19 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
This episode Mud talks about where he stands with the Blizzard lawsuit as well as a message from Polly. Also Mud talks about his battle with mental health issues and how the community helped him. He is also launching a new, yet unnamed podcast in the future to discuss mental health.
24 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
014 - Core Calamity
# Episode 14 - Core Calamity ## News Patch 9.1 is finally out after a long content drought. Welcome back to the players that took a break or went to play other games. We drew our winner of our 6 month anniversary contest and @KrucifixxA won. They also won a contest over at Wow What the Bell? Maybe it's time to buy a lottery ticket. They were also our latest review, so maybe leaving reviews brings luck into your life. Polly is still out of the country, which means that there might be weird background noise in today's podcast. However, not only will she be back before our next episode, but we will be on our way across the country. If you want to see pictures, videos, animal shenanigans, and more, check out our Adventures of Polly and Mud channel at discord.io/Grats ## Our week in WoW ### Polly * Midsummer Fire Festival Hearthstone. I am really behind on the holiday hearthstones. * Adventurer of Bastion * Explore Korthia. I'm totally stoked about 9.1! I'm really enjoying Korthia and the new quests. I'm all about lore and quests. * I'm also excited about the new six month subscription mount! ### Mud * Finally got my Midsummer Fire Festival Hearth Stone. Aside from the purchaseable headpiece and Frostlord Ahune's Scythe. I am done with the holiday until something else is added. * Adventurer of Bastion * Sanctum Superior * The Anima Must Flow * Dedication to restoration ## What did Mud miss? Way back in the Gnomeregan Dungeon I failed to list Friender the blue Mechanowolf that is tameable by hunters. * To get this mechanopupper you'll need to enter Gnomeregan and jump down at the Hall of Gears, head to the Launch Bay and jump down there too. Then go to the Engineering Labs. * In the Engineering Labs take the elevator down to the lower level. You'll see Friender sleeping in the middle of the room. * On three of the walls you'll see a series of buttons. 6, 7, and 8 buttons. To solve the puzzle you'll have to make all of the buttons light up. When you press a button you'll toggle the lights on the button you push as well as the buttons adjacent to them. * Once all of the puzzles are solved Friender will become hostile and start running around the room. Pop Aspect of the Turtle and Tame Beast in order to survive the taming of Friender. # Main ## Raid: Molten Core When you return to Blackrock Mountain, head to the island chained in the air. From there you'll be able to climb down it and talk to Lothos Riftwalker. Or just fly. During this raid you'll get reputation with the Hydraxian Waterlords. This raid was the first end game content avalible in WoW. It was originally not going to be released when WoW shipped at first, so the dev team finished this raid in less than a week. ### Lore Bite: The Molten Core is where Dark Iron Emperor Thaurissan accidentally summoned the Firelord, Ragnaros. The burning lake where Ragnaros rests connects directly to the plane of fire which allows his elementals to pass through. ### Achievements: There are only two achievements in this Raid that is [Molten Core]([https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=686/molten-core]) for defeating Ragnaros and [So Hot Right Now]([https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=11741/so-hot-right-now]) for collecting any of the class armor sets from Molten Core As you go into the instance, follow the path and go over the bridges. This will take you into a cave with corehounds and flame imps. The last area of this cave will have our first two bosses, Lucifron and Magmadar. They're both quick fights. Just make sure that when you kill the corehounds, you let them despawn before you pull another group as it will bring them back to life. Head out the way you came in and back over the bridges. You're going to turn left and head down the slope to our next two bosses. First the flamewalker Gehennas and then Garr. Garr has a chance to drop the right half of Thunderfury Blessed Blade of the Windseeker. Head along the path and into the next chamber. There you'll meet Baron Geddon patrolling around this zone. He drops the left side of Thunderfury Blessed Blade of the Windseeker. Move on the the outcropping of the room and kill Sulfuron Harbinger. Head up the hill until you see a cliff you can jump down on the left. When you jump down you'll come across Golemagg the Incinerator. Slap him around a bit until he dies. But now you're going to have to climb your way back up. Instead of going forward up to Majordomo Executus take the path down and to right and go around to the left. There you'll run into Sulfuron Harbinger and his friends. Take care of them and... Now go back up the way you came down and continue up the hill. There you'll meet Ragnaros' second-in-command. Kill his minions and he says he will meet you at Ragnaros. To get to Ragnaros you'll have to back track almost all the way back to the beginning. But, instead of heading up the hill, follow the cavern around to the right. You can choose to run all the way around the spiral where there is land.... or jump in the lava and try not to die. Once you get to the center you can talk to Executus and have him summon Ragnaros so you can defeat him. ### Pets The battle pets avalible in Molten Core weren't there when WoW launched. They were added in patch 5.1 and are part of the [Raiding with Leashes](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=7934/raiding-with-leashes) achievement. The pets you want to look out for are: #### Rewards * Corefire Imp - Drops from Magmadar * Harbinger of Flame - Drops from Sulfuron Harbinger * Ashtone Core - Drops from Golemagg the Incinerator ### Notable Rare Drops * Luciferon * Sorcerous Dagger - a simple dagger with a green glow * Magmadar * Obsidian Edged Blade - a large 2h sword with a glowing gem by the hilt * Flameguard gauntlets - plate hands that are gold and pink * Gehennas * Robes of Volatile Power - a pink chest piece with a leaf pattern on the bottom * Garr * Aurastone Hammer - A 1h hammer engulfed in light * Gutgore Ripper - An orange dagger with a purple hilt and faint black smoke surrounding it * Drillborer Disk - a simple spiky shield with a lava animation going around the outside * The right side of Bindings of the Windseeker * Barron Geddon * The left side of Bindings of the Windseeker * Sulfuron Harbinger * Shadowstrike and Thunderstrike - Polearms that when used turn into each other * Golemagg the Incinerator * Staff of Dominance - Has a purple gem that glows occasionally and lightning bolts come out of it * Majordomo Executus * Finkle's Lava Dredger - A geared 1h mace with a wind up key on the side * Ragnaros * Eye of Sulfuras - a reagent to make the Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros mace * Illusion: Flametongue * Crown of Destruction - a red gem with fire going around it * Tailoring Pattern - Clothes Chest: Molten Core. Temporary costumes inside are: * Arcanist Regalia * Vestments of Prophecy * Felheart Rainment ### Extras https://mashthosebuttons.com/podcast/the-tauren-the-goblin-se-on-thunderfury-blessed-blade-of-the-windseeker/ ## Raid: Blackwing Descent This raid is accessed by flying up to the balcony on the side of the mountain. Make sure you run this on heroic so you can get the heroic achievements as well as the mechanic achievements. ### Lore Bite: Deathwing resurrected his son Nefarian. Nefarian is using Blackwing Descent to create a new flight of Black Dragons. Inside of this raid we find Nefarian and his twisted experiments. For more about the lore, check out Episodes 87 and 88 of Dungeon Fables. Ali does a great job of explaining all of the bosses. ### Achievements: First thing, you are going to head to the left when you enter the instance, kill some adds, and then take on Magmaw our first boss of Blackwing Descent. He's a giant lava worm. * [Heroic Magmaw](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5094/heroic-magmaw) - Kill Magmaw on Heroic mode. * [Parasite Evening](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5306/parasite-evening) - To earn the Parasite Evening achievement you need to down Magmaw without anyone in the raid becoming infected with a parasite. * At max level this is cake; just burn down the boss. * If you plan on doing this raid at level, kill the parasites quickly before they can infect someone. After Killing Magmaw, cross the foyer and head to Omnotron Defense System. These golems were created by the Dark Iron Dwarves. All four golems share a health pool and two will be up at any given time. * [Heroic: Omnotron Defense System](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5107/heroic-omnotron-defense-system) - Kill the Omnotron Defense System on heroic mode. * [Achieve-a-tron](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5307/achieve-a-tron) - Defeat the Omnotron Defense System in Blackwing Descent while neutralizing the following attacks: Static Shock, Arcane Annihilator, Poison Bomb, and only one player hit by each flame thrower. * At max level just make sure you avoid those attacks and burn down one of the golems since they all share a health pool. * At raid level you'll need to interrupt Arcane Annihilator from Arcanotron, and kite the bombs from other raid members for Poison Bomb. Static Shock only happens if you hit Electron while Unstable Shield is active. For Flame Thrower just make sure that the player that is marked with 'Acquiring Target' turns Magmatron away from the rest of the raid. Head back to the foyer and go north, but be careful of the elevator boss which is known to take down the best achievement hunters. Once you're down on the main level, head to the east to take on Maloriak. Maloriak was a human alchemist that Nefarian kidnapped and fused with the corpse of a dragon. When you kill Maloriak you will get the best title in the game. (Name), Slayer of Stupid, Incompetent and Disappointing Minions. Sadly this title is missing the Oxford comma after Incompetent. It shows up as a debuff with a thumbs up and you only get it for 30 minutes. * [Heroic Maloriak](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5108/heroic-maloriak) - Kill Maloriak on heroic mode. * [Aberrant Behavior](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5310/aberrant-behavior) - Kill 12 Aberrations within 10 seconds on the Maloriak encounter in Blackwing Descent. * At max level hit Maloriak until he is down to 25%. Wait until you have 12 Aberrations up then AoE them down. Since they've reduced how much damage we do in older content that actually works in our favor. Head back out to the circle and go north to Artramedes. Be sure to kill the dragons on the way. Before you engage Atramedes you will have eight Dark Iron Dwarf spirits to kill. You are treated to little cutscene between Maloriak and Nefarian in his humanoid form Lord Victor Nefarius. Atramedes is also knows as Experiment 25463-D which might lead you to wonder how many experiments Nefarian has run. This dragon is a failed attempt at giving a black whelp enhanced senses. The salve robbed him of sight, but it did give him a better sense of hearing and smelling. * [Heroic: Atramedes](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5109/heroic-atramedes#) - Kill Atramedes on Heroic mode. * [Silence is Golden](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5308/silence-is-golden#) - Defeat Atramedes in Blackwing Descent without any raid member's sound bar going over 50%. * At max level you can just burn Atramedes down and your sound bar will stay at 0. * If you're doing this raid at level then things are a little trickier. You have to make sure that people in your group don't get hit by the AoE. If a raid member's sound bar gets close to 50% you can reset the bar and stun Atramedes for a brief period of time. Head back out of the room and go to the western chamber. You'll find a sleeping Chimaeron and Finkle Einhorn (a reference to the movie Ace Ventura), the gnome stuck in a cage. If you'd like to talk to him there's a fun exchange; just make sure not to wake the boss. * [Heroic: Chimaeron](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5115/heroic-chimaeron) - Kill Chimaeron on Heroic Difficulty * [Full of Sound and Fury](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5309/full-of-sound-and-fury) - Kill Chimaeron in Blackwing Descent with no more than 2 raid member deaths. * At max level there's no challenge just burst him down. * If you do this at level it's quite challenging and I would recommend using a 10 person group. One tank should tank during the phases where Bile-o-tron is up. During the phases, that last anywhere from 2-5 seconds, the tanks should alternate aggro to the one that doesn't have stacks of Break. Continue switching back and forth after stacks fall off. Take Chimaeron down to 21%, top everyone up on health, wait for the next Feud phase, and then burn him as quickly as possible the rest of the way down. Good luck. Head back north and you'll see a winged orb with green lines coming out of it called the Orb of Culmination. You're going to have to use this before the boss will spawn. You're going to want to head back south, but make sure you take the stairs down. You'll see Lord Victor Nefarius on the balcony resurrecting Onyxia. From the balcony you have a clear jump down to a pillar to kill Onyxia, and then Nefarian. * Heroic: Nefarian - Defeat Nefarian in Blackwing Descent on Heroic Difficulty * Keeping it in the Family - Damage Nefarian below 50% before he lands for the final confrontation and then, defeat Nefarian in Blackwing Descent. * Jump down into the pit and don't hit Onyxia. Just keep running until Nefarian is in range. Once you can hit Nefarian, get him down to about 60% then you can kill Onyxia. Magma will rise from the floor. Make sure that you get up on the pillars. Take Nefarian's health down to about 40-45%. Wait for him to land after the lava recedes. After he lands, go ahead and burn him the rest of the way down. ### Pets * Tinytron drops off the Omnotron Defense System as a Rough-Hewn Remote. It's a miniature mechanical-type golem. * Experiment in a jar drops off of Maloriak giving you the Discarded Experiment pet. This is one of the cutest ugly things in game. * Nefarion drops a Shadowy Pile of Bones which lets you collect the Rattlejaw pet. \ ### Notable Rare Drops Warriors and Paladins both have decent plate sets that I quite like. Hunters can receive a Murloc skull head item from the class set from Nefarian. There is an updated Ashkandi on the Nefarion encounter, as well. I didn't find any of the other options all that appealing. Nefarion also drops a WoD music roll called: Legends of Azeroth as well a weapon Illusion: Power Torrent # This fortnight in WoW ## Calendar * Week 1 patch 9.1 - 2021/06/29 - 2021/07/06: * Players are able to start crafting their Rank 5/6 legendaries * Layer 9 of Torghast unlocks and awards Soul Cinders for rank 5/6 legendaries * Renown level 42 Max * Week 2 patch 9.1 - 2021/07/06 - 2021/07/13: * Renown level 43 unlocks a new soulbind row * Renown 44 Max * Sanctum of Domination Raid opens up for Normal and Heroic. * [Sanctum of Pineapples](https://tacticalairhorse.itch.io/sanctum-of-pineapples) is a great way to learn the new mechanics * Shards of Domination sockets open up which will upgrade gear * Layer 10 of Torghast unlocks * Season 2 of Shadowlands starts for Mythic+ and PvP - Season 1 rewards are no longer avalible * Dungeon item levels are increased by 26 item levels including Mythic+ * The new MegaDungeon Tazavesh, the Veiled Market opens * Pet Battle Bonus Event - 2021/07/06 - 2021/07/13 * On July 12th, battle the Squirt team in your WoD garrison. It's a super quick way to level up pets. * PvP Brawl: Temple of Hotmogu - 2021/07/06 - 2021/07/13 * Week 3 patch 9.1 - 2021/07/13 - 2021/07/20 * Sanctum of Domination Mythics opens and the race to World First starts * LFR wing 1 of Sanctum of Domination opens: The Tarragrue, Eye of the Jailer, and The Nine * Great Vault Loot upgrades to Season 2 item levels * Layer 11 of Torghast unlocks * Renown level 46 Max * unlocks flying * covenant mounts * More soulbind rows * World Quest item levels increase * New adventure table champion * Luminous Luminaries - 2021/07/13 - 2021/07/14 * Micro Holiday in the Abyssal Depths. * You'll find a submarine at /way 44.3, 36.1 and two NPCs there. * Swim around and find glowing sea creatures and bring them back to the submarine for study. You'll earn Luminescent Research Notes. * Make sure you watch out for the Whale Shark and turn your head lamp off when it is around. * Warlords Timewalking Dungeon Event - 2021/07/13 - 2021/07/20 * Will award Normal Sanctum of Domination loot for completing the quest # Outro ## Reviews Reviewed By Sirithe on 2021-06-26 Star Rating: 5 Gratz is a phenomenal show! Mud does excellent research and the information is laid out in a very clear and concise manner, this show is a must listen for any achievement hunter! If you’d like to leave a review for us that would be super helpful. It makes this podcast easier to find for other listeners, especially on iTunes and the Warcraft Radio Podcast Directory. Please also consider sharing it with your guilds and friends that play WoW. ## Shout outs `@lex_rants is a twitch streamer and content creator. You can find her @lex_rants on Twitter and TikTok as well as twitch.tv/Lex_Rants ` She streams Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 8-11 Eastern Standard time and she will be doing a charity stream conming up soon so make sure that you tune in for that. ## Contact information As always please feel free to reach out to us on Twitter @wowgrats, email us firstname.lastname@example.org, visit us on our website wowgrats.com, and join us on our discord server you can go to discord.io/grats we look forward to chatting with you there Thanks for joining us today, I'm Mud and I'm Polly and remember to celebrate your achievements no matter how large or small.
31 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
013 - Molten Mayhem
# Episode 13 - Molten Mayhem ## What did Mud miss? I made a mistake last episode and said the contest was ending on the 25th but will be announced on this episode airing on the 21st. I talked to Chromie to do some time travel into the future to pick a winner and announce them today but she was busy with all the press from the Folk and Fairy Tales of Azeroth. So you have a few more days to get on our Discord server at discord.io/Grats and tell us your favorite marine animal in our contest channel in order to enter. I will still pick a winner on the 25th and post the results in the Discord and on Twitter and announce them on the show two weeks from now. # Main Last episode we covered the Burning Steppes and the Blackrock Spire dungeons. This episode we are covering Blackrock Caverns, Blackrock Depths, Molten Core, and Blackrock Descent. ## Dungeon: Blackrock Caverns This dungeon entrance is a bit out of the way. It sits in between the entrances of Blackwing Lair and the Blackrock Spire dungeons. There's a middle hallway that you can go down to get to Blackrock Caverns. You'll have to go down a few ramps, but follow that path around and you'll get to the entrance no problem. This dungeon released during Cataclysm so luckily there are some achievements in here, but sadly no pets, mounts, or other collectables. ### Lore Bite: Deathwing carved out the Blackrock Caverns to help the Twilight's Hammer move elementals to the Blackrock Mountain. Blackrock Caverns is the Twilights Hammer's forge and where the experiements are conducted. ### Achievements: As you enter this dungeon, Finkle Einhorn is just to your left and will give you a quest if you haven't already done it. Cross the bridge and you'll see an archaeology buff quest there. They dropped those after Cataclysm, but it was a nice benefit to have when it was active. Our first boss, Rom'ogg Bonecrusher, is a patrolling boss. I prefer to kill the adds in the room, then go for the boss. He has our first achievement: [Crushing Bones and Cracking Skulls](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5281/crushing-bones-and-cracking-skulls) and to get this achievement, you need to kill 10 Angered Earth Elementals in Blackrock Caverns on Heroic Difficulty. These elementals despawn after about 2 minutes, so you're better off coming in with a friend or 4. You're going to have to sit in his Quake ability at above 66% health to spawn the elementals. Then at 66% Rom'ogg will use Skullcracker and kill the elementals that are up. If you both get 3 each, that'll be a total of 6. Repeat this at about 35-40% and then have him smash the elementals with Skullcracker at 33%. If you have 2-3 sets per player, that will be enough to finish out this achievement. Go ahead and kill the boss. Using the Whole Body Shrinka is going to be your best friend here to reduce the amount of damage that you do. Release your new buddy Raz and follow him down the hallway. But don't jump off the edge with him. Jump down the rubble to the west and you'll see Corla, Herald of Twilight getting swirly energy. Make sure you don't kill her adds before you start the fight. [Arrested Development](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5282/arrested-development) is our next achievement. You need to allow all three of Corla's zealots to evolve, then defeat Corla after slaying the evolved zealots in Blackrock Caverns on Heroic Difficulty. If you're doing this at max level, just pull the boss and let her Twilight Zealots evolve. Make sure you're not standing in between them and their energy. Once they evolve, kill each of them and then slay the boss. If you're doing this at level, you're going to want to have people swap out blocking the beams at about 75 stacks. Let one Zealot evolve at a time, killing them off before letting the next evolve. Everyone is going to have to take a turn taking stacks the first few rounds. Instance achievement tracker tracks this achievement, so you'll know if you've met the criteria. Just be careful tab targeting. You're going to turn away from Corla's corpse and walk down the hallway to a ramp. As you come down to the bridge you'll run into our buddy Raz who takes out Twilight Zealots for you. He's a solid friend except for the fact that he leaves before the next boss, Karsh Steelbender. This guy is a blacksmith for the Twilight's Hammer and uses the lava in the middle of the room to empower himself. Simply aggro Karsh in the lava and let him build up 15 stacks of Superheated Quicksilver Armor and kill the boss to get [Too Hot to Handle](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5283/too-hot-to-handle#). You'll want to go up the rubble pile to the east where fire elementals and Twilight Obsidian Borers are casting these plasma beams. Over this mound and down to the right, you'll see some rotting meat. Head into that cavern to meet Beauty and her puppies. This is an optional boss but I always do it because I am a monster. Beauty stands there with Buster and Lucky proudly in front of her. But, if you notice at the back right of the cave there's a teeny tiny core hound named Runty. If