Long time player and forum reader, first time poster (edit: apparently this isn't my first post, oops. I totally forgot about the other one.).
I've been wondering about something with respect to the new TR system: will it be faster to play a multi-TR character from levels 1 to 20, or from levels 15 to 28. In other words, will it be faster to do regular TRs in order to gain past lives, or would it be faster to Iconic TR? I was originally thinking about this in terms of the number of quests you would need to do each of those, but it quickly dawned on me that quest length is quite different at early levels and later levels.
Another complication is that you need to play epic content (either on your TR or a token farming character) in order to accumulate enough tokens to do a regular TR, while Turbine expects that playing from 20 to 28 will yield enough Commendations of Valor to do an Iconic or Epic TR (meaning that TRing is built into the Iconic TR questing process and shouldn't require extra questing after reaching level 28).
The stones of XP and stones of epic XP add another dimension of complexity to this, but I refuse to buy the boxes, so I'm not considering those for the purposes of this question.
I imagine there is a clever way of figuring this out, taking into consideration average quest length and average quest xp with various modifications (e.g. tome of learning, xp pot, ship buffs, etc.), but I also imagine the collective wisdom of DDO forum readers will generate a rough consensus that will turn out to be right.
Thank you for your thoughts in advance!