Silverpine Forest No Escape. The elite worgen at the top of the stairs in Fenris Keep is buggy. If you don't let him get the first hit in Agatha will take an extremely long time to grab his aggro, during which time he will probably rip you to bits.
The quest for Crazy Larry - In with a Bang - you get shot out of a cannon onto a ship (you will get the [Going Down?] achievement if you have not already gotten it. The issue is not with the cannon but once you get on the ship.
The giblin's you have to fight on the ship are spread out pretty well but they respawn pretty quickly. Find your quest items - one is on the deck of the ship near the front; another in what is usually the captain's quarters and the last one is, of course, in the hold of the ship - unless you hearth out after getting the last item, you will have to fight your way back up to the top of the ship to use the cannon to shoot yourself back to shore.
The danger here is the respawn rate of the giblins. So just be careful!
elwens.blogspot.com/ <Too Cute To Die> on WA: Katrii, Draenei Paladin, Lvl 44 Karimetra, Draenei Paladin, Lvl 55 Kahdrii, Draenei Paladin, Lvl 66 Kahtraa, Draenei Paladin, Lvl 75 Kahlee, Draenei Paladin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for thou art crunchy and taste good with ketchup
On Coldarra in Borean Tundra, there are some elite dragons flying around. There's one on the east side that flies really low - so low that when it attacked and dismounted me, I didn't even take falling damage. I was really lucky to shadowmeld in time to save my life, and I've pretty much decided never to go back to Coldarra. Too risky with those things about.
Fel Reavers - know their routes and if you're near a route, always keep checking behind you so you can get out of the way if needs be. Turn your view distance up as far as your pc can handle, at maximum you can see them half the zone away which is a massive help!
Arazzius the Cruel - first, beware the six-armed female demons you have to clear to reach him; they each summon three imps, and it's pretty hard to pull one without the other aggroing. Two demons and six imps at once is not fun! Arazzius himself hits fairly hard and summons infernal adds, pretty tough at the intended lvl.
Colossal Menace - the giants have around 11k health, and shardlings split off them twice during the fight. They also patrol widely and if you're not careful you can end up with two at once. They're killable with a pet, but tough, I'm not too sure non-pet classes would cope well, given they do hit pretty hard. Beware: the Fel Reaver paths through one side of the area!
Natural Remedies - Goliathon doesn't seem to hit a lot harder than the regular giants, however he has a nasty knockback ability which hurts, and also makes him drop aggro if you're using a pet as tank.
Leader of the Bloodscale - nothing like as evil as it used to be but still kinda tough - don't stand in the freezing circle if she plants it on you, and the waterspouts knock you a fair way into the air so you will take falldmg.
A tip - if Hellfire Peninsula is too stressful for you, Zangarmarsh is much the same difficulty lvl so swap zones and gain a lvl or two before going back; it helped me a lot to be able to switch zones, since I find HFP hard on even regular characters - too many patrols, too many densely packed wandering groups of mobs that are easy to aggro several at once, and fel reavers just to give you added heartattacks
Iarnaigii, troll shaman (27) Iarnaigvii, gnome rogue (51) Iarnaigxii, human warlock (52) Iarnaigdkt, night elf death knight (90) Siochaint, night elf druid pacifist (mining/herb) (24)
I'll nominate the quest "Cleansing the Afflicted" in Darkshore... cause that's what got me. It basically involves an area full of wandering furbolg, and the item you use on them causes a second add to spawn from them. This means you have two mobs attacking you, even though you only need to kill the one, with a high chance of aggroing other mobs densely patrolling the area. Even as a hunter with shadowmeld I couldn't get safely away, the melee broke shadowmeld and every attempt to kite and run just pulled more. It was admittedly some bad luck, but honestly it seems too risky, even outleveling the quest (I was about 4 above). Next time I'm skipping once I hit that point and moving on.
I've done Cleansing the Afflicted on several warriors and now on a priest. I don't believe I was ever higher than 20 while working on it. Lots of extremely careful pulls basically.
However, I did find out the hard way on my priest that the Furblob and the Ooze have to be at least somewhat close to each other when the ooze dies. I feared and they ran in separate directions. Killed the ooze and the Furblob was too far away and did not become friendly. Whoops!
Deaths due to cockiness: 1 Deaths due to game glitches: 1 Deaths due to questing risks brought on by Chronic Loremaster Syndrome: 6 No, grinding is not harder.
Personal Best: Ellypta, level 50 Night Elf Warrior, 8th of her line.
Current Challenger: Deladria, level 25 Night Elf Priest, 1st of her line.
the N STV quest that sens u into ZG as a baby raptor is safe; getting caught doesn't count as a death.
the S STV quest that sends u into ZG, however, is not.
the first part where ur killing jindo's corpse while zanzil is running around (may have the bosses confused here, it's something like that lol) and u have to stop him from healing the corpse, i wasted a bunch of mana up front like i usually do on a planned, tough fight. problem is, i didn't realize what i was supposed to do and by the time i realized it i was basically oom and my dps was barely able to make ground against the healing.
after several minutes, though, another toon came along and we finished with no problem. i felt guilty about it, but what can you do?
the second part is similar except a bunch of adds come and try to heal the corpse. i didn't realize there was another fight coming or i'd have logged, but of course i didn't and there was the mage again. it felt like we were barely able to 2-man it, though maybe i was just tired from basically having just done a raid boss lol. the point is, imo this is not soloable.
after we finished, i had been fighting for probably 15+ minutes, and was chatting in vent and not paying attention. there's some RP where an airship or something comes along and u have to click it to hop on, avoiding some big explosion. i didn't notice, and got blown up.
quite a shock, i must say, after having never been threatened in combat at all. zero lay on hands saves. also i had received literally no help of any kind, at all, thru 35 levels (no buffs to click off, no random helpful killing blows from a passer-by, nothing). the very first time i end up getting help, instant karma kills my ass.
