It's Time to Dust Off Those Alts!
Until recently, those poor little guys and gals I devoted so much time to in Cataclysm had become nothing more than a memory. But now, with the news that the xp required to level from 85-90 is going to be reduced by 30% in the next World of Warcraft patch, I am faced with a new problem: which alt do I level first?
Am I happy? Oh, yes! During Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm, I raided with five characters - and I wasn't the only one. My guild ran raids for our alts while also progressing through heroic content on our mains. However, during Mists of Pandaria, many of us have had to accept that our mains are now our 'onlys,' with only enough time for normal modes and LFRs.
There were many reasons for sticking to one character. The time it takes to level (and the monotony), the rep grinds involving dailies that unlocked yet more dailies. The need to cap valor every week, to run the LFR every week in an attempt to get that one upgrade that refuses to drop; and what about professions? Don't forget to level those!
Patch 5.3, I officially love you. Reputation pre-requisites are being removed - no more doing dailies for the Golden Lotus just so we can do dailies for the Shado-Pan. Loot specialization is coming to the LFR, bonus rolls and quest rewards. The experience required to level from 85-90 is going to be reduced by 30%!
I love my main, but I miss my alts. How about you?
Penny for your thoughts.
Take a look at Wowhead for more information on patch 5.3.