Congratulations to Ferriona for reaching max level, making her the 32nd Dragonflight Iron Man Challenge champion. This is Ferre’s first Dragonflight Iron Man Challenge Champion. She also has five Pacifist and four Working Man challengers – all max level Dragonflight Champions. Ferriona’s journey was 3801 days, 23 hrs, 2 min, 37 sec, with a /played of 56 days, 21 hours and 31 minutes.
Ferre said, “This is my oldest Iron Man challenger, having started in MoP and hit max level in MoP, Legion, BFA, SL, and now DF. She has seen a lot in her over 10 years of being an Iron Man challenger – so many changes with each expansion as Blizz changed things that affected Irons – no spec, then spec, no talents, now talents. It’s been a journey!”
What class/spec did Ferre choose to go with, and were there any specific reasons for that choice? “She is a NE Resto Druid. In her earlier life, she played as Balance with a bit of Feral, but selected Balance when specs became mandatory. She switched to Resto when killing became very difficult (and then not possible). The survivability of Resto was helpful in doing chest hunting, since Druid crowd control is minimal.”
What path did you take to level, and were there specific reasons for those choices? Ferre said, “Ferriona took what I’d call the ‘slow-road’ after the Legion expansion. Through SL, her experience came from chests and DMF/holiday quests and events without actually GOING to SL at that time. With Dragonflight, she did finally go to Shadowlands with Threads of Fate and did WQ’s, with a focus on those that gave bonus experience, adding this to her previous routine. She did not go to the Dragon Isles.”
Did you have any close calls while leveling this character? “Not during this expansion. She was pretty selective about the chests she went after,” Ferre mentioned.
Do you have any advice you would give to someone else thinking of trying out the Iron Man challenge? Ferre said, “Make use of all avenues of experience open to you. I don’t really suggest that this slow road is something most people would want to do, but adding in the elements of that to the ‘waiting for doable WQ’s’ method does speed the overall process. Mostly, play in a style and pace that is comfortable for YOU. (She briefly tried playing as a bear during Legion, but I had no experience with that and it just didn’t work well for me then. I am trying a Guardian Druid now though.)”
Are you working on any other challengers, or do you plan on taking a break for a while? “Ongoing Pacifists, Working Mans, as well as Green Man and Iron Man challengers,” Ferre states.
Congratulations once again to Ferre on Ferriona becoming our 32nd Dragonflight Iron Man champion, and best of luck with your future challenge adventures.