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Brewfest Tips to get the Brewmaster Title

Greetings fellow WoW players and achievement whores Smile

Brewfest has been running for a week now and I figured it's not too late to share a few tips I have for all of you about Brewfest and reaching the Brewmaster title. Hope this helps:

  • If you are not sure what to buy and if you can get the title, do not spend tokens right away. Stockpile them and in the last couple days of the event, if you have enough to get the title, buy what you need for the achievements first. If not, just buy what you find fun.
  • While cool, the pink elekk pet, tankard & gnome goggles are not needed for the achievements. Only buy them if you have enough tokens in addition to the rest, if you already have the title or if you do not care about tiles/achievements. 
  • What you buy this year can be used next year. My druid Shalansay already had the outfit for the dancing achievement.
  • It seems the tokens do not expire this time (unlike last year), so keep extras you have for next year if you cannot buy everything.
  • If you are lower than level 65, you cannot eat/drink all the food & beer you need to get the achievements. Stockpile them so you can eat/drink them later when you turn 65 and get the achievement. If you completed everything else, you should then get the Brewmaster title.
  • You can get up to 55-65 tokens per day. 10 from the Dark Iron dwarves cog gear/attack daily, 15 from the "ad barking on a ram" for the brewmasters around IF, and easily over 30 from ram racing. See my optimized route below for ram racing (Alliance). Takes practice but my record so far is 40 tokens in 1 race. Use lowbie alts to practice.
  • If we win against the Dark Iron dwarves, quickly cycle thru your alts to get the daily before the cog gear poofs, you have well over 5 minutes to do so. It's a good idea to park unplayed alts in the Brewfest camp to maximize token returns.
  • You can do most Brewfest quests with a level 1. Brewfest outfits look great on bank alts, especially if female! Big Smile

This is the kicker:

  • If you feel like you'll run out of time/tokens, stockpile them, do not buy individual items yet. Then when you have 350, buy the outfit, hat & shoes, go dance smashed in Dalaran, get the achievement AND THEN GO RETURN THE 3 CLOTHING PIECES FOR A REFUND!!!!
  • You have 2 hours after buying to return them, get your tokens back and then buy the Brew of the Month club subscription, and spend the rest on pets and cool vanity items. 

About Coren:

  • You need to be at least level 40 to enter Blackrock Depths (BRD). Even if you have a warlock to summon you or a friend has Direbrew's Remote, you cannot enter untless you are 40+
  • As long as you can enter BRD and be in a group that kills Coren Direbrew and are close enough to the fight, you will get the "Direbrewfest" achievement. Insulting Coren via the quest is not required for the achievement.
  • You can loot the keg that starts the quest for the 40-token token at the Brewfest camp, but that quest is level 65 and can only be turned in during Brewfest.
  • The minimum level to summon him is 75, so use your alts and gear up on cool trinkets. This will save you from buying trinkets with Badges of Heroism (converted from Conquest to Valor to Heroism) when you reach 80.
  • If you have alts you are leveling to 80 now but still lower than 75, see if you cannot convince a group of guildies to run you thru Coren a few times. Make sure to at least give your summon with your main before you switch to your alt. I've already done this for my shammy (level 46), and I plan on doing it for my mage (71) and DK (63) if I can find a group. These will save you from spending Emblems of Conquest at 80.
  • The Mug O'Terror Epic mace is BoE (item level 226!!!). If no one in your group needs it, either greed it for resale, for an alt or put it in your guild bank. I got it on my druid and immediately mailed it to my shammy for when she turns 80.

Ok, here is my Ram Racing route. This is for Alliance only. I'm sorry but I do not play Horde enough to have devised a strategy

  • Put the whip/strap on a hotkey (I use #1)
  • Play with the sound on to make sure you ear the ram chewing, the keg dropping in your bag and the coin turn in at the tent, it helps
  • Ignore chat when you race rams, it distracts you and you'll miss bushels, get stuck on them, miss the keg or the turn-in
  • Gallop all the time, just hit that strap like crazy
  • Cross the bridge and run right past the bushel on the left, try not to get caught in it but ride right besides it to make sure your ram eats. I recommend AGAINST jumping over the bushel, more reliable to run right past them
  • Then head in straight line behind the trees to catch the next bushel on the left side of the road, just before Kharanos
  • Next head for the guy with the kegs, but just as you cross the stone path leading to house before him, do a 180 and turn around quickly. The key is to go just far enough to catch the keg and head back. You do NOT need to hit the bushel after him deeper in Kharanos
  • The thing is you will not see him toss the keg, so leave your main bag open, listen for the "blup" sound and confirm the keg is in your bag. The keg will eventually spin behind you as you ride back, sometimes all the way past the bridge if you are good
  • Now ride back in a straight line towards the FIRST bushel you hit, the one before the bridge (right side as you come back), you will have enough time if you did things right
  • Then head for the tent, go past the torch and immediately turn around around the big tree. Do NOT hit the bushel in the tent. You will see a big flash, hear a turn-in sound as you get your coins
  • Then head back towards the first bushel on the left after the bridge. Rinse. Repeat
  • To recap, you are grabbing 2 bushels on the way to Kharanos, but only one bushel on the way back to the tent
  • I suggest practicing on lowbie alts. Even if you mess up and tire your ram once, you can still get around 30 tokens
  • My record is 40 tokens in one race... can anyone beat that? Contact me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ActiveNick to let me know
  • If you have a lot of lag/latency, it might hurt you. I play with latency below 200ms. If you have more then try hitting the same 2 bushels on the way back instead of just one to play it safe

There, I've shared all my Brewfest wisdom, now hopefully karma (and the RNG God) will pay me back by letting me win a Brewfest Kodo after 9 lost rolls since last year. Less than a week remaining [:'(]

Have fun in what I consider the best world even in WoW! Stick out tongueBeer

Comments

# re: Brewfest Tips to get the Brewmaster Title@ Tuesday, October 06, 2009 3:38 AM

cool guide thanks for info brewfest just ended 20 minutes =(

by jb

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