Episode 66: Level Every 15 Minutes in WoW

17 Sep

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I have too many alts! So many, I don’t think I’ll get them all up to level 100 by the time Legion drops. But, I’ve discovered a great, but very expensive way to seriously boost your leveling speed.

It’s called the “Elixir of the Rapid Mind,” and it is an award from one of the weekly rare garrison missions. What it does is increase experience gain by 300% for 15 min. However, this elixir is not soulbound and can be sold on the auction house…wheeere.. you’ll find it for thousands of gold. I’ve bought three of them so far for 4,500 a pop, which is about the market average.

I’m not a wow millionaire, but I did buy three of them to see what it would do, in concert with my 20% potion of accelerated learning and 45% from heirlooms. Of course, all at rested XP!

In my three tests, I earned between 3 and 4 million xp per hour, which is about a level every 15 minutes. My latest test was with looting treasures in FrostFire Ridge, with flying, of course, and I did record this session for you all to view on YouTube.

Hm..I still have 73 levels to gain across 9 toons to get them all to 100. That’d be 73 potions, or more than 300,000 gold. Welp, this will be short-lived, but fun!


9 Sep
That's me and my shiny new Skyterror mount FLYING OVER DRAENOR!

That’s me and my shiny new Skyterror mount FLYING OVER DRAENOR!

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In the recent patch 6.2.2, Blizzard introduced a modification to the achievement “Draenor Pathfinder” that not only gives you a new mount, the Soaring Skyterror, but also gives you the ability to fly in Draenor. It’s really not too tough to get it, and if you’ve had a level 100 character for a while, you probably have quite a bit of this achievement. You’ll need to explore all 6 zones in Draenor, earn the “Loremaster of Draenor” achievement, loot 100 treasures in Draenor (excluding Tanaan jungle), complete the 12 assault bonus objectives in Dreanor, and raise 3 of the new Tanaan reputations to revered. You can check your progress by entering your realm and toon name at wowhead.com/flying. Also the addons Handy Notes and Draenor treasures will guide you to your remaining undiscovered treasures.

Of course, your grizzled veteran level 100 toon may not benefit too much from flying, other than being able to easily drop in on treasures and quests in Draenor, but all of your alts also get the ability to fly! In fact, I just used my level 91 priest to zip around from quest to quest in the air, and in a straight line, avoiding mobs and obstacles. Let me tell you, it is amazing how much faster leveling is!

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Epic Diapers #64: Heirlooms Shmeirlooms

28 May
Not sexy gear, but who gives a rat's ass when it boots you by 50%!?

Not sexy gear, but who gives a rat’s ass when it boots you by 50%!?

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It’s been a while since I’ve had a segment, but hey, kids, research expeditions and other events have kept me away from the game for a bit. However, I’m back in and committed to getting all 11 classes to level 100. How, do you ask? With heirlooms, of course! You can upgrade all heirlooms to level 100 now, and if you plan out carefully, you can maximize your leveling efficiency. First of all, cloth heirlooms not only work on locks, mages and priests, but I also use them on my boomkin and elemental shaman. That’s 5 classes! It’ll cost you 2,000 gold for each of the 5 armor upgrades, not including the pirate’s ring, but that’s 10,000 gold to get you a 45% boost to experience gain on 5 toons from 90-100. You can also spend another 5k on the heirloom staff, but that’s up to you. I personally did it so as to not have to worry about a weapon upgrade as I leveled. Of course, if you can purchase or make a 630 weapon, go ahead and do so.

At level 91, you can also purchase a 20% leveling buff potion, making your total experience gain around 65%! With the pirate ring, it’s 70%! If you craft a few 630 pieces, you’ll be a one toon wrecking crew, sailing your way to 100. The question is, what’s worth more to you? Virtual gold or your time? I’d say time, especially since you can use some of your saved time to make back some of the coin you spent on the heirlooms in the first place.

Now I’m off to get my lock, mage and priest to 100 in style!

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Epic Diapers #63: Everything Heirloom is Awesome!

11 Mar My level 90 warrior decked out in glorious golden heirlooms. Yes, he's fashion conscious.
My level 90 warrior decked out in glorious golden heirlooms. Yes, he's fashion conscious.

My level 90 warrior decked out in glorious golden heirlooms. Yes, he’s fashion conscious.

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Heirlooms have always been awesome, but now, they’re even more awesome. After Blizzard made heirlooms accessible via a tab throughout all your characters, and that you can boost them to carry you to level 100, it offers a great avenue to level your alts all the way to raiding with an efficient route.

