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erko
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Hi!

Me & my friend will play together in classic, we will create the same race and play Warrior & Priest together.

My question is, how much slower does duo levling takes if you compare to solo?

What I remembered were Warrior & priest pretty slow levelers when it comes to solo?

I dont remember the exp sharing and stuff like that, thats why im creating this thread Smile

We don´t actually care about fast leveling, we just want to explore the game again, in a slow tempo.
But it would be nice to know how much slower in will take Smile

Thanks!

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Nyxt
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Warrior solo is slow but priests are not that slow because of using a wand and conserving mana so you can pull all day.
Duo leveling should be faster with Warrior and Priest.
He charges in and takes everyone out as you heal, wand and dot!

What makes it slow is you two as people.

For example, some people get a better work out when they go by themselves becuase when they bring a friend they chat the whole time and joke with each other to a point where they get little done.

Also will you both be on at the same time all the way to 60 is another reason it can go slower.

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erko
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Warrior solo is slow but priests are not that slow because of using a wand and conserving mana so you can pull all day.
Duo leveling should be faster with Warrior and Priest.
He charges in and takes everyone out as you heal, wand and dot!

What makes it slow is you two as people.

For example, some people get a better work out when they go by themselves becuase when they bring a friend they chat the whole time and joke with each other to a point where they get little done.

Also will you both be on at the same time all the way to 60 is another reason it can go slower.

Thanks for your answer!

We will do like this:
1. Create warrior & priest on Alliance, probably Night-elves.
2. Create our own characters, horde/ally whatever.
3. When both are online, we will play on the warrior & priest, and when one of us is offline you can play on your solo character.
We have done this in all games we played haha =)

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We will do like this:
3. When both are online, we will play on the warrior & priest, and when one of us is offline you can play on your solo character.
We have done this in all games we played haha =)

Yeah thats what my friend said he was doing!

Also *cough* Go Dwarf!

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When leveling with someone I always have the same advice:

Have a dedicated character that you play with that person.

If you want to level with them all the way to 60 then you are kind of tethered to that persons play schedule. If you decide to log on when your friend isn't on to play for a bit, well now you've likely out leveled him. And if this happens more than once you might leave him in the dust.

If you have a character that you can play alone without your friend it makes it easier to play when you want to when your friend isn't online.

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If you want to level with them all the way to 60 then you are kind of tethered to that persons play schedule. If you decide to log on when your friend isn't on to play for a bit, well now you've likely out leveled him. And if this happens more than once you might leave him in the dust.

This IS the challenge. Duo can work. In some instances it can work well. From the beta we are seeing dungeon spam teams of 5 rewrite the speedrunning meta at certain thresholds. Scheduling conflicts can be challenging though... Instead of looking down the barrel of 250ish hours to 60, you are looking at 250 hoursish where BOTH of you can/do play. This makes duo leveling far slower in real time because organizing this is difficult.

Finding two players with a similar schedule and similar competence is very challenging. Certain classes will benefit from this more than others.

I typically reserve a class I care less about to play with my friend unless my friend is going to play hardcore. If they are going to play hardcore, I only commit to leveling to a certain point, like level 35 or something.

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For warriors, rogues, shamans, and paladins, I am almost positive that duo leveling (with the right class as a partner) is faster than solo. Not sure about the other classes, as I haven't tested them or heard from people who tested them.

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Me (warrior) and my friend (hunter) levelled fairly quickly up to about level 40 to get our first mounts as he wanted to stop there.
As a priest and warrior you should have Zero problems looking for a group to do dungeons with as all you need is dps. Try to always have a mage in your dungeons.

Although the exp is split between you and your friend, you will be flying through the quests quicker than people will be able to do solo.

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erko
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Thanks for all the replies guys, really grateful! Smile

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Yeah the problem with playing with specific other people is you get tied to them. This isn't too big of a deal if you guys are mainly planning on running instances together, but if you're trying to quest together then it sucks. If you log in and do some quests by yourself, then your quest log quickly becomes out of sync of what your friend is doing and then it becomes hard to quest together anymore. When I'm playing a specific character with somebody, I usually spend my solo time on that character just doing profession stuff on the side. Leveling fishing, cooking, main profession, etc. That way I don't get out of sync with the quest progression.

Unless your schedule matches up really well with another person, your best bet is to level an alt with somebody. That way it's sitting there ready to go and you don't need to worry about leaving your friend behind.

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I'm doing two characters for this reason. A PVP rogue by myself, and a PVE whatever for playing with my fiancé.

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