Jiyambi's Return To WoW

Jiyambi's picture

Hello old friends! And hello to those I've never met!

I've returned to WoW this expansion, and have been getting a guide writing itch! I won't be able to do anything in depth or long term due to my current university work, but I would love to write some simple guides again. Anyone have any suggestions?

It's good to be around again, I hope everyone is doing well!

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deinbrumnjak5's picture

hi :) suggestion on the wow-pro add on

Hi, Jiyambi. I was wondering if you and/or your add-on colleagues can code and add all the other world events guides to the wow-pro add-on. At least some or one of them :D (upcoming sooner ofcourse). One more thing. As I followed your Love is in the Air world event guide, I realized that there are some quests missing and thought to tell you about, there could be improvements to it by adding more detailed quest tips and to add all the how-to's of All Love is in the Air quests and, for example the arrow pointing on where is the best farming spot for Lovely Charms and then when we got at least 40 it would be nice if it said click it 4 times to get 4 bracelets and the arrow pointing on the alliance/horde leaders to give them the bracelets, if you get me :D I apologize if you come to not understand something I wrote here. It's just because English isn't my mother-language. Other than that, thanks for the awesome guides, really amazing stuff there, specially all leveling guides. :)

D.B.

Ludovicus's picture

World Events guides: redux

While our guides do try to help people out,  they will never be complete because of the nature of the game.

For example. I added some of the daily quests and the purchase of the tokens maker to the "Love is in the air event".  Other items to  add might be the additional achievements like the firecrackers and the like.  Feel free to experiment and add things. 

Ultimately, guides are improved by users that want something that either inspire someone else to improve/write a guide or contribute improvements to a guide.  I personally try to use every guide and add my own improvements, but I am not a completion-ist.  I fix the things that annoy me.  I also fix the things that annoy  people like Emmaleah, because they write guides and then they don't work quite right because of deficiencies in the addons (and I take that personally). 

Improving a guide is not hard.  Try it!  Post an improvement to a guide and I or someone else will incorporate it verbatim or will add it in with modifications.  If you make enough good suggestions,  your karma will go up and you will be able to edit the guides directly.   This is a cooperative effort.

I will eventually add logic that says: 

  • "If you have 10X of this item, click to create X"
  • "if you have X, then try to do Quest Y{1,2,3,4}"

But I have more serious bugs to fix first.  The leveling guides and the daily guides have the most users and thus the highest priority.  No need to apologize for your English,  lots of us here are not native English speakers.  I was born into Spanish, live in an English speaking country, but could make my way in Italian, Portuguese, Latin, and German.  My Greek, Hebrew,  Russian are horrible.

 

Emmaleah's picture

World Events guides

All of the world events have guides associated with them that would be practical I think.  I will admit I am burned out of the holidays since Blizzard rarely updates them, and now took away the reward of flying so no real reason to do them more than once per account.

The other events (that guides don't exist for) don't involve as much travel, but are rather more along the lines of open the ach tracker, select the ach, go down the list.

What follows is my cynical short version of the guides for the remaining 3 events. (read at your own peril).

For Noble Garden, the guide would say something like collect 500 eggs at the starting location of your choice, then do the other items on the achievement, while keeping an eye out for toons to shake your bunny maker at.  Lastly, go camp just out of range of the guards outside of the opposite faction capital to finish Shake your bunny maker. Hang out until finished. Perhaps log onto an opposite faction char and beg the only dwarf female to come outside stormwind.  (yes, I made a lvl 18 dwarf female for this event a few years ago... they are way too rare.)

Children's week, would say somehting like queue for battle grounds 1 million times, eventually you will get school of hard knocks. I can see a use for this one at least to guide you thru the quests your children want done.  But really the School of Hard Knocks Ach is the tough part of it and unles your are into PVP it will take perserverance.  (and even if you are it will take some... my mage has no business being in close to click on a flag ...) That ach discourages team play more than anything else in the game I think.

Last event that no guide exists for is Brewmaster whcih basically is do the dailies every day for 2+ weeks so you can have enough points to buy the clothes and brew of the month.  (and try to ignore all those posts about how horde is the favored race by the devs since I can consistantly get at LEAST 14 more tokens a day with an alliance char than a horde char) 

 

Estelyen's picture

I agree that the guide is

I agree that the guide is incomplete and would normally volunteer now to bring it up to scratch, but I just had surgery done to my backside and can't sit at the computer for long periods of time, so I wouldn't be able to finish it in time before the event is over...

Just for your info, in my opinion the best farm spot for those lovely charms is northeastern Dread Wastes: There are swarms of Sapflies buzzing around the trees, you can easily AoE an entire swarm and usually get 2-4 charms per swarm from it.

There used to be an even better spot on the first two days of the event, the Operation: Shieldwall mini-questboss Skiggit, his adds immediately respawn when killing them, but Blizzard hotfixed that opportunity away, his adds no longer drop any charms.

Life isn't like a box of chocolates, it's more like a jar of jalapeños: What you do today might burn your a** tomorrow.

~Garfield

Emmaleah's picture

Welcome back

Good to see your avatar!

I just got the basics finished for August Celestials and Shado Pan. I'll post them in a couple of days after I have actually gotten to test most of it. (random dailies are inconvenient when writing guides... i have had 3 of the last 4 days being temple of the white tiger) The only one I know left to tackle is the Horde Domination Offensive (compare to Alliance Operation Shieldwall Ludo wrote).  I'm sure there are others... but that was going to be my next task... but not for awhile, since I want to get exalted with Shado Pan/AC first. ( I won't feel the least bit bad if I get to use a guide someone else wrote ;) )

Jiyambi's picture

Well, my mains are hordies! I

Well, my mains are hordies! I may look into the Horde Domination Offensive, and maybe at some other achievement guides or profession guides as well. Probably won't be much until after the next two weeks, but who knows :)

Ludovicus's picture

RE: Well, my mains are hordies!

LOL, I'm leveling up my first set of horde toons. 

The Horde specific guides for Outland on up all need some TLC.   I've started my DK Belf Tank in Hellfire Penninsula and have have tons of changes queued up for that guide.

Th Domination Offensive is yours!   I have a skeleton I wrote up, but you will have to fill in the details.  WowHead's info on the new quests is not so hot.

Welcome back!

Emmaleah's picture

other projects

It occured to me that there are undoubtedly other ach (like to all the squirrels...) that you could do guides for also.  Those should be short and simple and thus not take too much time away from your schoolwork.  I expect Domination Offensive (and I havent in gone to look at it... so this is a guess based on other guides) will take many hours before you have it done.