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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:27 am 
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Again, WoWwiki has great information on the daily quests.

To open these daily quests you need to be neutral with Ogri'la. Speak with Grok in the Lower City of Shattra to start the chain (or Chort in Blade's Edge Mountains). You then go to the top of the tower outside the Ring of Blood in BEM to an ogre that will continue the chain. He then sends you on three group quests to kill various Sons of Grull in the zone. These are 5 man group quests. Usually you get a group and do the entire chain. If I'm on, just ask of course. You then have to kill another guy. In this fight though each of the 5 party members must stand in a glowing circle which will summon the guy. This fight was annoying due to range issues. The ogre on top of the tower then sends you to do an event. You trigger the event and then just keep the things from spawn from getting to the triggered item. It isn't particularly difficult, but is still a group quest. After that he will send you to the Ogri'la area to start the daily quests there. See the WoWwiki link above for the actual quest links if you want the specific locations of each battle in the above chain.

There are some lead-in quests to do before you actually start the daily quests, some of which are identical to the daily quests below. Basically, just take any quest you see and you'll get to the dailies eventually. These lead-ins introduce you to the Apex Shards and the crystals you'll do the "Simon Daily" later. Shards can drop off anything on the plateau. Most of the daily quests will reward shards as well. Once you get 10 or so you'll never run out unless you are doing some of the big demon summoning stuff. One of the lead-in quests has you go farm 5 of these shards. The shards stack up to 250 and are not tradeable (finally destroyed 1,000 of them or so that I was never going to use). You can turn in 10 of them for a potion in the demon area. A future patch is suppose to add some other functionality to them as well. They are a tad annoying at first, but once you get into the daily quests you'll get plenty as rewards.

There are several group quests as well as an event-type of something in the area once you get the daily quests opened. I did the series where you kill a bunch of dragons and get a cloak (or head item?) with a random stat on it. It wasn't worth the time it took. I had the event quest but never really got around to doing it either. Typically I did all four of the daily quests below in 30-45 minutes. I would suggest teaming up for the demon stuff if possible, especially if your play time is in the early evening and mob competition is annoying like it was for me.

Also, watch out for the flying elite dragon. He will attack you and knock you off your mount.


There are four Daily Quests in this area:

The Relic's Emanation is the most basic. It is a game of Simon, the old handheld game. There are several spots around the Ogri'la area with a main crystal and 4 smaller sets. On the smaller set you click on the crystal to start the game. You will need one shard to activate it. There are then four areas on the ground around the crystal. A spark will go from the crystal to one of the four areas. You then have to click the areas in the order shown. There are 10 rounds. The first round has one pulse, the 10th round has 10. You only need to get through round 8 (maybe 7, but think it is 8 ) to complete the quest. After round six you get a two hour 15% run speed buff that only works in the Ogri'la questing areas. If you click on the wrong area you take 2k-3k damage. Typically I did rounds 1-5 just from watching and remembering. Rounds 6-8 I wrote them down. Typically I would tilt the camera to be directly above my head. I would then spin so that the areas were in the northwest, northeast, southeast, and southwest corners. NW=1, NE=2, SE=3, SW=4. I would just open my chat window and type the number of the area for each pulse and then enter that sequence. It beats keeping a pen and paper around. This daily is only worth 9g and some change and 15 shards.

The next daily Wrangle Some Netherrays. You are given a laso and told to go get five netherrays. They are all over the non-demon areas of the plateau. I found the competition in the early evening on these to be the most annoying part. You use to have to beat the Netherrays down to 1000-1100 hitpoints in order to laso them. That changed in 2.2 to increase that number. There were several times I'd end up killing the things with an unlucky crit. The netherrays will follow you around with a rope connected to you for 5 minutes or so. After that they finally fade, you still have credit for them, they just don't show. Anyhow, get your five and take them back to the wrangler.

The Bombing Run is considered one of the funner daily quests by many. I found it highly annoying until after I got my epic mount. You are given bombs that are on a 6 or 8 second cooldown now I think (changed in recent patch). There are stacks of cannonballs in the demon areas (north and south ends of the plateau) that have a "hunter's mark" type of arrows pointing at them. Get close, click on the bomb, target the drop point, and blow up the stacks. You need to destroy 15 stacks to complete this daily. The fel cannons in the area will fire at you, knock you off your mount, and do a fire DoT. They only go after people on flying mounts. Ground mounts are fine. I wasn't able to get out of range of them until I got my epic flying mount. Until then how I did it was to walk next to the cannonball stacks, mount up, fire my bomb, and dismount. The time from mount to dismount was only a second or so and I was able to do it before the cannon would fire at me most of the time.

Once you get Honored another quest to banish demons. You use a shard to open a portal and then kill a demon near the portal. Repeat 15 times and you are done. The hardest or most annoying part of this is usually the competition for mobs rather than the difficulty in the actual fights.



EDIT: there are two other daily quests for the Skyguards in Skettis. I believe it starts form a quest giver that stands next to the griffon master in Shattra. Thistley knows way more than I do on it, so I'll let him handle it if he wants. One of the two quests there is simply bombing stacks of eggs. The eggs are in the trees. You'll see birds flying around protecting them. The other daily is a small escort quest. There are three spots the guy can spawn in a cage. Click on him and he walks across a bridge to another tree, then down the ramp to the ground. The escort quest will spawn 2 guards to attack him on the ramp down to the ground. You also have to deal with the normal spawns in the trees. Group up for this one if you are doing it during peak times since competition gets a bit mean for the guy.

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I tried your strategy the other day and have decided that I am a moron. I tried typing and writing and actually timed out as I was in the process. I am sure I will have to practice this to get better at it.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:41 am 
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Madari wrote:
I tried your strategy the other day and have decided that I am a moron. I tried typing and writing and actually timed out as I was in the process. I am sure I will have to practice this to get better at it.


I think you have 5-7 seconds to get the first one. After that the buff thingy resets to 10 seconds or so. You'll get the hang of it pretty quickly and it becomes to most boring daily to do.

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