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This may not have been the fastest of reputation grinds but I’m certainly glad it’s over thanks in part to WoW’s 9th Anniversary buff. Apart from the daily and killing the odd yaungol mob, my Emperor Shaohao rep was slooow. Then out of curiosity I noted the reputation gains from each section so I could determine how adventurous I felt that day.
|Ordos Santuary||Firewalker Path and the Blazing Way||Firewalker Ruins|
|Urdur 44||Kilnmaster and Chanter 22||Oathguards 10|
|High Priest 27||Berserker 16||Candlekeeper 6|
The Time-Lost Artifact is the only purchase I’ve made together with the Scroll of Challenge although I did have some fun with the Celestial Defender’s Medallion a couple of times. I do intend on buying one at the end of the expansion though.
At exalted you can buy the Reins of the Heavenly Golden Cloud Serpent for 100,000 Timeless Coins although I still had 31,935 left over. Considering the number of Harmonious Porcupettes I’ve purchased over the last few weeks, I don’t really have anything else to spend them on so I guess I’ll be buying more porcupettes until I’m done with the achievement. Sadly, there’s only been one addition since my last update so I feel like I’ll be stuck on the Isle indefinitely with fourteen left to go. There really needs to be be a higher drop rate on these unique items.
A couple of days ago, I was a few hundred short from becoming exalted with the Sunreaver Onslaught so I logged onto my mage to farm a key for the Troves of the Thunder King scenario. It was pretty easy just doing dailies and a few heroic dungeon/scenario runs (especially when you add the reputation perk/commendation at revered). The rest came from a handful of solo scenarios (free loot!) but I especially loved seeing the Blood Elves having more of an active involvement in this expansion, in particular Lor’themar Theron showing more of a prominent role in the war effort. This of course carries on from what we’ve already seen with the Dominance Offensive.
One of the questing perks would have to be the Saurok illusion you pick up through Stage 1.
There aren’t as many cut scenes here but the solo scenarios more than make up for it. At exalted, the main perk would have to be the key for the scenario as well as the Reins of the Crimson Primal Direhorn.
As with other faction reputations, you automatically get the Reins of the Golden Primal Direhorn which looks even better in my opinion.
All-in-all, it was a pretty easy journey to exalted as I tackled all the PVE dailies. With Stage 3 now unlocked and another rare kill under my belt, I look forward to finishing off my Isle of Thunder rares post as the rest of the Isle is revealed.
This is an achievement I was itching to get as I loved the idea of having two priests at max level, like something out of Alias (one of my favourite shows). So with Cymre as my main, I knew that my Alliance priest would be a given as to who to level up on this side – not that I had many choices anyway.
As usual, we levelled while questing in Dread Wastes, skipping a lot of quests along the way but that’s ok since we’ve played through them all before. I am looking forward to working through Operation: Shieldwall though, having read a few blog posts about it but I suspect we’ll take our time with it.
To celebrate my double achievement, I couldn’t decide which mount to use so I selected my two favourite shots.
My main focus now is to generate enough gold to buy flying in Pandaria although I don’t have my epic flying yet either. Here’s hoping all my auctions sell :P