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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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.

It’s Mayday

The weekend of Labor Day was devoted to many-many things.

Karazhan!

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Micromantica went to visit Karazhan!

She had a pair of quests there: covering the bag-making for Tailoring, and getting a toy.

Bags are useless, because they are worse than Draenor’s, still I got this covered. Now I need to learn only the legendary craft recipe, and my Legion tailoring list will be complete – if not for 3-star ranks.

The toy is precious. It’s a cube which you can launch and watch every Legion cinematic – much like your Draenei/Troll historian for Draenor cinematics in your Garrison. It’s awesome that it pops on demand, you don’t have to go anywhere to relive the memories. The starting quest item drops from Chronomatic Anomaly in The Nighthold with great chance.

The dungeon itself went nice. I went with two different PuGs, and we’ve blasted through all the bosses. We even earned an extra achievement on our way. There was a pair of delays: of course I wanted to see the pictures from Medivh past! Even if I know his story well. And then I got lost a bit, because people ran forward. Still, the PuG was nice, and they even returned for me once. And there also was a strange thing when we got to figure out that spider web is actually a stair you could climb, so this time two of us were confused and lost: it was like a portal leads to a dead end.

Reputation Grind

On weekends I manage to clear the emissary lists on all toons, and with flights it’s a mere pleasure. My goal is Exalted with every faction, and I’m on a finishing line now. I’m not working on Legionfall now, because I want to get its rep through weekly plot quests.

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  • Cyan is Revered
  • Blue is Honored
  • Green is Friendly

And I’m already starting to hit Exalted.

Hidden Appearances

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Backston suddenly discovered that she could simply buy a raven crossbow hidden thing for her Marksmanship! All you need is just Revered with Farondis.

Mayluna hit Exalted with Dreamweavers, and bought a hidden appearance for Balance… although it apparently requires a second element which I will have to grind at Darkheart Thicket ever since.

Raids

Yeah, so I finally went for LFR after my big pause. Ran The Nighthold on a pair of toons – Backston got two tier pieces, woop! And I also went for Emerald Nightmare to grind the mogging – no luck. It’s not that I didn’t get any loot – I didn’t get the loot that I wanted.

Maximillian!

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Yeah, so Anibell quickly finished the Un’Goro questline for Maximillian of Northshire, and upon return to Dalaran she got a letter from him.

The questline is easy enough and pretty hilarious. Yet again it’s Don Quixote thing. Only this time he doesn’t mistake dinosaurs for dragons, but rather crabs and murlocs for demons.

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It’s at least understandable, but then he mistakes a goblin in a Dalaran tavern for his dame, so she had to hide from him under mask. I felt sorry for him. So when he became my follower, he was immediately sent into Light Hope’s Asylum for Tragically Insane. No adventures for him.

Older Things

On one evening Micromantica soloed every Mythic dungeon in Draenor and got achievements. It’s very easy nowadays, and you just burn down that cannon on the train with your normal dps. Mark you, I found the lack of content a bit discouraging, but I liked Draenor very much. It’s nice to get back.

It’s time to do heroic runs now and get the achievements.

Yes, it’s most probably my favorite dungeon.

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The Coming Week Trivia

This time my trivia would be devoted to plans rather than past events.

Weekly Bonus

  • Weekly bonus is yet again 20 World Quests runs: 5k Order Hall resources that I desperately need. It perfectly responds to my reputation goals, so I’ll be running them like hell.
  • Good thing: there is also a reputation bonus for world quests.
  • Good thing:  with flights they are completed so easily
  • Bad thing: it will take my time from running LFRs. And I’m largely ignoring them lately: could be barely a single Nighthold run for one alt during the week.

New Campaign Quests

  • This week Khadgar gives you a campaign quest to gather 2500 shards.
  • Don’t worry: he’ll give 2499 back to you upon completion.
  • And this is it, you just get shards for him this week. No story coming.
  • I’ve collected them via a wyrmtongue cave chest: I got lucky to open the very first chest with 2139 shards and a toy.
  • If you don’t know about this cave yet, do the goblin archaeologist quests in Broken Shore asap.
  • There’s also an Alliance-only questline available. For a start you need to get the Varian’s compass in the water where he dropped it during the Legion cinematic. Locating it is not easy, the quest is not seen on the map, and you don’t get any directions. So follow the cinematic directions: you need to go in the sea where the Alliance ships crashed.
  • There’s a small separate piece of land in the sea – follow the red arrow and search underwater:

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Shinies

  • Hexen got one more orange shiny today for Subtlety spec.
  • That makes it three legendaries in her bags, and she can wear just one.
  • I hate them. I seriously do.
  • They are not replaceable, because, oh wow, these are boots, wrists and shoulders
  • One is clearly meant for Subtlety and the other for Assassination. If I want to switch them with my spec, I have to wear three more items from Nighthold LFR in my bags. Should I save them just in case?
  • I just don’t care. I have no time, need or desire to fuss about these shinies. It just irritates me to large scales that I have three of them, and I can’t put them on. And there will be more coming.
  • Legendaries are a total mess.
  • They are not earned.
  • They don’t make transmog sets.
  • They are not replaceable.
  • They are a large annoyance.
  • And I hate all the GRATZ and saliva floods around them. They are not a good thing, there’s no room for celebration.
  • I don’t want them.

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!