Love is in the Air has started and will run from February 12 through to February 26. Below you’ll find what’s allowed and what’s not for your Challengers. For a complete overview of the event please see the WoWHead.com Love is in the Air Guide.

Quests: All quests are okay to do providing they fall within the parameters of your challenge.
Blood Thirsty (Solo & Teams): Move along, nothing to see here for you. This event revolves around questing and you are not allowed to do that.
Pacifists: Please be aware some of the event’s quests involve killing mobs. You will not be able to do all of the quests. When in doubt, scout it out. 

Lovely Cards: NOT ALLOWED 
The Lovely Cards (example: Lovely Undercity Card) are NOT ALLOWED as they provide stat buffs for your character.
Tin Man: You are allowed to use these as Tin challengers can have buffs.

Love Tokens: These can be spent on a number of items, however, please keep in mind that the Box of Chocolates and anything that is a Cologne or Perfume are NOT ALLOWED as they provide you buffs.
Tin Man: You are the exception once again as your challenge allows buffs.

Dresses & Suits: There are white/common-quality dresses and suits that can be equipped, so these are fair game for your Challengers. That being said, please be mindful of the quality of the item you are equipping. There may be green quality versions of these items in the game as well. Equipping those will get you flagged.
Blood Thirsty Solo: If you somehow come across a green event item, you may equip it since green quality gear is allowed for you.
Green Man: Should you come across any green quality event items you may equip them, your challenge allows green quality gear. 

Apothecary Hummel: NOT ALLOWED
This NPC is located in a dungeon and is NOT ALLOWED for solo challengers. 
Iron Teams: If you are a full team of 5 your team may queue for this dungeon.
Blood Thirsty Teams: If you are a full team of 5 your team may queue for this dungeon, however, you are not allowed to complete any quests in the dungeon.

Collecting Charms: You’re allowed to collect charms for achievements, pets, mounts, and items if you want.
Blood Thirsty Solo & Teams: While you can collect the Lovely Charms, you’ll need to complete a quest to turn them in. Since you cannot complete these quests it’s back to the blood-soaked fields with you.
Pacifists: You cannot acquire these as the Lovely Charms require you to land the killing blow to in order to receive the charm.

**** images courtesy of WoWHead.com.

We are joined by the wonderful Leilastrasza and awesome Turwinkle this week. They help us wrap up the Honor Thy Elders leveling contest, which they graciously sponsored.

News
Honor Thy Elders leveling contest wrap-up
– Love is in the Air Feb.12 – 26
– BlizzCon date theory

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Turwinkle
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Podcasts: Adventures in Azeroth, Behind the Avatar

Stone
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This week Janglur joins us to share his years of Iron leveling experiences. You can find Janglur’s Level 1 – 60 roadmap here: http://wowchallenges.com/index.php?Blog=2030

News
Honor Thy Elders leveling contest update (Jan.26 – Feb.9)
– Darkmoon Faire soon
– Love is in the Air soon

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Janglur
Can be found in the Ironman guild on Wyrmrest Accord-US (Alliance)

Leeta
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Stone
Twitter – @StoneGrasp
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Janglur’s Optimal Iron Man Roadmap for Levels 1-60

(Unofficially Endorsed by Ster)

