Does Your Wolpertinger Linger? (required for the meta) Does Your Wolpertinger Linger?
Easy! The cute but somewhat vicious-looking wolpertinger pet is a reward for the one-time quest Catch the Wild Wolpertinger!
(Alliance) or Catch the Wild Wolpertinger!
(Horde). Each starts from the factions' central festival areas outside Ironforge or Orgrimmar respectively, with Goldark Snipehunter
for the Alliance and Glodrak Huntsniper
for the Horde.
In contrast to Down With The Dark Iron, this is slightly harder to do early in the holiday with lots of people getting their quests and achievements, as there are only so many wild wolpertingers needed for the quest running around the festival area at a given moment. Keep at it. They respawn quickly, so a little persistence is all you need.
For die-hard pet collectors, this is one of the more interesting pets in that other players will be unable to see your wolpertinger unless they're drunk.The Brewfest Diet (required for the meta) The Brewfest Diet
is one of the less time-consuming (but more filling) achievements, The Brewfest Diet requires you to purchase and eat eight specific foods sold by Brewfest vendors. None of the items sold are very expensive, and doing the achievement will only cost you 20 silver and 68 copper. All of the vendors will be found in the central festival areas outside Orgrimmar and Ironforge.
For low-level players, please note that there are level restrictions on many of these foods, and unless you're at least level 65, you will not be able to complete this achievement.
Not provided: cardiologist.Direbrewfest (required for the meta)
Coren Direbrew is arguably the poster child for Blizzard's decision to link holiday bosses to the Dungeon Finder. It used to take absolute ages for Direbrewfest
groups to get moving because nobody wanted to make the long trek to Blackrock Depths. Horde groups were particularly notorious for this, as people were usually traveling from Orgrimmar, and BRD is not one of the more convenient dungeons coming from that particular city. Add to this Coren's popularity as a farming target -- he drops a lot of good stuff, including the the Great Brewfest Kodo
, the Swift Brewfest Ram
, and Direbrew's Remote
-- and you see the problem.
Ah well -- that's all in the past. Pull up your Dungeon Finder (the default hotkey for this is I), and in addition to usual options for normal, heroic, and Zandalari heroics, you'll find a Coren Direbrew option for the duration of Brewfest. If you're already in a group, you can queue for everyone to go (or have someone else do it for you); if not, you can kill Coren with random players. If you've never done the Coren fight before, here's a rundown
, with more information available on his Wowpedia page
. He's a very easy fight.
His 2011 loot table should be as follows:
These are in addition to the items that you will now only find in the Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest
awarded for your first Coren Direbrew kill each day:Have Keg, Will Travel (required for the meta)
Fortunately for anyone with terrible luck, Have Keg, Will Travel
is no longer dependent on getting lucky with a mount drop off the holiday boss. If you don't already have a Brewfest mount and can't coax Coren Direbrew into dropping one (which is rare these days with the daily loot bag), just buy some Fresh Brewfest Hops
from the token redeemer for the measly sum of 2 tokens, pull out whatever mount you like, and /use the Hops. You can also buy the Preserved Brewfest Hops
for 20 tokens, but even the cheap version will get you the achievement.A Brew-FAST Mount (not required for the meta)
Assuming you manage to get either the Great Brewfest Kodo or the Swift Brewfest Ram (and you should if you're religious about killing Coren Direbrew once a day), you should automatically nab A Brew-FAST Mount
, a feat of strength.Drunken Stupor (not required for the meta)
Paladins, rogues, druids and mages won't have any more difficulty with Drunken Stupor
than they had with Going Down?
due to immunity effects or less fall damage taken, but it's easy to do if you know where to go. Get "completely smashed" -- as with Disturbing the Peace, the type of liquor you use doesn't matter -- and head for Shattrath. Jump (don't step) off the bridge at this location
. The distance to the ground from the bridge is slightly less than 65 yards (which is why you have to jump), and you should get the achievement without dying.
For added fun, bring a bandage with you, and you can get Ultimate Triage
directly afterwards, if you don't have it already.Strange Brew (Alliance) or Strange Brew (Horde) (not required for the meta)
and the Alliance
versions of Strange Brew are slightly different, as each faction has different competing breweries, but it's still pretty straightforward. You'll find the NPCs you need in the festival areas:AllianceHordeBrew of the Year (not required for the meta) Brew of the Year
is actually not something you can do during Brewfest itself. Assuming you've joined the Brew of the Month Club, once a month, you'll be sent a bottle of booze in the mail. Open your mail, chug the bottle, throw the bottle to smash on the nearby pavement, and if you drink all 12 monthly brews over the course of the year, you've got your achievement.
Most of the brews have funny secondary effects. So far, the most interesting has been the Lord of Frost's Private Label
, which can turn you into an ice block. Given that ice blocks play a prominent, lifesaving role
on some raid encounters
, it's not surprising that players have had some fun with this. I'll let a video titled "How to Wipe in Naxxramas Using Beer"
speak for itself.
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