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This week we are joined by Ulminia!

News
– Brewfest is still going
– Level 1 to 20 Starting Zones Now Scaling to 60

Contact Info
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Leeta
Twitter: @LeetaWoW
Podcasts: Adventures in Azeroth, Behind the Avatar

Ster
Discord: Geek Roguester#8322

Ulminia
Discord: Ulminia#7983
Twitch: Ulminia
Twitter: @Ulminia

 

This week we are joined by 2Shankz!

News
– Brewfest is Live! WoWHead’s Guide & Our Post
– Patch 8.2.5 LIVE on Tuesday Patch Notes
– Spreadshirt Promo “SHIPFORME” Free Shipping until Sept. 23rd

Contact Info
You can contact the show by email – podcast@wowchallenges.com
We’re on Facebook.com/WoWChallenges
Twitter: @WoWChallenges
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Check out the show on YouTube.com/WoWChallenges1
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Leeta
Twitter: @LeetaWoW
Podcasts: Adventures in Azeroth, Behind the Avatar

Ferre
Discord: mareel#4849

2Shankz
Discord: 2Shankz#4681
Twitch: Shankmasta1

 

Raise your tankards and get ready for fun, this year’s Brewfest has now begun! Brewfest will run from September 20th through October 6th. For a complete overview of the event feel free to check out WoWHead’s guide: Brewfest 2019

The following information is for the Iron Man Challenge. For information on the other challenge variants please see below.

New for 2019
Several new things have been added for this year’s Brewfest including new Allied Race alcohol vendors and a water elemental selling refreshing water. The apple barrel locations have been slightly shifted and the Down With The Dark Iron event has been removed from the requirements needed to obtain the Brewmaster title. Instead, there are different types of invasions such as Hozen Totem or Contained Alemental. It has been brought to our attention that there is an updated Dark Iron invasion. These NPCs are hostile, seem to scale, and will inflict damage upon you. You may want to sit this event out and wait for the quest item, Direbrew Cog, to become available to grab. It is also possible that you may only be able to turn in one of the three invasion daily quests in a day.

Quests and Daily Quests
You may complete all of the quests and daily quests for this event except for Direbrew’s Dire Brew (Horde) & Direbrew’s Dire Brew (Alliance). This quest drops from Coren Direbrew in Blackrock Depths and you are not allowed to participate in dungeons.

Coren Direbrew
Coren Direbrew is this event’s main boss and since he is located in Blackrock Depths you are Not Allowed to participate in his slaying.

Brewfest Enthusiast
At 6:15 AM & 6:15 PM Pacific time Mekkatorque and Saurfang will give speeches near their camps. At the end of the speech they will then cast the Brewfest Enthusiast buff on those in the area. This buff has a 2 hour duration and increases experience by 10%. This buff is NOT ALLOWED! If you are in the area when the buff is applied simply right-click it off.

Cosmetics, Toys, and Pets
Most of the cosmetic items have been turned to uncommon quality (green) so those are NOT ALLOWED. There are a few common quality (white) items still in place but please do be careful with these. Do not leave them on. Should you have them on and they get upgraded to uncommon quality (green) in the future you will get flagged.
There are several toys and a few pets available for you to spend your event tokens on. Remember while all toys may be allowed any buffs they give you need to be removed ASAP and even though you are allowed to pick up any missing pets from your collection you are NOT ALLOWED to pet battle with your challengers!

Tin Man:
– All of the event’s quests & daily quests are allowed except for Direbrew’s Dire Brew (Horde) & Direbrew’s Dire Brew (Alliance).
– Dungeons are NOT ALLOWED so you may not participate in the slaying of Coren Direbrew.
– The Brewfest Enthusiast buff is NOT ALLOWED.
– You are allowed to obtain the cosmetic items, toys, and pets but do remember to follow your gear rules, click off any buffs toys might give you, and no pet battles.

Working Man:
– All of the event’s quests & daily quests are allowed except for Direbrew’s Dire Brew (Horde) & Direbrew’s Dire Brew (Alliance).
– Dungeons are NOT ALLOWED so you may not participate in the slaying of Coren Direbrew.
– The Brewfest Enthusiast buff is NOT ALLOWED.
– You are allowed to obtain the cosmetic items, toys, and pets but do remember to follow your gear rules, click off any buffs toys might give you, and no pet battles.

