Tuesday, July 31, 2018

How to unlock the Dark Iron Dwarf Allied Race (World of Warcraft)

The Dark Iron Dwarfs are an unlockable Alliance Allied Race that you can play as if you play a recruitment scenario that recruits them to join the Alliance. They were added in the Battle for Azeroth launch patch, and you will only be able to unlock them if you have a level 120 Alliance character.

Before you can even begin the recruitment scenario, you need to complete the two following requirements:

1) Get Exalted status with the 7th Legion faction

The 7th Legion is a new faction added in Battle for Azeroth, and it is mainly found in Zandalar where most World Quests give reputation with it. It's a lot like the Legion factions, so be prepared to do a lot of World Quests.

Make sure to complete Emissary quests for the 7th Legion whenever they pop up, since these will give you an additional 1,500 reputation.

Some of the quest from the "Ready for War" quest chain will also give reputation with 7th Legion.

2) Complete the "Ready for War" quest chain

The Ready for War quest chain is a huge quest chain that houses over 150 different quests that needs to be completed. These are mostly quests in the different Kul Tiras zones, but you will also need to visit some dungeons along the way. This quest chain is a lot like the Class Order Hall Campaign in Legion, so be prepared to spend a lot of time on completing it.

You begin the Ready for War quest chain shortly after arriving in Kul Tiras, and can pick up the first quest once you have completed the story for your first zone. 

Since it will take a long time to get Exalted with the 7th Legion anyway, there's no need to rush the Ready for War quest chain unless you want to. Most people prefer to do some of the quest while they level up, since this will allow you to hit level 120 faster, but it's not like it's this part of the requirements that will hold you back anyway.

Dark Iron Dwarf recruitment scenario

When you have completed the two requirements above (each will award an achievement), you can head over to Stormwind to begin the actual recruitment scenario. This is not all that long to complete, and it will show you the story of how and why the Dark Iron Dwarfs are joining the Alliance as an Allied Race.

Scrapper FAQ: how the Scrapper works (World of Warcraft)

The Scrapper (officially written as Scrap-o-Matic 1000) is a new type of system introduced in Battle for Azeroth. The very short explanation of it is that its kind of a disenchanter that destroys your gear and break it down to crafting mats. The Scrapper can be found close to the mining, blacksmithing and engineering vendors, which means Dazar'Alor, Zuldazare for the Horde, and in south-eastern Tradewinds Market in Boralus for the Alliance.

In contrast to regular disenchanting, the Scrapper will break the gear down to crafting material that matches the base of the item. This means that the following types of armor and weapons will give the following materials:

- Plate will give ores.
- Leather will give leathers.
- Mail will give leathers.
- Cloth will give cloths.
- Trinkets will give inscription mats.
- Staves will give gems / jewelcrafting mats.
- Wands will give enchanting mats. 

This is a great alternative to vendoring the gear you get from quests, world quests and dungeons, and it will most likely be more profitable.

All gear that is fed to the Scrapper also has a chance to give you Expulsom, which is the new type of BoP crafting regent like the Blood of Sargeras was in Legion. It is however the only way to obtain it (with the only exception being transmutions from Alchemy), which means that crafters who want to craft a lot of stuff will need to feed a lot of gear to the Scrapper!

Higher ilvl stuff has a higher chance of yielding Expulsom, so raid epics will be a lot more valuable to scrap compared to green gear you get from leveling. 

Basically we suggest that you scrap all the gear you get from quests if you intend on doing crafting in Battle for Azeroth, since you will need a steady supply of Expulsom do be able to do that.

Monday, July 30, 2018

How to get the Teldrassil Hippogryph mount (World of Warcraft)

The Teldrassil Hippogryph is an Alliance-only mount that is obtainable during the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch. You an only get this mount during this War of the Thorns pre-event, and if you're too late for that, then there is no way you will ever be able to get it. Edit: It is now too late to get it!

So, to get the Smoldering Reins of the Teldrassil Hippogryph you will need to finish the pre-patch quest line. This quest line will begin automatically when you log in to a level 110 character, and the first step is to talk to Anduin in Stormwind. The next quest will send you to Astranaar and eventually Darkshore. Keep doing this quest chain, and by the end of it you will get the Smoldering Reins of the Teldrassil Hippogryph that will unlock the Teldrassil Hippogrpyh for all your Alliance characters.

