So my flirtation with more PvP on my existing Horde level 85's has slowed down my leveling quite a bit, but I still had a pretty good month of July. I managed to gain 59 levels, or just slightly under 2 levels per day, which is still well in excess of my long-term average. If I can keep that pace up, we'll say that'll give me approximately 100 more levels before MoP drops and these poor guys get put on hold behind the existing (by then 12) 85's and likely a Panda Monk. At that rate, though, all of my remaining 8 toons should be somewhere in the 40's, which seems like a pretty good place to leave them.
So here is where we stand today:
Hunter - 78
Druid - 31
Mage - 31
Paladin - 32
Priest - 30
Rogue - 32
Shaman - 30
Warlock - 35
Warrior - 30
I've also been doing a fair amount of PvP on my existing level 80's. I'm amazed how the trends seem to ebb and flow over the course of the weeks. There will be days where the Horde seems to go on a huge run, and then a period of days where the alliance seems to be downright invincible.
I'm sitting just a little under 70,000 honorable kills across all of my characters and finally managed to get that 9th character over the 1,000 HK mark, so now it's just my warrior sitting underneath that level, and he's at 622.
I've also started to debate my leveling order for MoP. Unlike Cata, where I had my Paladin and Druid go first, I think I'm going to give the honor of going first to the original Joar. While he's not always the toon that I play the most, or raid the most consistently with, he is the one that I think of as my main.
Here's the order I'm debating at the moment:
Joar - Warlock
Joardk - Death Knight
Joarvyk - Shadow Priest
Joarshot - Hunter
Joaridan - Paladin
Joarwyn - Druid
Joarbek - Shaman
Joarnak - Mage
Joarstab - Rogue
Joarmama - Warrior
Joartobenamed - Panda Monk
Melric - DK
Melpar - Hunter
The downside of this approach is that it puts my jewelcrafter (paladin) and inscriptionist (shaman) pretty late in the process, so I may move them up a bit.
I'll also be very interested in what the leveling times are to 90. For the 9 characters that I leveled immediately after Cata launched, the total time ranged from a high of 35 hours for my paladin - who was the first toon out of the gate at launch (and thus competing for quest mobs, etc.) to the fastest time of 21 hours, 28 minutes, which went to the shadow priest. The average seemed to be around 23-24 hours for each toon. I'll be tracking it closely for all 12 to see where it comes out.
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