Congratulations to Shinari on becoming our sixth Iron Champion during Battle for Azeroth. Shinari is the second Iron challenger created after Patch 7.3.5. to reach max level doing so in just under 402 days. This is also the same character who won our Rogue Rumble contest back in April of 2018.

In the time it took to reach max level, Shinari completed 2,485 quests, took 295 flight paths, and hearthed 108 times.

Once again congratulations to Shinar our sixth Iron Champion during Battle for Azeroth and the second challenger to do so after Patch 7.3.5.

This week Moondaisy takes a break from her Great Sea Ray challenge to join us as our guest.

News
– Classic Challenges Update

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Ster
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Podcast: Adventures in Azeroth

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Aliandras joins us to share her adventures and insights as a newcomer with the Iron challenge.

News
– Con Before the Storm (POWERED BY WOWHEAD!) Kickstarter!
– Server Changes
– 8.2 Raid Testing Heads Up!

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Aliandras
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Podcasts: Dungeon Fables & All Things Azeroth

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Podcast: Adventures in Azeroth

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Congratulations to Krahkknahr, our first Iron Champion created during Battle for Azeroth! Krahkknahr is also our first Iron Allied Race to reach max level and our 5th Iron Champion overall during this expansion, taking just under 42 days to do so.

Being fairly new to the challenge scene, we asked Eexecute, Krahkknahr’s pilot, what drew him into trying out the challenge. He said, “I’d heard about the ironman challenge a while ago, but completely forgot all about it until I saw people on Reddit posting about it. I checked out the WoW Challenges site, saw that some people had succeeded, and decided I’d give it a go.”

For him, the easiest part of the challenge was leveling from 98 to 111 saying, “having the Draenor/Legion pathfinder achievements really trivializes those levels. You can literally loot your way through half of it in Tanaan Jungle, and many of the Legion bonus objectives were not designed with flying in mind.”

Eexecute found the hardest part was leveling from 111 to 120. “The combat quests in BFA are tuned for people in greens with the Heart of Azeroth. Given the experience dropoff of prior content at level 111, I was forced to grind mobs to get most of the experience. The combat quests are just too hard, and you can’t benefit from (or even see) incursion objectives.”

Krahkknahr’s run almost came to an end in Tol Barad. Eexecute learned the hard way that when a mob has a massive damage ability like Keep Lord Farson’s Stormstrike, it can be panic-inducing, especially when the ability was not listed on WoWHead.

When we asked Eexecute if he had any advice for other challengers he said, “The best advice I can give is to do your homework. Always try something on a scout first if unsure. Also, take note of mob patrol routes and spawn locations in dangerous areas. It’s always better to spend the time safely gathering information than to find it out the hard way. Also, get involved with the community. They’re great people, with a wealth of helpful information.”

Eexecute’s current projects include an Iron Paladin, a Green Paladin, and a Green Team with a friend that he’s having a ton of fun with.

Once again, congratulation to Eececute’s Krahkknahr on becoming our 1st Iron Champion created during Battle for Azeroth!

This week Winema joins the show as our guest!

News
– Allied Race Exception Quests Updated
– Allied Races & Flag Resets
– BlizzCon

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Children’s Week this year runs from May 2nd through May 9th. For a complete overview of this year’s event check out WoWHead.com’s guide.

The following information pertains to the Iron Man Challenge. For information on all other challenge varients please see below.

New for 2019: This year orphan quest lines have been added in for Battle for Azeroth. You will need to be level 110 to start these quests. Four new pets have been added as well. Upon completion of the Battle for Azeroth orphan quest lines, you’ll get to choose from Scaley, Mr. Crabs, Beakbert, Froglet, or a Pet Care Package.

Quests: Children’s Week is a quest-heavy event. All of the event’s quests are allowed but as always proceed with caution and use your better judgment. Using world portals to help you get around to fulfill your orphan’s dreams is allowed. Portals provided by mages are not allowed unless you are a mage and are using your own portals/teleports from your spellbook.

Achievements: You are allowed to complete some of the Children’s Week achievements. Achievements requiring you to enter a battleground or dungeon are not permitted. Any food buffs should also be right clicked off.

Rewards: You can obtain several different battle pets, pet care packages and even a couple of toys during Children’s Week. Even though you are allowed to obtain the battle pets, pet battling is not allowed. Visit WoWHead.com’s guide for the complete list of pets and toys available.

Tin Man:

  • Children’s Week quests are allowed.
  • Working on achievements is allowed except for those requiring you to enter a dungeon or battleground.
  • Food buffs are allowed.
  • You are allowed to acquire toys, battle pets, and pet care packages.
  • Pet battling is not allowed. 

Green Man:

  • Children’s Week quests are allowed.
  • Working on achievements is allowed except for those requiring you to enter a dungeon or battleground.
  • Food buffs are not allowed.
  • You are allowed to acquire toys, battle pets, and pet care packages.
  • Pet battling is not allowed.

Blood Thirsty: 

  • You are not allowed to complete Children’s Week quests. This event is not for you.

Pacifist:

  • Children’s Week quests are allowed.
  • Working on achievements is allowed except for those requiring you to enter a dungeon or battleground.
  • Food buffs are not allowed.
  • You are allowed to acquire toys, battle pets, and pet care packages.
  • Pet battling is not allowed.

