Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Dirge's Kickin' Chimaerok Chops

Some days ago i was browsing through the WoW database websites and found this: Recipe: Dirge's Kickin' Chimaerok Chops. Woah! An epic cooking recipe.. O.o
After investigating further, two things were clear: a) It's most likely a recipe from Dirge Quikcleave (butcher from Gadgetzan) and b) Chimaerok's are elite 60-62 (you need two people to kill them), you find on the Isle of Dread (south from Feathermoon).

After these finding, we gathered some guildies & friends to investigate this matter further. We also killed Lord Lakmaeran, who is a tough bastard. *grins* We found some meat used in the recipe, but no further hint for the recipe. I was traveling around with the Chimaerok Tenderloin in my pocket to visit every cooking related NPC i could think of.

Since a few days i know it's related to the opening of the AQ gates, but back then it was a mystery to solve. We had a fun day trying it. Too bad Blizzard only added the opening quest lines, IMO they should add "secret" quests at remote locations in between. I also think there should be special quests available to those, who know *all* recipes for their tradeskill or something like that.

Talking about the AQ opening quests: There is a long questline for high-end raiding groups to obtain the scepter you need to use the gong *after* all the supplies for the war have been collected. On Argent Dawn, unfortunately we don't see many updates in the realm forum, but i researched some and am posting you links from others forums/guilds. The questline will stay available after the gates opened, so maybe some of us can do it later. It all starts after you did the first "discovering" quest near Anachronos, when you go back you get a quest to bring the head from the Broodlord. If you bring back the head (only one player can loot it), you get a new quest where you can show you are worthy... you have to reach neutral with the Brood of Nozdormus. You reach this, by farming the bugs in Silithius. For every 200 Silithid Carapace Fragment you can "deputize" another team member and make them an Agent of Nozdormu. Only Agents can collect the fragments and only the player with the main quest can hand them in. Now you know why Silithius is so crowded during these days.

After you reach neutral the real fun begins, it seems to be an awesome questline full of lore and fun events. Here are several links if you want to go on reading about it and see some screenshots and movies:

Guild Fires of Heaven quest update
Ahn'Qiraj: Scepter of the Shifting Sands from Original Gangstaz
AQ Quest Progress from Blighted
Elitist Jerks update on Ahn'Qiraj
All That Remains - Scepter of the Shifting Sands

It is also funny to see that some raid guilds try to motivate their server population to participate in the war supplies effort by organizing great prices... ranging up to your own Molten Core run where you can bring along four friends and loot whatever you want. Heh, if that's not a price. =)

Fires of Heaven Contest
Hominii Nocturni Contest

On a sidenote, finally Blizzard managed to get up their own "official" ranking for the war supply hand-ins. Guys, What took you so long?!?
Ahn'Qiraj War Effort Rankings (Argent Dawn)


At 11/1/06 05:14, Anonymous Salmons said...

Hey Thulfie!

During my late night surfing session I figured I should visit your blog once more, since it contains loads of interesting info.. I hope you are happy to know this page just "stole" 3 good hours of my night's rest ;)

I'll be coming back in the future for more!



At 11/1/06 13:12, Blogger Thulf said...

Hahaha.... sounds like ye had fun. *wink* So i need to dig up more stuff for warlocks, huh? Hmm.. I'll think about that.

At 11/1/06 15:02, Anonymous Salmons said...

It just takes an enormous amount of effort to open those gates, geez! And to think we are still one instance "behind". Pretty soon we probably cannot decide which instance to go to anymore *giggles*.

By the way, if you want to do that water race my alt druid (Nihlatak) is up for the challenge *winks*


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