Monday, 24 January 2011

"Elder Churel"

Well it's about time I got my Priestess a title and she is now has the 'Elder' title thanks to completing the achievement To Honor One's Elders. Yes, it's Lunar Festival time in WoW. When I think back to what I was doing this time last year, playing World of Warcraft wasn't even on the horizon, I was frantically planning my Wedding! My awesome Order of Service.

The achievement is earned by completing:

Both of which are very easy to complete in the allocated time. I found putting the firecrackers onto a button saved a bit of time without having to click them.

Once again, straightforward, Omen can be summoned by firing rocket clusters, but since it was busy, someone else summoned him, and he went down very easily, I chucked out a few heals but they really weren't needed. I then returned to Valadar Starsong in Nighthaven for the achievement.

Again, nothing taxing, it's just slow going. Obviously having a flying mount makes it so much easier, I imagine in the previous years prior to Cataclysm, it would be an even longer slog. There are 17 Elders you have to visit. Of course, with speaking to Elders in Alliance areas you just need to keep aware, but I had no issues whatsoever.

Similar to the Eastern Kingdoms achievement, lots of time flying around except this time there are 21 Elders to visit.

As the achievement suggests, it requires visiting 3 Elders of the Horde which can be found in Orgrimmar, Thunder Bluff and Undercity.

18 Elders to be found scattered around the frozen wasteland.

There are 13 dungeon Elders. The only one that has to be done Heroic is Gundrak. I did the dungeons with my husband, a warrior tank, and I healed. Although we took very little damage and I was mostly doing DPS than healing. Easily solo-able at level 85. Some of the dungeons require you to kill a couple of bosses, but we found that most of the time we could creep around unnoticed.

Definitely the most fun of all the Lunar Festival achievements to get:
We started with Stormwind City because we felt it was the easiest one to get. Its outside the gates, so it was just a case of keeping an eye out for any patrolling guards or Alliance players who thought they could take us out. We got this one without any problems whatsoever, and no-one attacked.

Darnassus was a little bit trickier to achieve because I had no idea how to get there, I got killed by guards, but after resurrecting at the spirit healer found I was in exactly the right place. A sneaky Warlock did try to take us on...but the husband and I soon dealt with that.

I was dreading Ironforge because I knew it was inside the fortress. We devised a plan...we flew to the gates of Ironforge really high up and then dive bombed under the gates and then flew as high up as possible until we got to the main area, we turned left and flew directly to the Elder, we did aggro guards, but they were dealt with and we hearthed home. We did have some Alliance player spectators, 

but they didn't attack, probably only because they were fairly low level. They probably thought the guards would finish us off, but with Nuad tanking and dealing damage and myself healing...they didn't stand a chance.

Really easy to achieve as all the Elders give a coin when they are visited.

Again really straightforward, the vendor is in Nighthaven, and it costs 5 Coins of Ancestry. It was the last achievement we had left to get before earning To Honor One's Elders.

All in all, the achievements are fairly easy and straightforward to get without getting into too much danger, as long as you are willing to spend alot of time flying around, as more than anything the achievement is just time consuming.

- Elder Churel 


Cerylia Dawnwing said...

Yay! Elder Churel, I like it. :)

I'm looking forward to getting this title on Cerylia this week. Completed the firework achievements, bought a pink dress, and defeated Omen last night. Elder hunting will take time but shouldn't be too bad.

I'm not quite level 85 yet so some of it might be trickier (such as the Alliance city elders), but it'll be doable. I'm not sure how I'm going to get into Darnassus quite yet. Will have to mull over that one.

Congratulations on your title~

Shannara said...

Last year Gundrak changed from needing to be done in Heroic to being done in Regular. It is the same way this year (regular, not heroic).

Francesca said...

Thanks for pointing that out Shannara, I was just going from what my husband said was the case! Even with it being heroic, at 85 its not an issue at all, but good to know it can be done as a regular rather than heroic.