If I hadn’t been so lazy this week (the heat, I blame the heat) my recent achievements would have seemed a little more impressive since I did all of this in a single week. But folks, these are the cards I’ve been dealt and will therefore shuffle them in my hand and try to slap on my poker face.
The week was all about titles. Titles are always a fun little way to change things on your character. I managed to pick up three of them in a little over a week.
The first title <Name> “the Patient” was one I wasn’t even consciously trying to get. I was running an endless stream of Hour of Twilight PUGs, and just got the title. It was a side-effect of running too many PUGs, but unlike lowered self-esteem and hemorrhoids this was actually a side-effect worth getting.
The “Flame Warden” title wasn’t hard to get. If you can put in the time, you can get this title. I mean, completing the Midsummer Fire Festival isn’t all that tough to do. As long as you can find enough fires to Honor or Desecrate, Flame Warden is one of the easier titles to grab. I still say the title should be <Name> “Pees on Fires”, but that’s why I’m not working for Blizzard. Well, that and the restraining order, but I’m legally prohibited from discussing the issue.
Getting the title <Name> “of the Shattered Sun” was a multi-stage process. First, you need to have Exalted status with the Shattered Sun Offensive. There’s two ways to get there – either run dailies on the Isle of Quel’Danas, or run Magisters’ Terrace, like, a whole lot. I went with Plan B for a few reasons:
- There was no limit on how often I could run it every day. I would still get decent rep by running Regular versions of the instance, so I’d start with a Heroic and then switch to Regular until I was bored.
- I was getting Faction rep through tabards. In fact, Boss kills were giving me more rep (while wearing the appropriate tabard) than I was getting with the Shattered Sun Offensive. I managed to get Exalted with Gilneas, Ironforge, and Gnomeregan while grinding SSO rep. It’s always nice when you can get two things done at the same time.
- Transmog Gear was plentiful. I picked up the Sun-Forged Cleaver for myself, and farmed a great deal of greens that sold quite nicely on the Auction House. If you have to grind rep, you might as well make some gold at the same time.
- Sweet Chicken Mount. There’s a 4% drop rate on the Swift White Hawkstrider, obtainable only in Heroic mode. I managed to pick up this bird on my last Heroic run.
Congrats on Exalted with SSO. Now you just have to get a single quest where the dude rubs his hand across his palm and says “Can u spare gold plz? For the cause, dude.”
One. Thousand. Gold.
Are you shitting me? I’ve paid less for epic fucking mounts! When Quel’Danas was considered “end game” back in the Burning Crusade days, beggers would spout mighty dirty erections whenever they saw someone with the “of the Shattered Sun” title. It meant that person had waaaay too much gold, and had no problem throwing it away.
Which reminds me – I am now broke. Maybe I’ll run MT one more time for some sweet Transmog gear.