mission accomplished. all L84s are now capped

now, i have 23 L85s. and they all have welfare epics from brewfest and now hallow’s end. only xense has better gear cos she is played by my buddy

remaining are the khaz alts which will take a slower path to max since that is my nephew’s gaming toons.

as well as the firetree worgens, currently at L78.

hallow’s end – one week later

i like the new changes to the festival. saves the crazy things people used to do, like logging on to toons every hour to try trick and treat.

anyway, not like the food buffs were that great. now that they are just decorative, it’s less stress.

however, it’s still not easy trying to get daily boss fight loot – ie. the helm and sword. i got the helm twice on one plate wearer (better than zero) but the sword has gone to castors so far.

rings-wise, progress is ok but not fantastic. locks are still gonna need on the spirit ring. actually, my lock is doing that too! L365 is just too good to resist. even if one of the stats arent that useful for locks (spirit – for mana passive regen).

all who can get the creepy crate pet has it. and most have completed the sinister calling achievement.

out of my L84 toons, i left with just 4. the rest have hit level cap, in time, i guess, for the next xpac. after this festival, i will be mostly getting the rest of their secondary skills up – FA and cooking. i am still hoping the cooking festival will be upgraded too, so FA is more problematic. i need to use my tailoring alts to go kill cata humanoids for a higher cloth drop rate. so far, rhoanin@jubeithos is doing a good job in deepholm. cos frost mage can aoe mobs down fast.

the last 4 L84s are:

firetree: moodykat and darksunder

jubeithos: incorrigible and gsauce

but i have already started work on them (after the daily hallow runs) – firetree toons are already in TH and jubei ones are just about to pop in.


Twilight Highlands 2: Opening the SW portal

in part 1, the quests were in SW, leading up to departure for TH

part 2, the quests are now in TH, and lead up to the opening of the SW portal in highbank

arrival in TH

Q: fawkes / welcome to highbank

kill 10 mob

Q: fargo / burnin at both ends

ind: collect 10 bags of cannon powder

turn in quest at large cannon

Q: fargo / aiming high

fargo will set off the cannon and u fly into airship. run into belly and drop bomb then jump off into ocean. return to fargo

Q: kurdran’s waiting

G: kurdran in castle

Q: kurdran / our boys on the shore

Q: simon / salvage operation

Q: simon / naga reinforcements

the simon quests are optional so i will do them after opening SW portal

fly to lt emry on the shore

Q: emry / scouting the shore

Q: emry /landgrab

kill 10 mob and fly to the flag for the scouting quest

Q: emry / bird down! bird down!

Q: fargo / shore cleansing standard

do bird down first, cos you will aggro shredders anyway in the subsequent quest

then finish off with whatever shredders you still need before you turn in the 2nd quest of the bird down series, cos after that you will have an auto flight back to highbank

so find thordun hammerblow

Q: thordun / roots’ll do ‘er

ind: gather roots, kill shredders in the way and loot them for the cleansing quest

once all roots gathered, kill more shredders until you have enough parts. then turn in roots quest

Q: thordun / wings over highbank

T: thordun

Q: kurdran / any portal in a storm

Q: thordun / the perfect poultice

ind: go verrall river and
collect 10 x muck, and kill water elementals for 5 x cores (each mob if it drops a core, will have one each for every member of the party)

on the way to river, turn in shredder part quest

Q: fargo / siege tank rescue

on the way back from river, drop by a siege tank and do the quest

turn in the 2 river quests to talaa. the portal quest will open a portal back to SW

Q: talaa / the way is open

Twilight Highlands starting quests

i originally intended this to be used for my dualboxing alts but i guess it works just as well if you solo these quests

Assumes your toon is L84 or higher. if lower, you cant get the starting quest which means even if you fly over TH you wont be able to do any quests or see any of the TH vendors.

Format used here

G – go to

Q – quest giver / quest

T – talk to

Start questing here

G: hero board in major city

Q: hero board / hero’s call: twilight highlands!

G: stormwind keep / king

Q: king / my son the prince

T: prince

Q: king / rallying the fleet
Q: king / twilight investigation

Q: major samuelson / the usual suspects

G: stormwind harbor / supply sergeant graves

Q: graves / missing parts
Q: prince / peasant problems

ind: 5 x parts
grp: 6 x stormwind dock workers

G: fargo flintlocke to turn in parts

Q: prince / he’s holding out on us

G: wollerton stead / farmer wollerton

Q: farmer / unholy cow

follow trail to smoke zone, but double the adds in fight. if cant fight 2 at the same time, take it one at a time by keeping other alt out of the zone first.

