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.
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.
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! :)