I’ve been noticing some issues with lowbie characters. Aside from Exile’s Reach being constantly broken due to hunters taming the boss mob, when trying to level in old world content, the game has been doing some very quirky things.
At level 10, you are given the opportunity to go to any of the past expansions (BC/Wrath are 10-30, Cata/MoP are 10-35, WoD is 10-40, Legion is 10-45, and BFA is 10-50). That’s fine in theory, but there are several occasions where high level content is phased incorrectly.
Take Legion, for example. Starting out on a newbie warlock, I went to collect the Artifact weapons, and the imps and bats around Karazhan are skull level mobs that instantly kill the character. The Artifact weapons were level 20 (and do not appear to scale up), where things like the Order Hall armors are showing in the 50ish item level.
I had tried previously leveling a NE druid and was immediately teleported at level 10 to a BFA scaled Darkshore without quests and instakill mobs. I’m still roaming around, but definitely needs a lot of polishing before releasing.
Also, heirlooms are back, and while they don’t have the XP bonus, you do get a nice set bonus for the number of pieces, and does diminish the amount of rested XP consumed, so decent tradeoff. Leveling in general is going fairly quickly, imo.