you kill Runty that will put her in berserker mode. So if you're at max level go ahead and kill poor Runty first. Then her other babies and finally back to Beauty. I got her favorite bone which has a yellow glow to it. Sadly, she doesn't have any achievements; it's just fun to end a family. Speaking of which, last episode we killed a core hound named Beast in Upper Blackrock Spire. So we killed Beauty and Beast as well as their kids. We are monsters. Once you leave the cave, go down the ramp and Raz will come out to try to take out the end boss. He is not successful. Poor Raz, he was just trying to help. Our last boss, Ascendant Lord Obsidius, stands there. Obsidius will net you the last three achievements. First is [Ascendant Descending](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5284/ascendant-descending): Defeat Ascendant Lord Obsidius without any party member reaching 4 stacks of Crepuscular Veil in Blackrock Caverns on Heroic Difficulty. If you're at max level you can just one shot him to get this achievement. If you're doing this at level one person needs to kites the adds in a circle around the boss and everyone else should be burning the boss. When you kill the boss you'll also get [Blackrock Caverns](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=4833/blackrock-caverns) and [Heroic: Blackrock Caverns](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5060/heroic-blackrock-caverns) for completing the dungeon on Heroic Difficulty. Sadly, this dungeon doesn't have an easy way out, so you'll have to go all the way back up or hearth. ## Dungeon: Blackrock Depths Fly down to the lowest part of the cavern in the north west part and you'll see an entrance to a stone structure. Instead of talking to Lothos Riftwaker, head to the right into the tunnel. At the very end of the tunnel is the entrance to Blackrock Depths. Make sure you look out for a giant troll named The Behemoth on the way as well as Crystal Fang. Also, you might want to use the pet vendor outside or the vendors just inside the entrance to clear up your bags because there's a ton in here to loot. ### Lore Bite: Blackrock Depths is the home to the Dark Iron dwarves and their emperor. They loyally serve under Ragnaros, and the Depths connects directly to his home, the Molten Core. The Depths act as a factory to create life from stone with an army of Golems. The Dark Iron Dwarves and Ragnaros use this as a base of operations to in an attempt to expunge the black dragon flight from Blackrock Mountain. ### Achievements: There is only one achievement for this instance: [Blackrock Depths](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=642/blackrock-depths) where we kill Emperor Dagran Thaurissan. But, let's continue on with the walkthrough because this dungeon is complicated. There are many routes you can take, but this is what works for me. Pick up the quests if they're available in the room you're in, and then head straight across from the entrance. You're going to head across this open area toward a soldier. Go into the room next to him. Go straight down the corridor and you'll run into our first boss, High Interrogator Gerstahn. After you defeat her, you can either turn right around and go back up the corridor, or you can visit the tunnels around the edge of this area. Some of the cell doors are openable and you can talk to some of the prisoners. Once you're done heading out of this area, go across and to the right of the open area to get to our next few bosses. Use the tunnel to the right and head up to the arena to the left. Once you get into the center of the Ring of Law, the encounter will start. Once you kill the enemies in the Ring of Law, head to the south where you came in and continue on to the left. In this outer ring there is a patrolling elemental boss: Lord Roccor. After you defeat him, just keep going around the circle. There's a door on the inner part of the circle and in there you'll find Hound Master Grebmar. Once you kill him, that completes this part of the dungeon. But before you head to the rest of the dungeon, check out the view from the window across from the Hound Master's door. You'll have a view of the outside of Shadowforge City. Follow along with the ring to get back to the main area and head to the west. Go all the way to Bael'Gar, take him out and head back through the bars you just came through. Just inside that gate is a room to your left near Prospector Seymour. Head inside and remove the stopper from the gear. It'll close a giant door that acts as a bridge later. Go up both sets of stairs. This is the audience section of the Ring of Law you were in earlier. Go around the ring and down the stairs. In this room you will want to divert to the right; a Tauren mage, Pyromancer Loregrain, is begging to be turned into roast beef. As you turn around you're going to follow this corridor, across a catwalk (do get a good view of Shadowforge City again). In the next room follow the wall to the left. You'll come into a large open area. Follow the wall to the right. In the first room is the Black Vault. Kill Warder Stilgiss and his pet Verek. You'll finally get a chance to use all of those relic coffer keys to open the vaults in here. If you open all of the vaults the Warbringer Constructs will come to life. Back out of the vault and continue along the outside of the circle. Exit to the right into the Hall of Crafting. At the bottom of this area is Finneous Darkvire. Continue on to the anvil and face off with Lord Incendius. The way forward is blocked by the door we closed earlier so we are going to have to back track a bunch. Head back up through the Hall of Crafting and at the circle, exit through the door we first came in. Just keep going backwards around the Ring of Law and follow the path to the right this time. As you follow this corridor you'll walk across that bridge we made earlier by closing the doors. At the room that you exit into make sure you keep going south so you can kill General Angerforge. After he is dispatched, head back up the ramps and cross the room you're in to get to the Manufactory. Head straight through the room and take out Golem Lord Argelmach. There's a schematic for the Field Repair Bot 74A on the floor. When you exit his room you're going to head to the left toward the Grim Guzzler to the north east. Make sure you talk to Ribbly Screwspigot and defeat him on the bottom floor. To the left of Ribbly Screwspigot is a room with casks; make sure you kill them to spawn an encounter. If you hang out until 8pm, you can to watch the Elite Tauren Chieftians play. Start a brawl if you like, then exit to the northeast of the bar. Head for the first doorway on the left and follow the path around. Inside this area you'll find Ambassador Flamelash. Once he's dead, head over to the edge and look in front of you. After you're done sight seeing, exit to the north west. Panzor the Invincible is a rare that may spawn; if you get the chance, take him out. Otherwise follow the path in Mold Foundry and head to the Summoner's Tomb. In the Summoner's Tomb, we have Blizzard's take on the Seven Dwarves: Anger'rel, Gloom'rel, Hate'rel, Vile'rel, Seeth'rel, Doom'rel, and Dope'rel. If you're a miner, speak to Gloom'rel before you start the encounter to learn how to smelt Dark Iron. Challenge Doom'rel and the dwarves will come and attack you one at a time. Once you've defeated them exit through the door. To our right you can see some elementals guarding the entrance to Molten Core. Before you were attuned, this is how you had to get to Molten Core. Shooooo. Continue along your path and open the door to the Lyceum. At the far end of this room there are two pyres that need to be lit. Look for the Flame Bearer, in red armor, and light the pyres to open our next door. In this chamber we have a giant elemental named Magmus. Once you defeat him you'll enter the Emperor's chambers. As you work past his guards he will talk a little trash. If you clear the room High Priestess of Thaurassin will show up next to the Emperor. It used to be Moira before Cataclysm, but now that she's in Iron Forge she's been replaced. Once you defeat Emperor Dagran Thaurissan go ahead and take a turn on the throne. You've earned it. Once you're done go behind the throne for the portal back to the start... just kidding, you're gonna have to walk. Again you could follow directions backwards... but seriously it's easier to just hearth or port back to Iron Forge, clear your bags and fly back to Blackrock. You might noticice that this dungeon is lacking in pets and mounts but don't worry; it makes up for it in interesting drops from bosses. ### Notable Rare Drops There's a mail set called Savage Gladiator that different pieces drop from bosses. The helm does not match the rest of the set sadly. * Zone Drops: * Black Dragonscale Leggings (Leather recipe) * Black Dragonscale Shoulders (Leather recipe) * Dark Iron Sunderer (Blacksmith Axe recipe) * Dark Iron Bomb (Engineering recipe) * Dark Iron Rifle (Engineering recipe) * Field Repair Bot 74A (Engineering recipe) * Gnomish Alarm-o-Bot (Engineering recipe) - can show stealthed enemies * World Enlarger (Engineering recipe) * Gorosh the Dervish: * Flarethorn - Dagger that looks like a red hot poker. It even has a glowing end. * Grizzle * Dark Iron Pulverizer - (Blacksmith 2h Mace) * Fineous Darkvire * Master Builder's Shirt * Chief Architect's Monocle (cloth) * Foreman's Headpiece (plate) looks like a Stormwind helm but the blue is a baby blue * Pyromancer Loregrain * Fiery Weapon (enchanting formula) * Watchmaster Doomgrip * Wand of Eternal Light has a star on the end of it and it rains down sparkles * General Angerforge * Royal Decorated Armor (Mail Chest) * Hurley Blackbreath * Hurley's Tankard (1h mace mug) * Ragefury Eyepatch (leather) * Ribbly Screwspigot * Dark Iron Plate (Blacksmith) * Plugger Spazzring * Black Dragonscale Breastplate (Leatherworking Mail Chest) * Barman Shanker - Broken bottle dagger * Ambassador Flamelash * Flame Wrath - Firey Trident Polearm * Circle of Flame - A gem with flames circling around it (cloth) * The Seven * Ghost Shroud - White head wrap (Leather) * Magmus * Lavastone Hammer - spikey hammer (2h mace) * Emperor Dagran Thaurissan * Iron Foe - Hammer glowing with yellow light (1h mace) * Emperor's New Cape - invisible # This fortnight in WoW ## Calendar ### Midsummer Fire Festival 2021/06/21 - 2021/07/05 This festival is to celebrate the hottest season of the year in the northern hemisphere starting on the summer solstice. Bonfires are lit to rekindle people's spirits and ward off the ancient evils. Players travel around to their faction's bonfires and desecrate the bonfires of the opposing faction. As you travel around and complete the quests of honoring, desecrating, and stealing flames as well as completing the daily dungeon and other tasks, you earn Burning Blossoms which are holiday's currency. Also daily you can queue for the dungeon to destroy Frost Lord Ahune. #### Addons Candy Buckets will point you in the right direction toward all of the fires that you'll be putting out and honoring during the Midsummer Fire Festival. The waypoints drop off the map as you use the fire completing the quests. TomCat's AddOn Suite I believe also has this functionality but I haven't checked it yet. It's a great addon in it's own right for rare mobs and other events. Check it out. There's more about TomCat in the shoutout section. We are listing the location of all of the flames in the show notes and on the website. Eastern Kingdoms ``` /way Ghostlands 47 25 (H) /way Eversong Woods 46.3 50.3 (H) /way Silvermoon City 70 43 (H) /way Tirisfal Glades 57 52 (H) /way Undercity 68 9 (H) /way Silverpine Forest 49 38 (H) /way Hillsbrad Foothills 54.5 49.8 (H) /way Blasted Lands 46 14 (H) /way Blasted Lands 55.3 15 (A) /way Badlands 18.7 55.8 (A) /way Badlands 24 37.14 (H) /way Western Plaguelands 29, 57 (H) /way Western Plaguelands 43.5 82.6 (A) /way Hinterlands 76.6 74.6 (H) /way Hinterlands 14.5 49.9 (A) /way Arathi Highlands 69.2 42.9 (H) /way Arathi Highlands 44.6 46.2 (A) /way Burning Steppes 51.4 29 (H) /way Burning Steppes 68.5 60.2 (A) /way Dun Morogh:Eastern Kingdoms 53.7 44.9 (A) /way Ironforge 64 25 (A) /way Loch Modan 32 40 (A) /way Wetlands 13.3 47.1 (A) /way Westfall 45 62 (A) /way Duskwood 73.3 54.8 (A) /way Elwynn Forest 43 63 (A) /way Stormwind City 49 72 (A) /way Redridge Mountains 24.5 53.8 (A) /way Northern Stranglethorn 51.7 63.3 (A) /way Northern Stranglethorn 40.7 51.8 (H) /way The Cape of Stranglethorn 51.8 67.5 (A) /way The Cape of Stranglethorn 50.5 70.6 (H) /way Swamp of Sorrows 76.6 14.1 (H) /way Swamp of Sorrows 70.2 14.5 (A) ``` Kalimdor ``` /way Teldrassil 54.7 52.8 (A) /way Winterspring 61.4 47.1 (A) /way Winterspring 58.1 47.3 (H) /way Azuremyst Isle 44.7 52.5 (A) /way The Exodar 41 26 (A) /way Bloodmyst Isle 55.9 68.3 (A) /way Ashenvale 86.8 41.5 (A) /way Ashenvale 52 66.7 (H) /way Darkshore 48.9 22.6 (A) /way Azshara:Kalimdor 60 53 (H) /way Desolace 65.9 16.9 (A) /way Desolace 26.2 77.2 (H) /way Durotar 52 47.2 (H) /way Orgrimmar 46.2 37.6 (H) /way Dustwallow Marsh 62 40.4 (A) /way Dustwallow Marsh 33.3 30.8 (H) /way Feralas 46.6 43.7 (A) /way Feralas 72.4 47.6 (H) /way Mulgore 52 59.5 (H) /way Thunder Bluff 21.5 27 (H) /way Silithus:Kalimdor 60.5 33 (A) /way Silithus:Kalimdor 50.8 41.5 (H) /way Stonetalon Mountains 52.9 62 (H) /way Stonetalon Mountains 50 51 (A) /way Northern Barrens 49.8 54.4 (H) /way Southern Barrens 48.3 72.4 (A) /way Southern Barrens 40.7 67.4 (H) /way Un'goro Crater 59, 63 (A) /way Un'goro Crater 56, 66 (H) /way Tanaris 52.6 30 (A) /way Tanaris 49.8 28.1 (H) ``` Outlands ``` /way Blade's Edge Mountains 41.7 66 (A) /way Blade's Edge Mountains 50.0 59.0 (H) /way Hellfire Peninsula 62 58.3 (A) /way Hellfire Peninsula 57.2 41.8 (H) /way Nagrand:Outland 49.7 69.7 (A) /way Nagrand:Outland 51 34 (H) /way Netherstorm 31.1 62.3 (A) /way Netherstorm 32.3 68.3 (H) /way Shadowmoon Valley:Outland 39.5 54.4 (A) /way Shadowmoon Valley:Outland 33.4 30.3 (H) /way Terokkar Forest 54.2 55.6 (A) /way Terokkar Forest 51.9 43.2 (H) /way Zangarmarsh 68.6 52.1 (A) /way Zangarmarsh 35.5 51.7 (H) ``` Northrend ``` /way Borean Tundra 55 20 (A) /way Borean Tundra 51 11 (H) /way Crystalsong Forest 77 75 (A) /way Crystalsong Forest 80 52 (H) /way Dragonblight 75 43 (A) /way Dragonblight 38.5 48.2 (H) /way Howling Fjord 57.7 15.8 (A) /way Howling Fjord 48.4 13.4 (H) /way Grizzly Hills 34.1 60.6 (A) /way Grizzly Hills 19.1 61.5 (H) /way Sholazar Basin 47.8 66.3 (A) /way Sholazar Basin 47.3 61.5 (H) /way Storm Peaks 41.4 87 (A) /way Storm Peaks 40.3 85.6 (H) /way Zul'Drak 40.5 61 (A) /way Zul'Drak 43.3 71.4 (H) ``` Cataclysm ``` /way Twilight Highlands 47 28 (A) /way Twilight Highlands 53 46 (H) /way Uldum:Kalimdor 53 32 (A) /way Uldum:Kalimdor 53 34 (H) /way Mount Hyjal 62.8 23 (N) /way Shimmering Expanse 49.3 41.9 (N) ``` Pandaria ``` /way Jade Forest:Pandaria 47 47 (N) /way Valley of the Four Winds 51 51 (N) /way Krasarang Wilds 77.54, 3.57 (N) /way Dread Wastes 56 69 (N) /way Townlong Steppes 71 56 (N) /way Kun Lai Summit 71 91 (N) /way Vale of Eternal Blossoms:Pandaria 79 37 (A) /way Vale of Eternal Blossoms:Pandaria 77 34 (H) ``` Horde Draenor ``` /way Frostfire Ridge 72.58 65.02 (H) /way Gorgrond 43.9 93.7 (H) /way Nagrand:Draenor 80.49 47.76 (H) /way Talador 43.43 71.79 (H) /way Spires of Arak 47.98, 44.66 (H) /way Shadowmoon Valley:Draenor 42.62 35.95 (A) ``` Alliance Draenor ``` /way Shadowmoon Valley:Draenor 42.6 36.1 (A) /way Talador 43.47 71,84 (A) /way Spires of Arak 48 44.67 (A) /way Nagrand:Draenor 80.55 47.68 (A) /way Gorgrond 43.91 93.77 (A) /way Frostfire Ridge 72.58 65.02 (H) ``` Broken Aisles ``` /way Azsuna 48.25, 29.70 (N) /way Highmountain: Broken Isles 55.50, 84.45 (N) /way Val'Sharah 44.88, 57.93 (N) /way Stormheim 32.51, 42.14 (N) /way Suramar 30.40, 45.40 (H) /way Suramar 22.85, 58.30 (A) ``` Battle for Azeroth ``` /way Nazmir 40.04 74.30 (H) /way Vol'dun 56.00 47.75 (H) /way Zuldazar 53.31 48.11 (H) /way Drustvar 40.22 47.61 (A) /way Stormsong Valley 35.85 51.32 (A) /way Tirisgarde Sound 76.36 49.94 (A) ``` #### Achievements Almost all of the achievements are faction based. So I am going to list the Alliance achievements, but just substitute 'Flame Warden of' for 'Extinguishing' and vice versa for Horde. This is less about Alliance bias and more about Mud being lazy. * [Extinguishing Zandalar](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=13343/extinguishing-zandalar) - Desecrate the Horde's bonfires in Zandalar * [Extinguishing the Broken Isles](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=11278/extinguishing-the-broken-isles) - Desecrate the Horde's bonfires in the Broken Isles * [Extinguishing Draenor](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=11276/extinguishing-draenor) - Desecrate the Horde's bonfire in Frostfire Ridge * [Extinguishing Pandaria](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=8042/extinguishing-pandaria) - Desecrate the Horde's bonfire in Pandaria's Vale of Eternal Blossoms * [Extinguishing Northrend](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6007/extinguishing-northrend) - Desecrate the Horde's bonfires in in Northrend * [Extinguishing the Cataclysm](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6013/extinguishing-the-cataclysm) - Desecrate the Horde's bonfires in zones opened by the cataclysm * [Extinguishing Outland](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1030/extinguishing-outland) - Desecrate the Horde's bonfires in Outland * [Extinguishing Kalimdor](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1029/extinguishing-kalimdor) - Desecrate the Horde's bonfires in Kalimdor * [Extinguishing Eastern Kingdoms](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1028/extinguishing-eastern-kingdoms) - Desecrate the Horde's bonfires in Eastern Kingdoms * [Desecration of the Horde](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1035/desecration-of-the-horde) - Complete all Extinguishing achievements: Cataclysm, Kalimdor, Outland, Eastern Kingdoms, and Northrend. * [Flame Warden of Kul Tiras](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=13341/flame-warden-of-kul-tiras) - Honor the flames of Kul Tiras * [Flame Warden of the Broken Isles](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=11280/flame-warden-of-the-broken-isles) - Honor the flames of the Broken Isles * [Flame Warden of Draenor](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=11283/flame-warden-of-draenor) - Honor the flames of Draenor * [Flame Warden of Pandaria](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=8045/flame-warden-of-pandaria) - Honor the flames of Pandaria * [Flame Warden of Northrend](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6008/flame-warden-of-northrend) - Honor the flames of Northrend * [Flame Warden of Cataclysm](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6011/flame-warden-of-cataclysm) - Honor the flames of the zones opened by the cataclysm * [Flame Warden of Eastern Kingdoms](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1022/flame-warden-of-eastern-kingdoms#) - Honor the flames of Eastern Kingdoms * [Flame Warden of Kalimdor](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1023/flame-warden-of-kalimdor) - Honor the flames of Kalimdor * [The Fires of Azeroth](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1034/the-fires-of-azeroth) - Complete the Flame Warden achievements: Cataclysm, Kalimdor, Outland, Eastern Kingdoms, and Northrend * [Torch Juggler](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=272/torch-juggler) - juggle 40 torches in 15 seconds in Dalaran. * For this achievement you're going to: * buy 10 torches from the vendor * travel to Dalaran * put the torches on your action bar somewhere * point your camara straight down * spam that button on your action bar for the torches * [Burning Hot Pole Dance](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=271/burning-hot-pole-dance) - Dance at the ribbon Pole for 60 seconds while wearing completed Midsummer set. * [King of the Fire Festival](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1145/king-of-the-fire-festival) - Complete the quest "A Thief's Reward" by stealing the flames from your enemy's capital cities * [Ice the Frost Lord](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=263/ice-the-frost-lord) - Slay Ahune in the Slave Pens * [The Flame Warden](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1038/the-flame-warden) - Complete the Midsummer achievements - Reward 20 points and title Flame Warden #### Pets * Ice Chip - Drops from Frost Lord Ahune * Caputerd Flame - 350 Burning Blossoms * Blazing Cindercrawler - 350 Burning Blossoms * Igneous Flameling - 350 Burning Blossoms #### Transmog * Crown of the Fire Festival is given for A Thief's Reward * Frost Scythe of Lord Ahune - Holiday Dungeon * Illusion: Deathfrost - Holiday Dungeon * Sandals of Summer - Sets your feet on fire - 200 Burning Blossoms * Vestments of Summer - makes your character glow orange - 100 Burning Blossoms * Helm of the Fire Festival - a matching fiery halo - - 350 Burning Blossoms * Mantle of the Fire Festival - fire torch shoulders - 100 Burning Blossoms #### Toys * Brazier of Dancing Flames - 350 Burning Blossoms - A fiery draenai dances on the brazier; if you /dance with it you will also turn into a fiery dancing Draenai * Burning Defender's Medalion - 500 Burning Blossoms - Disguises you as a fire elemental * Cozy Bonfire - 350 burning blossoms - puts down a cooking fire * Set of Matches - 500 burning blossoms - sets you on fire * Fire Eater's Hearthstone - Another of the holiday hearth stones. This one you're holding a torch and shooting off fireworks while you hearth. * Battleground Bonus Event 2021/06/22 - 2021/06/29 * PvP Brawl: Cooking Impossible 2021/06/22 - 2021/06/29 * Torghast: Beasts of Prodigum 2021/06/29 - 2021/07/06 * Shadowlands Dungeon Event 2021/06/29 - 2021/07/06 * Release of 9.1 2021/06/29 * Darkmoon Faire 2021/07/04 - 2021/07/10 # Outro ## Reviews If you’d like to leave a review for us that would be super helpful. It makes this podcast easier to find for other listeners, especially on iTunes and the Warcraft Radio Podcast Directory. Please also consider sharing it with your guilds and friends that play WoW. ## Shout outs This episode we'd like to give a shout out to TomCat from TomCat's Tours. He's an independent addon developer that suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as well as a host of other medical issues. If you can please donate to help him get through this rough time at his [website](tomcatstours.com) , or use your prime subscription on [Twitch](https://twitch.tv/tomcatstours) , or follow him on twitter [@tomcatstours]([https://twitter.com/TomCatsTours). We often forget that the addons that we use are created by people, some that are going through things we can't imagine. I really suggest reading his open letter on his website for details about what he has been going through. So if you're able to, give what you can. ## Contact information As always, please feel free to reach out to us on Twitter @wowgrats, email us email@example.com, visit us on our website wowgrats.com, and join us on our Discord server. You can go to discord.io/grats; we look forward to chatting with you there. Thanks for joining us today I'm Mud, and I'm Polly. Remember to celebrate your achievements, no matter how large or small.
