Sunday, June 19, 2011

Achievement Hunter: Drown Your Sorrows (Horde Guide)

Want to start achievement hunting? Not sure where to begin? Not a problem! Each Fortnight Phoenixsting will go over some achievement hunting, with tips on where to begin.

This week we are out to sample some of the fine (and not so fine) drinks that the cataclysm has brought us.

I’m going to show you how to complete this achievement from start to finish without using the auction house. It is possible to complete it by just buying the drinks on the auction house, however people aren’t always selling the drinks you need.

To complete this achievement first you are going to need a few things:
  • Max cooking skill (525/525)
  • 12 chef’s awards (the issue here is that there is a soft cap of 10 awards at a time so you might have to complete this over a day or two.)
  • Completed the majority of Vashj’ir.

1.       Start in Silvermoon city. You will need to visit Innkeeper Velandra and Vinemaster Suntouched. From them you will need to purchase two Skins of Dwarven Stout, a jug of Bourbon, 5 refreshing spring water, one Sparkling Oasis Water, one Fresh Water and a Highlands Spring Water. You can drink the Sparkling Oasis water, Fresh Water and the highland spring water straight away, but hold on to the others as you will need them later.

2.       Head to the Twilight Highlands next. You will need to speak to Lizzy Lemons to purchase a Highland pomegranate and a Tropical Sunfruit. Again hold onto these as you will need them later.

3.       Now head back to Orgrimmar. You will need to find the Shazdar and purchase the recipes for; Highland Spirits, South Island Iced Tea and Starfire Espresso. You will also need to buy a bag of imported goods to obtain the Cocoa Beans. Learn all of those recipes and using the items you have already bought you will be able to make one of each of those drinks. Feel free to drink them straight away. Head inside and speak to Arugi to learn how to make Darkbrew Lager (if you don’t already know it). You can then brew that lager using the items you have already picked up.

4.       Take the portal to Vashj’ir. Once there you should see a vendor called Zan’zata. You can purchase the Greasy Whale Milk from him.

5.       There are a few ways to get the last few drinks, Fungus Squeezings and murky water. If you haven’t completed the Hyjal quests you can pick them both up from a vendor called Grunka when you are doing the quests that require you to infiltrate the cultists. Otherwise you will have to buy them from an NPC in the Zul’Aman instance before you free him. Lastly you can get fungus Squeezings from a few mobs. The highest drop rate is the Horrorguards at Hyjal. The Murky Water is the hardest of them to get especially if you have finished Hyjal but are not geared enough for Zul’Aman. You might have some luck on the AH if you are out of options.

6.       Once you have managed to get those last few you can down them and get your achievement!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Achievement Hunter: You’ll Feel Right as Rain

Want to start achievement hunting? Not sure where to begin? Not a problem! Each Fortnight Phoenixsting will go over some achievement hunting, with tips on where to begin.

This week we get to be a little unhealthy and gorge ourselves on chocolate cookies.
1.       There are two ways to do this achievement, you can go and buy the chocolate cookies off the auction house or you can make them yourselves. If you are planning on buying them on the auction house you will need 100 of them and you can skip to step 6. If you are planning on making them yourselves just follow these simple steps.
2.       The first thing you will need is the reciepe to make the cookies. You can buy this off the cooking vendors in each of the capitol cities. They are usually standing right next to the cooking trainers. The recipe will cost you 3 cooking tokens which you can receive from doing the daily cooking quests.

3.       The next thing you will need is the Imported Supplies. They also cost cooking tokens. These contain the cocoa beans you need to make the chocolate cookies. The amount contained in the bags varies so my advice is to buy them one at a time and open them before you buy the next one. I had to buy three bags as the first one contained 40 beans, the second one 35 beans and the last one 51 beans. 

4.       Next you will need to pickup 100 simple flour. You can grab this from the cooking vendor.

5.       Now to bake up your 100 cookies. Just hit create all and go grab a drink as this will take a little while...

6.       Now comes to the fun part. Time to stuff your face with chocolate cookies! Find them in your bag and start to right click like crazy. Every time you eat a cookie you get a buff that lasts for 60 seconds, this countdown is reset every time you eat a cookie so as long as you eat another cookie within 60 seconds you will be fine. The goal of course is to eat 91 cookies so the buff stacks up to 91.

7.       Once you hit that magic 91 number you will get your achievement!

8.       Now time to go run a few laps around Azshara to work off all of those cookies.