Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Rep Grind, Leveling, and the end of The Wheel of Time

Well, let me get to the last part first. I finished the final book of the Wheel of Time series yesterday. It was amazing. If you have read the other books over the years, this book is a must read and I cannot recommend it enough. I have been reading these books off and on for the last 15 or so years. I loved the series and while I am a bit sad that it is all over, I am glad for having read them.

Now, onto the WoW stuff. We have our full group leveling characters. Yes, there are 5 of us running around the World of Warcraft questing together at the same time. 3 of us have just hit 88 and the two ladies are nearly there. It is nice to level as a group, and the kill quests go amazingly fast. It is also awesome for when we come across a rare spawn.

The only concern for me is grinding rep. Seriously. I am almost exalted with the Klaxxi and abou halfway there with the Shado-Pan. I still need to do the August Celestials. I dont want to do the all again, additional rep or not. They either need to fix the rep to make it account bound or they need to not make gear attached to a faction.

It is a major pain in the ass and one of the reasons I do not have a bunch of nineties. I have 10 characters at 85 or higher......that would be a metric shit ton of dailies to get them all geared up. I love my Warrior, but sometimes you just want to play something different. Hell, I would be happy if they brought back tabards as well.


Anonymous said...

I'm with you - I won't be grinding rep on my alts.

That said, I was able to get my alt healer raid-ready with no rep gear at all. Just drops from heroics, a few crafted epics, a Darkmoon trinket, and then LFR gear. No real need to do the rep grinds.

Darraxus said...

Ah yes, LFR. I have not stepped foot in one yet. I probably should.

Fettsbounty said...

To be fair, Blizzard has been stating that the valor gear really isn't the only way to get gear to get into LFR. And with the way back drop in requirement to get such gear down to just Honored helps to the point that grinding rep isn't as bad. But there are changes on the way if you have been paying attention at all to the PTR 5.2 news. You will be able to run an instance and scenario once a day for a chosen faction as well as do work orders in the farm for rep. Unfortunately the farming part still requires a grind in the tillers rep. But they are listening and that's a good thing

Kalven said...

So did he ever level his 1h?

Darraxus said...

@ Kalven: I assume you are refering to Rand and fighting one handed? Yes!

SirFWALGMan said...

yeah I was just going to say what foreveranoob said.. I did reps with my crafters but my mage I did no rep and he is running LFR and getting geared up fast enough..