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Fast Leveling in Legion

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It’s been a little over a week since Legion went live. Fragnance needed just over five hours to reach 110, and good for him. Others took a bit longer but many have already dinged 110, including myself.

One down, twenty more to go!

To quote the great Will Smith, “Aw Hell Naw.”

Before I go any further, I’ll just say this about Legion. I really like the storyline, and in-game storytelling is usually not what I’m about. I’m not a lore guy, and I only read maybe 20% of the quest text that I’m given. But there have been times during my Legion questing experience when I actually stopped and thought to myself that it’s a good thing I’ve got an alt coming through this content because I might want to read some of this the next go round.

That being said, sometimes you just wanna get to the end. The game starts at endgame for many, and they don’t care how they get there. They just want to get there, like, yesterday.

So how does one get to 110, like, yesterday?

Brace yourself, jabroni. I have some good news and some bad news.

First, the bad news. There’s no subtle mechanic to game that’ll get you to max level. No “Bonus Objectives” or XP potions like there was in WoD. Fragnance did it through optimized questing and select dungeon running. That’s pretty much how you’ll do it too.

Now for some good news – I have not one, not two, but THREE methods for getting to 110 as fast as possible.

Method OneBellular put together a video that outlines a good, strategic route for MAX GAINZ!

Method TwoUmren has some powerful tips for getting through the content in the most efficient way possible. Efficient = fast, and fast = good AM I RITE!

Umren mentions the Emerald Wind toy, which I did not know about but will be dropping everything and getting this POST-HASTE! Oldbess goes into a little more detail about this toy, and mentions another one that will get you Flying in Legion before they release flying in Legion. Look, just watch the video.

Method Three – You might notice that there isn’t a video here. Technically you are correct. What there is, though, is a link to a website. Don’t panic, there’s nothing shady about this site. What it does, is provide you with a detailed walkthrough on 100-110. It tells you what quests to do, when to do them, and provides videos to clarify certain aspects of some of the quests.  I actually used this, and I found some of the explanations very helpful.

The website is Guide me Senpai,  and you can check it out by clicking HERE!

So there you are. Leveling tips. Now get in the ring of grind, and get it done.

Best Way To Gear Up in Patch 6.2.4

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Shopped for so much new gear that my Willy was exhausted.

 

A little while ago I wrote a post  that outlined farming honor in Ashran, and how it was a great way to gear up. The video from that post was pulled down by the creator, and that was too bad. It was a good video.

Now about the title of this post. Judging from the first paragraph, you may be assuming that I’m going to say that the best way to gear up is through PVP. Well yes, kinda, and no.

Before you storm off, telling me that you suck at PVP and this post obviously doesn’t apply to you, just pump the brakes on that and give me a second to explain. Okay, maybe more than a second. I don’t know how fast you read. I’m not psychic. If I was, I’d be writing this from some tropical villa and not in my frosty hovel with the heat cranked, eating toasted praline peanuts damn the calories.

Where was I? Oh yeah, the gear. I said yes, kinda, and no as far as PVP goes. Here’s where I explain that stuff.

YES – you will be spending honor to purchase gear. With honor, you can get iLevel 700 gear. One purchase, and boom! You don’t need to grind apexis crystals for days, trying to get 20000 so you can upgrade to 695 and then have the valor to bump it up two ranks to 705. Granted, that is all very valid and in the end you end up with 705 rather than 700 gear. But this is the easiest way to get some amped gear.

KINDA – You need to farm honor in a PVP zone, specifically Ashran, for this to work. Also, there may be some armor pieces that don’t have the secondary stats you’re looking for. So in some cases, PVP gear might not be the way to go.

NO –  I didn’t kill any players, nor engaged them at all, to get any honor. In fact, I can’t really do anything in Ashran because my comp doesn’t process the mass groups of players sitting on top of each other throwing bombs. By the time I catch up, I go from standing in an empty space to dead.

I get my honor three ways: farming fragments from mobs, completing bonus objectives, and finding fragment treasures. I do one circuit around the outskirts of Ashran and can usually return to my base with about 100 fragments. That’s good for 300-400 honor. After a few laps I can buy a piece of gear.

Umren (brofist!) posted a video last summer that outlined some of this, as well as listing TomTom coordinates for the treasures and the route he takes.

 

I used both the route and the coordinates and let me tell you, this still works. I mix in apexis gear as well, depending on stats and how I’m feeling about farming. But I’ve used the honor gear to upgrade several pieces of timewalking gear, and in some cases, entire outfits.

