If you attempt to degree a brand new WoW character, you’re mainly asking for mad deja vu. Ahead of the discharge of a brand new enlargement, Blizzard is gonna let gamers change issues up. So much.
During the World of Warcraft “What’s Next” panel at BlizzCon, recreation director Ion Hazzikostas introduced that degree scaling—which was launched as a part of Legion and modifications the stats/problem of enemies in zones based mostly in your present degree—will quickly be expanded throughout all the recreation. This means you’ll be capable of select the order you advance by means of zones and tackle quests from the get-go.
However, you may’t, say, rush straight to Northrend and provides Arthas a wedgie. Some zones will nonetheless have higher and decrease limits, in order to retain a way of development. As an instance, Hazzikostas stated decrease degree Alliance zone Westfall scales from 10-40, whereas mid-level zone Burning Steppes scales between 40 and 60. He added that enlargement content material, as soon as solely doable in a set-in-stone order, will now current branching paths with each Outland (Burning Crusade) and Northrend (Wrath of the Lich King) scaling between 60 and 80.
According to Hazzikostas, game-wide level-scaling isn’t that far out. Blizzard will start implementing it as a part of patch 7.three.5, which shall be on WoW’s PTR in “a few weeks.”