Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Chef!




I collected every recipe for Chef De Cuisine today (160 in total!) as well as cooking almost all of them for my Chef title.

I dinged 500 daily quests complete too, and some others, but I'll admit - I'm proud of Chef De Cuisine - it's a hard one to get.

Total achievements: 407/1054 (4240)
Days to go: 326

A mod for Higher Learning

I found a nice mod for the Higher Learning achievement that requires you to read lots of books in Dalaran that only spawn every few hours:


http://wow.curseforge.com/addons/dalaran-university/files/2-dalaran-university-1-1/

This mod not only track spawn times, but it shares the information with everyone else on the server.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Plan for the next few weeks.

I'd like to have Northrend Loremaster finished by noon on Saturday as well as hitting revered with the Oracles via daily quests.

I then think that I can get all of the old-world quests (about 500 left) done in a week of play, finishing on Sunday the 31st of January. This includes almost all of the classic dungeons for the Classic Dungeonmaster achievement. (I need to do almost all of the old-world ones again). I expect to finish ALL of the cooking achievements this weekend as well, with the exception of the Chef's Hat.

That will leave all the Burning Crusade zones as the only ones I need to finish. I'd like to have them done by the 7th of Febuary, along with Keymaster and The Explorer. I should also have made good progress on 40 Exalted Reputations and the pet and mount achievements from all the rep gains I've been working on.

I am also going to start seriously looking for groups for the old raid instances, especially MC and AQ40.

After this, (around the 7th of Febuary) I plan to get heavily into PVP, while also working on dailies for each of the 40 factions to get my reputations up higher. i.e. Dailies for 40 minutes and PVP for a bit over an hour, most days.

PVP is going to take a while. As I mentioned earlier, my plan is to get 2200 in arena 3v3 in the upcoming season as well as most of the battleground achievements. To do this, I'm going to do a lot of BG's, focusing on getting as many achievements as possible. There are a few big grinds here, including Warsong Gulch and Arathi Baisin reputation and 100,000 honerable kills.

Should be fun :)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Excellent resource for reputation achievements

http://www.wowjuju.com/repcalc

This site tells you _exactly_ what you need to do to get every single reputation to exalted, based on your character's armory. It's extremely good.

Finally got the damn pony!


I went through all of the starting area quests for every faction and got exalted with each of them. I'm now the proud owner of a pony, and a huge number of quests completed towards Loremaster.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Plan for the week

I'm still working on Loremaster as my primary task, as well as doing "The Oracles" dailies. I have finished "Icecrown: The Final Goal" which just leaves one more northrend zone to complete.

I'm currently working my way through the Ghostlands quests in eastern kingdom in order to get exalted with the blood elves and then I'll head to Undercity and Thunderbluff to finish off those reputations.

This seems like a strange way to approach Loremaster, but I feel that it's the most efficient route. I am putting a lot of effort into obtaining the portable bank/mailbox from the Argent Tournament before I start getting into heavy questing in the old world. Thsi will hopefully make questing easier, especially when it comes to things like storing lots of quest items or using an alt to buy things needed for quests from the AH.

After I get the Argent Pony, I'm going to work on Argent Crusade rep and then Timbermaw rep and THEN work fully on Loremaster. Again, this seems strange, but it's all about efficiency - the quests still give reputation at revered while killing mobs often doesn't. My goal is to kill enough mobs to hit revered and THEN do the appropriate quests. Make sense?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Still no Pony

I have 150 Champion's seals. I have finished all the daily quest chain to represent all 5 cities and I've got exalted with the Argent Tournament yet so far, no pony. It seems that I need to work on getting every one of my 5 home city reputations up to exalted. Since I am only halfway through revered on 3/5 of them (the other two are exalted) I plan on working on this before finishing Icecrown. (The icecrown quests that I have left are all group quests that are difficult to solo.)

In other news, I broke 4000 points. That over a thousand in less than a month.

