Given the drop numbers for the badges, and assuming it means the end boss also drops 10 in addition to 5 for a normal boss, it'd take 112.5 runs to get 5000 badges for one mount. If the end boss drops 10 and not the additional 5, then it would take approximately 128.6 runs. This is accounting for the player having done the weekly for 500, and under the assumption that you only get runs with four bosses.Talk about a harsh grind for reused assets. I'm bored enough to grind it, but man this is a bit much. Ten per boss would've been much nicer.
Thanks you for putting it all togheter. ;)
Great guide. However, some of the links and commentary on here are for the Burning Crusader version. Such as the links to dungeons for strategy.
This should be fixed now, this is what I get for staying up late to post :)
Something I was looking forward to is nothing but a tedious grind like the Pathfinder achievement for the use of flying that could have been done easily and immediately by selling it for gold like the other expansions.
Remember when things like mounts and titles had a certain status associated with it? =)Granted, someone's gonna rage quit by the sound of it, and someone else will be like "A mount? Sweet! I'll grind it with some buddies, show it off in Stormwind, and be proud of what I accomplished!"Some things in game take some work to make it worthwhile for some. It's not for everyone, and that's okay. =)
WTF so now they have turned a fun little flash back idea into a mindless grind...From the numbers as they stand; - 128 run per mount - with a set group avg 15mins a run (havnt tested that so might be very optormistice or a little high) equals 32hrs that spending 5+ hours aday while the holiday is active. - if you have a life to lead this week you have another opportunity to get that mount this yr in November....better take some holidays.All that to use 1 toon to farm 1 mount, let alone if you have other toons you want to run them on or other items you might want.If this was an always available thing, sure no problem but being so limited its senseless
3 chars doing 5 dungs each, cya in 6 months Cupri / Auzin
The end boss in Gundrak only drops 5.
selling it for gold would be too easy, surely acheiving this achievement is better?i am dead against been able to buy achievements, far too much of that for ahead of the curve already.
Wow... 10.000 badges for only the 2 mounts....Another 4250 if you want the Toys.That's insane.Sure, we should not get them for free but this is insane...Double the amount per boss to 10 and final boss to 20 orso.Then it's still A LOT but doable.I was looking forward to it but this is a bit too much I'm afraid.
I don't have problems with long grinds. Heck I have my beloved Defender of the Timbermaw/defender-of-the-timbermaw but these events are likely to be removed or altered once Legion hits which puts urgency to getting the mounts. If the events continue after Legion launches there is a lot less pressure to go grind it now. However, I think Blizzard's intent is to get people playing the content NOW while waiting for the next expansion.I don't like that concept, especially when these weekends are limited to once or twice a month.It's Labor Day weekend, the last thing I want to be doing with the end of my summer is running some silly old dungeons to try and save up for some silly mount I don't need.No thanks. To everyone else: good luck and enjoy!