So I managed to hit exalted with Klaaxi on my main yesterday. After running through the normal set of dailies, I was coming up about 90 rep short, but then remembers I hadn't done the "hidden" quest for the day, so went back and took down the big elite Kuchong to pick up his drop quest. One turn in later, and I was at exalted.
The final quest for Klaaxi, like Golden Lotus was pretty interesting, involving a battle outside the Heart of Fear. Then, a quick behind the scenes tour of the hidden parts of Klaaxi'vess with one of the paragons and a nice epic ring to show for it all. Along with a shiny amber scorpion mount if you're willing to fork over 7,000g for it.
I can't really tell if it's any different than the guild rep scorpion mount in anything other than color, so I'm holding off before deciding if it's something that I want.
So I'm down to only two sets of dailies to run every day - Shado-Pan and August Celestials. So this means I'll be back to running heroics on a regular basis in order to make sure I get valor capped for the week.
So if I'm doing the math right, I end up with 5 Shado-Pan quests per day, and 4 August Celestials quests, so that's going to give me 45 valor points per day from quests, or 315 per week if I do them every day (which I probably won't). I'll be getting 270 per week from LFR now with the extra raid coming out, so that leave me needing to do 6-7 heroics per week in order to cap. Not a big deal. Toss in a scenario here and there for fun and it's even less.
Plus, that should seriously increase my stock of higher end enchanting mats, which is always a good thing!
I've also started leveling both my druid and my shadow priest, and both are working their way through the Valley of the Four Winds and approaching 87 rapidly. There is a big part of me that is seriously considering not switching to the Valley upon hitting 86 with the next few characters and just finishing up Jade Forest - one because I haven't done it yet, and two because I'm developing a deep hatred for the giants swarms of annoying vermin near Halfhill and the damn sprites infesting the granary. That part of that zone is getting really old and I'm not sure it's worth the increase in xp per quest. So with toon #6, I'll use that approach and we'll see if it makes a difference in my leveling time.
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