This may not seem like much to people in the world of Wrath of the Lich King…after all, there are a ton of people running around with these achievements, given how easy cloth turnins and the Argent Tournament make it to gain rep with your home factions.
But you have to understand that Linedan is old-school, boyyyy…created in 2005, back in the day when quests in newbie areas gave a paltry 50 or 100 rep instad of the 250 or 350 they do now. He wasn’t Revered with Thunder Bluff until level 70. For most of his life, he’s had better rep with Orgrimmar than he has with Cairne and the boys. In fact, I’ve played that into his whole “disowned” RP persona…had I been able to, Thunder Bluff would have been the last Exalted rep he got and the last Argent Champion he got. Unfortunately, the Argents make you Champion for your hometown first before being able to do the others, and as the rep grinds worked out, he hit Exalted with Thunder Bluff not too long after he got it with Orgrimmar. After that, it’s just been a matter of grinding out newbie quests in Tirisfal and Silvermoon, and doing Tournament dailies, which I have slogged through with the same joy and verve that I approach doing status reports at work. Which is to say, not very much.
To give you an indication of how things have changed…Lin wasn’t Revered with Thunder Bluff until level 70. Latisha, my human alt prot warrior who is now level 67, hit Exalted with Stormwind at level 42. Even with the +10% human rep bonus, that’s just crazy.
I’m not sure if I’m going to work this into RP with Linedan or not. I haven’t quite decided if it’s time that the big guy got a last name again. In the meantime, I feel a small glow of accomplishment…and then realize that the Argent Tournament rep grind is not over. I’ve still got 4500 to go to get Exalted with the Sunreavers. Oh God, more jousting. And it’s all champions this time. Blaaaah.
And looming behind all of this is the Big Kahuna, the long-term achievement goal I have for him…Loremaster. 30 quests in Kalimdor, 120 quests in Eastern Kingdoms, and 20 quests in Icecrown are all that stand between me and that title. Doesn’t sound like much, but it’s going to be one hell of a push to pull that off.