- Author: Passion
- Date: February 17, 2024
- Updated: February 17, 2024
- Expansion: WoW Classic
The new factions, Durotar Supply and Logistics and the Azeroth Commerce Authority added in Season of Discovery are deceptively important factions. Players just starting their journey into the new Season may stumble upon Waylaid Supplies, an uncommon Bind on Pickup crate occasionally dropped by enemies or found in chests.
At first, these may seem like a waste of time, asking you for materials you couldn’t possibly get your hands on at your level, or things that would be a massive detour at the very least. What you won’t know at the start is that these crates can be turned in for valuable reputation. The NPCs to turn them in can be found outside of every major city’s Auction House, and all have the title of <Supply Officer>. For example, Jornah is the Supply Officer outside of Orgrimmar’s Auction House.
Turning in a crate gives a tiny amount of Silver and some Experience, but most importantly, it gives Reputation. Crates requiring gathering materials such as Silverleaf are also worth less Reputation than crates requiring finished items, such as Runed Copper Pants.
So why is this Reputation important? Well, at various stages of Reputation, the NPCs will begin to sell new items. At Friendly, you can purchase your class’s respective Rune, as well as a 10-slot bag, and an Uncommon item for each Armor type. These Runes cost 2g each, and for some Classes are incredibly important.
The runes available are:
- Druid – Skull Bash
- Hunter – Serpent Spread
- Mage – Arcane Surge
- Paladin – Beacon of Light
- Priest – Mind Sear
- Rogue – Just a Flesh Wound
- Shaman – Healing Rain
- Warlock – Everlasting Affliction
- Warrior – Single-Minded Fury
Reaching Friendly should be easy enough, but getting to higher reputation levels might be a significant grind. While boxes can be farmed from almost anything, they are still random drops, and some even ask for Bind on Pickup resources, like Runed Silver Rods, meaning unless you’re the appropriate profession, you just can’t fill them.
Some spots are more reliable than others, for example, Horde can dip down southwest of Thunder Bluff and open a chest for a nearly guaranteed crate every time it spawns.
It is strongly recommended that you farm somewhere near a capital city. Areas like Camp Taurajo and Loch Modan can make for good spots for higher level boxes, having multiple camps close to a flight path, as well as a short travel time to the nearest capital.
Areas with Humanoids, such as Harpies or Quillboars also tend to have a larger concentration of chest spawns, meaning if you are planning on farming crates from enemies, you may as well farm humanoids. Chests have a very high, even close to 100% chance of containing a crate.
Changes in Phase 2
Several changes were made to Waylaid Supplies in Phase 2, most of which should make it faster and easier to gain reputation.
Waylaid Supplies crates were changed to be Unique (12), so you can carry up to 12 at a time. (They were completely Unique in Phase 1, so you could only carry one lonely crate.) Along with this change, the ability to turn in unfilled crates for reduced reputation was removed – you now have to fill every order if you want to turn it in to a Supply Officer.
The experience gained from turn-ins was also increased in Phase 2, and lower level crates will now continue to give reputation beyond Friendly.