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ok, dread wastes is officially the worst zone in pandaria.

#21pres_madagascarPosted 10/8/2012 7:47:25 AM
I think that's why I hate it so much, Im still 89. It's not a very good zone when you can't fly.

Also, I have to level as a tank, man. Gear rewards are given in quests, based on spec. Not to mention, I do dungeons very, very often. It'd get mighty annoying switching specs that much. Not to mention the lack of dps specific bonus stats on tank gear. Not a lick of hit or crit.
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#22DrakengardXxPosted 10/8/2012 7:55:16 AM
pres_madagascar posted...
I'm a tank, so difficulty isn't an issue. But those mantids have a f*** ton if health and defense so it can take a long ass time to kill them. God help warlocks and shadow priests in that place.


As a destro lock (only for questing and PvP) I can kill one of the mantids with 1 chaos bolt and a couple incinerates and finish with a Shadowburn in about 7 seconds a mob. Granted things can be overwhelming if I pull too many, but I have to pull more than one to go at the speed I like. Just about finding the right balance and not getting swarmed too bad.
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#23monkeehandsPosted 10/8/2012 7:57:59 AM
Kun lai summit was the worst for me. So much backtracking over a dull landscape (amittedly, I may have screwed up the quest order), the Sha of anger's constant bellowing got annoying and for some reason the Grummies really ground my gears
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#24pres_madagascarPosted 10/8/2012 8:08:28 AM
monkeehands posted...
Kun lai summit was the worst for me. So much backtracking over a dull landscape (amittedly, I may have screwed up the quest order), the Sha of anger's constant bellowing got annoying and for some reason the Grummies really ground my gears


The mountain section is nice but the rest is just borean tundra.
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#25VonkilingtonPosted 10/8/2012 8:09:41 AM
As a prot warrior, I love Dread Wastes for that Iron Mantid buff. Huge AoE triggered from Block/Dodge/Parry/Absorb/Reflect/Deflect? I can do every single one of those things? Yes please.
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#26asher1611Posted 10/8/2012 8:14:09 AM
I liked that it was a lot harder. There were numerous times where I thought to myself "man I miss my flying mount," but I appreciate just how much more thought you had to go into situations knowing you could not drop in and drop out.
#27HexrapperPosted 10/8/2012 8:31:48 AM
I think part of why I dislike Dread Wastes is because by the time I hit it I was so sick of the leveling grind that I just wanted to be done with it already. DW felt like it took ages. If I wasn't powering through it I'd probably have enjoyed it more.

That said, I also don't like the look of the zone. So bleak.
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#28pres_madagascarPosted 10/8/2012 8:48:31 AM
Yeah I think the grind is getting me.
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#29pubbiskPosted 10/8/2012 9:22:46 AM
steveoSEK posted...
elites everywhere, lots of fear mobs, persistently night time it seems, least populated zone in the expansion in terms of players there, etc..

i straight up left it to go back to townlong till i hit 90 and can fly.



Sounds like half of Vanilla WoW. You needs to build some character, son!
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#30silentzedPosted 10/8/2012 9:30:47 AM(edited)
I thought this topic was about the fact that Dread Wastes is covered in Sha Corruption and is inhabited by the bloodthirsty mantid, so by comparison it is the worst zone in Pandaria because it has the most 'bad' going on.

I understand it's personal preference, but I didn't have any trouble with the zone at all. I did pretty much all of the quests leading up to with the exception of a few I left behind in each of the zones as I leveled to the appropriate zone, and hit 90 about 2/3 through Dread Wastes, so I snagged my flying and went back and finished the rest of it without issue.

If a person did it completely on foot however, I can see that making for a significantly less appealing experience.
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