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Wait on leveling another World of Warcraft character: experience requirements are being massively reduced in 8.1

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8.1 is due in December

Earlier this year we talked about the current leveling problem in World of Warcraft and Blizzard's vague promise to fix it. Go ahead and give the article a read so you're up to speed. You didn't, did you?

To sum things up the powers that be "squished" stats to prevent them from getting too out of hand, but as a result, leveling new characters (particularly levels 60-80, which were problem areas) was slowed. While vanilla (original) WoW fans were fine with the change as it was still a swifter leveling process than in the past, it understandably upset a lot of new players who weren't used to the grind: not to mention semi-casual fans who were looking to quickly level alts to get to endgame. It was an unfortunate situation for everyone involved. Nearly three months after addressing the issue Blizzard has seemingly found a fix.

According to the WoW database Wowhead, Blizzard has judiciously reduced the amount of experience required to level-up for characters at the 20-120 stage in the PTR (public test realm, or basically beta testing for new patches). It starts to really bump up from levels 23 to 24, which requires 10% less experience overall (a significant amount), but once it ramps up to level 60 it really gets going with a 40% reduction nearly through level 70, where it steadily goes down to roughly a 30% reduction. It differs from level to level but it's a great start.

What does this all mean? If you think leveling is sluggish you should wait until patch 8.1 (slated for December 11) arrives when the experience requirements drop. For now, go grab those Allied Races so they're prepped for the changes. You can find the full data set below.

8.1 PTR Build 28366 [Wowhead]

Levels -  Live XP -  PTR XP -  %

20 21 42320 41260 -2.50%
21 22 46560 44230 -5.00%
22 23 49440 45730 -7.50%
23 24 52000 46800 -10.00%
24 25 55040 49540 -9.99%
25 26 58400 51830 -11.25%
26 27 61120 53480 -12.50%
27 28 64160 55340 -13.75%
28 29 66880 56850 -15.00%
29 30 71680 60030 -16.25%
30 31 76160 62830 -17.50%
31 32 81440 66170 -18.75%
32 33 85600 68480 -20.00%
33 34 90240 71060 -21.25%
34 35 94560 73280 -22.50%
35 36 99200 75640 -23.75%
36 37 104160 78120 -25.00%
37 38 108480 80000 -26.25%
38 39 113280 82130 -27.50%
39 40 117920 84020 -28.75%
40 41 123280 86300 -30.00%
41 42 128750 88840 -31.00%
42 43 134160 91900 -31.50%
43 44 139870 95110 -32.00%
44 45 145490 98210 -32.50%
45 46 151440 101460 -33.00%
46 47 157500 104740 -33.50%
47 48 163470 107890 -34.00%
48 49 169760 111190 -34.50%
49 50 176180 114520 -35.00%
50 51 182480 117700 -35.50%
51 52 189130 121040 -36.00%
52 53 195900 124400 -36.50%
53 54 202540 127600 -37.00%
54 55 209540 130960 -37.50%
55 56 216660 134330 -38.00%
56 57 223640 137540 -38.50%
57 58 230990 140900 -39.00%
58 59 238460 144270 -39.50%
59 60 245790 147470 -40.00%
60 61 254300 152580 -40.00%
61 62 261860 157120 -40.00%
62 63 269810 161890 -40.00%
63 64 277880 166730 -40.00%
64 65 285780 171470 -40.00%
65 66 294080 176450 -40.00%
66 67 302500 184520 -39.00%
67 68 311040 192840 -38.00%
68 69 319400 201220 -37.00%
69 70 328170 210030 -36.00%
70 71 337060 219090 -35.00%
71 72 345750 228200 -34.00%
72 73 354880 237770 -33.00%
73 74 364120 247600 -32.00%
74 75 373150 257470 -31.00%
75 76 382630 267840 -30.00%
76 77 392220 278480 -29.00%
77 78 401600 289150 -28.00%
78 79 411430 300340 -27.00%
79 80 421370 311810 -26.00%
80 81 431440 323580 -25.00%
81 82 441270 330950 -25.00%
82 83 451560 338670 -25.00%
83 84 461980 346490 -25.00%
84 85 472150 354110 -25.00%
85 86 482800 362100 -25.00%
86 87 493570 370180 -25.00%
87 88 504070 378050 -25.00%
88 89 515080 386310 -25.00%
89 90 526200 394650 -25.00%
90 91 542590 406940 -25.00%
91 92 554010 415510 -25.00%
92 93 565540 424160 -25.00%
93 94 576780 432590 -25.00%
94 95 588550 441410 -25.00%
95 96 600440 450330 -25.00%
96 97 612440 459330 -25.00%
97 98 624560 468420 -25.00%
98 99 636810 477610 -25.00%
99 100 648730 486550 -25.00%
100 101 657000 492540 -25.03%
101 102 663000 497060 -25.03%
102 103 669000 501580 -25.03%
103 104 675000 506100 -25.02%
104 105 681000 510620 -25.02%
105 106 687000 515140 -25.02%
106 107 693000 519660 -25.01%
107 108 699000 524180 -25.01%
108 109 705000 528690 -25.01%
109 110 711000 533210 -25.01%
110 111 717000 537730 -25.00%
111 112 831450 831000 -0.05%
112 113 838350 837930 -0.05%
113 114 845250 844850 -0.05%
114 115 852150 851780 -0.04%
115 116 859050 858700 -0.04%
116 117 865950 865630 -0.04%
117 118 872850 872550 -0.03%
118 119 879750 879480 -0.03%
119 120 886650 886400 -0.03%

 

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