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Beyond Bloody Rare: A Guide to All Rares
2011/06/25 at 10:39 AM
Meet Ashelia and Perculia. They collect things and camp rares. Ashelia once spent seventy-two hours camping
. Perculia, drawn to the quirky and absurd, has a crush on
--if only he wasn't a ghost and a gnome.
It seems sort of natural, then, that for this weekend's guide we're all about rares. We've combed the database looking for rares, talked amongst ourselves, and then Perculia's made sense of our findings by writing up detailed explanations. The end result is that now there's a giant guide of every rare in the game worth camping. So while Ashelia is camping for a camel deep in Uldum and as Perculia almost considers camping
, you can read this guide and join in on the insanity.
Before you get started, make sure to download addons like
to see all rares in the game. It's literally essential for finding some of these, especially a
Mysterious Camel Figurine
which are no longer targetable making them hard to spot.
Do note, however, that this guide won't cover ones that drop negligible items for the most part. But if it's worth camping because it has a unique model for a
to tame or a rare item that co
Mountain o' Mounts: A Guide to Collecting Mounts
2011/06/19 at 9:17 AM
Last week, we covered all pets in the game, in anticipation of
Littlest Pet Shop
. This week, we’ll do the same for mounts and outline some easy ways to collect 100. With the split opinions regarding the recent
, it's clear players care about their mounts.
offers detailed info on each mount, as well a way to track your mount collection. You can also use Wowhead's profiler to track which pets you've collected, and out of the remaining ones, which you're interested in still getting. Our friends at
also have achievement-themed articles dedicated to obtaining mounts. We've provided some tips on how to acquire all the mounts, from the easy ones to the challenging ones, below. (Note: currency prices listed are the full non-discounted cost. Players Exalted with factions or benefitting from
may save gold on some mounts.) You can also get seven of these mounts from the
Satchel of Exotic Mysteries
, but it's a very small chance plus you have to be the right class/role in order to be eligible in the first place.
Here are all of the mount-related achievements thus far. There's nothing new added in for 4.2, but there will pro
Patch 4.2: Achievement Guide for the New Dailies
2011/06/12 at 1:32 PM
Similarly to the
Call of the Crusade
patch during the last expansion, 4.2 introduces a big and unique ingame event, full of quests, dailies, achievements, and rewards. And while many players remember the Argent Tournament with dread because of its numerous dailies and boring jousting, the Regrowth and Molten Front experience bear only a small bit of resemblance with the Icecrown event.
Most notably, the Firelands invasion achievements are greater in number and better in quality than the Tournament ones, the rewards are more useful and fun, and the dailies are more versatile. This is Wowhead's guide to them, for those who like to get their achievements done quickly and painlessly when patches hit!
This is the very first stage of the dailies and it takes place strictly in the Regrowth. You need to be eligible to start the dailies' prerequisites (i.e. to have completed
), and you need to do the short pre-req chain terminating with this quest.
And the Meek Shall Inherit Kalimdor
As you do your dailies, you will notice that the fire elementals are pretty mean and are attacking the poor
Littlest Pet Shop: A Guide to Vanity Pets
2011/06/11 at 1:49 PM
With new rewards for obtaining 100, 125, and 150 pets in 4.2, there’s been a lot of talk on how to get those few remaining elusive pets. Many players stopped after collecting 75, as there were no more incentives. Well, in 4.2 there are three new pet rewards as shown in
our video last week
, as well as several more from Firelands, so it’s time to start collecting again. (Edit: We've updated the guide for 4.3 and there are even more with the Darkmoon Faire.) Some pets are easily obtainable from questing, vendors, and achievements. Others may take some time and luck to farm up. We've got it all organized and covered for you though, so you should be able to get 150 pets easily!
of pet companions one can obtain. As you can see, there’s a good deal more than the 150 needed, but some are no longer obtainable or cost money from the Trading Card Game. You can keep track of pets on our very own Character Profiler;
is also a great resource, as well as in-game addons like Collectinator.
Patch 4.2: Celestial Dragon, Nuts, Brilliant Kaliri, and Mylune's Call Preview
2011/06/01 at 2:50 PM
Vanity items and pets are fun. And if you like them, 4.2 has them in
like any beefy content patch should.
To help show you some of these cool things, we threw together a quick video of the achievement pets plus an item that you get from the 4.2 dailies: . Originally we were going to just describe the item and its effect in a post, but it's one of those you should see for yourselves hence the video. The effect is surprisingly cool and it can be yours after you complete the second stage of the dailies for a mere 2,800 gold.
The additional pets we're including are the achievement pets. 3D models don't give them justice, especially when their animations are so cool (and, in the case of one squirrel, downright silly).
Blizzard's Fifth Q+A Answered: Achievements
2011/04/13 at 4:08 PM
Blizzard just posted the latest set of answers to their fifth developer Q+A! This latest session covers the topic of
. Not my favorite Q+A by far, as many of the questions have really already been answered (even by recent 4.1 changes) but it should definitely interest all of the achievers out there!
Some of the topics of the questions they were asked include:
Achievement points as a currency (still no, never, stop asking)
More exciting and "crazy" achievements
Mount rewards from achievements
Check out the full results of Blizzard's fifth Q+A after the break!