25 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
012 - Blackrock Buffoonery
# Episode 12 - Blackrock Buffoonery # Main Last episode we covered The Blasted Lands, The Wetlands, and The Sunken Temple. This episode we are headed into the Burning Steppes and Blackrock Mountain. As a side note before we get started I'd like to point out our new format. We decided to switch things around a bit and make it a little bit more of a narrative instead of listing. Please let us know how you like the new format or if we should go back to the old format. ## Zone: Burning Steppes ### Lore Bite: Make sure that you stop by Black Tooth Hovel and see the statue of Anduin Lothar whose sword points at Blackrock Mountain. This statue is theorized to be where he fell in battle after being ambushed by the Horde. ### Achievements: * [Burning Steppes Quests](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=4901/burning-steppes-quests) * Preparation * Anticipation * Infiltration * Annihilation * [Explore Burning Steppes](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=775/explore-burning-steppes#) ``` /way 65.92 72.56 Blackrock Pass /way 72.64 66.55 Morgan's Vigil /way 77.42 52.32 Terror Wing Path /way 69.73 43.28 Dreadmaul Rock /way 58.18 38.04 Ruins of Thaurissan /way 39.83 55.24 Black Tooth Hovel /way 18.87 62.99 The Whelping Downs /way 10.04 29.71 Altar of Storms /way 21.22 43.38 Blackrock Mountain /way 32.66 35.10 Blackrock Stronghold ``` ### Pets #### Catchable These pets can be found throughout the zone. * Ash Viper * Cockroach * Fire Beetle * Lava Beetle * Lava Crab * Scorpid #### Rewards Tiny Flamefly - Alliance can get the quest "SEVEN! YUP!" by talking with Oralius `/way 71.8 68.0 Oralius`. Where as the Horde can get the quest "Not Fireflies, Flameflies" from Kibler `/way 55.0 22.4 Kibler` ## Sub-Zone: Blackrock Mountain This sub-zone is between Burning Steppes and the Searing Gorge. (We will be discussing the Searing Gorge in a later episode.) Blackrock Mountain is home to seven instances: Lower Blackrock Spire, Upper Blackrock Spire, Blackwing Lair, Blackrock Depths, Blackrock Caverns, Molten Core, and Blackwing Descent. ### Lore Bite: Blackrock Mountain is battled over by Ragnaros the Firelord and his Dark Iron minions and the Black Dragon Flight, including Nefarian and his orc minions. This mountain is actually a volcano created during the War of the Three Hammers when Thaurissan summoned Ragnaros from his prison. His rebirth shattered the northern part of Redridge Mountains and created the Searing Gorge and Burning Steppes. Blackrock Spire is the part of the mountain that is above ground and Blackrock Depths is underneath the mountain. ### Noteable Rare Drops * Overmaster Pyron drops the pattern Cloak of Fire (Tailoring) * The Behemoth drops a fist weapon called Vilerend Slicer * Chrome Hound patrols the outer circle of the zone ## Dungeon: Lower Blackrock Spire: Enter the gates of Blackrock Mountain at the southern face of the mountain, turn east at the center, and fly into the open window and head up the ramp. As you come into this area you follow it down and there is a portal into LBRS on the right. Originally this dungeon was a part of the same instance as Upper Blackrock Spire, but was separated in Cataclysm. With 9 bosses in just the lower half, it's a good thing they split them up. This dungeon is a mess and it's easy to get lost in. Blizzard has completely overhauled dungeon design since Vanilla. Lastly, before we go into the dungeon, I want to point out that Lower Blackrock Spire is the place you want to be if you're trying to loot Junkboxes for Ravenholt reputation. So if you plan to go for the Insane title you'll want to take your rogue to pickpocket the boxes. If you pickpocket around 250 mobs, the average number of boxes per run is in the low 20s. If your bags are clear before you start, assuming you have decent bags, you will be able to make 5 or so runs before you need to send the junkboxes to the character that is grinding the rep. You'll need to loot 1400+ junkboxes. You can also purchase these on the Auction House but that can get expensive quickly assuming stock is even available. I recommend you use the addon RepHelper, which can really help you gauge how much more you need to do before you complete the grind. I only need 1385 junkboxes myself... ### Lore Bite: Lower Blackrock Spire was once home to the Dark Iron Clan. However, Nefarian and his flight took over the Spire with the help of Warchief Rend Blackhand and his horde. Check out Dungeon Fables episode 19 to get more lore on Lower Blackrock Spire. ### Achievements: * [Lower Blackrock Spire](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=643/lower-blackrock-spire#) - Defeat Overlord Wyrmthalak in Blackrock Spire ### Pets #### Drops * Worg Carrier - Drops off of Quartermaster Zigris awarding you with the Worg Pup, a beast-type pet. * Smolderweb Egg - Drops from Mother Smolderweb giving you the Smolderweb Hatchling, a beast-type pet. ### Noteable Rare Drops * The Blackrock Slicer - Drops off the Spirestone Battle Lord and looks like a really big old school razor blade on a stick. ### Walkthrough: Go down the ramp and take the corridor to the left. Follow the next room around in a U shape across the wooden bridges. Stay to the left and go into the ogre area. You have a chance at running into the Spirestone Butcher, Spirestone Lord Magus, and Spirestone Battle Lord. Continue on to kill Highlord Omokk. Make a u-turn and go out of this ogre area and head left. Follow the path down into an area inhabited by trolls. Go into the room straight across to kill Shadow Hunter Vosh'gajin. Once she is dead head back out of the room and head down the ramp to your right. If you go all the way across you'll run into a goblin named Bijou who has a quest chain. Head back in and continue all the way down the ramp this time. The room to the west has our next boss, War Master Voone. Once you've defeated him, head back out into the main area and go through the door in the northeast corner. Follow this area around. You'll have to traverse through some rocks and stones on your way. If you follow the path down toward the lava you'll see some adventurers that didn't survive. Head back up and continue around the path again. You'll know you're on the right track when you get to some spiders and their eggs. Follow the ramp up and kill Mother Smolderweb for a chance at a pet before crossing the beams. On the other side of the beams, there is Crystal Fang, another spider. Sadly, this boss doesn't have a pet. Keep following this path and you'll get to a doorway; follow the path up to the ogres. Take a hairpin left and continue on to the next doorway. Inside the doorway turn left and follow the hallway to Quartermaster Zigris. He has a group of orcs around him but they're an easy kill. When you head back down, go to the opposite end of the hallway to get to Halycon to the left. I encountered Gizul the Slavener after I defeated Halycon, but I'm not sure if it's a patrolling boss. Come out of the room and head across the hall and up the ramp. Make sure not to fall in the holes, and cross the boards at the end of the room. In the northwest corner I ran into Ghock Bashguud sleeping on the job and killed him with no problems. Turn around again and go into the doorway to the left side. Follow the ramp around and you'll run into our final boss, Overlord Wyrmthalak. Now you have to find your way out so we can get to Upper Blackrock Spire. Good luck with following the directions backwards. Or you can take a chance and jump off some cliffs to shorten your trip, but it gets confusing quickly. Either that or run on your mage and teleport back to Ironforge and fly back as close as you can get. ## Dungeon: Upper Blackrock Spire Our next dungeon is way more straightforward. Make sure your dungeon difficulty is set to Heroic before you step into the instance. The entrance is up both sets of ramps to the north. This dungeon was redone during Warlords of Draenor. ### Lore Bite: Garrosh's Iron Horde took over Upper Blackrock Spire in an attempt to stage an invasion of Azeroth and create a doomsday weapon to use against Stormwind City. ### Pets: * Lanticore Spawnling - Beside the second boss Kyrak, there is an rare boss named the Lanticore. He has a small chance of showing up. The only loot he has is this dragonkin pet. ### Achievements: This dungeon is way more straightforward. As you enter the dungeon, make sure you enter each room with a glowing sigil and kill all of the enemies in that room. Once you get all five, a door will open to our first boss, Orebender Gor'ashan. To start this encounter, kill all of the adds and open the traps around the room. * [Magnets, How Do They Work?](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9045/magnets-how-do-they-work) - Defeat Orebender Gor'ashan without allowing him to cast Thundering Cacophany 4 times in Upper Blackrock Spire on Heroic difficulty. * At max level just burst him down as quick as you can and boom, you've got this achievement. * If you're doing this at level, his traps open at 75%, 50%, and 25%. The first time he opens 2 traps, then 4, and lastly 6. Each time you need to close the traps before he can cast Thundering Cacophany. Out of a possibility of 7 traps total, it's best to split your dps up to cover 2 traps each. Close them quickly and you'll get this, no problem. If you miss this achievement, try dpsing the boss slowly so that you can get in place at 76, 51, and 26 percent to be next to your traps. Exit out of the door to the east and continue on. In this room you've got some Dragonkin as well as our next boss, Kyrak. Kyrak doesn't have an achievement, but once she despawns you will find our beloved hero, Leeroy Jenkins! * [Leeeeeeeeeeeeeroy...?](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9058/leeeeeeeeeeeeeroy) - Assist Leeroy Jenkins in recovering his Devout shoulders in Upper Blackrock Spire on Heroic difficulty. You'll need to bring a healer with you to resurrect him. After he is up, there's some funny dialogue and you're off to the races. Kill all of the bosses up to and including Son of the Beast before his timer runs out. There aren't any achievements in between here and there so if you're doing this at max level, it won't be a problem. Follow the ramp up and around. Make sure to kill all the mobs in every room on your way. You don't want poor Leeroy to die on his way. When you get to the east end of the room it dead-ends into a balcony. Go ahead and jump off and the encounter for Commander Tharbek will start. You'll need to defeat waves of enemies to complete this encounter. Eventually Tharbek's mount comes out. He will mount it. Just burn him and the mount down. You only have one exit and that's to the south, and then you're going to turn right. Kill the mobs in this room, turn to the left and head into the room with Son of the Beast. I've been hunting the fist weapon he drops since WoD off and on; it's not even particularly good looking but I've just always wanted it. Kill the Son of the Beast, a slobbering Corehound, and you've successfully finished the Leeroy gauntlet in time. Wait until he shows up, though, before you leave the room just to be safe. Once you get this achievement, you'll receive both the title "Jenkins" as a last name and Leeroy Jenkins as a follower in your WoD garrison to send on missions. (insert Leeroy Sounder Here) Exit back through the door and you'll come to a bridge with Ragewing the Untamed. * [Bridge Over Troubled Fire](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9056/bridge-over-troubled-fire) - Kill 20 Ragewing Whelps in 10 seconds while fighting Ragewing the Untamed in Upper Blackrock Spire on Heroic difficulty. * Ragewing takes flight at 70 and 30 percent. Don't kill the adds that she spawns the first time she takes off. After the second time another wave of whelps will show up. Gather them all together and aoe them down. * I actually hit her too hard and it stopped my dps at 2 hp left. Both sets of adds spawned but I had to wait a bit. I killed them all and was able to get the achievement when she landed. Continue across the bridge after Ragewing is down and you'll head into a room. Kill the adds in here and head to our final boss of this dungeon, Warlord Zaela. If you already have Pepe from the WoD garrison make sure you put him on your head before you kill her. * [Heroic: Upper Blackrock Spire](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9055/heroic-upper-blackrock-spire) - Defeat Warlord Zaela in Upper Blackrock Spire on Heroic difficulty. * [Dragonmaw? More Like Dragonfall!](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9057/dragonmaw-more-like-dragonfall) - Kill 5 Emberscale Ironflight before defeating Warlord Zaela in Upper Blackrock Spire on Heroic difficulty. * You might want to use a weaker spell or hit to get her down to 55-60% and drakes will spawn. Kill 5 of them to get this achievement. I got her down to about 5% on one hit so be careful, or use a Whole Body Shrinka to reduce damage. * [Mythic: Upper Blackrock Spire](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=10085/mythic-upper-blackrock-spire) - Defeat Warlor Zaela in Upper Blackrock Spier on Mythic difficulty. * Same dungeon, just do it again on mythic. Or take a day off and do it later. We're not judging. But if you wanted to you can do it back to back. You can return to the entrance and head to our first ever Raid! If you haven't already stopped to clear out your bags, now would be a good time to do that. You can summon a vendor mount on the balcony that you flew to and landed on at the Spires. Once you're done clearing your bags turn back around, but this time, instead of going up the ramp take a right down the hallway. At the end of the hallway you'll see a winged orb; touch it and it'll take you into Blackwing Lair. ## Raid: Blackwing Lair Our first Raid! Sadly it's one without many achievements. But, it's a Vanilla raid. ### Lore Bite: This dungeon is named after Deathwing's eldest son Nefarian, who is also known as Blackwing. Nefarian uses Blackwing Lair to experiment on dragons, trying to combine them to creat a chromatic dragonflight to have unstoppable warriors. Check out Dungeon Fables episode 25 for more lore behind this dungeon. ### Achievements: * [Blackwing Lair](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=685/blackwing-lair) - Defeat Nefarian * [Dress in Lairs](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=11742/dress-in-lairs#) - Collect any class armor sets from Blackwing Lair * The bosses of Blackwing Lair have a chance to drop Tier 2 pieces. You can get all of them from Blackwing Lair except the pants which drop off of Ragnaros, who we will cover next episode. ### Pets #### Drops (3) * Untamed Hatchling - Drops from Razorgore the Untamed in an unscathed egg. * Death Talon Whelpguard - Drops from Broodlord Lashlayer, the Blackwing Banner containing this dragonnkin pet. * Chrominius - Drops off of Chromaggus as the Whistle of Chromatic Bone. This is a key pet for any pet battle team. If you don't have one, I would run this raid on multiple characters until I get it if you're interested in pet battles at all. ### Noteable Rare Drops * Dragon's Touch - A wand that drops off of Flamegor is a unique design that I haven't seen elsewhere in game. * Ashkandi - This 2H sword drops off of Nefarion ### Extras This raid drops items from the Tier 2 set. These iconic sets are Stormrage for Druids, the Warrior Wrath set, Judgment for Paladins, and sets for all the other Vanilla classes as well. ### Walkthrough: As you enter the first room, you can see Razorgore the Untamed being controlled by an orc using the orb of command. Use the orb to control Razorgore the Untamed. Use his abilities to destroy the eggs in the room. After you destroy all of them you'll lose control, then you kill the boss. While running this raid for our show notes as a 60 mage I was not interrupted by any of the adds while controlling the boss. This used to be a pain but I'm glad they've fixed it. Once the boss is down, exit from the door opposite from where you entered. You'll come across Vaelastraz the Corrupt who is in the process of being corrupted by Nefarian. Once Nefarian leaves the room you'll be able to attack this boss. Once she is down you can go up the stairs on either side of the room, walk around the hall and exit into a room with black dragon kin. Kill them and follow the ramps around and you'll come into a room with a bunch of pylons and dragonkin. These pylons used to slow you down but now they don't seem to have any effect. At the end of this gauntlet is Broodlord Lashlayer. In the next room there is a patrolling boss called Firemaw. You'll make quick work of him, then keep following the route to Ebonroc. Before you move on from killing Ebonroc, make sure you take time to kill Master Elemental Shaper Krixix if you're a miner. He can drop a book called "Goblin's Guide to Elementium". Our next ramp takes us up to a room with a bunch of dead dragons and our next boss Flamegor. It's a straight forward fight. Kill him and move into the next room. You'll have to switch a lever to get our next boss and our way out. After you kill Chromaggus the door oposite takes us to our final boss Nefarian. Walk across the open area and talk to Nefarian in order to start the fight. There's some lore there if you're interested. Walk to his shadow twice; then he will come and fly down onto the edge of the balcony. Once you take him out make sure you take time to sit on his throne. You can get a quest item to take Nefarian's head back to your capital city. String that scaley boy up. # This fortnight in WoW ## Calendar * World Quest Bonus Event: 2021/06/08 - 2021/06/15: * PvP Brawl: Warsong Scramble: 2021/06/08 - 2021/06/15: * Mists of Pandaria Timewalking Dungeon Event: 2021/06/15 - 2021/06/22: * Yu'lei, Daughter of Jade Mount can be purchased for 5000 timewalking badges; it is a gorgeous mount * Infinite Hatchling is a Serpent Dragonling Pet that can be bought for 2200 timewarped badges * Paradox Spirit is a black pandaria elemental spirit that sells for 2200 timewarped badges * Adopted Puppy Crate Toy sells for 1000 timewarped badges * Portable Yak Wash Toy sells for 500 time warped badges # Outro Next episode we are going to be covering the rest of the Blackrock Mountain instances: Blackrock Depths, Blackrock Caverns, Molten Core, and Blackrock Descent. ## Reviews Review on Twitter: Krucifixx ArgentDawn - @KrucifixxA @WowGrats cant leave review on spotify so using this format. Quick listen weekly podcast that gives you a recap of World Of Warcraft zones and achievements/collectibles you may encounter as you level throughout Azeroth. Great job keep up the good work 5/5 Thank you so much, Krucifixx. We really appreciate it! ## Shout outs This episode we'd like to give a shoutout to Co-Optimally. Polly and I recorded an episode of Achievements Against Azeroth a little bit ago, and we had a great time. If you'd like to check out his work you can follow him on Twitter @CoOptimally and twitch.tv/CoOptimally. I'll also include a link for his youtube channel in the shownotes and on the website. Be sure especially to check out the episode with Deme from Third Faction and Sil from Whispers of War which was hilarious. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwaKWgMSh-iIxCsKdmbwUXg ## Contact information As always please feel free to reach out to us on Twitter @wowgrats, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit us on our website, wowgrats.com. You can join us on our discord server at [discord.io/grats](https://discord.io/grats); we look forward to chatting with you there. Our next episode will be half a year that we have been doing this podcast. So to celebrate we have a pet, Sand Scarab, from the WoW trading card game that we will be giving away. To enter join our discord server and post your favorite marine animal in our contest channel. The contest closes June 25th. Our winner will be selected from members of the server and announced next episode. Thanks for joining us today, I'm Mud, and I'm Polly. Remember to celebrate your achievements no matter how large or small.
15 minutes | May 24, 2021
011 - Pesky Portal
# Episode 11: Pesky Portal ## Question of the Week With Burning Crusade Classic on the horizon: Are you planning on keeping your character on Classic, moving them to a Burning Crusade server, or paying to have them in both spots? @BriccoStud: I will be sending Bricco and all my toons to TBC, but I'm pondering paying for Bricco to remain in classic also.... I've not seen any raid content in Vanilla as yet. @CoOptimally: Straight into tbc for me. And even though tbc is probably my favourite xpac...when it's time for wotlk I'll be straight into that as well @jaredrpg: Going TBC all the way. If I get the itch to play legacy, I can always go back and level another character, but I don't see myself doing that aaaaaaaanytime soon. @scrubsvs: TBC for all of my toons. If I want to play classic again I will re-roll and start fresh Mud answer: I don't think I am going to move my Dwarf Rogue over for the time being. But I did already start a Draenai Shaman. Polly answer: I'm not really sure what I'm going to do. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed with our moving preparations and I'll be heading back to work soon, so I think I'm going to sit on this decision for now. We will resume episode questions after we get moved which is going to be a few episodes. # Main ## Zone: Blasted Lands ### Lore Bite: The Blasted Lands was once a marshland called the Black Morass, which extended all the way north into the Swamp of Sorrows. The area was twisted when the Orcish Horde entered Azeroth through the Dark Portal. A small Gilnean town named Surwich was added in Cataclysm. It was founded by the followers of Marl Wormthorn who tried to heal the Blasted Lands. Garrosh used the Dark Portal to bring alternate Draenor Iron Horde to Azeroth turning the Dark Portal from green to red. If you want to see the older version of the Blasted Lands talk to Zidormi at the entrance to the zone in the North which includes visiting any of the vendors in the zone. ### Achievements: * [Blasted Lands Quests](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=4909/blasted-lands-quests) * Razelikh * The Tainted Forest * Avenging the Rockpool * [Explore Blasted Lands](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=766/explore-blasted-lands) ``` Dreadmaul Hold /way 43, 13 Garrison Armory /way 55, 13 Nethergarde Keep /way 63, 19 Serpent's Coil /way 63, 32 The Dark Portal /way 59, 56 Altar of Storms /way 39, 32 Dreadmaul Post /way 48, 43 The Tainted Scar /way 42, 59 Rise of the Defiler /way 48, 27 ``` ### Pets #### Catchable * Adder - Found in the northwest near the Altar of Storms * Fire Beetle - Found all over * Scorpid - Found all over * Scorpling - Found in the hills south of the Dark Portal * Spider - Found near Surwich and in the Tainted Forest #### Drop * Bronze Whelpling #### Rewards Iron Starlette - A small spikey mechanical wheel. A must have for any pet battler. This should be one of the first you level. ### Noteable Rare Drops * Flawless Draenethyst Sphere - has a 50% drop from the rares in the zone but it can drop from any mob in Blasted Lands. * Cow King's Hide - Leather Chest * Warmonger - 2H Sword - red and deathy * Cassandrea's Grace - Cloth Helm - Nice simple tiara * Blade of the Titans - 2h Sword - orange and chonky * Hanzo Sword - 1h sword * Mug O' Hurt - 1h mace * 46 total blue BoE items * Imperfect Draenethyst Sphere - if you don't get the flawless from a rare you'll get this. There are 51 green quality items to get. ### Extras You can fish up the 19 pound salmon for the achievement One That Didn't Get Away but sadly it is not transmogable ## Zone: Swamp of Sorrows ### Lore Bite: The green dragons that served Ysera fill this zone, guarding the The Temple of Atal'Hakkar. The temple was built from a faction of trolls called the Atal'ai. The orcish settlement of Stonard was the Horde's main outpost during the First War. ### Achievements: * [Swamp of Sorrows Quests](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=4904/swamp-of-sorrows-quests) * Bogpaddle * The Bloodmire * The Shifting Mire * The Sunken Temple * [Explore Swamp of Sorrows](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=782/explore-swamp-of-sorrows) ``` /way 18.01 68.86 Purespring Cavern /way 21.24 51.61 Splinterspear Junction /way 18.60 37.94 Misty Valley /way 28.87 34.45 The Harborage /way 37.50 46.02 The Shifting Mire /way 46.47 52.96 Stonard /way 69.00 76.48 Stagalbog /way 81.44 87.82 Misty Reed Strand /way 83.80 52.27 Pool of Tears /way 84.16 39.70 Sorrowmurk /way 69.19 37.07 Marshtide Watch /way 71.90 15.52 Bogpaddle ``` ### Pets #### Catchable * Huge Toad - Near the Harborage * Parrot - All over * Swamp Moth - All over * Strand Crab - Along the coast * Toad - In the northern half of the zone * Moccasin - All over near the water areas of the swamp * Water Snake - All over near the water areas of the swamp #### Rewards * Disgusting oozeling - from oozes, slimes, and worms ### Noteable Rare Drops * Molt Thorn /way 50, 41 * Drops Living Cowl - Cloth Head ## Dungeon: Sunken Temple (Temple of Atal'Hakkar) Check out Dungeon Fables Episode 18 for more information about the Temple of Atal'Hakkar ### Lore Bite: The priests of the troll tribe Atal'ai built this temple to bring back the blood loa Hakkar into the world of the living. Ysera learned about the temple and sunk it beneath the marshes. Now the Atal'ai priests sacrifice green dragons in order to bring Hakkar's avatar into Azeroth. This dungeon has four bosses: * Avatar of Hakkar - You may remeber we covered Hakkar in our last episode, this is his avatar. Hakkar also appears in De Other Side, Trial of the Champion, and in the BFA dungeon Kings Rest where priests created a golden construct to defend the tomb. But in this dungeon we fight it's avatar which is a spirit that haunts the temple waiting to be reborn. Hakkar demands sacrifices from his followers. * Jammal'an the Prophet - A dungeon troll who is accompanied by Ogom the Wretched. He is the leader of the Atal'ai priests that fanatically worship Hakkar . * Wardens of the Dream - These green dragons were tainted by the Emeral Nightmare. They patrol the Sunken Temple. Dreamscythe, Weaver, Hazzas, and Morphaz are children of our last boss. * Shade of Eranikus - This green dragon was formerly a consort to Ysera. She tasked him to guard the temple in the Swamp of Sorrows; however he went insane inside the temple. ### Achievements * [Sunken Temple](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=641/sunken-temple#) - Defeat Shade of Eranikus ### Noteable Rare Drops * Leather working patterns drop from the green dragonkin: * Green Dragonscale Leggings * Green Dragonscale Breastplate # This fortnight in WoW ## Calendar * Cataclysm Timewalking Dungeon Event 2021/05/25 - 2021/06/01 * As with all Timewalking Events, you have a chance to loot the Reins of the Infinite Timereaver from any boss. * The dungeons you'll come across during Timewalking are: End Time, Grim Batol, Lost City of the Tol'vir, The Stonecore, The Vortex Pinnacle and Throne of Tides. * Remember that in The Stonecore there is also a chance at the Vitreous Stone Drake Mount, and in the Vortex Pinnacle there is a chance at the Drake of the North Wind mount. * PvP Brawl: Gravity Lapse 2021/05/25 - 2021/06/01 * A version of Eye of the Storm that is 15 vs 15. Periodically players are flung up into the air for 3 seconds. Too bad we didn't have this during children's week or they'd have been flung through the cosmos. * Glowcap Festival 2021/05/27 - 2021/05/28 * Help the sporeggar keep Fshoo alive by collecting different kinds of mushrooms by looting in Zangramarsh. * For each stack of Fshoo Grow that Fshoo has when it dies, you will get 50 sporeggar reputation. Fshoo Grow maxes out at 255 stacks. * This is a great time to finish your Sporeggar reputation grind which will help you get the Tiny Sporebat pet, the Sporeggar Tabard, and other faction rewards. * Torghast: Unbridled Darkness 2021/06/01 - 2021/06/08 * Torghast event where players can choose to run Torghast in the darkness. Best if you have partners to run with. * Arena Skirmish Bonus Event 2021/06/01 - 2021/06/08 * Unranked pvp arena. You can queue alone or with up to 2 party members. * Ratings will not be affected by wins or losses. * If you pick up the quest in Oribos, you can get bonus Conquest and Honor. * Thousand Boat Bash 2021/06/06 - 2021/06/09 * In Thousand Needles there will be a boat party. There are quests to do repairs. * Once you complete the all the quests, you can get an item called Small Boat. It grants the player the ability to use a boat on the water's surface. The item isn't consumed but it expires after 7 days. * If you intend to go, then travel to your capital city portal room. Then go to the caverns of time. Then fly over to Thousand Needles. That's the fastest way to get there. # Outro This episode is rather short but unfortunately there wasn't much to cover in the way of achievements and other collectables. Many of the classic zones don't have a bunch of rewards so some episodes will be shorter than others. ## Reviews If you'd like to leave a review for us that would be super helpful. It makes this podcast easier to find for other listners, especially on iTunes and the Warcraft Radio Podcast Directory. ## Shout outs Warcraft Radio - @warcraftradio - Warcraftradio.com hosts a bunch of shows like For Azeroth, Girls Gone WoW, Realm Maintenance, You Think You Do But You Don't, But Wait There's Lore, and more. They are also responsible for hosting the Podcast Directory of WoW podcasts and podcasts for other Blizzard titles. ## Contact information As always please feel free to reach out to us on Twitter @wowgrats, email us email@example.com, visit us on our website wowgrats.com, and join us on our discord server; the link is on our website and in the show notes and we look forward to chatting with you there. Thanks for joining us today and remember to celebrate your achievements no matter how large or small.
