Aggro Me: Turning 60
Yes, I finally dinged 60 last night. And I know what you're thinking: "Aggro, you slacker! What took you so long? Grind more newb." After all, I reached level 50 way back on June 9, 2005.
Well, for one thing, I wasn't in a big rush this time. Although I must say seeing 23 level 60's on raids and then one level 59 Aggro was a bit discomfiting. But I took it kind of easy knowing there was no ice comet at the end of the rainbow.
A second reason is schedule. I get home from work, write for a while and then log on right before that night's raid is scheduled. And by the time the raid is over I usually only have time for maybe one Grifter's quest before savoring a chapter or two of "A Feast For Crows" and drifting off to sleep.
The third (and biggest) reason is that I fell behind my friends and the majority of my guild early on when I took basically a one month break. And it is kind of hard to call for an xp group when everyone else is at level 60. It was especially tough to find a group in that 57-59 range, apart from the occasional Poet's run. I'm hoping the new Achievement system will do something to allay this problem in KoS. I'm assuming that it will be much easier to find groups when there is something more to strive for, even at 70.
Of course, I'll be the first on my server to hit 70 when KoS is released. Or at least that's what I like to tell myself.