From the inception of my Draenei Hunter, Liouxpold, I’ve imagined him riding this cat. I wasn’t around for vanilla WoW, so the idea of having to do 840 quests to gain the Wintersaber just boggles my mind and I give credit to anyone who did it back then. Even during the Burning Crusade, it was reduced to 560 quests, but that number is now drastically reduced to 168. It doesn’t sound like much, until you realize there are actually only three quests total that allow you to gain the rep you need.
To get from 0 to 1500 Neutral with the trainer, there is only one quest and it involves going out and killing bears and chimera for meat (5 each). Not so bad, except the mobs drop the quest items on about a 35% ratio. You get 250 rep each time you hand in the quest. That means doing the quest six times. At that point, you open up repeatedable quest number two…killing Winterfall Shaman and Ursas (EVIL Timbermaw folk!). This one is much easier, as you simply need to kill 5 of each. So, now your circuit gets you to 500 rep each trip you make. You continue to repeat these two quests until honored, when the third, and final, quest option is available. You need to slay some Giants (and you get 350 rep for this one!). Again, as easy as the second quest…but that meat one is killer to get you to that point. The thing is, you want to do the Frostsaber Provisions (aka meat quest) for the rep because it’s probably faster than skipping it and just doing the Winterfall killing. But that doesn’t make it any less tedious.
Liouxpold, as time allows, has made it to 2250/3000 Neutral. I can’t even tell you how long that has taken. Each time I sit down to grind out some rep, I end up somewhere else (usually a Zul’Gurub run) or called away. So it seems like it’s taken longer. That said, it really is tedious. At first, as a skinner, I gathered as much leather as I could find. Soon, however, I reached a point where that makes a long and arduous task even longer, so I don’t even bother with it now. The best part of my venture thus far? My first epic level “world drop.” Everyone I know had gotten one, but I think mine was worth the wait. Don’t you?