25 minutes | May 10, 2021
010 - Stranglethorn Strife
# 010 - Stranglethorn Strife ## Question of the Episode Where should Grats go next? Vote and tell us why! Finish Eastern Kingdoms 89% Kalimdor starting zones 11% https://twitter.com/WhtePolrBearMnt/status/1387263307309010945?s=20 This week's question With Burning Crusade Classic on the horizon: Are you planning on keeping your character on Classic, moving them to a Burning Crusade server, or paying to have them in both spots? ## Our week in WoW ### Polly I've been sick all week. I had my second COVID vaccine the Friday before last. No sooner did I feel better from that, I came down with some nasty crud. Therefore, I haven't done Children's Week, and I'm pretty sure that I won't finish School of Hard Knocks by the end of the WoW week. Pro Pet Group - Raise 15 battle pets to level 25 ### Mud Sunhide Gronling - WOD Aerial Ace - Flappy Bird Paragon Challenge We are also getting ready to move across the country. I'm not sure how we are going to handle episodes while we are in the process but, I will do my best to keep the episode popping out on a fortnightly basis even if we have to prerecord. So for now we are going to take out the News segment of the podcast and I may record the Question of the Episodes seperately. We are also going to be trimming down the Calendar segment unless there are non-recurring events for that episode. # Main ## Zone: Northern Stranglethorn ### Lore Bite: Northern Stranglethorn was separated from the Cape of Stranglethorn during The Shattering of Deathwing. I remember the first time I crossed into Stranglethorn from Duskwood and it was just a completely different look from the other zones I had been in. While there were some quests that were a little painful to do back in pre-Cata, they've really streamlined them since then, including the removal of Green Hills of Stranglethorn, which has been replaced by a single page for Hemet Nesingwary. ### Achievements: * Hero of the Zandalar Tribe (Legacy) * [Northern Stranglethorn Quests](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=4906/northern-stranglethorn-quests) * Ohgan'aka * Yenniku * Rebel Camp * Nesingwary's Expedition * [The Green Hills of Stranglethorn](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=940/the-green-hills-of-stranglethorn) - Complete all of the Hemet Nesingwary Quests in STV * [Explore Northern Stranglethorn](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=781/explore-northern-stranglethorn) ``` /way 47.37 11.09 Rebel Camp /way 44.13 23.25 Nesingwary's Expedition /way 26.22 22.81 Ruins of Zul'Kunda /way 19.81 23.98 Zuuldaia Ruins /way 25.94 42.43 The Vile Reef /way 34.60 35.78 Bal'lal Ruins /way 37.79 50.21 Grom'gol Base Camp /way 45.98 54.08 Mizjah Ruins /way 42.95 41.82 Kal'ai Ruins /way 52.35 34.51 Lake Nazferiti /way 57.75 21.02 Kurzen's Compound /way 67.53 32.85 Zul'Gurub /way 62.95 39.13 Bambala /way 66.17 48.69 Mosh'Ogg Ogre Mound /way 60.28 55.50 Balia'mah Ruins /way 53.00 66.65 Fort Livingston ``` ### Pets #### Catchable * Crimson Moth - The Valley north of Grom'gol Base Camp * Long-tailed Mole - In the Mosh'Ogg Ogre Mound * Strand Crab - The coastline and up the central river * Polly - All over * Beetle - All over * Forest Spiderling - All over * Lizard Hatchling - All over * Tree Python - All over #### Drop * Razzashi Hatchling - Drops from mobs in Northern Stranglethorn #### Rewards * Voodoo Figurine - Troll Archeology * Pterrordax Hatchling - Fossil Archaeology * Panther Cub - Quest Reward * Alliance: * To get this pet you're going to go to Stormwind Harbor /way 25, 29 and pick up the quests from Bwemba. * Next travel to Fort Livingston in Northern Stranglethorn Vale to meet the Darkspear Emissary. * From there, there is a quest chain that will get to the quest 'Some Good Will Come' which will award you with the Panther Cub. * Horde: * Talk to Bwemba in Orgrimmar in the Valley of Spirits /way 32 68. * She will have you go to Bambala in Northern Stranglethorn. * From there you continue the quest chain which will award you with the Panther Cub. * When you are tracking the panther make sure you follow the smoke plumes. The camp where you find and kill Mauti at /way 77 69. ### Noteable Rare Drops * Scale Belly - /way 68 25 Scale Belly * Iridescent Scale Leggings - a set of mail leggings * Chromatic Sword - a 2-handed sword ### Extras * Gnomish Engineering Camp /way 67 60 * Knaz & Gnaz Blunderflame (Gnomes) * Engineering Schematic: Mechanical Dragonling - will fight for you 1 minute ## Zone: Cape of Stranglethorn ### Lore Bite: The cape is separated from Northern Stranglethorn by a whirpool called the Sundering which was caused by Deathwing's Cataclysm. The Sundering whirlpool is not to be confused with The Great Sundering which shattered the continents making Kalimdor, Northrend, Pandaria, Eastern Kingdoms, as well as Kezan, Kul Tiras, Zandalar and the Broken Isles. ### Achievements: * [Cape of Stranglethorn Quests](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=4905/cape-of-stranglethorn-quests#) * Trolls of Zul'Gurub * Bustling Booty Bay * A Pirate's Life For You * Bloodsail and Brashtide * [Gurubashi Arena Master](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=389/gurubashi-arena-master) - Loot the Arena Master Trinket from Gurubashi Arena - Every 3 hours starting at midnight. Short John Mithrill will place a chest in the middle of the arena. You will be flagged for open PvP against both factions while in the arena. * [Gurubashi Arena Grand Master](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=396/gurubashi-arena-grand-master) - Complete Short John Mithrils's quest to obtain the Arena Grand Master trinket - You'll have to loot the Furubashi Arena chest 12 times to complete this. * [Master Angler of Azeroth](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=306/master-angler-of-azeroth) - Every Sunday at 2pm server there is a fishing tournament in all of Stranglethorn Vale. The first 50 players that turn in 40 Speckled Tastyfish will win. I have yet to win it, but common advice given is to set your hearth stone to Booty Bay so you can turn in is quicker. (pause for polly) Then just make sure you fish in areas that aren't over crowded. This fish shows up in any fishing school in both Northern Stranglethorn and the Cape of Stranglethorn. The first 3 to hand it in get their choice of prizes. * [One That Didn't Get Away](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=878/one-that-didnt-get-away#) - While you're doing the Booty Bay Fishing Tournament you should try to fish up the Rockhide Strongfish. (Pause for Polly and banter) 1h mace * [The Old Gnome and the Sea](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=153/the-old-gnome-and-the-sea) - Successfully fish from a school - You'll get this achievement while you are fishing from the fishing schools for the fishing trounament. * [Avast Ye, Admiral!](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=871/avast-ye-admiral) - Feat of Strength * To get this achievement you're going to have to kill Booty Bay NPCs. This will tank your reputation with the Steamwheedle Cartel: Booty Bay, Everlook, Gadgetzan, and Ratchet. * You can also go to Faldir's Cove in Arathi Highlands to kill goblins there. That will help boost your Bloodsail Reputation. * To get your goblin reputation back I recommend killing Pirates in Tanaris otherwise Goblins in the goblin cities like Gadgetzan and Booty Bay will attack you relentlessly. Ask me how I know. * You can also kill pirates in Venture Bay in Grizzley Hills as it increases your reputation with the Booty Bay, Everlook, Gadgetzan, and Ratchet but it doesn't decrease your reputation with Bloodsail Buccaneers. * This will get you started on your the Insane title, which will require Honored with Bloodsail Buccaneers, and Exalted with all four Steamwheddle Cartel reps, Darkmoon Faire, and Ravenholdt. We will be covering the other reputations later but, if you're following along with the podcast you will have 5 done for now. To get the insane title you don't need to have all the reps at exalted at the same time. You just have to have the reps and corresponding Achievements at some point. * I'll include a strategy in Booty Bay segment ### Pets #### Catchable * Baby Ape - Only on Jaguero Isle * Beetle - All over Stranglethorn North and Cape * Crimson Moth - Spawns in Mistvale Valley * Strand Crab - Along the coast of Stranglethorn * Forest Spiderling - All over Stranglethorn * Lizard Hatchling - All over Stranglethorn * Tree Python - All over Stranglethorn #### Rewards * Hyacinth Macaw - Drop from Bloodsail Pirates in Stranglethorn Vale ### Extras * Once you get your Gurubashi Arena Chest you can also get the Music Roll: Angelic for your Warlords of Draenor Garrison Jukebox. There are also bracers for each of the armor specializations. * You can also get the Defending Champion Trinket from the Arena Treasure Chest which is an Heirloom that you can upgrade. ## Zone: Booty Bay ### Lore Bite: A pirate city on the southern tip of the Cape of Stranglethorn. The city used to be known as Blackwater Cove but was overrun by jungle trolls. Eventually goblins of the Steamwheedle Cartel drove out the trolls to make a new hub for their trade operations Booty Bay. ### Pets #### Catchable * Long-Tailed Mole - Booty Bay * Roach - Booty Bay * Wharf Rat - Booty Bay * There are a bunch of pets avalible through the Trading Card Game that can be redeemed in Booty Bay. I'm not going to list them because the trading card game is out of print. #### Purchaseable * Narkk - In the old port Authority Building /way 42 69 * Senegal * Cockatiel - Polly and I have a cockatiel named Togepi. You may notice her during some of our recordings, but overall she's a well behaved bird. I'll post pictures of her on Twitter and on the website if you want your birb tax. * He also sells a Tailoring Pattern - Black Swashbuckler's Shirt #### Reward Pets * Mechanical Chicken - There are mechanical chickens in Tanaris, Hinterlands, and Feralas. Once you do their quests you'll be able to complete this quest in Booty Bay. We will remind you after we've covered all three of those zones. The boat to Ratchet boards at the north end of Booty Bay at the pier. While you're doing the Booty Bay quests after the Bloodsail quests, there's a point where the Bloodsail come and attack Booty Bay. At this point you can go to war with the Booty Bay Faction and kill the townspeople and guards. Once you raise your Bloodsail rep up enough to get the title Bloodsail Admiral, you can fly over to the cape where the Bloodsail are at. You can even top out your Bloodsail rep to exalted while you're doing this. Then there are a ton of Bloodsail people to kill that you can use to raise your reputation back up with the Steemwheedle Cartel factions. No matter what way you choose to level your reputation for Bloodsail and back, it's going to be a grind. ## Dungeon: Zul'Gurub [Dungeon Fables episode 109](https://dungeonfables.libsyn.com/episode-101-zulgurub-cata-style) If you're running this at max level make sure you turn this dungeon to Heroic ### Lore Bite: Zul'Gurub, the temple city, was the capital city of the Gurubashi Empire. The Gurubashi controlled all of Stranglethorn. Now it is just home to the Gurubashi tribe. The Gurubashi Empire was torn apart by a civil war. ### Achievements: * [It's Not Easy Being Green](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5743/its-not-easy-being-green) * Kill both adds at the bottom of Highlord Venoxis' staircase * Aggro Highlord Venoxis * Don't kill him, wait for him to turn into a snake * Don't step in anything green, pools, trails, nothing * Nuke him down after he turns into a snake * [Ohganot So Fast!](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5762/ohganot-so-fast) * Just kill the boss and you'll get the achievement at max level. * If you're not at max level just make sure you keep from killing Ohgan. It's basically a dps race to kill the boss. * [Here, Kitty Kitty...](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5765/here-kitty-kitty#comments) - Defeat High Priestess Kilnara in Heroic Difficulty after having fed Temple Rats to 4 of Bethekk's Pride * The easiest way to get this is to have 4-5 players. Clear the trash before the boss, and go back and each person grabs a Temple Rat. Then aggro the boss and 4 cats. Once the cats are out put the temple rat on the ground. Once a cat has eaten the rat you call kill it. As each person drops their rat continue killing the cats. Then kill the Priestess Kilnara * If you are soloing, clear the trash up to the boss and then go back and retrieve a rat from the upper floors. Head down to the boss and engage her and all four cats. Drop the first rat you have and kill the cat that eats it. Then go to the entrance and a rat will spawn every minute. So you'll have some surviving to do, but eventually you'll get enough to complete the requirements for this achievement.* [Spirit Twister](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5759/spirit-twister) - Defeat 20 Twisted Spirits within 15 seconds during the Jin'do encounter in Zul'Gurub on Heroic Difficulty. * Just run around and pick up the spirits without killing them once you have 20 you can AOE them all down. * [Gurubashi Headhunter](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5744/gurubashi-headhunter) - Defeat the following mini-bosses in Zul'Gurub: * Mor'Lek * Gub * Kaulema * Mortaxx * Gurubashi Master Chef * Lost Offspring * Hive Queen * Tor-Tun * [Heroic: Zul'Gurub](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5768/heroic-zulgurub) - Defeat Jin'do the Godbreaker in Zul'Gurub on Heroic Difficulty. ### Mounts * Armored Razzashi Raptor - Drops from Bloodlord Mandokir which awards a feat of strength * Swift Zulian Panther - High Priestess Kilnara also awards a feat of strength ### Pets #### Rewards * Lashtail Hatchling - this quest chain starts at the Rebel camp with the quest Bad Medicine for alliance. The horde starts with The Defense of Grom'gol: Raptor Risk given in Grom'gol. The quest chain finishes up in Zul'Gurub ### Extras * Music Roll: Zul-Gurub Voodoo (Jin'do) for your garrison jukebox # This fortnight in WoW ## Calendar * Shadowlands Dungeon Event 2021/05/11 - 2021/05/18 * PvP Brawl: Southshore vs. Tarren Mill 2021/05/11 - 2021/05/18 * Pet Battle Bonus Event 2021/05/18 - 2021/05/25 # Outro ## Reviews We don’t have any reviews this week. If you’d like to leave us a review you can leave it on the Apple Podcast Directory or on the Warcraft Radio Podcast Directory. If we missed your review please let us know on Twitter or by emailing us. ## Shout-outs Big Love Rocket Podcast - A great podcast hosted by @theshoeboots @lex_rants and @warcraftstats - Relatively new podcast discussing the World of Warcraft. All three hosts are fantastic and provide a robust conversation about the goings on of the World of Warcraft. ## Contact information As always please feel free to reach out to us on Twitter @wowgrats, email us firstname.lastname@example.org, visit us on our website wowgrats.com, and join us on our discord server https://discord.io/Grats. We look forward to chatting with you there. Thanks for joining us today and remember to celebrate your achievements no matter how large or small.
25 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
009 - Land Loched
# Episode 009 - Land Loched ## News We unlocked Daisy the sloth pet through the Doctors Without Borders charity drive. She’s so cute. Watching her slowly crawl after you is so sweet and ridiculous. Also if you are curious or haven’t figured it out yet, use /beckon to get her to hitch a ride on your back. My GM used the Magic Pet Mirror which you can purchase at either the Legion or Northrend Dalaran Pet Shop or the pet vendor in your WoD garrison, which made him look like Daisy. Then he used /beckon so he was a sloth with a sloth on his back crawling around. ## Question of the Episode We didn’t do a question last episode. But this episode is the last starter zone of Eastern Kingdoms (Vanilla). So we can go one of two ways: either continue with Eastern Kingdoms (by zone level) or go to Kalimdor and do the starting zones there. Let us know what you think on Twitter; there will be a poll. Also, please feel free to respond to the tweet with why you want us to choose your particular option. With that out of the way what was your week like in WoW Polly? ## Our week in WoW ### Polly - [Adventurer in Chief](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=14636/adventurer-in-chief#): Unlock Rank III on Adventure Command Table - [Denying the Drought](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=15024/denying-the-drought): Unlock Rank II of all four Covenant Upgrades (this one is good because it increases Anima Rewards) ### Mud - [Ardenweld’s a Stage](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=14353/ardenwealds-a-stage): Last one I needed was Kil’jaeden - [Parasoling](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=14766/parasoling): Purple Parasol - [Pet Battle Challenge: Stratholme](https://www.wowhead.com/guides/stratholme-pet-battle-challenge-dungeon) - Minimancer - [Denying the Drought](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=15024/denying-the-drought): Unlock Rank II of all four Covenant Upgrades (this one is good because it increases Anima Rewards) - Got my first Maldraxxi leveled to 60. So now I have one of each covenant. I did this by doing some archaeology. You get about 1k per dig and it works with rested XP as well. I don’t think I will be doing threads of fate again. # Main ## Zone: Loch Modan ### Lore Bite: Cataclysm changed this area quite a bit. Among other changes, the Stonewrought Dam was destroyed, resulting in a 90% loss of the Loch. For Mud this is the only reason to go back to Classic. This dam was iconic. ### Achievements: - [Loch Modan Quests](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=4899/loch-modan-quests) - [Explore Loch Modan](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=779/explore-loch-modan) ``` * /way 48 50 The Loch /way 47 13 Stonewrought Dam /way 70 24 Mo'grosh Stronghold /way 34 18 Silver Stream Mine /way 24 18 North Gate Pass /way 80 62 The Farstrider Lodge /way 68 63 Ironband's Excavation Site /way 47 74 Grizzlepaw Ridge /way 34 47 Thelsamar /way 34 75 Stonesplinter Valley /way 22 70 Valley of Kings ``` - To All the Squirrels I’ve Loved Before - Ram - Toad - The Scavenger - Schooner Wreckage ### Pets #### Catchable - Alpine Hare - Rat - Small Frog - Snake - Snow Cub - Squirrel - Little Black Ram /way 27 70 ### Extras Ol’ Sooty - In a cave at /way 80 52 she’s surrounded by her 3 cubs Smokey, Scoot, and Lil Sooty. She’s a good farm for skinning Medium Leather. Do not… Do not… kill her little critter babies because it’d be cruel. - Aldren Cordon /way 65 66 - Common shirts Brown, Grey, and White - Khara Deepwater /way 40 39 - Recipe: Loch Frenzy Delight ## Zone: Wetlands ### Lore Bite: Like Loch Modan, Cataclysm changed Wetlands significantly, due to the destruction of the dam. ### Achievements: - [Wetlands Quests](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=12429/wetlands-quests) - [Explore Wetlands](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=841/explore-wetlands) ``` /way Wetlands 10.77 59.53 Menethil Harbor /way Wetlands 17.26 37.17 Bluegill Marsh /way Wetlands 31.03 30.19 Sundown Marsh /way Wetlands 44.27 25.46 Ironbeard's Tomb /way Wetlands 44.01 43.36 Angerfang Encampment /way Wetlands 56.50 40.23 Greenwarden's Grove /way Wetlands 60.87 25.46 Direforge Hill /way Wetlands 57.46 71.70 Slabchisel's Survey /way Wetlands 23.66 52.47 Black Channel Marsh /way Wetlands 33.61 48.36 Whelgar's Excavation Site /way Wetlands 31.98 18.22 Saltspray Glen /way Wetlands 49.90 18.19 Dun Modr /way Wetlands 53.06 63.55 Thelgen Rock /way Wetlands 64.44 53.25 Mosshide Fen /way Wetlands 48.06 74.43 Dun Algaz /way Wetlands 69.89 38.34 Raptor Ridge ``` ### Mounts Unger Statforth /way 9 56 If you don’t already have these mounts but we’ve already covered them in both Stormwind and Elwynn Forest - Black Stallion Bridle - Pinto Bridle - Brown Horse Bridle - Chestnut Mare Bridle ### Pets #### Catchable - Black Rat - Cockroach - Mountain Skunk - Mouse - Squirrel - Tiny Bog Beast - Toad - Water Snake #### Zone Drop - Crimson Whelpling - Drops from any mob in the zone - Dark Whelpling - Drops from Ebon Whelp - Disgusting Oozlings drop from the Smouldering Ooze in Northern Wetlands - Razormaw Hatchling - Cave /way 69 35 Razormaw Matriarch’s Nest has Razormaw Hatchling Pet - Clockwork Gnome - Rare solve from Dwarf Archaeology Fragments ### Vendor - Jennabink Powerseam /way 10 59 in Menethil Harbor - Inferno Cloak - Spirit Cloak - Sylvan Cloak - Other tailoring patterns - Cloth armor ### Extras Also in Menethil Harbor, the dock has a ferry to Theramore (south pier) and Northrend (north pier) High above the Menethil Harbor is a dwarven farm and waterfall at /way 22 69 you can also see some closed entrances to Ironforge # This fortnight in WoW ## Calendar ### Northrend Timewalking Dungeon Event 2021/04/27 - 2021/05/04 As with all Timewalking Bonus events there is a chance that you can get the Reins of the Infinite Timereaver from any boss during any timewalking dungeon. It is also a good time to get gear for an undergeared character in the timewalking dungeons. With Timewarped Badges that drop from each boss you can buy: #### Gear This will get you the cosmetic appearance for the gear as well as work for just under Heroic level items to fill in gaps. This can be bought from Auzin in Northrend Dalaran #### Recipes - Small Spice Bag can contain - Recipe: Stormchops - Recipe: Captain Rumsey’s Lager - Recipe: Delicous Chocolate cake which you need for the Achievement: [The Cake Is Not A Lie](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=877/the-cake-is-not-a-lie) #### Heirlooms Heirloom upgrade tokens can be bought from the vendor Auzin #### Mounts - Ironbound Wraithcharger costs 5000 badges but it is a gorgeous mount and worth every badge #### Fishing The Bag of Fishing Treasures costs 150 Badges and can contain: - Unusual Compass (Toy): Which turns your character in a random direction - Strand Crawler (Pet): A red crab - Waterlogged Recipe which will start you on a quest #### Reputation Tokens for the various reputations of Northrend - Alliance Vanguard - Horde Expedition - Wyrmrest Accord - Sons of Hodir - Argent Crusade - Ebon Blade - Kirin Tor #### Toys - Hourglass of Eternity: 2000 TWB summons a duplicate of you from the future - Will of Northrend: 1500 TWB Transforms you into either a Vrykul, Iron Dwarf, or Taunka - Grizzlesnout’s Fang: 750 TWB Turns you into a worg ### PvP Brawl: Deep Six 2021/04/27 - 2021/05/04 Uncategorized 6 v 6 battlegrounds in Temple of Kotmogu, Silver Shard Mines, or Warsong Gulch ### Volunteer Guard Day 2021/04/28 - 2021/04/29 Uncategorized /Salute a guard to show that you care. You’ll get a 24 hour buff and transform into that guard’s appearance. While wearing that appearance you can get attacked by invaders. You can get a temporary title with the more invaders you kill. ### Darkmoon Faire 2021/05/02 - 2021/05/08 Recurring Skipping again, Do your pet battles and games to get tokens in order to buy some of the more costly prizes. But this episode we are focusing on Children’s Week. I promise we will start featuring Darkmoon achievements and collectables soon ™. ### Children’s Week 2021/05/03 - 2021/05/10 Holidays We adopt orphans during Children’s Week and take them on adventures. #### Toys - Green Balloon: The toy Green Balloon can only be purchased and used during Children’s Week. They can be bought by Blax Bottle Rocket in Orgrimmar and Craggle Wobbletop in Stormwind. #### Pets - Stormwind / Orgrimmar: - Whiskers the Rat (Rat Cage) - Speedy the Turtle (Turtle Box) - Scooter the Snail (Snail Shell) - Mr. Wiggles (Piglet’s Collar) - Shattrath (Outland) - Eggbert (Egbert’s Egg) - weird bird - Peanut (Elekk Training Collar) - Willy (Sleepy Willy) - Beholder - Legs (Legs) - Marsh Walker - Northrend Dalaran - Curious Oracle Hatchling - Curious Wolvar Pup - Battle for Azeroth - Mr. Crabs (Sandy Hermit Crab Shell) - Beakbert (Beakbert) - Froglet (slimy Pouch) - Scaley (Enchanted Saurolisk Scale) #### Quests The Horde starts their adoption in Orgrimmar by talking to Orphan Matron Battlewail. She will give you an Orcish Orphan Whistle to bring out your orphan during your Children’s week quests. Once you complete the questline you can choose from one of the first four pets. Similarly the Alliance starts off in Stormwind by talking to Orphan Matron Nighingale. You’ll get a Human Orphan Whistle to summon your orphan. Next move on to Shatrath. Both the Alliance and Horde get their next orphans from Orphan Matron Mercy. Horde get a blood elf child while Alliance get a Draenai. There’s another set of quest which results in you being able to get one of the four Shatrath pets. Orphan Matron Aria in Dalaran lets you sponsor either an Oracle named Roo or a Wolvar named Kekek. When you complete the quest chain you get your Northrend pet. Lastly, we have our BFA orphans. Alliance will talk to Orphan Matron Westerson at Hookpoint in Boralus to get Liam, your Kul Tiran Orphan. Similarly the horde will be picking up their Zandalari Troll Orphan, Azala. When you complete the quest chains for BFA you’ll get to choose from one of the four BFA Pets. #### Achievements - [Aw, Isn’t It Cute?](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1792/aw-isnt-it-cute#) - Complete an orphan quest chain and get a pet reward. Any pet counts toward the achievement. - [Bad Example](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1788/bad-example#) - Eat the following food while your orphan is out: - Tigule and Foror’s Strawberry Ice Cream - Which can be bought in your capital city. Emmithue Smails in Stormwind by the Trade District Bank. Alowicious Czervik next to the Valley of Strength Bank in Orgimar. - Red Velvet Cupcake - Lovely Cake Slice - Dalaran Doughnut - Dalaran Brownie - Are all sold by Aimee in Northrend Dalaran. She is in front of a food cart between the barber Shop and the bank /way 50.5 29.1 Aimee - Tasty Cupcake - Crafted by Recipe: Tasty Cupcake (2 Simple Flour and a Northrend Egg). If you don’t have this recipe you can purchase them on the Auction House. The recipe drops in zones and dungeons in Northrend. - Delicious Chocolate Cake - Crafted by Recipe: Delicious Chocolate Cake. This recipe is contained in Crate of Meat, Barrel of Fish, or Small Spice Bag, which are rewards from Dalaran Cooking Dalies. This recipe requires 8 simple Flour, 4 Ice Cold Milk, 4 Mild Spices, 8 Small Eggs, Flask of Stormwind Tawny, and 3 Mageroyal. This is also not account bound so you can buy them on the Auction House as well if you don’t want to farm all of those mats. - [Daily Chores](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1789/daily-chores#) - Complete five daily quests while your orphan is out. - [Hail To The King, Baby](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1790/hail-to-the-king-baby#) - Kill the last boss of Utgarde Pinnacle with your orphan out. - [Home Alone](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1791/home-alone#) - Use your hearthstone while your orphan is out stranding them all alone. - [School of Hard Knocks](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1786/school-of-hard-knocks#) - This achievement is a pain for non-pvpers because you need to: - Capture the flag in Eye of the Storm - You will have to capture the flag in the middle of Eye of the Storm and run it back to a tower that your faction controls. This one requires a lot of skill or luck - Assault a tower in Alterac Valley - You’ll have to be the first one to complete the task of capturing a flag at the top of a tower. Pick a tower and make that one your goal. - Assault a flag in Arathi Basin - The flags that are at each resource you need to capture it so your faction gains control of that resource - Return a fallen flag in Warsong Gulch - To meet this requirement you have to cause a member of the opposing faction to drop their flag then click on it so it returns to your base. - [For the Children](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1793/for-the-children) - This achievement awards the player title ‘Matron’ or ‘Patron’ (depending on character gender) this will get you one step closer to What a Long Strage Trip it’s Been. - [Veteran Nanny](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=275/veteran-nanny) - You’ll need to do this event three years in a row and get 3 of the four possible pets from your faction’s capital city orphan. Buying them on the Auction House will not work. ### Torghast: Chorus of Dead Souls 2021/05/04 - 2021/05/11 In your first anima selection you can choose ‘Howling Soulcore’ to take the form of dead souls and from there some of your anima choices will be based on that decision. If you run with other players they can choose to combine with you. ### Battleground Bonus Event 2021/05/04 - 2021/05/11 Participating in this event will buff you with the Sign of the Battle, which will increase Honor earned by 50% when you complete random Battlegrounds. If you win 4 Battlegrounds, you will complete A Call to Battle which rewards you with a box of PvP gear. ### Spring Balloon Festival 2021/05/10 - 2021/05/13 Uncategorized There are hot air balloons all around Azeroth that you can take a ride in. - Azuna - Bascoe and Rungle’s Sky Chariot - Highmountain - The Killem’jaro - Stormheim - Emi-Lan’s Skylounge - Suramar - Cloudwalker Express - Uldum - Schnottz’ Hot Air Balloon - Valley of the Four Winds - Cloudwalker Express - Crystalsong Forest - Chen’s Balloon - Nagrand (Draenor) - Nagrand Sky Tours # Outro ## Reviews We don’t have any reviews this week. If you’d like to leave us a review you can leave it on the Apple Podcast Directory or on the Warcraft Radio Podcast Directory. If we missed your review please let us know on Twitter or by emailing us. ## Shout outs This episode I’d like to shout out to my good friend Caponus. He’s been such a big part of my WoW community. He constantly hypes other people up and encourages them. You can find him at [twitch.tv/caponus](http://twitch.tv/caponus) streaming WoW, Metroid, Tecmo Super Bowl, and other retro games or on Twitter @whtePolrBearMnt. ## Contact information As always please feel free to reach out to us on Twitter @wowgrats, email us [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org), visit us on our website [wowgrats.com](http://wowgrats.com), and join us on our discord server; the link is on our website and in the show notes and we look forward to chatting with you there. Thanks for joining us today and remember to celebrate your achievements no matter how large or small.
