Trivia: Paragon Chests, Artifact Weapons and More

Warden-Toy

This is it! Team Wardens/Nightfallen becomes the second to get one of their prizes. Anibell fished out a toy from her yet another paragon chest.

The toy turns you into a Warden:

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Cool enough :) And yes, I’ve just earned myself an extra weekend from dailies. No more Warden emissary runs!

The whole list of paragon chest prizes now looks like this:

  • Valar’jar – mount
  • Highmountain – mount
  • Val’sharah – mount
  • Azsuna – mount
  • Suramar – mount
  • Wardens – toy
  • Legionfall – pet

More to go :)

Куз-Progress

Only four rep columns are left now in my chart. Legionfall is about Revered, so when I hit Exalted on all toons, it just goes – cause I already got the pet.

Artifact Weapons

Artifact-Progress

Basically I’m already closing in the cap of second artifact weapons. I need them all at 52, and then I will ignore every AP income sources besides the natural drops from raids or quests.

Set Progress

Gear-Progress

It’s the final chart that I’m working on. As you see, most of my toons have already collected the full set of EN/TN raids. Today Etraeus dropped the last missing gloves for Aurinko.

Some of the pieces could be acquired by other classes, so my toons help each other. For example, the only piece that Micromantica misses is wrists from Aluriel. So Aurinko had a try and also tossed a coin for Aluriel’s wrists on her way to Etraeus, and Faerella, although all set and done, will do the same.

Hexen lacks only chest from Krosus – alas, no other leather toon could help her with this.

What pisses me off about drops is that Mindebad, Anibell and Bons have the worst karma for plate armor. They all lack 2-3 pieces, they can help each other to acquire them, and they just won’t drop. This week I ran all the wings of EN/TN with Anibell and Mindebad – none of the bosses dropped a single piece that I needed for them three. Let’s see how Bons will work it all out on weekend.

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Trivia: Legionfall & Reputations

Breaking news: to complete the latest Legionfall campaign step, you need to complete 3 order hall missions in Broken Shore.

Bad news: some Broken Shore missions don’t count into the quest for reasons unknown.

Tip: 100% proof are missions for Legionfal resources and Legionfall reputation tokens.

And now to something interesting.

Reputations

I’m beginning my faction mount game today! To see how it works, let’s have a look at the chart.

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  1. I have 12 toons
  2. I have 6 factions I need to work on for extra caches and a chance for mount: Valarjar, Highmountain, Dreamweavers, Farondis, Wardens and Nightfallen.
  3. When every toon is Exalted with a faction (orange color in my chart), I assign four of them to work for a specific pair of factions. All the rest will be sending them the appropriate rep tokens they earn from missions.
  4. Important thing is that I paint toons not on the team blank. It means that I let it go and stop worrying, for example, how many points are there with Wardens for Aurinko?

For example, all of my toons are Exalted with Wardens and Nightfallen. From now on, I’ve assigned Mindebad, Anibell, Backston and Melaris to do their emissaries until I get the mount. This means 16 WQ (4×4) per day, and it’s gonna be completed in an hour, very quickly indeed.

So, my teams are:

Micromantica, Aurinko, Bons, Paitsu – Team Valarjar & Highmountain. The tense cliffs are perfect for casters and a pair of tanks.

Mindebad, Anibell, Backston, Melaris – Team Wardens & Nightfallen. Three tanks and a hunter will be awesome for engaging in elite or multiple Suramar skirmishes.

Helu, Shlitzchen, Hexen, Faerella – Team Dreamweavers & Farondis. The squishy toons fit well for open spaces in Azsuna and Val’sharah (also they’re my Horde four).

Whichever team gets their mounts first, wins :)

Plans and Tomb of Sargeras Schedule

So, the Tomb of Sargeras raid schedule is up!

