Status Updates

Here I will post weekly updates of my progress.

There are two goals in this challenge:

  1. Level 13 hunters to max (lvl 50) before Shadowlands, one from each core race.
  2. Collect all tameable Hunter Pets in game, this challenge has no time limit.
    As part of this I will also tame all Named/Rare Hunter Pets available.
    The list I use as guide is found here: wow-petopia.com.


2020-10-25 - Update 23

This week has been all about leveling and I have pushed two more Hunters up to max. It's quite fast leveling and beside my hunters I've also had my Demon Hunter hit 50. All in all I now have 17 characters at level 50. As you can see below I have 6 Hunters left to level in My Challenge and the goal for the upcoming week is to get at least two more of them up to max. 

Beside the Hunters I'm also leveling other alts in preparation for Shadowlands, most of them are Alliance and the goal over all is to have a wide set of characters at max to focus on professions and gold making as support.

Until Next Week... Keep Safe!


2020-11-18 - Update 22

The Shadowlands Pre-Patch is here and with it the level squish... but the big news in my life of World Of Warcraft is that I finally got flying in Battle For Azeroth this week... Wohoo! I have also unlocked some more Allied Races and managed to get a couple of more hunters up to the new max level.

Since this is the first week of the Pre-Patch I have updated the Excel doc and started getting it ready for Shadowlands. I have removed the column for the Heart of Azeroth since it no longer will be relevant in the new expansion and updated the Level and iLevel for all my alts. Going into Shadowlands I will find some better way to present the progress of my collection of Hunter Pets since that will become the focus for this challenge in the near future.

Focus for the upcoming weeks will be to get all my alts up to level 50 and hopefully this will be done within about a month... letting me hit the goal of having all 13 Hunters up to Max before Shadowlands.

Until Next Time... Keep Safe!


2020-10-11 - Update 21

Pre-Patch is fast approaching and this is the last status update where max level is 120. This weeks reset will kick off the Shadowlands Pre-Patch and all the changes that brings. Here's the official Pre-Expansion Patch Notes. Starting with the Pre-Patch the new max level will be 50 and scaling down depending on your current level. As of writing this we don't have any release date for Shadowlands but an educated guess is that it will probably launch late November or early December, giving us five to seven weeks of Pre-Patch.

The past week has been all about tying up loose ends and focusing on preparing for Pre-Patch. The few days left I will use to clean up my quest logs and freeing up bag space. Starting with Pre-Patch I will resume leveling my Hunters and hopefully get them all up to max level 50 in time for Shadowlands.

Until Next Time... Keep Safe!


2020-10-04 - Update 20

Some big news in World Of Warcraft this week as we got a date for Pre-patch but the launch of Shadowlands has been delayed, and we don't have an actual release date anymore. Pre-patch, with the level squish and customization changes, will come 13 October. When Shadowlands will release is unclear, all the Blizzard team has stated is that it will come later this year. For me this is kind of good news as it gives me more time in the Pre-patch to level all my Hunters to Max (level 50).

This past week I have continued working on unlocking flying in Battle For Azeroth and getting the achievements for the Allied races I'm still missing. The quest-line for the Void Elf allied races in Legion is enormous! I will probably not get all that done before the 13th... but in time it will be done!

Until Next Time... Keep Safe!



2020-09-27 - Update 19

This week I've been working on the achievements for Allied Races and in the process I got my main Horde Hunter's iLevel up to 369. Apart from that there's been no active leveling of my Hunters.

Still no  date for the Pre-Patch and now it looks like it might not show up until Oct 6 at the earliest. That would mean only three weeks before the Shadowlands release making it harder for me to reach my goal of getting all alts up to Max before the release. How that works out only time will tell.

Until Next Time... Keep Safe!


2020-09-20 - Update 18

It's been a slow week in World Of Warcraft but I managed to get all my Hunters up to at least level 100. I have also done the Legion quest lines to unlock the You Are Now Prepared achievement for the Alliance Legion Allied races. The reputations requirements are removed in Shadowlands so once the new expansion is released all I have to do to unlock Lightforged Draenei and Void Elf is to do the short questline stating in Stormwind.

Still no date for Pre-patch but during the weeks we probably have left I will not focus that much on leveling my Hunters. I still have a Horde Druid I'm leveling and some other stuff I need to get done before the Pre-patch hit.

Until Next Time... Keep Safe!


2020-09-13 - Update 17

This week the leveling has continued and I almost made it all the way to level 100 on all my Hunters. Only two characters remain in the 90s. Once all 13 has hit level 100 I will take a little break from leveling Hunters and focus on other stuff in game. Among other things I have a Horde Druid I want to get up to level 60 and get flying before the pre-patch. About the pre-patch we still don't have a date but my guess is that it will drop September 29... giving us four weeks of pre-patch before Shadowlands release. 

