Archives

All posts for the month October, 2019

This week we are joined by Rogueslayer!

News
– Hallow’s End will be wrapping up on Nov. 1st
– BlizzCon next weekend Nov. 1st & 2nd

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

Ferre
Discord: mareel#4849

Rogueslayer
Instagram: @rogueslayer1
Twitter: @rogueslayer1
Website: gobetterbeth.com

 

This week we are joined by Rho!

News
– Hallow’s End has begun! You find our challenger friendly write up here.
– Iron Phelecar has reached level 60 in Classic! His post on the EU forums.
– Spreadshirt Promo Free Shipping Oct. 23rd – Oct. 25th Get your WoWChallenges gear here!

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

Nisey
Discord: Nisey#4863
Twitch: NiseyBGN
Twitter: @NiseyBGN

Rho
Email: RealmPodcast@gmail.com
Podcast: Realm Maintenance | Rolling Restart
Twitter: @RealmPodcast | @RestartCast | @RhoWoW | @ConBeforeStorm
Website: realm-maintenance.com | conbeforestorm.com

 

“Prepare yourselves, the bells have tolled! Shelter your weak, your young and your old! Each of you shall pay the final sum! Cry for mercy; the reckoning has come!”

Our ghouls and goblins can delight while the rest of us will be cowering with fright! Hallow’s End has come round again and will be haunting us from October 18th through November 1st. For a full in-depth review of this event please feel free to check out WoWHead.com’s guide: Hallow’s End 2019

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

New for 2019
Looks like the only thing new for this year was an update to the item level of the loot dropped by the Headless Horseman from the dungeon event and doesn’t really pertain to us.

Quests & Daily Quests
You may complete all of the quests and daily quests that are offered for this event.

Apple Bobbing
In the starting zone towns, you will find water barrels with apples in them where you can bob for apples. These apples will return 3% of your health and mana over 25 seconds while eating and do not provide any buffs. Feel free to stock up on them but do keep in mind this item will vanish from your bags once the event is over.

A Stinky Situation
You are ALLOWED to participate in the following quests: Stink Bombs Away! (Alliance), Clean Up in Stormwind, Stink Bombs Away! (Horde), and Clean Up in Undercity. Please do keep in might that these quests might cause you to be PVP flagged for a brief amount of time so exercise caution.

The Wickerman
You are ALLOWED to complete the Wickerman quest however the buff Unburdened (Alliance) or Grim Visage (Horde) is NOT ALLOWED. This buff provides a bonus to experience and reputation right-click it off immediately.
Additionally, every 4 hours an announcement will be made throughout Stormwind and Undercity signifying an RP event will be starting in 10 minutes that takes place by the Wickerman statue. At the end of the RP event, Genn or Sylvanas will buff nearby players with either Greymane’s Resolve or Decree of the Dark Lady. These buffs are NOT ALLOWED! Ideally, you should leave the area when the announcement is made about the event starting soon. If you do happen to get the buff on you it needs to be removed at once.

Headless Horseman Town Event
For this event, the Headless Horseman will rain down terror upon the starting zone towns setting the buildings on fire. You will need to grab a water bucket and try to put the flames out and then the Headless Horseman will descend to the ground where everyone can attack him. Once defeated a pumpkin will appear on the ground for you to loot. You are ALLOWED to participate in this event however there are two things to make note of. First off after the Headless Horseman has been defeated you’ll receive a buff called “Victory”. This buff should be removed but can only be done so after leaving town. Secondly, please take care when the Headless Horseman is around. The fires he sets can kill your challenger. Due to the risk of the Headless Horseman killing your challenger, it might be best to wait out the encounter and run in to loot the pumpkin after it’s over.

Candy Buckets
You are ALLOWED to utilize the candy buckets that are scattered across the inns throughout Azeroth. It’s a great way to pick up some relatively easy XP but it will up the mileage on your mounts as this is a travel heavy activity. WoWHead has put together a complete list of candy bucket locations which can be found here. Don’t forget if you are a higher level challenger you may need to find and speak with Zidormi to turn back time in order to access candy buckets in some zones.

 

Candy
You are ALLOWED to obtain Tricky Treats since they are used as currency to acquire special items available from the event vendors. You are NOT ALLOWED to consume them or the Hallow’s End candy as they grant buffs to your character.

Headless Horseman DungeonThe Scarlet Monastery dungeon encounter with the Headless Horseman is NOT ALLOWED. Solo Irons are not permitted to do dungeons.

