I've been seeing people talk lately about "retro-toons" and was curious as to what this was exactly. It seems that there are people that are creating new characters, leveling them up to lvl70 and then.....*gasp*, capping their experience. At first I thought this was a bit of a crazy idea. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I had so much fun back in BC that it might be worth a shot. So I leveled up a mage that I already had sitting as lvl62 and capped off my XP at 70. It was at that point that I had a huge rush of flashbacks from when I hit lvl70 on my druid back in Burning Crusade.
My first stop, Isle of Quel'Danas! Time to start knocking out my Isle dailys again. The more I started doing some rep grinding in dungeons and with turn ins, not to mention beginning to gather some better gear through quartermasters and dungeons, I began to have more fun than I thought I would. I figured it would be fun for a few days and probably lose it's interest, at which point I'd simply turn back on my XP and move on. But it's been well over a week and I haven't lost any interest yet. Maybe it's the fact that I know I can always turn on my XP and move on if I get bored. Maybe it the fact that Blizzard has, in the past, made changes to the over all stats in the game and even with the actual BC gear, I'm doing more damage now then I did then. Who knows, all I know is that it's become so much fun, I have 5 other guild member that have decided to do the same thing. Next thing we know, we'll have enough people at lvl70 to run Karazhan with all 70s, lol.
I must admit, it's has been really fun. Running some Cataclysm raids on my level 85 toons and then switching over and running dungeons and other stuff on my level 70 has been a blast so far. I hope that it doesn't get old or boring any time soon. One thing we, the people in my guild that are going to have toons stay at lvl70, have decided is no twinking. By this, we mean that you have to get gear from dungeons, heroics, raids, quests or quartermasters. Running battlegrounds to power through and grab all the super-high level PvP gear you can takes away form the fun of it and is somewhat frowned on. 1 or 2 pieces of PvP are ok, but full BG epics is a bit much.
If you have a level70 toon and are interested in having some fun on the Anvilmar server (Alliance side), cap that XP off and give me a pst. Just whisper Taeo (my lvl70) or Neotaeo, if I'm not on then just whisper anyone in <DunderMifflin> and if they can't invite you, they will let someone know that can that you want an invite. Come and have some fun, that is what retro-toons are all about!