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Forgotten Cove (Ruin Has Come) questline: fool-proof method is doing a quest in the morning and a quest in the evening. This way you burn 2 quests out of overall nine every day. My toons are at the last two quests now, so I’m closing this chapter this week.

T’zane is believed to be my last world boss, so I’ve earned Unbound Monstrosities achievements on my alts. I think I will continue killing them – although not so good-looking, but the Uldir Normal tmogs won’t hurt.

Unbound Monstrosities

Not much to report about Uldir itself – it’s my weekend activity.

Having several common quests to go – most notably, gathering ones, and the out-of-the-way side questlines from different locations. Gotta catch them all!

The most important thing is: Schlitzchen has grinded her last 1k rep with Honorbound in one sit, and I’ve already started the Mag’har questline! So far it’s a travel around Azeroth, trying to make a shard of an initiate Garrosh/Kairozdormu’s time-travel gadget work. Bronze dragons are supposed to help, but not before we learn the gadget’s story :) I’m having fun, and I’ll post a full report about Mag’har questline once I’m finished.

The strange thing is that Eitrigg and Sylvanas talk about Mag’har as the guys who owe the Horde for the liberation from Garrosh and the Legion. Surely they do, but they do as much to the Alliance. Well, we shall see where this leads us.

A couple of useful posts planned for the coming days :)

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Plot 8.0.: Check

Nov19

Check it out:

  • My alts are over 340. Considering Legion’s first raid gap was 820 > 835, I’m more than ready for the next tier :) So this column may go.
  • There was no tracking of azerite necklace level, but all of my toons now reached level 27 which is enough to open all the traits on current gear.
  • War Campaign is complete on all alts.
  • Jaina & Vol’jin questlines are complete on all alts.
  • This effectively closes up the available story questing in BfA as of 8.0.

Cherry on top, Micromantica has completed Exalted on all available factions. And this is where the girl goes on standby. There is a small Forgotten Cove story to complete, and a couple of achievements from mission table (there are three – completing all available missions), and this is effectively it.

Speaking of achievements, there is a new approach in BfA for the quest tab. They require meeting certain conditions in world quests – that’s right, world questsSo putting them off until lulls may not be the best idea – it’s a good thing to track the needed ones and attempt doing them starting now. Some food for thought, just saying )

I’ve compared my progress to Legion’s, and by the end of the year I was nowhere close to hitting the Exalted on alts, so this time I’m definitely doing better. A bonus for WoW Anniversary doesn’t hurt too.

Right now the gameplay is reduced to said reputations on alts and the remaining Uldir transmogs. And this seems like exactly the amount I’m ready and eager to digest.

 

Cloth Uldir: Check!

Today’s run through the second wing was extremely gratuitious.

I had a couple of weapons to go on cloth alts – a stave and a dagger, also shared by shaman caster.

Micromantica just went and got them both.

And this means: Micromantica and Jellica are now free from Uldir runs. All the cloth caster transmogs, including all weapons, are collected.

And this means: I’m almost done with the current content on my main. There’s a single Tortollan emissary to go – I will probably finish the Exalted on them within a couple of days more. There are wrists from the current warfront to complete the set and achievement, and I think I better launch my priest to do the task.

One more thing: the Forgotten Cove questline in Stormsong Valley. I’ve scrolled through the Wowhead, and here goes:

Forgotten Cove

This is the complete list of quests. Mostly it requires clearing the same caves over and over. This doesn’t lead anywhere yet, but I presume that this is a lead-in into the upcoming raid of two bosses – its entrance is gonna be 99% at this isle.

Good news: you can do all these quests in one sit.

Bad news: the questline is freaking strange. From what I collected at wowhead comments, this is a reference to Darkest Dungeon game (never played it or even heard of it before). The progress is not time-gated, but instead is tied to your sort of mind debuff. Once it drops off, you’ll be able to see the next quest in the chain.

No one knows for sure what has to be done to remove it – people say that dying helps to switch it off. Also staying away from the island for a while helps a bit – at least when I return to Boralus and switch to other alts, in the next morning the quest appears. It’s not certain how much time it takes. Weird one, but being a ‘yellow’ coded questline it’s a must for my toons. I’m trying the dying trick tonight.

I’ve completed two more war campaigns – on my second and last Horde alt, and one for my Alliance priest Jellica. Two to go, and they are not far from Revered. This chapter closes soon.

This weekend I’m also completing Jaina’s questline on all alts (requirees one more Siege of Boralus run with my rogue), and Vol’jin questline on Schlitzchen (requires G’huun kill) – well, I’m going there for a shield anyways :) One more thing off my shoulders :)

So far, so much to be done :)

Night Warrior: The Darkshore Night Elf Music Piece

Just enjoy – and prepare your blades for Teldrassil revenge. My gnomes are already hyped enough to travel to Darkshore and slay some Undead!

And carve the name ‘Leo Kaliski’ in your personal Hall of Blizzard Music Fame.

Probably it’s the most inspiring and beautiful battle music piece in a long time. I literally have tears in my eyes while listening to it – so cool it is.

P.S. The first two minutes are enough – later on it continues in different arrangements.