Dinner Impossible
I've gone and made a mess
Champion of Silvermoon City
Champion of the horde
storming the citadel
emerald void

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Excellent interview with Little Grey, the first person in the world to complete all achievements (before 3.3):

http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/community/misc/wowcarnival/littlegrey_interview.html

"A Mask for All Occasions is extremely hard to complete in one Hallow’s End period, and I think it generally requires two years to complete.... "

I looked it up:

http://www.wowhead.com/?achievement=284

Odds are, I need to trick or treat 200 times in 2 weeks (i.e. pretty much once per waking hour) to get all the masks. Yuck! This is going to be a horrible achievement to obtain in 1 year. I suspect Gyilks will be getting his 20,000g in the mail sometime soon after October 31st. :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Mountain O' Mounts

Excellent guide to the Mountain O' Mounts achievement is here: http://wowvault.ign.com/View.php?view=Guides.Detail&id=295

I have included the relevant portion below as it gives a guide as to what I'll be working on over the coming months. In particular, many of the mounts have other achievements associated with them (such as the Cenarion war Hippogryff).


Horde

Requirements
Exalted reputation must be obtained with the following factions:

* Orgrimmar
* Thunder Bluff
* Undercity
* Silvermoon City
* Darkspear Trolls
* Ravasaur Trainers
* Thrallamar (For Faction Discount, Not required for purchase)
* The Mag'har
* Netherwing
* Cenarion Expedition
* Sha'tari Skyguard
* Wyrmrest Accord
* Sons of Hodir
* The Sunreavers
* Kirin Tor (For Faction Discount, Not required for purchase)
* Exalted Argent Champion of the Horde (Achievement required for purchase)


The List

Faction Reputation Mounts
Orgrimmar; Durotar (6 Mounts, 27g)

* Brown Wolf
* Timber Wolf
* Dire Wolf
* Swift Brown Wolf
* Swift Gray Wolf
* Swift Timber Wolf

Thunder Bluff; Mulgore (6 Mounts, 27g)

* Brown Kodo
* Gray Kodo
* White Kodo
* Great Brown Kodo
* Great White Kodo
* Great Gray Kodo

Darkspear; Durotar (6 Mounts, 27g)

* Emerald Raptor
* Turquoise Raptor
* Violet Raptor
* Swift Blue Raptor
* Swift Olive Raptor
* Swift Orange Raptor

Undercity (7 Mounts, 35g)

* Blue Skeletal Horse
* Brown Skeletal Horse
* Red Skeletal Horse
* Ochre Skeletal Warhorse
* Blue Skeletal Warhorse
* Green Skeletal Warhorse
* Purple Skeletal Warhorse

Silvermoon; Eversong Woods (7 Mounts, 28g)

* Blue Hawkstrider
* Purple Hawkstrider
* Red Hawkstrider
* Black Hawkstrider
* Swift Green Hawkstrider
* Swift Purple Hawkstrider
* Swift Pink Hawkstrider

Ravasaur Trainers (1 Mount, 80g Quest Reward)

* Venomhide Ravasaur

Thrallamar; Hellfire Peninsula (7 Mounts, 410g)

* Tawny Wind Rider
* Blue Wind Rider
* Green Wind Rider
* Swift Yellow Wind Rider
* Swift Red Wind Rider
* Swift Green Wind Rider
* Swift Purple Wind Rider

The Mag'har; Nagrand (8 Mounts, 544g)

* Cobalt Talbuk
* Silver Talbuk
* White Talbuk
* Tan Talbuk
* Cobalt War Talbuk
* Tan War Talbuk
* White War Talbuk
* Silver War Talbuk

Netherwing; Shadowmoon Valley (6 Mounts, 1200g)

* Azure Netherwing Drake
* Cobalt Netherwing Drake
* Onyx Netherwing Drake
* Purple Netherwing Drake
* Veridian Netherwing Drake
* Violet Netherwing Drake

Cenarion Expedition; Zangarmarsh (1 Mount, 1600g)

* Cenarion War Hippogryph

Sha'tari Skyguard; Terokkar Forest (5 Mounts 800g)

* Blue Nether Ray
* Red Nether Ray
* Green Nether Ray
* Silver Nether Ray
* Purple Nether Ray

Wyrmrest Accord; Dragonblight (1 Mount 1600g)

* Red Drake

Sons of Hodir; Storm Peaks (2 Mounts, 8800g)

