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Master of the way!!!

One of the issues we faced moving our guild bank with us to the new server was that it was chock full of stuff that needed to be sorted through, so whilst doing that I realised I had most of the stuff needed to get the last 3 cooking things completed.  I needed to buy a couple of things off the AH, and I had to farm some crockolisk belly, and I needed Jade squash – thanks to McTacky’s reminder – I completely forgot you could buy bagfuls from the guy at Halfhill, so I spent as many motes as I had left (after the soy sauce purchases) to buy more tokens to buy bags of squash.  I was nowhere near 250 and so Mctacky gracefully provided the rest for me :)  I really do owe him so much!!

So finally..

 

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Cooking with a fantastic view!

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So, now all I have to do is continue the questline and make the rest of these recipes…which I need black pepper for – which means more tokens – so I have to start doing my dailies again to get the tokens….or make motes….either way…time to collect more stuff…I really hope there isn’t much more after this…I dislike the cooking this expansion…really really really dislike it.

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Shared Topic: Garrison Professions

This week I suggested another topic :

I noticed – or could not find – any topics relating to the information about WOD!! I don’t understand!!

So with that in mind, here is one of my first questions: With you being able to build a third profession area – what are you likely to choose? Have you got all professions covered by alts so are just going to focus on money making? Did you take professions specifically for mounts/raiding or some other purpose but didn’t really want to? Is there a profession you want for specific reasons?

I have a plethora of alts – and I would say 80% of them have herbing/skinning – I have 2 toons with them both maxxed out in fact.  The plan when I start on another server is to make money, so I go with easy professions.  So I really have a few professions to choose from that I have never done on a toon – JC, BS, LW, ENG – are all professions I don’t have maxxed as yet.  I have a Pandaria level BS in my warrior (he also has mining at almost max as well), and I have a midlevel LW on my hunter.  I do believe I may choose JC or Eng for my garrison.

My paladin has level 12 engineering or something pretty low and maxxed out enchanting, and I am not entirely sure I am ever going to level engineering on her.  I know they are changing gems in gear and doing other things with JCing, so I will probably wait and see what further information comes out about WoD before making a solid decision but at this point – the mounts/pets I can make with engineering are slightly more appealing at this point then making gems.  I know, the mounts aren’t cheap to make…but I would like to try !!!

My Mage is Tailor/Alcy,  Druid is herb/skinning, priest is inscription (maxxed)/mining (not maxxed), shammy is herb/skinning, Hunter is skinning/LW, Warrior is BS/Mining and Pally Enchant/Eng (not started)….I need some more variety in there!!!  LOL

 

Others:

Typhoon Andrew

I am coming for you….

Stupid Pandaria Cooking…stupid obsession for having things maxxed out on my mage…stupid vegetables…yes….all stupid!!  However after spending another couple of thousand gold I am finally making headway into the cooking!

Stupidly (seems to be the word today), I forgot about using the DMF to get 5 points until my hubby reminded me and since the last one I have been doing the SW daily cooking quest to level instead of making the required food.

Zen cooking

Yes…that is everything I have been working towards…Finally!!  But not one to stop when I am having a good day, I managed to get the following as well :

Way of the Oven

 

 

 

Way of the Brew

Way of the pot

And sometime after getting that done, I realised how close I was and decided to get this little gem because I was dying to get rid of that quest for making a best friend on my farm.

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Sadly, she doesn’t actually do anything useful, I was hoping she would you know..actually work on my farm :p

Either way, I have a few more to go, I need to do some fishing and stockpile some more money :)  But I have maxxed cooking in my sights!

Working 9-5

Such a busy morning, I didn’t sleep very well so was up well before I should have been! I decided I wanted to focus on my professions a little and stop avoiding the things I knew I had to get done.

Finally, maxxed my fishing, I had been sitting at something like 580 so I just had to get off my butt and do those last 20 points!!

Zen fishing

I then stupidly decided to try and sort out my cooking. I am appalled to admit this, but blizzard have failed on this one. I am not normally one to dis the blizz – I am obsessed with their game, I generally try and be positive and understand the decisions they make.  But pandaren cooking = fail of epic proportions!

