10/27/2012 03:38 PMWe're not sure if we'll be doing this. The tome worked out well enough for Wrath of the Lich King as an experiment, but so much of the experience we spent a lot of time and effort shaping in Pandaria is negated by flying. In addition to the [url="http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6794350230"]upcoming reputation changes[/url] for alts (when a character on the account hits Revered), we'll consider other methods of potentially speeding up the leveling process for alts, but we don't think "allow flying" is necessarily the best answer.
Posted by Crithto
As someone that's currently leveling 9 toons to 90(89s and 88s atm already have my main at 90) I think there's not really much your missing out on.
Bottom line is I speed to 90 on my druid for realm first, and didn't pay attention to the quest text, cinematics or story line. Now I'm going through on every class but a monk and still don't care to read quest text, watch cinematics, or pay attention to the story line.
What I'm trying to say is while yes you spent time making the zones, putting in the scripting for the fighting npcs, and adding flavor to all of the zones, if someone wants to enjoy that part of it they will, flying doesn't make these things worth nothing. But now someone like me while I will admit a lot of time went into it, the fact of the matter is I'm just trying to get to max level and be done with it, and really don't care how I get there.
Which is why I'm currently doing one level at a time in each zone so every toon is leveled under full rested xp. And let me tell you, after going through a zone for the 3rd time in a day you really don't care about what's around you, by the time I've gone through the zone the 9th time I don't even have to look to see where quest objectives are, see what quests I picked up, know what item is rewarded, even know where to pick up the amber touched moth for 715k xp.
And as you pointed out flying may not be the best way to increase leveling speed, but please give me something so the best way to level my alts isn't to do the same zone and the same quests 9 times in a 3 day period. BoAs would work, a flask like the one that drops from the rare spawn, something so I don't have to do this because atm it feels like a job the only reason to do it is because its the means to an end.