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August 18, 2015

Earning your wings in Draenor

WoW Soaring Skyterror

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.

 

Wowhead Flying Tool for WoW

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.

February 12, 2013

MMORPG Update: Love is in the air

TK MMORPG Update PictureValentine’s Day is quickly approaching and love is in the air with a number of the MMO’s putting on special Valentine’s Day events, the various festivals emulated in-game are fantastic for injecting something new and getting your friends involved in some fun and games. Three MMO’s with big events are World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2 and RaiderZ, I’m going to take a closer look at what you can expect and start spreading that Valentine’s spirit.

WoW does a fantastic job of adding those in-game extras and rewards while tying it all neatly together with a storyline to boot – to be honest, no-one does it bigger! The Valentine’s event runs from February 10th until the 23rd and you can get involved by visiting any of the following major cities of Azeroth: Stormwind, Ironforge, Darnassus, Shattrath, Dalaran, Thunder Bluff, Orgrimmar, Undercity.

MMO Valentines Day Image of Kwee Q. Peddlefeet

There will a dungeon encounter available (using Dungeon Finder) with Apothecary Hummel that will drop both special holiday loot and more useful high-level items (level requirement is 89) as well as a special main quest line and daily quests. You can also look forward to:

  • Mounts (Big Love Rocket, Swift Lovebird).
  • Pets (Toxic Wasteling, Truesilver Shafted Arrow).
  • Amorous Accessories (Romantic Picnic Basket, Forever-Lovely Rose, The Heartbreaker, Vile Fumigator’s Mask, Dinner Clothes).
  • Titles (If you complete the fifteen Achievements of Love Is in the Air, your character will gain the special title The Love Fool).
  • Seasonal bonuses (buffs for your character).
  • Achievements (Love Is in the Air currently offers a total of 160 achievement points, split over 15 achievements and 1 meta-achievement).

GW2’s Black Lion Trading Company has some exclusive items which will be available until the 18th February, you’ll be able to pick up a Bouquet of Roses (which will grant you 5 unique skills), Red Dye Packs containing red and pink dyes to dye your armour, and a 20% discount on Self Style Hair Kits that lets you choose a completely new hair style.

And just in time for Valentine’s Day RaiderZ brings you sweet chocolate that melts in the mouth and also has the handy benefit of raising your life energy. Unfortunately though, it doesn’t look like there will be any Valentine’s costumes for RaiderZ players this year, but perhaps they have saved those for the Lunar New Year Festival, I’m led to believe that costumes are a definite for this one. In-game events include “Weaponized Gambling” where defeating monsters drops an item that generates a random effect when thrown on the ground and the chocolate broomstick mount which allows you to target the objects of your affection with a cupid’s arrow emote.

Detailed information on any of the events above can be found by visiting the associated websites using the links below:

World of Warcraft: http://battle.net
Guild Wars 2: http://guildwars2.com
RaiderZ: http://raiderz.perfectworld.com

Remember to check your servers game calendar for your specific start and end times and whatever you are doing this Valentine’s Day I hope you have a good one.

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