Monday, March 18, 2013

Starting again

I've decided to give the "get all achievements" thing another shot. I sat down and made a list of the most difficult wow achievements (in terms of time). Some are "difficult" because they take 30+ weeks to complete (like conquest points) and others are difficult because even through they are theoretically uncapped, the amount of time required is ridiculous. In no particular order, the "big" achievements that take months: 1. Quintissential Quintet (5 level 90's) (1 on alliance side - need all the levelling help I can get - DK + RAF + all heirloom gear + rested XP + monk). 2. We're going to need more saddles (150 mounts) 3. 100,000 Daily quests complete (Account wide) 4. Bloody Rare, Frosbitten, Glorious - just because of sheer number of rares needed 5. 250,000 Honerable kills (account wide) 6. 50,000 Conquest points (single character - need to do BG's to hit cap for around 30 weeks) 7. The rated BG + Arena ones (e.g. 2400 points and gladiator - do this in a single push) 8. 50,000 Valor on one character and 100,000 between characters - need to cap valor for over 30 weeks. Don't forget the 6000 valor for Wrathion. 9. Get all professions to 600 (Need 6 characters to manage this) 10. 60 Exalted Reputations on one character (Need to remember to get all sub-reputations as well like Hydraxian Waterlord which takes 24 weeks. Don't forget to use rep-boosts) 11. Collect 400 Unique pets/ World Safari (catch every single pet, including ones that only show up during winter/summer etc.) 12. Win 5000 pet battles and (much harder) 5000 PVP pet battles Since there is an achievement for getting to 600 in every single profession, I plan on carefully distributing my professions among Quintissential Quintet characters so that I've got at least 10 of them covered. My basic goal right now (since I've barely played in MOP) is to get a set of good damage-dealing gear from PVP. The reason for starting with this is that trying to quest without good gear takes so much longer than simply picking up the gear. The other part of my strategy is to use gold to save time wherever possible. Making gold in WoW is very easy, especially with multiple level-600 professions and so it's much more efficient to, say, pay 9000g for a Hozen Peace Pipe (+1000 to many reputations) than it is to do daily quests for all those reps. Spending 10 minutes per day on gold generation can net at least 1500g per day, even if I only focus on selling enchanting scrolls and gems from JC. Current plan: 1. Get a set of good, epic, PVP gear to do quests and to have a decent ilevel to let me into the higher level Looking for Raid dungeons. 2. (Every Week) Get the weekly conquest cap through random BG's. 3. (Every Week) Get the weekly Valor cap. Focus on buying PVE resto gear (since that's the fastest spec to get into random dungeon queues). 4. (Every Week) Buy and use a Hozen Peace Pipe. (And get all rep-boosting BOA items wherever possible) 5. (Daily) Do 1 random Dungeon, 1 random Scenario and two farm quests (for rep purposes) With any spare time, I'm going to focus on getting another character to level 90. I already have a Shaman and a level 40 alliance druid. For the others, I plan on making a Monk (since Monks get +50% EXP for 1 hour daily), a Death Knight (Since I can start at level 55) and a mage (Hunter is probably faster to level but a Mage is more fun to me). I plan on starting with a Pandaren (for the double rested) Monk (For the 50% bonus experience) and get that to 90. I'll need a full set of heirloom gear (I think most gear stops working at level 80 however, except head and cloak). I'll post my gear tomorrow.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Friday, October 21, 2011

143/143 World Event achievements complete!

I am finally, after well over a year, finished with all of the world event achievements. The Mask Task has gone from being a horrible, horrible grind to something that was fun to finish up.

Don't forget about the 150 token pet that you can buy for your pet achievement! This Hallow's End should see you pick up two more pets for your 150 pets achievement.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Haloween starts tomorrow - and masks are purchaseable!

The worst RNG achievement ever, A Mask for All Occasions, is becoming less RNG-oriented.

It looks like, starting tomorrow, we can buy the masks we were missing with Tricky Treat tokens. Same goes for any pets you may have missed. Awesome!

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Burning Crusader

20 measly achievement points for getting 5 grindy reps to exalted. It doesn't really seem worth it :)

All 5 are a grind and I suggest getting a friend or three to power through all the heroics. My biggest complaint was KoT where, aside from two dungeon quests, all the rep needs to come from a pair of very slow dungeons, neither of which can be mass-pulled.

Having the signet ring of the kirin tor achievement from earlier made this a little easier - port to Dalaran and then port to Tanaris from there.

 I'm glad these are over with.

In other news, I've started doing the Molten Front quests and achievements in earnest as well as finishing up my cooking - I need 6 more recipes for the 200 total. Flying to TB every day to check the daily is tiresome too :)

Finally, I've started grinding archaeology. Not much to say here, you all know how long it takes. Blah.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

25 Man Heroic Lich King

Doing heroic LK in 25 man is still somewhat difficult. The DPS portions are, obviously, much easier, but coordinating 25 people to handle Valkyr and Defiles is still complex.

We probably took 2 hours to down this boss after loading a save from the week before.

My only suggestions are to ensure that you agressively kick PUG people that can't move from defile/ shadowtrap and make sure that everyone is clear which Valkyr to target for stuns/ where to run for the Necrotic Plague. Finally, make sure you have DBM set to include the old bossmods like this one.

I should be doing 10-man heroic LK a week from now. For now, I am completely ignoring the new raids due to having a small child to take care of (the reason that I haven't posted in months. Fortunately, it looks like even at one month old, he knows what life's priorities are: