Moar Achievements: Children’s Week 2012

This is a re-write of the previous year’s guide.  There are no changes to the holiday from last year, but I’ve updated the format of the post.  There is only one new thing to consider: account wide pets. I highly recommend checking your toons to see which characters have which pets and targeting any pets you don’t already have.  You can also get different pets on different toons to try and collect all of them.

To get For the Children you need to get the following achievements:

  • Home Alone – Hearthstone with your Orphan out
  • Daily Chores – Do 5 daily quests with your Orphan out
  • School of Hard Knocks – complete four specicific BG goals with your Orphan out
  • Bad Example – Eat 7 specific types of nice stuff with your Orphan out
  • Aw, Isn’t it Cute? – Obtain a Children’s Week pet
  • Hail to the King, Baby – Kill King Ymiron in Utgarde Pinnacle with your Orphan out

You need to be at least level 78 to complete this meta achievement.

There are a few bonus achievements and items:

  • Veteran Nanny – Acquire Egbert’s Egg, Sleepy Willy and Elekk Training Collar on one character. This will take 3 years.  I suspect this will vanish in MoP, but there is no way you can speed this up so unless you already have two of the pets on one toon, you’ll just have to lose this one.
  • There are quite a few pets available.  You can get a maximum of three within one Children’s Week.  Each year you can work on another pet, apart from the Northrend pets – you can only ever get one of these.
    • One from the Stormwind/Orgrimmar orphan quests. (Whiskers the Rat, Mr Wiggles, Speedy, Scooter the Snail)
    • One from the Shattrath orphan quests. (Peanut, Egbert, Willy, Legs)
    • One from the Northrend orphan quests. (Curious Oracle Hatchling/Curious Wolvar Hatchling)

Don’t forget to have your Orphan out when you do ALL of these achievements. 

Now one of these achievements is a nightmare.  I would recommend doing these achievements as follows.

  1. Follow the Children’s Week questline to obtain a pet.  Use your Hearthstone while travelling about. Buy some of Tigule and Foror’s Strawberry Flavoured Ice Cream while you are in Stormwind or Orgrimmar. It can be found on the Candy Vendor near the Cooking daily in Stormwind and from the Snack-O-Matic in Horde Zepplins.  [Completed: Aw, Isn’t it Cute? and Home Alone, plus 1/7 Bad Example]  You also now have a pet out of this holiday, if nothing else.
  2. Time to bite the bullet and go for the hard one.    I could describe it all but I think that Cynwise has already done so far better than I could so check out his guide.  Console yourself with the thought that even if you NEVER PvP you can turn the Honor points you will earn into Justice Points, or use them towards the Honor mounts if you’re a mount collector.  It won’t be enough consolation for the hell that is this achievement, but there you go.  If you are aiming for the meta this is the one you need to focus on because its by far the hardest to get. [Completed: School of Hard Knocks]
  3. Once back in town do any five daily quests during the week.  The Fishing/Cooking ones are ridiculously easy and will count. [Completed: Daily Chores]
  4. Now its off to Northrend.  Travel to Howling Fjord with a friend or two to complete Utgarde Pinnacle.  You may well be able to solo this.  If not, you should only need one friend.  [Completed: Hail to the King, Baby]
  5. Carry on to Dalaran where you can buy a Red Velvet Cupcake, Dalaran Brownie, Dalaran Donut and Lovely Cake from Aimee outside of one of the banks.  Eat them all. [5/7 Bad Example]
  6. You now need to either do some cooking or visit the AH for Tasty Cupcake and Delicious Chocolate Cake.  There is an achievement to make the Delicious Chocolate Cake so bake it if you can.  The recipe comes from the rewards for the Outland or Dalaran Cooking dailies.  The Tasty Cupcake recipe is a random Northrend drop.  Both can be found on the AH. [Completed: Bad Example]

Children’s Week Achievement Guide

To get For the Children you need to get the following achievements:

  • Home Alone – Hearthstone with your Orphan out
  • Daily Chores – Do 5 daily quests with your Orphan out
  • School of Hard Knocks – complete four specicific BG goals with your Orphan out
  • Bad Example – Eat 7 specific types of nice stuff with your Orphan out
  • Aw, Isn’t it Cute? – Obtain a Children’s Week pet
  •  Hail to the King, Baby – Kill King Ymiron in Utgarde Pinnacle with your Orphan out

You need to be at least level 78 to complete this meta achievement.

