A few days before my WoW break, I partook in what was my second Burning Crusade instance. As a die-hard solo player, I'm hoping you will forgive me for waiting such a long time until I could solo these dungeons. As ever, I brought my Hunter.
There isn't much to say here unfortunately. For those of you who haven't been here before, the dungeon is linear and once you defeat the final boss, a portcullis opens that takes you back towards the entrance. The interior isn't very impressive so if you're going there strictly for sightseeing, you might be disappointed. I found the mobs to be slightly harder than Hellfire Ramparts but most people are saying the opposite so I'm assuming that my impression came from the fact that I was more reckless (being 80 and all) and AOE'ed large groups of mobs. At one point my pet was down to about 50% and I caught a few hits too due to excessive aggro. In any case, if you're 80, there's nothing to worry about.
Gold-wise, I made roughly about 100G, including disenchants. I wasn't going there for the gold though, or else I might have tried taking some readers' advice and offered my services as a dungeon runner to interested people.
I've you are planning to visit this dungeon for the first time, make sure to grab 2 quests from Honor Hold (or Thrallmar if Horde): The Blood is Life can be grabbed right away after delivering a letter. Heart of Rage is a followup to Weaken the Ramparts. For efficiency sake I would advise you to finish Ramparts first, so you can get access to this quest.
Time-wise, it will take you a little bit longer than Ramparts, depending how thorough you are. If you want to kill and loot everything, it will obviously take longer. In fact that's what bothers me about these old instances: it takes me longer to loot all the bodies than it takes to kill them.
As is the norm these days, I was also confronted by the dreaded "Additional instances cannot be launched, please again later" message. What seemed to work for me was to attempt to enter the instance repeatedly back and forth until it let me in. I did that for a minute perhaps so I guess persistence pays.
There you have it: another entry-level Burning Crusade dungeon that is very easy to solo by most (if not all) level 80 classes and specs. If you haven't done it yet, go ahead and do it!
P.S. I haven't attempted it in heroic and will pass on that for now. Perhaps at level 90.
Former WoW player, current Diablo 3 fanatic, I love the finer things in life such as PC games, beer and computers. While playing a good game is a spiritual experience, blogging about it is almost equally rewarding.