Masks & Wands
Masks are NOT ALLOWED as some will give you a stat buff so best to just avoid them altogether. Wands are NOT ALLOWED due to the fact you need to group up with others to use the item.

Cosmetics, Pets & Toys
You are ALLOWED to obtain all of the pets and toys. Please remember that while you are allowed to pick up the pets are you NOT ALLOWED to take part in any pet battles. You will also need to remove any buffs the toys may give you. As far as cosmetic items are concerned just follow your gear rules.

Tin Man:
– All of the event’s quests & daily quests are ALLOWED.
– The apples from the Apple Bobbing barrels are ALLOWED.
– You are ALLOWED to do the quests involving the stink bombs and clean up however you might be PVP flagged for a brief amount of time.
– While the Wickerman quest is ALLOWED, the buffs Unburdened and Grim Visage give a bonus to experience and reputation and are NOT ALLOWED. This buff needs to be removed immediately.
– The buffs Greymane’s Resolve and Decree of the Dark Lady are NOT ALLOWED. Every 4 hours an announcement will be made across Stormwind & Undercity about an RP event taking place by the Wickerman statue. At the end of the RP event, Genn and Sylvanas will buff those nearby. You should leave the area when the announcement is made about the RP event starting soon. Should you get the buff on you it needs to be removed at once. 
– You are ALLOWED to participate in the Headless Horseman town event. There is a risk of the fires killing your challenger. Due to this risk, it might be best to wait out the encounter and run in to loot the pumpkin after it’s over. Once he is defeated you’ll receive a “Victory” buff. This buff should be removed but can only be done so after leaving town.
– The candy buckets are ALLOWED. WoWHead has put together a complete list of candy bucket locations which can be found here. Don’t forget if you are a higher level challenger you may need to find and speak with Zidormi to turn back time in order to access candy buckets in some zones.
– You are ALLOWED to obtain Tricky Treats since they are used as currency to acquire special items available from the event vendors. You are ALLOWED to consume them and the Hallow’s End candy.
– Dungeons are NOT ALLOWED so you may not participate in the Headless Horseman dungeon event.
– Masks are NOT ALLOWED as some will give you a stat buff so best to just avoid them altogether. Wands are NOT ALLOWED due to the fact you need to group up with others to use the item.
– 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.
– The apples from the Apple Bobbing barrels are ALLOWED.
– You are ALLOWED to do the quests involving the stink bombs and clean up however you might be PVP flagged for a brief amount of time.
– While the Wickerman quest is ALLOWED, the buffs Unburdened and Grim Visage give a bonus to experience and reputation and are NOT ALLOWED. This buff needs to be removed immediately.
– The buffs Greymane’s Resolve and Decree of the Dark Lady are NOT ALLOWED. Every 4 hours an announcement will be made across Stormwind & Undercity about an RP event taking place by the Wickerman statue. At the end of the RP event, Genn and Sylvanas will buff those nearby. You should leave the area when the announcement is made about the RP event starting soon. Should you get the buff on you it needs to be removed at once.
– You are ALLOWED to participate in the Headless Horseman town event. There is a risk of the fires killing your challenger. Due to this risk, it might be best to wait out the encounter and run in to loot the pumpkin after it’s over. Once he is defeated you’ll receive a “Victory” buff. This buff should be removed but can only be done so after leaving town.
– The candy buckets are ALLOWED. WoWHead has put together a complete list of candy bucket locations which can be found here. Don’t forget if you are a higher level challenger you may need to find and speak with Zidormi to turn back time in order to access candy buckets in some zones.
– You are ALLOWED to obtain Tricky Treats since they are used as currency to acquire special items available from the event vendors. You are NOT ALLOWED to consume them or the Hallow’s End candy due to the buffs they give your challenger.
– Dungeons are NOT ALLOWED so you may not participate in the Headless Horseman dungeon event.
– Masks are NOT ALLOWED as some will give you a stat buff so best to just avoid them altogether. Wands are NOT ALLOWED due to the fact you need to group up with others to use the item.
– 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.
– The apples from the Apple Bobbing barrels are ALLOWED.
– You are ALLOWED to do the quests involving the stink bombs and clean up however you might be PVP flagged for a brief amount of time.
– While the Wickerman quest is ALLOWED, the buffs Unburdened and Grim Visage give a bonus to experience and reputation and are NOT ALLOWED. This buff needs to be removed immediately.
– The buffs Greymane’s Resolve and Decree of the Dark Lady are NOT ALLOWED. Every 4 hours an announcement will be made across Stormwind & Undercity about an RP event taking place by the Wickerman statue. At the end of the RP event, Genn and Sylvanas will buff those nearby. You should leave the area when the announcement is made about the RP event starting soon. Should you get the buff on you it needs to be removed at once.
– You are ALLOWED to participate in the Headless Horseman town event. There is a risk of the fires killing your challenger. Due to this risk, it might be best to wait out the encounter and run in to loot the pumpkin after it’s over. Once he is defeated you’ll receive a “Victory” buff. This buff should be removed but can only be done so after leaving town.
– The candy buckets are ALLOWED. WoWHead has put together a complete list of candy bucket locations which can be found here. Don’t forget if you are a higher level challenger you may need to find and speak with Zidormi to turn back time in order to access candy buckets in some zones.
– You are ALLOWED to obtain Tricky Treats since they are used as currency to acquire special items available from the event vendors. You are NOT ALLOWED to consume them or the Hallow’s End candy due to the buffs they give your challenger.
– Dungeons are NOT ALLOWED so you may not participate in the Headless Horseman dungeon event.
– Masks are NOT ALLOWED as some will give you a stat buff so best to just avoid them altogether. Wands are NOT ALLOWED due to the fact you need to group up with others to use the item.