  • Begin in the Night Elf starter zone (of course – SM).
    • Do the quests until you get to the one where you have to go to the stupid barrow and kill 20 mobs.
  • Go to Elwynn Forest and do almost everything.
    • The Collector can be done with a hunter if you kite the caster and walk around the building to stay out of line of sight, but is not recommended for most classes.
  • Do the initial Westfall quests until you get to “Two-Shoed” Lou and get the first flight path.
  • Go to Ironforge, get the quest, and take the flight to Loch Modan and the downed pilot.
    • Do the gnoll ear and Algaz Station quests through Sharpsneer, as they are much easier to complete at low levels, but don’t turn them in until you return to LM.
  • Fly back to Kharanos and do the Dun Morogh quests.
    • Make sure you don’t aggro multiple Frostmane Seers.  They do leash reasonably well if you need to run.
  • Go to Azuremyst Isle and do the quests there.
    • I usually skip Bristlelimb Village.  It’s not worth the headache.
  • Go to Bloodmyst Isle, where there are a million quests.  Do the ones you like.
    • I’m not a fan of the demon areas.
    • AVOID THE CRYO-CORE.  It’s the worst.  The outdoor mobs are ranged and usually in pairs, and the indoors is 10x worse.
  • Next up is Darkshore.  Increasingly cherry-pick the quests you like.
    • The Shatterspear Mystics are dangerous, and I avoid all nearby boss quests.
  • Fly to Astranaar, where there are a couple of quests with no mob fighting.
    • There are also a few good quests in Forest Song after you take the free ride there.
  • Return to Westfall.  I do the quests up until Agent Kearnan because I don’t like ones that require an elite to pound on you.
  • Go to Redridge and do the quests through Yowler and the ettin.
    • Don’t go to Alther’s Mill or Render’s Valley unless you want to roll a new iron.
  • Next is Duskwood, one of my favorite zones.
    • Keep an eye out for Dark Riders near Beggar’s Haunt and Manor Mistmantle.
    • Watch out for stealth worgen in the Rotting Orchard.
    • Don’t look in the buildings at Raven Hill.
    • OK, it sounds like the zone is dangerous, but there are really good groupings of quests and you can level quickly with a little caution.
    • I don’t do anything that involves going into the heart of the RH cemetary.
  • I like to do a few early Hemingwary quests in Northern STV, but only a few.  The rest of the zone is super-grindy with stealth mobs sprinkled throughout.  And all the cats hit hard.
  • By now I’m usually in my 30’s, and only then do I go to Loch Modan.
    • Save all six Explorer’s League docs to turn in when you’re level 59.
    • I don’t go after the robot in the cave.  I hate caves in general.
  • After LM, I head steadily north, cherry-picking as I go.
  • I like the quests in south and east Wetlands, but hate the northwest.  The mobs are too tightly packed with a few named NPCs to boot.
    • I’m not a big fan of Dun Modr either.
  • Keep going north to Arathi Basin.
    • Skip the kobolds with the motes.  It’s the timber worg tales of the Eastern Kingdom.
    • I don’t like to go into Stromgarde, even though I do sometimes.
    • Northfold Manor actually isn’t difficult as long as you remain on the perimeter, finding and eliminating the stealth mobs one by one.
  • Next stop: the Hinterlands.
    • Old Cliff Jumper is bad-ass.  He’s yellow.  Leave him be.
    • Don’t go into Skulk Rock.  The Direglob sits on top of you so you can’t move and dissolves you.
  • Onward to Western Plaguelands.
    • I mostly avoid Andorhal, which is a death trap for irons, but there are some easy quests at Chillwind Camp, where you just have to kill a few bears and pick up some feathers.
  • By this point you should over 40 and ready for my next favorite zone: Dustwallow Marsh.
    • I do almost every quest here except for the murloc heads and the Deserters.
    • The turtles are OP, but slow.
    • While you’re getting the clues at the Shady Rest Inn, pop over to Fort Triumph for some easy cheese.  Avoid the quillboars and the burning dwarf building, in which you will die instantly if you don’t know what you’re doing (which I didn’t).
  • Then go to Thousand Needles and cherry-pick some more.
  • Do the same in Tanaris.
    • I don’t do the quest that ejects you 50 feet in the air if for no other reason than principle.
  • Next is Faralas, a very under-rated zone, IMO.  It has some good quests and the mobs are generally well spaced.
    • I especially like the quest chain in Oneiros.
    • Don’t do the quest where you tag the hippogriffs and an orc hunter appears out of nowhere and smacks you in the back of the head.  It’s bad for your heart and your iron’s health.
  • By this point you should be in the upper 40’s and ready for my next favorite zone: the Badlands.
    • Goat punching!  The Warden’s Pawns!  The Deathwing chain!
    • The turret quest is easy and safe if you just slowly keep turning in the same direction a little ways, stop, fire, repeat.
  • I stop in Searing Gorge for just a few quests and to visit Lunk, my favorite NPC in the game.
    • Stay far, far away from Gravius Grimesilt.  He is bad news.
  • Head back to Kalimdor and go to Felwood.
    • I do every quest in Felwood except the ones with satyrs, who all hit really, really hard.
  • Only now do I go to Winterspring.  It’s a great zone and the XP for the quests is phenomenal, which is perfect for getting through the 50’s.
    • I don’t do the quests in Winterfall Village because the mobs are grouped.
    • I’m told the named mobs are near impossible to do with a melee toon, but I can do all of them with a hunter EXCEPT Mezzir the Howler. 
  •  By the time I’m done with WS, I have usually been pretty close to 60, and that was before the XP nerfs.
    • I could generally get the rest of the way there via Swamp of Sorrows.
    • I do only the first few easy quests in the Blasted Lands, which mostly sucks.
  • As soon as you hit 59, turn in the League of Explorer’s docs and do the balloon quest in Cathedral Square, which will take you more than 1/3 through the worst level.

