In leveling a couple of different toons lately I keep smashing into this brick wall that frustrates me.
Less xp when in party.
Why? Why? Why? I understand that you don't want to give the same xp as a person would get solo. Then everyone would group and level super fast just by grinding. But as it is? I honestly abhor grouping when I want xp. I don't care if it helps me get this quest done faster. It slows my leveling down to such a degree that it isn't worth it. EVER. I'd rather respec at 70 and learn to play then. Like everyone else does.
Group to complete a quest/instance... sure(as long as my primary goal isn't leveling).
Yet I still party.
This is because ideally partying is fun*. I pay a monthly fee to play with others. Thats it. So even though I KNOW it will slow me down, I party with my wife and brother. Why? Because it makes wow more enjoyable. Even though it gives me the feeling I'll never reach 70.
Besides if I just soloed the likelyhood is that I would quit before 70 anyways.
Why am I griping about this?
Ah don' know. I sort of miss the FFXI forced party system(where you were effectivly forced to party if you wanted to level this century. But I don't really. I like soloing on occasion, and I like that it is worthwhile to do so. I just wish partying was somwhere CLOSE to leveling in terms of xp gain. As it is you only get about 20xp in party if you would have gained 100xp solo.
Well fortunately we're going to start focusing on doing instances for gear that we'll throw away 4 levels later ;P. But we'll enjoy the feeling of conquering the instance. At levels appropriate for it.
Ie: 3 level 13's taking on Ragefire Chasm.
*When your dammerung warlock alt isn't being an absolute idiot.