Is it possible to obtain this zone-wide buff if I'd finished all the 1k needles quests before The Shattering hit? If so, how? I see no low level quests at the Speedbarge and no one I've talked to gives me the buff =\
The new quests for Thousand Needles actually start on the western border with Feralas. From there, you should be given the buff after a few quests.