Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rep: Netherwing

Before we get into how to gain reputation with the Netherwing faction we are going to take a little bit of time to look into WHO exactly they are. Wowhead and Wowwiki will only tell you that "They are spawned from Deathwing's Blackdragon flight's eggs and infused with raw nether-energies." However conversations that take place between several NPC's located in Outland as well as lore contained in the book Beyond the Dark Portal give us a much better understanding of this race of Dragons.

The Netherwing Faction is actually the result of Deathwing's continued quest to create the "ultimate dragon flight". Taking the eggs his son Nefarian had manipulated with in Blackwing Lair he smuggled them into Draenor and infused them with the Nether-energies located there. However when Deathwing returned to Azeroth some of the Netherwing Flight began to realize they longer needed to be tools of their creator and started to attempt to create a new identity for themselves free of the Black Dragonflight and it's influence.

When players first encounter this faction it is usually in Shadowmoon Valley at Netherwing Fields. There you will find a "High Elf" by the name of Mordenai walking around pleading for assistance in helping the netherdrakes. One of the limiting factors about this faction is that you MUST have Artisan Riding before you will be able to pursue it. You don't need an epic flying MOUNT but you DO need the skill. Once you have that training Mordenai will send you to seek out Neltharaku and you are now on your way to building Netherwing Faction Reputation.

Netherwing Ledge is where you will be going for the majority of your quests and as your reputation builds new daily quests will become available to you. Some of these quests are based on your professions, some are available to all, but the majority are located around the main camp area or in the mine on the Ledge. Now when this faction was first introduced grinding out the reputations took on average a couple of  weeks. This is no longer the case as fewer people are now in the zone at one time. It is now not uncommon for an individual to go from hated to exalted in only three or four days. The reason for this is the Netherwing Eggs. These little gems can be located and farmed all over the ledge and in the mine as well as their chance of dropping from killed mobs, mined or herbed items. There is no limit to the number of times this repeatable quest can be done per day and they stack so they don't take up much bag space.

In total there are thirty six quests that give Netherwing faction Reputation.

From Neutral to Friendly you have access to:
Netherwing Crystals, A Slow Death, and The Not-So-Friendly Skies. If you are a miner you have access to Nethercite Ore.  Skinners will have access to Nethermine Flyer Hide, Herbalist can collect Netherdust Pollen
There is also the one time only quest A Job Unfinished. 

Friendly to Honored will open up three more quests and three more daily quests.
Crazed and Confused, The Great Murkblood Revolt,Overseeing and You: Making the right Choices this quest leads to one of my FAVORITE daily quests:The Booterang: A Cure for the Common Peon... Picking Up the Pieces and Dragons are the Least of Our Problems both are complete in the mine

Honored to Revered contains a six part chain quest called Earn Your Wings in addition to one other quest that sends you to Nagrand. It is in that area you will need to go for your newest daily Disrupting the Twilight Portal.

Revered to Exalted introduces an Aldor/Scryer specific group quest in which you go to the base of the specific faction you support and make them aware of the Dragonmaw's plan's to attack. You then help them to defend their base as well as deceive the Dragonmaw into believing they were successful.

Once you reach exalted be prepared for a rather fun final quest which will result in you being transported back to Shattrah City. There Barthamus will give you  the opportunity to select one of the drakes there as a mount. If at any time you would like to get more for your mount collection you can return to Netherwing Ledge and purchase additional ones from Drake Dealer Hurlunk.

Happy Grinding!

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