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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby Fenrìr » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:31 pm

Just because someone lvl's ahead of you, doesn't mean they're going to push through. Anything can happen...they could run into a bad spree of pulling too much, getting off track on their quests or even bad RNG on gathering quests. One of the ones I'm hoping I don't run into is the Baiting the Trap one in Dread Wastes...gods that was painful. So keep pushing until you actually see the server message; don't get caught up always checking to see where other people are cause then you're likely to make a mistake or put unnecessary stress on yourself.



But yea, I know what you mean about the CD usage. I made all these pots and other consumables....need to be using them.
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby KysenMurrin » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:33 pm

Yeah. I started out using Ghost Wolves when I had a named special mob to kill, or when I'd overpulled. Now I use it when it's off cooldown and I'm on a kill quest. Took me until today to realise I hadn't used Ascendance at all since they fixed the bug where Ghost Wolf triggered it - it made the burlap trail escorts way easier, being able to hit all the ranged Hozen attacking the caravan.
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby daishan » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:30 pm

I'm not going for realm first or anything but would like to level quickly, are scenarios worth doing for the XP or gear at later levels?
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby Worldie » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:37 am

Scenarios can only be done at level cap (so no exp) and reward *one* piece of gear.

Not really the best way to farm gear, mostly just a quick way to get VPs.
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby daishan » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:47 am

Level cap /facepalm I should learn to wake up before posting.
One less thing to think about while zerging to 90 :D
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:53 am

I woke up headachey and slightly ill this morning. Not a good sign...
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby econ21 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:53 am

Worldie wrote:Scenarios can only be done at level cap (so no exp) and reward *one* piece of gear.


Is it a personal chance of getting one piece of gear (i.e. LFR loot system)? If the odds are just like in Theramore, I'll pass[1]. six alts - six bags of fireworks, no gear. It didn't even seem that quick, compared to the HoTs.


[1]I think Blizzard said the drop chance was about 15% from a LFR boss.
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby Worldie » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:10 am

I believe its 100% chance to get a heroic level blue but you can call me lier on that.
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby daishan » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:14 am

I've done ok in the Theramore scenario, run it 4 times got 3 pieces of gear one was a spirit head for my mage, but even so not too bad.
In a full group of 3 it's fairly quick (was very quick before they buffed the mob hp), I'll do them all once after that will have to see if it's worth it.
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby degre » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:42 am

Worldie wrote:I believe its 100% chance to get a heroic level blue but you can call me lier on that.

Incorrect.

Did quite a few scenarios on beta and is like Theramore now on live, mostly you get satchels with gold. There's to say that at least there are more scenarios and variety keeps it interesting.
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:00 am

Wish I'd started looking at TB dailies sooner. I think I've seen The Hole as the open dungeon only once in the entire length of Cataclysm. This weekend, it's all D-Block.

In other news, stuff in Townlong Steppes hits hard. Taking more damage, getting riskier to pull multiples.

One of the rare spawns I found in Krasarang also appears in Townlong, in the Ambermarsh, as a level 89 this time.
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:58 am

Defeated Sha of Hatred at only 66% of level 88, the quest person there obviously has a Dread Wastes quest I can't accept yet. There are other hubs, though, they just don't have breadcrumbs off the main line. One quite close to the last hub in the Sha of Hatred chain. Might actually stil run out of quests, though... Having skipped forward at 86 and 87, I think that might prove to be the wrong move.
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby Zalaria » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:09 am

KysenMurrin wrote:Wish I'd started looking at TB dailies sooner. I think I've seen The Hole as the open dungeon only once in the entire length of Cataclysm. This weekend, it's all D-Block.

In other news, stuff in Townlong Steppes hits hard. Taking more damage, getting riskier to pull multiples.

One of the rare spawns I found in Krasarang also appears in Townlong, in the Ambermarsh, as a level 89 this time.


Just in case you don't know, the TB dungeon re-rolls after every battle. Check it every time your side wins, you might get lucky and have a new one.
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:47 am

Yeah, I've been checking regularly.

Jst popping back to say that Niuzao temple is horrible at level 88. All the mantid mobs are level 90, it's hard to only pull one at a time, and they hit hard. I'm going to try to avoid it on live, but with the way XP has gone... I don't think there are enough quests in Townlong for 88-89 without questing there. Need to spend more time in earlier zones.
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:50 am

Finally got The Hole. I'm now at 22 dailies, because I didn't get all the TB Peninsula ones. Suggestions? Should I grab 3 from the Molten Front?
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby Fenrìr » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:56 am

I'm filling my open quests with Molten Front and going to use the TB tabard.
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby daishan » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:02 am

Get the SW fishing and cooking dailies, couple of free prof levels as well as XP.
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:56 am

Yeah, those are included in the 22.

Good news on the questing front: With guild bonus, I'm 100% sure you can get from just-dinged 89 to 90 in the Dread Wastes.
Townlong is the problem - All the other zones can give you a full level (counting KW and Vot4W as one), with the early zones allowing you extra. I suggest staying in Vot4W/Krasarang until you've got about 1/3rd into 87. Don't skip out of Kun Lai until you've finished the quests, and you should easily ding 89 in Townlong.
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby Fenrìr » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:11 am

KysenMurrin wrote:Yeah, those are included in the 22.

Good news on the questing front: With guild bonus, I'm 100% sure you can get from just-dinged 89 to 90 in the Dread Wastes.
Townlong is the problem - All the other zones can give you a full level (counting KW and Vot4W as one), with the early zones allowing you extra. I suggest staying in Vot4W/Krasarang until you've got about 1/3rd into 87. Don't skip out of Kun Lai until you've finished the quests, and you should easily ding 89 in Townlong.



Yea...that's what I was planning on was doing almost all of Vot4W and probably half of Krasarang before moving to complete almost all of Kun Lai.
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:13 am

TBH I think doing all of Krasarang will be more efficient than all of Vot4W.


Hmm. The level 89 lead-in to Dread Wastes from Kun Lai gives you the flight path free, but the one from Townlong doesn't...
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby Nooska » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:58 am

Yeah, thats a big issue I encountered as well- very inefficient, and pretty dangerous to get down there.
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:15 pm

Which places can you pick it up from in Kun Lai? I never saw a place in Townlong that'd be useful to set hearth in, could ding 89 (finish quests), hearth, get KL version of quest, then take the flight...

Right now I'm on my way to grab a parachute so I can skip the balloon ride into Zouchin province in Kun Lai. Small thing, but...
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:20 pm

It launched 8 minutes early!

I'm now stuck in a helicopter that won't leave!
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby Newsom » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:00 pm

Been an hour now and I still can't play. >.<
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Re: Going for Realm Firsts

Postby KysenMurrin » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:01 am

I'm still ahead, but I've fucked this up badly. On the quests in Kun Lai in the tombs, where you talk to Cho via an item that summons him, one quest seemed bugged so I abandoned... and it deleted the item. It's impossible to get it back. A whole chain got locked out. And now I've run out of quests in Townlong.

I'm at 1% less xp than I was on beta wen I ran out.

Edit: Managed the temple quests in Townlong, though it was painful. Still 2 bars short, so picknig up scraps I left behind. Still 95%.
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