Saturday, November 27, 2010

Outland Raider!

I finally found a magtherion group. I've never done this fight at 80. It's so, so much easier. You can ignore all the clicking mechanics and just burn him down. Took all of 2 minutes.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Pilgrim!

I've mostly been grinding out dailies that I don't want to have to run in Cataclysm (Kalu'ak etc.) but I took time to finish up the Pilgrim achievement.

Some tips:

1. Getting the four alliance cities is much harder now that the guards are all 85. I wound up having to use an invisibility potion to get there.
2. Killing 40 turkeys isn't hard, you just need to give it a bit of time. Don't kill the next one right away - wait until there are 5 seconds left or so to kill it. This maximizes respawn time.
3. For the "kill a rogue of each race" one, try looking in BG's. Ever since they got rid of Dalaran as a portal area, the place is dead. Just sort the player list by class and go hunting for any dwarf rogues you can find.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

So, what have I been doing?

Sorry it's taken so long for an update. I kind of stalled out after hitting 8000.

It looks like all achievements in 16 more days probably won't happen, but that doesn't mean I'm going to stop trying. I'm simply goign to turn it into "all achievements as quickly as possible". It also stung a little that all of the Kalimdor quests were reset! I lost at least 100 points right there.

I'm going to start working on the new cataclysm achievements today, but first, I'll fill you in on what has been going on.

Firstly, I've been making gold. Almost all of my time has been spent on gold generation. I have a nice little business on both the alliance and horde side factions selling Heirloom enchants to all the new rerollers that are coming in for cataclysm. I have over 100 of every low level scroll right now and I'm making a solid 4000g a day with 30 minutes work (after a LOT of fixed setup costs).

In addition to the scrolls, I've been trading pets and recipes between factions. This is probably my biggest moneymaker and the reason I'm pulling in 4000g in 30 minutes a day. The argent tournament pets have been selling for 400g on the Horde side and almost 2000g each for the same pet on alliance side. With the help of my wife, I've been moving these over the neutral AH and selling them on the opposite faction. I did the same with all my enchants and I basically doubled my usual sales.

There are certain recipes (such as Savoury Deviate Delight and Giant Growth) that are very cheap horde-side and very expensive alliance side. I've been flipping these as well.

So why the focus on gold generation when I should be out getting achievements? There are still a few expensive achievements (like the motorbike) that I need to pick up. In addition, I simply don't want to worry about gold in Cataclysm. I want to focus on busting out achievements as quickly as possible with my goal being one of the first people to complete everything in the game after the expansion is done.

Anyway, back the the achievements part. I'm going to spend the day doing dailies and working on my BC reputations since I want to avoid being stuck doing old content when the expansion arrives.

Next, I'm going to start writing up a guide. There are a lot of achievement-chasers out there and so far, I haven't seen a comprehensive guide to getting every achievement in the game. I think that I could put one together over the coming weeks, showing the optimal way to get everything starting from nothing. There is a lot to think about, since so many of the achievements are interconnected.

Anyway, I'm not dead and I haven't stopped playing. Expect to see an update almost every day from now on as I start to bust out all the stuff I've been putting off.

- Deathspiral

Monday, November 1, 2010

8000 points

Realistically, I think I'll get the "Over 9000" feat in the next 40 days and not much more, but I'll keep plugging away - perhaps I'll finally get a non-fail TOGC and Ulduar hardmode group together...