I can finally fly in Draenor

I’ve been playing World of Warcraft on-and-off since the Mists of Pandaria expansion. I liked the game enough that I continued with Warlords of Draenor before now playing Legion. However, one part of Draenor that I never got to that I’ve always wanted to finish up was the Draenor Pathfinder achievement.

If you’re not familiar, Draenor Pathfinder is the achievement that allows you to fly in Draenor. Flying now in Draenor is basically useless because I pretty much never go back there anymore anyway unless it’s to visit the auction house or bank when my other Hearthstones are down. However, seeing as this is something I really wanted to do while the expansion content was was still current, I still had the urge to finish what I started.

The reason I never finished Draenor Pathfinder is because I had a lot of trouble navigating around to find treasures and rares to get the Master Treasure Hunter and Tanaan Diplomat achieve­ments (the latter of which was linked to getting Exalted with the Order of the Awakened). I was stuck at 55/100 for Master Treasure Hunter and Revered for Order of the Awakened for the longest time, before I got sick of seeing the reminder to finish those achievements in my task list and finally did it.

I knew that the treasures were going to be tedious, but I put myself in a very patient mindset and started farming. Surprisingly, it went a lot less badly than I remembered it to be (which I later found out was because, a year ago, I had been trying to farm treasures in Spires of Arak, which was extremely difficult due to a majority of them requiring tricky tightrope navigation). During travel times, I planned out which treasures I wanted to grab, and looked them up ahead of time on WoWHead so I had an attack plan once I got there.

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As for reputation grinding with Order of the Awakened, I discovered the existence of an item called Medallion of the Legion, which gives 1,000 reputation with the “denizens of Draenor” (Order of the Awakened included). I ended up getting quite a bit more than the base 1,000 due to the reputation boost I got from one of my Garrison structures, as well as the racial passive boost from the fact that I am a Human in-game. These medallions cost about 7,000 gold each, but gold is a lot less valuable now than it was back in Warlords of Draenor, so I was able to drop a nice chunk of cash on these and “cheat” my way to the achievement.

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After taking a victory lap around my Garrison, I promptly Hearthstoned right on back to New Draenor … but I left with a sense of achievement that I finally finished this thing I started that had been subliminally nagging at me for a very long time.

 

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