Tuesday, February 16, 2010

By the light of the moon!

Lunar Festival is here. It's one of my favorite WoW holidays. I know not everyone likes it, but I enjoy when Blizz gives me an excuse to go see the old world again. Plus we know where the elders are. It's not like you're dependent on the RNG to complete this holiday activity. And we get to fight one of the coolest looking mobs in all of WoW (I think).

But there's another great thing about this holiday. If you're still not Exalted with all your faction cities (I'm looking at you, Gnomeregan...hate you), this holiday is a blessing!

There's 75 Elders scattered across Azeroth (and Outland). Each time you honor one, you will receive 75 rep with every single one of your faction cities. All said and done, that's a cool 5,625 reputation under your belt. For not a whole heck of a lot of work.

There's basically 3 reasons anyone would want to be Exalted with all their faction cities.
  1. Mounts; whether your just want to collect them 'cause they strike your fancy or you're actively pursuing the mount achievements.
  2. You're attempting to get one of the coolest and (currently) rarest titles in the game.
  3. You want access to the items sold by Evniki Kapsalis at the Argent Tourney (via Exalted Argent Champion of the Alliance (or Horde).
Plus, let's not forget that Cataclysm is right around the corner. Pretty soon the old Azeroth we've come to know over the last 5 years is going to be given a complete face-lift. Why not take one of the last chances you're going to get to explore it?

You have almost 3 weeks to find them all, so it's not like you have to pack it into one crazy play session. You can run off and tackle a few a day until you're done. I don't think it's unreasonable to be able to get anywhere from 5-8 in an hour of solid hunting. Or (if you're a DPS) Elder hunting is a great way to pass the time while queueing for dungeons.

So if you're looking for that rep, get to it!

Finally, a quick note: I'm still working on redoing Thursday's post. I made a completely silly mistake--as pointed out by one commenter--and it invalidated the majority of the post. Hopefully I can get that done this evening sometime. I was skiing all weekend and I'm slammed at work the next two days before taking another weekend ski trip.


  1. This was my last event achievement needed to complete the meta, and the traveling required didn't seem that tedious this time around. : ) The Elders are near FPs most of the time, and you can PUG 80 dungeons easily. The most difficult Elder of all to find--by my standards--was the one in Maraudon. Oh cripes Maraudon. D: Blizz, I can has dungeon maps?

  2. How did you manage to get Loremaster and not hit exalted with all 5 cities? I'm surprised at that.

    I'm done with Northred, Eastern Kingdoms and halfway through Kalimdor. I have only Maraudon left as and old world dungeon and I think just UK and UP for the old world and I'm done with Elders.

    We need to plan a trip to visit Omen.


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  4. Saniel had all the faction cities to Exalted before I even started Loremaster. The screenshot in this post is from Daluaan's reps. He falls into item #3 in that list above. I want to use his Champion's Seals to buy Heirloom gear for my Worgen when the time comes.