That actually went more smoothly/quickly than I thought it would.
When I came back to WoW in late October I was wandering around in search of a goal to get me back into the game and, naturally enough, flying was my choice. I still had to unlock world quests, do the Suramar quest chains, and get myself revered with a series of factions. But that seems like a decent mid-to-longer term goal.
A side goal in the whole thing was not to burn myself out on the game in trying to unlock flying as soon as possible. I could have gone after world quests in a big way, running them down constantly, and have gotten tired of the whole affair pretty quickly.
Instead I mostly just rolled with the emissary quests, the daily set of world quests for a specified faction. You do four of them and you get a nice bonus boost of faction. I would do those, then move on to something else, like pet battles or working on an alt.
Soon enough I had a few factions at revered, and most of the rest close. The exception was The Wardens, which seemed to be lagging behind. They were only just honored when I had another faction already at revered. So I made a point of hitting a world quest or two for them every day as well.
I also used the anniversary event to boost my faction yield. Likewise, with Darkmoon Faire up this past week I made sure to ride the merry-go-round for the one hour faction/exp gain boost before I went off to do my quests.
By Friday I had the Legionfall Commander achievement wrapped up, having done enough on the Broken Shore for that and the exploration achievement.
It was then just The Wardens left, about 2,000 faction points shy of revered. So I decided to binge a bit, sprint to the finish, using the last day of Darkmoon Faire to boost me a bit. That got me close, a couple hundred shy of my goal. I would have kept going, but world quests for The Wardens dried up for me.
This morning however, there were two waiting for me. I flew off and did one that left me just 45 points shy. The second one was in an awkward corner of Suramar, and as I was planning how to best ride out there I realized that I had my daily Vanguard of the Silver Hand token to pick up.
That lets you send out an NPC squad to run one non-elite world quest every 18 hours, which is effectively daily. I headed back to the Paladin order hall, picked that up, stood over in a likely spot for a screen shot, and sent them on their way to pick up that final run for The Wardens.
It was actually a bit too dark where I stood. My shoulders do stand out though! That gave me a short cascade of achievements.
Now I wondered if I had to do anything else. So I went back out into Dalaran to see if I could simply fly at that point. Sure enough, off I went into the skies of the Broken Isles.
And of course, that also means that flying is unlocked in WoW Legion for all of my characters. I have been working my hunter up to 110 as one of my side tasks. Now he will be able to fly to his quests as well.
Now I have to figure out what to do next. I will carry on with pet battles and alts. I have Argus still to finish up. (And no flying there!) And then I have to see if it is worth getting exalted with any of these factions. At revered they all seem to have a battle pet for sale, and I like that, but I haven’t explored what exalted might get me. Mounts? Are there mounts?
Anyway, I’ve walked my last mandated mile in the main part of the expansion. Now to fly free where I can, collect those remaining hidden treasures, and probably haul my daughter around to help her get flying unlocked as well.