Originally Posted by Cataclysmic
I remember when I was first leveling my warlock in very early TBC. I almost stopped playing purely because of the 40 - 58 grind. There was nothing "epic" feeling about killing endless mobs in Eastern plaguelands, which was one of the worst zones blizzard have ever made ever. Questing now has become a series of stories, and pretty good ones too.
That certainly brings back memories, and not particularly good ones at that.
I must have killed literally thousands of undead in eastern and western Plaguelands in the grind from 55 to 60. There was nowhere else to go, that was the end game then.
And I remember the shock when I leveled my first character to 40 only to find that I would have to quest at least another 3 levels and sell everything I had in order to afford my first ground mount.
There was fun, and a huge sense of achievement when you finally got somewhere in the game. But I wouldn't want to go back to how the game was then. And anyway times have moved on. We all expect our games to be much more polished and professional than they were six years ago.