I finally managed to hit 120 on my very first World of Warcraft character! The first character that I rolled was a gnome mage named Abbert. I played him for a while, got him to level 13 and then decided that I didn't really like mages and I didn't really like Alliance much either. So I switch to Joar, and the rest is history.
In the meantime, Abbert stayed parked in Ironforge, for 13 years. Until recently.
As it turns out, I still don't like leveling mages (I've made that point before). It's really just the Battle of Azeroth portion that I don't like - everything up to that seems to work just fine, but once you get to Kul Tiras or Zandalar, everything seems to fall apart and it becomes this massive struggle. I think it's just because heirlooms are tuned really badly for certain classes. In full Azerite gear, I don't expect it would be quite as much of a struggle.
But now my very first character is proudly sitting at max level. His total leveling time wasn't very good, particularly compared to the characters that I was blowing through during the anniversary event. He finished in 2 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes played. I did a Black Iron Dwarf warlock prior to the anniversary event, and that was about 7 hours slower, but I expect that a character that was easier to level would go much faster. That, and I have no idea how long it took me to get to level 13 back during Burning Crusade. It could have been quite a while back then.
Now that's done, I'm likely going to work on getting caught up on a few pet battle achievements from Draenor, Legion and BfA. Not that family stuff, which seems like too much work, but the other general collecting and battling ones. Then I might go back to leveling a bit. Next up would be my Vulpera Warlock, Joari.
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