So, it’s Brewfest again! This is one of my very favourite Warcraft holidays and this year is extra special, because this is the last of the holiday set of achievements that Maegwen needs in order to get her Voilet Proto Drake and the What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been achievement. I’ve seen one of the violet drakes around already, and I’m only 45 beer tickets short of getting all the ones I need – which means I’ll have it done tonight! I shall be Brewmaster Maegwen and Her Flying Purple People Eater!
There are a couple of tips that I have learned over the years (I think this marks the third year of Brewfest) so I figured that I’d pass them along, even though some of them have been floating around the blogsphere anyhow. In order to get the Disturbing the Peace and the Brew of the Month achievements, you will need 550 tickets! This little gnome here is located at the back right hand side of the Brewfest grounds, and she’s the one you’ll want to see for all of your ticket redemptions.
Tip #1: There is a two hour buyback period on the clothing. You will need three articles of clothing for the achievement (one from the ones marked 1, one from the ones marked 2 and one from the ones marked 3). This will cost you 350 beer tickets. If you’re swift about it, you can purchase all three articles of clothing, head to Dalaran, get shittered, /dance, come back to the Brewfest grounds, return some/all of the clothes, and buy the Brew of the Month membership (marked as 4). Saves you 200 beer tickets!
There are two dailies you can do, and one “hidden” daily to earn beer tickets. The first is the barking quest where you have to run around the loop of Ironforge, touting the benefits of either the Thunderbrew or Barleybrew drinks. Easy enough, and you get 15 beer tickets. Just stay on the “yellow” (canter) speed until you incurr about 50 or so fatigue stacks, then drop down to the “green” (trot) speed to let the fatigue debuff stacks wear off. You don’t have to actually turn the quest in on the loaner ram, you can turn it in on your own mount. So you can always complete the barking at top speed, then dismount from the loaner ram and remount on your own if that works better for you.
The second daily quest you can do for beer tickets is the Dark Iron Attacks. Every half hour, the Dark Iron Dwarves will attack the Brewfest grounds. If you show up just after the attack is over, there will be a large gear on the ground near the back of the Brewfest grounds. It gives you a daily quest which you can turn in for another 10 beer tickets.
There is also a “hidden” quest that is not a really real daily, as you can do it every 12 hours or so. If you head to this dwarf, who is the fellow you got the This Is Ram Racing …Almost quest from, you can ask him if he has any more kegs to deliver. He will give you another loaner ram on a 4 minute timer, and you can try to deliver as many kegs as possible.
You will get 2 beer tickets per keg delivered, and an additional 30 seconds of time added as well. I’m good for about 12 or 13 runs. Some of my guildies have timed themselves and report about 45 seconds per delivery, but there have been reports of delivery times taking as little as 35 seconds. Your mileage quite literally may vary.
Here is the route I use to maximize my beer ticket income! (Which, with the two dailies, is about 50 tickets a day. Not bad if I do say so myself!) Pick up the quest, and head out of the beer grounds and along the road to Kharanos.
Beside the bridge is your first apple basket. This little bushel of treats will reset the fatigue buff stacks on your ram, but they can be a little buggy. I reccomend going along the right hand side of this one and then hopping over the stone wall. (Ram: “om nom nom, apples.”)
From here, you can either go left a bit into the trees and hills and hit the second bushel basket, or you can head (mostly) straight down the road. If you’ve reset your debuff stacks at the bridge bushel, you should be good to head down the road and skip the bushel in the trees.
Here is your quest giver. As long as you are on the right hand side of the stack of barrels, he will Donkey Kong you a big ol keg.
Once you’ve got your keg (I reccomend keeping your first bag open, so you can see if it ended up there or not. If there’s lots of people doing the quest, you might not get it, and then you’ll have wasted a trip. *sadfase*) hop on over this little stone wall and run past the left side of this bushel basket of apples to reset your debuff stacks. (Ram: “nomnomnom, I love apples!”)
Again you can go right into the trees and hit that other bushel basket, or straight down the road. You do have enough time to skip the one in the trees and head towards the bushel basket at the bridge, but you’ll be up to 75 or 80 debuff stacks. Don’t miss that one!
It’s easiest (and very stylish) to leap over this basket and head off to the left a bit towards the quest giver.
You don’t have to get too close to him, just pull a hard left, make sure you’ve recieved your beer tickets, and head back on down the road to get your next keg.