The pre-event is divided into three separate parts, and a new part opens each week. If you read this at the end of July, then you will still need to wait another week before the third and final part unlocks.

How to get the Undercity Plaguebat mount (World of Warcraft)

The Undercity Plaguebat is a horde-only mount that is available to get during the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch (August 1st to August 14th 2018). You have until BfA release to get it, and after this point there is no way to get your hands on it.

It us currently no longer obtainable! 

To get it, you simply need to complete the pre-patch quest chain. This is a three-week event that opens up a new part of the chain every week, but you can catch up later if you miss a week. The quest chain starts from a pop-up you get when you log on to a level 110 character during the event, and the first step is to talk to Sylvanas in Orgrimmar.

Just keep following the quest chain, and at the end you will be awarded the War-Torn Reins of the Undercity Plaguebat. Use this item to learn the Undercity Plaguebat mount, which is then usable on all your Horde characters.

If you've done the quest chain on an Alliance character and gotten the Teldrassil Hippogryph mount, then this mount will also be available to your Horde character without you having to do the quest chain once more.

A fix for the Darkshore World Quests not showing up on your map (World of Warcraft)

Some players have been having problems with getting the World Quests in Darkshore to pop up, even after they have completed the quest chain that should unlock them. Luckily there's a very simple fix; disable or update the add-on World Quest Tracker.

We all used World Quest Tracker during Legion, but it took them a few days to update it to be functional with the new Darkshore quests, so players who used an outdated version of the add-on were not able to see the World Quests in Darkshore. It should be fixed by now, but you will need to update it before you can see the WQs on your map.

How to unlock Mag'har Orc Allied Race (World of Warcraft)

The Mag'har Orcs are a new Allied Race for the Horde that was added in the Battle for Azeroth expansion pack. Any level 120 horde character can complete their recruitment scenario to unlock them as a playable race on their WoW account, but you need to fulfill the following requirements before you can even begin the recruitment scenario:

1) Have completed the "Ready for War" horde quest chain

This is actually a very long quest chain with over 100 quests in it, and can be compared to the Legion Class Hall quest chain when it comes to depth and time consumption. You will start this quest chain shortly after arriving in Zandalar, but you will not be able to finish it until you are level 120.

2) Exalted with The Honorbound faction

The other requirement to unlock the recruitment scenario is to get one character exalted with a faction called "The Honorbound". You will get a lot of reputation with this faction during the completion of the "Ready for War" quest chain, but that's not going to get you to exalted. Be ready to do a lot of World Quests to get the reputation you need, as well as doing Emissaries as often as the pop up.

Mag'har recruitment scenario

Once you have completed the above two requirements, then you are free to start the recruitment scenario at any time. This scenario starts in Orgrimmar (at the same place as the Nightborne and Highmountain Tauren sencarios), and should be pretty quick do do. Once you complete it, you will unlock the Mag'har Orcs as a playable Allied Race, and you will also get the Mag'har Direwolf to use for any Horde characters.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

How to get the Underrot Crawg mount (World of Warcraft)

The Underrot Crawg is a mount added with the Battle for Azeroth expansion pack, and can be used by both Horde and Alliance characters. It will be unlocked by using the item Underrot Crawg Harness, which is a boss drop from Unbound Abomination in the Underrot 5-man dungeon.

The Underrot Crawg Harness will only drop on Mythic version difficult, so you cannot farm this daily like the instance mount drops in the past expansion packs. The key level does not matter, as long as it's on Mythic difficulty.

The Unbound Abomination is the last of the four bosses found in the Underrot.

You only have one shot at it per week, and no one currently knows the drop rate. It will most likely be around 1 %, so it is probably going to be a very rare mount to see.

The mount also has a chance to be found in Challenger's Cache, which is the weekly cache you get from completing a Mythic dungeon.

How to get the Tomb Stalker mount (World of Warcraft)

The Tomb Stalker is a new mount added in Battle for Azeroth, and it can be obtained by all level 120 characters. What you need is to get the item called Mummified Raptor Skull, which is the item that will teach you to summon the Tomb Stalker mount.

The Mummified Raptor Skull drops from King Dazar, the final boss of the dungeon King's Rest, on Mythic difficulty. In contrast to previous instance mount drop, it will not drop on either normal or heroic difficulty, so you will need to farm it on Mythic. This means that you only have one chance per week to get it, instead of a chance each day.

King's Rest is a 5-man instance located in the Zuldazar Zone. It contains four bosses, and King Dazar is the final boss you will encounter there.