26 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
008 - Short Story
# Intro Episode 8 - Short Story ## News At the time of recording the Doctors without Borders drive is at about 800,000 out of the one million needed to unlock Daisy. Last week we asked you, our listeners, the following question: Obviously, this is an Achievements podcast, and we know you are interested in achievements, but we would like to know why you are an Achievement Chaser. What about getting those achievements gets you motivated? Is it numbers? Lore? Something else? @Demeternoth It’s the whoooooosh and the dopamine Ali from Dungeon Fables says: Lore is good for those that involve it. However, for me, it's mostly because it satisfies that completionist side of me. Plus it can be fun, unique, and something different to do. ## Our week in WoW ### Polly - Loremaster of Shadowlands - Soulkeeper's Burden - What is that Melody - Heroic Halls of Atonement - No Time to Heal - Dedication to the Restoration - The Anima Must Flow (nice Dune reference!) ### Mud - Celestial Family - Obtain all 4 of the celestial pets - WoD Achievement Runs: They Burn, Burn, Burn and No Ticket, etc - Pet Battle Challenge: Gnomeregan - Full Discography - Getting the Grubashi Arena Chest - Terror of Torghast - All layer 8 Torghast - Iron Armada - Collect all five crashin' thrasin' toys - Twisting Cooridors: Layer 3 - Old Ironjaw - Finally! ## What did Mud miss? Back in Episode 6 I made an omission. I forgot to include the grave of Invincible, Arthas' horse. It's located in the Balanir Farmstead at /way 79 60 . Invincible's grave is dug up from when Arthas raised his horse from the dead. Now insects swarm above the empty grave. # Main ## Zone: Coldridge Valley ### Lore Bite: This area was both the Dwarf and Gnome starting area before Operation: Gnomeregan. ### Pets Catchable Battle Pet: * Alpine Hare * Rabbit * Snow Cub ## Zone: New Tinkertown ### Lore bite: Not sure that this is a true Lore Bite, but New Tinkertown is stuck in the past. We think it is time for a bit of an overhaul. Polly is a serious Gnome aficionado and she would like a rework in the Gnome starting zone. ### Achievements [Pet Battle Challenge: Gnomeregan](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=13269/pet-battle-challenge-gnomeregan#) - [Defeat the Pet Battle Challenge: Gnomeregan](https://www.wow-petguide.com/Section/53/Gnomeregan) ### Pets Catchable Pets: * Alpine Hare * Fluxfire Feline * Irradiated Roach * Snow Cub Battle Pets: * Dibbler - Mechanical pet that drops from Leprous Sack of Pet Supplies from Bert's Boss pet battle near the entrance to Gnomeregan instance. PPP Purchasable Pets: These pets can be bought from Micro Zoox outisde of the Gnomeregan Entrance for Pristine Gizmos (an account bound currency from completing the pet challenge) * 2 Leper Rat * 1 Mechanical Cockroach * 3 Alarm-O-Dog * 1 Schematic (Engineer) - Mechantula ### Extras Hunter Pet: Weaponized Rabbot - is tameable by Gnomes, Mechagnomes, and Goblin hunters as well as hunters that have learned how to tame mechanical beasts through 'Mecha-Bond Imprint Matrix' which is made by Engineers with Legion Engineering /way 64 25 ## Zone: Dun Morogh ### Lore Bite: Shimmer Ridge was featured in a scenario during Mists of Pandaria called 'Blood in the Snow' ### Achievements [Explore Dun Morogh](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=627/explore-dun-morogh#) (10) - Explore Dun Morogh revealing the covered areas of the world map. ``` /way 84.14 51.49 Helm's Bed Lake /way 88.42 41.12 North Gate Outpost /way 77.81 25.96 Ironforge Airfield /way 70.84 48.33 Amberstill Ranch /way 75.84 56.37 Gol'Bolar Quarry /way 67.48 57.28 The Tundrid Hills /way 58.34 57.61 Frostmane Front /way 54.06 50.76 Kharanos /way 49.27 52.72 The Grizzled Den /way 42.71 64.22 Coldridge Pass /way 36.80 70.03 Coldridge Valley /way 34.50 51.69 Frostmane Hold /way 33.22 38.73 New Tinkertown /way 42.95 38.47 Iceflow Lake /way 48.47 39.33 Shimmer Ridge /way 60.35 33.43 Gates of Ironforge ``` ### How to get them ### Mounts Purchaseable Mounts: * Milli Featherwhistle - /way 56.2 46.3 * Blue Mechanostrider * Green Mechanostrider * Red Mechanostrider * Swift Green Mechanostrider * Swift White Mechanostrider * Swift Yellow Mechanostrider * Unpainted Mechanostrider * Veron Amberstill - /way 70.6 48.9 * Brown Ram * Gray Ram * White Ram * Swift White Ram * Swift Brown Ram * Swift Gray Ram * You do have to complete a quest chain before you can buy the rams from Veron. On the whistling quest make sure you /whistle ### Pets Catchable Pets: * Alpine Hare * Snow Cub Purchaseable Pets: * Snowshoe Rabbit - Yarlyn Amberstill /way 70.5 49.1 ### Extras Above Ironforge: There's the Ironforge airstrip, some caps, a mole machine, and dwarves sledding. On the Southwest coast of Dun Morogh, on the opposite side of the mountain range, there is an abandoned fishing hut. In Classic goblins lived here. /way 18 75 ## Zone: Iron Forge * The Mystic Ward - The Hall of Mysteries is home to Paladan, Priest, and Mage Trainers, along with a Portal Trainer * The Forlorn Cavern - The only fishing area in Ironforge; Fishing, Warlock, and Rogue Trainers * Hall of Explorers - Archaeology Trainer, Heirloom Curator, and an archaeological exhibit * Tinker Town - Alchemy, Engineering, and Gnomish Engineering Trainers, as well as the entrance to the Deeprun Tram to Stormwind * The Military Ward - Hunter and Warior Trainers, Battlemaster (PVP) * The Commons - Vault of Ironforge (bank), Auction House, various vendors, and Stonefire Tavern, where the Monk Trainer resides * The Great Forge - home to the Great Anvil, the Gryphon Master and the majority of the Profession Trainers: Inscription, Enchanting, Cooking, Mining, First Aid, Tailoring, and Leatherworking ### Lore Bite: Ironforge is the capital city of the dwarves. Gnomes are refugees in the city after the fall of Gnomeregan. Jubahl Corpseseeker can be found in the Forlorn Cavern. Until 3.0.2, he was a Demon Trainer. He still has the title. ### Achievements * [Fish or Cut Bait: Ironforge](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5847/fish-or-cut-bait-ironforge) - Complete the following daily fishing quests in Ironforge: * Cold Water Fishing * Fish fer Squirky * The Gnomish Bait-o-Matic * One fer the Ages * Live Bait * [Old Ironjaw](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=1837/old-ironjaw) - Fish up Old Ironjaw in Iron Forge * [Overthrow the Council](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=616/overthrow-the-council) - Kill Moira, Muradin, and Falstad in the council chambers of Ironforge. (Horde Only) * [Let's Do Lunch: Ironforge](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5841/lets-do-lunch-ironforge) - Complete the following daily cooking quests in Ironforge: * A Round for the Guards * Keepin' the Haggis Flowin' * I Need to Cask a Favor * A Fowl Shortage * Can't Get Enough Spice Bread ### Extras * Wildhammer Fact Checker /way 38.6 54.8 - An homage to the Red Shirt Guy from Blizzcon. He's the the right of Falstad Wildhammer in the Throne Room. If you kill him as a horde player he drops a 'red shirt' * Old Ironforge - On the side of the throne room there's a ramp down to Old Ironfoge city. While there's not much to see, there is the platform that Diamond Magni Bronzebeard stayed until he woke up in BFA * Heirloom Vendor - Krom Stoutarm /way 74.6 9.8 sells all of the heirlooms as well as upgrades for gold. In addition he sells two toys that will give an alt all of the flight paths in Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor for 10,000g each. * Captain Stonehelm /way 55.8 47.8 sells the Ironforge Tabard and capes * Master Tinker Trini /way 55.8 47.8 sells the Gnomeregan Tabard and capes ### Pets Catchable Pets: * Long-tailed Mole ### Toys Steamy Romance Novel Kit - A quest given by Bill Shakespear at 77.2 10.4 ### Notable Rare Drops * While fishing in Ironforge you might find * Music Roll: Cold Mountain for the Jukebox in Warlords of Draenor * The 1 Ring - a reference to Lord of the Rings. "Not quite as good as the 2 Ring" ## Dungeon: Gnomeregan Gnomeregan was the capital city of the Gnomes until troggs invaded. In order to defeat the troggs High Tinker Gelbin Mekkatorque had pressure valves opened which released toxic radiation into the city. While it did kill some of the troggs it empowered other. It also killed many gnomes in the city and others were turned into leper gnomes. For more about the lore of Gnomeregan Listen to [Episode 6 of Dungeon Fables](https://dungeonfables.libsyn.com/episode-6-gnomeregan) ### Achievements * [Gnomeregan](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=634/gnomeregan#) - Defeat Mekgineer Thermaplugg ### Toys Engineer Omegaplugg drops the Vial of Green Goo (Toy). Turns you into a Leper Gnome. To make Omegaplugg spawn: * Kill Mekgineer Thermaplug * The first pillar on the left has a *very* small button * Engineer Omegaplugg will spawn * When the boss is pulled bombs will spawn * To stop that, press all the large red buttons in a counter clockwise order * Then kill the boss and loot toy ### Notable Rare Drops A rare boss Dark Iron Ambassador is not always present can drop Glass Shooter (gun), Royal Diplomatic Septer (1H Mace), and Emissary Cuffs (Leather wrist) ### Extras * Engineering Schematic: Lil' Smoky - Zone Drop * Engineering Schematic: Pet Bombling - Mekgineer Thermaplugg # This fortnight in WoW ## Calendar ### Arena Skirmish Bonus Event 2021/04/13 - 2021/04/20 Recurring The Arena Calls quest awards you with 250 Anima, 2000 Honor, and 65 Conquest. To get this win 10 Arena Skirmish battles. ### PvP Brawl: Packed House 2021/04/13 - 2021/04/20 Uncategorized Arena style PvP but 15 vs 15. Also counts for The Arena Calls quest ### World Quest Bonus Event 2021/04/20 - 2021/04/27 Recurring World quests award bonus rep with the appropriate factions. # Outro ## Reviews We don't have any reviews this week. If you'd like to leave us a review you can leave it on the Apple Podcast Directory or on the Warcraft Radio Podcast Directory. If we missed your review please let us know on Twitter or by emailing us. ## Shout outs @Whispers_of_War is an great World of Warcraft Podcast. Sil bring on guests ranging from fellow podcasters, streamers, and community members. She does a great job of making her guests feel at home. I can't wait to be a guest on the show which is recording this week. ## Contact information As always please feel free to reach out to us on Twitter @wowgrats, email us email@example.com, visit us on our website wowgrats.com, and join us on our discord server; the link is on our website and in the show notes and we look forward to chatting with you there. Thanks for joining us today and remember to celebrate your achievements no matter how large or small.
24 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
007 - Silverpine Shenanigans
Note: Sorry about the sound quality about this episode. Polly is still setting up her recording space and she needs to dampen the environmental sounds, but it will get better. Also those teensy noises you here are her real life battle pet Vector. Intro Episode 7: Silverpine Shenanigans Episode Question: Last episode we asked: We would like to know how many achievements our listeners have. What’s your current achievement count so far? https://twitter.com/RetPallyJil/status/1373322779848753152?s=20 https://twitter.com/JaredKuester/status/1373331543016443906?s=20 https://twitter.com/WhtePolrBearMnt/status/1373328017989246979?s=20 https://twitter.com/SpazzWesson/status/1373780219908087808?s=20 https://twitter.com/SpazzWesson/status/1373780219908087808?s=20 Polly - 16,885 (geez, I feel like a noob, but somehow I am the highest in my guild) Mud - 25,570 Next Episode Question: Obviously, this is an Achievements podcast, and we know you are interested in achievements, but we would like to know why you are an Achievement Chaser. What about getting those achievements gets you motivated? Is it numbers? Lore? Something else? https://twitter.com/lichqueenx/status/1373728270399774721?s=20 Main Zone: Silverpine Forest Coming from Tirisfal Glades, you're greeted by Sylvanas and Warchief Garrosh. From a current lore perspective, Silverpine Forest is like going back in a time machine, so you have to just roll with it. It tells the story of the Forsaken and the Worgen when it happened in the timeline. It may seem dated from our current perspective, but it is full of lore. Achievements Silverpine Forest Quests- Complete the following quests (10) - Horde Only Forsaken High Command Forsaken Rear Guard The Sepulcher The Ruins of Gilneas Ambermill On the Battlefront Explore Silverpine Forest - Explore the following areas in Silverpine Forest (10) /way 45.41 82.23 The Battlefront/way 45.05 67.95 Shadowfang Keep/way 51.14 67.42 The Forsaken Front/way 60.03 61.90 Ambermill/way 56.38 46.15 Deep Elem Mine/way 46.92 53.94 Olsen's Farthing/way 44.97 41.66 The Sepulcher/way 38.90 33.19 North Tide's Run/way 38.56 29.20 North Tide's Beachhead/way 35.78 14.19 The Skittering Dark/way 44.66 21.64 Forsaken Rear Guard/way 52.56 26.59 Valgan's Field/way 56.88 33.53 The Decrepit Fields/way 65.76 26.21 Fenris Isle/way 57.75 90.98 Forsaken High Command Extras Pets Catchable Pets: Bat Blighted Squirrel Infected Fawn Infected Squirrel Squirrel Toad Notable Rare Drops If you kill the Marsh crocolisks at the battle front you can get the quest ‘I never forget a face’ where you look for body parts in the Crocolisks Dalaran Wizard’s Robe will drop from the Ambermill mobs, sadly it’s not transmogable. /way 59 70 Andrea Boynton /way #21 44.6 39.2 Andrea Boynton Solstice robes (cloth) Lore: The quest Cities in the Dust (which is most likely a reference to a Siouxie and the Banshees song) is chock full of lore. The battle between Gilneas and the Forsaken is over. Lord Crowely and his Worgen have lost. Crowley insists it isn’t over yet, but Sylvanas shifts the conversation when she asks about Crowley’s daughter, Lorna. Crowley demands to know what Sylvanas has done with his daughter. Sylvanas states that she will trade Lorna for an unconditional surrender. Crowley agrees, despite the grumbling of his forces. The three former Gilnean l3ords, now Forsaken, bring Lorna to Crowley. After Lorna is safely in her father’s arms, Lord Godfrey shoots Sylvanas in the back, killing her. Sylvana’s three Val’kyr agree that it is their duty to bring her back to life; in doing so, they lose their own lives. Dungeon: Shadowfang Keep https://dungeonfables.libsyn.com/episode-5-shadowfang-keep Achievements Pardon Denied - Defeat Baron Ashbury without letting him heal with Stay of Execution in Shadowfang Keep on Heroic Difficulty. At max level this is just nukeable. At level Make sure you interrupt Baron Ashbury when he performs ‘Stay of Execution’ To The Ground - Defeat Commander Springvale without allowing him to receive Unholy Empowerment in Shadowfang Keep on Heroic Difficulty. This achievement is named after a Ghostcrawler line who said that Ret Pallys were going to be nerfed ‘to the ground, baby!” The basic idea is to keep Commander Springvale from being buffed. Once he gets 3 stacks of Unholy power he will get Unholy Empowerment. To prevent this you either need to nuke the boss or burn the adds down in less than 10 seconds. This can be challenging at level but at max level it’s cake. Bullet Time - Defeat 12 Bloodthirsty Ghouls with Pistol Barrage and then defeat Lord Godfrey in Shadowfang Keep. Keep the boss on the bottom level and keep the adds between you and the boss. At max level pull him but don’t damage him. Once 12 Bloodthirst Ghouls are dead, kill the boss and get the achievement. Shadowfang Keep - Defeat Lord Godfrey. Heroic: Shadowfang Keep - Defeat Lord Godfrey on Heroic Difficulty. Extras Notable Rare Drops Commander’s Crest: Drops off of Commander Springvale. It has a reversed color alliance shield regardless of what faction you are on. Deathsworn Captain: Drops a sword ‘Haunting Blade’ - large and silver with a red fillagrie Eerie Stable Lantern: Drops off Lord Walden and Fel Steeds Zone: Ruins of Gilneas A quick look at the horde and specifically Forsaken view over the Worgen starting zone. Human submarines Notable Rare Drops: You can kill Korok the Colossus which drops his head Zone: Hillsbrad Foothills Achievements Hillsbrad Foothill Quests (10) - Finish the following questlines: The Sludge Fields, Stormpike Eastpoint Tower Azurelode Mine Explore HIllsbrad Foothills (10) - Explore Hillsbrad Foothills revealing the covered areas of the world map: /way 34 72 Azurelode Mine/way 33 47 Brazie Farmstead/way 48 48 Corrahn's Dagger/way 50 24 Crushridge Hold/way 67 25 Chillwind Point/way 30 36 Dalaran Crater/way 43 12 Dandred's Fold/way 48 54 Darrow Hill/way 63 79 Dun Garok/way 68 60 Durnholde Keep/way 50 32 Gallow's Corner/way 39 48 Gavin's Naze/way 43 38 Growless Cave/way 35 26 Misty Shore/way 57 75 Nethander Stead/way 26 86 Purgation Isle/way 46 28 Ruins of Alterac/way 49 72 Ruins of Southshore/way 49 19 Slaughter Hollow/way 55 38 Sofera's Naze/way 29 64 Southpoint Gate/way 58 24 Strahnbrad/way 57 46 Tarren Mill/way 42 51 The Headland/way 36 58 The Sludge Fields/way 40 18 The Uplands Extras Pets Catchable Pets: Huge Toad Infected Squirrel Infested Bear Cub Lofty Librams Maggots Rat Red-Tailed Chipmunk Snowshoe Hare Spider Toad Drop Pets: Black Tabby very low drop rate from mobs in HIllsbrad Foothills Disgusting Oozling - can drop from Blight Slimes in Ruins of South Shore Quest Pets: Singing Sunflower - Plants vs Zombie style game called Peacebloom VS Ghouls in WoW where you use flowers to battle undead at /way 33 49 Toys Frostwolf Insignia - purchasable from Voggah Deathgrip: at /way 58 34 Notable Rare Drops Skhowl - /way 43.6 38.7 - dagger Howling Blade, and also a leather head called Feathered Headdress Lo’Grosh - The Pacifier Mace, leather shoulders (Boulder Pads), and mail boots (Black Ogre Kickers) Peeling the Onion - an in game book about the Stormpike from the frost wolf perspective; it drops from humanoid mobs in Hillsbrad Foothills Other areas of interest include: Dalaran Crater - Of course, when Dalaran was moved to its first new location in Northrend, it left a crater where it used to be. You will go there during the Ambermill quest chain. Ruins of Southshore - Angry Scrubbing Bubbles quest - Drops from angry blight slime In game memorial for Anthony Ray Stark 1961-2005 a friend of the WoW developers in the South East part of Hillsbrad Foothills Ravenholdt (Assassins League) - has their headquarters, Ravenholdt Manor, in Alterac Mountains but to get to it on foot you need to travel through the north east corner of Hillsbrad Foothills.We will be covering this area when we get to Alterac in the future. Rogues that pickpocket Reislek’s Ghost /way #25 70.6 50.8 with the Glyph of Disguise then walk to the manor and go down to the basement and cast detection this will reveal a ghost Orsur under the stairs when you talk to him you’ll get ‘Survivor’s Bag of Coins’. You can pickpocket mobs and get a coin buff. By using this item you can throw a coin to the ground and you propel yourself up and in the opposite direction. Calendar Pet Battle Bonus Event 2021/03/30 - 2021/04/06 If you complete 5 PvP pet battles you’ll earn an Ultimate Battle-Training Stone which will level any pet to 25. For this event I want you to try for these achievements: No Time to Heal achievement - which you need to win 5 consecutive Pvp pet battles without letting a pet die. The achievement Mechanical Brawler - Win 10 PvP pet battles through Find Battles with a full team of level 25 Mechanical Pets During the event all pet battles will award 200% XP so make sure that you’re taking advantage of the pet battles in WoD to level your pets as quickly as possible. Mud included a few pet battle teams for Rematch that work pretty well in episode 3 so work on getting those pets leveled up this week. PvP Brawl: Classic Ashran 2021/03/30 - 2021/04/06 A great time to work on your Wrynn’s Vanguard reputation for Alliance or Vol’Jin’s Spear rep Darkmoon Faire 2021/04/04 - 2021/04/10 I’m going to hold off on adding any achievements this episode. The majority we have left are race achievements. But since this event overlaps with the Battle Pet Bonus event for a few days use the following teams for Jeremy Feasel and Christoph VonFeasel. Jeremy Feasel - You’ll need to have a level 25 Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling and Molten Corgi. The Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling can be obtained from an engineer with that recipe or from the Auction House, and the Molten Corgi was an anniversary reward. If you don’t have it there are some other strategies available on www.wow-petguide.com and if you sign in it’ll tailor the teams if makes to your collection Jeremy Feasel:21PA:1220QC:22101DB:ZL:N:Strategy added by Dark#1211\nStrategy from Incandio via Wowhead. I now prefer this strategy over the MPD+Tonk strategy that I used for years. There is one possible stun RNG when swapping to Molten Corgi, but it doesn't make you lose the fight. It's even possible to defeat Fezwick before MPD even dies.\n\nTurn 1: Decoy\nTurn 2: Thunderbolt\nTurn 3: Breath until Judgment dies.\nHonky-Tonk comes in\nTurn 4: Swap to your Molten Corgi\nTurn 5-7: Puppies of the Flame\nTurn 8: Flamethrower\nTurn 9+: Cauterize if you take a hit from the laser, else Flamethrower until Honky-Tonk dies.\nFezwick comes in\nTurn 10: Swap to your Level Pet\nTurn 11: Swap to your Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling\nTurn 12: Decoy\nTurn 13: Thunderbolt\nTurn 14: Breath until Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling dies.\nTurn 15: Swap to your Molten Corgi\nPrio 1: Puppies of the Flame\nPrio 2: Flamethrower\n Christoph VonFeasel - You’ll need to have level 25 Enchanted Broom and Iron Starlet. You can get the enchanted broom from the Argent Tournament in Northrend if you’re horde from the Silvermoon Quartermaster. You can get the Iron Starlette as a quest reward from the WoD invasion which can still be done now. Christoph VonFeasel:2JGF:22206L:ZL:12101BB:N:Strategy added by psofia\nUPDATE: This strategy by [url=https://www.wowhead.com/npc=85519/christoph-vonfeasel#comments:id=2476643]Rikade on Wowhead[/url] still works as of the Shadowlands pre-patch. As stated in the comments below if you have a P/S, P/P, P/B Starlette AND you get critted by Otto, you will die and have to start over. It doesn't happen very often from my experience with a P/B Starlette.