So Close, Yet So Far.

Many of you have probably been following my never ending narrative on Twitter about my never ending quest for the never ending Pathfinder achievement.


I still rage quit a lot TBF.


Yep, love flying!

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If you remove the questing-for-a-purpose element from questing, it *almost* becomes enjoyable. In some parts of the world. Sometimes.


Loved doing this questline. Credit where credit is due. Etc.

Let’s get this straight from the start:
1. I know, and appreciate, that this was weeks worth of content. Blizz did good.

2. Suramar, for those who like story, is fab. Scenery is beautiful. Zone is well thought out. Movement around the zone, although irritating, is good.

3. I like that I’m not just killing demons all the time.

4. I appreciate catch up mechanics for Alts have been well thought out.

5. I average around 1.5hours of play a day, all being well. I’m not including Mr B in this as he doesn’t do grinds. No way, this is her idiocy, I gave up long ago… I’d rather walk.

6. I understand why gating mechanics are there and they serve a purpose for which, in current content, is needed.

HOWEVER… this grind is too damn long. I decided about a month ago that it was pointless trying to do other stuff I’m desperate to do like fishing for the artifact and pet battling when everything would be quicker and easier with flying. So for the past few weeks I have been focusing entirely on finishing the storylines I missed in questing, and getting the rep I need.



It seems though, I’m now gated by Rep.

We are all familiar with a rep grind. In fact, I quite like an old fashioned rep grind. But this isn’t just a pew pew rep grind. This is a You-Can-Only-Earn-A-Certain-Amount-Of-Rep-Per-Day-Because-This-Content-Has-To-Last-A-Patch rep grind. These types of rep grind NEED TO ROLL OVER AND DIE.

Here’s what I reckon. I’m no mathematician, so forgive the rounded numbers:

  • Av. 5 WQ / session online = 75-250 rep = average 500-700rep daily (more if I’m lucky with the elite quests!)
  • Feed all NPCs = 200-300 rep daily
  • Withered training (once or twice weekly, I’m rubbish at it though!!) = 300rep
  • Emissary once weekly = 1500
  • Kirin Tor quests once weekly (I’m so bad, Mr B has to do them for me, he couldn’t this week though so I missed it) = 1500 rep

Plus odd quests, rewards from missions etc = av. 100 rep daily?

Equals around about 7500 rep per week? IF I get everything done in my limited time. I need 22k rep for the final quest line… it’ll take me nearly A MONTH to do get flying. Baring in mind of course, I have to factor in things like farming the mana, completing the quest lines (which means I don’t then have time to farm the WQ) and doing the Invasion, which without flying takes me usually about 40mins.

See why I’m discouraged?! Maybe the stars will align and I’ll get a nice run of elite WQ or something, but I’m starting to get a big miffed they haven’t removed this rep gating yet.


10 thoughts on “So Close, Yet So Far.

  1. Good news: when you reach 20k, you immediately get the quest for the last step, and this allows you to get the final 1k via questline only. So it’s really not that far away 🙂

  2. I have all my toons exalted, and I ignored the withered scenario, except getting the initial 150 rep when you teleport to the location and “complete” the world quest without even fighting 🙂

    And don’t forget the rep tokens from missions – they are a great help, especially if bonus ones proc.

  3. The rep can be tough, for sure. I’m wanting the rep on my alts for professions and what not.
    The best consolation I can give you is that, if all you’re after is flying, you only have to do all this once! Once unlocked, every one of your alts can fly.

    Another thing as gnomecore said is to keep an eye out for are the order hall missions that reward reputation tokens. If you can get the mission to 200%, the bonus loot reputation you get is 1500 I believe (off the top of my head!), which is a great boost. Only downside is you can’t choose which reputation token you’ll get… but they can really add up.

    It’s tough, but it’s worth it!!

    • Thank you for the positive boost 😀 I’ll get exalted eventually with them all, but this slog to Night fallen exalted takes the biscuit.

      Definitely to the rep tokens – I’ve had a couple so far I grab when they’re about!

      Eeek all that grind on alts you are super woman!!! Good luck!

  4. Hang in there and you’ll get it eventually. I haven’t gotten flying yet, however, my reasons are rather weird – computer couldn’t handle Legion and then, I couldn’t handle Legion. 😀

  5. I am with you 100% on this one; it leaves a bad taste in my mouth in Legion, all of these, let’s call them, “tricks” in order to keep us in the loop, and extend the time it takes to do things.

    When I think back to Vanilla, however, were we this frustrated with grinding Argent Dawn rep and the likes, though? How does such a grind compare to that of today? Some reputations were only earned by slaughtering mobs, over and over again, the same thing.

    On some sort of deeper level (too deep for my tired brain to grasp right now) I think its important to change our perspective when it comes to doing these things in WoW. Those of us with so little time has so many risks of feeling burned out, this way. Real life is the place where all the chores should be. Not the game.

    I understand your struggle, and how desperate you want flying; to make all the fun things even more fun. You will get there in time. Just keep swimming, ok 🙂

    • I think it’s a grind that has merit WHEN CURRENT, but ridiculous in terms of catch up – no gating should be there if irrelevant.

      I’m quite happy to kill xx mobs for xx rep… I know how many I have to do and the only thing that stops me reaching the goal is my own time. I hate Blizzard deciding I can’t progress any more until they tell me. Grr.

      Will do 🐟🐟🐟🐟

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