Don’t forget to have your Orphan out when you do ALL of these achievements. 

Now one of these achievements is a nightmare.  I would recommend doing these achievements as follows.

  1. Follow the Children’s Week questline to obtain a pet.  Use your Hearthstone while travelling about. Buy some of Tigule and Foror’s Strawberry Flavoured Ice Cream while you are in Stormwind or Orgrimmar. It can be found on the Candy Vendor near the Cooking daily in Stormwind and from the Snack-O-Matic in Horde Zepplins.  [Completed: Aw, Isn’t it Cute? and Home Alone, plus 1/7 Bad Example]  You also now have a pet out of this holiday, if nothing else.
  2. Time to bite the bullet and go for the hard one.    I could describe it all but I think that Cynwise has already done so far better than I could so check out his guide.  Console yourself with the thought that even if you NEVER PvP you can turn the Honor points you will earn into Justice Points, or use them towards the Honor mounts if you’re a mount collector.  It won’t be enough consolation for the hell that is this achievement, but there you go.  If you are aiming for the meta this is the one you need to focus on because its by far the hardest to get. [Completed: School of Hard Knocks]
  3. Once back in town do any five daily quests during the week.  The Fishing/Cooking ones are ridiculously easy and will count. Or hop along to Therazane’s Throne and do those to get it done all in one go. [Completed: Daily Chores]
  4. Now its off to Northrend.  Travel to Howling Fjord with a friend or two to complete Utgarde Pinnacle.  It should only take two of you at level 85. If you have no friends handy, ask around as someone else is bound to be doing this.  [Completed: Hail to the King, Baby]
  5. Carry on to Dalaran where you can buy a Red Velvet Cupcake, Dalaran Brownie, Dalaran Donut and Lovely Cake from Aimee outside of one of the banks.  Eat them all. [5/7 Bad Example]
  6. You now need to either do some cooking or visit the AH for Tasty Cupcake and Delicious Chocolate Cake.  There is an achievement to make the Delicious Chocolate Cake so bake it if you can.  The recipe comes from the rewards for the Outland or Dalaran Cooking dailies.  The Tasty Cupcake recipe is a random Northrend drop.  Both can be found on the AH. [Completed: Bad Example]

You can also do all of the Orphan questlines.  There is one in Stormwind/Orgrimmar, one in Shattrath and one in Dalaran.  That nets you three pets.  If you’ve been playing a while it might also net you the achievement Veteran Nanny which requires all three of the Shattrath pets.

Moar Achievements: Noblegarden 2011

Below is the first in a series of achievement guides I’m putting together.  There will be achievement guides for each holiday, and also guides by zone listing all the achievements and components of achievements you can collect in a zone.  I have a post giving more information ready to go soon.

To get the Noble Gardener achievement you need to get the following achievements:

  • I found one!
  • Chocaholic – Eat 100 chocolates
  • Hard Boiled – Lay an egg in Un’goro
  • Spring Fling – Mate your rabbit pet with another rabbit  pet in the four level 5 towns for your faction (excluding the Cataclysm towns)
  • Noble Garden – Hide an egg in Stormwind/Silvermoon
  • Shake Your Bunny Maker – put rabbit ears on a female of each race (excluding Cataclysm races) who is level 18+
  • Desert Rose – Plant a flower using your Spring Robes in the five named zones
  • Blushing Bride – whilst wearing the two tuxedo parts kiss someone wearing an elegant dress

You can also get the following achievements that are not part of the meta:

  • Dressed for the Occasion – Get the Elegant Dress from an egg
  • Sunday’s Finest – Get both Tuxedo parts from eggs

How you do it:

  1. Go to one of the level 5 towns to farm eggs – I had the best luck with Azure Watch on Alliance and Razor Hill on Horde.  Brill was terrible.
  2. Pick up the two quests and do them.  You will now have a basket you can equip to give yourself a speed boost and a Blossoming Branch. [Completed: I found one!]
  3. Farm 100 chocolates and eat them. [Completed: Chocoholic]
  4. You need the following items now:  Noblegarden Egg (5 chocolates), Spring Flowers (50 chocolates), Spring Robes (50 chocolates), White Tuxedo Shirt (25 chocolates), Black Tuxedo Pants (25 chocolates), Spring Rabbits Foot (100 chocolates).  You might also want the Elegant Dress (50 chocolates) but while this helps others its not essential for your achievement.  When you open an egg you have a chance at getting any of these items.  Start farming the chocolates for any you have left, one item at a time.  Stop when you have got all of them through eggs or purchases.