I need more iron paw tokens, I needs hundreds of vegetables and hundreds of meats/fish and I only have 16 plots which give me  bunches of 5. That is not cool, fun or interesting.  I spent 3.5k on the AH today and I still only have about half the mats I need for each of the specialised cooking. Never mind my actual cooking is not 600 because the masts required are stupidly ridiculous.

I did get some achievements for increasing my cooking skills a little bit:

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I think iron chef in Japan would be easier to win than maxing my cooking!

Cooking Gourmet

I managed to complete the quest for the deluxe noodle cart which unlocked a scenarios and another even more impossible noodle cart!  The scenario would have been more fun, if it had worked properly – food wasn’t going to the people I clicked and, or it just wouldn’t get thrown, people wouldn’t sit down and the entire experience was more frustrating than anything else.  After the annoyance of not being able to actual level, spending so much money and getting barely any fish from pools and the crappy scenario, I admitted defeat! I do not know if and when I will be able to max my cooking.

after the cooking I decided to focus on my inscription on my priest, double score with this one as I helped the guild as well!

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This then scored us :

TDW guild achieve

So now I just need to deal with this stupid cooking! ANY TIPS WELCOME!!

 

Shared Topic: Custom Fit Professions

Effraeti brings us a colourful topic on Blog Azeroth this week :

Professions are fun for some and a necessary evil for others.

Some of us have farming professions. Some of us have crafting professions. Some of us have a little bit of everything! Professions are leveled because they fit our style of play, help us in raiding, allow us to outfit our alts, and make us money.

What professions do you have on your main? Do his/her professions fit their personality? Why did you choose them? If you chose professions based on your character and not on gaming needs, would that change some of their professions they use?

(This can include the secondary professions of archaeology, fishing, cooking, and first aid too!)

Such a long and detailed post this is going to be, as you know, I never do anything by halves :) Here is my story…

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Shared Topic – Rats an Turtles and Pinchy, Oh My!

Oh fishing, let me count the ways you distract me from more important matters :)

This week the shared topic is causing a plethora of images and discussion from people on both sides of the fence!  It was suggested by Martha.net as follows :

Fishing is an odd sort of minigame in WoW and people I’ve talked to either love it or hate it. So what’s your take on the most grindy of sports?

If you love it: Why? Where’s your favorite spot to go drop a line and veg while waiting for a strike?

If not: Why not? What would make it more fun? Or is there a way to make fishing fun?

And lastly, for those of you with hard-won turtles rats and lobsters ‘o doom—show ‘em off! :D (Because I’m proud of my stupid rat and darned if I’m not going to sneak my own screenshot in.)So, my collection is pretty small honestly :)

My collection is pretty small, to my massive disappointment!  Lets start with the most disappointing of all – my turtle mount…

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Gah…and YAY all in one post :)

You know when you have one of those nights where everyone is doing everything wrong…just by small amounts….that was last night….we had to get Lord Ryo and Baleroc down and it took us a long time, I think we wiped of volcano dude 4 times maybe?  We just couldn’t get it together….every attempt something got borked….it was nasty….however…success in the end, it went pretty smoothly actually – sometimes you just a few practice runs I guess….

Baleroc was interesting to say the least, we lost a healer just as we were about to start him, so had to change everything around and get some others doing their shizz, it was difficult, but in the end we also got him on the “last attempt for the night”…we won’t include the second last 5 second attempt when all the DPS stole aggro off the tank in the first .2 seconds….ehhehe  it was a little funny….and I will never give up that secret as to why it happened!  I have to protect my tanking friends :)

So tonight we will be going to Alyzrazor…..god help us all.  I have to watch a few more videos today and see if I can pick up any extra tips or tricks to help people get through it….but honestly they just need to move and I can’t help with that, especially when I am flying around upstairs….

So onto other things…..I finally!  FINALLY!!!!  managed to get the achievement for all the cooking and fishing dailies in the major cities.  The fishing ones I have had for a while – however the cooking one is a completely different story – I have been going to Darnassus almost daily – I would say 5 out of 7 days a week to get the one quest I needed and FINALLY!!!  it happened!  YAY.

