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World of Warcraft will scale all its zones from patch 7.3.5

WoW scaling zones

The WoW Legion expansion featured scaling zones that allowed veteran players to return to earlier zones of the expansion and still face a challenge. Blizzard have decided to apply this to the entirety of World of Warcraft, with all zones from the base game up to the present day featuring scaling enemies and rewards. 

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It’s important to note that every zone doesn’t scale in the same way; level 100 players won’t return to their starting zone and face hard-as-nails foes. This would, afterall, undermine your progression. But all zones will scale within certain level parameters. For example, all of Outland and Northrend will scale between level 60 and 80. 

Blizzard want the system in players’ hands as soon as possible, so instead of waiting for the Battle of Azeroth expansion, scaling zones will be gradually introduced starting in patch 7.3.5. That will hit PTR in just a few weeks, so your first taste of this will be here very soon. 

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5 Months ago

I'm mixed on this, how will this affect the power leveling of things? will it increases the xp we get when we try to go from level 1-100 (110 when expansion comes out) or will it just slows down the pacing of it?

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Braneman Avatar
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5 Months ago

It will speed things up, already you can pretty much level through all of WOD just by sitting in Shadowmoon Valley and doing a couple dungeons. Now you'll be able to have those quests scale up to your level and get full XP from the quests there. Also since you have multiple zones to choose from you'll be able to avoid ones that are bottlenecks like Blasted Lands which has has a massive overpopulation problem.

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JTP1 Avatar
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5 Months ago

Kind of troubled by this. I don't raid. There are many reasons, but what I liked is the fact that I can go back as a higher level toon and do the raids solo and still try and get mounts or what not. I know many who do just that. The more I hear about the coming changes the more I'm inclined to retire WoW from my gaming list.

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Braneman Avatar
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5 Months ago

Vanilla zones only scale 1-60, BC and Wrath only scale 60-80, Pandaria and Cata 80-90. You're not going to go into Elwyn forest at lv. 120 and get ganked by a Kobold.

Even some of the examples were more toned down than that with some zones only scaling up til 20 or so, so that the world would be broken up more and give you a choice when leveling. Then other zones have a leveling floor so you aren't going straight from Elwyn forest directly into Blasted lands.

Nothing was ever mentioned about scaling dungeons or raids up to 120 outside of specific timewalking events where you have to specifically que for that timewalking dungeon or raid.

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