– 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.
– The apples from the Apple Bobbing barrels are ALLOWED.
– You are ALLOWED to do the quests involving the stink bombs and clean up however you might be PVP flagged for a brief amount of time.
– While the Wickerman quest is ALLOWED, the buffs Unburdened and Grim Visage give a bonus to experience and reputation and are NOT ALLOWED. This buff needs to be removed immediately.
– The buffs Greymane’s Resolve and Decree of the Dark Lady are NOT ALLOWED. Every 4 hours an announcement will be made across Stormwind & Undercity about an RP event taking place by the Wickerman statue. At the end of the RP event, Genn and Sylvanas will buff those nearby. You should leave the area when the announcement is made about the RP event starting soon. Should you get the buff on you it needs to be removed at once.
– For the Headless Horseman town event, your best bet will probably be to treat this with the same mentality as you do when the Dark Irons attacked during Brewfest. Wait out the encounter at a safe distance and then quickly swoop in and loot the pumpkin. Should you get the “Victory” buff after he is defeated you’ll need to remove that but it can only be done after leaving town.
– The candy buckets are ALLOWED. WoWHead has put together a complete list of candy bucket locations which can be found here. Don’t forget if you are a higher level challenger you may need to find and speak with Zidormi to turn back time in order to access candy buckets in some zones.
– You are ALLOWED to obtain Tricky Treats since they are used as currency to acquire special items available from the event vendors. You are NOT ALLOWED to consume them or the Hallow’s End candy due to the buffs they give your challenger.
– The Headless Horseman dungeon event is NOT ALLOWED.
– Masks are NOT ALLOWED as some will give you a stat buff so best to just avoid them altogether. Wands are NOT ALLOWED due to the fact you need to group up with others to use the item.
– 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.
– The apples from the Apple Bobbing barrels are ALLOWED.
– You are ALLOWED to do the quests involving the stink bombs and clean up however you might be PVP flagged for a brief amount of time.
– While the Wickerman quest is ALLOWED, the buffs Unburdened and Grim Visage give a bonus to experience and reputation and are NOT ALLOWED. This buff needs to be removed immediately.
– The buffs Greymane’s Resolve and Decree of the Dark Lady are NOT ALLOWED. Every 4 hours an announcement will be made across Stormwind & Undercity about an RP event taking place by the Wickerman statue. At the end of the RP event, Genn and Sylvanas will buff those nearby. You should leave the area when the announcement is made about the RP event starting soon. Should you get the buff on you it needs to be removed at once.
– You are ALLOWED to participate in the Headless Horseman town event. There is a risk of the fires killing your challenger. Due to this risk, it might be best to wait out the encounter and run in to loot the pumpkin after it’s over. Once he is defeated you’ll receive a “Victory” buff. This buff should be removed but can only be done so after leaving town.
– The candy buckets are ALLOWED. WoWHead has put together a complete list of candy bucket locations which can be found here. Don’t forget if you are a higher level challenger you may need to find and speak with Zidormi to turn back time in order to access candy buckets in some zones.
– You are ALLOWED to obtain Tricky Treats since they are used as currency to acquire special items available from the event vendors. You are NOT ALLOWED to consume them or the Hallow’s End candy due to the buffs they give your challenger.
– Dungeons are ALLOWED so you may participate in the slaying of the Headless Horseman if you have a full 5 man Iron Team. You are NOT ALLOWED to use dungeon finder to fill out your group.
– Masks are NOT ALLOWED as some will give you a stat buff so best to just avoid them altogether. Wands are ALLOWED and can be used on members of your Team. You are NOT ALLOWED to group up with non Team members to use them.
– 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.
– The apples from the Apple Bobbing barrels are ALLOWED.
– You are ALLOWED to do the quests involving the stink bombs and clean up however you might be PVP flagged for a brief amount of time.
– While the Wickerman quest is ALLOWED, the buffs Unburdened and Grim Visage give a bonus to experience and reputation and are NOT ALLOWED. This buff needs to be removed immediately.
– The buffs Greymane’s Resolve and Decree of the Dark Lady are NOT ALLOWED. Every 4 hours an announcement will be made across Stormwind & Undercity about an RP event taking place by the Wickerman statue. At the end of the RP event, Genn and Sylvanas will buff those nearby. You should leave the area when the announcement is made about the RP event starting soon. Should you get the buff on you it needs to be removed at once.
– You are ALLOWED to participate in the Headless Horseman town event. There is a risk of the fires killing your challenger. Due to this risk, it might be best to wait out the encounter and run in to loot the pumpkin after it’s over. Once he is defeated you’ll receive a “Victory” buff. This buff should be removed but can only be done so after leaving town.
– The candy buckets are ALLOWED. WoWHead has put together a complete list of candy bucket locations which can be found here. Don’t forget if you are a higher level challenger you may need to find and speak with Zidormi to turn back time in order to access candy buckets in some zones.
– You are ALLOWED to obtain Tricky Treats since they are used as currency to acquire special items available from the event vendors. You are NOT ALLOWED to consume them or the Hallow’s End candy due to the buffs they give your challenger.
– Dungeons are ALLOWED so you may participate in the slaying of the Headless Horseman if you have a full 5 man Iron Team. You are NOT ALLOWED to use dungeon finder to fill out your group.
– Masks are NOT ALLOWED as some will give you a stat buff so best to just avoid them altogether. Wands are ALLOWED and can be used on members of your Team. You are NOT ALLOWED to group up with non Team members to use them.
– 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 by Ceraphus! Plus a bonus Stone stops in with a special statement.

