We spent a few hours running around Borean Tundra last night. I quested with my wife (resto druid). A lot of my guild members ran Utgarde Keep and the Nexus, but I was in exploration mode and just did a lot of quests.
I remember when I went into Hellfire Peninsula the day that BC was released. I died several times doing those initial quests. The mobs were a big step up from the original WoW. Not true in Borean Tundra. I never died at all. However, that could be explained by the fact that I am in T4 and badge epics, and when I went to Outland the first time I was in blues.
However, I never saw a single person die among. Not one. Are the mobs too easy? Or are we all overgeared?
The same with the intro instances. When we ran Hellfire Ramparts on those first days of BC we had a number of wipes along the way. As far as I have heard, the Utgarde Keep runs are going smoothly, even though people don’t know strategies for the boss fights.
We have something like fifteen Death Knights in our guild. At least 4 or 5 have already decided that the DK will be their main from now on. We’ll see what happens as time goes on and they have to play in Outland (again!) while we are all running around Northrend.
I love raiding as Mutilate spec, but after the first day of running around I think that I will switch to Combat Daggers for leveling. I miss Blade Flurry when I am fighting several mobs at once, as happens a lot when questing in the wilderness. I might try something like this while I am still at 70. I would definitely switch back to Mutilate for instance runs, though.