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  • June 20 – Normal and Heroic
  • June 27 – Mythic and LFR Wing 1: Gates of Hell (Goroth, Demonic Inquisition, Harjartan)
  • July 11 – LFR Wing 2: Wailing Halls (Mistress Sass’zine, Sisters of the Moon, Desolate Host)
  • July 25 – LFR Wing 3: Chamber of the Avatar (Maiden of Vigilance, Avatar of Sargeras)
  • August 8 – LFR Wing 4: Deceiver’s Fall (Kil’Jaeden)

My personal thoughts:

  • Of course I am interested in Raid Finder only.
  • This means that I will see Kil’Jaeden in August. But I’m somehow not anticipating it with eager – like Archimonde or Gul’dan. I know all his story of course, but he somehow doesn’t feel like a guy we want to kill (although we need to). You really need to grow a big bad before you set him as a raid boss. Kil’Jaeden now feels… like a technical foe, like the Legion mobs in Broken Shore. He sits in the farthest corner in Tomb of Sargeras and does nothing. He’s not present as a nemesis in Broken Shore – well, at least he could comment something during invasions and questing. He’s not seen as a threat now.
  • This also means that I have almost a full month to clear up the Legionfall campaign for all toons, and get my class mounts
  • In a week every reputation for every toon will be Exalted, and I will enter a relaxed mode of four emissaries per day to earn the faction mounts (which is not tiresome at all and very fun)
  • Relaxed mode means that I will have time for Chromie scenarios and maybe earning invasion mogs
  • Other raid mogs as well, current and old

In other words, Summer is rolling out to be a major lull time despite the new raid. I would clear all the loose ends.

The next step of Legionfall campaign is completing 3 missions for Broken Shore in your Order Hall. It seems bugged, because I’ve completed an ordinary and and elite mission, and I’m still at 0/3. My best guess is that only elite missions count, and the ones you start AFTER taking the quest. As long as elite missions take 3 days for the followers to complete, it needs to be checked yet.

I see the light in the end of the tunnel :)

Trivia: Slow Down

It’s Monday, and it’s time to revise my week.

As for reputations, the progress rolls as it should:

May 22

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May 29

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I’ve decided I slow down now. Every day I’ll be doing only those emissaries and those toons which are not Exalted yet. When I’m there, I’ll assign the “mount teams” to factions, and it’s gonna be only 4 emissaries per day – basically an hour of gameplay which is quite sensible for chasing the mounts.

I need to take a break from world quests, although it’s still fun to do them. If I had only a pair of toons, I’d never even think about being exhausted. With twelve – and a race to Exalted – it was a bit tough. Although the end is nigh. This week I”ll be there- and then I’m entering the relaxed mode, ready for running and re-running raids for transmog and Broken Shore questing.

Broken Shore

Meanwhile my toons went to the long-delayed Sentinax farm for badges quest. And it suddenly appeared to be quite fun and fast, even for those like warlock, rogue, shaman or druid girls. The step is over now, and I’m glad the further ones are soloed.

For Micromantica the-lore-flagship who does every quest upon arrival, there’s two weeks and two steps left. It means that the new raid is coming at us in the middle of June, and also class mounts. So I need to be ready for this with every toon considering Broken Shore major questline.

Artifact Weapons

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Just this sheet, nothing else.

My politics towards AK and AP are:

  1. I’m glad that I need only 40 AK now, not 50 – because I will stop worrying about them 10 orders earlier.
  2. My cap will be trait 52. Then I will just invest in other specs – even the ones that I don’t play. I did that previously – when the cap was basically 35, and it worked well. I could do the lore quests for every spec when the new traits in 7.2. were opened. And the traits were bounced back to 35 for everyone, and a small AP amount refunded.
  3. I don’t even think about grinding AP. What for? It comes naturally, and my main spec weapons are more than ready for LFRs. Let’s leave some room for their improvement :)

Trivia: Professions, Mogging, New Armory & Reputations

A quick weekend summary is starting… now!

Reputations

Rep

  • Blue: Honored
  • Cyan: Revered
  • Orange: Exalted & Counting
  • Italic: current emissary to complete

I’m on fire with emissaries :) The chase to Exalted is very exciting, and I think I’m gonna be there by the end of May. Then I could split my toons into teams and slowly farm the chests for faction mounts.

