Accumulating Apexis: Time to Strike

In Accumulating Apexis I wrote about grinding for apexis crystals by using the Assault on Skettis quest, purchasable for 200GR.

These days if you want to get apexis crystals you should run the Tanaan Jungle daily quests. Those, combined with the crystals mobs drop, will give you plenty.

However, Assault on Skettis still has a use – the Time to Strike weekend event

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Boost to 100

With the pre-order of Legion came not only the mount & pet, but also the boost to 100.

After the boost to 90 was included in the Warlords pre-order and I couldn’t use it, having leveled everything to 90 already, I deliberately kept back one character who the boost would be used on.

Boost to 100, the details

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Of wolf and … moose?

Several months ago the Grove Warden mount was data mined and people were excited to see that we’d finally get a moose mount. It was also tagged as a store mount which made people happy as anyone would be able to get it.

And you can see why people were excited to see the mount – not only is it the only moose mount in game, but its rather pretty to boot!


And then the 6.2.3 PTR patch notes came out.

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Guild cash flow

One of the things Warlords of Draenor changed was guilds – guilds no longer leveled and a good number of perks were removed. Instead all guilds would have the same perks and a lot of the missing perks would be baked in.

During the beta I made a number of posts about this; Warlords beta – guild perks reduced has the list of the perks removed and Guild perks – the downside to a beta has some details of the baked in perks.

However one major perk wasn’t going to be baked in – Cash Flow, which put an extra 10% of all gold earned by guild members into the guild bank. That perk is partly why you’d often by spammed by guild invites when first creating a character during Mists and Cata. The process was:

  1. Get a level 25 guild
  2. Turn off guild repairs & ability for people to take gold out
  3. Get lots of active members – spam invites, talk up the guild perks, etc
  4. Sit back and watch the 10% cash flow gold roll in

In raiding guilds the cash flow perk was great for providing funds for repairs; for Warlords Blizzard said they’d have more BoE items drop in raids which could be sold on the auction house to provide the funds cash flow used to.

How well did they do?

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Mount farming: Saberstalkers

The Saberstalkers are one of the factions you’ll have encountered in Tanaan Jungle. Like the other factions in Tanaan they offer a couple of mounts, but unlike the other factions you’ll not be able to just do daily quests to gain the reputation or items to purchase the mounts with.

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Mount farming: Stratholm

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Stratholm has one of the first mounts to be farmed in game – the Deathcharger’s Reins which dropped from Baron Rivendare.

Even after the dungeon was re-worked in Cataclysm the reins continued to drop; as you’d expect for a dungeon aimed at level 48-51, this is a fairly easy place to solo.

It has a ~1% drop rate.

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Mount farming: Mogu’shan Vaults

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There is only one mount in Mogu’shan Vaults, but it is a very pretty one. Who could say no to a sparkle dragon?

Unfortunately it does mean dealing with Mogu’shan Vaults, a raid from Mists of Pandaria.

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Salvage no more

Whilst there are differences between the garrisons my level 100s have, there is one constant – all of them had a Salvage Yard.

Or at least, they did until yesterday!

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Behind the curtain

Since 6.2 hit I’ve not been running many old raids for mounts – there is just too much to do! The work in Tanaan is coming to an end however; soon I’ll be back with the mount farming posts.

One of the new things added in 6.2 were Mythic dungeons. I’ve been having lots of fun running those with a group of friends – it has been refreshing to run instances at level which have a challenge. Where crowd control is required.

… to the point where the frogs are being frozen. We may be getting a bit CC happy!

Good & clear communication is also required.


But that fun is not the reason for this post. No, its what happened after we’d finished mythic Everbloom. Its likely the following works all the other difficulties of Everbloom.

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Mount farming: Temple of Ahn’Qiraj

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The Temple of Ahn’Qiraj, or AQ40 as it is better known, can drop four mounts – all of them dropping from trash.

mounts-aq40-red Red Qiraji Resonating Crystal
mounts-aq40-green Green Qiraji Resonating Crystal
mounts-aq40-blue Blue Qiraji Resonating Crystal
mounts-aq40-yellow Yellow Qiraji Resonating Crystal

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