I’m not rushing to 80 in WoW. However, most of the rest of the guild is. I just reached 70 a few weeks ago and was happy to finally be included in guild things. Now, once again, unless I kill myself leveling, I’m going to again be left out.
World of Warcraft is very different that what I’m used to in Everquest II. In EQII, you could have a lot of fun at any level. When our guild was active there, it was composed of people of all level and with the mentoring system, it was easy to play with lower level friends. You can help out lower level friends in WoW, but it’s not as fun for the helpee since all they can really do is watch while their high level friend takes out the mobs for them.
Even holiday events in WoW are catered toward the level-capped players. Quests that only they can get, high level instances, etc. The past Halloween event in EQII scaled to your level. I’m concerned that EQII is starting to take more of the WoW approach to things. They recently cut the amount of experience needed to level and the upcoming expansion is for upper level groups mainly (which is why I’m not getting it at the moment). I had preordered every other expansion but this one doesn’t interest me. I solo and I’m not 80 on any character. Plus I don’t even play much anymore.