The drop rate for Mummified Raptor Skull is currently unknown, but it's been speculated to be around 1 %. This will make the Tomb Stalker a rather rare mount, so be prepared to run this instance a lot if you want it.

How to get the Darkforge Ram mount (World of Warcraft)

The Darkforge Ram mount is only available to Dark Iron Dwarf Paladins, and no other races or classes can use this mount, even if you obtain it on your Dark Iron Dwarf Paladin in the first place.

You get the mount in your mount tab when you reach level 20 on your Dark Iron Dwarf Paladin. As you might know, the Allied Races start at level 20, so you basically get it for free once you create the character.

How to get the Dark Iron Core Hound mount (World of Warcraft)

The Dark Iron Core Hound is a mount with a unique skin that is only obtainable by alliance characters. In order to get it you will need to complete the Dark Iron Dwarves recruitment scenario. Upon completing it, you will get this mount that can be used by all your Alliance characters, as well as the ability to create a new Dark Iron Dwarf character on your account.

The recruitment scenario is actually pretty short, so it should not take you too long to complete with a max level character.

There are most likely some requirements you need to complete before you can begin the scenario, but these are not currently known, so we will update this post once it's announced. It seems likely that you need to be level 120, and possible have some reputation requirements as well.

How to get the Mag'har Direwolf mount (World of Warcraft)

The Mag'har Direwolf mount is a horde-only mount that will be unlocked once you complete the recruitment scenario for the Mag'har Allied Race Orcs. The scenario does not take all that long, and upon completion you will get this mount, as well as the ability to play as the Mag'har orcs if you create a new character!

There is most likely a requirement you need to fulfill before you can enter the recruitment scenario, but it's unknown at the time. This post will be updated once we know the specific requirements needed to start the scenario.

How to get the Zandalari Direhorn mount (World of Warcraft)

The Zandalari Direhorn is a horde-only mount that is available in Battle for Azeroth. In order to get it, you need to complete the recruitment scenario for the Zandalari trolls. Upon completion you will unlock the Zandalari trolls as a playable Allied Race, as well as the Zandalari Direhorn mount. The mount can be used on all horde characters, and it's not tied to the Zandalari trolls.

To start the recruitment scenario, head to the Emissary Building in Orgrimmar and pick up the quest. There will most likely be a requirement to begin the scenario, but it's currently not known what the requirements are. This post will be updated once the requirements are revealed.

How to farm the Chromatic Sword: one of the rarest transmogs in the game (World of Warcraft)

The Chromatic Sword is an ilvl 45 Uncommon (green) sword that is extremely rare because of it's unique looks. This two-hander has a chromatic particle effect that is not seen on any other weapon in the game, and since it's Bind on Equip, it's one of the most valuable items in the entire game!

The sword drops from a rare spawn called Scale Belly. This mob spawns with intervals between 1 and 3 hours in the Crystalvein Mine in the northern part of The Cape of Stranglethorn.

Because of the insane value of the sword (usually several million gold), expect Scale Belly's room to be full of other players as well as bots, so farming his is very difficult. You can tag him if someone else from your own faction tags him first, but he will die very fast since he is only level 60.

Even if you manage to kill him, the chance of getting the Chromatic Sword is very low. No one knows for sure about the drop rate of the sword, but it's believed to be around 2 - 4 %.

The best strategy is to group up for a 5-man group and camp him. Everyone in the group will get to loot him, so it essentially gives you 5 chances instead of only 1. However, don't farm him in a raid group, or else only one person will get to loot him!

There is no other source for the sword, so camping Scale Belly is your only bet. Good luck with hitting the jackpot!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

How to get exalted with the Gelkis/Magram Clan Centaurs (World of Warcraft)

The Gelkis Clan Centaur and Magram Clan Centaur are two factions run by the centaurs in Desolace in Kalimdor. They used to be at war until the Cataclysm expansion pack, and up until that point you could grind reputation with one of them by killing the other faction's members. However, any means of getting rep was removed in the Cataclysm patch, but a new way of getting rep was reintroduced in the BfA pre-patch.

This time around you can get exalted reputation with both factions at the same time, and you essentially only need to complete a short chain of quests to get it.

The quests you need to complete

Before you are able to do the small quest chain that gives you enough rep to hit exalted with both the Gelkis Clan Centaur and Magram Clan Centaur, you will need to do a few general quests in Desolace. All the ones you need to do begin in the Karnum's Glade (the main hub in Desolace), and below is a list of quests that you need to do before you can do the centaur quest line.

