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WoW, Casually: It's great to be level 70 and casual


Each week or so, Robin Torres writes WoW, Casually for the player who has 2 hours or less to play at a time.

Let the raiders have fun with their world firsts, Blizzard also kept those of us with limited playtime in mind when designing the Sunwell activities. If you are level 70 and haven't gone over to the Isle of Quel'Danas, get thee to a Flightmaster in Ironforge or Silvermoon and get in on the fun.

You may think with all the hubbub about the new bosses like Brutallus that the new Sunwell zone is raider-only territory, but you would be wrong. The daily quests there are fun and easily doable solo. You earn a lot of money, a lot of rep with people who will give you cool stuff, and you help your server progress through the new content. There has never been a better time to be level 70 and casual.

The quests are not only soloable, some are cooperative. For example, when you need to impale the Emissary of Hate's corpse, you don't have to be the one that killed it. Just walk up to the corpse and add your flag to the many already there. The quests do go more quickly with a buddy, however, so if you don't have a Spousal Unit to hang around with like I do, see if a guildie and/or friend is available. Also, when you're on the Isle, strangers are more than happy to hook up for quick questing, particularly for the bombing run.

Once you finish the quests that are actually on the island, you can still do more daily quests for the Shattered Sun Offensive all over Outland. Pick them up in various locations in Shattrath. If the cooking daily quest is the Nagrand one, it is very close to where you complete the Nagrand Shattered Sun Offensive Daily Quest so you can be extremely efficient in your questing. In fact, many of the quests overlap, so make sure to pick them all up to save you travel time.

The new Fishing daily quests are also fun and easy to do, if you have the appropriate fishing skill. The Baby Crocolisk quest requires only the most basic fishing skill and is a fun way to skill up in a safe environment. The rewards for completing the quests can be vendored for quite a bit of gold, so they are very much worth the small amount of time and effort they require.

Here are some quick links to tell you what you need to know:

If you want to take a break from the Sunwell, the Darkmoon Faire is still in town until April 13th and is located in Mulgore.

The Call to Arms for this weekend is Alterac Valley, which means more honor for my favorite Battleground. I have noticed, however, that the queues are longer now that everybody is busy with the Sunwell goodness.

I'm off to bomb Pit Lords and slay Naga. Have fun!

WoW, Casually is a column for those of us who are playtime-challenged and proud Welfare Epic wearers. If you have questions or tips about how to get the most out of your limited playtime, please send them to Robin.Torres AT weblogsinc DOT com for a possible future column.

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