Well, here's the interesting thing:
Hitting something a really low level is the same as a really high level. You miss, it resists etc. So this is going to make farming the rep for the rifts efficiently difficult.
So, if you are say an artificer, and you need those recipe's from the Rift faction in Freemarch, you're going to have to do as many of those rifts and footholds as possible. Otherwise, getting that faction in particular is going to take a long long long time.
Same thing goes for each zone. The downfall? Doing rifts and footholds gives you so much experience, there's probably no way that you can POSSIBLY get it maxed out or at least to the point in each zone to get those recipes. :( *crai*
The other fun part, is when you want to go experience the content. You have to pretty much do it all as you level. Though you will probably out level the zone before you even finish the entire thing if you are doing anything but questing.
So in final thoughts on this topic: Pick a character that is going for a goal, and path out what you want to do. If you need rep with the rift factions to get those recipes, then that is all you do. Rifts. Focus on the area that gives you what you need to excel. Then pick another character to do what you want on that one. Map it out.
I have a feeling that we're going to see a lot of 50's running around trying to do rift quests in Stonefield etc., just because they need that rep for some collectors pet or something. *shrug*
Edited, Feb 21st 2011 2:10pm by Kardall
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