There are lots of merging of realms going on and some of the alts I've made all of a sudden found themselves on the same realm. Since none of them has been leveled much I have deleted some to have only one per merged realm. In time I will add more collection alts for different realms. As I understand it some of the Hunter Pets are rare to find and having alts on several different realms will increase my chances.

Until Next Time.... Keep Safe!


2020-09-06 - Update 16

It's been a slow week in my Hunter Challenge since I have been focused om stuff in the real world. That said I have still been able to put some time into leveling and got another Horde Hunter up to level 100. This week we have the Darkmoon Faire and I have the week off from work. I still have plenty to do in the real world but I will focus on leveling and hope to get all my hunters up to level 100 this week.

Until Next Time... Keep Safe!


2020-08-30 - Update 15

The big World Of Warcraft news this week is that we got a release date for Shadowlands, 2020-10-27 in the EU. However, the level squish comes in pre-patch and we still don't have a date for that. An educated guess is that the level squish will come within four weeks from now, by the end of September at the latest.

In my Hunter Challenge I reached another mile stone as all my hunter alts are now level 90 or higher. The goal before pre-patch is to get them all over level 100 and at least one more Horde up to level 120. As part of leveling I also level Archeology and passively collect the rare solves. Archeology isn't part of the challenge but since it's such a great way to passive leveling I use it to relax as I watch Twitch or some other video after work on week nights.

Until Next Time... Keep Safe!


2020-08-23 - Update 14

Two major achievements this week. First I bought the Mighty Caravan Brutosaur and secondly I got my Pandaren up to level 120. If you didn't know the Brutosaur auction house mount will be moved to the Black market auction house when Shadowlands pre-patch is launched, making it potentially harder to get.

Beside my Pandaren hitting max level I have pushed two characters to 110 and two characters past 90. This upcoming week the leveling will continue and I'll focus on getting the lower levels to 90 or 100 before taking my 110 all the way.

Until Next Time... Keep Safe!


2020-08-16 - Update 13

The big news this week was that the Shadowlands pre-patch was added to the Public Test Realm (PTR). For me this came with a bit of a surprise since I realized that the level squish will come when the pre-patch release and not when Shadowlands launch. This means that max level will be lowered to 50 when pre-patch goes live in one to two months time. The goal to level all 13 hunters to 120 all of a sudden became a gigantic task!

As of today I have leveled every character to at least level 80... but all in all I still have 333 levels to gain to get all characters to level 120. To be honest, I highly doubt that I will manage that. I will do my best but the reality is that the pre-patch will probably be released before I'm done leveling. With the level squish thou... I still hope to get all 13 Hunters up to Max Level (50) before Shadowlands release about a month after the pre-patch goes live.

Another warm week to endure before some cooler weather finally is on the horizon for Sweden. It's been 26-30 C (79-86 F) for almost two weeks now and we really need some cooling rain. And since I don't have any AC it's been hot hot hot!

Until Next Time... Keep Safe!


2020-08-09 - Update 12

It's been a hot summer week in Sweden and in World Of Warcraft the Darkmoon Faire has been in town. Beside the continuous leveling and collecting hunter pets I have also taken the time to level some more of my supporting alts. As part of this I have continued to set up Draenor Garrisons and leveling professions.

The coming week I will focus on getting my last 4 remaining alts up to level 80.

Until Next Time... Keep Safe!


2020-08-02 - Update 11

We just reached August and beta for Shadowlands has arrived. There's still no release date but the official word is fall, 4th quarter, which should suggest a November or early December release. However, The level squish might come in the pre-patch. So, an educated guess, I have about 2-3 months to reach my goal of taking 13 Hunters to level 120 before Shadowlands.

This week I have finally pushed all hunters to at least level 70. Two more have reached level 80 and my Pandaren hit level 111 and is on her way Tiragarde Sound for some Battle For Azeroth leveling. The goal for next week is to get some more alts to level 80 and beyond.  It's Darkmoon Fair so +10% leveling bonus!

Until Next Time... Keep Safe!


2020-07-26 - Update 10

Not much news this week. I got my Worgen Hunter up to 100 and the leveling continues. I have also keept building the support around the characters and have added Archeology as a secondary profession to aid in the leveling and to mix it up.

Until Next Time... Keep Safe!


2020-07-19 - Update 9

Summer in the City and another soft week in World Of Warcraft for me. I did get my first Horde Hunter to Max level this week but other than that I have been taking it slow and focused on my support characters. Today I boosted a Horde Druid and leveled up Alchemy to support my Hunters with potions as they level. The upcoming week will be another soft week as my work is taking up a lot of my time, but we will get there and reach our goal of 13 Hunters at Max level before Shadowlands release later this year.

Until Next Time... Keep Safe!