* Ice Mammoth
* Grand Ice Mammoth

Kirin Tor; Dalaran (4 Mounts, 18,200g & 200 Emblems of Heroism)

* Armored Brown Bear
* Armored Blue Wind Rider
* Wooly Mammoth
* Traveler’s Tundra Mammoth

The Argent Tournament
Tournament Grounds; Icecrown (12 Mounts, 775 Champion Seals, 2,000g)

* Argent Warhorse
* Argent Hippogryph
* Swift Orgrimmar Wolf
* Swift Darkspear Raptor
* Swift Forsaken Warhorse
* Great Mulgore Kodo
* Swift Silvermoon Hawkstrider
* Great Golden Kodo
* Swift Burgundy Wolf
* Swift Purple Raptor
* Swift Red Hawkstrider
* White Skeletal Warhorse

The Sunreavers; Icecrown (2 Mounts, 250 Champion Seals)

* Sunreaver Hawkstrider
* Sunreaver Dragonhawk

PvP Mounts
Raider Bork; Orgrimmar (5 Mounts, 150 WSG, AV and AB Tokens)

* Black War Kodo
* Black War Wolf
* Swift War Strider
* Red Skeletal Warhorse
* Black War Raptor

Jekyll Flandring; Alterac Mountains (1 Mount, 50 Alterac Valley Tokens)

* Frostwolf Howler

Coreiel; Nagrand (2 Mounts, 170 Halaa Battle Tokens and 35 Halaa Research Tokens)

* Dark Riding Talbuk
* Dark War Talbuk

Stone Guard Mukar; Wintergrasp (1 Mount, 300 Stone Keeper Shards)

* Black War Mammoth

Crafted Mounts
Engineering BoE(1)

* Mechano-Hog (12,500g + materials)

Achievement Mounts(3)
For the Horde

* Black War Bear

Leading the Cavalry

* Albino Drake

Glory of the Hero

* Red Proto-Drake

Total Mounts: 94
Total Cost: Approx 47,878g

You will now need to get 6 more mounts from rare drops and other sources. Skip to Additions and Trades.


Additions and Trades

Any of the following mounts can also be included in your achievement.

Achievement Mounts

* Crusader's Black Warhorse (Heroic: A Tribute to Immortality)
* Crusader's White Warhorse (A Tribute to Immortality)
* Ironbound Proto-Drake (Heroic: Glory of the Ulduar Raider)
* Rusted Proto-Drake (Glory of the Ulduar Raider)
* Violet Proto-Drake (What A Long Strange Trip It's Been)

Class Only Mounts

* Acherus Deathcharger (Deathknight)
* Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade (Deathknight)
* Argent Charger (Paladin)
* Charger (Alliance/Horde Paladin)
* Warhorse (Alliance/Horde Paladin)
* Dreadsteed (Warlock)
* Felsteed (Warlock)

Crafter Only Mounts

* Flying Machine (Engineering)
* Turbo-Charged Flying Machine (Engineering)
* Sea Turtle (Fished from Schools of Fish in Northrend)
* Flying Carpet (Tailoring)
* Magnificent Flying Carpet (Tailoring)

Dropped Mounts


* 5 Man Normal & Heroics Blue Proto-Drake (Skadi the Ruthless - Utgarde Pinacle)
* Deathcharger (Baron Rivendare – Stratholme)
* Raven Lord (Anzu - Sethekk Halls Heroic)
* Swift White Hawkstrider (Kael'thas Sunstrider - Magisters' Terrace Heroic)

