I'm willing to accept that it's just me - it often is. Example from earlier today: Himself has been trying to explain to me how to play mages and hunters, and has been getting boggled by my inability to run away AND do damage. Leaning over my shoulder this morning, he growled (words to the effect of) "Run AND damage! NO, don't STEP backwards - RUN!" After I'd finished whimpering and returned from the corner (*sniffle*) I gave him my best puzzled face (which he sees a lot) and asked him, well, basically... WTF he wanted me to DO?? Then he explained to me (after his amazement had dissipated) what the 'Q' and 'E' keys were for. They'd be the 'strafe' keys that I didn't know existed. Yes, I know. Fail much?
So disclaimer/explanation of my ongoing ability to fail over with. On with the post-proper.
I'm doing a lot of leveling at present, having waaaay too many alts who I love, but with each of them, seemingly regardless of class, I'm out-leveling zones. I have NO BoA heirloom stuff, so that isn't the explanation. Yes, I'm gathering, which I know gives xp, but surely not that much xp? It's incredibly frustrating; no matter what I do, if I complete the quests, the quest mobs are, at best green, and at worst, grey, before I finish the zone itself. And, you know, with the way the quests are structured at the moment, with the high levels of linear-ness (is that a word?), I want to finish the chains. Because I'm enjoying the stories being told.
I'm in no way advocating a return to the 'good ol' days' (*ahem*) of Vanilla/BC where you had to run all over Azeroth and hop between continents to find leveling appropriate quest zones. I wouldn't do that anymore than I'd advocate a return to first mount at level 40 (especially as I'm currently in Stranglethorn and I remember that place when you had to run everywhere.) But I'm just not convinced that there isn't a problem with too much xp per quest, or mob, or something. Now, I'm not that bothered, as I'm just pootling around, but if I was actually trying to level quickly I think I'd be narked by getting halfway through a zone and finding all my quests are green. The potential for frustration comes, like it did this morning, when Himself glanced at my screen and asked why I was in Zul'Grub (I'm level 31 - it's a fair question) and why I was a raptor. Now Himself loves trolls, so I was surprised that he hadn't done the (very troll-ish) chain, especially as I've seen him level through Stranglethorn. The answer? Presumably he'd out-leveled to the extent that the quest didn't show up (I permanently have 'track low level quests' ticked) so he'd missed it. And more so than that, that not only are 'stories' not fully played out (all of a sudden I understood why I'd been carting a lashtail raptor hatchling with me everywhere) but also the end of these long chains dishes out shiny blues as a reward (if one cares about such things). Now if you don't want lore or stores, then surely you want shiny new gear?
So... Is anyone else finding questing a bit... OP at present?