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I was truly excited about the new classes. I have several high level chars. I did everything I could to prepare for the new character I was going to make. I spent plenty of money in the item mall before AND after the expansion release to ensure that I could level up as quickly as possible.
I spent the entire first day of the expansion powerleveling as strenuously as possible, but eventually I had to sleep. I woke up the next morning and logged on immediately. It didn't take long to discover that players had already hit level 70+. THE SECOND DAY!
It wasn't jealousy that upset me. People had skipped many many hours of great new content and quests. They simply bypassed everything that took the developers so long to create, but the developers themselves allow this to happen. This tells me that the developers don't even take pride in their own work.
I have spent a lot of money in the item mall and more time in game than most people. You must spend real money to do anything at an average speed in this game, and the strongest players have more money and time than you do.