The following achievements should be started in the egg hunting area you chose.  You should then move on to Stormwind/Orgrimmar.

  1. Once you have the Tuxedo parts, put them on and watch for anyone in a ghastly peach dress to kiss.  If you get an Elegant Dress put that on too as you can wear both at the same time since they are in different slots. [Completed: Blushing Bride]
  2. Once you have the pet, keep it out at your chosen egg farming location.  Odds are there will be someone else with a rabbit there. [1/4 Spring Fling]
  3. Once you have the flowers start watching for female toons over 18.  Like all these types of achievement, you need to wait for the ears buff to wear off/be removed. Finding those in your faction is not especially challenging.  [1/2 Shake Your Bunny Maker]
  4. Hide your egg in Stormwind for Alliance players [Completed (A): Noble Garden]

Now you need to start travelling.

  1. Go to Silvermoon and put down your egg. Don’t forget to visit Falconwing Square while you’re in the area.  [Completed (H): Noble Garden] [1/4 Spring Fling (H)]
  2. Go to each of the 5 deserts and use your robes to plant a flower.  One is in Eastern Kingdoms, the others are in Kalimdor.  Alliance should fly up to Badlands, then go back to Stormwind and portal to Uldum (if you have it) and fly to the rest.  Horde should also use the portal to Uldum trick, but to get to Badlands take the Zepplin to Undercity.  Since you need to visit it anyway, if you want to solo the Hard Boiled achievement, put your Hearthstone in Silithus.  You then need to go back to a town, get the bunny buff, stone to Silithus and run to the Golakka Hot Springs without taking ANY damage.  Mounting or transforming will lose the bunny buff.  Wait to lay an egg. If you have a handy friend with a Blossoming branch you can simply fly there and have them turn you into a rabbit.  [Completed: Desert Rose] [Completed: Hard Boiled]
  3.  To find the opposite faction females its useful if you can create a toon of the opposite faction on your server and do /who race to see where people might be.  You can’t limit this search by gender.  If not, the best place to find these toons is normally your opposite faction city and the egg farming areas for the opposite faction.  Hover over Razor Hill/Goldshire and click.  If you have Overachiever you can turn on the option for this achievement and it will tell you when you hover over a female.  Alternatively, Mount Hyjal and Deepholm portal locations are good to look for toons, as is Tol Barad Penninsula and any Battleground. [Complete: Shake Your Bunny Maker]
  4. While travelling to these locations, visit the other level 5 towns to mate those rabbits. [Completed: Spring Fling]

Gains:

  • 110 achievement points
  • 1 pet towards pet achievements
  • 1 part of What a Long Strange Trip Its Been meta

Amended 21 June 2011 to add Moar Achievements tag and year.

Flame Warden Morrighan, slayer of Yogg-Saron

The Flame Warden
I spent last weekend doing the Midsummer Achievements. I have to say I liked this set. They were time consuming, but none of them are luck based so all it took was some dedication. And as a nice reward for your hours of running and flying, you get around 600 gold for the fire quests at level 80.

The most challenging achievement is definitely stealing the flames from the opposite faction’s cities. I suggest picking a quiet time on your server to do this. Undercity’s flame is in the courtyard, so this was quite easy. I then ran on up to Silvermoon City and since it was quiet just ran up through the city quite easily. Basically run in the main entrance, turn right and follow the sections upwards until you find the flame. Orgrimmar was the only place I died. I ran in the side entrance and follow the road heading north where you can to find the flame in the Valley of Wisdom. Between some guards and some Horde, I stood no chance there. Thunder Bluff is great as a paladin as you have a built in escape hatch. The flame is on Spirit Rise. Take the lift up (follow the path up from the Tauren starter town and take that one), run on over and grab the flame. Then, having been spotted by Horde, you can make good your escape. Leap off that cliff! Bubble, land, hearthstone.

Yoggy
But this is the highlight of my week. My guild hadn’t killed Yoggy on 10 or 25 man thus far. We’re a 25 man guild, so we haven’t had extensive tries on him in 10 man. But our 25 man tries were starting to come together and this definitely made 10 man easy. I wasn’t in the group at first. I’d been there for General and then had to go and nip out to buy some tickets for a music festival this weekend. But our GM got called away … to rescue his brother’s stranded boat! I kid you not! So the raid leader (that being my lovely husband) called me back in. And we one-shotted him.

