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"Ambassador" and "Crusader" simultaneously. On second thought, that might not work well nowadays.

This may not seem like much to people in the world of Wrath of the Lich King…after all, there are a ton of people running around with these achievements, given how easy cloth turnins and the Argent Tournament make it to gain rep with your home factions.

But you have to understand that Linedan is old-school, boyyyy…created in 2005, back in the day when quests in newbie areas gave a paltry 50 or 100 rep instad of the 250 or 350 they do now.  He wasn’t Revered with Thunder Bluff until level 70.  For most of his life, he’s had better rep with Orgrimmar than he has with Cairne and the boys.  In fact, I’ve played that into his whole “disowned” RP persona…had I been able to, Thunder Bluff would have been the last Exalted rep he got and the last Argent Champion he got.  Unfortunately, the Argents make you Champion for your hometown first before being able to do the others, and as the rep grinds worked out, he hit Exalted with Thunder Bluff not too long after he got it with Orgrimmar.  After that, it’s just been a matter of grinding out newbie quests in Tirisfal and Silvermoon, and doing Tournament dailies, which I have slogged through with the same joy and verve that I approach doing status reports at work.  Which is to say, not very much.

To give you an indication of how things have changed…Lin wasn’t Revered with Thunder Bluff until level 70.  Latisha, my human alt prot warrior who is now level 67, hit Exalted with Stormwind at level 42. Even with the +10% human rep bonus, that’s just crazy.

I’m not sure if I’m going to work this into RP with Linedan or not.  I haven’t quite decided if it’s time that the big guy got a last name again.  In the meantime, I feel a small glow of accomplishment…and then realize that the Argent Tournament rep grind is not over.  I’ve still got 4500 to go to get Exalted with the Sunreavers.  Oh God, more jousting. And it’s all champions this time.  Blaaaah.

And looming behind all of this is the Big Kahuna, the long-term achievement goal I have for him…Loremaster.  30 quests in Kalimdor, 120 quests in Eastern Kingdoms, and 20 quests in Icecrown are all that stand between me and that title.  Doesn’t sound like much, but it’s going to be one hell of a push to pull that off.

7 responses

  1. It may be more common now than before the AT, but it’s still an achievement. Congrats!

    (And yes, humans make the rep grind much, much easier. I hit Exalted with Stormwind by 40 and Ambassador at 62.)

    November 12, 2009 at 08:30

  2. Gorebash

    Just got Loremaster last night. Kalimdor is by far the most difficult to get for me. It wasn’t until about 2am I realized I had completely skipped all the quests at Mirage Raceway, which are good for at least 20. Also found that some quests that are part of a chain that started in Kalimdor will count towards Kalimdor even if the individual quest is entirely within Eastern Kingdoms (the Mirage Raceway quests are true for this).

    Going for Ambassador next. I need about 4k rep with Silvermoon for that. Should take about 70 or so stacks of runecloth turn-ins to get it. So it’s time to start farming UBRS.

    November 12, 2009 at 10:07

  3. Rollandren

    The achievement at the top is still one of my favorites from WoW. It’s like someone at Blizzard just said “alright, how many adjectives can we mash together in one achievement?”

    Even with all the nerfs to the rep grind, Crusader is still a long, drawn-out achievement to reach. Congrats!

    November 12, 2009 at 11:28

  4. Verdus

    Congratulations! As for Loremaster, good luck. The hardest part, of course, isn’t doing the quests themselves, it’s just *finding* them. Fortunately, with add-ons being able to query the server for the list of quests you’ve completed come 3.3, I don’t think it’ll be quite as frustrating for you as it used to be.

    November 12, 2009 at 12:08

  5. Congratulations on your titles!

    And good luck keeping your sanity on those last quests till Loremaster 🙂

    November 12, 2009 at 16:40

  6. Vengal

    Nice job on the Achivements. What I love most about getting exalted with everybody, including Argent Crusade and the Sunreavers/Silver Covenant are the new dallies that crop up afterwards. All give champions seals so the grinds toward the mounts/pets/super-squire/etc… become much quicker to attain.

    November 12, 2009 at 17:05

  7. Congratulation Panzer ! 🙂

    December 8, 2009 at 09:55

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