Green Man:
– All of the event’s quests & daily quests are allowed except for Direbrew’s Dire Brew (Horde) & Direbrew’s Dire Brew (Alliance).
– Dungeons are NOT ALLOWED so you may not participate in the slaying of Coren Direbrew.
– The Brewfest Enthusiast buff is NOT ALLOWED.
– You are allowed to obtain the cosmetic items, toys, and pets but do remember to follow your gear rules, click off any buffs toys might give you, and no pet battles.

Blood Thirsty
– You are NOT ALLOWED to complete any of this event’s quests. Sorry, this event is not for you.

Pacifist:
– All of the event’s quests & daily quests are allowed except for Direbrew’s Dire Brew (Horde) & Direbrew’s Dire Brew (Alliance). The new Contained Alemental event did not seem to incur any kills to my testing character. At the time of this article going up, I had not encountered the Hozen Totem event. You may want to scout that one before trying it with your Pacifist. You do not need to actively participate in the alemental event from what I’ve seen as the item that gives you the daily quest shows up once the invasion has been successfully dealt with. You can run in when it’s over, grab the quest and be on your way. The Hozen event most likely works the same way.
– It has been brought to our attention that an updated Dark Iron invasion does exist. The Dark Iron NPCs are hostile, seem to scale, and will inflict damage against you. You may want to sit this one out and wait for the Direbrew Cog quest item to become available to grab. Watch out for prox kills here.
– You are NOT ALLOWED to kill anything so no, you may not participate in the slaying of Coren Direbrew.
– The Brewfest Enthusiast buff is NOT ALLOWED.
– You are allowed to obtain the cosmetic items, toys, and pets but do remember to follow your gear rules, click off any buffs toys might give you, and no pet battles.

Iron Teams:
– All of the event’s quests & daily quests are allowed. You are ALLOWED to complete the Direbrew’s Dire Brew (Horde) & Direbrew’s Dire Brew (Alliance) if you have a full 5 man Iron Team to enter the dungeon with. If you do not have a full 5 man team you are NOT ALLOWED to use dungeon finder to fill out your group.
– Dungeons are ALLOWED so you may participate in the slaying of Coren Direbrew if you have a full 5 man Iron Team. You are NOT ALLOWED to use dungeon finder to fill out your group.
– The Brewfest Enthusiast buff is NOT ALLOWED.
– You are allowed to obtain the cosmetic items, toys, and pets but do remember to follow your gear rules, click off any buffs toys might give you, and no pet battles.

Green Teams:
– All of the event’s quests & daily quests are allowed. You are ALLOWED to complete the Direbrew’s Dire Brew (Horde) & Direbrew’s Dire Brew (Alliance) if you have a full 5 man team to enter the dungeon with. If you do not have a full 5 man team you are NOT ALLOWED to use dungeon finder to fill out your group.
– Dungeons are ALLOWED so you may participate in the slaying of Coren Direbrew if you have a full 5 man team. You are NOT ALLOWED to use dungeon finder to fill out your group.
– The Brewfest Enthusiast buff is NOT ALLOWED.
– You are allowed to obtain the cosmetic items, toys, and pets but do remember to follow your gear rules, click off any buffs toys might give you, and no pet battles.

Blood Teams:
– You are NOT ALLOWED to complete any of this event’s quests. Sorry, this event is not for you.

 

 

 

Some images used with permission from WoWHead.com

This week we are joined Per0tin!

News
– Harvest Festival runs until Sept. 17th
– Pirate’s Day Sept. 19th – 20th
– Brewfest Sept. 20th – Oct. 6th
– Virtual Ticket announcement soon
– Spreadshirt issue sorted order your heart’s out

Contact Info
You can contact the show by email – podcast@wowchallenges.com
We’re on Facebook.com/WoWChallenges
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Leeta
Twitter: @LeetaWoW
Podcasts: Adventures in Azeroth, Behind the Avatar

KhrysW
Discord: KhrysW#4903
Twitter: @ItsKhrysW

Per0tin
Discord: Per0tin#4698
Twitch: Per0tin
Twitter: @Per0tin

 

This year’s Harvest Festival will be running from September 10th through September 17th.

The Harvest Festival event has one quest that leads you to honor a specific hero based on your faction. Those who are part of the Alliance will be sent to the tomb of Uther Lightbringer in Western Plaguelands. If you are part of the Horde you will be sent to the tomb of Grom Hellscream in Ashenvale. A few days after completing the quest an item called Bounty of the Harvest will show up in your mailbox.

