Ah, World of Warcraft holidays. The times of the year where Horde and Alliance alike celebrate the triumphs or trivialities of Azeroth while the world is getting pwned by the Burning Legion, the Scourge, and the Twilight Cult. And although both factions celebrate the same thing, that doesn't mean they're on the same page as some holiday festivities require infiltration of the opposing faction just to talk to a bonfire or a really old person. The holidays ultimately give sweet rewards in the end ranging from gear, tabbards, achievements, companions, and mounts.
Want to start achievement hunting? Not sure where to begin? Not a problem! Each Fortnight Phoenixsting will go over some achievement hunting, with tips on where to begin.
This week I’ve gone hunting for the newest critters to the game. It’s time to show them some /love and welcome them to a shattered world.
Head to the twilight Highlands for the first part of this achievement. Head to the river running through the centre of the map and you should be able to spot a few Rattlesnakes. After you have tagged one of them head up to just south of the Vermillion Redoubt where you can grab the Highlands Turkey and Yellow-Bellied Marmot.
Sure you could profit faster from crafting and selling stuff from your professions. But what if the economy is really terrible (and it happens) that there are days that you can't possibly profit from crafting anything? Volatile farming is the easiest way to earn fast and extra gold. But if you don't have herbalism or mining to get some volatiles, there's no other way than to farm it yourself. For 13 minutes, I farmed 8 Volatile Fires. It goes for 20 gold each in the auction house in my server. That's an extra 160 gold for 13 minutes. Yes, it's boring, but you don't have to do it for hours anyway. Do it when you're waiting for a battleground queue or while waiting for your guild raid to form. Here are the perfect spots for farming volatiles:
Crowd Control or CC has never been this important in World of Warcraft ever since the Burning Crusade expansion. With the rise of enemy mobs composed of dangerous melee, casters and healers, it's out of the question that a group should always have a crowd controller to even the playing field. Yes, Wrath of the Lich King spoiled us a little (I mean ALOT) when the mobs in Heroic Dungeons and even in raids require no CC at all, as party members rain down their mindless AOE attacks just to top that DPS chart. But World of Warcraft: Cataclysm has again brought back the lost art most of the classes have forgotten, and it is inevitable that we should re-learn how to do them.
Welcome... to the rest of your life. This is World of Warcraft. You are reading this right now probably because of two things: one is that you’re interested in the game and are gathering enough information if you should go for it or you’ve already bought it but have no idea how to begin. Well this write-up will try to sum up all the information you need to jumpstart your experience in the most popular MMORPG in history and beyond. Lok’tar Ogar, Ishnu’alah, For the Horde, For the Alliance.
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