Contributed by Jarhead - Durotan Server
Many people want to get a mount from a race other than their own. That means getting Exalted with another race's faction. And they often want to do it by the time they hit lvl 40 (now lvl 30) for their first mount. I will try to explain several ways of making that happen. The same basic methods hold true whether you're Alliance or Horde.
Alliance Race Mount Also Rideable By Zone Stormwind Human Horse All Ewynn Forest, Westfall Ironforge Dwarf Ram All Dun Morogh, Loch Modan Gnomeregan Gnome Mechanostrider Dwarf Dun Morogh, Loch modan Darnassus Night Elf Nightsaber All Teldrassil, Darkshore Exodar Draenei Elekk All Azuremyst Isle, Bloodmyst Isle
Horde Race Mount Also Rideable By Starting Zones Darkspear Troll Troll Raptor Orc, Undead, Blood Elf Durotar, The Barrens Orgrimmar Orc Wolf All Durotar, The Barrens Thunder Bluff Tauren Kodo All Mulgore, The Barrens Undercity Undead Skeletal Horse Orc, Troll, Blood Elf Trisifal Glades, Silverpine Forest Silvermoon City Blood Elf Hawkstrider Orc, Undead, Troll Eversong Forest, Ghostlands
Now, to get Exalted with a faction other than your own.
3 main ways:
1. Repeatable Cloth Turn-ins
4 quests, one each for a turn in of 60; wool, silk, mageweave, runecloth. "A Donation of ...", 350 rep each.
1 repeatable quest for a turn in of 20 runecloth. "Additional Runecloth.", 75 rep each time
This rep only goes to the race you turn the cloth in to, though. No spillover rep to the other 4.
One of the problems with these is the level requirement for each successive cloth type.
Level requirements for the 5 quests are 12, 26, 40, 50+, 50+. Still, the first few that you can do are worth it, for 350 rep each. And depending on your level, they can also be worth a fair amount of XP.
The 5 Alliance Cloth Quartermasters:
Clavicus Knavingham, Stormwind, Mage Quarter, upstairs in Duncan's Textiles; 44,73
Raedon Duskstriker, Darnassus, Craftsmen's Terrace, Tailoring shop; 63,23
Dugiru, Exodar, Trader's Tier; 63,67
Mistina Steelshield, Ironforge, nw outer edge of the Great Forge, next to a building; 43,32
Bubulo Acerbus, Ironforge, Tinker Town, room next to mailbox; 74,48
The 5 Horde Cloth Quartermasters:
Ralston Farnsley, Undercity, Magic Quarter; 72,29
Rumstag Proudstrider, Thunder Bluff, close to center of TB; 43,42
Sorim Lightsong, Silvermoon, Bazaar; 56,53
Rashona Straglash, Orgrimmar, east side of The Drag; 63,51
Vehena, orgrimmar, Valley of Spirits; 38,87
2. Repeatable Quest in Alterac Valley
It's a BG - Battleground, so pvp.
Again level requirements. Minimum lvl 51 to even enter AV, much less do any of these quests.
Alliance turn in Storm Crystals to Arch Druid Renferal.
Horde turn in Soldier's Blood to Primalist Thurloga.
Everybody turn in Armor Scraps; alliance to Murgot Deepforge, horde to Smith Regzar.
3. Regular quests
My favorite, and I think the best way to raise rep.
A couple of points on regular quests for rep that a lot of people often overlook, or don't know about:
1. Full rep, no matter what level you or the quest is. Even a lvl 70 will get full rep from a lvl 1 quest.
2. Spillover: most quests that gives rep to any one of your 5 factions, will also give 1/4 of that rep to each of the other 4.
For example, if a quest gives 100 Stormwind rep, it will also give 25 rep to Ironforge, Gnomeregan, Darnassus, AND Exodar. There is no ingame rep message that shows the Spillover rep, but the info is still there, in the form of all of those reps increasing. You can have a message show, if you want, by using a mod / addon, like "MyReputation".
Do every single quest from lvl 1 up to at least lvl 20-30, in the first 2-3 starting zones of the faction you want rep with. Then go for Spillover rep, and do every single quest from lvl 1 up to at least lvl 20-30, in the first 2-3 starting zones of every other race on your side.
The problem can be finding all those lower lvl quests, since you can no longer see a big yellow ! exclamation mark once the quest is gray to you. I use a site like Thottbot.com to show quests that give a particular rep.
This may become a bit easier in Wrath ot the Liche King. We will reportedly be able to track quest givers on the minimap, just like we currently can certain other npc's like trainers and vendors. No specific details from the beta yet, as to how well this may work.
Not all quests in other race's starting areas will be available to you, tho. Some of them are race specific, and only available to the race of that area.
Then there are a few scattered quests that will actually give rep to either "Alliance" or "Horde".
example, if it says "500 rep Alliance", that means all 5 Alliance factions will get 500 rep each, instead of just 500 to 1 of them and 125 spillover to each of the other 4.
Now anyone should be able to reach Exalted with the faction of their choice, by the time they hit 30, or at least close to it.