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Well, the speed-completionists are getting a lot of work done, from the speed leveling, to Glory of the Hero, and now we have a player maxing out all Dragonflight Renown!

Tobias-the-Fox managed to get very well-known among the Dragon Isles denizens, getting all the Renown bars filled up and grabbing the Popular Around the Isles Popular Around the Isles achievement along the way. So what does something like this "cost"? Well, apparently 7 days and 13 hours of /played time since DF launch! There's also a large amount of irony as the game still tells the player to ""Raise your Renown with the major factions of the Dragon Isles to continue the campaign.", but they can't! You can check out the full details of how they did it below.

Here are some comments from Tobias-the-Fox, the speed-completionist:

No exploits were used in the making of this achievement.

Total /played at max level, 7 days 13 hours. I was the first to Valdrakken, I believe, and then got Expedition shortly after, Maruuk over the next couple of days, and Iskaara has taken me the last three days to finish. In the process, I got enough Expedition tokens to take an alt from 0 renown to 25, heh.

Now, I at last feel like I can take a break. It was tons of fun racing, grats to those who came before me (Expedition, Iskaara - I got it with totems, by the way, not fishing) and I have to say it's the most fun I've had with WoW in quite a few years.

-Signed, Server First Level 80 of Burning Blade (that was also an epic adventure)

Edit: Oh, btw, if anyone is curious, the campaign still says "Raise your Renown with the major factions of the Dragon Isles to continue the campaign." Yeah, sure game, I can't though!

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I indeed have no life. Disability sucks. Please don't be like me. ?

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There's specific ways to grind each faction with repetitive content in unlimited ways. Something Blizzard hasn't done for quite a few expansions. Kinda neat, I guess? I'm happy to not feel a strong obligation to treat the game as a daily task, though. I want to enjoy my other hobbies, too!

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[The mini guide]

Valdrakken is just Obsidian Keys till your eyes bleed. I did it before everyone and their mythic raid guild started spamming the place, and I only used the hyperspawn stuff on the last day because it was starting to get difficult to do it normally. My route was, with good pullers and the Stolen Rocket Hop, to pull the entirety of middle, half of lava, the other half of lava, then vault south, then vault north, then middle should be respawned again. That strat is likely not going to work as well since dead shards are hard to get.

Maruuk was just Grand Hunting Party spamming, and it was a nice break from the heavy focus of having to orchestrate those huge Djardin pulls.

Iskaara was 40-50 hours of farming totems. I don't have the patience for fishing, so I went the chests route. Figured out the best time-per-rep pathing and slowly learned all of the spawn locations. Did you know that in WoW, each chest "group" in the majority of cases consists of three different spawn points that will change? If it's in one of these locations, it won't be in the other two. Brackenhide area has a whopping five chest spawns, and there's at least a dozen more in my routing path that I was collecting with a friend. Respawn is about 2-3 paths through, so I had to shard hop some, but I made sure to try to help with whoever's group I joined. World quest, group quests, rare killing, etc. I'd help while my friend would locate the Bracken chests with Detection.

Expedition is funny because I got it alongside Valdrakken. I had some sort of weird bug with Wrathion where he always gave me an epic crate. I wasn't the only one who was stuck like that, and it gave 1 Valdrakken toke and 3 Expedition tokens every time. I actually thought for the longest time that I was getting epic boxes because I was best friends with the other dragon and he was bribing me. Doesn't matter though. I ended up with 2000 Dragon Isles Artifacts from the Iskaara farm, which is enough to take my alt (with DMF) from Renown 0 to Renown 25. XD

I also ended up with 400 Primal Chaos, so can we please offer these as part of Crafting Orders? I will *never* be able to use this many. Also, 50k resources, though I've burned through most of them with buying all available renown items.

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Actually I try to binge the games I play because otherwise I tend to lose interest or feel like it's a chore. It's so nice to feel WoW *not* being a chore right now. I can choose to come back and do stuff if I want, or I can poke at other things. I won't fall behind, because I can surge ahead when I need to.

And yeah, I enjoyed it. I am not going to complain I'm bored, or that there's nothing to do, because that's what I want. I want there to be nothing major to do. Then, I can do the stuff that's simply fun and random. Toy or pet hunting, seeing the sights, collecting dragon transmog from rares, and more.

For the last 5 years, WoW has felt like a chore, and like I'm getting pulled in too many directions, none of them fun. Now, I'm thinking maybe I won't feel that way. Bi-weekly WQs is wonderful (though I'd enjoy the climbing and photography quests a bit more frequently, stuff like that?) and gives me a breather from the game throughout the week. I think I'm going to like that in the long run.

Oh and there's still far from "nothing to do" for me. I wanna collect all the things, see all the sights! Then when there really is "nothing" to do, maybe try to figure out some of these last little secrets. :3

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I scare me, too. Promise. So much farming. So many hours.

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Now now, I took proper care of myself during all of this aside from sleeping 4-hours or less per day average. Though I really have to thank my roommate for helping me with meals during much of this grind.


Congratulations on getting it done and on some well-deserved rest!

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i wonder how much he gained in the first days when rare mob loot had not cap since nothing happens to player that abused that bug to gain huge benefits

 

 

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There will always be those few individuals that just want to push through and cap out as soon as possible.  That's their perogative on how they want to play the game.  I say let them, it doesn't influence or bother me on how I play the game on my own time.

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1 hour ago, Bleushark said:

How do you figure it's pay to win based off some guy no-lifing to max renown?

Read what is stated there, its 'payer'

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7 minutes ago, Ragingwolf said:

There will always be those few individuals that just want to push through and cap out as soon as possible.  That's their perogative on how they want to play the game.  I say let them, it doesn't influence or bother me on how I play the game on my own time.

As long as they don't start advocating for changes that somehow accommodate that abnormal style of play then it's whatever to me.

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3 hours ago, Prophet001 said:

As long as they don't start advocating for changes that somehow accommodate that abnormal style of play then it's whatever to me.

This was why they time-gated the story and renown progression in Shadowlands. I'm glad it seems like they learned their lesson. Let those kind of players do what they want, but don't try and design the entire experience around them.

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6 hours ago, Bleushark said:

How do you figure it's pay to win based off some guy no-lifing to max renown?

I think he was being sarcastic

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5 hours ago, Ragingwolf said:

There will always be those few individuals that just want to push through and cap out as soon as possible.  That's their perogative on how they want to play the game.  I say let them, it doesn't influence or bother me on how I play the game on my own time.

Fair enough, but some of them might be doing it just for fame and notoriety, they might not always necessarily like the way they play the game.

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I don't mind the info being snagged for the sake of putting this up, but I am surprised that no one tried to message me and talk to me directly. I would be happy to answer questions, interview-style or otherwise. :) And to all the sourpusses, hi. :P

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