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We're going over some of the major leveling changes coming in Dragonflight.

Chromie Time Changes in Dragonflight

The new player experience in Dragonflight is changing. You no longer will go to the Shadowlands and instead, must level up in Battle for Azeroth from 10-60 before heading to the Dragon Isles.

  1. Exile's Reach (from Level 1-10)
  2. Battle for Azeroth (from Level 10-60)
  3. Dragonflight (from 60-70)

Existing players (accounts with max-level characters) can pick a starting zone or do Exile's Reach and at level 10, pick any WoW expansion before leveling up in Dragonflight zones. Shadowlands was added to Chromie Time in Patch 10.0.

  1. Choose a starting zone (from Level 1-10)
  2. Pick any WoW expansion, including Shadowlands (from Level 10-60)
  3. Dragonflight zones (from 60-70)

Leveling Your First Character in Dragonflight

Leveling of your first character will be linear in Patch 10.0. The zone progression will be the following:

  1. Waking Shores
  2. Ohna'ahran Plains
  3. Azure Span
  4. Thaldraszus

Threads of Fate in Dragonflight?

We currently do not know if the Threads of Fate system will be supported in Dragonflight. However, if the system carries over from Shadowlands, it will allow you to level up alts by doing bonus objectives while skipping the story.

You can find an overview of all the changes in MrGM's video below.

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59 minutes ago, Prophet001 said:

Any chance we can get leveling to 60 in any zone before Dragonflight?

But it is leveling in any zone. Just switch chromie time. Only new players have to play BFA.

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10 minutes ago, Andelai said:

But it is leveling in any zone. Just switch chromie time. Only new players have to play BFA.

I mean I would like to level my 50 alts to 60 in the old world before Dragonflight and level 70 drop.

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44 minutes ago, Prophet001 said:

I mean I would like to level my 50 alts to 60 in the old world before Dragonflight and level 70 drop.

"Existing players (accounts with max-level characters) can pick a starting zone or do Exile's Reach and at level 10, pick any WoW expansion before leveling up in Dragonflight zones. Shadowlands was added to Chromie Time in Patch 10.0.

  1. Choose a starting zone (from Level 1-10)
  2. Pick any WoW expansion, including Shadowlands (from Level 10-60)
  3. Dragonflight zones (from 60-70)"

U can level in any expansion to 60 if I read that correct.

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2 hours ago, Prophet001 said:

I mean I would like to level my 50 alts to 60 in the old world before Dragonflight and level 70 drop.

Most likely, this should be possible when the 10.0 patch drops (i.e the prepatch). So you'll have a few weeks before Dragonflight unlocks fully, to level a character through the old world up to 60.

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As I understand it, if you have even a single level 60 character the entire family of alts will be able to use Chromie for 10-60 everywhere (SL included, DF not).

If you've been avoiding Shadowland content right now and just don't like BfA for some reason, I'd recommend cranking up at least one character via at-matching-level pet battles (that is to say, your pets get bonus xp for them and you if your pets and the local-pets are near-level by 1 either direction) and archaeology dig zones.  

For best results re pet battles, only one or two map shards away from your capital city there should be mid level pet zones.   Note the Darkmoon Isle has firefly pets at a mix of levels so you can mouse over them and get creative which pets you are bringing to bear.    
I experienced getting character XP better in Chromie Time for pre-50 characters via this method, so you might want to consider that. Obviously at the moment Chromie's time boost drops out when you ding 50.

For best results re archaeology dig zones the Broken Isles dalaran archaeology weekly pushes you through tons of digging at a zone where the spawn nodes will keep regenerating.  Even after that the Isles are small enough that the nodes feel closer together compared to say, Kalimdor.

If you're fond of leveling via questing Broken Isles or Warlords of Draenor seem rich in quest threads that stay near each other, excepting the artifact-questline which at least provides hops, rides, or portals to do it.

I'll have to test to see if a non-max-level character gets XP from party-sync quest replays.  If so, then lurking around high quality wanted posters or frustrating quest zones and offering your services as an extra bruiser might go well.

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12 hours ago, Raka said:

"Existing players (accounts with max-level characters) can pick a starting zone or do Exile's Reach and at level 10, pick any WoW expansion before leveling up in Dragonflight zones. Shadowlands was added to Chromie Time in Patch 10.0.

  1. Choose a starting zone (from Level 1-10)
  2. Pick any WoW expansion, including Shadowlands (from Level 10-60)
  3. Dragonflight zones (from 60-70)"

U can level in any expansion to 60 if I read that correct.

You're missing the part where he says BEFORE DragonflightWhich is unlikely to come before the prepatch hits.

 

As for why they push BfA onto new players. why?? At least let them que for older dungeons because the new ones do NOT cater for either new players, or lower levels without a good chunk of their abilities. The quests are ok but there's so many obsolete systems they need to experience it all in the war campaign.

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Did ion said there will be no tread of fate as the zone will be huge there enough to leveling an alt without doin the main questline 

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