This has its drawbacks though. Depending on your faction, it can take awhile to queue for Ashran. Sometimes the opposing side will run you over when you’re farming, and when you die you lose half the fragments you had on you at the time. It can be situational, but don’t let a fear of PVP keep you from this. Like I said, most of the honor I farmed came from doing simple PVE stuff in the PVP zone.

Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

Twitch TV

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Twitch TV is an interesting phenomenon. When I first heard about it, I actually thought it was kind of stupid. Why would I want to go to a site and watch other people play video games, when I can be the guy who is actually playing the game! Not very voyeuristic I know, but I can watch myself playing video games and, dare I say, probably get more enjoyment out of the experience.

However, I’ve come to learn that Twitch is more than just watching the worst chatroulette ever.

It’s About Content

Blood Legion is a raiding guild that takes a raid encounters, pushes its face into the pillow, and tells it to bear down. On Twitch, you can watch them have their way with Warlords of Draenor raid encounters in beta. I haven’t raided anything but the fridge, so it’s nice to be able to see encounters like this that I would never have the opportunity to see otherwise.

It’s About Learning New Skills

The best way to learn a skill is by watching other people do it. Sure, you could do it yourself, but if you have no clue what you’re doing then you might as well be humping a doorknob. Figuring out PVP by doing it is like sticking a fork in a wall outlet. You knew it was going to hurt before you did it, but when it happened (and happened very fast) you were sprawled out on your back, halfway across the room, with smoke coiling off your body. Quick and painful is what I’m saying here.

Gold making is another skill that somehow people just can’t seem to figure out in WoW. It’s like they’re trying to figure out the square root of the letter G. They’re boggled, and after selling all their gear they have just enough cash to buy a tabard to cover their shame.

A number of gold farmers and highly skilled arena/pvp studs spend hours a day doing their thing on Twitch. Watching what they’re doing can put some coin in your pocket, or honor/conquest in your honor/conquest purse.

It’s About Meeting New People

There are some unique snowflakes out there streaming content, yo.

Sodapoppin plays WoW, League of Legends, and a little bit of Sims. But mainly he’s on WoW doing PVP, and generally engaging in good-natured dickbaggery. He’s a guy who makes gold in-game by accepting 1v1 challenges from viewers who want to kick his ass. And they pay big gold to do it too. It shows a good reflection of his character. Little bit cocky, a whole lot of entertaining.

Umren wanted to hit one million gold before WoD. He’s done it, and after watching him fly in circles for hours at a time… well you can certainly understand why he looks a little haggard in his black cowboy hat. He offers a free guide to viewers to help others make a pile of gold of their own. By mentioning this, I have also fulfilled my TGIF gold making tip for the week. Brofist!

Bajheera is a guy who I’ve spoken about on numerous occasions. He’s a top-shelf PVPer who really interacts with his community. He often involves his views by doing transmog raids with them, or battlegrounds. Those who have the chops, he’ll even do arenas with. Hit ‘im with a flex!

Kaceytron primarily plays League of Legends, but she also involves herself in WoW every once in a while. Yes, the ladies or “girl gamers” also have channels on Twitch. Many of them sit with their cleavage on full display (gotta get them subs!), and even more are harassed because DURR PRETTY GIRLS ON COMPUTER! Kaceytron is different because she actually trolls the trolls. She plays the character of elitist girl gamer, who isn’t really as “diamond” as she thinks. But she knows how to ride out the wave of horny angry boyslabs, and she’s actually kind of entertaining once you “get” her. But she usually has plenty of cleavage unleashed, which pulls the blood from the brain and therefore makes trolling the trolls that much easier for her.

Do you watch Twitch? Who are your favorite Twitch streamers?

TGIF – Gold Farming Like the Pros

The Gold I Find. Quite applicable today, since it is pretty much about finding gold. On mobs. That I kill. Repeatedly.

I almost feel guilty about posting this video. There’s no secret location here, and no surprise reveal. In fact, I think I may have posted a similar video to this in the past. The location being farmed is well-known to farmers (not Halfhill farmers, but they’re already got a sweet location for gold). It’s popular, easy to get to, and with a Potion of Luck it can be pretty lucrative.

There’s two reasons I’m posting this video. One, the author does a very good job in explaining what makes the spot valuable. Two, he gives some insight in using this pre-90 as a potential XP spot, with all the pros and cons included.

Like I said, this is a popular location. Umren, a gold-making mogul on Twitch, also uses this spot for farming Guo Lai Keys. Here’s a guy who is committed to making gold, and goes into detail about swapping to dead servers for farming. Gold, tips, and a wicked looking hat.