\n\nTurn 1: Sweep\nOtto comes in\nTurn 2: Wind-Up [Just once, you will need it later]\nSwap to your Iron Starlette\nTurn 1: Wind-Up\nTurn 2: Supercharge\nTurn 3: Wind-Up - Otto dies\nSyd comes in\nTurn 1-3: Toxic Smoke x3 to remove Syd's bubble - Iron Starlette dies \nSwap to your Level Pet\nSwap to your Enchanted Broom\nTurn 1: Sweep\nMr. Pointy comes in\nTurn 1: Wind-Up\nTurn 2: Wind-Up\nTurn 3: Wind-Up - Mr. Pointy dies\nSyd comes in\nTurn 1-2: Batter x2 - Syd dies\n If you don’t have the ability to get these pets there are alternative strategies on wow-petguide.com - https://www.wow-petguide.com/Section/7/The_Darkmoon_Faire March of the Tadpoles 2021/04/05 - 2021/04/06 A micro holiday that celebrates murloc tadpoles. If you go to /way 43, 13 in Borean Tundra you can see a bunch of baby murlocs running around. They’re so adorable. Noblegarden 2021/04/05 - 2021/04/12 Blizzard’s take on Easter. Players collect Brightly Colored Eggs which will contain: between 1-6 Noblegarden chocolate Blossoming Branch which can be used to give someone a rabbit costume Black Tuxedo Pants White Tuxedo Shirt Elegant Dress Spring Flowers (which will place bunny ears on yourself or another player) Spring Circlet is a cosmetic head item item that give you permanent bunny ears and is transmogable during Noblegarden Spring Rabbit’s foot - which is a Spring Rabbit Battle pet Achievements: Blushing Bride - Kiss someone wearing an Elegant Dress while wearing a White Tuxedo Shirt and Black Tuxedo Pants Chocolate Lover - eat 25 Noblegarden Chocolates discovered inside Brightly Colored Eggs Chocoholic - Eat 100 Noblegarden Chocolates discovered inside Brightly Colored Eggs Desert Rose - use Spring Robes to plant a flower in Badlands, Desolace, Silithus, Tanaris, and Thousand Needles. Simply wear the Spring Robes and activate the ‘use’ ability Hard Boiled - Lay an egg in Un’Goro Crater hot springs /way 33, 49. To get this travel with another player that has the Blossoming Branch to turn you into a rabbit and eventually you will lay an egg. I found One! - Find and loot a Brightly Colored Egg found in the main starting zones in Azeroth Noble Garden - Hide a Noblegarden Egg anywhere in Silvermoon City for the horde, or Stormwind City if you’re Alliance. You can purchase these eggs for 5 noble garden chocolates. Shake Your Bunny Maker - Target a player that is level 20 and above of the following races: Blood Elf, Draenei, Dwarf, Gnome, Goblin, Human, Night Elf, Orc, Tauren, Troll, Undead, and Worgen. - This used to be for level 18 and female only but they changed the requirement in 2019 Spring Fling - Find your pet Spring Rabbit and another to love in each of these towns: Alliance - Azure Watch, Dolanaar, Goldshire, and Kharanos Horde - Bloodhoof Village, Brill, Falconwing Square, and Razor Hill Noble Gardener - If you finish all of the achievements above you’ll earn this achievement and be one step closer to What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been. Sunday’s Finest - discover the White Tuxedo Shirt and Black Tuxedo Pants by opening Brightly Colored eggs during Noblegarden Dressed for the Occasion - discover an Elegant Dress by opening Brightly Colored eggs during Noblegarden Mounts: Swift Springstrider - Can be bought for 500 Noblegarden Chocolates. This mount is not soulbound so you can sell it to or buy it from other players and the auction house Pets: Spring Rabbit - Can be bought for 100 Noblegarden Chocolates or found in a Brightly Colored Egg. Noblegarden Bunny - Can be bought for 200 Noblegarden Chocolates Mystical Spring Bouquet - Can be bought for 100 Noblegarden Chocolates. It is a non-combat pet so you can summon it but it cannot battle. Toys: Noble Gardener’s Hearthstone can be bought for 250 Noblegarden Chocolates Appearances: Can only be transmogged to during Noblegarden Black, Pink, Yellow, Brown, Blue, and normal Spring Circlet Elegant Dress White Tuxedo Shirt Black Tuxedo Pants Spring Flowers Egg Baskets Torghast: Beasts of Prodigum 2021/04/06 - 2021/04/13 This will be the second round of Beasts of Prodigum. Only available in regular wings. No special rewards. You can choose an anima power at the start that gives you a beast to complete the wing with. Outland Timewalking Dungeon Event 2021/04/06 - 2021/04/13 Mounts: Reins of the Eclipse Dragonhawk - Sold by Cupri in Shattrath - Outlands for 5000 Timewarped Badges Toys: Mark of the Ashtongue - Sold for 1250 Timewarped Badges Fractured Necrolyte Skull - Sold for 750 Timewarped Badges Ever-Shifting Mirror - Sold for 500 Timewarped Badges Verdant Throwing Sphere - Sold for 500 Timewarped Badges Other: Cupri also sells various gear and reputation items for varying amounts. You can also purchase heirloom upgrades The Black Temple timewalking raid is also up during this event which like timewalking dungeons scales you and your gear to the level of the instance. Outro Reviews - We don’t have any reviews this week. Reviews really help us out, so if you like what we are doing or, if you think we can do something better, please write a review. We want to be the best we can, and you can help us out. Shout outs FrazlCast - Frazley is a fantastic host that brings in guests from around Azeroth and the gaming community to talk about World of Warcraft and other geeky stuff. She does an amazing job with not only her podcast but also her stream. She runs a vibrant and welcoming community. https://www.frazlcast.com/ https://www.twitch.tv/frazleys Contact information Thank you all for listening to this episode. If you haven’t, please subscribe. Reviews are greatly appreciated on iTunes, Spotify, the Warcraft Radio Podcast directory and any other platforms. We’ll read out reviews here on the show. You can contact us via @wowgrats on Twitter, or on the website wowgrats.com where you can comment or read show notes, or email us at wowgrats at gmail.com You can join us on Discord now https://discord.com/invite/JyZ64XzRqb Remember to celebrate your achievements, no matter how large or small. mzfemej3
15 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
006 - Tirisfal Trouble
Intro Episode 6, Tirisfal Trouble. Hi everybody! Thanks to modern technology, I’m able to join you and Mud from South America this episode. I’m at home holding down the fort and taking care of our menagerie. Let’s get started. Regarding current achievements in Shadowlands, if you’ve been keeping up with the renown campaign, you will have earned the achievement Champion of the Covenant: Renown level 40 as well as a new title based on your covenant. Episode Question: Last episode we asked which zone we should go to and in the final hours of the poll, the boney bois won out by a single vote! That’s right: this episode is going to be all about Tirisfal Glades. Next Episode Question: We would like to know how many achievements our listeners have. What’s your current achievement count so far? Main Zone: Deathknell Let’s start with our first zone: Deathknell. Deathknell is the starting zone for the Forsaken. First we are going to talk about pets Pets Catchable Pets Lost of Lorderon Rat Some Quick Lore: The quest Executor in the Field - Lillian Voss wakes to find herself undead. Lillian Voss is such a sympathetic character; her story is quite compelling and we will see her again. Darnell - Blizz Blues Rotbrains are the forsaken that are unintelligent. The humane and safe thing is to put them down. While you are questing, you can see the undead being raised by the Valkyr Zone: Tirisfal Glades (past) Which you can get to by talking to Zidormi. The current zone has a blighted scar from the Battle of Lorderon, which was part of the Battle for Azeroth pre-launch event. Achievements Explore Tirisfal Glades - (10 pts) Mounts Zachariah Post (Brill): Black Skeletal Horse Blue Skeletal Horse Brown Skeletal Horse Red Skeletal Horse Green Skeletal Warhorse Ochre Skeletal Warhorse Purple Skeletal Warhorse Unfortunately if you’re keeping track of our mount collection, these aren’t usable by Alliance so instead of keeping track of two sets of mounts, I am only going to track the Alliance total, but both factions get about the same number of mounts. Pets Capturable Pets: Bat Chicken Lost of Lordaeron Rat Spider Notable Rare Drops Faerie Dragon Nest - Drops the Music Roll “Faerie Dragon” (for your jukebox in WoD at your garrison) in western Tirisfal Glades (/way 17.4 67.7 Faerie Dragon Nest), you will find an enchanted mushroom circle. - Approximately every 15 minutes, Fey-Drunk Darter will appear and begin singing a song, this event now rewards Music Roll: Faerie Dragon. Drops: Silver Thread Cloth Set Lore: Later in Tirisfal Glades questing, Lilian Voss' father (he is a member of the scarlet crusade) orders her killed after she is captured and caged. She uses her skills to escape before she can be executed. Zone: Next we enter Undercity Achievements Fish or Cut Bait: Undercity - you will need to complete these daily fishing quests: Fish Head, Like Pike?, Moat Monster!, Tadpole Terror, and Time for Slime Let's Do Lunch: Undercity - the required daily cooking quests are: Fungus Among Us, Escargot A Go-Go, Would You Like Some Flies With That?, Lily Oh Lily, and Roach Coach Pets Purchasable Pet: Undercity Cockroach - Can be bought from Jeremiah Payson, the cockroach vendor. He's the guy you kissed during Love is in the Air if you're horde for the achievement Flirt with Disaster ...which I just earned while running through undercity. We also have some Capturable Pets: Maggot Roach Undercity Rat Dungeon: Scarlet Halls Revamped in MoP from four dungeons down to two https://morallygreypod.libsyn.com/107-pentrate-the-scarab-wall https://dungeonfables.libsyn.com/episode-8-scarlet-halls Achievements - all achievements are worth 10 points Scarlet Halls - Defeat Flameweaver Koegler in Scarlet Halls Heroic: Scarlet Halls - Defeat Flameweaver Koegler in Scarlet Halls on Heroic Difficulty Mosh Pit - Get a combination of 8 players and Scarlet Defenders caught up in Armsmaster Harlan's Blades of Light simultaneously and then defeat Armsmaster Harlan in Scarlet Halls on Heroic Difficulty. You'll have to pull the boss and get him down to 20% health first for this to work. Dungeon: Scarlet Monastery https://dungeonfables.libsyn.com/episode-9-scarlet-monastery Achievement Scarlet Monastery (10 pts) - Defeat the final boss of this dungeon, High Inquisitor Whitemane Extras Make sure that you go to the right corridor in the Crusader's Chapel. Look for a torch that acts as a switch to open a secret room. Inside the room is High Inquisitor Fairbanks and he is dead. He is still up in Classic in the Cathedral Wing, and was the predecessor of High Inquisitor Whitemane. Let’s see what’s coming up this fortnight Calendar Battleground Bonus Event 2021/03/16 - 2021/03/23 Participating in this event will buff you with the Sign of the Battle, which will increase Honor earned by 50% when you complete random Battlegrounds. If you win 4 Battlegrounds, you will complete A Call to Battle which rewards you with a box of PvP gear. In case you aren’t familiar with Battlegrounds, here’s what you need to know: Battlegrounds are essentially large scale PvP. You can join by queuing up by yourself, or with up to 5 of your friends and guildies in a party. You only need to be level 10 to start doing Battlegrounds, and every 10 levels there is a new bracket. Unlike Rated Battlegrounds, wins and losses in this event will not affect your PvP rating in regular Battlegrounds. Battlegrounds: Alterac Valley Eye of the Storm Battle for Gilneas Arathi Basin Warsong Gulch Twin Peaks (Can we get a slice of cherry pie and a damn fine cup of coffee?) PvP Brawl: Southshore vs. Tarren Mill 2021/03/16 - 2021/03/23 A PvP Brawl is exactly like it sounds. It is a 40 v 40 player brawl to the death. The team that reaches 150 opposing player kills first, wins. You have three ways to play: take the fight to the other players in their town, brawl on the road, or defend your own territory. Remember, by staying alive and killing your opponents, you do more damage and healing. You rank up 1 level and gain 1% more damage and healing for every 10 kills, but if you die, you lose the buff and are demoted to Recruit. Yes, this Battleground is a 40 vs 40 match, but you may find that you are brawling with a team with significantly more or fewer players. If this happens to you, may the odds be ever in your favor! Un'Goro Madness - Micro holiday 2021/03/17 - 2021/03/20 Madness is abound in Un'Goro Crater! Bosses are spawning everywhere and every boss killed drops Dino Mojo for the participants. When you use the Dino Mojo, you get the Adaptation Buff which gives you one of the following auras: Bone Carapace: Damage taken is reduced by 3% (I think) Lightning Speed: Movement speed increased by 3% Massive: Size increased by 4% Sharp Claws: Damage increased by 3% Every consecutive use of the Mojo adds a stack to the buff, adding or increasing one of the auras, up to 5 stacks for every aura. After 20 Stacks, every new Mojo adds a stack of: Awesome: Awesomeness increased by 10% (This aura has no max stack) The buffs persists through death and stays for the whole event time (up to 3 days), but is disabled in PvP and Instances. Shadowlands Dungeon Event 2021/03/23 - 2021/03/30 Make sure you pick up the quest either in the Adventure Journal or in the bank by the loot vault. It’s worth the trouble. The final boss of each Shadowlands dungeon awards an extra item when defeated. Loot for Shadowlands during Season 1 starts at levels 158 for Normal, 171 for Heroic, and 184 for Mythic. Shout outs Live Laugh Lore - Gin and Ali Fun Current materials Last episode - they went over Shadowlands dungeons Reviews Reviewed By Pasta on 2021-03-11 - Warcraft Radio Podcast Directory Star Rating: 5 Fairly new podcast, great subject matter. Each episode he discusses a new zone, all the achievements, pets, rares and other interesting fact about the zone. The addition of his wife to the show was a welcome change. Thanks, Pasta! I want to thank Pasta for leaving this review. We really appreciate it. Contact information Thank you all for listening to this episode. If you haven’t, please subscribe. Reviews are greatly appreciated on iTunes, Spotify, The warcraft Radio Podcast directory and any other platforms. We’ll read out reviews here on the show. You can contact us via @wowgrats on Twitter, or on the website wowgrats.com to comment or read show notes or email us at wowgrats at gmail.com Also I am setting up a discord and still working on our calendar and spreadsheet
23 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
005 - Duskwood Double
# Intro ##Episode 4 questions: ###Blizzconline is coming up this Friday, what are you hoping to hear? [Ali@AliandrasK](https://twitter.com/AliandrasK) - We'll probably get a new zone or two. I want Shadowlands scenarios. I also want to know where the dead murlocs are! Do they have a pocket dimension? Their own zone? Can I get a murloc soulshape? These are the real, important questions! ###So what was your favorite announcement from Blizzconline? What do you wish they had announced? [Demeternoth@Demeternoth](https://twitter.com/Demeternoth) - The whole cinematic drew a very powerful response from me which is precisely what they wanted I expect! [WhitePolarBearMount@WhtePolrBearMnt](https://twitter.com/WhtePolrBearMnt) - I second the cinematic. Such a great heel turn, albeit forced... but as always, they delivered the goods pushing all the feels. ###Next Episodes Question: We are going to be moving to a new starting zone next episode. Should we go to Tirisfal Glades with the Undead, or Dun Morogh with the Dwarves and Gnomes. ## News Blizzconline - Kingsmourne New zone - Korthia New raid - Sanctum of Domination New MEGA Dungeon - Tazavesh, the Veiled Market : Infinate Pirate dragon, sadly no mount PvP season 2 Community choice mount - Wandering Ancient More covenant campaign Flying covenant mounts Mounts in maw Charity battle pets, bananas and Daisy the sloth BC Classic (May 4) # Main ## Zone: Redridge Mountains **Redridge Mountains** is a quiet alliance zone. There are BlackRock orcs here that are controlled by the Black dragon flight and Deathwing. [John Keeshan (https://www.wowhead.com/npc=43744/john-j-keeshan), is featured in the bulk of the quests. He is a clear reference to the Rambo franchise. Redridge Mountains ranges from levels 7-30. In BFA the horde are given the choice to side with Sylvanas or Saurfang ### Achievements #### [Explore Redridge Mountains](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=780/explore-redridge-mountains#) ``` /way 78.73 63.04 Shalewind Canyon /way 66.75 70.39 Render's Valley /way 42.49 66.07 Lakeridge Highway /way 52.77 55.50 Camp Everstill /way 51.03 51.73 Lake Everstill /way 60.16 50.86 Stonewatch Keep /way 71.25 54.57 Stonewatch Falls /way 70.28 34.66 Galardell Valley /way 47.69 41.01 Alther's Mill /way 28.45 43.71 Lakeshire /way 16.96 64.59 Three Corners /way 28.61 24.38 Redridge Canyons /way 34.28 11.17 Render's Camp ``` #### [Redridge Mountians Quests](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=4902/redridge-mountains-quests) (Alliance Only) - The Gnoll Offensive - Keeshan's Raiders - First Blood ### Rares - Gnollfeaster - big spider drops Redridge tarantula pet `/way #49 24.4 70.4 Gnollfeaster` - Boulderheart - Seeker Aqualon - Chitter - Rohh the Silent - Kazon - Snarlflare - Chatter - Ribchaser - Squiddic ### Mounts No mounts available here ### Pets #### Pet battle: Lindsay level 5 rabbits (fast) #### Catchable Pets: * Chicken * Fledgling Buzzard * Mountain Cottontail * Redridge Rat * Roach ### Vendor - Pattern: (Leatherworking) Black Whelp Cloak - Clyde Ranthal - Pattern: (Tailoring) Black Whelp Tunic - Amy Davenport - Franklin Hamar - Solstice Robe (upstairs in Inn) - Antonio Perelli - Ep 003 ## Zone: Duskwood **Duskwood** is south of Elwynn Forrest in Eastern Kingdoms. The zone is permanently dark due to the Scythe of Elune. Our questline will have players assist the Night Watch, who protect Darkshire, the zone's main hub. The quests also tell us about a few strange characters such as Abercrombie, Jitters, and Morbent Fel. In the center of Duskwood is the Twilight Grove a dormant volcano. During anniversary events in the past Emeriss the dragon has been spotted there. It is thought it is a portal to the Emerald Dream. Duskwood ranges from levels 10-30. ### Achievements #### [Duskwood Quests](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=12430/duskwood-quests) (Alliance): Complete the following storylines in Duskwood: The Legend of Stalvan, Morbent Fel, A Hermit's Errand, Mor'ladim, Citizens of Darkshire. Start quests with a hero's call board if you can. Citizens of Darkshire all happens within Darkshire. #### [Explore Duskwood](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=778/explore-duskwood): ``` /way 11.17,58.74 The Hushed Bank /way 22.49,71.33 Addle's Stead /way 19.13,56.80 Raven Hill /way 20.78,44.12 Raven Hill Cemetery /way 36.69,72.24 Vul'Gol Ogre Mound /way 46.52,38.03 Twilight Grove /way 63.30,25.28 Brightwood Grove /way 65.44,18.02 The Darkened Bank /way 77.25,35.19 Manor Mistmantle /way 74.36,47.21 Darkshire /way 79.54,70.61 Tranquil Gardens Cemetery /way 64.63,68.77 The Rotting Orchard /way 49.81,75.79 The Yorgen Farmstead ``` ### Rares Forlorn Composer - has the music roll Ghost. Must talk to them while you're dead. NE corner of Raven Hill Lightning Paw is a spectral fox found in the east side of Duskwood. `/way 23.0 39.0` * Carved One * Eliza * Fenros * Lupos * Marina DeSirrus * Marus * Naraxis * Nefaru * The Unknown Soldier * Watcher Eva ### Mounts No mounts available here ### Pets #### Pet Battle: Eric Davidson Level 7 spiders #### Capturable Pets: * Black Rat * Dusk Spiderling * Mouse * Rat Snake * Roach * Skunk * Small Frog * Squirrel * Widow Spiderling #### Profession Pets: * Fossilized Hatchling (Archaeology) * Pterrordax Hatchling (Archaeology) Recipes: * Goey Spider Cake - reward from quest dusky crab cakes * Seasoned Wolf Kabobs - reward from quest seasoned wolf kabobs * Schematic: Goblin Jumper Cables - Kzixx * Recipe (Alchemy): Holy Protection Potion * Pattern (Tailoring): Dark Silk Shirt - Sheri Zipstitch * Pattern (Tailoring): Greater Adepts's robe - Sheri Zipstitch * Pattern (Tailoring): Bright Yellow Shirt - Daniel Zipstitch ## Calendar ### World Quest Bonus Event 2021/03/02 - 2021/03/09 * Quest from Ka Tow in Oribos or from your adventure journal ### PvP Brawl: Temple of Hotmogu 2021/03/02 - 2021/03/09 * Haste increased * Movement speed increased * Respawn times decreased - 5-second respawn * The orbs are throwable ### Torghast: Unbridled Darkness 2021/03/09 - 2021/03/16 - 3rd special event for Torghast ### Timewalking Dungeon Event 2021/03/09 - 2021/03/16 The items sold by Kronnus / Tempra in Warspear/Stormshield are: 1. Beastlord's Irontusk: 5000 Timewarped Badges 2. Beastlord's Warwolf: 5000 Timewarped Badges 3. Banner of the Burning Blade: 750 Timewarped Badges 4. Apexis Focusing Shard: 500 Timewarped Badges ### Darkmoon Faire: 2021/03/07 - 2021/03/13 You can get 278 tokens per monthly faire: - 105 for completing both pet dailies seven days. - 80 for dungeon and PvP books. - 42 for completing six minigames for seven days. - 17 for primary and secondary profession quests. - 10 for turning in 250 Grisly Trophy for Test Your Strength. - 10 for completing Den Mother's Demise from killing Moonfang. - 14 for completing The Real Race and The Real Big Race for seven days. Extra Tickets - Purchase Faded Treasure Map for 100 Darkmoon Daggermaw to start the quest Silas' Secret Stash and follow the clues to get Silas' Secret Stash which contains 100 tickets. Selling the Darkmoon Daggermaw fish is a pretty good way to earn some gold on the Auction House as well - Buy Darkmoon Ticket Fanny Pack on the Black Market Auction House. This contains hundreds of tickets. #### Darkmoon Achievements * [Quick Shot](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6022) - Score a Quick Shot at the Shooting Gallery Can be completed during the mini-game He Shoots, He Scores! * [Ace Tonk Commander](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=9885/ace-tonk-commander) - Score 45 hits in one session - Can be completed during the mini-game Tonk Commander. Rewards toy [Darkmoon Tonk Controller](https://www.wowhead.com/item=122122/darkmoon-tonk-controller) * [Taking the show on the Road](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6031) - Purchase Darkmoon Fireworks and launch them in Shatrath, and Northrend Dalaran, as well as the 4 main capital cities of each faction #### Pet Battles ##### Jeremy Feasel: If you have the Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling it's easy to beat Jeremy Feasel in the Darkmoon Faire and help level up some of your pets. The Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling should have Breath, Thunderbolt, and Decoy for abilities. The Molten Corgi should have Flamethrower, Cauterize, and Puppies of the Flame. Your last pet slot can be any pet you want to level. During the battle you'll want to start off with Decoy, then Thunderbolt, then use Breath until the first pet Judgment dies. When Honky-Tonk comes in swap to your Molten Corgi and use Puppies of the Flame, then Flamethrower. If you get hit by the laser use Cauterize, and use Flamethrower until Honky-Tonk dies. Lastly Fezwick comes in. Switch to your Leveling pet and then swap back to your Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling. Use Decoy, then Thunderbolt, then spam Breath until your Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling dies. Bring your Corgi back out and use Puppies of the Flame and Flamethrower until you win. Rematch string: ##### Christoph VonFeasel For this fight you're going to want an Enchanted Broom in your first slot with Batter, Sweep, and Wind-Up skills, an Iron Starlet in your third slot with Wind-up, Toxic Smoke, and Supercharge abilities, and any pet that needs to level in the second slot. You're going to start the fight off using Sweep, which will change Christoph's pet to Otto. Then you'll want to use Wind-up (just one time for now). Swap over to your iron Starlette and use Wind-up, then Supercharge, and Wind-Up again, this should take Otto out. Next Christoph will bring in Syd use Toxic Smoke 3 times to remove Syd's bubble. Your Iron Starlette will die but that's ok. At this point you'll bring in your level pet and immediately swap to your enchanted Broom. Then you're gonna sweep to switch Syd out for Mr. Pointy. Use Wind-Up 3 times which should take out Mr. Pointy. Syd will return, and you use Batter 2 times to finish off Christoph's team. # Outro ## Shout outs This week I'd like to give a shout out to @DungeonFables. I've mentioned this show before because @aliandrasK does a great job on the show of diving into the lore of all of the dungeons and instances in the World of Warcraft. She has been so supportive in helping me get to where I am in podcasting. ## Reviews https://warcraftradio.com/directory/, itunes, spotify ## Contact information I'd love your feedback for how to make this show better. Please email your suggestions and comments to wowgrats at Gmail.com, slide into our DMs on Twitter @wowgrats or comment on the show notes at wowgrats.com I’m Mud, and Remember to celebrate your achievements no matter how large or small.