I have done the headless horseman every single day for halloween and gotten 3 sinister squashlings (I have kept them as I am wondering if and when pets become tradable if they will be sellable given they are a halloween event?) and no damn mount!!  I have seen so many other people get them and I am just alone in the world with no mount :(

My archaeology is just on 400, so I am going to try and max that out today…I have been doing it slowly slowly, but it is a painful profession to level – I never eve want to do it on another toon if I can avoid it!  It’s worse than fishing in my books!

Extra long weekend this weekend, means I can do a few things guilt free :) Archaeology and druid levelling!!  that’s my plan!

Just a few achievements…

So i did say a few posts ago I would throw up some of my recent achievements as I haven’t had a chance to keep on top of them with everything I have been doing in game.

So I have placed it behind a cut as I have made it all images :D  Enjoy!!

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Just keep getting better

Wow so much has happened in the last couple of days! So much so that I haven’t been able to post!

My ilevel is now sitting on 355 – yay! It has taken a fair bit of poking around in instances that I don’t ever want to do again! ZG – last boss – I just did not understand the fight – wiped us three times, thankfully it was a guild run and they were very patient with me. It was one of those fights that I just couldn’t figure out what I supposed to do and consequently was doing everything I shouldn’t :) I felt about .5 cms tall….I don’t want to go there ever again!!!

ZA was ok, except the first time I was in there – as a random, the tank decided it was going to be timed but forgot to tell everyone else….consequently he left after 3 minutes because we were still stuffing about near the front :)

I didn’t realize until I made comment about it later in guild, that the majority of people just assume it is timed…..stupid assumption if you ask me! There is no way I want to do timed runs yet -I am still wearing blue gear FFS!!!! I did score mojo FINALLY when the guild took me through later on, but once again players just amaze me with their arrogance :)

So our guild leader figured we were now geared enough to go raiding with them…so tonight I got to go to blackwing descent, we did 3 bosses and didn’t get the 4th one done due to time restraints…all good though! I was a little disappointed with my DPS -however it was my first time on those bosses and I was still keeping mostly in line with other dps….

The fights are so confusing and there is so much going on that I am not surprised I was confused…I didn’t die in fire, I didn’t get killed, and I even did the gongs!! So all in all I was super proud of myself!

My tailoring is maxed as well now!! Wooot! It took a bucket load longer than I expected it to; but glad it is done, saving for all the recipes now and will just see how long it takes me to get them all. My first aid is also 500 as well so that is really just a few more bandages away :)

And….I started a Druid….again…..I never get past level 10, but this one is already level 20! So far so good; but only time will tell – don’t get excited about it yet :)

Cataclysmically superior

Last night was a killer!!!

My guild was heading in to firelands to give the boss a couple of shots -nothing major but it was good fun :)

I tagged along as they were short people and although my gear is not all the way ready, they were not expecting anything huge.

I found that I was managing to keep up with some of the dps, well enough for someone with half blue gear anyway! Fully raid buffed I was able to max about 15-16k dps on single target (average was 11k) and I was getting about 25-30k on aoe….I was rather chugged at my efforts :)  There were of course other dps doing over 20k and I was just in awe…one day maybe….

The boss, shannox, was all over the place and completely nuts :) definitely need to work out a strat for him beforehand instead of on the fly, but it was fun to see a raid and play with some angry mobs :)

I had fun though, made me miss the raiding to be honest! I do enjoy working like a team with 9 other people….

Anyway when we finished I discovered I needed 70 more valor points to get my wand updated!!!! One heroic run!!! Which meant I got the superior achievement! Yay! My ilvl is now 352 so I am pretty sure I can raid with that, we will be trying to pug something this weekend I think, it will depend on the time I have available this weekend.

Oh, I also maxed out my cooking yesterday as well :)  2 down, too many more to go :)  Tailoring is at 490…I am so close to having that finished then I will just use all my cloth on first aid, then AH :D  I am not worrying about fishing at the moment, just doing the dailies every day..if i get bored i might focus on it…

All in all, I think in 2 weeks I have done a fair bit to improve my toon, and i do wonder what I a going to do when I have finished doing that…..

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