Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder Isn’t so Bad After All

Which is not something I thought I’d say. More; I’d say it, I think, even without the benefit of the influence buff currently running in WoW (through to May 18th). You see, I had it quite firmly in my head that the reputation ask for the Pathfinder achievement was to reach exalted.

Nope!

Just revered. Since taking this screenshot I hit that for 7th Legion and sit on the edge of doing the same for Proudmoore Admiralty. Tortollan is close too, but ideally it would pop up in one more emissary set of dailies for the 3k (with rep bonus). Proudmoore I could do with or without it cropping up as a daily in no time.

I think perhaps the most amusing part of this though, is that I made exactly the same error for the Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder. I was convinced it required exalted, until after I’d already resigned myself to coming in and doing it anyway since I was playing for unlocking the allied races.

Clearly, I didn’t remember this right away. I didn’t really remember it at all until I started having a really rather deja vu inducing conversation about my ‘discovery’ that I only needed to get revered and that they were all very close.

Now it’s just a matter of putting some focus onto it.

Coming back, I was nigh overwhelmed with the options I had. There was the Nazjatar questline. I still need to finish the Zuldazar warfront questline. The Black Empire questline also begged for attention. Not least of all was the fact that even my Mythic 9 Titanforged gear / Heroic raid gear could quite literally be placed with blue heroic drops, so there was a degree of regearing to work on.

Now… I know. I should really be making the most of the XP and Influence buffs. My brother managed to level a mage he had at level 113 to 120 in a single day, without even really playing terribly hard.

And it isn’t like I don’t have a boatload of alts I could level.

Even so. I chose primarily the gearing path first. I’ve been doing the Emissary dailies, but as I noted — I could be done with Proudmoore pretty easily even without the benefit of one. I have run a few heroics, and then moved to running Mythic 0’s for the 430 drops. And honestly, I’ve been relatively lucky!

Beyond that, in my ‘solo’ time, I chose to chase down The Black Empire quest line to gain the legendary cape at the end of it.

Still haven’t replaced either ring, either trinket, or my weapon yet. Well; I have replaced weapon — but it was a side-grade of the same ilvl.

You can further upgrade the cape, but I’m going to put that on the back-burner for now. Next up is finishing the war story. I only have the Zuldazar part of this to go, which honestly was a surprise almost as big as (re)discovering I only need to get to revered. I thought I was several chapters behind at least.

I made a start on that tonight, and should be able to finish it tomorrow, completing another aspect of the Pathfinder Part 1 achievement.

Part 2 might be a little harder, as it will start cold with brand new reputations. But with the influence buff in play and only a requirement to hit revered? I suddenly feel a lot more positive about the whole thing.

I just hope I can get through it all fast enough to ALSO make use of the XP buff with some of my alts! :)

Naithin

Gamer, reader, writer, husband and father of two boys. Former WoW and Gaming blogger, making a return to the fold to share my love of all things looty.

2 Responses

  1. asmiroth says:

    One of those interesting bits about BfA’s level design is that Alliance world movement was extremely easy. Horde was painful if you didn’t have a water mount. As compared to Legion, both areas tend to avoid vertical spaces, and allow for quicker movement. World design in BfA is certainly a highlight after all.

    It’s interesting when you go back and look at the design choices around player movement from WoD forward.

    • Naithin says:

      You’re right, the number of vertical areas was certainly reduced for BFA — there are a few noteable exceptions I can think of off the top of my head, but they were at least noteable exceptions.

      Even so, the mob density in many of the areas was very much up, making going around via water mount an incredibly attractive option and will make flight worthwhile once I can get it. :)

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