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If you ran our Trial of Valor clear back on April 18th, you might have picked up a quest off Odyn at the end of the raid which asks you to collect 1,000 soul fragments. The quest is called "Trial of Valor: The Lost Army". The reward is the ability to collect four different recolors of the armor set which drops in ToV. For transmoggers, this is most desireable. 

However, collecting the soul fragments is a long slog. I think the devs want you to, ideally, run ToV, but this raid is like Ulduar or Trial of the Champions or Heart of Fear. Once people do it, they aren't likely to want to run it again. It's like ToV was the stopgap raid on the way to better content. So, you can be forgiven for deleting this quest from your quest log. 

I have, however, discovered an alternate way to accumulate soul fragments. Periodically, a world quest will pop up which asks you to repel invaders from Helya's forces. This screenshot is from Azsuna, south of the murloc area. 

Killing these forces will net you soul fragments. As long as the quest is active, I get, on average, one soul fragment per kill. Supposedly, you can continue to farm these forces for more fragments, but an hour of farming after completing the quest got me gear repairs, greens and gray items. No soul fragments. I don't think it's worth it to farm after you've completed the world quest. 

In Highmaul, south of the murloc area, just south of the basilisks, there will be a quest to kill 4 casters who are trying to summon Helya into the world. They don't net very many fragments, but you do get a couple. In Stormheim, behind the building which houses Trial of Valor and down along the coast, there will be a world quest where Helya's forces are taking over the village. This village is usually overrun by naga in between vry'kul invasions. As with the quest in Azsuna, I average a fragment a kill when doing this quest. And, as with the Azsuna quest, supposedly you can farm these mobs for more fragments after the quest is completed. I haven't gotten any fragments outside of doing the quest. 

Just doing these world quests has my total to nearly 400 fragments. We're going back into Trial of Valor in August so I'm hopeful the drop rate on these is higher once you're in the raid. 

If you're not interested in transmog, most likely, this isn't your cuppa. But if you are, these world quests will help you progress toward more "You have not collected this appearance" gear. 

--Gimm

Blizzard Holidays

Gimmlette a posted Jul 30, 17

On Monday, July 31st, there is another micro holiday, "Kirin Tor Pub Crawl". If you missed the Auction House Dance Party, it was quite the event. 

Each race was called up on stage. Here are the gnomes. 

When you were called up, you got a buff to abilities which lasted for one chronological day, up to a week. We went as a group. Some of us got dressed up. Others just showed up in our armor. 

Yes, there were a lot of naked toons. Pretty much any toy was seen at one time or another. 

We decided, after a bit, that we needed to crash the horde's party in Orgrimmar. 

We all agreed we got the better dance floor. The AH in Orgrimmar is rather cramped. What was great was we danced for a good 5 minutes before the horde started killing us. Either they didn't realize we were there or they thought it was funny. 

I've found some of the micro holidays to be well thought out. This one is a case in point. If you wanted a buff, it probably cost 30 minutes of your time to dance in the AH until you were called up on stage. You weren't out anything if you didn't want to participate. 

Micro holidays have been a nice addition to the game. 

--Gimm

Contest Winners

Gimmlette a posted Jul 30, 17

Here are the winners of Friday's Transmog contest. First place was a tie between Winterlight and her Tabard of the Argent Dawn, 

and Starwriter, with her Scarlet Crusades tabard. 

Next month, we'll be doing the contest a half hour earlier, at 8:30 pm. The theme is "Pick a battle pet and make your transmog around the pet". Winter and Star will be our judges. 

The contest date is Saturday, August 26th. We'll meet in Stormwind, do the contest and THEN head to Ironforge for the 8th Annual Terrapin 500! 

In this event, we ride Sea Turtles around Ironforge 5 times, then head to OLD Dalaran and ride 5 times around there. Sea Turtles are fished up from pools in Wrath, Cata, Mists and Draenor content. If you do the Draenor fishing daily in your garrison, it has a chance to drop from the reward bag. 

Once we have completed our 5 laps of OLD Dalaran, we're going to new Dalaran this year. We will do 5 laps around new Dalaran. 

Everyone coming to ride while wearing a costume gets 75g just for showing up. Winners of each race get 200 gold. Second place gets 150 gold and third place gets 100 gold. I encourage you to come watch the race and cheer the racers on. For more inspiration, check out Mina's official video. 

--Gimm

We were back in Nighthold for another attempt at a clear. We managed to get to Botanist and make a couple attempts on him before the raid ended. 

Along the way, we entered an area, after Trillax, where there is a walkway leading to a courtyard with a number of packs of mobs. Someone put up a mammoth which, if you know this guild, leads to calls of "Mammoth?" Then someone looked down the walkway toward the courtyard and said, "You know, we should just run in there and trample all of them." What could go wrong with that idea?

We got a full head of steam going. 

Of course they were surprised to see us, but they quickly recovered. Boy did they recover. 

Those with speed boosts or other abilities to get away, turned and fled. The rest of us...

All I can say is this is why we have guild repairs for everyone. 

I think there's been some rightly directed criticism at Blizzard for making the game too serious. This is a great example of the silliness that we exemplify and which the game could certainly benefit from exposure to. They really need to put a "trample" function. It wouldn't work everywhere; namely places where you can't mount; but it would be so fun to charge over things, tramplying them as we go. Toto came up with the achievement you'd get if you were, say, in a BG, faced a line of at least 3 mammoths, and survived. "Did you get the number of the mammoth that hit me?"

We will save this lock-out, to come back and finish off Nighthold. Upgrades were received. The first no-strats boss was downed with minimal strats. We didn't really hit a wall until we got to Botanist. That's where we will start in August. 

