Now I'm lazy, so I want to be Exalted but I don't want to grind hours a day for it. The Wiki page on this says you can theoretically do it in 14 days. But with Kaliope in demand as a healer it's not terribly practical for me to invest the time to complete every quest every day. So my plan is to do just the easy/fast daily quests for rep. This way I maximize my rep and minimize my time investment. I think this is also a more realistic pace for the average player. At Honored I've opened up all the solo-friendly daily quests and I should be able to get around 1800 rep a day from them:
- Nethermine Cargo: Pick up 15 boxes and turn them in (cake!)
- Flayers & Ravagers: Kill 15 flayers & 5 ravagers (pretty easy)
- Booterang: Beat up 20 lazy peons (cake with frosting!)
- Nethercite Ore: 2 stacks of ore (fairly easy to get while in the mine for the boxes and mobs)
- Deathshadow Agents: Kill 20 mobs in Nagrand
So I'm thinking I can spend maybe an hour a day, mostly on the two kill quests and get decent rep for minimal effort. I'm basically skipping the daily quests that involve collecting mob drops. The drop rates are too low (about 25% on average) and the area is pretty heavily farmed right now. I'm also not counting any Netherwing Eggs I might happen to find in my travels, that will just be a pleasant bonus for me. Nor am I including any of the one-time quests past Friendly, but I will work them in when I can.
Based on just the daily quests, I should hit Exalted in about 2.5 weeks. If you add back in the days it took me to hit Honored, that's just over three weeks (23 days) to go from Neutral to Exalted. I think that's pretty darn good for a casual player to achieve Exalted in under a month with 60-90 minutes per day of effort. I'll be happy if I do it in a month, I don't really expect to consistently put in an hour a day. But it will be interesting to see if I can, heheh.