TLDR: don't do the ZG quest in S. STV
bromli, dwarf paladin, zangarmarsh (us) 6 deaths, all between 29 and 51. i'm out, haven't had the patience required since the 2nd or 3rd try. good luck to all
Post by MotherOwl (Dranina) on Mar 24, 2012 4:45:34 GMT -5
In Darkshore Quest: Threat from the Water (http://www.wowhead.com/quest=13522) you have to kill 8 Vile Sprays. Don't repeat my mistake to attack the lvl 15 elite Vile Terror as it emerges from the water. It hits hard! and the Sentinels are not that willing to take over aggro. There are lots of Vile Sprays further down the beach just running around.
I was lvl 20 (Q is lvl 8+) and I almost died. Only reason I survived was two good pieces of advice. Don't panic! and don't turn your back!
Also in Darkshore The Battle for Darkshore. You have to kill Avatar of Soggoth a lvl 20 elite. He almost killed me (lvl 26 draenei pally and Q is grey at 26!) leaving me with 42 out of 596 HP after using all I had. He has 3.800+ HP and is tough. If you have to, kill all ads and wait until you are more than ready.
NOTE it seems this Q was bugged for me, I did not have the horn, and I tried clicking it.
Blade's Edge Mountains Quest: What Came First, the Drake or the Egg? - Arcane Blast damage from the phased drakes is brutal (2.5kish) and resist to frost is high. If you do this quest instead of avoiding it, take down the HP of the spawned whelp before you use the phase modulator on it.
Xaya: you are not allowed any profession for ironman. However the 'working man' challenge is allowed to have any profession
Jan 1, 2020 5:07:05 GMT -5
rastafaria: tried a prot paladin, was doing well almost 27, then got quest to go to southshore, instinct tells me to let it be until snowstorm has passed. lmao my dumbass said not lagging at all we got this. no we didnt gonna reroll him and try to remember this
Jan 11, 2020 16:21:10 GMT -5
aely: Hi, i'm new here, what's the point of doing a working man instead of iron if you can use anything you make ?
May 16, 2020 2:59:44 GMT -5
Xaya: ppl usually take herb/mining for xp, and the secondary profs for dailies
May 17, 2020 9:58:47 GMT -5
acthelion: Hey... how is everyone... Just started a Blood Thirst challenge in Classic on Atiesh.
May 24, 2020 22:43:15 GMT -5
acthelion: Can someone help? When I go to add my Toon to the challenge the popup is too low for me to get to. It's going off the bottom of the webpage.
May 25, 2020 16:38:16 GMT -5
Xaya: you cannot register yet in classic since there is no API so we cannot track the challengers atm. Not sure blood thirsty in classic is something that can be done because many spells and special things are hidden behind quests
May 26, 2020 5:07:24 GMT -5
acthelion: Hmmm.... well it's been interesting so far. It makes the game a lot different. But I assume the 4 quests are for class quests, that's what I'm treating them as. You might need to up the number of quests for Classic, but its still an interesting challenge.
May 26, 2020 12:24:55 GMT -5
acthelion: In any event, I'm happy to help you learn.
May 26, 2020 12:25:11 GMT -5
echogekkos: Into my first very first Ironman as a warrior! Couple close calls but still going strong. I'm 54 right now, but would you recommend Outland or Northrend once I'm 60? (may have to earn more gold as I only have 50gp to my name. not enough for flying)
Sept 2, 2020 13:27:03 GMT -5
twofrog: Quick question, I've returned after quite a long break. I know we can't add challengers atm. Whats the max lvl I'm allowed to be before registering so I know when to stop until registrations come back up? Thanks in advance x
Nov 19, 2020 12:07:27 GMT -5
iamsnowlc: i cannot import my charakter can where help me?
Jan 9, 2021 9:55:45 GMT -5
surviverchallenge: I have an idea for a new leveling challenge where would I post this?
Feb 14, 2021 14:34:26 GMT -5
rastafaria: question, before shadowlands release I took all the gear off of my greenman characters to reduce the risk of gear being changed with this xpac, but now they are yellow flagged? I just equipped all their gear and they are still flagged?
May 16, 2021 19:00:43 GMT -5
verik: Where would I find information on when I need to leave a zone while doing the Ironman challenge?
Aug 24, 2021 13:15:00 GMT -5
Xaya: using Chromie time, you can go just about anywhere. As you get higher, named mobs gets harder and harder, so you'll probably end up skipping them
Aug 31, 2021 6:00:25 GMT -5
raiuser: can some one answer this pls?: regarding to the rule that buffs are not allowed, is a healing spell, considered a buff? - while lvling, a random druid gave me the healing over time buff, while i was in combat. am i red flagged?
Sept 24, 2021 12:32:50 GMT -5
Xaya: no you are not flagged is another player randomly buff or heal you
Sept 28, 2021 5:44:18 GMT -5
rosikpirigol: Have a great one, guys!
Oct 22, 2021 4:27:48 GMT -5