+10% Experience? Yes, Please.
Leveling an alt is boring. It’s a slow process of repetition. Repetition through killing hundreds, even thousands of mobs, and through repeating the same quests you’ve done before with your main character. Unfortunately it’s a necessary evil. The end-game is where the game begins for many, and the only way to get there is by leveling like mad.
If you’re like me, you look for every advantage in the leveling game. I pick and choose my quests based on efficiency and difficulty. If I know it’s going to be a tough quest, where I may die in the process, I’ll move on to something that yields the same XP with fewer chances of downtime. I move from area to area quicker than you should, in order to always be on the cutting edge of XP gains from killing mobs and completing quests. It’s the little things that add up to get you to the level cap quicker than ever.
I’ve found my next avenue to speed up the leveling game. With the introduction of Wrath of the Lich King, a number of heirloom items were introduced to assist those leveling their alts. By gaining tokens from Wintergrasp, and Emblem of Heroism, you can exchange them for gear that levels as you level. In addition, it provides +10% XP per mob kill or quest turn-in. Epic.
I choose the cloth shoulders, Exquisite Sunderseer Mantle, since the alt I’m working on is a clothie. Not only that, but anyone can wear cloth. So when Jaltar is working to level 90 with the next expansion, he can benefit from these shoulders as well.
Being account bound, you can mail these shoulders around to your characters as you wish. I’ll be able to use these on all of my alts, to assist them in the leveling process. I’ll definitely check in once I’m able to utilize them and see a real effect.
What are some of your habits in speeding up the leveling process for your alts?