15 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
004 - Westfall Woes
# Intro ## News Correction: Episode 3: - Hunters: In Stormwind there is `/way Stormwind 71.6 72.1 Spectral Gryphon Feather` that can spawn a hunter pet that can be tamed by level 45 hunters. - Also behind Stormwind there is an area with waterfalls with several interesting NPCs. Including Jeremiah Seely who say's he wrote Tome of the Clear Mind. Turp and Roo have a tent setup with their corgis Tof and Nom. And lastly at the top of the waterfalls is a house surrounded by sheep including an exploding sheep named Tekton which is also tameable for hunters at `/way 50.4 14.1 Tekton` make sure you use freezing trap or bring a druid friend to use entangling roots on it so he doesn't blow up and throw you off the side of the hill... not that I would know from experience on my hunter. Also amusingly Agee Tyler will come out and yell at you for messing with his sheep. # Main ## Zone: Westfall ### Achievements [Westfall Quests](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=4903/westfall-quests) - - Crime Scene Investigation - Investigating the death of Old Blanchy - Starts at the entrance of Westfall on the path to the west of Elwynn Forrest - Investigating the Shadows - Ends in Stormwind - The Defias Brotherhood Reborn - Starts in Stormwind [Explore Westfall](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=802/explore-westfall) - 2/25 ``` /way 56.56 19.28 The Jansen Stead /way 49.57 19.40 Furlbrow's Pumpkin Farm /way 44.58 25.38 Jangolode Mine /way 45.91 38.62 The Molsen Farm /way 56.09 31.19 Saldean's Farm /way 56.85 47.31 Sentinel Hill /way 60.91 58.69 The Dead Acre /way 38.49 42.59 The Raging Chasm /way 36.65 54.23 Alexston Farmstead /way 43.70 69.47 Moonbrook /way 34.01 74.31 Demont's Place /way 30.22 85.64 Westfall Lighthouse /way 39.91 80.56 The Dagger Hills /way 65.55 70.95 The Dust Plains ``` ### Rares - Foreman Thistlenettle - undead miner - No longer rare, but he drops 3 unique items: - Corpse Rompers - Leather Boots - Foreman's Gloves - Leather Gloves - Foreman's Leggings - Mail Leggings - Vultros - Feathered Cape - Uncommon Cape - Talon of Vultros - Dagger ``` /way Westfall 56.6 35.6 Vultros (around area) /way Westfall 49.0 33.6 Vultros (around area) /way Westfall 50.4 28.8 Vultros (around area) /way Westfall 54.6 24.6 Vultros (around area) /way Westfall 57.2 19.4 Vultros (around area) ``` Mounts No mounts available here ### Pets Quest Pets: * Westfall Chicken - Head to `/way 56.0 31.3 Farmer Saldean` to pickup Special Chicken Feed. Then find a Chicken non-battle pet and target them. Make a macro with the `/chicken` in it. Don't bother including more than one emote because it'll only process one at a time. Spam that macro until you see in your chat window 'Chicken looks up at you quizzically. Maybe you should inspect it?' The chicken will give you the quest CLUCK! Turn in the quest with the Special Chicken Feed and the Chicken will drop an egg on the ground. Pick it up and you've learned Westfall chicken. Capturable Pets: * New: * Mouse * Prairie Dog * Shore Crab * Snake * Tiny Harvester * Old: * Chicken * Small Frog * Squirrel Pet Battle Trainers: * Old MacDonald - Level 3 pets: * Clucks (Chicken) * Foe Reaper 800 * Teensy ## Dungeon: The Deadmines Dungeon Fables episode: [Episode 1 - Deadmines](https://dungeonfables.libsyn.com/episode-1-deadmines) Morally Grey: [Episode 106 - No Sin On That Sinstone!](https://morallygreypod.com/106-no-sin-on-that-sinstone/) If you can run The Deadmines as any class run it as a rogue and if you don't have a Green Wing Macaw battle pet yet I'll cross my fingers that one drops for you. ### Achievements * [Deadmines](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=628/deadmines) (10) - Defeat 'Captian' Cookie * [Heroic Deadmines](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5083/heroic-deadmines) (10) - Defeat Vanessa VanCleef on Heroic Dificulty * [Ready for Raiding](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5366/ready-for-raiding) (10) - Do not get hit by Fire Wall in the Glubtok encounter in Deadmines on Heroic Difficulty. * If you just kill Glubtok at 50+ you can one shot him and don't worry about the mechanics. But if you're at level you'll have to dodge the firewall that he casts. * [Rat Pack](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5367/rat-pack) (10) - Kill 20 Mine Rats during the Helix Gearbreaker encounter in Deadmines on Heroic Difficulty. * Create a macro to target the mine rats and kill 20 of them. The addon Instance Achievement Tracker will keep track of the rats for you. * When the Lumbering Oaf picks you and and runs into things the rats will spawn. ``` /target Mine Rat /cast [harm] Auto Attack ``` * [Prototype Prodigy](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5368/prototype-prodigy) (10) - Keep the Prototype Reaper from falling below 90% health at any time before the Foe Reaper 5000 is defeated in Deadmines on Heroic Difficulty. * I brought the Prototype Reaper down to the boss exited the vehicle and killed the boss. Outlaw Rogues w/ Green Wing Macaw: After killing Foe Reaper head down to /way 36.5 17.0 there is a ghostly parrot there. Once your pet is out you'll have an extra ability button pop up with a grappling hook on it. Once you grapple up the wall go to the end of the hallway and talk to Captain Bramblebeard. You'll need to collect 100 Bloodied Defias Bandanas. And you'll get an [Ensemble: Blackened Defias Armor](https://www.wowhead.com/item=142273/ensemble-blackened-defias-armor) * [It's Frost Damage](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5369/its-frost-damage) (10) - Allow three Freezing Vapors to cast Coalesce during the Admiral Ripsnarl encounter in Deadmines on Heroic Difficulty. * You have to reduce your damage a whole bunch. One way to do it is to use the toy **Whole Body Shrinka** you can buy it as a horde from Ravika `/way #463 57.6 62.2 Ravika` she's on the echo isles on the southern end of Durotar. It can be used by either faction though. * [I'm on a Diet](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5370/im-on-a-diet) (10) - Do not gain more than one stack of Nauseated during the Cookie encounter in Deadmines on Heroic Difficulty. * Just Kill Cookie quickly. If you're over 50 it's an easy one shot * [Vigorous VanCleef Vindicator](https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5371/vigorous-vancleef-vindicator) (10) - Engage Vanessa VanCleef within 5 minutes of being inflicted with the Nightmare Elixir in Deadmines on Heroic Difficulty. * Just fight your way back to Vanessa VanCleef as quickly as possible. with a 50+ you'll be able to get there no problem. Make sure you don't fall into the water though. ## Calendar * Lunar Festival until the 19th * Love is in the Air until the 22nd ### MoP Timewalking Dungeon Event: 2021/02/16 - 2021/02/23 Mistweaver Xia on the Timeless Isle (Time Walking Badges): * Toy - Adopted Puppy Crate (1000) * Toy - Portable Yak Wash (500) * Mount - Yu'lei, Daughter of Jade * Armor, Capes, MoP reputation items, and Heirlooms ### PvP Brawl: Cooking Impossible: 2021/02/16 - 2021/02/23 ### Hatching of the Hippogryphs: 2021/02/23 - 2021/02/24 Take place in South West Feralas. `/way 54.3 74.0` if you stand next to the eggs in the nest you will be able to click on it after there is a blue question mark on it. You'll get a buff to have a baby hippogryph on your shoulder. If you head to `/way 54.6 71.8` you can kill Lorthalium for a Spectral Feather and that buff will last 5 days. The hippogryph will make different emotes as you walk around. The buff also persists through death. ### Arena Skirmish Bonus Event: 2021/02/23 - 2021/03/02 Sign of the Skirmisher: Arena Skirmishes award honor at a 50% increased rate Quest: Winning 10 Area Skirmishes. # Outro ## Reviews ``` This is great! Only 2 episodes in so far but I’ve learned quite a bit about getting some achievements I didn’t realize were so easy to get. Mud does a great job of walking you through it and his list of addons to use made it even easier! Great show and an even better host! Excited to keep listening! -Sirithe ``` ## Tweets What is your favorite title that you earned through an achievement (or Feat of Strength)? @Sirithe - The Champion of the Frozen Wastes. It just feels so epic. @WhtePolrBearMnt - Two titles. first (Caponus, the Astral Walker) from the Observed acheesement for beating 25m Algalon in Ulduar (got this at level), and (Caponus, the Death Stalker) from the Nemesis acheesements, awarded for killing 500 forsaken in Ashran in WOD (also done at level)... I will always wear the Death Stalker on my night elf druid main to keep my connection to my first horde alt, a forsaken shadow priest named Deathh, who I sadly rarely play these days @onlyindweebs - The Insane Title, back when you had to farm Shendra'lar rep and the old school Darkmoon Faire rep, turning in decks of cards for rep. That was a PITA! These insane kids these days don't know how easy they have it :P Next episode's question: Blizzconline is coming up this Friday, what are you hoping to hear? ## Shout outs This week I'd like to give a shout out to Morally Grey. Gin and Fear are the reason I started this podcast in the first place. Gin has been amazingly helpful and friendly with technical advice and Fear makes me laugh throughout every episode. They had me on the other day to talk about the movie Say Anything and I had a great time. If you're not a patron of theirs yet sign up, and if you're not listening to them yet definitely subscribe to the show. They go through the story of Warcraft from the beginning to the end 'eventually'. It's one of my favorite lore podcasts. ## Contact information As always you can contact me @wowgrats on Twitter, email us at wowgrats at gmail.com, or on the website wowgrats.com, to comment or read show notes. I’m Mud, and Remember to celebrate your achievements no matter how large or small.
28 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
003 - Lunar Love
# Intro Welcome to the third episode of Grats your fortnightly podcast about the achievements in World of Warcraft and how to achieve them. Correction - mistake last week - I put [Darkmoon Defender] in both the first and second episode. I've fixed our totals now. Sorry for the repeat so early into the show. I'm sure it'll happen again but I will try to minimize it. ## My Fortnight in WoW Court of Harvesters - Earned Exalted with Court of Harvesters The Wild Hunt Undying Army Mount - [Callow Flayedwing] - [Neonates and Galescreamer] # Main Current totals: 54 - 500 points ## Zone: Elwynn Forrest ### Achievements: Explore Elwynn Forrest: /way 48, 41 Northshire Valley /way 24, 76 Westbrook Garrison /way 42, 65 Goldshire /way 38, 81 Fargodeep Mine /way 48, 86 Jerod's Landing /way 64, 71 Tower of Azora /way 69, 80 Brackwell Pumpkin Patch /way 82, 67 Eastvale Logging Camp /way 84, 80 Ridgepoint Tower /way 52, 66 Crystal Lake /way 74, 52 Stone Cairn Lake 1/25 Eastern Kingdoms Explorer: Elwynn Forrest None of the quests here pertain to a lore master achievement, but if you do them you get some nice quest rewards. [To All the Squirrels I've Loved Before] - /love on the following critters Start in Elwynn Forrest [Squirrel] - Grass area in Mage Quarter [Rabbit] all over [Cow] - all over [Deer] - all over [Fawn] - Usually right next to [Deer] [Chicken] - Outside the inn in Goldshire [Cat] - Around the house between the two road from Stormwind gate and Northshire to Goldshire. [Sheep] - All over, found ones between farms. [Small Frog] - Found on river between Elwynn Forest and Duskwood 9/21 Roughly 25-30 minute spawn timer * Fedfennel - Gnoll - 66.5, 40.7 * Unique Drop - Pale Skinner - Sword * Gruff Swiftbite - Gnoll - 25.9, 92.0 * Unique Drop - Boarhide Leggings - Leather * Morgaine the Sly - Defias - 30.8, 64.6 *Inside House* * Jeweled Dagger - Dagger * Mother Fang - Spider - Cave Entrance 61.7, 53.9 In the back of the cave * Brood Mother's Carapace - Leather *chest* **None of the drops are bind on pickup** ### Mounts: * Eastvale Logging Camp (84, 65) - Katie Hunter * Pinto Bridle * Chestnut Mare Bridle * Brown Horse Bridle * Swift Brown Steed * Swift White Steed * Swift Palomino ### Pets: Catchable Battle Pets: * Black Lamb * Cat * Chicken * Fawn * Rabbit * Small Frog * Squirrel * Stormwind Rat Purchasable Battle Pets: * Marcus Jensen - Behind Goldshire Blacksmithing building (40.3, 66.1) * Blue Moth * Gilnean Raven * Great Horned Owl * Jade Crane Chick * Orange Tabby Cat * Showshoe Rabbit * Donni Anthania - House between Stormwind and Goldshire (44.2, 53.3) * Bombay * Cornish Rex * Orange Tabby * Silver Tabby * 5/20 cat pets - Crazy for Cats - Title: Crazy Cat Lady / Man ### Recipes: * Cooking * Crocolisk Steak (32.3 63.6) - Waterlogged Chest * Brilliant Smallfish, Longjaw Mud Snapper - Tharynn Bouden (42, 67) * Cooking Trainer in Goldshire Inn - 44.3, 66.0 * Blackened Surprise, Darkbrew Lager, Spice Bread, Kaldorei Spider Kabob, Spiced Wolf Meat, Venison Jerky, Boiled Clams, Coyote Steak, Fillet of Frenzy, Crab Cake, Dry Pork Ribs, Goblin Deviled Clams, Tasty Lion Steak, Barbecued Buzzard Wing, Soothing Turtle Bisque, Spider Sausage, Spotted Yellowtail, Grilled Squid, Charred Bear Kabobs, Juicy Bear Burger, Nightfin Soup, Poached Sunscale Salmon * [Lunch Lady Achievement] for 25 Recipes * Tailoring: * Blue Linen Robe (stocks 1) - Drake Lindgren 83.24, 66.65 Eastvale Logging Camp * Blue Linen Vest (stocks 1) - Tharynn Bouden (42, 67) ### Gear: * Antonio Perelli sells 3 leather bracers (Bear, Wolf, Owl). He does a circuit from Goldshire, Sentinel Hill, Darkshire, and Lakeshire * Rallic Finn - 83.2, 66.1 - Eastvale Logging Camp - Fine Shortbow - Limited supply, won't always have it. ## Zone: Stormwind ### Achievements: Horde - [Executing the Exarch] - Kill High Exarch Turalyon Stormwind Cooking Daily quests Robby Flay /way 50.6 71.6 Robby Flay [Cooking Award] - Cooking Daily Quest [Let's Do Lunch] - Complete all 5 cooking Daily Quests [10 Cooking Awards] - 10 Cooking Awards [25 Cooking Awards] - 25 Cooking Awards [50 Cooking Awards] - 50 Cooking Awards [100 Cooking Awards] - 100 Cooking Awards Stormwind Fishing Daily Quests Catherine Leland /way 55.0 69.6 Catherine Leland 1/2 [The fishing Diplomat] - Fish up something in Orgrimmar and Stormwind [Fish or Cut Bait: Stormwind] - Complete each of the Stormwind fishing daily quests While you are doing these quests you have a chance to get in your 'Bag of Shiny things': * A Strand Crawler Pet, * Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat, * Bone fishing Pole, and * Jeweled Fishing Pole - *same with all of the other Fish or Cut Bait quests and achievements. * ### Rares: Gordon MacKellar: **Horde Only** - 43, 78 Drops Doomsayer Robes *toy* *It is a long run from Eastvale Logging Camp if you die* ### Mounts: * Flight Point (71.3, 72.2) - Tannec Stonebeak * Ebon Gryphon * Golden Gryphon * Snowy Gryphon * Swift Blue Gryphon * Swift Green Gryphon * Swift Purple Gryphon * Swift Red Gryphon * Old Town (76.2, 65.0) - Lieutenant Karter * Black Battlestrider * Black War Ram * Black War Steed * Black War Tiger * Black War Elekk * Stormwind Embassy - Astrid Langstrump (52.4, 8.2) * Mountain Horse * Swift Mountain Horse * Old Whitenose - Pandaria Balloon (67.8, 18.4) * Black Dragon Turtle * Blue Dragon Turtle * Brown Dragon Turtle * Green Dragon Turtle * Purple Dragon Turtle * Red Dragon Turtle * Great Black Dragon Turtle * Great Blue Dragon Turtle * Great Brown Dragon Turtle * Great Green Dragon Turtle * Great Purple Dragon Turtle * Great Red Dragon Turtle * Paulie - Old Town * Champion's Treadblade - 100,000g Mount Achievements: * Stable Keeper - 10 mounts * Filling Up The Barn - 25 Mounts * 33 / 50 - Leading the Cavalry ### Pets: Catchable Battle Pets: * Rabbit * Squirrel * Stormwind Rat Purchasable Battle Pets: * Lil Timmy - Spawns every 3 hours at (47,56) * White Kitten (AH) - 6/20 cat pets * Shylenai * Great Horned Owl * Hawk Owl * Audrey Burnhep * Blue Moth * Gilnean Raven * Great Horned Owl * Jade Crane Chick * Ornage Tabby Cat * Snowshoe Rabbit * Craggle Wobbletop - outside edge of Trade District * Blue Clockwork Rocket Bot * Warbot Toys: Craggle Wobbletop - outside edge of Trade District * Foot Ball - Does not award They're Both Footballs Feat of Strength and lowers droprate next Winterveil * Swine Skin - Does not award They're Both Footballs Feat of Strength and lowers droprate next Winterveil * Tiny Blue Ragdoll * Tiny Green Ragdoll * Toy Train Set * Wind-up Train Wrecker * Soft Foam Sword ### Recipes: * Profession recipes and quests - make sure you have trivial quests turned on in your minimap area. Once you max classic profession the repeatable quests will show up. * Engineering: Choose Gnome or Goblin Engineering * Alchemy: Elixir, Potion, and Transmutation Master * Jewel crafting * Leatherworking: Onyxia Scale Cloak * Cooking: Dalia Skyblossom (51.4, 18.0) * Sagefish Delight * Smoked Sagefish Lastly ### Gear: * Caprain Lancy Revshon (67.6, 72.88) * Stormwind Tabard * Cape of Stormwind * Mantle of Stormwind * Shroud of Stormwind * Charys Yserian (44.8, 86.27) A variety of Weapons and Belts * Lord Candren - Emissary (56.1, 13.2) * Gilneas Tabard * Cape of Gilneas * Mantle of Gilneas * Shroud of Gilneas * Moon Priestess Lasara * Cape of Darnassus * Darnassus Tabard * Mantle of Darnassus * Shroud of Darnassus ## Dungeon: The Stockade ### Bosses #### Randolph Moloch Wicked Dagger Cloth: Nobel's Robe #### Lord Overheat #### Hogger Axe: Cold Iron Pick Achievement [Stormwind Stockade] Part of [Classic Dungeonmaster] Zone Drop: Pattern: Dark Leather Gloves # Calendar ### Castle Nathria 2021/02/02 - Last LFR wing opens ### Shadowlands Dungeon Event 2021/02/02 - 2021/02/09 - Last boss drops an extra item on Normal and Heroic, not Mythic Pick up the quest from Kah'Toll in Oribos or the eventure guide. Complete 4 SL dungeons on Mythic, Reward Castle Nathria Heroic Level ### PvP Brawl: Warsong Scramble 2021/02/02 - 2021/02/09 ### Lunar Festival 02/05/2021-02/19/2021 Addon - Candy Buckets To Honor One's Elders: [Elders of Cataclysm] /way Deepholm 49.7 54.9 Elder Stonebrand /way Deepholm 27.7 69.2 Elder Deepforge /way Mount Hyjal 62.5 22.8 Elder Evershade /way Mount Hyjal 26.7 62.0 Elder Windsong /way Shimmering Expanse 57.3 86.2 Elder Moonlance /way Twilight Highlands 51.9 33.1 Elder Darkfeather /way Twilight Highlands 50.9 70.5 Elder Firebeard /way Uldum 65.5 18.7 Elder Menkhaf /way Uldum 32.6 63.0 Elder Sekhemi [Elders of Eastern Kingdoms] /way Blasted Lands 54.3 49.5 Bellowrage /way Burning Steppes 53.2 24 Dawnstrider /way Dun Morogh 53.9 49.8 Goldwell /way Tirisfal Glades 61.7 53.7 Graveborn /way The Hinterlands 49.9 47.9 Highpeak /way Searing Gorge 21.1 78.8 Ironband /way Western Plaguelands 63.5 36.1 Elder Meadowrun /way Western Plaguelands 69 73 Moonstrike /way Silverpine Forest 44.8 41.1 Obsidian /way Burning Steppes 70.1 45.4 Rumblerock /way Loch Modan 33 46.5 Silvervein /way Westfall 56.6 47 Skychaser /way Eastern Plaguelands 75.7 54.6 Snowcrown /way Northern Stranglethorn 71 34.3 Starglade /way Elwynn Forest 39.6 63.5 Stormbrow /way Eastern Plaguelands 35.6 68.8 Windrun /way The Cape of Stranglethorn 40 72.5 Winterhoof [Elders of Kalimdor] /way Teldrassil 56.8 52.9 Bladeleaf /way Darnassus 38.8 32.3 Bladeswift /way Darkshore 49.5 18.9 Starweave /way Felwood 38.4 52.9 Nightwind /way Winterspring 59 49 Stonespire /way Winterspring 53.2 56.6 Brightspear /way Azshara 64.7 79.4 Skygleam /way Orgrimmar 51.4 59.9 Darkhorn /way Durotar 53.2 43.6 Runetotem /way Northern B 68.3 70.0 Windtotem /way Northern B 48.5 59.3 Moonwarden /way Ashenvale 35.4 48.9 Riversong /way Thunder Bluff 72.2 23.5 Wheathoof /way Mulgore 48.5 53.2 Bloodhoof /way Southern B 41.5 47.5 Mountain /way Feralas 76.7 37.7 Grimtotem /way