I’m starting to not like this. Well ok… leveling has been ok but not exactly challenging. I’ve been distracted the last few days and haven’t really done much in the way of leveling.. but really I want to talk about instances.
So far I’ve done Utgarde Keep, The Nexus, Azjol-Nerub, and Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom. The only one that was even slightly challenging was The Nexus.. and that was only because the pugged tank did not understand tank kiting. Even then, we ended up killing the last boss when the Ret Pally picked her up.
I was level 72 when we did Azjol-Nerub and Ahn’Kahet. That’s ~2-3 levels below the suggested level for the instance. The rest of the group was likewise leveled and it was still cake walk simple.
I don’t expect every regular level new instance to be like Heroic Old Hillsbrad.. but some challenge would be welcome.
When my pally first stepped foot into Outlands, she was Protection spec’d. When I hit level 62, fiancee took me to Underbog to tank it. The mobs in regular Underbog smashed my little tank flat. It was horrible. It was an instance where I was 2 levels below the recommended level for the instance.. and it smashed me.
I’m at that same point now in Northrend.. and instead of smashing me, the instance is pitifully easy. Something is broken. I hope it gets fixed.