I didn’t even have to grind one second for level 41 and got there in under 2 1/2 hours with a total /played time of 2d 19h 29m. I reached it before I was supposed to, most likely because of drop rates with the buzzard wings. Badlands is so good for leveling when there are quests associated with all of the killing. There are tons of mobs, but they aren’t really aggro nets like other places.
I think I’m done with Badlands, or at least for a while. I already killed the patrolling orge boss, a 45. I put Hunter’s Mark on him and sent in Tiggr to Intimidate him right off the bat. I struck him with Serpent Sting and kept nailing him with Arcane Shots as often as it cooled down. As soon as he went down, I started running because Tiggr was down to 15% health after taking a beating from 6 mobs at one time. I got away and came back 20 seconds later to loot the body.
I’ve got all the pages for the Green Hills of Stranglethorn, so I’m off to turn those in and run all the way to Swamp of Sorrows.
I see Ravenkiller hit level 30 last night. Gratz, man. What else did you all do last night?