Well today is Wednesday, the sixth day after WotLK came out, and I have to say I'm doing better than I had firs thought.
Going into the expansion I set a goal for myself: earn three levels a week, which would give me a four week leveling up period. Last night I dinged level 73, a full day ahead of time. This is actually pretty importand for me because the #1
thing I don't want to see happening is me falling behind my guild peers in the leveling curve.
I'm certainly not the furthest along (one of our guys is 76) but I'm not lagging behind either. I'm guessing there are two big reasons I'm ahead of my goals:
My talent spec: I'm specced for Siphon Life in the Affliction tree and the Felguard in my Demonology tree. While this isn't the highest damaging spec there is, it does emphasize survivabiltiy. I walked onto a beach last night needing to kill 14 mobs. I started at the top of the beach and ran down it, throwing DoT's on everything in sight. In the end I finished that quest with 1 chain-pull of all 14 mobs, and ended the fight at full health and about half mana.
QuestHelper: this mod has simply opened my eyes. A buddy in the guild suggested it, and it is, quite simply, awesome. It actually calculates what quest you should do next based on what's in your quest log and where you are (geographically). If you pick up new quests it automatically recalculates your route. The end result is that you spend much less time running from quest to quest and more time actually completing the quests. And that means the quest xp flows in much faster than it used to for me.
Anyway, tonight is all fluff. I'll probably get a jump start on next week's three levels, or perhaps play my Death Knight (who, incidentally, is inspiring me to take up tanking again - at least as a side hobby).