Archive for the ‘Firelands’ Category

Avengers of Hyjal Rep farm

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Update: According to a range of sources, Trash gives usual exp all the way to 5999/6000, the big trash that usually gives 50/55 will give all the way to 11999/12000, after that for the exalted ilvl 391 stuff you’ll need to kill lots and lots of firelands bosses.

If you’re a completionist and hardcore raider you’ll probably want to go on trash runs every reset day, usually tuesday/wednesday before your guild raid to farm to the soft cap at 5999 and pip it slightly over to the next tier to get access to the waist. Then every tuesday/wednesday if you want a heads up on your other guildies you can continue farming the 12000 range on the big mobs and roll on epic recipes and boes.

If you don’t have or don’t have the time to be in a full raiding guild raiding firelands, fret not. The old reputation farming days from black temple and ice crown citadel is back again. Currently you can pug a trash farm group to go into firelands to farm BoE epics, recipes and reputation. The trash are generally pretty easy if people know what they are doing and you can farm until honored reputation.

Once you go into friendly rep at 3000 you can get access to ilvl 378 cloaks which are generally a pretty big upgrade, but rather expensive to reforge into. At an additional 6000 you get honored which means ilvl 378 belts or waists, upon which you’ll find it quite tough to trash farm any further rep. Up til this point the tiny ones usually give 15-17 rep depending on rep bonuses, and the big ones give 50 or 55 if you have the guild rep bonus.

Even if you’re not in it for the rep, the drop rate for the BoE and recipes are good enough that you’ll likely see one to two drops every 1000 reputation gain or so. You can either resell then or use the 378 equipment like the Khaz Gorath trinket. If you see recipes on the Auction House below 1000 gold, and it is a good recipe you might even consider flipping it or learning it.

Firelands: Liquidating Points

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

If you’re stuck with a lot of points before firelands patch hits on 28 Jun, here’s one good way to deplete them:

Buying heavenly shards with either 600 Justice Points (600 JP) or 600 Honor Points (600 HP) to ensure that your Justice + Valor is less than the cap and that your Honor + Conquest is less than the cap. But of course if it is very close then the dust is better as you would want to start off the next patch with points at the cap or as close to the cap as possible.

This is actually slightly more cost efficient than paying an extra 100 JP for a relic to disenchant into a shard. Most of the other options are not cost effective except for the Greater Celestial Essence which would vary from server to server. On my server the heavenly shard sells at a slightly better rate than the Celestial Essence.

Here the rate is about slightly more than 11 gold per 100 points. A hypnotic dust would only sell for 2-5 gold on my server.

With the next patch heavenly shards should bump slightly up in terms of price as people are more likely to disenchant relics for the purples into maelstrom combination, pushing down the price of maelstrom crystals although if there are many progression guilds on your server the demand for enchants will push maelstrom crystals up sharply too along with heavenly shards.

It is unlikely that the supply of heavenly shards will increase that dramatically as people would still need blue items as they enter heroics and people who have no need of heroics are still likely to steer away from LFG groups.

Firelands Incoming and Midsummer Fire Festival

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

The next patch with the new raid instance and the new daily hub is dropping soon on June 28! You can watch the trailer below

This probably means that the tuesday of June 28 will probably be an 8-10 hour maintenance day.

But I guess the thought on most people’s mind is that it is about time.

There are also quite some preparatory guides out there on the internet:

For Raiding Gear:

MMO Champion has the dibs on this one with their list of items available from the different sources.

You can go here for the entire compilation

For Gold Making

Warcraftecon has some articles on how markets will go here

The lightforged elementium hammer looks like a pretty good upgrade, but is pretty steep with the requirement of 8 truegold pieces and 5 chaos orb. It looks like people have to do quite a bit of random dungeons to get that since chaos orbs look to still be bop.

And while waiting for that you can join in the midsummer celebrations. A level 85 Ahune awaits you in the slave pens after you press ‘i’ and select queue for Ahune. He drops a well itemized ilvl 353 cloak for almost the entire range of possibilities and gives about 26 Justice Points or so.

No valor but the first time you do it each day gives you a chance at a pet called chip that throws snowballs at you or the Frostscythe that makes a decent addition for any of your casters without a proper epic weapon which will tide them for the next few weeks before Fireland drops. The ‘chip off the old block’ is on a rarer drop!