2020-07-12 - Update 8

It's been a slow soft week of leveling as I'm working a full time job to pay my bills. When comparing with the 100% XP-bonus in place until Shadowlands comes the Darkmoon Fair buff of 10% isn't doing as much as I thought it would. It's actually more efficient to cycle through your alts to get as much as possible from the rested XP bonus... It gives you another 100% boost when killing mobs or doing Archeology, making Archeology a great tool for soft leveling.

The main goal for the upcoming week is to finally get my first Horde Hunter up to 120, max level. I also have 3 alts bellow 70 that I want to focus on. Maybe I'll also get to do some Bat hunting for my Hunter Pet part of the challenge.

Until Next Time... Keep Safe!


2020-07-05 - Update 7

The big news this week is not something I did in my Hunter Challenge but the news that came out of the Shadowlands alpha. Wowhead wrote an article stating that the number of hunter pets stable slots will go from 60 to 200, more than triple the available slots. With almost 1300 tameable hunter pets in game and more coming in Shadowlands this increase is more than welcome.

My challenge progress this week has been a slow one but at least one more of my Alliance hunters has reached level 100. Other than that I have focused on the support features surrounding the challenge. Among the things I've done is to set up bankers on the Horde side and I have also taken the time to "clean" an older computer and reinstalled World Of Warcraft on an SSD to use as a backup and second account.

This week is Darkmoon Faire so focus will be leveling with the 10% extra boost. Hopefully I will take my Horde Troll to max level and push some of the lower level to get faster flying at level 80. Only time will tell.

Until Next time... Keep Safe!


2020-06-28 - Update 6

This week has been a soft week in the World Of Warcraft but I have made some process. My first Horde hunter has hit level 110 and is now settled in at the Great Seal in Zuldazar. To be honest, I'm not looking forward to leveling Horde in Battle For Azeroth. I don't like the zones and all the stairs in the pyramid of Zuldazar is just too much! Hopefully I will find some guide to fast and easy leveling... maybe I'll end up doing dungeons and level through gathering professions and archeology. Only time will tell.

On a more positive note I have now tamed every Basilisk look for Hunter Pets and during the coming weeks I will continue my hunt for pets as I level my characters. A short word about named / rare hunter pets. Some looks don't have any but some have more than one. In time I may upload an excel doc listing all the pets I've tamed but until then the number of tamed pets are listed in the summary below. If you want the complete list I'm using as guide you find it at: wow-petopia.com.

Until Next time, Keep Safe!


2020-06-21 - Update 5

My second and last week of vacation for now is at an end and I didn't quite reach the goals I had this week. I got one hunter from every race up to at least 60 but my main Horde alt only reached  level 106 so I have some more leveling to do in Legion before I get to the current content of Battle for Azeroth.

Since I'll be back at work full time tomorrow I will not have any grandios goals for the upcoming weeks. I will contnue leveling and collecting hunter pets. Every Sunday I will write a short update and as you might have seen I've added a Moments page to the site. Here I will do snapshots of everyday moments in game. Read more on the Moments page. Until next time... Keep Safe!


2020-06-14 - Update 4
This week I've had a vacation from work and spent much of the time leveling my hunters. Two new things this week: First I've updated the spreadsheet to make it easier to track my progression, especially when it comes to collecting hunter pets. Secondly I've started to add some more "bonus characters" on different realms that I, in time, will use to hunt down named / rare hunter pets.
I have next week off from work to so the goal for the upcoming week is to get my main Horde hunter past 110 and into the BFA content. Hopefully I vill also get all 13 chars past level 60 to get flying. Until Next time... Keep Safe!

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2020-06-07 - Update 3

I managed to reach last weeks two goal and I have gone through and listed all hunter pets I already have, a total of 109 pets including 78 named/rare hunter pets.
For the upcoming week I'm working on a website where I will do more frequent updates and screenshots of my progress. When it comes to leveling I will focus on
my Horde characters, I still don't have any max level Horde character. Until next time... Keep Safe!

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Unique Hunter Pet looks tamed: 109
Named/Rare Hunter Pets tamed: 78



2020-05-31 - Update 2

During the past week I have continued working on the hunter pet Excel doc and leveling. One major change this week, I've decided to keep all characters on Argent Dawn EU. This means that I have started leveling a new Dwarf hunter on my main EU account. The goal for this upcoming week is to get the Excel doc ready to make it possible for me to start going through what pets I already have. Also, I hope to have all characters up to at least level 30 by the end of the week. Until next time... Keep Safe! 

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2020-05-24 - Update 1

First status update for my Hunter Challenge. I will try posting status each sunday. This first weekend I have set up each character and this coming week I will continue leveling. I will also continue work on the Excel-dok for the list of hunter pets. It will take a while to get that list ready and go through my alts to see which pets I already have. To be continued next sunday!

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