Sunreaver Onslaught

A couple of days ago, I was a few hundred short from becoming exalted with the Sunreaver Onslaught so I logged onto my mage to farm a key for the Troves of the Thunder King scenario. It was pretty easy just doing dailies and a few heroic dungeon/scenario runs (especially when you add the reputation perk/commendation at revered). The rest came from a handful of solo scenarios (free loot!) but I especially loved seeing the Blood Elves having more of an active involvement in this expansion, in particular Lor’themar Theron showing more of a prominent role in the war effort. This of course carries on from what we’ve already seen with the Dominance Offensive.

One of the questing perks would have to be the Saurok illusion you pick up through Stage 1.

Saurok illusion

There aren’t as many cut scenes here but the solo scenarios more than make up for it. At exalted, the main perk would have to be the key for the scenario as well as the Reins of the Crimson Primal Direhorn.

Reins-of-the-Crimson-Primal-DirehornReins of the Golden Primal Direhorn

As with other faction reputations, you automatically get the Reins of the Golden Primal Direhorn which looks even better in my opinion.

All-in-all, it was a pretty easy journey to exalted as I tackled all the PVE dailies. With Stage 3 now unlocked and another rare kill under my belt, I look forward to finishing off my Isle of Thunder rares post as the rest of the Isle is revealed.


Dominance Offensive

Phew! The last faction for Pandaria – Exalted (several days ago) but I’m only posting this now. Go Figure!

As soon as I hit revered with the faction, I bought the Grand Commendation of the Dominance Offensive just to make it that much faster – and it was. Almost every day we had another storyline to complete – either to go find someone, scout an area, locate something or retrieve something. But one thing soon became clear, it was all to do with the Divine Bell.

Doing the extra trap daily for some bonus rep worked out nicely too, although farming the materials for the crane seemed the most annoying. My favourite was the crab since you only needed to farm the Unga Villagers for some funky fish while Cool liked doing the tiger one. While you don’t need to have the quest to get credit for the kill, you can just wait for the zone-wide alert when one of the beasts are caged by a player. Be aware that you can only turn in one of these quests per day since it is a daily.

Just make sure you know (or can work out) the mechanic for the fight before you try it. If you’re hanging around for a free kill, pls don’t be a dumbass and stand there when you’re being focused by the crab. You need to kite it so the crab will keep taking damage. Also, stampede and growl are annoying for that very reason.

Once I hit exalted, I purchased the Grand Armored Wyvern from the Quartermaster.

Grand Armored Wyvern

You’ll also get the Grand Wyvern as a reward from Garrosh once you complete all the storylines for the Dominance Offensive.

Grand Wyvern

Now I’ll just need to make sure I do all the raids so I can max out my points each week… and then some.