Feralas 62.5 31 Mistwalker /way Silithus 30.8 13.12 Primestone /way Silithus 53 35 Bladesing /way Un'Goro C 50.1 76.1 Thunderhorn /way Tanaris 37.2 79 Ragetotem /way Tanaris 51.4 28.8 Dreamseer /way Thousand N 77 75.6 Morningdew /way Thousand N 46.3 51 Skyseer [Elders of the Dungeons] /way Eastern Plaguelands 26 12 Stratholme /way Burning steppes 21 39 Blackrock Mountain /way Swamp of Sorrows 69 54 Sunken Temple /way Tanaris 39.3 21.8 Zul'Farrak /way Desolace 30 62.4 Maraudon /way Borean Tundra 28 29 The Nexus /way Dragonblight 26.5 50 Azjol-Nerub /way Howling Fjord 58.1 50.7 Utgarde Keep /way Howling Fjord 57 46.1 Utgarde Pinnacle /way Grizzly Hills 18 26 Drak'Tharon Keep /way Zul'drak 76.8 22.1 Gundrak /way The Storm Peaks 40.1 26.9 Halls of Stone [Elders of the Horde] /way Orgrimmar 52.3 59.9 Darkhorn /way Undercity 67.4 39.1 Darkcore /way Thunder Bluff 72 23 Wheathoof [Elders of the Alliance] /way Ironforge 29.1 17.2 Elder Hammershout /way Elwynn F 35.0 51.0 Elder Bronzebeard /way Darnassus 38.8 32.2 Elder Bladeswift [Elders of Northrend] /way Storm Peaks 28.9 73.7 Elder Fargal /way Storm Peaks 41 84 Elder Graymane /way Storm Peaks 30 38 Elder Stonebeard /way Storm Peaks 64 51 Elder Muraco /way Zul'Drak 58 56 Elder Zim'Torga /way Grizzly Hills 80 37.1 Elder Lunaro /way Grizzly Hills 60.5 27.6 Elder Beldak /way Grizzly Hills 64.1 47.0 Elder Whurain /way Dragonblight 49 78 Elder Thorim /way Dragonblight 35 48 Elder Skywarden /way Dragonblight 29.9 56.1 Elder Morthie /way Borean Tundra 33 34 Elder Nothal /way Borean Tundra 57 43 Elder Arp /way Borean Tundra 59.1 65.6 Elder Sardis /way Borean Tundra 42.2 49.5 Elder Pamuya /way Sholazar 49 63 Elder Sandrene /way Sholazar 63 49 Elder Wanikaya /way Wintergrasp 49.0 13.9 Elder Bluewolf [50 Coins of Ancestry] - [A Coin of Ancestry], [5 Coins of Ancestry], [10 Coins of Ancestry], [25 Coins of Ancestry] [Lunar Festival Finery] - Purchase a festive pant suit or festive dress with Coins of Ancestry. [The Rocket's Red Glare] - Shoot off 10 Red Rocket Clusters in 25 seconds or less (10) [Frenzied Firecracker] - Shoot off 10 Festival Firecrackers in 30 seconds or less (10) [Elune's Blessing] - Complete the Elune's Blessing quest by defeating Omen. [To Honor Ones Elders] - Meta Achievement for [What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been] Title - Elder #### Pets [Valdar Starsong] Alliance - Lunar Lantern - 50 coins Horde - Festival Lantern - 50 coins #### Toys [Fariel Starsong] Green Dragon Head, Tail, Body Costumes x3 25, 25, 10 coins Blue Dragon head, Tail, Body Costumes x3 25, 25, 10 coins Red Dragon Head, Tail, Body Costumes x3 25, 25, 10 coins Everlasting Alliance / Horde Firework 25 Only have to buy one Lunar Elder's Hearthstone 30 Coins #### Gear !Lunar Preservation Quest series to make flower crowns for transmog, Eternal Memorial (Black), Infinite Prosperity (Red), Boundless Courage (Pastel), Everlasting Fortune (White) Festive Dress, Green, Pink, Purple Festive Pant Suit, Black, Blue, Teal Heirloom upgrades #### Recipes Engineering: 5 Each Schematic: Cluster Launcher Schematic: Firework Launcher Small Rocket Recipes, which contains: Schematic: Small Blue Rocket, Schematic: Small Green Rocket, Schematic: Small Red Rocket Large Rocket Recipes, which contains: Schematic: Large Blue Rocket, Schematic: Large Green Rocket, Schematic: Large Red Rocket Cluster Rocket Recipes, which contains: Schematic: Blue Rocket Cluster, Schematic: Green Rocket Cluster, Schematic: Red Rocket Cluster Large Cluster Rocket Recipes, which contains: Schematic: Large Blue Rocket Cluster, Schematic: Large Green Rocket Cluster, Schematic: Large Red Rocket Cluster Schematic: Alliance Firework Schematic: Horde Firework Schematic: Snake Firework Tailoring: 5 Each Pattern: Festival Dress Pattern: Festival Suit ### Love is in the Air 2021/02/08 - 2021/02/22 Holidays #### Achievements: [Fool For Love:] [Charming] Create 12 Lovely Charm Bracelets. - 10 [Flirt With Disaster] Get completely smashed, put on your best perfume, throw a handful of rose petals on Sraaz (Iron Forge - Great Forge) / Jeremiah Payson (Undercity) and then kiss him. You'll regret it in the morning. - 10 [Dangerous Love] Assist the Steamwheedle Cartel in stopping the sinister Crown Chemical Co. plot. - 10 [Sweet Tooth] Sample the Love is in the Air candies listed: Buttermilk Delight, Dark Desire, Sweet Surprise, Very Berry Cream. - 10 - Can be bought from Lovely Merchant in Capital cities. [My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose] Obtain a Bouquet of Red or Ebon Roses during the Love is in the Air celebration. - 10 - Priestess Azil in Stonecore drops [Shafted!] Shoot 10 players with the Silver Shafted Arrow. - 10 - You can buy them from holiday vendors [Lonely?] Enjoy a Buttermilk Delight with someone in Dalaran at a Romantic Picnic during the Love is in the Air celebration. - 10 - reportedly works in both Dalaran cities, [The Rocket's Pink Glare] Shoot off 10 Love Rockets in 20 seconds or less. - 10 [Fistful of Love] Use a Handful of Rose Petals on each of the race/class combinations listed - 10 Gnome Warlock, Human Death Knight, Orc Shaman, Undead Warrior, Blood Elf Mage, Dwarf Hunter, Orc Death Knight, Night Elf Priest, Tauren Druid, Troll Rogue, and Draenei Paladin - allied races do not count [Be Mine!] Eat the eight "Bag of Candies" heart candies Be Mine!, All yours., Hot Lips., You're the best!, I'll follow you all around Azeroth., I'm all yours!, You're Mine!, I LOVE YOU - 10 [I Pitied The Fool] Pity the Love Fool in the following locations - 10 Wintergrasp, Arathi Basin Blacksmith, Naxxramas, Battle Ring of Gurubashi Arena, The Culling of Stratholme - Purchase the Love Fool from the holiday vendors, and /pity *Sturdy Love Fool doesn't work* - Done - Title: Love Fool [Tough Love] Defeat the trio of Crown Chemical Co. apothecaries in Shadowfang Keep. - 10 [Lovely Luck Is On Your Side] Open a Lovely Dress Box and receive a Lovely Black Dress. - 10 [Perma-Peddle] Obtain a permanent Peddlefeet pet by procuring a Truesilver Shafted Arrow. - 10 [It Might Just Save Your Life] Unleash the power of love contained within a holiday necklace. - 10 [Nation of Adoration] Complete the Lovely Charm Bracelet daily quest for each Alliance / Horde capital. - 10 [Love Magnet] Have 10 Love Rays active on you simultaneously. - 10 [Beacon of Love] Have 25 Love Rays active on you simultaneously. - 10 [They Really Love Me!] Have 50 Love Rays active on you simultaneously. - 10 #### Pets: [Peddlefeet] [Toxic Wasteling] [Lovebird Hatchling] #### Toys: Heart Breaker (in heart shaped box) True Love Prism Love Boat Sturdy Love Fool Peddlefeet's Lovely Hearth stone, it shoots off heart fireworks #### Mounts: [Big Love Rocket] which is a low drop from [Heart-Shaped Box] tied to the [Apothecary Hummel] fight in the holiday dungeon [Swift Lovebird] which costs 270 Love Token and can be sold on the AH. ## Torghast: Chorus of Dead Souls 2021/02/09 - 2021/02/16 ### Pet Battle Bonus Event 2021/02/09 - 2021/02/16 [Most Used Pet Guide] - From Wow-petguide [Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling] - If you have engineering, or a friend that is an engineer it takes 4 Ghost Iron Bars, 6 Trillium Bars, and 2 Spirits of Harmony - Or AH [Ikky] - There's a quest chain in Spires of Arak starting with [The Shadows of Skettis] - or you can buy it on the AH [Iron Starlette] - Can be gotten from Report to the King A / Warning Orgrimmar H - or buy it on AH [Unborn Val'kyr] - Can be caged in a battle all over Northrend /way Icecrown 47.9, 86.6 /way Icecrown 73.8, 64.5 /way Icecrown 43, 33 /way Storm Peaks 42.5, 78.5 /way Storm Peaks 65, 41 /way Storm Peaks 29.0, 50.0 /way Borean Tundra 48, 8 /way Borean Tundra 80, 48 /way Borean Tundra 32.7, 60.1 Macro 2 /way Sholazar Basin 58.5, 22.0 /way Sholazar Basin 44.47, 69.59 /way Sholazar Basin 36.8, 19.4 /way Zul'Drak 57.0, 39.8 /way Zul'Drak 75, 22 /way Zul'Drak 24.3, 63.7 /way Dragonblight 82, 66 /way Dragonblight 26.9, 54.1 /way Dragonblight 64.4, 43.7 Macro 3 /way Grizzly Hills 61, 18 /way Grizzly Hills 79.60, 50.79 /way Grizzly Hills 26, 57 /way Howling Fjord 71.91, 43.39 /way Howling Fjord 45, 43 /way Howling Fjord 68.10, 67.63 [Chrominius] - Drops from Chromaggus in Blackwing Lair - AH [Zandalari Anklerender] - Dropped by Zandalari Dinomancer, War-God Kokah, and Primal Devilsaur on Isle of Giants [Nexus Whelpling] - Found in Coldarra in Borean Tundra in Northrend [Anubisath Idol] - Drops off of Emperor Vek'lor and Emperor - Vek'nilash in Temple of Ahn'Qiraj [Emerald Proto-Whelp] - In northern Sholazar Basin [Darkmoon Zeppelin - ] - Can be bought from Lhara on Darkmoon Island for 90 Darkmoon Tickets Draenor Master Tamers - Defeat Ashlei, Gargra, Tarr the Terrible, Cymre Bright Blade, Taralune, Vesharr /way Shadowmoon Valley:Draenor 50.0 31.2 Ashlei /way Gorgrond 51.0 70.6 Cymre Brightblade /way Frostfire Ridge 68.6 64.6 Gargra /way Talador 49.0 80.4 Taralune /way Nagrand:Draenor 56.2 9.8 Tarr the Terrible /way Spires of Arak 46.2 45.4 Vesharr Paste into Rematch import teams: Teams Tab, click the teams button in the top right, and import teams. Vesharr:2L2J:2000140:1210QC:ZL:P:::::1::N:Xu-Fu's Pet Guides =^_^=\nhttps://wow-petguide.com/?Strategy=42\n\nTurn 1+: Arcane Explosion until Chrominius dies\nBring in your Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling\nTurn 1: Breath\nTurn 2: Thunderbolt\nTurn 3+: Breath until Apexis Guardian resurrects\nThen:: Explode - your small pet gets the full experience points :-)\n Tarr the Terrible:2L26:101016M:21208A:ZL:N:Xu-Fu's Pet Guides =^_^=\nhttps://wow-petguide.com/?Strategy=3\n\nTurn 1: Haunt\nBring in Fossilized Hatchling\nTurn 1: BONESTORM Gladiator Murkalot switches with Gladiator Deathy\nTurn 2: Ancient Blessing\nTurn 3: Swap to your Level Pet\nTurn 4: Swap back to your Fossilized Hatchling\nTurn 5: BONESTORM - killing off Gladiator Murkalot in the back row\nTurn 6: Ancient Blessing\nTurn 7: Bone Bite\nTurn 8: Bone Bite Killing of Gladiator Deathy\nGladiator Murkimus comes in\nTurns 1+ : Use Ancient Blessing on cooldown and otherwise Bone Bite until your Fossilized Hatchling dies.\nBring in your Unborn Val'kyr\nTurns 1+ : Shadow Slash until the fight is done!\n Taralune:2L2L:ZL:11108L:1220R4:P:::::5+::N:Xu-Fu's Pet Guides =^_^=\nhttps://wow-petguide.com/?Strategy=22\n\nStrategy added by Aranesh\nTurn 1: Pass\nTurn 2: Swap to Clockwork Gnome\nTurn 3: Build Turret\nTurn 4: Metal Fist - this will get interrupted\nTurns 5-6: Repair\nTurn 7: Build Turret\nTurn 8: Metal Fist\nTurn 9: Metal Fist\nTurn 10: Build Turret - Serendipity dies\nGrace comes in\nTurn 11: Metal Fist - Grace will cast Lightning, sealing its own fate thanks to your turrets ^^\nTurn 12: Metal Fist - don't bother repairing again. Your gnome won't survive long enough.\nIf your Clockwork Gnome survived, build another turret and keep using Metal Fist until it dies.\nAtonement should be out when you switch to your Pandaren Water Spirit\nDepending on how much life Atonement still has, you can either Water Jet it down (less than 500 HP) or use Geyser, Dive, Water Jet to finish the fight\n Gargra:2L2I:21202L:ZL:0120AI:P:::::1+::N:Xu-Fu's Pet Guides =^_^=\nhttps://wow-petguide.com/?Strategy=1611\n\nStrategy added by Prudentius\nTD Script updated. 2.16.19\n\nTurn 1: Minefield\nTurns 2+: Batter until enemy Wolfus dies\nFangra comes in\nTurn 1: Explode – both Pet Bombling and Fangra die\nWolfgar comes in. Bring in your carry pet\nTurn 2: Pass\nTurn 3: Swap to your Darkmoon Tonk\nTurn 4: Shock and Awe\nTurn 5: Ion Cannon\n Cymre Brightblade:2HRT:112016D:222015T:ZL:P:::::1::N:Xu-Fu's Pet Guides =^_^=\nhttps://wow-petguide.com/?Strategy=6242\n\nStrategy added by Remte\nWe're aware of the issues caused by increased Wishbright Lantern's damage\n\nA more dynamic fork of #1604 (https://wow-petguide.com/?Strategy=1604).\n\nThanks to Shenk for routing the P/P raptor breed, and the script.\n\nDon't worry about your own RNG, and as the Idol of Decay is slower it can be sent into Damned even after it's just cast Dark Rebirth.\nUnlike the original strategy, the slower imp breeds might complicate this one too much.\n\nTurn 1: Nether Gate – enemy Wishbright Lantern is forced in\nTurn 2: Immolation\nTurn 3: Swap to your Zandalari Toenibbler\nTurn 4: Black Claw\nTurns 5+: Q: Is your Zandalari Toenibbler faster?\nYes: Flank until enemy Wishbright Lantern dies (Max twice.)\nNo : Cast Primal Cry before your Flanks\nIdol of Decay comes back in\nTurn 1: Flank – your Zandalari Toenibbler dies\nBring in your Level Pet\nTurn 2: Swap to your Fiendish Imp\nTurns 3+: Burn until Idol of Decay gets below 281 HP, then Nether Gate – enemy Gyrexle, the Eternal Mechanic is forced in \nThen: : Burn until the end\n Ashlei:2L2K:1110QC:ZL:ZL:N:Xu-Fu's Pet Guides =^_^=\nhttps://wow-petguide.com/?Strategy=34\n\nTurn 1+: Breath until Pixiebell dies\nDoodle comes in\nTurn 1: Bombing Run\nTurn 2+: Breath until Tally dies. (Doodle swaps out and Tally swaps in sometime between your Breaths)\nDoodle comes back in\nTurn 1+: Breath until Doodle is below 560 health\nThen:: Explode - your leveling pets will get the full experience.\n # Outro ## Tweets What achievement did you work on the longest? https://twitter.com/RetakeCTRL/status/1353804540575936512?s=20 - Awake the Drakes: This one. Still on it. Can't get the Onyxia or blazing drake to drop at all :/ https://twitter.com/BriccoStud/status/1353802249928122370?s=20 - @BriccoStud from Still working on "LoreMaster", Kalimdor is HUGE https://twitter.com/Demeternoth/status/1353780747782512640?s=20 - @Demeternoth: Long Strange Trip without a doubt. Still one of my favourite mounts https://twitter.com/Sirithe/status/1353823971175755777?s=20 - @Sirithe: The one for Emerald Drake. Blazing drake wanted to hide for a long long time https://twitter.com/onlyindweebs/status/1356219815464202241?s=20 - [@onlyindweebs] The Insane Title, back when you had to farm Shendra'lar rep and the old school Darkmoon Faire rep, turning in decks of cards for rep. That was a PITA! These insane kids these days don't know how easy they have it :P Next Episode's question - What is your favorite title that you earned through an achievement (or Feat of Strength)? ## Shout outs Today I'd like to do a shoutout to @WoWWhatTheBell, they are looking for a new cohost of someone that loves both Wow and Animal Crossing. ## Host Outro Thank you all for listening to this episode. If you haven’t please subscribe. Reviews are greatly appreciated on iTunes, Spotify, and any other platforms. I’ll read out reviews here on the show. I am working on a Google calendar, and a spreadsheet so those of you can keep track of your achievements as well as those of the podcast but it is a lot of work adding in all of the achievements in World of Warcraft. As always you can contact me @wowgrats on Twitter or on the website wowgrats.com to comment or read show notes. Im Mud, Remember to celebrate your achievements no matter how large or small.
18 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
002 - Character Collection
Shownotes Intro New Battle.net launcher is coming out Castle Nathria Wing 3 opens - Shriekwing, Sludgefist, Stone Legion Generals In game community Castle Pineapplia Main I assume that anyone that is listening to this podcast is level 60, or at least will be soon. Loot over 10,000 gold for Got My Mind On My Money Next there are 4 mount achievements: Giddy Up, Fast and Furious, Into the Wild Blue Yonder, and Breaking the Sound Barrier. Once you buy the 7th bank slot you'll get Safe Deposit Shave and a haircut - Changing your appearance in the barber shop Superior All together you should have 16 new achievements worth a total of *160* points total. Zone Exile's reach. All you need to do to get the Achievement is to finish the zone. But while you're there make sure you complete all of the quests. Each armor specialization has a unique set of armor that you can nab while you're there. These will get added into your transmog collection so it's worth doing each at least one character for cloth, leather, mail, and plate. There are also weapons that are here and nowhere else. Next week we are going to start on regular zones and dungeons but I figured I couldn't properly start those without. A Twitter poll is up and you can vote if we start in Eastern Kingdoms or Kalimdor. Make sure your vote is in by January 20th so I can get the show notes written up. Calendar Time-walking Event: Cataclysm This week we start the Cataclysm time-walking event End Time, Grim Batol, Lost City of the Tol'vir, The Stonecore, The Vortex Pinnacle, and Throne of Tides. Gravity Lapse - Eye of the storm Bloodthirsty Berzerker, Storm Capper, Take a Chill Pill, Eye of the storm victory Call of the Scarab Battleground bonus event 500 Honorable Kills, The Grim Reaper, Damage Control, Call in the Cavalry, and Honor Level 5 - Pet - Dutiful Squire or Gruntling battle pet. Arathi Basin Victory - Win arathi Basin. 10 points should be an easy one to get if you're put into Arathi Basin 10 points Back door job - this is an easy achievement to get during Isle of conquest. if your team has the docs or Hangar get a catapult and fling yourself over the walls. This achievement isn't nearly as dirty as it sounds. 10 points Battle for Gilneas Victory - Your team needs to get 2000 resources before the other team. 10 points Know thy Enemy - Get a killing blow on each one of the opposing faction's races. 10 points That takes Class - Get a killing blow on one of each of the 12 classes. 10 points Darkmoon Faire Make sure you do your Darkmoon profession quests for Faire Favors Alchemy: 5 Moonberry Juice which you can get near the Darkmoon Faire portal Archaeology: 15 Fossil Archaeology Fragments Cooking: Simple Flour which can be bought from a cooking vendor Inscription: 5 Light Parchment which can be bought from the vendor closest to the portal Leatherworking: 5 Coarse Thread, 10 Shiny Baubles, and 5 Blue Dye all of which can be bought from the vendor closest to the portal Tailoring: 1 Coarse Thread, 1 Blue Dye, and 1 Red Dye which can be bought from the vendor closest to the portal. Whack-a-Gnoll That's Whack! and 10 points. Cannon: Blastenheimer Bullseye Darkmoon Dungeoneer, Darkmoon Defender, Darkmoon Despoiler. If you play all of of the mini-games at the faire you'll get the achievement Step Right Up for another 10 points. Firebirds Challenge: Flying High, Ringmaster, and Brood of Alysrazor - toy Blazing Wings. If you complete all of these 10 achievements you'll earn 100 points. All together this episode you'll earn 230 points and complete 23 achievements. Next episode we will be starting with our first zone and dungeon. The location depends on the results of the twitter poll Shout outs @3rdFactionShow
13 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
001 - Abundant Addons
This being our first episode I give a little information about myself as the host. We also cover the addons I use when I am hunting achievements. In the main section of the podcast we cover: Darkmoon Faire and how to get these achievements: Come One Come All, Hey You're a Rockstar, I was promised a Pony, Darkmoon Defender, Fairegoer's Feast, and Darkmoon Like the Wind. Arena Skirmish Event: An Honorable Kill, Make Love Not Warcraft, and 100 Honorable Kills. World Quest Bonus Event: Shadowlands Diplomat, The Ascended, The Court of Harvesters, The Undying Army, and The Wild Hunt.
1 minutes | Dec 31, 2020
Grats - a podcast about achievements in World of Warcraft Every two weeks we will go over achievements and the best strategies to get them. We will also cover mounts, pets, toys, and more. I can't wait to start this journey with you. The first show is launching January 4th 2021! You can find Grats in Apple Podcasts, Sitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast directory today!