When my level 58 priest was collecting her first Hellfire Peninsula quests, I noted there was someone in general chat saying, “Does some1 want to join for 1st quests?” Er, no thanks. “I need help with 1st quests, plz.” Same person, over and over. I decided I’d better scoot away from the Orcs and do the demon-killing quest so they couldn’t find me, but I wasn’t quick enough. They approached me, asked me to party, and … I caved. They were a level 59 ret paladin, so it would certainly speed things up. If they were too annoying, I’d just log over to another toon after we were done with these quests.
So, we ran around a bit, killing Orcs and picking up the wood and metal for the collection quests. At first I thought they might try to tank somewhat, but they weren’t following any logical pattern to their approach of the mobs. They were running around a bit randomly, and a few times we picked up three instead of one. Normally I’d think a paladin would be fine with this, but they weren’t casting consecrate or doing anything to hold the attention of more than one, so I just blasted away as though I were by myself. I took a look at my damage meter at one point, and saw that I was doing most of the damage, in addition to healing us both. A level 58 holy priest out-DPSing a level 59 ret paladin? Hm.
They had to go afk a few times. “Phone.” “PHONE again.” “/sigh that was my drum teacher.” Heh. I was doing fine by myself, I didn’t care.
Finally, they got back and we continued killing and collecting stuff. “lol sry my dps is low,” they said.
“Nah, no worries.”
“My gear sucks,” they explained.
“Well, I guess that happens when you run right out to Outland at level 58 or 59.”
“No I havent killed anything since level 49 lol.”
“Im waring level 26 pants.”
“Recruit-a-friend?” I ventured.
So, they leveled from 49-59 without upgrading any gear. And wearing level 26 pants? Sounds like they didn’t do a heck of a lot of upgrading before that either. Guess that’s one thing they don’t put in the advertisement for that program — Outland is going to be a shock if you skip the later levels in Azeroth. I have a sneaking suspicion this was their highest level character, too. It’s going to be scary to run instances with some of these new recruit-a-friend folks…