I’m not doing Broken Shore dailies except main story quests. Micromantica will hit Exalted and more when the storyline will be complete with not a single extra WQ in Broken Shore. The other toons are now bound in Sentinax part.

I’ve did at least one invasion on every toon, and I have Cathedral dungeon to run yet on two toons – for the quest.

All in all I plan Broken Shore to be my relaxed activity between raids in June.

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Mogging

Suddenly I’ve realized that The Nighthold’s class mogging set could – and should – be composed of both Emerald Nightmare and The Nighthold itself. And what is better: I could farm for certain items on several toons of the same armor type. For example, my demon hunter lacks wrists, so my monk, druid, rogue and demon hunter would run the same boss – which makes it 8 attempts if you count coin tosses too.

So, the last cooldown was dedicated to leather & mail toons, and this week it’s gonna be the same. When I’m done with them, then cloth and plate toons come into action.

I’ve realized that I don’t need the set bonuses or gearing up. I’m more than ready for the next LFR with my 860-880+ ilvls, so it’s just hungry wardrobe that makes me run these raids :)

Talking about mogging, there’s a brand new armory which you have probably checked out already.

It makes perfect sense to enhance the class rather than race. Many people prefer to play just elves, or mostly tauren, or humans, or gnomes of course. But people mostly roll a new toon to try a new class, so here’s variety for you.

I’ve checked out every armory of course as I have every class. My personal favorites are monk, shaman – and I could never believe it – the fel colors of demon hunter.

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Shaman-Armory-2017

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Profession Bonanza

It’s Darkmoon Faire, and it was time to revise the mats I’ve collected during the month and level up.

I’ve led toons through many dungeons on profession quests – the long forgotten ones. Obviously I’ve done profession quests in DMF. And I’ve spent enormous amounts of mats, mercilessly for raising my skill level.

I got Resourceful, Working the Isles, and Legion Cook achievements.

What is left is First Aid – which is a separate thing. And there’s Blacksmith to do to get Legion Master of All. It’s only 5 points to go, and what do I need: Mindebad is less than 1k from Exalted with Valar’jar – who will grant her the next stars – which will allow to go through those 5 points :)

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My profession goals today are learning as much schemes and recipes as I can, craft whatever mogging, toys and stuff, and have a rest. I love crafting, but it’s been awful in Legion. I want to end it, and I see the finish line.

Alt Management: Reputation Teams

In 7.2. there is a new addition which I’m gonna be busy with. It’s the brand new emissary chests with mount rewards.

I’ve conjured up a plan, but before I start with it, I’m gonna continue my work on reputations that I started before patch. My goal is Exalted with all Legion factions on every toon – not to miss the profession level 3 recipes and also gain some freedom. I see it as a necessary cap for my alts.

So, when I’m there, I’ll be playing a game called ‘Reputation Teams’.

These are my goals here:

  1. Provide a solid flow of emissary chests
  2. Cover every faction
  3. Have fun and not burn out

How’s the game played?

I have 12 alts of top level able to do the world quests. We have 6 factions (I don’t count Legionfall here).

Here’s what I do: I split up my toons into three teams of four toons. And I will assign a pair of factions for every team.

For example, ‘Team Suramar’ may consist of my four goblins. And when the Nightfallen emissary will pop up, they are obliged to complete the Nightfallen chests, or the other teams won’t understand their laziness.

So they will be doing Nightfallen chests until they get the Nightfallen mount. Four toons is perfect: with flights the whole batch for one toon would take 10-15 minutes which roughly equals an hour for one day.

Of course the goblins are not only ‘Team Suramar’, but they are also ‘Team Azsuna’ – so they’re responsible for Farondis and Nightfallen mounts.

Kirin Tor could be used by alts as a bonus points for their teams.

Here’s what I’m achieving with this approach:

1/ All factions are covered. And I’m going at every chest with four alts at once.

2/ Every alt receives attention: every day I pick other alts, so I don’t forget how to play them, and they also advance with resources, artifact power and what not.

3/ Competition is the most precious thing here. The team which gets to the mounts first will cry woo-hoo! and be a king :)

4/ I don’t burn out with the grind thing Blizzard made us to do :)

Alt management!