I like the place, I really do, but one can only eat so much halloween candy before they, well, make their folks regret purchasing that cream colored carpet.
Thankfully, the place is big enough that it you don't really do the whole thing at once, but I have seen it enough that my eyes are starting to bleed. I wonder why Blizzard put in these 'bottleneck' dungeons in vanilla wow. ST and now BRD are the only dungeons I get sent to through LFG. Yes, I there is some overlap - Maura was green when I started ST and BRD was orange as I was wrapping it up - but I was never SENT there. I think I'm about to graduate into DM which and I think Scholo and Strat will soon follow so the issue will (hopefully) go away. But it's still odd.
I mean, when I get to Outlands, Hellfire Ramparts and Blood Furnace are almost equal. The dungeons in Zangamarsh and Terrokar also overlap, levelwise. In Northrend, there are several dungeons for a given level range. I guess that means Blizzard learned the lesson. Thats a good thing and something I've really come appreciate about them - they made a great game in Vanilla WoW, but saw ways to improve. More importantly, they weren't conceited enough to not implement those changes. The same was true for the transition from BC to Wrath and even during Wrath itself (hello LFG!). And Cataclysm seems to foreshadow even more improvements.
In any event, I'm BR(n)D out (I'm out of rest xp as well) but I'm still in the Eastern Kingdoms. I've been working on Loremaster on Nozekrusher. Northrend and Outland are both complete, which, truthfully, isn't saying much - they're broken nicely into several zones that give you both a focus to work and a sense of accomplishment as you complete them. I have the Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms to go and I figured I'd go with EK first. I've made...decent... progress, I guess. I'm down to needing around 80 quests to wrap it up, but I'm not entirely sure where I need to go to get them. Yes, I have Questhelper and the /qh incomplete function has been invaluable. But I'm running out of zones! Anyway, I'm sure I'll get through it and then on to Kalimdor. I'm not looking forward to that at all. I have close to 150 quests to go there and, again, I'm not sure where I'll find them since this is where I did the vast majority of my leveling on Noze.
Ah well, I'm sure I'll find out.
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