News
– DMF Wrapping Up
– Spreadshirt Store Oct. 9th – 13th 15% off all Merchandise

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
Discord: Xortz#2529
Twitch: Xortzthegoblin
Twitter: @Xortzthegoblin

Ceraphus
Discord: discord.ceraphus.com | Con Before the Storm: discord.gg/conbeforestorm
Email: ceraphus@gmail.com
Instagram: ceraphus | conbeforestorm
Podcast: The Sundering
Twitch: Ceraphus | conbeforestorm
Twitter: @Ceraphus | @TheSundering | @ConBeforeStorm
Website: Ceraphus.com | thesundering.net | conbeforestorm.com
YouTube: Con Before the Storm

Stone
Twitch: Stonegrasp
Twitter: @Stonegrasp
Website: Stonegrasp.com

 

Back in June Stone announced his departure from WoW Challenges (due to health reasons) and handed control to Ster and myself so we can steer WoW Challenges with the help of the community. As Stone’s health condition has plateaued he is back to join us as we guide WoW Challenges into the future.

What that means is Ster, Stone and myself will become what is affectionately known as “The Tribal Elders” (yes Stone a Survivor reference just for you) and therefore he becomes a Third Equal to help Ster and myself with decisions concerning the site and the community.

Welcome Back Stone.

 

 

This week we are joined by Belle!

News
– Zone scaling
– DMF Time Once Again
– Brewfest Ends Oct. 6th
– Virtual Ticket Now Available ($49.99 USD)
– Spreadshirt Store Oct. 9th – 13th 15% off all Merchandise

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
Discord: Xortz#2529
Twitch: Xortzthegoblin
Twitter: Xortzthegoblin

Belle
Podcast: PWNCAST
Twitter: Belleofpwncast & DitchCon
Website: DitchCon