My Mage finally dinged 80 – and would have to admit that the closest thing to a Dungeon boss she has ever seen has been Drek in Alterac Valley. I then get to actually try for a real spell rotation. I also admit making my spellsteal button hotkeyed has made my Bg experience a little more fun on a squishy fire mage with only 100 resilience.
My mage had been stuck on 79.5 for quite some time, and not really interested in questing, I had been gradually leveling her in her 70’s by doing dailys and easy quests as I went about herbing, but then after leveling my Hunter quite sucessfully in Alterac Valley, and getting 12 levels in a week. 56-68 ( see pic below) of which a large amount of that leveling was done in Alterac Valley. I thought I would try my hand at seeing if I could level my Mage to 80 in BG’s.
My Favourite BG would have to be Arathi Basin, then Eye of the storm. I didn’t want to play what could end up being a long drawn out AV and WSG is only good in small doses. So I queued for AB and Eye, I found that my waiting times were sometimes long for those two, and when I did get into one, the BG would be uneven, and I would lose miserably and therefore get no, or little xp. Leveling in a Bg on that toon was looking like it would impossible. At first I thought that maybe we were really terrible in that bracket, then I saw how many Alteracs were running. Not one BG like AB or Eye, or the couple that Strand had ( because it was the holiday weekend this weekend) but twelve seperate Alterac Valleys were running at the same time on one count.
You kill Galve , you get xp, cap a tower you get xp, win the Bg xp ect. There are a lot more opportunities for xp when you are winning in AV to get xp. Even if you don’t win your chances of getting some xp are higher. So the secret to leveling in BG’s from at least my Hunter and a Mages experience has been to do it in Alterac Valley. It took 5 Av’s to get me from 79.5 to 80. We lost one, and only got a small amount of Xp but we won the rest with varying degree’s of successful tower capping in each.
More than one person seems to have caught on to this revelation because of how many people are in AV, and how many aren’t in the other Bgs.