Remember a couple of months ago when I talked about the grinds for reputation, particularly as it pertained to recipe collecting on alts? Well, it’s as if Blizzard actually read that post and decided there was some merit to it. I was catching up on The Godmother’s latest thoughts when I came across her post about it.
Basically, once you have a character reach Revered with a faction, all toons on your Battle.net account begin earning double the reputation with that faction. So if Fireflint is Revered with the Thorium Brotherhood, all of my other characters will earn double reputation while Fireflint himself earns double the rep as he goes from Revered to Exalted.
My thoughts? Why the heck does Blizzard have a knack for giving players a partial gift? That’s my knee jerk reaction. It most certainly is an improvement, but could be a lot better still. Thinking it through, though, I’m glad they’re making some type of effort -particularly for altoholics and those with several professions. I’m sure there’s many Mists players who will appreciate this change and I know anyone who played during Burning Crusade and Wrath wish they could’ve had this for their shoulder enchants (Cataclysm to some degree as well). It will also help with the Guild Achievement of 55 reps (presuming your toons are in various guilds). Get it on one toon and you can get it faster on any other, which will only help your various guilds.
There’s one other thing to consider with this announcement and that’s the fact that there’s no mention about when they’ll be implementing this system. Could be next week, could be January. So while I want to applaud the idea, I think I’ll wait until it’s actually in effect. Until then you can find me in the Dance Studio.