Congratulations to Xayaparo on becoming our 3rd Shadowlands Pacifist Challenge champion! This character’s total playtime comes in at just over 168 days with a /played time of 6 days, 16 hours, and 12 minutes. However, having previously made it to level 120, Xayaparo’s /played time for Shadowlands comes in at roughly 2 days, 19 hours, and 25 minutes.
Xaya is one of our challenge veterans, having reached max level with various characters over the course of several different expansions. So far for Shadowlands, Xaya has gotten to max level with 2 Iron challengers, his warrior Xayarwinna and his pally Xayasky.
Due to this character previously reaching 120 during the Battle for Azeroth expansion Xaya chose to go with the following leveling path for Xayaparo: “Since the Maw cannot be done on a paci, and that this is my archeology-less Pacifist, all I could do was chest hunting and picking herbs and nodes. So I mostly did BfA chest runs, and some Eastern Kingdom or Kalimdor ones. At some point (maybe 55) those chests got stuck at 780 xp for BfA and 820 for Azeroth, but I discovered that Cataclysm chests gave 920, so I added Twilight Highlands to my routine. Herbs and nodes were 100 xp for Azeroth and Cataclysm, and 190 for BfA. I tried to get at least 2 to 4 bubbles a day.”
Did Xaya have any close calls while leveling Xayaparo this time out? “Not really. At 50 mobs in Azeroth and Cataclysm mostly ignore you unless you poke them, and above 57 even mobs in BfA mostly ignored me unless they were close to me. As a rogue, I didn’t take any chances and still used stealth, sap, and blind, with the occasional vanish.”
Xaya has the following advice for others wanting to try out the Pacifist Challenge: “Archeology is definitely a lot faster. Learn the aggro ranges of mobs, so you’ll know when you’re far enough and can pick the nodes and herbs without aggroing (‘dancing around’ like Ferre said on the podcast at some point).”
What’s next for Xaya? Will he be taking a break or it is time to dive back in and get to work on another challenger? “I have a Blood Thirty at 40 and started a Working Man and a Green Man. But until the website is adjusted for Shadowlands, the last two will have to wait”
We wish you the best of luck with your Blood Thirsty and hopefully, those other challenges will be back up soon. Once again congratulations on reaching max level with Xayaparo and becoming our 3rd Shadowlands Pacifist Challenge champion!