Well, that was pretty quick. Last week, with the preview of Battle for Azshara and the promise of flying, I had something new to focus on in WoW.
I was immediately looking up what I ought to get done to get myself to flying when it became available to unlock. The prerequisite was the Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder Part One achievement, and I was a few items short on that.
I had two out of the five achievements done to get the meta achievement, so I set about over the weekend on the other three.
Exploring is always the easiest to pick up and I only had two zones left to cover on Zandalar anyway, so I set about on those as I did world quests.
Ready for War however, I wasn’t even sure where to pick that one up. But I figured speaking to the guy with the orange exclamation point over his head on the alliance ship in Boralus would be a good place to start.
Actually, it ended up being the exact place I needed to go, though I only figured that out as I progressed on down the various quest chains and noted that further items were getting checked off on the list. I moved along with Jaina Proudmoore, freed from her cell and now wrecking vengeance on those undermining Kul Tiras, with an oddly familiar cast of characters.
That wrapped up in not too long with me back in Stormwind speaking to King Anduin Wrynn. He congratulated me on the work and gave me the nod for the achievement.
That left the final achievement, Azerothian Diplomat, which needed me to get to revered standing with the main Alliance factions in the expansion. Faction is not something easy to rush through.
Granted, it did help that I had been working on faction via world quests for a while already. In fact, I only needed the Champions of Azeroth faction at revered to get there. I wasn’t even too far off on that AND it was their turn on the emissary quest rotation. So I ran over to Darkmoon Faire, rode the merry-go-round for the faction gain boost, then set out to do as many world quests for Champions of Azeroth as I could.
It wasn’t quite enough. I went through all I could find as was just shy of the mark. All I had left was a quest for my followers, but that would take 8 hours and it was already late in the evening. I wasn’t going to be able to do it all in a day.
But when I logged in the next morning I was set. My followers succeeded and I was done.
That set me up, I hope, for the Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder Part Two achievement, the gateway to flying, that we will get with the Rise of Azshara update.
In the mean time, I will just be a little faster on Zandalar and Kul Tiras.
I can use that to keep up with my fellow waterstrider riders on the world quest hunt.
Also, along the way I managed to get to exalted with the Proudmoore Admiralty.
I suspect that will come in handy at some point, but for now it let my buy another mount.