Through the magic of raiding (i.e. raiding all the time for hours, days, weeks, months) I've managed to hit exalted (or exhalted as the WoW forums say) with a few factions. You get nice rewards such as rare profession recipes, patterns, etc. and also some epic items.
Now that I'm cutting back on raiding (or intending to), I can't imagine I'll ever hit exalted with any other faction on this character or my alts. I just can't bring myself to do so. Since I've come to hate grinding of any kind its almost an affront to think I should do so!
Instead I'll admire from afar those who put the time in to own their own cross-faction mount, have their own furbolg protector, ride their own rare saber, strut around in GM gear or don a red pirate hat.
In the past, I actually thought I'd put in the time to do these type of things. Except for the GM part, anyone can do it by putting in some time here and there - given enough time. But just like I'm trying to put aside raiding, I can't justify that amount of time investment for the payoff. Exalted with the Hydraxian Waterlords will have to count for something, heh.
Inventing a magic item for Artificer class
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