You may have noticed recently that the valuation of fish from within the Dragon Isles has dropped significantly. It is now a viable option to Mass Auto-Complete Catch and Release Quests for Iskaara Tuskaar reputation.
Please continue reading if you’re interested in power-leveling your Iskaar Tuskaar Renown, advice on Addons and Macros, or further information!
Sadly, as of 26.01.2023, the developers have decided to reduce the experience gained from defeating enemies from within the Cobalt Assembly. The method to power-level your main or alt characters via the Cobalt Assembly is now worthless.
Some may be aware by now, but for those unfamiliar, you can gain fantastic experience from power-leveling your alts from level 68 to 70 via the Cobalt Assembly. I must emphasize the term alts; if this is your first character to level 70, concentrate on completing the campaign first!
Your first character to level 70 should complete the campaign; this will give you the freedom to level via alternative methods (like the one in today’s blog) and make World Quests available for your alts!
[EDIT] As of 27.01.2023, the experience gained from killing mobs within the Cobalt Assembly has been significantly reduced (nerfed). This is no longer a viable option to power lever main and alt characters. [SOURCE]
Blizzard has just released news that they’ve reintroduced the leveling buff, Winds of Wisdom. If you recall a blog post I created in March 2020, you’d know how significant this buff was, as it applied a 100% increase to experience gains. Sadly, this time around, the buff isn’t as significant.
Good afternoon guys, I was going to post this blog yesterday, but a number of things popped up that meant this post was slightly delayed, but have no fear, it comes with some epic news…
You Think You Do… And We Do Too!
As you’ve probably noticed already via Twitter, or in-game, the Warcraft Devs have listened to the pleas from the World of Warcraft community and have extended the ‘Winds of Wisdom‘ Buff. The buff will now be extended until the release of the Shadowlands pre-patch. You’d have read in my previous blog post, that Towelliee had hinted that the Devs may extend it if the COVID lockdown was extended, and given the friends he knows within Blizzard, I felt he maybe knew a little more than he was letting on.
Experience is Key, but so is Reputation…
Not only that, but the Devs also added another buff called, ‘Impressive Influence‘ until 18th May. As you’ll know, the ‘Winds of Wisdom‘ buff offers an experience gain of 100%, with the ‘Impressive Influence‘ buff, we also benefit from a reputation gain with factions within Legion and Battle for Azeroth expansion. Please be aware, that the Devs have excluded the Rajani and the Uldum Accord from the buff.
Below is an image from Wowhead outlining all the factions available for the buff.
I have been somewhat slack on the Rustbolt Resistance reputation, so this is great news for me. Mechagon had just been released prior to my IRL issues, so I missed a great deal of the new content and found myself considerably behind the curve (so to speak) once I returned. This will help me push for the Revered essences, although the materials may be a pain to gather.
The new reputation buff will be of great interest to players still seeking their mounts from the paragon chests within Legion. I still have a ton to collect, so when I’ve finally caught up with the Rustbolt Resistance, I’ll be heading over to complete the Legion World Quests…
In Before The Crash…
Before I dash, I just wanted to add, that the Gold Making has been incredible the last couple of days. I’m unsure whether it was a result of the weekend (increased amount of players), or maybe people panicked to get their last 120’s over the line, in preperation for the XP buff which should’ve finished today. Thankfully, this news today, means this resurgence to the economy, will continue. However, I feel with more people getting involved in the markets, prices will sadly crash. This is evident with the Uncanny Gear, down to around the 800g–1500g mark. Only a few weeks ago, those pieces of gear were bouncing out of the Auction House around the 10k–15k mark. Best to make the most of it, before it all crashes…
So, I was just posting some auctions and to my surprise, in the top right-hand corner, was a new buff applied, called Winds of Wisdom. I was immediately taken back by this, so I immediately checked what was going on. It’s a buff which does the following; Experience gain increased by 100% (confirmation below) and will be effective between 20th March to 20th April!
Blizzard obviously aware of the current situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and the need for everyone to start self-isolating has undoubtedly given players of World of Warcraft a little incentive to abide by the current restrictions and alleviate a lot of the free time, by offering this buff. Thankfully at the time of this blog post, there are no restrictions with this buff. I wore full heirlooms + Warmode and the 100% Experience buff and completed a Legion Assault – which may I add is an insane experience gain! I got almost three levels in the space of one assault, please bear in mind I was gathering as well! I haven’t completed a BFA Faction Assault yet as there wasn’t one available, but I’d guess the experience gain from this is also incredible. In fact, @Warcraft on Twitter has just confirmed it!
With the weekend finally upon us, I was eager to get some auctions posted, but this new development has put a hold on that. Due to my previous issues IRL I was unable to fully appreciate the insane experience gains from the recent Alterac Valley battleground event. Given this new buff has no restrictions and can be used in every aspect of gaining experience, I’d think it’s fair to say this could be the best experience buff anyone’s experienced to date.