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#4474126 Jun 08, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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So like, um.... who knows exactly what we need to do when Firelands hits?

What strategies are people using to prepare?
I'm too lazy to go find the information myself... any good links?

Our teams have done a great job in End game progression, whats the best way to continue this? Jump right into the new zone?

any quest chains, boe epic mat farming, valor point hoarding I should know?

~Lazy Kliff
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#4474283 Jun 08, 2011 at 12:46 PM · Edited over 6 years ago
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- Valor is crap as its all getting converted to JPs anyhow (that said if there's any current VP gear left that you want or need, your current JPs will be able to buy them anyhow)


- There is basically an entire new questing zone/hub (two hubs, one in Hyjal called The Regrowth, another in Firelands called The Molten Front). 60 new quests that work your way towards earning Marks of the World Tree. These will be a new currency that will buy you ilvl 365 items

- The firelands raids will award faction reputation for The avengers of Hyjal. This is similar to the ICC rep and the Karazhan rep with rewards for each level.

- I believe the only way to get Valor Points ouitside of raids will be to run the Zandalar dungeons.

- There will be a new boss in Baradin Hold dropping 378s.


So what to do?
#1. If you need any of the 365s ... do those quests. Apparently they are gonna be awesome quest lines/hubs anyhow so worth it to do, but put aside time to nail your dailies. This is especially important for crafters as this is where a lot of recipes are coming from.

#2. Roll face in ZG/ZA as much as you can tolerate for bonus VPs. We won't be getting a ton from bosses so this is your primary VP income drive.

#3. Try and hit up BH once a week for a shot at free gear and VPs.

#4. Be excellent to each other!

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#5. I think you need to have completed a good half of hyjal to unlock the regrowth hub ... though that may not be true I believe it to be at this moment.

#6. you will be capped at 4k JPs which will be equal to your current JP + VP total ... so spend down to sub 4k before firelands hits buying whatever you want.
"If you want to be the best you can be at wow you will need to mouse turn and keybind, end of story." - Lore
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#4474478 Jun 08, 2011 at 01:32 PM
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I was hoping they'd change the tier 11 token pieces (helm and shoulder) to justice points, but that is not going to be the case. If you're done buying valor point stuff as of today, you won't have anything new to buy on the day of the patch.

The new ilevel for gear that drops from regular Firelands bosses will be 378, 6 ipoints higher than any of the heroic cata gear we've seen drop. With only 7 Firelands bosses, you'll get a lot of your 378 gear from other sources.

1) Valor Points will get you a relic/wand/gun, a neck, bracers and a ring. I've yet to see any datamining that showed tier 12 set pieces being bought with Valor Points, but I expect we'll buy a couple pieces that way.

2) New Rep. As Kurtis posted, there's a new reputation for raiding in the Firelands. Blizz posted about those silly trash-only rep farming runs in ICC and how that won't fly in Firelands. I wonder if trash will give no rep or only give it up to a certain threshold. The Rep vender sells a cloak (friendly) belt (honored) trinket (revered) and a ring at exalted. Everything is 378 but the ring, which is 392, the ilevel for Heroic Firelands stuff.

3) Crafting. As a raid, it appears we'll be able to craft 378 gloves and boots using some blue-quality raid drop called "Living Ember." The gloves and boots are BoE, so we could theoretically buy them with all of our gold, but I couldn't imagine anyone selling them on our server. Each item costs 8 Living Ember, which is a lot if Ember only drops off bosses. Here's hoping it drops from trash. Caster dps'ers will also need 25 Living Ember to start their legendary staff quest, I believe, so we'll have to discuss that as a group.

4) Trash Epics. The Firelands trash will drop some epic 378 stuff do, including a few weapons. It'll be BoE just like this tier. Heroic Firelands bosses will drop special shards that can be used to upgrade trash epics to heroic trash epics, so it may be worth banking a few for later.

So, the only real way to work on your 378 set outside of raiding is to run ZG/ZA for valor points. The daily quests will unlock a bunch of 365 stuff which will be pretty fun, I guess.
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#4474573 Jun 08, 2011 at 01:53 PM
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#4. Be excellent to each other!


