I started my adventure and am now level 82. Just as I thought I’ve replaced every piece of gear that I had with the exception of my BoA cloak (which is good until 85) and my trinkets.
Things weren’t nearly as bad as I thought they might be. It took a little longer to kill things, but as I got more and more rewards things became much easier.
So how does my character look a few quests later?
Here is where I started at 80.
Here is where I’m at with a whole new set of quest gear, and a couple of levels higher.
And here is my other level 80 hunter, still in his ICC gear.
Lots of stamina on the new gear, eh? I went from 14K health to 43K. While I don’t necessarily need that much, my pet is sure happy about it.
I really like what Blizzard did with the gear, the quests and everything. If you’re a fresh 80 in sub Tier 7 gear you can easily quest and level in the starting zones. The green quest rewards are on a similar level to Tier 10 so within a few hours you can completely replace all of your gear and be competitive in starting dungeons.
Okay back to killing Naga and Murlocs.