Personally, I have used my heirlooms to get every class to at least level 90. Now, I’ve upgraded my cloth heirlooms to take my mage, priest, druid and shaman to level 100. Yes, you can use cloth heirlooms on druids and shaman that go pew pew, since you take little damage. If you combine the 45% leveling experience boost with the 20% garrison potion that’s available at level 91, the grind to 100 is more than 50% faster than my first two toons that I took to level 100.

So, plan out your toons by heirloom type, and if you have the gold, upgrade those pieces to get all of your alts to 100. Because, who doesn’t want to run missions and dailies through 11 different classes every day?



Epic Diapers #62: “That Potion Makes You Buff”

5 Feb
My level 91 lock in his tailoring emporium, putting in orders and crafting ilevel 640 equipment.

My level 91 lock in his tailoring emporium, putting in orders and crafting ilevel 640 equipment.

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If you’re an altoholic like me, or you plan on leveling several toons to 100, I’ve got a few tips for you that can make your overall leveling process faster, and  a way to manufacture more materials and gear for all of your toons.

If you have several toons at level 90 gathering dust, may I suggest leveling each one of them until they establish their garrison. Typically, this takes only an hour or so to do, but once that garrison is built, resources start accumulating at about 500 every 3 ½ days. Now, you can simply log in every 3 days to collect your resources, and when you’re ready to take that toon to 100, you’ll be swimming in resources which will enable you to send more followers on missions, construct buildings faster, and even buy that 20% experience buff potion from your garrison innkeeper to save hours of leveling.

If you have an extra hour or two to spend with each alt that has established their garrison, may I recommend that you select a crafting profession and complete that initial questline in frostfire ridge to get the level 1 blueprint. Now, you can build your tailoring emporium, forge, or whatever you need mats for. My level 91 warlock has already created enough hexweave cloth for a level 640 chest, and I plan on creating the legs and helm to wear to make his eventual leveling process even faster. My lock also has 4 followers, all at level 100. Often the player experience quests come up, and I’ve gained almost a full level on my lock by just completing those missions with the experience potion buff active.

Epic Diapers #61: “Filthy Casual Followers”

22 Jan
All 25 of my followers are level 645 or higher now. What to do with all the 615 gear?

All 25 of my followers are level 645 or higher now. What to do with all the 615 gear?

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I am a filthy casual player, yet I have 23 followers over ilevel 645, and the other two are at 630, and all 25 are epic. Yet, I continually hear from players that are frustrated about their low chances at higher level missions such as the Highmaul raid for ilevel 655 gear because of few followers at level 645 and the rest are barely off the mat from 600.

Look, I log in only once or twice a day to do missions management, but aside from the addons of Garrison Mission Manager and Master Plan as a great aid, I am obtaining virtually all of my follower enhancements from big crates of salvage and the War Mill. If follower levels are important to you, you need to put in a salvage yard and war mill and upgrade them to level 3. For every level 100 mission you complete, you get a big crate of salvage, and the war mill processes garrison resources for metal scraps and follower enhancement items. In patch 6.1, you will also be able to access a daily quest to trade in your iron horde scraps, or the alliance equivalent, for follower equipment. I do raid Highmaul with my raid team, yet I have some great gear from missions that I can easily complete due to my army of high level epic followers.

Epic Diapers #60: “Cold Sweet Gold”

14 Jan
You'll be swimming in gold after farming old raids...

You’ll be swimming in gold after farming old raids… (image from playerattack.com)


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Hey you sexy cats out there, have you mined enough ore to built a fleet of sweet impalas, have you picked enough of those organic herbs from your GMO-free garden? Are you looking for something different to do. Well, you could always make…


That’s right peeps. I’m talking cold sweet gold baby. You could make it by flipping junk on the auction house or finishing all those quests that other NPCs are telling you to do, or maybe even by shaking that thing on top of the mailbox, but I’m talking quick gold with some satisfaction, if you know what I’m throwin’ down.

I’m talking about wiping up those old raids, baby. That’s right, I flew my dew-glistening body over to the Bastion of Twilight and farmed that first room over and over and over again until I couldn’t take it anymore, but 10 times in an hour ain’t nothing to shake a stick at..

And you know how much I made? 2,000 gold in 15 minutes. That’s 8k per hour, and you could even make more, considering your luck. Besides the cash and trash, you can take all of that embersilk and make some sweet high-thread count silk sheets for other endeavors, or make bags that sell like hotcakes at around 400 gold a pop. That, with  some of the transmog epic gear and you’re well on your way to making enough of that coin to buy whatever you want.


My apologies for making this horrible segment


Reality is that I did make a lot of gold farming BoT, and it provided a quick boost in cash to my reserves. Of course, after I farmed this, an ilevel 665 trinket dropped from a salvage crate that I sold for 40,000 gold, so that kind of outstripped gold/hour of any farming I’ve done!



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