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    Using the same raid lockout Every Week to farm rare mounts! No Second Account Needed!

    While this is somewhat a guide, I am placing it here since it clearly bypasses some intended game mechanics in regards to raid ID lockouts and so on. Mods can move to Guides if they feel it is more appropriate


    Exact Steps Are As Follows (Video should help make it clear as well)
    It really gets much faster once you realize how to do it!

    • Step 1 ) Farm to boss you want to farm on one character (You should ONLY farm on NORMAL difficulty, as you will switch to heroic later).
    • Step 2 ) On the character that is saved up to the boss, create LFG group with auto-invite (set to private if applies, preferably yes, just keep alt names on friends list or have alts in same guild)
    • Step 3 ) Log onto character you want to share lockout with.
    • Step 4 ) Open LFG tool, join your own group
    • Step 5 ) Lead should pass quickly, as the other toon is Offline.
    • Step 6 ) Once you have lead, reset all instances
    • Step 7 ) Change raid size to correct size, generally 25 man for mount farming.
    • Step 8 ) ZONE IN
    • Step 9 ) Accept the raid lockout. If you are in ICC it should say something like "11/12 bosses have been killed"
    • Step 10) If boss needs to be killed on Heroic, like in ICC, once inside, THEN change to heroic, bot before. This is critical!
    • Step 11) KILL BOSS!
    • Step 12) Leave group (LFG should remain active. If not, log back to the first saved toon and re-create group)
    • Step 13) Repeat Steps 3 to 12 for other characters.


    NOTE: You DO NOT need to disband the party as your offline toon will not get saved. Also disbanding can give you the 60 sec countdown if you do it after zoning in.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: When doing a raid like ICC, do not clear up to the Lich King in heroic. Clear ICC 10 or 25 in NORMAL mode up to the LK, so your "saved" character is saved to ICC normal at the Lich King. Set it to ICC 25 normal, enter the instance, and then after you are inside the ICC instance and accepted the NORMAL mode 25 lockout, then you set it to heroic.

    ALSO!!!!

    This does NOT work on Vanilla or TBC raids, unfortunately. So, no easy farming Illidan. This is due to how the raid ID mechanisms changed in WOTLK and subsequent expansions.
    Last edited by Sklug; 01-16-2018 at 02:51 PM. Reason: Cleaner method...

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    Cool! Will make my weekly runs much easier

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    Originally Posted by Sklug View Post
    While this is somewhat a guide, I am placing it here since it clearly bypasses some intended game mechanics in regards to raid ID lockouts and so on. Mods can move to Guides if they feel it is more appropriate


    Credit Really should be given to the guy who discovered this, which is not me. I am just bringing it to your attention here since he discovered this 4 days ago and shared it with Reddit.

    Exact Steps Are As Follows (Video should help make it clear as well)
    It really gets much faster once you realize how to do it!

    • Step 1 ) Farm to boss you want to farm on one character.
    • Step 2 ) Log out of that saved character you just farmed with.
    • Step 3 ) Log onto character you want to share lockout with.
    • Step 4 ) Create premade with LFG tool and log back to saved character (name shouldn't matter).
    • Step 5 ) Look for the premade you created with saved character (should show as blue) and sign up.
    • Step 6 ) Log out and back onto character that made premade.
    • Step 7 ) Accept your saved character's sign up and log back out.
    • Step 8 ) Log onto your saved character and accept invite.
    • Step 9 ) Log out of saved character and back onto farm character.
    • (you should see your saved character offline in your group).
    • Step 10 ) Run into raid and accept the lockout (make sure raid size/difficulty is correct).
    • Step 11 ) Kill boss, then profit (be sure to disband group and premade).
    • Step 12 ) Repeat Steps 3 to 11 for other characters.
    Epic find ! Never know this before.

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    Any way this would work for a 1 boss raid, like Onynia's Lair? Since you can't really create a lockout there...

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    Originally Posted by fts1 View Post
    Any way this would work for a 1 boss raid, like Onynia's Lair? Since you can't really create a lockout there...
    Not sure what you mean... This method doesn't really apply for Onyxia since you can log on all of your toons and just fly there and zone in and kill her. The point of this is to save your instance progress without having to use a 2nd account/friend/guildie/etc... It doesn't give you unlimited kills a week per toon. You still only get 1 kill per toon per week. This just makes it possible so you, without anyone else's help, can run your entire alt-army through that same saved boss and do this every single week, indefinitely, without having to reclear an instance up to that boss (at least til Blizz fixes this, but let's hope that takes a while lol).

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    it really is much faster to just invite a friend on said saved character, give him lead, relog main and get invited

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    Originally Posted by randomorcwarrior View Post
    it really is much faster to just invite a friend on said saved character, give him lead, relog main and get invited
    Some people really miss the point...

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    Originally Posted by Sklug View Post
    Not sure what you mean... This method doesn't really apply for Onyxia since you can log on all of your toons and just fly there and zone in and kill her. The point of this is to save your instance progress without having to use a 2nd account/friend/guildie/etc... It doesn't give you unlimited kills a week per toon. You still only get 1 kill per toon per week. This just makes it possible so you, without anyone else's help, can run your entire alt-army through that same saved boss and do this every single week, indefinitely, without having to reclear an instance up to that boss (at least til Blizz fixes this, but let's hope that takes a while lol).
    Aah, I get it now, I guess I just misunderstood the whole thing. That's still a nice trick to save some time, thanks for sharing

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    Originally Posted by randomorcwarrior View Post
    it really is much faster to just invite a friend on said saved character, give him lead, relog main and get invited
    Speed isn't the topic here. It's the ability to do it without a second account/another player.

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    epic, hope Blizzard doesn't nerf/fix this, you can do it with 2 accounts or a friend anyway..

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    it works intended, has been used since a long time as well and is known even in the official bnet forums. people even sell lockouts etc etc.

    move to guides IMO.

    it doesnt by pass anything. blizzard gave this option quite some time ago and people have been mount/legendary farming much more efficient with this + other tricks.
    hackopedia of Ownedcore ^^

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    Step 11 ) Kill boss, then profit (be sure to disband group and premade).

    Should this step be the other way around? Just tried it with Icecrown and it saved both chars.

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    Originally Posted by DoggTree View Post
    it works intended, has been used since a long time as well and is known even in the official bnet forums. people even sell lockouts etc etc.

    move to guides IMO.

    it doesnt by pass anything. blizzard gave this option quite some time ago and people have been mount/legendary farming much more efficient with this + other tricks.
    I guess "a long time" for you is from the start of Draenor.
    I think you've misunderstood, we're not talking about the normal "invite a friend with a lockout" or buying a lockout from another player. With the addition of the new LFG system you can do this without the need of a second player.

    Originally Posted by Kaylee1977 View Post
    Step 11 ) Kill boss, then profit (be sure to disband group and premade).

    Should this step be the other way around? Just tried it with Icecrown and it saved both chars.
    Why should it be the other way around? From reading step 11 it's very clear that you need to remember to disband group, and it's common sense.
    Last edited by lilsniff; 02-09-2015 at 12:53 PM.

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    Originally Posted by Kaylee1977 View Post
    Step 11 ) Kill boss, then profit (be sure to disband group and premade).

    Should this step be the other way around? Just tried it with Icecrown and it saved both chars.
    To clarify, yes, you should disband before killing the boss. But its still the same step as killing the boss.

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