- A Time to Reap
- Pulling Weeds
- Taking Part
- An Introduction Is In Order
- Cenarion Property
- Breakout!
- Delicate Negotiations
- Will Work For Food
- My Word is My Bond
- Three Princes
- Not So Fast! 

The Centaur quest line

Once you've done all the quests above, your next step is to go just outside the entrance to Maraudon and kill mobs called "Maraudine Mauler". These will quickly drop an item called "Maraudine Prisoner Manifest" that begins a quest.

This quest is part of a four-part quest chain, and at the end of it you get exalted with both the centaur clans. There is nothing difficult about the quest chain itself, so I won't go into details about it, and you should be able to do it without any problems.

Enjoy your 2 "free" exalted reputations!

If you already did the quest chain prior to the addition of the rep bonus

You cannot do the quest chain to get rep if you've already done it, but there's another method for those of you who did it prior to the BfA pre-patch. All you need to do is to talk to Karnum Marshweaver in Karnum's Glade, and he will give you all the rep to get exalted! 

How to farm honor very fast with War Mode in Darkshore (World of Warcraft)

War Mode is active in the 110 version of Darkshore during the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch, which means that the War Mode here will be just like it will be in the BfA zones once they are released. This is a great way of farming Honor for your new Honor Levels, and it's actually a lot faster than spamming BGs if you do it correctly.

The first thing you want to do is the following:
- Complete the quest chain to unlock the World Quests (to get to the right phase).
- Turn on War Mode in Stormwind or Orgrimmar.

Once this is done, head to the PVP group fiender, click on Custom Groups and select the option at the bottom. Find a group that says "Darkshore World PVP" or "Darkshore ganking" or something like that, and preferably aim for a group with 30+ members.

When you are in a group like this, just stay with the main group while you do PvP combat with the other faction. If you're lucky, you will get a very high Honor per hour with this type of group, especially when the other faction manages to get some kills as well (so that they get the buff that gives them more damage, and "drops" Honor upon death).

If you don't get a decent amount of Honor, leave the group and try another one. Some of the groups are very good for getting you a lot of Honor, while others are a lot worse. It might even be worth finding people manually for a premade group of Darkshore PvPers that can farm Honor as quickly as possible.

How to skip the War of the Thorns / Burning of Teldrassil quest line on your alts (World of Warcraft)

A lot of people are unaware that they can skip the entire quest chain for the War of the Thorns / Burning of Teldrassil on all their alts as long as they have completed it on their main character, but this is definitely possible. This means that you only have to run this rather short quest chain once in your entire life, but still unlock all those sweet Darkshore World Quests on all your alts to get the ilvl 210 loot.

It's actually very easy to do this, and you can do it by heading to Stormwind or Orgrimmar and talk to Anduin/Sylvanas just as the quest tells you do. However, once you finish this quest talk to Sylvanas / Anduin again and click on the dialogue option that says "I've heard this tale before.." instead of following the rest of the quest chain.

How to unlock World Quests in Darkshore (World of Warcraft)

During the pre-event for Battle for Azeroth, the old zone Darkshore in Kalimdor is updated to a level 110 version of the original zone, complete with World Quests that award ilvl 210 items that can titanforge to be even higher.

Warning: This is a legacy guide for WoW: Legion. Here is the updated guide to unlocking World Quests in Darkshore at level 120.  The procedure is a lot different now.

In order to unlock the World Quests, you need to complete the first part of the War of the Thorns / Burning of Teldrassil story line. This is available to level 110 characters, and you get the first quest to begin the quest chain automatically once you log on to a level 110 character. It will tell you to go to your main capital (Stormwind or Orgrimmar) to begin.

If you don't get this quest automatically once you get to 110, relog to add it to your quest log.

The quest chain itself is actually pretty short, and you can complete it within 20 to 30 minutes if you play somewhat efficient. Just follow the quests until you get to a point where no new quests are available, and at this point the WQs will be available.

The World Quests are on a 24 hour rotation, so you only need to check for World Quests in Darkshore once every day. There are four different World Quests each day, so it does not require a lot of effort to fully clear all the WQs in the entire zone every day.

Each World Quest will give you a piece of ilvl  210+ loot, so it's a very easy way to get decent gear on your alts!