Patch 4.1 Is Coming! Witness the Return of Zul'Aman and Zul'Gurub, and a whole lot more!
2011/02/24 at 6:31 AM
As some of you guys may already know, PTR
has just shown up on Blizzard's Public Test Realm data servers, and with it came some exciting new changes and additions! As usual, we've brought back our
so that you guys can stay on top of all the latest additions!
Check out the 4.1.0 latest additions!
Patch 4.1 Official Blizzard Announcement
PTR Patch 4.1 Official Patch Notes
4.1.0 Spell Changes
4.1.0 New and Updated Icons
Check out all of the latest new data and information after the break, including:
The Return of Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman
New Zone and Epic Trinkets - Firelands Raid Coming in 4.2
New Mounts and Companion Pets
New Guild Repu
Blizzard Reverts 'The Exalted' Title Change, Now Requires 40 Reputations (Again)
2011/02/11 at 11:55 PM
Due to intense response from players, after extensive internal discussion Blizzard has decided to revert their recent change to
title. Recently, this title was changed to be awarded only after reaching 50 Exalted reputations, up from the 40 previously required.
As a result, players who had previously earned the title with 40 reputations had the title taken away from them, with their only method of re-obtaining it being to get more Exalted reputations. Blizzard has since decided this was unfair, and due to a lack of a proper way to award the title to players who earned it from 40, and then moving the title up to requiring 50
, it will now require 40 Exalted reputations again.
Recently we changed the Exalted title to require 50 exalted titles up from 40, which meant those that had achieved it were now asked to get 10 more reputations to gain the title back. We felt this kept the title as a difficult reward given the additional reputations introduced with Cataclysm, and also avoided the problem of achievement
Cataclysm Daily Quests: Therazane
2011/01/03 at 9:40 PM
The Cataclysm expansion added thousands of new quests, and among these were quite a few new daily quests with which players can raise various reputations and earn some gold. I'll admit, I'm not particularly impressed with the monetary gain from these quests, as most quests award around or so, but I can tell that these quests were added as an alternate means of raising reputations without having to grind dungeons with the appropriate tabard on. That being said, I thought I'd take a look at the daily quests added for various factions with this expansion, starting with the big momma herself,
faction (and its dailies) will not become available until a significant amount of questing in
has been completed. You will first start earning Therazane reputation from quests upon completion of
. By the time you complete all of the necessary quests in Deepholm to unlock the dailies, you will be Honored with
. From there, you can do daily quests for a total of
per day and you can use the
Tabard of Therazane
Ding: Realm First! Level 85 Rogue
2010/12/21 at 6:03 PM
For those of you who have not been following my escapades on
, a few months back I personally decided I was going to attempt the "impossible" and obtain
Realm First! Level 85 Rogue
. Since I actually managed to achieve this amazing feat two weeks ago, I've had quite a few people ask how I did it and what was going through my head in the process. So here I am, fully rested after several days of recovering from little to no sleep during the launch.
First off I want to put a disclaimer here, doing a Realm First is not for the faint of the heart. It took a lot of hard-work, dedication, and the help of some awesome guildies. To name a few of the people who really helped out and encouraged me during the attempt:
and the rest of my
buddies. I couldn't have done it without you!
But now let's get back to how it actually worked.
Russian Player Obtains All Achievements
2010/11/13 at 12:10 PM
, a player on the Russian realms, has earned the distinction of obtaining every single achievement in the game (as well as 78 of the 165
Feats of Strength
at the time of this writing).
Some of the noteworthy ones (as if they all weren't noteworthy) include
Insane in the Membrane
A Tribute to Immortality
It's Over Nine Thousand!
, and my favorite,
Avast Ye, Admiral!
(I just love the reward). He was also part of
Realm First! Fall of the Lich King
Realm First! Death's Demise
and many other Realm Firsts.
I don't know about the rest of you, but my hat is off to this guy. He's come the closest I've seen to beating the World of Warcraft.
Shen'dralar Reputation No Longer Required for Insane in the Membrane?
2010/11/09 at 11:15 PM
Update: Blizzard has posted some clarifications! Check after the break to see!
Blizzard recently snuck out a new Cataclysm Beta patch, and with it came a number of spell changes, new items, and all the usual goodies. We've posted in-depth details on all of these changes in our blog
, but I wanted to draw more attention to a significantly major change that will affect many completionists out there.
In this latest Cataclysm Beta build,
Insane in the Membrane
no longer requires
Exalted with The
<table><tr><td><b class="q">Insane in the Membrane</b></td></tr></table><table><tr><td><br />Raise your reputation with the areas listed below.<br /><br /><span class="q">Criteria:</span><table width="100%"><tr><td class="q0" style="white-space: nowrap"><small>- Honored with Bloodsail Buccaneers<br />- Exalted with Everlook<br />- Exalted with Ratchet<br />- Exalted with Ravenholdt</small></td><th class="q0" style="white-space: nowrap; text-align: left"><small>- Exalted with Booty Bay<br />- Exalted with Gadgetzan<br />- Exalted with Darkmoon Faire<br /><del class='diffdel'>- Exal
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