from that high horse.
Questing through Cataclysm content has refreshed my sense of being a mere mortal in these lands of Azeroth. I’ve died in the most unexpected of situations simply because I hadn’t yet adapted to the fact that I was no longer playing through material for which I was massively overqualified. Continue Reading