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10 Things to Keep You Going Until WoW: Legion

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For those of us that are not part of the Alpha, Legion is still a long way away; here are 10 of our best ways to spend your time in-game until it comes out on live servers.

 

1. Experience the raids of Draenor

 

Whether you have just tuned in to the expansion or been here since the very beginning, it is likely that you have visited the various raids Draenor has to offer. Why not set yourself a personal raiding goal and try find a group to finish off a higher difficulty? Experience the Archimonde fight on Heroic and you may just find yourself the proud owner of the inv_moosemount.jpgReins of the Grove Warden, as seen below.

 

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If you've already caught up on the Heroic content, why not try to jump into the cross-realm Mythic raiding that Patch 6.2.3 brought to the game? You can also head back into the older tiers and take a swing at those bosses you could never quite finish off in Highmaul and Blackrock Foundry.

 

2. Delve into the world of Challenge Modes

 

For many of us, the Challenge Mode dungeons were simply a means to grab a few pieces of extra gear while we waited for Highmaul to come out. Now that the gear reward is obsolete, it might be time to get yourself back into the dungeons to start trying for some better times. Head on over to the battle.net forums, or the OpenRaid forums, and make sure you grab a group before the rewards are removed for Legion.

 

If you manage to get yourself a Bronze rating, you'll find yourself with a new title, the Indomitable. 

 

A silver rating will award you with the fantastic mount, inv_misc_pet_pandaren_yeti.jpgChallenger's War Yeti.

 

If you find yourself with a great group, you could even find yourself holding one of the sparkling cosmetic weapons awarded by a gold rating, such as the inv_polearm_2h_draenorchallenge_d_01_02.Cloudsong Glaive found below.

 

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3. Catch-up on the Achievements you may have missed 

 

Whether you started playing the game in Vanilla or Wrath, Burning Crusade or Cataclysm, you most likely have managed to acquire a few of of the Achievements throughout the game. In this down-time between content, why not take this opportunity to fill in the gaps you might have missed before? 

 

World of Warcraft has over 2400 achievements within the game, ranging from activities such as force-feeding yourself a certain number of cookies, taste-testing food from different expansions, raid achievements, dungeon achievements, professions-based achievements, PvP achievements. Regardless of what you like doing, there's always an achievement to be had somewhere in the game. 

 

Make sure to get hunting and you may just find yourself with some pretty fantastic rewards!

 

4. Start your pet and mount collection  

 

If you keep up with all of your achievement hunting, you might just find yourself with a few pets and mounts in your bags. The various instances and achievements of Azeroth have a huge number of rewards available and these two are no exception. With over 300 mounts currently available in the game and over 700 pets, your collections can be added to in a variety of ways. Whether you prefer farming instances, weekly mount runs, achievement runs or grinding it out in Archaeology, there are a huge number of wonderful rewards just waiting for you.

 

My personal recommendation? Get yourself to Icecrown Citadel and farm this bad boy:

 

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The mount of the Lich King, Invincible.

 

5. Make sure you utilise your Garrison until Legion 

 

I'm sure many of you are fed up of your Garrisons by now, but they can still be extremely helpful until the next expansion rolls around. Within the garrison, there are a number of things you can do that will help you out during Legion.

  1. The missions that reward gold can stack up nicely, making you a decent sum of money without you needing to really do anything. 
  2. You can pick up pieces of gear for the new transmogrification system via the Salvage Yard. 
  3. You can farm a number of mounts from the Stables. 
  4. You can enter Ashran, which will most likely become a lot less populated during Legion, and try to obtain one of the many PvP titles offered by the Gladiator's Sanctum. 
  5. You can grab Nat Pagle for your fishing shack and get the ability_mount_waterstridermount.jpgReins of the Crimson Water Strider.

 

6. Start stacking up gold for the new expansion 

 

The Garrison isn't the only way to make gold. There are hundreds and thousands of ways for players to make gold in the current game-state, whether by utilising professions, farming rare items, farming rare materials, selling their unique services, such as portals for mages.  

 

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This could be you!

 

Today's tip from me for gold making:

 

Make sure you find yourself a solid profession that can make a sustainable amount of income from your own materials, such as Tailoring. Find a spot around the world that drops a large amount of cloth, such as Embersilk, and make items that are always in demand. The biggest player in this field is most likely bags for players, since everyone needs bags for their alts. The biggest driver for gold-making will always be demand. Look for those items that players will always need. 

 

A fantastic community user to check out for gold making would be the mage, Elvinelol, who can be found at his Twitch.tv channel here.

 

7. Participate in one of the levelling challenges

 

Around the world of Azeroth, there are a number of players that have found levelling to no longer be challenging. Hence, they have decided to level under a strict set of rules to make the game more difficult. 

 

There are currently three main challenges that are held: the Ironman, Bloodthirsty and the Pacifist.

 

Each one hinders you in some way, whether it is the inability to die or the inability to conduct certain activities, in an attempt to spice up the process. If you feel like taking part in one of these, head over to http://wowchallenges.com/index.php to find out the rules.

 

8. Experience the world of Player versus Player combat 

 

There are a huge number of arena and battleground playing fields that can be experienced both alone and with friends. Amazingly enough, there are a large number of players in the World of Warcraft that have managed to play the game for years without ever stepping foot into a battleground or arena.

 

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Players battle it out in the Tiger's Peak arena.

 

Do you enjoy charging towards the enemy faction surrounded by 39 other players? Why not try out Alterac Valley or the Isle of Conquest battlegrounds!

 

Do you prefer to stick close to a single comrade, putting your skills of teamwork to the test? Why not try out 2v2 arena!

 

Capture the flag? Warsong Gulch and the Twin Peaks!

 

Make sure to take the time to experience the world of PvP at least once. It's worth it.

 

9. Make sure you are ready to fight the Legion looking fabulous 

 

Every true raider knows that a good transmogrification look will double your damage, at least. Maybe even triple it. It's known far and wide that Method spend hours working on their appearance rather than practicing, since, well... Looks > Practice.

 

If this is true, then you need to make sure your characters are looking fantastic before the new expansion drops. Whether it is a new tier set, a new weapon, maybe something as simple as a new tabard. Make sure your character looks just as good as those Demon Hunters. (Cheaters! They get tattoos to help them look good!)

 

You can use our item model guides to help you find what you need here. Happy hunting!

 

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10. Catch up on the lore

 

Players will always have different reasons for wanting to experience the world of Azeroth; however, behind every quest and NPC is a story wanting to be told. While you run around doing different parts of this list, maybe take a second to simply pause and consider who you are killing.

 

Instead of simply farming those two random dragons at the end of Blackwing Descent for the inv_sword_50.jpgReclaimed Ashkandi, Greatsword of the Brotherhood, maybe stop and consider who Nefarian and Onyxia are.

 

There is a fantastic story behind this game and I would really recommend just taking things slow for a change and maybe looking into who it is you are killing, or why they should be dying by your hand. You might find you enjoy this game a great deal more once you know the story behind it.

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