Winning.
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#4474658 Jun 08, 2011 at 02:09 PM · Edited over 6 years ago
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more of a MiMs question... should heroic BWD/BOT progression be continued seems 372's will trump the 365s?


Interested to hear what the other teams are planning.
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#4474680 Jun 08, 2011 at 02:16 PM
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#4474658 Kliff_dor wrote:

more of a MiMs question... should heroic BWD/BOT progression be continued seems 372's will trump the 365s?

Then put it in the right forum ... duh :-P.

However for everyone. ~359 (maybe even a tad lower) is the expected iLvL for starting the normal modes in firelands ... so collecting 372s is a huge advantage. It behooves us to get as much of that as we can before the patch drops.
"If you want to be the best you can be at wow you will need to mouse turn and keybind, end of story." - Lore
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#4474852 Jun 08, 2011 at 02:53 PM
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Yeah, we'll raid right up until Firelands drops, then we'll never go back to this tier of raiding (on official raid nights, anyway.) We can certainly get Magmaw before the patch hits, and I'll determine how best to spend our little remaining time after that.

We have to get Saado a Nef kill as well. I'll set that up for Monday. We'll stop whatever we're doing at 10:20 or so and make certain he gets his Nef achieve, even if I mess up in the lava again.

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#4475211 Jun 08, 2011 at 04:08 PM
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#4474852 Zazaa wrote:

even if I mess up in the lava again.




grumble grumble
~Pahin~
Shocrates
Oogresh
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#4475223 Jun 08, 2011 at 04:12 PM
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I need to kill nef before I start my legendary quest line.
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#4475284 Jun 08, 2011 at 04:25 PM
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Read the post, son. Monday. Also, the quest line requires 3 Sands of Time. I think that's 9k gold, so save up that coin, broseph.
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#4475286 Jun 08, 2011 at 04:25 PM
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god damn it saado
~Pahin~
Shocrates
Oogresh
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#4479309 Jun 09, 2011 at 01:30 PM
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so clear all current content for on normal for access to legendary line: check.

do all Cataclysm quest lines.. check (unless you count the ZG/ZA quests).

spend down to below VP+JP <4000: ... guess I'll get some healing gear.

gain 9k gold for 3 expensive bags of dirt: ick... Whats selling the best these days? fish?

Sabotage MiMs nef kill to keep Saado off quest chain: CHECK!
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#4480250 Jun 09, 2011 at 05:06 PM
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#4479309 Kliff_dor wrote:

Sabotage MiMs nef kill to keep Saado off quest chain: CHECK!

I got your back.
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#4485355 Jun 10, 2011 at 06:30 PM
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/wrist so pissed i'm missing out on firelands :(
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#4486284 Jun 10, 2011 at 11:19 PM
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#4480250 Krug wrote:

#4479309 Kliff_dor wrote:

Sabotage MiMs nef kill to keep Saado off quest chain: CHECK!

I got your back.


No more achievement pre-reqs to get the legendary. Congrats Saado, your laziness has paid off!
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#4490319 Jun 11, 2011 at 10:51 PM
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#4486284 Unicron wrote:

#4480250 Krug wrote:

#4479309 Kliff_dor wrote:

Sabotage MiMs nef kill to keep Saado off quest chain: CHECK!

I got your back.


No more achievement pre-reqs to get the legendary. Congrats Saado, your laziness has paid off!


That's Bi Winning
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#4564504 Jun 27, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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Make sure ya'll are prepared for the hidden heroic boss at the end:

Azriel, et al...
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#4565119 Jun 27, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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#4564504 Timmar wrote:

Make sure ya'll are prepared for the hidden heroic boss at the end:



win hahah
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#4565520 Jun 27, 2011 at 02:05 PM
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#4564504 Timmar wrote:

Make sure ya'll are prepared for the hidden heroic boss at the end:



Trolls
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#4566629 Jun 27, 2011 at 05:51 PM
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#4565520 Saado wrote:

#4564504 Timmar wrote:

Make sure ya'll are prepared for the hidden heroic boss at the end:



Trolls

Guild news brah
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