So far, I have ran my Pandaren Monk, Troll Druid, Blood Elf Rogue, Worgen Hunter, & Draenei Paladin (all level 90s) all through the dungeon for the first time. They all got the Direbrewfest achievement but only the Rogue got the Direbrew's Dire Brew for the Direbrew's Dire Brew quest.Is anyone else having this issue?EDIT: My main (level 90 Blood Elf Warlock) did the dungeon for the first time last year and she did the quest then. I also completed What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been achieve during the last Children's Week.
I think it's more that the player base may be a bit spoiled; the holidays are here for fun, they don't really need an update every single year. But then again, there was just as much complaining about this last year when Mists first came out /shrugMaybe we are a bit spoiled because for so long Blizzard has done a good job of keeping the holidays feeling current and useful, which for most people increases their fun. Brewfest is now on the 3rd or 4th year of having the same "collectible" stein, and the weapons that drop are still using ilevels only relevant last expansion.Much of the complaints last year was that the event boss required near max level, but the event started days after the expansion dropped, leaving many people feeling rushed to get to 89 so they could have a chance at the trinkets or just complete the achievement. The hurried feeling was at odds with the constant rejoinders by the pandaren to "Slow down!"
Got upgraded Direbrew's Bloodied Shanker iLVL 470 from barrell with itemID 107217 (wowhead still doesn't know about that item). Stats: dmg 3641-6763, speed 2.0, +411 agi, +617 stam, +294 crit, +241 hit
Tremendous Tankard O' Terror: this HAS BEEN upgraded for MoP but can be transmogged.I just won mine, and it's 470 ilvl (requires level 90) - item ID: 107218. So good luck and happy hunting ^^
Well then, I take back most of my complaints. :D
Doesn't feel like much has changed besides the tankard wep and new pandaren brew vendors.Coren Direbrew is still easy as hell, now that does not need to change :D
When I first started playing WoW, Brewfest was my first holiday in game. Each year has been great. This is very disappointing that no changes have been made. 470 ilvl trinks? Why? With Timeless Isle 496 ilvl gear no one will even want to kill Coren anymore. Poor guy will have to drink alone this year.
It seems strange to me that they didn't upgrade the trinkets this year to something like 496 or something close? Don't get me wrong, these trinkets are perfect for alts. It just seems that since the release of 5.4, there are so many new options for level 90 alts to gear up with.To the best of my recollection, they've never upgraded drops from holiday bosses twice in the same expansion. Coren Direbrew was still dropping ilevel 200 trinkets and the Headless Horseman dropping 200 rings just 2-3 months before Cataclysm, and that was with 5-mans dropping 232 gear.
I'm still pretty purplexed as to why the majority of us, Trolls and Goblins primarily, are even allowed within the walls of the city during the Siege period.Same situation during the Battle for Undercity. The raids themselves take place "off-screen," so we don't completely screw with everyone's ability to do their normal business in the cities.The conceit is that the siege doesn't start until you enter the raid instance, right?
I made $20 betting a friend there would be no item level upgrades over last years brewfest event, it was kind of unfair though as he has only been playing just over a year, oh well I spent the money on beer so all is well.
So while there weren't a ton of changes for 2013, we went back and improved various sections--achievements like Strange Brew, ram racing details, descriptions of vanity items like all the Brew of the Month beers, how many prize tokens you need, and which quests aren't available in EU regions.While I understand the need to work on other content, the holidays are becoming very stale for those of us who have had "What long strange trip" for several years. I agree that not adding anything to Brewfest for Pandarians whom are "BrewMasters" is an injustice. Add that the fact the boss is a simple tank/spank/done and all the holidays are worthless to longtime players. You don't have to add a ton of content (although brewfest/pandas should have been done) I think you guys seriously need to start adding content/achievements for holidays for the loyal long time players and make the bosses not extremely difficult, but make it challenging at least. Newbies can experience it all and love it, and us veterans can find reason to celebrate holidays again.
So what's everyone's best time on Coren? With the massive ilevel increases since last year, he has melted the last two times I've done it.According to DBM that last kill took 40 seconds. Though we could have done it faster... the 3rd DPS was *only* doing 70k :p ... No check that, the HEALER (Monk) was doing 70k, the 3rd DPS was a Lock doing 20k :(
They did update the boe Weapons to 470 finally =D Late though
Quick question: I know that last year's event took play almost immediately after Mists' release, but it also took place before the change to when/how zone-wide events take place. They standardized things like sunrise/set, dailies resets, dungeon lockouts, and both the Darkmoon Faire and Gurubashi arenas' start times according to PST (at least for U.S. servers).Given this, does that mean that the Brewfest Enthusiast buff will be going out at 6:15 a.m. and p.m. according to this standardization? This guide still says 'server time', but I've shown up to the stage 3 times since Brewfest started but Vol'jin did not show. I have been no less than 5 minutes early each time and stayed at least 10 minutes late, but each time...nothing. Someone in the comments section for spell mentioned that he's hard to catch because of CRZ, but that post was also before the standardization.I'm going to try to catch him at 6:15 p.m. PST tonight and will update with any info.UPDATE: It would appear that the standardization is the case. Tapper Swindlekeg even threw out a /yell 20 and 10 minutes prior to announce Vol'jin's impending arrival. Look to get this buff at 6:15 a.m. and p.m. PST if you are on U.S. servers.
They did update the boe Weapons to 470 finally =D Late thoughWas that for existing weapons (i.e. weapons already looted before the update) or just for new weapons looted after the update?
Tankard of Terror wasn't upgraded? Ha! My sources say otherwise.
They updated to item level 370 as of today. Yesterday I had gotten two items in the kegs and both were 365. So hopefully they updated the items that drop to 370. The *new* stats of the Shanker are as follows. One Hand3,641-6,762 Damage Dagger(2,600 dps) 411 Agility617 Stamina294 Critical Strike241 HitRequires Level 90 Sell Price : 44g 38s 2cAccording to the item page two other people have have also gotten the item with these stats.
I am really disappointed about the gear I really waited for those tank trinkets they could at least make them level 490 or something since now with timles isle you can easily get gear item level 496 and upgrade it to 535 using Burden of Eternity. I am not referring only to the trinkets to all the gear from brewfest or other Events that have this type of gear.
The Ram Racing Reins have been deleted and the Extra Action Button now controls the speed up function.
The semi-daily 'Do you still need some help moving kegs from the crash site... ?' has been turned into a real daily now: it's called Brew for Brewfest. FYI the info on the page is wrong: it's just copied from the Horde version (Brew for Brewfest) and sounds more like the quest Now This is Ram Racing... Almost... but it's actually the new way to accumulate Brewfest Tokens through ram racing.