This event is a great opportunity to grab some nice food and is accessible without needing to complete the quest. Harvest Bread, Harvest Fish, and Harvest Boar will restore 4% of your health per second for 25 seconds. Harvest Nectar will restore 4% of your mana per second for 30 seconds. You will be able to carry a max stack of 20 of these items.

There are also 4 different types of spirit shards that players can get. They are an Anxious Spiritshard, Forlorn Spiritshard, a Peaceful Spiritshard, or a Vengeful Spiritshard. These items are NOT ALLOWED!

This quest will be allowed for Iron, Tin, Working Man, Green Man, Pacifist, Iron Team, and Green Team challengers. Sorry Blood Thirsty and Blood Thirsty Team challengers while you can not complete the quest you are allowed to restock your food supply.

For a more in-depth look at the event please refer to WoWHead’s guide.

This week we are joined Leila!

News
– Still Waiting for Info About the Classic API
– DMF Week
– Harvest Festival Starts Sept. 10th
– BlizzCon Virtual Ticket Launches Next Month
– Spreadshirt Issue
– New Website Discussion Iron Elite Heads UP
– DDOS Attacks

Contact Info
You can contact the show by email – podcast@wowchallenges.com
We’re on Facebook.com/WoWChallenges
Twitter: @WoWChallenges
Discord server: discord.WoWChallenges.com
Check out the show on YouTube.com/WoWChallenges1
And remember to come catch us LIVE at Twitch.tv/WoWChallenges

Leeta
Twitter: @LeetaWoW
Podcasts: Adventures in Azeroth, Behind the Avatar

Xortz
Twitch: xortzthegoblin
Twitter: @xortzthegoblin

Leila
Twitter: @casualArchdruid

 

Congratulations to Imposter, our 10th BfA Iron Champion. Imposter is Ster’s second Iron challenger to reach max level this expansion. This feat took him roughly 73 days (2 and half months) to accomplish with a /played time of 14 days proving that while it may not be an easy task to get a melee class to max level post Patch 8.2 it can be done!

When asked to describe his leveling experience with this Outlaw Rogue Ster had this to say, “The starting zone up through level 20 is pretty easy. By the mid 20’s through the 40’s it’s a regular grind and quest chasing phase. However, the 50’s for some reason is just plain old tedious and slow to advance. You’ll feel like a Blood Thirsty in the 50’s, just mindless NPC kills to advance. Once you reach 60 though, it is zoom time! The 60’s and 70’s whiz by. You can skip Outlands if you want, though I used Outlands for discovery XP. WinterSpring and Zangarmarsh are extremely treasure chest generous, with WS chests paying full XP up thru level 90. (Naturally, stealth and crowd control helps a lot.) The WoD (Garrison) and MoP areas are not too bad, took advantage of dailies and hunting out treasure chests. BfA is a rough zone, you just have to understand your limits and either chest hunt or kill lots of lessor mobs to advance. BTW – I don’t have flight capability in WoD or BfA – not needed, especially if you have an ability like grappling hook to reach tall areas.”

Ster created a leveling guide for this rogue, though some may consider it akin to a zone leveling journal. It will give you an idea of the paths he took, his strategies, and areas to avoid. That guide can be found here or on our forums.

As for what’s next for Ster he had this to say, “Probably a druid, certainly play with Classic for a little while. I see Classic as a cute distraction but will get back to regular in short order.”

Once again congratulations to Ster on reaching max level with Imposter!

This week we are joined by Fiveiron! He brings his love of numbers and stats along with him, including this quest stat chart available on our forums.

News
– WoW Classic is LIVE!!!
– Guilds on both Horde & Alliance have been created on US RP Bloodsail Buccaneers and Alliance EU RP Hydraxian Waterlords.
– Basic Classic Iron Man rules are on the site but subject to change based on API access.
– New Gear Store is now up!
– DMF is back on the in-game calendar.

Contact Info
You can contact the show by email – podcast@wowchallenges.com
We’re on Facebook.com/WoWChallenges
Twitter: @WoWChallenges
Discord server: discord.WoWChallenges.com
Check out the show on YouTube.com/WoWChallenges1
And remember to come catch us LIVE at Twitch.tv/WoWChallenges

Leeta
Twitter: @LeetaWoW
Podcasts: Adventures in Azeroth, Behind the Avatar

Ster
Discord: ‘Ster (Geek Roguester#8322)

Five
Discord: Fiveiron#2575