After months of waiting and many rep farms with hours of running things like Dire Maul…
Boom. I hit [40 Exalted Reputations] Thursday while running Molten Core for my 40th and last needed rep of the [Hydraxian Waterlords]. Normally the run happens Tuesday but the patch delayed this weeks raid. My partners in crime, Arcticsky and Leopole, had there 40 reputations done a week ago–so I was not far behind them. Both pursued the Steamwheedle Cartel (from my earlier posts) after I unearthed the relatively simple four-at-once rep grind it offers.
The only two reps to go after is the Wintersaber Trainers for the one mount and/or the AQ40 rep [Brood of Nozdormu]. But only one yeilds and actual achievement for completing and the other just a lone mount. The Wintersaber grind is sought by many and that is the reason I skipped it (for now). Nozdormu will take a while if I ever plan on getting it, AQ40 will take more then four players to complete in a decent amount of time weekly.
Been working a lot on achievements this last month. The last week though, I spent roughly 30+ hours in Dire Maul which was over 120 instance resets.
You might wonder how many sane people would farm Dire Maul at level 80 for almost a week. The answer: REP!!
In order to get the Title Reward: The Exalted, you need to have [40 Exalted Reputations]. You can see below that I’m now only 1 away from my goal of 40.
But back to Dire Maul, unknown to some — it can be used to gain reputation with the Steamwheedle Cartel (Four Goblin Factions). The beauty of gaining rep with the Cartel is that it’s four factions at the same time.
Dire Maul allows you to free a Golbin, named Knot Thimblejack, once per reset. The quest is called [Free Knot!] and upon completion you get 350 reputation with Booty Bay, Ratchet, Everlook, and Gadgetzan! It takes a [Gordok Shackle Key] which has a good drop rate of the guards and a 3% drop rate off everything else in the zone.
Using these keys, I was able to gain four factions at once thus taking me from 34 Exalted to 39! Now I only need more faction which I will complete Tuesday (reset day) with the Hydraxian Waterlords by running Molten Core. Wootz
Remember Level 60 Raiding? Like Molten Core 40mans?
Some of the millions of subscribers surely do… maybe not the Burning Crusade generation or any new players starting off in Wrath of the Lich King era. Those were some good ol’ days of raiding. Days where it did not matter so much if you did not have a full raid. Back then some of the fights seemed so hard to master but by today’s standards, they’re a piece of cake.
My Warlock and a Protection Paladin friend of mine 2-manned a good 2/5 of Molten Core, check back later for an update!