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Call off the Lawyers! Quick!

Posted in General with tags , on February 25, 2009 by rocklawthepally

So this post is now redundant.  From Zarhym in the WoW forums, we get this: “The Be Mine achievement now only requires one to obtain six of the eight candies. This change will be retroactive for anyone who obtained at least six of the eight candies last time the event ran.”

JOY!!  I was short by only one so I get to have my proto-drake that much sooner :)  Thanks for listening, Blizzard!

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Tips to complete the Loremaster title

Posted in General with tags , , on February 24, 2009 by rocklawthepally

I was thinking that the Loremaster title is actually a pretty significant achievement so I thought I’d share some tips for attaining it. I will focus primarily on Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor since the Outland and Northrend ones are relatively easy. Just complete all of the quest chains there you can find – they are laid out in a far more sensible manner than the Old World and the line of progression from place to place ties them all up neatly.

For both Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms, I recommend doing all of the quests in each of the starter zones.  They are quick and easy, and you will gain a ton of reputation with the various capital cities (leading towards the Ambassador title). Just head to the level 1-5 areas for each of your faction’s races, turn on low-level quest tracking and go to town.

My tips are fairly Alliance-centric, since I’ve never levelled a Horde character past about 20.  Eastern Kingdoms is relatively easy for the Alliance.  Just be sure to hit up every major zone and cover off all the major quest lines.  Check the capital cities for things you might have missed.  Do those dungeon quests – everyone can solo old world dungeons these days, regardless of class or spec, so delve into those places you might have skipped on the way up.

For Kalimdor, here are a few quest hubs you may have missed/skipped.  The Shimmering Flats has quite a few quests that involve obtaining parts for pod racing machines (good Goblin rep, too) and whacking various mobs.  Ratchet has some interesting running around to do in The Barrens and back and forth to Booty Bay.  There is the completely reworked Dustwallow Marsh zone that has been really well done that everyone should do regardless.  Don’t forget Feathermoon, either.  In Winterspring, I found a little chain to killed named mobs that led to the opening of the Wintersabre line.  Not sure I want to grind THAT particular one, despite the nerf.  Low level quest tracking is the key to this whole thing.  If it had not been for that, this would have been hellishly difficult.

Essentially, obtaining the Loremaster title means doing every last quest you can find for the zone you are trying to complete.  I only just got it yesterday and I’ve been playing this game for over 3 years.  I had no incentive to do the Kalimdor quests I skipped until the title became available.  I made a little money along the way, gained some rep here and there, and found some great content that I had completely missed.  That last part was the most fun – seeing stuff that other players/factions would have done as a matter of course, but due to my choice of race and class, I never had cause to encounter.

So there you go.  A few tips for obtaining the Loremaster title.  They may seem basic, but if you’re reading this, then perhaps not, eh?  Happy lowbie whacking!

Loremaster!

Posted in General with tags , , on February 24, 2009 by rocklawthepally

Last night before raid time, I was scratching my head over where to find 5 more quests in Kalimdor for The Loremaster achievement and title.  Then I remembered a little chain I did in Stonetalon on my druid a couple of years ago and wondered if I’d done it on my pally.  I checked the quest giver in Stormwind, and lo and behold, I had not done it.  So off I went and within minutes, boom, I had completed it!  Yay for me!  Spanky new tabard and a fresh title :)  Now back to working on the mage.

Ohhhhhh so close

Posted in General with tags , , on February 23, 2009 by rocklawthepally

This weekend was a relaxing affair, but kinda frustrating as well. I got very close to two titles, but fell just short. One is still close, the other reset. Here’s the skinny.

Sunday, I came within about 15 seconds of winning the STV Fishing Extravaganza. I had a Death Knight and his party grief me by running through my lure for a while with his water walking on and that cost me the few seconds that would have won me the tourney. Bastard.  And I lost to a poorly geared belf pally to make things worse.

And I am 5 Kalimdor quests away from the Loremaster title. I need to find 5 more quests someplace in Kalimdor! Help! Someone! Please! Where can I find 5 more quests in Kalimdor? I did all the running around associated with the racetrack, I did Ratchet, I did Dustwallow, I did Feathermoon. Winterspring is done, as are all of the other zones, to the best of my knowledge. HALP PLAEZ!

Kalimdor, here I come

Posted in General with tags , , on February 20, 2009 by rocklawthepally

229 quests to go in Kalimdor to get the Loremaster title. Guess what I’m doing this weekend? Hanging with the newbies and killing lowbie mobs. Will take me some time, but I want to get this one out of the way.

Hail to the Chef – coming soon!

Posted in General with tags , on January 15, 2009 by rocklawthepally

Yesterday, the Stormchops recipe finally dropped from the Shattrath daily cooking quest.  That meant I was able to get the Outland Gourmet achievement completed, leaving me with only the Northrend Gourmet and the Dinner Impossible achievements left for the Hail to the Chef achievement and the Chef title. I have 5 Great Feasts in my bag so I can get Dinner Impossible done whenever I like (I don’t pvp, so going into battlegrounds does not fill me with excitement).  However, I will have to wait for the patch and a few more Dalaran Cooking Awards to learn a few more recipes for the final event to be complete.

Update on Higher Learning – 6/8.