Leveling in World of Warcraft in its current form is a breeze compared to what it used to be when it launched back in 2004. With World of Warcraft Classic servers just about to open, everyone will begin their quest to hit level 60 as quickly as possible. This World of Warcraft Classic leveling guide will go through some basics on “fast” ways to achieve level 60.
World of Warcraft Classic leveling guide | Average playtime for leveling to level 60
Using the term “fast” may give the wrong impression. Leveling in vanilla World of will never be as fast as it is currently. Hitting level 120 (max level in Battle for Azeroth) may take a long time if you’re starting at level 1. However, there are ways to shorten that process. Starting as a Death Knight or Demon Hunter will begin the leveling process at higher levels. Buying Battle of Azeroth grants you a boost to level 110, so that takes out tons of hours in the leveling process.
These options are not available in World of Warcraft Classic. With the level cap at 60, you have to begin at level 1. On the Blizzard forums, a thread discussing the average playtime to get to max level in World of Warcraft Classic gives a pretty solid idea of what you should expect.
According to many players on the thread, getting to level 60 will take roughly 10 days. Yes, that is 240 hours. This time will be shorter or longer depending on what class you play. If you’re playing a Priest or Druid, it may take longer when compared to a Warlock or Hunter.
With that being said, don’t expect the process of hitting level 60 to be 40 to 60 hours. Even if you’re “fast,” it can take up to a full five days of playtime.
World of Warcraft Classic leveling guide | Leveling solo and getting carried
If you’re planning on playing World of Warcraft Classic on day one, you will be leveling by yourself. If you want to level as quickly as possible, questing is the most viable option. This seems very obvious, but with the level process being very “grindy,” many try to find other methods of leveling. However, those methods won’t necessarily be applicable until you know someone who hits level 60. With that process being so long, I wouldn’t expect anyone to hit max level until next week.
Following questlines is not only the quickest way to hit level 60, but it also points you in the right direction. You’ll even grab quests specifically for certain dungeons, which will give you even more experience.
Running through dungeons is extremely important to leveling in World of Warcraft Classic. This offers loads of experience. There is a reason why many believe just grinding through dungeons is the best way to garner experience. However, this is a much more effective method if you are being carried.
Being carried in World of Warcraft means someone of a higher level escorts you through dungeons at a much quicker pace than if you were to get a group together. This is a viable method to hit level 60 very quickly but requires a friend who is a much higher level than you. As such, you won’t be able to really be carried for awhile if you are playing at launch.
Overall, if you want to get to level 60 “fast,” your focus should be questing. When you have the opportunity to join a group and run dungeons, absolutely take it and make sure you have the quests pertaining to that specific dungeon. Lastly, take advantage of the “Rest” system. When you log off, make sure your character is in an inn so you can accumulate more experience on your next leveling session.