Normal & Heroic Raids
* Ashes of Al'ar (Kael'thas Sunstrider - The Eye)
* Azure Drake (Drops from Alexstrasza's Gift - The Eye of Eternity Heroic)
* Black Drake (Sarthaion - The Obsidian Sanctum (Kill with 3 drakes up)
* Blue Drake (Drops from Alexstrasza's Gift - The Eye of Eternity)
* Blue Qiraji Resonating Crystal (Trash - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj)
* Bronze Drake (Infinite Corruptor - The Culling of Stratholme Heroic Timed Run)
* Fiery Warhorse (Attumen the Huntsman – Karazhan)
* Grand Black War Mammoth (Archavon - Vault of Archavon)
* Green Qiraji Resonating Crystal (Trash - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj)
* Mimiron's Head (Drops from Yogg-Saron in Ulduar)
* Red Qiraji Resonating Crystal (Trash - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj)
* Swift Alliance Steed (Tribute To Insanity Chest Trial of the Grand Crusader 10/25, Alliance)
* Swift Horde Wolf (Tribute To Insanity Chest Trial of the Grand Crusader 10/25, Horde)
* Swift Razzashi Raptor (Bloodlord Mandokir - Zul'Gurub)
* Swift Zulian Tiger (High Priest Thekal - Zul'Gurub)
* Twilight Drake (Sarthaion - The Obsidian Sanctum Heroic (Kill with 3 drakes up)
* Yellow Qiraji Resonating Crystal (Trash - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj)

World Mob Drops
* Time-Lost Proto-Drake (Time-Lost Proto-Drake – Stormpeaks)

Other
* Black Dragonhawk (Unknown)
* Green Proto-Drake ( Drop from Mysterious Egg - Revered with The Oracles)
* White Polar Bear (Drop from Hyldnir Spoils - Gretta the Arbiter's Daily Quests)

Seasonal Dropped Mounts

* Great Brewfest Kodo (Brewfest BRD Boss)
* Swift Brewfest Ram (Brewfest BRD Boss)
* The Horseman's Reins (Hallow’s End SM Boss)

Trading Card Game Mounts

* Big Battle Bear
* Magic Rooster Egg
* Riding Turtle
* Spectral Tiger
* Swift Spectral Tiger
* X-51 Nether Rocket
* X-51 Nether Rocket X-TREME

Specialty Mounts

* Big Blizzard Bear (Blizzcon 08)
* Swift Zhevra (Recruit-a-Friend Promo)

Mounts No Longer Available

* Amani War Bear (Pre 3.0 Zul Aman Timed Run)
* Ancient Frostsaber (Pre 1.4)
* Arctic Wolf (Pre 1.4)
* Black Proto-Drake (Pre 3.1 Heroic: Glory of the Raider)
* Black Ram (Pre 1.4)
* Black Qiraj Battle Tank (Ahn’Qiraj Gates Opening Event)
* Brewfest Ram (Brewfest Reward 07)
* Brutal Nether Drake (PvP Season)
* Fluorescent Green Mechanostrider (Pre 1.4)
* Frost Ram (Pre 1.4)
* Green Kodo (Pre 1.4)
* Icy Blue Mechanostrider Mod A (Pre 1.4)
* Ivory Raptor (Pre 1.4)
* Merciless Nether Drake (PvP Season)
* Mottled Red Raptor (Pre 1.4)
* Nightsaber (Pre 1.4)
* Palamino (Pre 1.4)
* Plagued Proto-Drake (Pre 3.1 Glory of the Raider)
* Spotted Nightsaber (Pre 1.4)
* Swift Nether Drake (PvP Season)
* Teal Kodo (Pre 1.4)
* Vengeful Nether Drake (PvP Season)
* White Mechanostrider Mod B (Pre 1.4)
* White Stallion (Pre 1.4)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sewer Rat's and Alterac Blitz

I had a computer crash and I can't find all the achievements I accomplished in the last few days. But, at least I remember I got:

Alterac blitz
I smell a Giant Rat (sheer luck - I got it on my 22nd cast in the sewers)
Second that Emotion
Northrend gourmet
the Cake is not a Lie

and many others

I've been working on my cooking, buying up obscure Alliance-only recipes wherever possible. I'm at the point that without the Pilgrim's holiday, I should be able to hit 160 as soon as I have done all my Dalaran dailies. (I got the last of the recipe's from the Shattrath cooking daily recently).

I also worked heavily on Loremaster. I should finish Icecrown tomorrow leaving only one zone for northrend Loremaster. I expected to be done sooner but the group quests in Icecrown seem to take a very long time.

Achiements: 376/1054 (3925)

Friday, January 1, 2010

I just discovered that one of the achievements isn't possible in a year

Brew of the Year is only completeable a year after Octoberfest :/

And Crashin' & Thrashin' isn't possible at all unless you already have a racer.