How to get Wowhead premium for free (World of Warcraft)

There's many benefits to getting Wowhead Premium, and it will generally cost you about $1 per month, but it's actually possible to get it permanently for free!

If you want free Wowhead Premium, then you've got to contribute to the website, because all members with more than 25,000 reputation will get it for free.

How to get Wowhead reputation

Firstly, you obviously need an account. Sign up with you e-mail address and log in. Once you're in, just start contributing. Some people prefer to make good comments on the pages of items, NPCs, factions etc., while others prefer other methods to get reputation. 

The easiest way to get to 25,000 rep is probably by taking a screenshot of 2,500 different items, mounts, or NPCs and upload them to the website. Each screenshot will get you 10 reputation each, and while 2,500 screenshots sounds like a lot, it will go by pretty fast. 

Once you get enough rep, the Wowhead Premium will be permanently attached to your Wowhead account, so after this point you won't need to contribute to the website anymore unless you want to. 

How to get the Slayer's Tabard (World of Warcraft)

The Slayer's Tabard is a Demon Hunter-only tabard that was added at the end of the Legion expansion pack. It's an updated version of the Green Trophy Tabard of the Illidari that could be gotten by questing in Shadowmoon Valley in Outlands.

To get the Slayer's Tabard, you need to complete your Class Hall Campaign up until the point where you get your class mount on a Demon Hunter character. After this is done, the tabard is for sale from Falara Nightsong, the quartermaster NPC in the Demon Hunter Class Hall. It costs 100g, and can only be used for transmog on Demon Hunters.

A high-resolution version of the Purple Trophy Tabard of the Illidari has yet to be added to get game, but it might be implemented at one point in the future.

How to get the Design: Rhinestone Sunglasses - one of the rarest Jewelcrafting designs in the game! (World of Warcraft)

The "Design: Rhinestone Sunglasses" is one of the rarest items in the game, and getting one on your jewelcrafter will definitely get you a lot of gold, since you will be able to craft and sell as many Rhinestone Sunglasses as you want. These sunglasses can sell for several hundred thousand gold, and creating them will only set you back a few hundred gold. In other words, these will give you a huge profit!

The only problem is that getting the Design is difficult, and it requires a huge amount of luck or dedication. The design itself can drop from any mob from either Cataclysm content or from any mob from the Mists of Pandaria content. Basically any mob between level 81 and 90 can drop it, but apparently it has a much higher chance to drop from Cata mobs.

People who farm for it prefer to focus on the Cataclysm rare world bosses, since these has a rather high chance to drop the recipe compared to all other mobs. Download NPCScan and add the following information to the add-on:
/npcscan add 50063 Akmahat
/npcscan add 50089 Julak-doom
/npcscan add 50056 Garr
/npcscan add 50009 Mobus
/npcscan add 50005 Poseidus
/npcscan add 50061 Xariona

As you can see from the macro, Akmahat, Julak-doom, Garr, Poseidus, Mobus, and Xariona are the mobs you want to farm, and each of them are on a 4 hour timer. These rare mobs can spawn in all the Cata zones, and I suggest checking them up on Wowhead to see which one you prefer to farm. I would advise against Poseidus since it will have a very high amount of competition, since he drops an BoE mount that sells for a lot on the Auction House.

Remember that you need to have Jewelcrafting as one of your professions to even be able to loot it! The design itself is BoP, so make sure to farm it on the correct character.

Good luck!

How to turn on/off War mode / World PvP (World of Warcraft)

War mode was implemented in the 8.0 patch, also known as the Battle for Azeroth prepatch, and has fully replaced PvP relams. This means that anyone from any server can choose if they want to participate in PvP or not by turning on or off War mode.

To turn on or turn off Warmode, you firstly need to head to Stormwind if you play Alliance, or Orgrimmar if you play Horde. Once in your capital city, open up your talent screen (default N on the keyboard), and click on the small button in the bottom right corner of the window. If this box is checked, War mode is active, and if it's unchecked, War mode is deactive.

It's free to turn War mode on and off, and you can do it as often as you like as long as you are in your capital city.

When War mode is active, you are constantly flagged for PvP, and will only be able to play with other people who have turned War mode on. If you deactivate it, no one from the other faction can attack you even if you play on a PvP realm.

You get an additional 10 % bonus experience from all sources if you play with War mode active, as well as the ability to use four different PvP talents. These are active at all times, and not only when you are actively taking part in a PvP battle!