Iron Teams:

  • Children’s Week quests are allowed.
  • Working on achievements is allowed with a few exceptions. You can only work on any dungeon achievements with members of your team. You can not use dungeon finder to fill missing slots. Achievements involving battlegrounds are not allowed.
  • Food buffs are not allowed.
  • You are allowed to acquire toys, battle pets, and pet care packages.
  • Pet battling is not allowed.

Blood Teams: 

  • You are not allowed to complete Children’s Week quests. This event is not for you.

Green Teams: 

  • Children’s Week quests are allowed.
  • Working on achievements is allowed with a few exceptions. You can only work on any dungeon achievements with members of your team. You can not use dungeon finder to fill missing slots. Achievements involving battlegrounds are not allowed.
  • Food buffs are not allowed.
  • You are allowed to acquire toys, battle pets, and pet care packages.
  • Pet battling is not allowed.

 

Images used with permission from WoWHead.com

Congratulations to Fivepride on becoming our newest Pacifist Challenge champion! This is also Five’s second Pacifist to reach max level this expansion. 

Fivepride was an immediate re-roll of a level 68 Pacifist monk that met an unfortunate end during last year’s Lunar Festival. In the ten days of the played time it took to reach max level, Five decided to change up his playstyle by doing more gathering and less Archeology. Utilizing his monk’s Zen Flight enabled him to gather while flying which helped immensely.

He also added an alternate goal to obtain the recipe for the Vial of the Sands mount. With experience starting to run out and max level approaching, six of his last ten levels were played unrested in order to get more chances for the mount recipe to drop before reaching max level. Fivepride managed to complete this alternate goal upon opening his 13th jar at level 118. 

When asked what other projects he’d be working on next, Five said, “I’ll be working on an Orc Warrior Pacifist (Fivepiggledy), a Blood Thirsty Pacifist (Fivechesty), a handful of other Blood Thirsty challengers, and my Blood Thirsty team with Taco.”

It looks like Five will be keeping very busy. Good luck on all of your challenger projects, Five, and congratulations once again on becoming our newest Pacifist Champion with your monk Fivepride! 

Rogueslayer returns to recount all the things that have happened with her challengers since she was last on!

News
– API Update Issue Resolved
– Con Before the Storm Announcement Soon
– Volunteer Guard Day
– Noblegarden
– Children’s Week

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Noblegarden has once again come hopping back into our hearts. This year the event will run from April 22nd through April 29th. We are referencing the WoWHead.com Noblegarden Guide to cover what your challengers can and can’t do over the course of the event. 

The following information applies to Iron Challengers. For challenge variants, read below. 

Noblegarden Chocolates: Yes and no. You are allowed to use them to regain your health, however, they provide a buff (Stamina and Versatility) that must be removed. Simply right-click the buff off. 

Vanity Clothes: You are able to use the Noblegarden Chocolates to obtain all of these items, however, due to these items being changed to green quality you cannot equip them. 

Egg Baskets: There are two egg baskets in the game. The Borrowed Egg Basket is allowed. It has an on-use effect that increases your speed by 60% for 10 seconds only during the Noblegarden event and only in areas where Brightly Colored Eggs can be found. The second Egg Basket is of green quality and is received upon turning in the quest A Tisket, a Tasket, a Noblegarden Basket and is not allowed to be used.  

Mounts and Pets: There are three pets (Spring Rabbit’s Foot, Mystical Spring Bouquet, and Noblegarden Bunny) and one mount (Swift Springstrider) that can be obtained during the event. Even though you are allowed to obtain these you are not allowed to participate in any pet battles with your challenger.

Quests: You are allowed to complete the Noblegarden quests.

Tin Man:

  • You are allowed to keep the buff from the Noblegarden Chocolates since food buffs are allowed.
  • You are not allowed to equip any of the vanity clothes that are of green quality or higher.
  • The green quality Egg Basket is not allowed. 
  • Noblegarden quests are allowed.

Green Man:

  • The buff from the Noblegarden Chocolates is not allowed.
  • You may equip the green quality vanity clothes.
  • The green quality Egg Basket is allowed.
  • Noblegarden quests are allowed.

Blood Thirsty:

Pacifist:

  • Noblegarden quests are allowed.
  • The green quality Egg Basket is not allowed.
  • The Noblegarden Chocolates buff is not allowed.
  • Green quality vanity clothes are not allowed.

Iron Teams:

  • Noblegarden quests are allowed.
  • The green quality Egg Basket is not allowed.
  • The Noblegarden Chocolates buff is not allowed.
  • Green quality vanity clothes are not allowed.

Blood Teams:

Green Teams:

  • Noblegarden quests are allowed.
  • Green quality vanity clothes are allowed.
  • The Noblegarden Chocolates buff is not allowed.
  • The green quality Egg Basket is allowed.

Some images used with permission from WoWHead.com

We have Xortz The Goblin with us this week. He tells us ALL about his challenge toons and his run as a Pacifist.

News
– 8.2 on PTR Soon
– Mount Equipment in 8.2
– Random Pages Changed (Added Random Zones)

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Twitter: @XortzTheGoblin

Leeta
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Podcasts: Adventures in Azeroth, Behind the Avatar

Stone
Twitter: @StoneGrasp
Podcast: Adventures in Azeroth

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