Yeah, annother av which will turn out to be totally annyoing as the game is all random.
But I guess for Hogs I'll whack the crap out of it. ^^
A quick, rather obvious calculation:
You want to whack the Hogger 15 times what means doing it every four seconds.
Unless they change something - Is this even currently possible?
This does not seem to be able to be completed, can't see over 30 points during the whack-a-gnoll game. I counted in my head and I definitely got 45+ a few times and did not get the achievement.
I am having the same problem as cookiekitty. I know I have completed it. I do have a question tho, does anyone know if you can complete it on a toon you have already completed the daily with?
Don't forget that you can walk right through the barrels, that may save some time.
It's actually fairly easy. I got it this morning on the 2nd attempt. Just prioritise Hogger and don't hit the dolls! Consider installing the Darkmoon Faire DBM addon which alerts you when Hogger spawns.
Use the mouse to steer and run and 1 on the keyboard to whack! You might need to pull the camera out as well so you can get a good view but not so far out that you can't easily identify Hogger.
I got this today even though I only got 30 points. Seems bugged.
Got this today on second try. But, i gotta say it depends on pure luck. On first try it said there were 43 possible points, on second one 67 possible points. So better pray RNGesus to spawn more hoggers!
You can also have Aspect of the Cheetah/Pack on to help run faster. Just make sure you have it on before you start the game.
Maybe just luck, maybe it was changed from its usual format, but I got a lot of Hoggers on my first try and managed to get the achievement with exactly 45 points, when I finished DBM popped up saying I "earned 30 of 38 possible points spawned."
I guess I can add my 2 cents. The whack a mole booth is the first one on the right as you enter the dmf proper.
This can be alot easier for warlocks, when you manage to do the game with Burning Rush active. Therefore you have to cast Burning Rush before starting the game to have it active the whole time. Soul Link and a summoned pet may be required to have enough health for having Burning Rush active that long as Soul Link reduces the damage taken from Burning Rush.
I got the achievement in the first attempt with this.
Definitely possible with a bit of luck, because every game is random! Always make sure you have your eye on all the barrels at once, because Hogger might pop up right behind you. I also had someone with Aspect of the Pack group me. A little speed goes a long way! Good luck!
As a Priest I used
to increase movement speed by 15% while using
. It was surprisingly easy, I got 60 points on my first try. They have definitely increased the Hogger spawn rate. DBM makes it even easier by giving you a warning when a Hogger spawns.
It's nice to see the points analyzer i put into DBM years ago is finally seeing some use. I put that in because I liked seeing how many points i could earn in a single run and out of how many possible. A personal challenge. In fact I'd even abandon daily and start it again if i didn't complete it in a single run.
It's not perfect though. It still has some issue calculating successful hits when not on quest, or when quest is complete. It basically stops tracking once you hit 30 points at present since that's only way it knows you actually HIT one.
In Latest alpha/next version, it uses alternate power to detect points more accurately so it can count even when not on quest, and even above 30. Alternate power wasn't available when i wrote original mod. It'll be perfect now!
I also lowered hogger antispam threshold from 2.5 seconds down to 2. So it'll alert for them slightly more often but not be too spammy when multiple come up at once.
As for achievement. my best was 55/68 on my points. My key tip is to of course go after hoggers, but also keep to a central position after each whack. In addition. waves only last for about 2 additional waves. meaning lets say corner 1 spawns, then corner 2 spawns after, when corner 3 spawns corner 1 is vanishing. excluding ones that spawn at same obviously. This means, if you aren't going to make it to corner one before corner 3 spawns, abandon it immediately and maneuver to corner 2.
EDIT, that release is now out. Hogger mod improved!
It really seems to be reliant on luck of how many Hoggers actually pop.
But my method was to
pan the camera
to have a
top view of the barrels
, so you can see right away when the Hogger is about to pop up.
Always be running
even while swinging the hammer,
never stop running
even if there are no puppets up (I used my mouse to run and 1 key to hammer). You
run through the
l, but you
run through the
, so try to stay in between the outside barrels and the middle. Don't bother looking at your progress bar it will only distract you. Stay focused and you should get it in a few tries. Good luck everyone!
