King of Dire Maul

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

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