Trample. Needs to be an attack. 

--Gimm

Housekeeping

Gimmlette a posted Jul 21, 17

Some things to make you aware of. 

1)  Officers meet on Monday to plan August's schedule. If you would like to run something, send us an in-game letter or a whisper. We have a lot we're contemplating already but always welcome suggestions. 

2)  Raiding supplies.

 We have a few more flasks than this, but I can always use more. I have this one bag on my bank toon only for our flasks. We use, usually, two cauldrons a night, although, if we have 15 people or less, we will only use one. My cauldrons now offer 30 flasks so you take one, drink it, and take another, but ONLY if we have 15 or less in the party who need flasks. Any more than that and we don't have enough for everyone to have 2. Unless we start running with 24 or more people, it's not worth it, from a materials stand point, to put down two cauldrons at the same time. However, if you are an alchemist and trying to level, I'm very amenable to someone else putting down a cauldron. Just let me know you want to work on your alchemy. We can use my bank as storage if you don't have enough room in yours. 

The other thing is the need for food for the feasts. I know we need fish, all kinds of fish. Please don't put the additional ingredients, like butter, peppers, salt, etc, in the bank. The guild pays for that. We need big gamy ribs and fish. Did I mention we need fish? All that goes on tab 2. If you can make our feasts, let Miz know. Nomi hates me so I don't know the recipes yet. Having a wide variety of people with feasts helps us when we run mythics or other current content. (Looks angrily at Endingeer.) 

3)  There will be a clean out soon of unplayed alts. Plus, if you are not showing up for events twice a month, you're going to be gone and we won't give you notice. That's less than a handful of you but this is a warning. Two events. That's all we ask. If you're going to be gone for a whole month, we need to know. Arrange your schedule accordingly so you participate. If that is not possible, you may need to step away from us until it is possible. We can help you set up your own guild as a temporary spot so you aren't inundated with "Join my guild" requests. 

4) I have a bunch of screenshot ideas for which I need bodies. Expect to be asked to participate. 

 For instance, how many of you have this toy? Jaxdia came up with a great idea which we want to try to do but we need a bunch of people with this item. On Thursday, Blizzard Watch posted the last screenshot I sent them, so it's time to stage a bunch more. 

5) Sun Darter Hatchling. Yet another of the hidden gems of Legion, to get this pet, there is a long, involved process. Part of that process involves a wide variety of consumables: Noggenfogger elixir; Major Arcane, Fire, Shadow, Holy, Frost and Nature Protection potions; Dire Brew; Winterfall Firewater; Ethereal Oil; Gordok's Ogre Suit; Scotty's Lucky Coin; Perky Pug and the "Little Princess" pug costume; Pgymy Oil; level 1 Scroll of Intellect. We are looking at doing an event to go get this pet, but you can see how much work it's going to take to get all the required items even for one person.

I can make all the potions except the Holy Protection one and I'm farming the mobs which drop it. Those potions need mana thistle. The best place to get mana thistle is in Serpentshrine Caverns. If you want to come with me on a farming expedition, I can show you how I do it so, if you are an herbalist, you, too, can farm mana thistle. 

The ogre suit is made in Dire Maul. Once you make it, it's yours. I found mine while cleaning bags. Scotty's Lucky Coin is a drop off Scotty in Townlong Steppes. Noggenfogger is purchased in Gadgetzen. Ethereal and pygmy oil are made by alchemists. I found a whole bunch of pygmy fish so we probably don't need any more pygmy oil. Dire Brew is from the Dark Iron Brewer at the bar in Blackrock Depths. And the Firewater drops off the furblogs in wintersprings. 

So, you see, we have a lot of work cut out for us if we want to get this pet for quite a few of you. I cleaned out the front tab for donations. If you look, you'll see firewater, pygmy oil and scrolls. You're welcome to add any of the materials or finished components to that section of the tab. We aren't going to be attempting this pet in August; probably after the Disney trip in October to give us time to accumulate what we need. If you are willing to help, just speak up or donate. 

6) Do you have toons which need recipes? We are overloaded in Leatherworking and Blacksmithing. Please take a look and learn what you don't know. Those two professions seem to generate the most patterns. We will be cleaning those out and selling patterns so please take a look at what's there and learn it. I'm considering a gear "garage sale", of sorts, for September. I know a lot of you have gear, particularly greens, you don't want to vendor, and we have a number of people, *cough*, who like transmog so matching people with what they have versus who could use it, is something I want to do. How we do that is something we officers will be discussing. 

7) The 8th Annual Terrapin 500 is August 26th. You need a sea turtle to compete. No other mount is allowed. These can be fished up in any Wrath, Cata, Mists or Draenor fishing pools. If you have a level 3 fishing shack in your garrison, you can also fish it up that way. You can also get the riding turtle via the level 3 fishing shack but the sea turtle is the only mount allowed for this race. If you've never heard of this event, more information will be coming. 

8) Finally, (whew, a lot of housekeeping) how's that transmog for next month's contest coming along? I'm ready. So is Jaxdia (May's winner) and Mizauki. The theme is "Pick a non-SD tabard and build a tmog around it". Dorelei is the judge. Next Friday. Stormwind. 9:00 pm. Make sure you send an in-game letter to Dore with a list of your transmog including which tabard you are using. 

--Gimm

Dorelei I've been sending in level 1 scrolls of intellect, but I would like to find out about farming the mana thistle. I c...
Souvlaki #4 I have one now - didn't even realize it was on that vendor, ty. #5 sounds even more crazy than usual. #7 I have ...
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