Don't get get too excited how easy this achievement can be because it's not, it's too RNG-dependant. You still can have tons of attempts. Seems like the classes with speed boost have slight advantage. Completed it on my paladin (with +15%) after at ;east 10 attempts. Typical DMF achievement with tons of RNG and frustration. Maybe just a little better than some of the others.
Just done it on second try as unholy DK. Of course its RNG dependant, but I´ve got it without much efort.
There are just 2 things to take in consideration:
1) Always go back in the middle after you hit 1 hogger unless you have a 2nd one adjacent.
2) Prioritize Hogger over the little ones but do not wait for it!
Video for proof!
Prioritize Hogger and if you dont have him up just always run towards middle smashing normal ones only if u dont see Hogger. Did on 2nd try only because i came late on 1st try for one Hogger.
Once you get
it give's you the battle pet Hogs. Even though you can complete the achievement
on all of your alts
you can only carry 1 Hogs per account
You cannot cage it to sell in the AH
, and it has
no vendor value
. So the only way to get him is to do the achievement. Expect it to take 3-4 attempts due to the randomness. Perhaps wait until another player starts a game, it seems like more Hoggers pop when more than 1 person is playing.
54/67 today. It's quite possible, but it does take luck with the spawning. The best strategy is already suggested; scroll out enough to see the entire area, use the mouse to move, and spam 1. Even if you don't think you're close enough for credit, you might be. Also, I find that staying closer to the middle is helpful, but NOT necessary. If you get used to it, you could make it to the opposite position in time before he disappears.
Went for Pursuit of Justice as a paladin
I don't know if this works but I felt a change. Went from 31 to 41, then a win :)
Very easy mode, for Warlocks only:
You can activate
before Burning Rush if you specced for it) right before entering the whack-a-gnoll arena and it won't fade away as long as you have the health for it, which means you're moving at 150% speed for the entire duration, making it easier to hit gnolls.
Of course, speccing for
for the extra healing helps you maintain it.
Got 55 on first try as warrior with no buffs - proof
Basically its a matter of getting lucky so just keep trying and you will get it.
I´m a warlock, but didn´t use Burning Rush. Instead, being a tailor/enchanter, I craft myself a low level boot and enchanted with
(very cheap enchant), which gave me 10% speed increase. That and maxxing out the camera, giving full site view, did the trick on my first attempt.
You get this from the Whack-A-Gnoll minigame in the darkmoon faire. Awards
(maximum 1 per account)
Whack a Hogger and you get 2 points
Whack a gnoll and you get 1 point
Whack a baby gnoll and you get stunned for a couple seconds
It's mainly based around RNG and may take a few tries to complete, depending on how many hoggers you got.
Here is a video guide
on grabbing this pet if you're end up having trouble.
I gotta say...this achieve is pretty...
...if see what I'm sayin.
For any warlock, pop burning rush active before clicking "it's whacking time". MAkes sprinting around a bit easier. Cheaty warlocks, as per usual ;)
You do not need to have the quest to get the achivement. Just say "Ready to whack!" and try to hit as hard as you can :D
50 points easy
I know it's an increasingly common phrase, but a possible nod to "Not Another Teen Movie," where Malik, played by Deon Richmond, explains at the beginning of the movie that he's the "token black guy," whose job is to say only three lines, one of which is, "That's whack!" This, of course, is illustrated repeatedly throughout the film as scenes get out of control and he interjects his three lines to describe how bad it is... to great humor. ;-)
Half the time when I hit the target it doesn't even count, no matter how close to it I am. Makes getting this achievement a lot more difficult.
It seems incredibly RNG dependant on Hoggars spawning. I ht every hogger I sometimes get 30, sometime 44(grr), Just gotta keep doing it until you get lucky.
For those having trouble with this achievement. Since Legion you can use the food buff from
to get a speed boots after hitting a doll as it counts as a mob kill. This makes running around doing the game pretty fun and the achievement even easier. I got 53 points the first time I tried for this achievement on an alt with the food buff. It allows you to get to the Hogger spawns lickety–split and eat up those Gnoll spawns no problem. This may get patched out eventually but it feels more like "clever user of game mechanics" than a bug to me. Anyways, hope this helps anyone struggling with the achievement.