It was a clean kill. No deaths, no insanity. It wasn’t a tidy kill. The first phase was a mess and we ended up killing the first three adds before they reached Sara – so much so that I stopped DPS for a while because it was safer! Someone then hit a cloud and a few more spawned. I think that kinda balanced it out in the end. This being 10 man, the tank just stood in the middle. I ran in and dropped Consecrations and hit Divine Storm before hightailing it out to safety. The ranged kept up the DPS and all those extras blew up right in Sara’s face.

Phase 2 arrived and we had one add left up. We grouped up. Melee killed some small tentacles. Ranged focused on the big one, with one tank running in and out, hitting them to interrupt the reduced damage buff. Portals came up and down we went. It was the three groups of tentacles room – my personal favourite as a paladin. Second time down we had the guards standing around the edge. The brain room was opened fast and all of a sudden we realised we were gonna hit phase 3. The tank down with up ran back up and as soon as phase 3 hit we lept on out.

This is as far as our 25 man group had gotten. We could get to phase 3 on 3 portals, but tended to fail on the transition, which I know is tricky on 25 man because those adds hit like trucks! But on 10 man it went smoothly and we found a spot and took him down. Once you get past the transition, the phase is easy. We tanked the adds close to Yogg so that the melee AoE hit him too. You can Judge Yogg without facing him, so if there was no add I did that. Once he was below 20% I even turned round for a few Hammer of the Righteous throws and I kept up Consecration and hit Divine Storm as much as possible. Phase 3 is a long, slow phase. We kept calling for Sanity checks and reminding people just to take it easy and not take any risks. And he was down.

So gratz to all who were there and gratz to Forgotten Heroes (Ethanuel, Drasinia, Noela, Phaese, Alaka, Nightlynx, Nosuf, Melanai and Zilina). 25 man Yogg is looking imminent now.

Shameless Plug
Forgotten Heroes is recruiting at the moment. We intend to keep raiding over the summer, but with holidays that can be hard so we’re expanding our raid roster a little and looking for skilled dps and healers from all classes. We’re based on Darksorrow-EU which is a PvP server with a good progress record. Its active in PvP and PvE.

We’re focused on 25 man end game raiding, including hard modes, and we raid Wed, Thur, Sun, Tue from 1845-2300 and you need to be able to make 3/4 of those. You need to be geared for Ulduar, preferably with some Ulduar experience and have a good understanding of your class. We expect raiders to be prepared with tactics and consumables and to be able to learn from mistakes and wipe constructively where required.

Noblegarden and Hard Boiled

Akandra was enobled on Monday after just a few hours of collecting eggs.  I think I got lucky and everything apart from the pet, the egg and the spring robes dropped for me.  Normally multiple times.  I think I have 5 Elegant Dresses.  That means I needed 255 eggs + 10 for the quest which, while it took a while, was not difficult. Some tips:

  • I found doing circuits of the towns much easier than camping, especially once you get the egg basket which is worth it.
  • Kharanos and Azure Watch seemed to have far far more eggs than Dolonaar or Goldshire.
  • Its actually good to have other people collecting the eggs at the same time.  Every time an egg is picked up, another one spawns.  If there are lots of people, there are more spawns and these are more likely to be in a place you know about.

I also found an easy way to do the Hard Boiled achievement if you don’t have someone else handy to use a branch on you.  At least if you are at a reasonably high level.  The trick is you can still use your Hearthstone and keep your bunny buff.  So:

  1. Make sure your Hearthstone is available.
  2. Go to Cenarion Hold in Silithus.
  3. Set your Hearthstone at the inn in Cenarion Hold.
  4. Fly to the nearest starter town.  You can either fly all the way to Teldrassil to go to Dolonaar and go make yourself something nice to eat while you fly, or go to Kharanos via Theramore.
  5. Collect eggs until you get the bunny buff.
  6. Hearthstone to Cenarion Hold.
  7. You can then run from Cenarion Hold to Golakka Hot Springs in Un’goro.  It only takes a couple of minutes.   Just run along the road leading east out of Cenarion Hold and, when you hit Un’goro, turn south but don’t hug the edge.  Be VERY careful avoiding mobs, but if you are level 80 that should be fairly easy.  This is where your character’s level is important.
  8. Wait until you lay an egg.
  9. Job done.

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