 

Now a Champion of Azeroth

Somewhere there is my Mircomantica, receving her next Exalted achievement:

Magni-Hustle

There is nothing too special about Exalted rewards here, just a scary cap:

Champions-Cloth-Reward

I literally can’t see shit (or even smell shit) in this thing!

I’ve checked Magni on a hunter today, and mail armor reward will be zandalari-type shoulders, much like the dino heads of their warships. Pretty cool, but I wonder why is it zandalari tmog items from Magni?

I’m not quite happy with factions tabards yet. There is one I could actually wear – a Stormsong one, with an anchor and exactly the color tone like my current transmog. But… there’s an eye in the said anchor, the Stormsong crest, and that reminds me the Old Gods too vividly to be happy. No tabards then.

So… it’s Tortollans to go – 3k or so, and my main is done with reputations and world questing.

One More Exalted…

Order-of-Embers-mount

…and one more mount – this time from the Order of Embers!

The three horses are actually great. Recolor as they are, they fit every type of alignment – pure white Proudmoore steed for priests and paladins, brutal black Order for darker classes, or the one from Stormsong with royal attire. Now I need the Horde’s ones :)

I’ve discovered two more flight points in Zuldazar for the Alliance. Here they are:

  • Xibala
  • Verdant Slope (conveniently next door to frequent azerite quests)
  • Mugambala
  • Atal’Dazar
  • Nesingwary
  • Atal’Gral
  • Tortollans in the middle of the map
  • Tortollans in the south of the map
  • Talanji’s Rebuke
  • The one near Dazar’Alor

Almost the same amount of flight points as the Horde has, and the Alliance’s appeared to be more convenient considering access to world questing, as long as the Horde has a couple of completely irrelevant places (like mogu isles where you never go on your own).

Once again, it’s awesome how Blizzard managed to pull it off. Even at the hostile land you feel at home.

I’ve sneaked with Micromantica almost to the heart of Dazar’Alor capital, up to the terrace of crafters to hunt for Utaka fish for achievement – and died just once from the guards. Now parked there absolutely safe, waiting for the fish school to pop up. I’m not sure I could do the same trick in Boralus though (the Horde has a mirrored achievement, fishing out something next to Proudmoore Keep).

Advance!

Starting with spreadsheets, as usual:

Nov12

I’m a couple of quests away from Order of Embers on Micromantica, and this will be done today. One or two emissaries will also bring her to the Exalted on every BfA faction, and for that, she’ll be on standby with world quests until next content.

Micromantica and Jellica have also earned my first Uldir set –

Uldir-Achievement-TRansmog

Uldir-LFR-Cloth

I’m definitely not a fan of titan stuff, and overall robotic theme, but this poker face is outright scary and cool. How’s that even cloth? :) Anyways, there’s a couple of weapons to acquire for cloth toons – a dagger and a staff – and I’m effectively closing the current content with my main. She’s 355, so there’s probably no ilvl upgrade that she wants until later.

Other toons have a long way through the same very path – I need them Exalted everywhere, transmogs collected from Uldir and Warfronts (btw, the last cloth piece from Warfronts is also to be acquired). I have the last Siege of Boralus run to forget it for good and complete the Jaina story within Alliance alts.

In the Horde camp, I need Vol’jin story completed with Schlitzchen. She has only to slay G’huun and use a quest object on him. I could actually do it this cooldown, but silly me, I won a fist weapon and was so glad to leave with it that I simply forgot to do the quest stuff :) Anyways, there’s a shield there, so I’ll return anyways.

I’ve completed the Vol’jin story first time. Long story short, the whole thing revolves around the urn with his remnants. First we try to put it in Atal’Dazar among the kings, Bwonsamdi interferes and asks us to bring it to him in Necropolis. We do so, and then we learn that there is no Vol’jin’s spirit. Bwonsamdi is terrified and is afraid of his boss (?) who will punish him for that. Then a small ritual in the ship with Galdrin, Rokhan and Talanji lures the spirit to us, and Vol’jin then asks us to drench his blade in G’huun’s blood. We do so, and Vol’jin says that Talanji is an awesome leader. Talanji gives a speech to Zandalari, honoring the fallen trolls and loa in the civil war and to G’huun’s schemes. She also praises the Horde hero for help. This is a moment of awesome, and the speech is very inspiring:

Voljin-Questline

*Fearella looks like she plans to smash Talanji’s knee caps and see how she falls from the pyramid, but this is not true. The princess is awesome.

Anyways, this is nowhere close to Jaina’s awesome questline. The whole thing was quite chaotic, not really inspiring, and frankly there are more questions than answers. Why Vol’jin’s spirit was gone, but suddenly appeared so easily and behaved like a living character? Who is Bwonsamdi’s boss? Why it all looked like Talanji’s crowning moment, when her failing, but beloved and legit king father still lives? Oh well. What we know for sure is that the Horde and Zandalari effectively coped with all the troubles in the continent, finished the traitors and put an end to corruption. Let’s rejoice :) As I said, the speech was pretty great.

Of the stories untold, I have now the Mag’har questline left – waiting for Schlitzchen to hit Exalted with the Honorbound.

So, having several milestones reached, I still have lots to do and get busy with until December 12, when the new content drops on us. Such fun!