Modified, yeah this no longer works.
Oh my god what have you done blizzard! this game has become even more bugged now. Sometimes hits aren't even counting when your right next to the target but now also sometimes your character just stands there for a few seconds not attacking when you press the attack button!
My game crashed when I got this achievement. This happen to anyone else?
Luckily, I still got credit for it.
i haven't read through -all- of the comments, so i don't know if this has been posted or not. i thought it was going to be impossible on a satellite connection, but i managed to get it after ~52 tries and a couple hours of cursing at my comp. i think, similar to the tonk thing, that more hoggers spawn while there is another person in with you. or at least that's sure what it seemed like.
I was having a problem where I was in proper range and would swing at a Hogger but it wouldn't register. Then I figured out that you have to stop, pause a split-second and then swing. Got Hogs the very next attempt!
While this may have worked in the past, this no longer works. You have to be stopped before you swing in order for your swing to hit. If you are moving, the first swing stops you and you have to swing again to hit. So, you have to run to the Gnoll, stop, swing, then go to the next one, rinse and repeat. It is very frustrating, and I have spent I don't know how many tries, in several hours, to get this achievement and haven't gotten it so far. Closest that I have gotten was 40. Hope this tidbit of info helps. Good luck everyone!
By SailorVive (6,017 – 1·12·98) on 2015/07/05 (Patch 6.1.2)
It really seems to be reliant on luck of how many Hoggers actually pop.
But my method was to pan the camera to have a top view of the barrels, so you can see right away when the Hogger is about to pop up. Always be running even while swinging the hammer, never stop running even if there are no puppets up (I used my mouse to run and 1 key to hammer). You can run through the middle barrel, but you cannot run through the outside barrels, so try to stay in between the outside barrels and the middle. Don't bother looking at your progress bar it will only distract you. Stay focused and you should get it in a few tries. Good luck everyone!
Last edited by SailorVive on 2015/07/05 (Patch 6.1.2)
Shortly after posting this, I finally got the achievement! Key seems to be good hand/ eye coordination, zooming out, a fast mouse, plenty of room for moving said mouse, and most importantly of all- patience.
help a lot running to Hoggers. Did the achievement first try on my 169% movement speed set paladin today (although timer was still pretty tight).
I already had this from years ago but for some reason I got it again today on the same character. Got another collar that I couldn't use because the pet is unique.
I got this on my hunter using the talent
, giving 30% movement speed increase.
Your movement speed is increased by 30% anytime you have not attacked for 3 seconds.
doesn't count as attacking, because I definitely did much better after switching talents.
Speed boost definitely helps. I did on a 120 mage with no speed buff and failed 5-6 times so I swapped to a 110 dk who has
. Got it on first try.
Don't worry about scrolling down; you can only get this pet once. If you get it on any alts it won't let you cage them as they are unique and account bound.
I am late to the game in collecting pets, but I just got this achievement after two tries. I did not use any speed buffs. I had DBM active and I used the mouse to move and the number 1 to swing. I made sure that I stopped before swinging because if you swing before you are completely stopped it misses. I hit the hogger first when active and then the adult gnolls when there was no hogger. Also, don't look at the score, it will distract you. Just keep whacking until your time runs out.
Not sure how this is so easy for everyone. I turned down particles, liquid, etc. and turned off addons to reduce lag - zoomed my camera out so I can see everything - tried to prioritize hogger and after 20 attempts I couldn't do it. I finally switched to using my mouse to navigate, made sure to fully stop before hitting & got super lucky that hogger popped so many times. I burned through 21 tokens before getting this!
I was doing this specifically to earn this achievement. After first try to warm up I felt that in the next round I didn't get a lot of Hogger spawns (it was only 3) and in the end I recieved the message, that I earned 35 out of 43 possible points. So if you don't get the achievement even though you did your best (which I clearly didn't in that turn), just try another time, because you might have just been unlucky with the spawns. You totally want to use DBM for this. Next turn I earned 47 out of 57 points.
Image of the points earned chat notification.
just got it after 6 attempts its all about luck for hoggers to spawn in
Focus on the center 5 barrels. Ignore the corner 4 barrels.
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