G: SI:7 (rogue trainer)

Q: prince / expert opinion

Q: mathias shaw / the old barracks

G: old barracks

kill 6 cultists b4 talking to npc (otherwise he wont respond)

Q: npc / cataclysm in the catacombs

G: stormwind cathedral catacombs

kill bishop

Q: npc / a villian unmasked

G: stormwind keep / major samuelson

kill major

Q: king / twilight shores

G: stormwind harbor / fargo flintlocke

Q: fargo / twilight shores

dismount and jump in seaplane

dual boxing continued

in the past, i have dual boxed occasionally, since i have 2 accounts.

however, faced with the prospect of a ton of alts now at L84 (after that rush for brewfest trinkets) and all having to take a trip to Twilight Highlands (TH), it makes sense to dual box to reduce the boredom of doing the same set of quests over and over again.

so i have gone over the list of 84s on firetree (6, so 3 pairs) and jubei’thos (4, so 2 pairs) and matched them up, usually a dps (warriors, rogues, dks) with a healing class (priests, pallys)

that way, the dps can basically kill non stop. and kill very fast too, since they dont need to stop to bandage/eat.

the next is to ensure that both toons are on the same set of TH quests. while most have just hit L84 and hence are at the Hero’s Call starting quest for TH, those that arent will need to match up with their paired alt.

fortunately, i have not got to the stage where they are already questing in TH. so that makes it easier. the last time i did dual box questing for TH, it was with Rhoanin and Persi, and that was messy cos Persi hit 84 earlier than Rhoanin, and was already in TH for farming ores. so i had to stop working on Persi’s quests and get Rhoanin up to speed.

i’m gonna document how to dual box the TH quests (at least until the SW portal in TH opens) in a following post, since i have to follow the same procedure 5 times! this means knowing which quests are kill and which quests are loot as well as the optimal sequence of doing quests.

one disadvantage of dual boxing is that i usually cant queue for LFG, which i like to do so as a distraction from the boredom of questing/farming non st0p, cos it wont be fair to the rest of the dungeon group when the 2 toons are not performing at the same rate.


brewfest: mission accomplised

i have completed my brewfest mission ahead of schedule, so for the remainder of brewfest, im gonna take it easy

mission objective #1: level for trinkets

level active alts to at least 84 in order to run coren.

to that effect, i had to properly spec some of the toons, change their gear around, as well as make them do quests instead of just queuing LFG (cos while that is fast as i have a lot of tanking/healing alts, it will make them run out of rested XP and not enuf gear for their level)

so now both warriors, Opheilia and Stormfrost, can dps as fury pretty good. doing 5k in random LFG when it happens, questing otherwise in level appropriate zones:

  • Level 82 – Deepholm
  • Level 83 – Uldum
  • Hit Level 84, stop levelling and queue forĀ  coren as DPS/heal (cos cant tank)

Stormfrost@Jubei’thos was the last one to level (well, he started from Level 82) to 84 but he got lucky in his coren runs and quickly got his tanking and melee trinkets in addition to a stam trinket.

then again, it helps that this is towards the end of the festival, and everyone has all the needed trinkets

mission objective #2: get needed trinkets

4 trinkets for the getting: tank (dodge), heal, melee (AP) and castor dps

for multi-role toons like pallys and druids, i needed to get quite a few trinkets.

but the last toon to complete was Darksunder@Firetree. first, he needed to level to 84 (from L82) then he lost on the melee trinket roll at least 3 times while the rest of the time it didnt drop. so he killed coren the most. lol. lucky he queued as healer so that went pretty fast. but it was depressing to lose rolls or when its a trinket he already got.

mission objective #3: get tankard and/or dagger

the dagger is BoP so it’s pretty random, but i hoped it would drop for both rogues – Blackstealth@Firetree got it early in his runs (well, he is already L85 b4 brewfest) but Gsauce@Jubei’thos no luck cos he only levelled to 84 recently. is not an important issue hence not critical (since it depends on the luck of the daily bag) and besides, rogue can equip tankard!

tankard i got tons since i got so many toons running coren on a daily basis. i think i have at least 10? i stopped counting after the first few drops.