I went home a bit early last night because I had a goal. Ghugh was sitting at about 5% through level 79 and I was going to get him to 80 no matter what! So after 4 hours of playing, I finally got my dear paladin to 80! He’s got his epic flyer, he’s using his Titansteel CD, he’s spent his last talent point.
Oddly enough, my first reaction when my experience bar finally disappeared was… Now what?
This is quite different from when my Hunter hit 80. When Brajana hit level 80 I had clear goals. Get my hit rating capped, run Heroics with guildmates, get that stupid freakin’ crossbow from Heroic UK (it never dropped, BTW), start raiding.
But I don’t have goals for Ghugh. Heck, I haven’t even decided if I’m going to make him a tank or a DPS! I doubt I can gear him for both equally. I also don’t really know any of my guildmates – they are my boyfriend’s guildmates, not mine. Which means Ghugh is lined up for a ton of PUGs. Do I want to PUG? I don’t know, I’ve never been such a huge fan.
In fact, once I hit 80, I did a couple more quests, I hearthed to Dalaran and did some banking, and I logged out to go watch some TV. It was actually very anti-climactic. I loved leveling my Paladin… will I love playing him at 80 as much?