So I managed to finish toons #8 and #9 since my last blog update. The mage was fine right up until the last 2 levels or so where the scaling seemed to be get a bit off, my ice shield turned to paper, and the last two levels became a constant corpse run.
Got through it though. What only kills you a dozen times or so makes you stronger. I guess.
Also started on the plan of switching between Alliance and Horde, so went back and did my alliance warlock, with War Mode on, just for something completely different. Only got killed by the Horde twice during the entire 110-120 leveling process.
That's just sad, Hordies. Sad.
It didn't really seem to speed up the time significantly at all. I also leveled as Demonology, also just to change things up a bit, and did some battlegrounds since I was in PvP mode. So the mage was 14 hours and 15 minutes played, and the alliance warlock was 16 hours and 2 minutes.
Keep in mind, I do a lot of screwing around while leveling so these are intended to be casual times, not leveling speed records.
I'm back to Horde side now and working on the monk. Not sure I'm liking leveling as Windwalker this time around, so I've been switching back and forth to Brewmaster on and off. He's sitting at 114 now and just starting on Nazmir, so we'll see how things go as he gets closer to 117/118.
I'm looking forward to checking out the new content in 8.1 once it drops. I think pretty much all of it should be available to me right away. I realized as I was looking things over that I didn't have a Dwarf that was exalted with Ironforge or a Blood Elf that was Exalted with Silvermoon, so I've grabbed some tabards and I've been running a few dungeons, both to gear those toons up and to rectify that so I can hopefully grab those heritage armor sets sometime soon after they're available.
My primary alliance character is also pretty close to having all the key alliance reps at Exalted. So should be able to grab my extra horses soon, along with the Dark Iron Dwarf allied race. So more to come on that!