What is twinking?
Twinking is disabling your xp at a certain level, in our case 70.
We started Warcraft fairly late, in the beginning of 2010. We levelled our Warlocks at our own pace, first in Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms, then around 60 hopping over to Outland. Not soon after we made our way to Northrend where we eventually hit the, at the time, big 80. So from the Burning Crusade we missed a lot, like whole regions we never even went to, raids and dungeons we never did. So now that we’re levelling our Paladins to what eventually be level 85, we’re taking a nice long breath to enjoy the scenery and explore this part of the game. A lot of people like to level level level, but the game is more than just end-game content. It’s the journey, not just the destination. Our break at level 70 could be quite a long one, seeing as we accidentally bumped into a starting twinking guild that wants to kick butt in pvp. Before we all twinked we ran as a group in Warsong Gulch together and that was a lot of fun. 10+ winning streak and all that. I know we’re probably going to get our ass kicked in the all twink bracket, but it’s a challenge.
So what’s it like?
As soon as I hit 70 I started with spending all my honor points on any and all Brutal gear. In my case Brutal Gladiator’s Scaled Shoulders, Brutal Gladiator’s Scaled Legguards, Brutal Gladiator’s Scaled Helm, Brutal Gladiator’s Scaled Gauntlets, Brutal Gladiator’s Scaled Chestpiece, Brutal Gladiator’s Libram of Fortitude, Brutal Gladiator’s Shield Wall & finally Brutal Gladiator’s Slicer. Nice and dirt cheap, especially considering in the past you needed to do arena for this stuff. Now just do a few battlegrounds on your way to 70 and you’ll be able to get it right away.
From what I understood there’s a bug at the moment where one of the vendors is missing, so I still have a lot of items to upgrade, but we have to wait for the next patch for that.
Afterwards, after hopping over to Stormwind to disable my xp, we headed over to Shattrath to get the portal to Sun’s Reach Sanctum on the Isle of Quel’Danas to pick up the quest for the Magister’s Terrace. Once you complete the quest you unlock the Heroic version of the instance, which is good for epic drops. I haven’t gotten anything much other than the Cloak of Blade Turning but Iakona got lucky straight away and got the Vial of the Sunwell. I’m hoping the plans for the Adamantite chain drop for me.