Saturday, September 29, 2012

Drunken Stupor

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Fall 65 yards without dying while completely smashed during the Brewfest Holiday.

Achievement Location

The feat of falling can be performed anywhere to get achievement credit as long as the Brewfest event is still ongoing.

Drunken Stupor Achievement

WoW Achievement Guide

The strategy to do this is similar to the achievement “Going Down?”, with the sole difference of being drunk of the highest degree (or, in WoW terminology, being completely smashed) as you attempt to fall 65 yards without literally getting smashed on the ground like a tomato.

Completing this is fairly easy when using a flying mount. All you need to do is fly, take note of the size of your mount’s shadow, then dismount and fall. If at that particular height you did not get the achievement, just replenish the life lost from fall damage, fly again but this time a little higher. To determine this, just make sure the shadow your mount is making is smaller than before. If, on the other hand, you died on the first attempt, obviously you need to fall down at a lower height, which means the shadow casted this time must be bigger than before.

Other Notes

You must fall on hard ground. Falling into water does not count.

If you attempted at a fatal height and died, your inebriation goes away and you must be completely smashed again to get the achievement.

As a substitute to getting really drunk, the Synthebrew Goggles – an ocular device simulates the effect of alcohol. It is handed out by Goldark Snipehunter (or Glodrak Huntsniper for the Horde) at the Brewfest camp. Removing the simulated intoxication is simply done by unequipping the googles.

Mage Tips

Just use Slow Fall so you don’t die from fall damage. Be sure to cast it before flying and falling down, as casting it while falling strangely does not count towards getting the achievement. This is apparently because WoW checks for the distance and any change of speed while falling (except acceleration due to gravity).

Alternatively, you can also use Ice Block midair to avoid damage upon landing.

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Strange Brew

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Drink the Brewfest beers listed below.

- Barleybrew Clear
- Barleybrew Dark
- Barleybrew Light
- Gordok Grog
- Mudder’s Milk
- Ogre Mead
- Thunder 45
- Thunderbrew Ale
- Thunderbrew Stout

Achievement Location

Besides the food being sold at tents, three rival breweries – the Barleybrews, Thunderbrews, and Gordok brewers – are brandishing booze at the Brewfest camp outside Alliance capital cities.

Barleybrew Brewers

Gordok Brewers

Thunderbrew Brewers

WoW Achievement Guide

Every three of the nine beers in the list above are sold separately by the three drinks vendors. The names of most beer can already tell you which beer brewer you can buy them from.

Each beer have a different character level requirement, ranging from 1 to 65. They also require Brewfest to be ongoing, you cannot get the achievement by leveling up first to the required levels and drinking them later post-Brewfest. The beers actually disappear from your inventory!

Other Notes

While the aforementioned vendors camped at Ironforge are the most convenient to buy the beers from during Brewfest (because most other achievements are done there), there are also other vendors selling them in other capital cities.

Most beer, if not all, give a “well fed” buff when you keep drinking each of them for more than 10 seconds. This, however, is not necessary to get the achievement.

The Horde version of the achievement requires a different set of booze to drink:

- Brewdoo Magic
- Gordok Grog
- Jungle River Water
- Long Stride Brew
- Mudder’s Milk
- Ogre Mead
- Path of Brew
- Small Step Brew
- Stout Shrunken Head

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Down with the Dark Iron

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Dark Iron GuzzlerDefend the Brewfest Camp from the Dark Iron attack and complete the quest. “This One Time, When I Was Drunk…”

Achievement Location

To the southwest mountain base of Ironforge, breweries and partakers set up camp to celebrate the annual Brewfest. While the event organizer promises it to be the perfect holiday, Dark Iron dwarves occasionally – every 30 minutes for 5 minutes – “attack” the free brew being dispensed for everyone. They arrive from the underground through their large drilling machines.

Down with the Dark Iron Location

WoW Achievement Guide

When the attack is in motion:

Complimentary Brewfest Sampler Drink a Complimentary Brewfest Sampler on the table. This gives you an item of the same name in your inventory. While aiming at an invading Dark Iron Guzzler, right-click on the item to throw it at them. (It’d be faster doing this by assigning the item to an action button. Or even better, create a targeting macro!) Nearby NPC’s will throw you more mugs for you to hit the enemy dwarves with.

There are big mugs that randomly appear on the ground that grants you a “whirlwind effect” to stop more drunken invaders.

If the invaders fails to destroy all the kegs, they will retreat and leave behind a big cog on the ground. Interacting with it gives you the quest “This One Time, When I Was Drunk…”

Personal Note

How I got the achievement was a rather fortunate albeit boring one. I happened to arrive at the festival grounds after the attack has already been thwarted. All that was left was the big cog lying there with a big quest marker above it. While an easier option, I suggest participating in the defense. It’s a fun one!

Other Notes

While the invasion happens a lot in a single day, the cog that is left behind can only be looted for Brewfest Prize Tokens every 12 hours.

A good deal of players are needed to successfully defend the booze. Encourage other players nearby to not just spectate the attack but actively throw mugs at the Dark Iron dwarves as well.

If possible, do not lose any of the three kegs to the dwarves. With one lost, for instance, the remaining two will be swarmed by more dwarves.

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