Thursday, January 30, 2014

Episode #8 A fight to the death!


Home of the ice giants

This week we head back up to the frozen peaks of Northrend to explore one of the fun factions from the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. High in Storm Peaks in Dun Niffelem are the ice giants called the Sons of Hodir. This faction used to be know for holding the coveted shoulder enchants back in that day, but they still have gifts to offer for gaining reputation with them.

Getting started

The place to begin your journey with the Sons of Hodir is by heading to K3 in Storm Peaks and starting with the quest called "They took our men!" This will start you into a long quest chain what will end with you somewhere in honored. From there its up to you completing a number of daily quests, as well as turning in Relics of Ulduar (as part of a repeatable quest) which drop around Storm Peaks from enemies and are also purchasable in the auction house. There is also a repeatable quest for turning in Everfrost Chips that are found around the Sons of Hodir's home.

These guys don't mind the cold

There are a number of daily quests, my favorite being "Thrusting Hodir's Spear" where you get to fight to the death with a Wyrm. Ahh yes, all those days of dying on that quest, lol.

What am I working towards?

The shoulder enchants draw is no more for this faction, but you can still ride in style from this faction. Upon reaching exalted, you can purchase the [Reins of the Grand Ice Mammoth] . You can purchase the [Reins of the Ice Mammoth] when you are revered too!

The one seater


The stat bonuses available from this faction may be long gone, but you can still collect the mounts from the Sons of Hodir and roll around Azeroth as you find more factions to gain reputation with!

Keep Prying!!

Hope you had fun in Northrend this week, we will return next week with another tip. Take care, and may the light be with you!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Episode #7 Guarding the Sky!

Monstrous Kaliri!!!! Ahh!!!


Well, I have returned home, and as promised I will be going over a rewarding faction this week. We are heading through the dark portal once again to explore the Sha'tari Skyguard! This branch of the Sha'tar has two posts of duty in outland. One in Terokkar Forest and the other in Blade's Edge Mountains. As you fight along side this group you will be helping to defend Shattrath from its enemies.


Getting Started

If you haven't started any of the quests with this faction the first interaction with them is by being recruited by Yuula near the flight master in Shattrath. This will start a quest chain that will eventually lead you to Skettis, the Arakkoa capitol. 

Start here...

There are many quests to complete as you follow the story of the skyguard, and you will also be sent to Blade's Edge Mountains to complete tasks there as well. Completing all of the quests still leaves you far short of being exalted though, and that means you have lots of work to do. By doing nothing but daily quests you will be working for around a month, give or take, to reach exalted. (Ahh, the good old days.) Daily quests involve bombing runs, escort quests, and more. There is however a much faster way to boost your reputation to exalted in a matter of hours. 

Get used to these.

Since there are no instances associated with this faction you won't simply be able to repeat a dungeon until exalted, but in the Skettis area you can farm all of the Skettis enemies and gather [Shadow Dust] for the repeatable quest to get [Elixir of Shadows] so that you can use it to see the time-lost mobs. Once you gather ten [Time-Lost Scroll] you can use those to summon one of the four mini bosses in the area. (Gezzarak, Akkarai, Karrog, or Vakkiz) Once you have killed the four of them, you can then turn their drops in to get the Time-Lost Offering. This lets you then summon Terokk and kill him.

Do you dare summon Terokk?

Repeating the steps above nets you a large amount of reputation in a short time because killing enemies to farm items itself also gives you reputation. Reports online have people reaching exalted reputation in less than a day.

What am I working towards?

Reaching exalted with the skyguard will allow you to purchase the companion pet [Nether Ray Fry] as well as five different [Riding Nether Ray] You will also receive the achievement [Flying High Over Skettis] 

Flyin' high!

You will also be doing quests in the Blade's Edge Mountains near the Ogri'la area so you can work on that reputation on the side. 


This reputation is great for mount and / or pet collectors to work on! Go spend a Saturday, or a few days and reach exalted with the skyguard and enjoy showing off you new ride! 

Look out!

Thank you all again for the support! If you have a faction you want to learn more about, post a comment! Take care until next time, look out for those monstrous kaliri, and may the light be with you!


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Week off, not by choice....

Hey everyone! Hope you are having an awesome week! I am actually out of town on business so I won't be able to post an episode of Reputation Boost this week. Don't worry though, I will make up for it by having an extra good one when I get back next week.

Thanks again for your support of this show! Have a great week, and may the light be with you!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Episode # 6 Shatter the sun!

Ah, the good old days!


Looking at this faction takes us back to the times of the Burning Crusade. Some of the Blood Elves and Draenei have banded together in an attempt to derail the plans of Kael'thas and the use of the sunwell to bring the infamous Kil'jaeden to azeroth.

The famous monument

Getting Started

Getting to the isle is as simple as taking a flight path from Ironforge or Silvermoon City once your are level 65. You can also fly from Hatchet Hills or Light's Hope. Once you have progressed far enough through the story of reclaiming the isle you can also use a portal from Shattrath City to get there.

Shattrath Portal

The Reputation gain is very simple because once you have started the story of taking back the island you have daily quests you can do, and you can also run the Magisters' Terrace instance on normal or heroic until exalted. As usual, this is trivial at level 90 and can be completed fairly quickly. 

What am I working towards?

Most of the faction rewards from the Shattered Sun are nothing that would of great significance now. The most exciting things that can be gained from reaching exalted status is being able to receive the title "... of the Shattered Sun" for your character after completing the quest, "A Magnanimous Benefactor"

1000 gold.... hmm

The other reason I wanted to highlight this faction was because by running Magister's Terrace you can get the [Phoenix Hatchling] as well as the [Orb of the Sin'dorei] and the [Swift White Hawkstrider]. While these are not directly from reputation gains, they are a great side benefit!

White Hawkstrider


This is a simple faction with an big part of the story of azeroth. Jump in an enjoy the story then reap the rewards that come from and alongside the reputation grind.

We will be back next week with another tip! Thank you for all the support! If you have a faction you would like us to highlight, please let us know in the comments or on twitter.

May the light be with you!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy 2014!!

Sorry, but no tip this week.

Because of being really sick, and holiday events, there will not be an episode of Reputation Boost this week. We will return next week with another tip. Thanks for all your support!