Thursday, February 27, 2014

Episode #12 Into the mountains!

Time for some mini-games! 


This week we return to Outland to finish up a reputation there high in Blade's Edge Mountains. We are about to hang out with a lot of ogres for a while but in the end we will be able to learn more about them and help them out. The week we take a look at the faction of Ogri'la.

Base Camp

Getting Started

Starting in Shattrath City you can begin the intro quest chains by getting the quest "Speak with the ogre" from V'eru. This will get you started on your way to the quests in Ogri'la. Once you are in the area you will be able to complete the rest of the quest chains and you will begin to gather [Apexis Shard] as well. These will be important if you will be looking to buy any of the faction rewards.

Local Fel Cannons

Once the normal quest chains are completed, the ogres have four daily quests that will be available. This is where you get to have the fun of bombing runs, catching nether rays, playing a Simon  type mini game, and more!

Powering up the crystal

Getting to exalted will take a little time just because of the lack of other ways to gain reputation. The good thing is that you can do these quests alongside the Skyguard reputation from our earlier episode and the quests are easy to do at high level. Not to mention the quest, "The Relic's Emanation" is a pretty fun minigame.

What am I working towards?

The [Apexis Shard] you get will allow you to purchase various items from the quartermaster. The most compelling items for a high level player are the tabard and maybe one of the weapons if you are looking for something to transmog to a specific look. You will also gain the achievement [A quest a day keeps the ogres at bay] for reaching exalted.



If you are looking for more achievements and another faction that is easy to do in your spare time Ogri'la is a good one. Working on this one at the same time as the Skyguard is even more beneficial.

Now that we have this area all wrapped up, next week I promise a very exciting faction so be sure to tune in next week for that one! Until then, may the light be with you!


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Episode #11 Coming full circle.

Can you make it through the tunnel? 


Nestled deep within the hills the furblog faction known as Timbermaw Hold controls the tunnels that connect Felwood, Winterspring, and Moonglade. This week we take a look at this faction to help all of you out there who are following our series to be able to gain the achievement [The Diplomat] and some of the neat rewards you can get by reaching exalted with this faction.

Inside the Hold

Getting Started

In all honesty this faction is one of the easiest and quickest to go through from start to finish. I suppose furblogs are just easily impressed. If you have been reading previous episodes you will have seen some factions that had super easy and quick reputation grinds, but when working on this one you can reach exalted in under an hour if you are a higher lever character. That means warm up a snack and grab a drink and you will be exalted before dessert.

Winterspring Side

To get started most people say to start on the Winterspring side by speaking to the furblog known as Salfa. Down the road there is another NPC names Donova Snowden who will give you a bunch of quests as well. Be sure to pick up the quest from Salfa called "Delivery for Donova" Don't get sidetracked at this point with just killing mobs or repeatable quests. Keep doing all the quests you can until you have exhausted all of them in the zone. Once you have, head to the Felwood side and begin those quest lines until you have finished all of those as well. By this time you should have a massive amount of reputation built up.

Outside the Felwood Entrance

If you are not already exalted begin to do the repeatable quest to gather the [Deadwood Headdress Feathers] until you reach exalted. You should be exalted in no time flat!  The quests give so much reputation that within that short amount of time you will cruise through to exalted.

What am I working towards?

First of all, if you have been following along and working on reputations from prior episodes (Kurenai/Mag'har and Sporeggar) you will receive the achievement [The Diplomat] along the title. You will also receive the achievement [They Love Me In That Tunnel].

How do I look?

Gorn One Eye will give you a quest which if you complete will give you the trinket [Defender of the Timbermaw] which calls a furblog to fight alongside you. You can also get yourself the [Stave of Fur and Claw] which allows you to turn into a furblog for 3 minutes.


Overall a super easy reputation to go out and get, and it comes with some really neat rewards and achievement progress as well. So go out there and get this one! Thanks again for all the support! We will be back next week with another tip, and remember, may the light be with you!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Episode #10 Finally warming up, but how did we get here?

Don't breathe in the spores!


Located in Zangarmarsh there are a small group of humanoids called sporelings who make their home in a place called Sporeggar. These little guys are in trouble, and as one of the greatest champions of Azeroth it is your duty to make sure they survive!


Getting Started

Right away killing any Bog lords, giants, marsh dredger, and marsh lurkers in the zone will grant you experience all the way to revered. (Exalted for the dredgers and lurkers) Running the Underbog on normal will grant experience from unfriendly all the way to exalted with about 3000 unbuffed total experience per run.

On the questing front, since you begin your journey as unfriendly you only have a couple quests to start with collecting [Mature Sport Sac] and [Bog Lord Tendrils] until friendly. Once neutral you can also collect and turn in [Glowcap] until friendly and [Fertile Spores] until exalted!

A sporeling

When friendly you will be able to also collect [Sanguine Hibiscus] from the Underbog (so don't forget to grab it while you're in there), for a turn in as well as complete the repeatable quest "Now that we're friends" where you are tasked with killing Bloodscale enemies, until exalted. 


Overall the grind is trivial, especially at high level since you will be able to gain thousands of reputation points per hour. This combined with any reputation boosts will have you exalted in no time at all.

What am I working towards?

In the end there are not a lot of rewards that will be of much use at high level. You are able to buy the [Tiny Sporebat] though, which is a cute little pet. You will also receive the achievement [The Czar of Sporeggar] and this faction is part of the group of factions needed to receive [The Diplomat] achievement.  

Tiny Sporebat


This faction gain is very simple, and can be completed pretty quickly with some free time. If you a pet collector this will be a good one, as well as helping you get closer to the "Diplomat" title if you are after that. Until next week, take care and may the light be with you!


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Episode #9 Still freezing in Northrend

Get ready for some epic fishing!


Me and Pengu

Here we are in Northrend for another week, and we made some new friends while we were stuck waiting for our boat out of here. While we were stuck in the freezing weather we met this peculiar people call the Kalu'ak. These kind people took us in and helped us stay warm. They are a group of walrus like humanoids referred to as tuskarr. While we were he we helped them out and are here to report on what happened.

Typical camp

Getting Started

The Kalu'ak will typically be encountered initially in either Borean Tundra or the Howling Fjord as you adventure through those zones. From the point of first contact they will offer you many quests as well as further quests found in Dragonblight. Depending on what level your guild is, and other reputation boosting perks you may have you may be quite a long way towards to exalted by the time you finish all these quests.

Tuskarr art

After you have exhausted these quests you are left with a simple three daily quests. One is in each zone where you find the Kalu'ak. Your only path to exalted status is to complete these quests until the end, but there are some neat rewards to be had.

The natives

What am I Working Towards?

Once you are exalted you can pick up the [Mastercraft Kalu'ak Fishing Pole] which increases fishing skill and allows underwater breathing. You will also be able to get the [Nurtured Penguin Egg] so you can have the cute little penguin, Pengu accompany you in your adventures.

Fishing time!


We'll be back next week with another faction for you, and hopefully we can get out of this winter weather for a bit to something more, well, not cold. Until next week, take care, and may the light be with you!