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Earning your wings in Draenor

Earning your wings in Draenor

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As you know, there has been drama, there has been uproar, and after a lot of spir­ited dis­cus­sion Bliz­zard announced the rever­sion of the orig­i­nal plan to restrict fly­ing in Draenor. Although they still firmly believe that keep­ing your feet on the ground is a key part of dis­cov­ery in WoW, they also under­stood that for many it was an impor­tant aspect of the game and some­thing that wouldn’t nec­es­sar­ily com­pro­mise their objec­tives for explo­ration. So, they came up with a com­pro­mise. Unlike other fly­ing achieve­ments which just rely on hit­ting a level require­ment and buy­ing the fly­ing abil­ity for a sum of gold, play­ers would need to com­plete the achieve­ment ‘Draenor pathfinder’ released in Patch 6.2 which would award the abil­ity of flight as well as a chro­matic rylak mount, the Soar­ing Skyter­ror. Once achieved and with Patch 6.2.2 fly­ing in Draenor would become pos­si­ble for all your char­ac­ters at level 90 or above.

In a blue post ear­lier this year Bliz­zard said that: “We believe this strikes the right bal­ance between ensur­ing ground-based con­tent lives up to its full poten­tial, while pro­vid­ing play­ers who’ve already fully expe­ri­enced Draenor’s out­door world extra free­dom to “break the rules.” This also pro­vides a gen­eral blue­print going for­ward for con­tent to come. Play­ers will explore new and undis­cov­ered lands from the ground, and then once they’ve fully mas­tered those environments—a notion that con­tin­ues to evolve with each new expansion—they can take to the skies and expe­ri­ence the world from a new van­tage point.”

What is the achievement?

The Draenor Pathfinder achieve­ment is a multi-step achieve­ment that can be tracked via the achieve­ment page in-game. It does take some time to com­plete and so now is the time to get started if you haven’t already. It is com­prised on the following:

  • Explore Draenor: Explore all of Draenor’s zones
  • Mas­ter Trea­sure Hunter: Col­lect 100 Treasures
  • Lore­mas­ter of Draenor: Com­plete all major story quests in Draenor
  • Secur­ing Draenor: Com­plete 12 spe­cific Apexis Dailies
  • Tanaan Diplo­mat: Hit Revered with the three new Tanaan Jun­gle fac­tions — Order of the Awak­ened, The Saber­stalk­ers, and Hand of the Prophet (Alliance)/Vol’jin’s Head­hunters (Horde).


For a com­plete look at every step of the Draenor Pathfinder Achieve­ment, Wow­head have pro­duced the Draenor Pathfinder guide which will pro­vide you with every­thing you need to know in order to make get­ting the achieve­ment as easy as possible.

Track­ing your progress

You can track your progress in two ways:

  • Track your objec­tives in-game by open­ing the achieve­ment win­dow, search­ing for the Draenor Pathfinder achieve­ment and select­ing the ‘track’ option which will add the objec­tives on-screen under­neath your quest list.


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The good news is that the achieve­ment is account-wide for the most part, mean­ing that you can com­plete the objec­tives towards this achieve­ment on dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters. The excep­tion to this is Secur­ing Draenor, for this you must do all of the quests on one char­ac­ter only.

Log­ging in this past week­end it was great to see every­one hard at it, work­ing through those quest­lines for the achieve­ment. Good luck, I look for­ward to see­ing you in the skies of Draenor very soon.

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