Good luck, have fun, and stay safe!

It is the Year of the Pig! The Lunar Festival runs from January 28th through February 11th. This year’s update brought seven new toys to the event! Please see the WoWHead.com Lunar Festival Guide for a complete overview of the event.

Honouring Elders
With the exception of  Blood Thirsty, all challengers can go honour Elders and take advantage of the free Experience Points they’ll give you. Honouring an Elder will give you a Lucky Red Envelope and a Coin of Ancestry. Due to the phasing that was added to several zones in recent expansions, you may need to talk to Zidormi to return the zone to how it used to be. The zones you may need to do this for are Undercity, Tirisfal Glades, Blasted Lands, Darkshore, Darnassus, Teldrassil, and Silithus.

 Blood Thirsty: These quests will count against your quests completed totals.

Pacifists: These quests are a great way to start a new Pacifist challenger, especially now that you need to be level five to learn your professions.

Lunar Fortune Buff
In each of the envelopes, you will receive either a Lucky Rocket Cluster or an Elder’s Moonstone. Setting off the Lucky Rocket Cluster from a cluster launcher will give you the Lunar Fortune buff… this gives you +250 health and is NOT ALLOWED.

Quests
All quests are allowed for all Challenges except  Blood Thirsty, even the quest that requires you to defeat Omen, although I’m not quite sure I’d recommend trying it… if you die, that’s it.

Coin of Ancestry Redemption
You can turn in your Coins of Ancestry for pets, toys, food, fireworks, and clothes.

Food
Festival Dumplings are ALLOWED. Good health/mana regeneration. Stock up on these.

Cosmetic
Festival DressesSuits & Crowns: NOT ALLOWED. These are all green-quality items and will flag your character.

 Blood Thirsty: You are ALLOWED to equip these since you can equip green gear.
 Green Man: All green event items ALLOWED for you.

Schematics & Patterns
Allowed for Pacifists only. You can buy these from Fariel Starsong to craft cluster & firework launchers as well as festival dresses and suits. Professions are NOT ALLOWED for all other challengers.

**** images courtesy of WoWHead.com.

Asyluun joins us as our guest this week and we also announce the start of the Honor Thy Elders leveling contest!

News
Honor Thy Elders leveling contest (Jan.26 – Feb.9)
– Lunar Festival (Jan.28 – Feb.11)
– Spreadshirt Coupon Code: SHIP4U19 (free shipping* from Jan.29 – Feb.2)

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Asyluun
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Leeta
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Stone
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Leeta and Stone celebrate their 150th episode.

News
– New Contest Incoming: starts January 26
– Teams Login Issue Fixed

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Stone
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This week we are joined by Nisey, our very own WoW Challenges Social Media Manager.

News
– Spreadshirt Sale ends Jan.12 – 19% off everything (use code SALE19)
– New Contest Incoming: starts January 26
– Cyrillic Characters fix

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Leeta
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Stone
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To kick off the year, we are joined by Rogueslayer!

News
– Darkmoon Faire Returning
– Blizzard OAuth / Site Issues

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Leeta
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Stone
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Xortz joins us for our annual Death List show!

News
– Patch 8.1 is Here!
– Blizzard OAuth / Site Issues
– Winter Veil

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Leeta
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Stone
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