Patch 5.2–Random Assessments

Consider This: What I’m about to put forward here is based purely upon my own thoughts and opinions. Knowing this, you are prepared to read further if you so choose. 🙂

Patch 5.2 assesments: Let’s begin with Sunsong Ranch and the farm(s). If you’ve been following news at MMO Champion, you of coarse already know of the numerous changes coming to the ranch. Overall, I’m generally in favor of these changes even though some really won’t have much affect on my Horde crew at this time. For example:

image borrowed from MMO Champion

image borrowed from MMO Champion

The new work orders you begin to recieve if you’ve accepted the ranch as “your own.” These work orders require you to plant and harvest 8 of X products. Filling the order and delivering it will gain you 300 rep with the faction you accepted these new dailys from.

If like me, your main and possibly an alt or two, already has exalted rep status with these factions. So at this point in the expansion, these new dailys will only serve any more alts you choose to bring up through the rep grinds. (In my opinion) And of coarse, this is based upon my current level of information and could possibly see change as the patch continues to develop.

Merchant Greenfield will be offering seed paks which will allow you to plant 4 seeds at a time. Apparently, these packets will cost you 30 seeds to buy, although it appears that a packet will have 10 charges. My thoughts: this could prove to be a time saver since I have 3 full farms working. The packet cost is okay considering the 10 charges per, as you’d actually be saving yourself the cost of 10 extra individual seeds. Consider this as though your favorite seed of choice is on sale for bulk purchases! You may want to stock up on some extra seeds before patch time. Patch notes indicate that the yield from seeds will possibly go up as well.

Another area of interest which has caught my eye: “Troves of the Thunder King.”  (link is for youtube video from MMO Champion) Dufit, my little goblin shadow priest, is just the kind of adventure who will spend some time perfecting his runs and loot snatching skills here. This is one of those side journeys that has blood-pumping excitement, many challenges and just plain looks like fun to do. It is said, that a good successful run could net you several hundred gold and many other items of interest. Hmmm, very interesting for my little gold hoarder.

With new factions opening up in the coming patch, we’re once again looking at more daily rep grinds. Gaining revered with your respective faction will offer you more valor point gear to buy. Cloaks for example, are set to require 937 VP’s, and their ilvl is 496. Quartermasters apparently will also be offering those expensive Blood Spirits needed for several crafting professions. Cost: apparently 400 VP’s. Well then, you just know you’re going to be grinding out those reps, so take advantage of the offerings as you can. On the other hand…..There is a listing of new Raid Finder Gear  you can look forward to. So far, ilvl of this gear seems to be 502. The list looks good, choose wisely.

Nice and interesting write-up over at Wow Insider’s “Know Your Lore.”  (link to article) Obviously, I am not a great loremaster. I do enjoy reading about lore in the game though and this article talks about the possibility of Jaina becoming the Alliance version of Warchief. Being Horde, why would this interest me? If you’ve been through the Domination Point quest/story lines, the answer is: Lor’themar Theron. Everyone has an opinion on who is most likely to possibly become the new Horde Warchief. Considering all that has transpired through Domination Point, and the opening of 5.2–Lor’themar Theron is still my favorite and desired choice.

New Warchief?

New Warchief?

That’s it for today folks. We wish you good fortune in all your pre-patch adventures! Which btw, looks like possibly March 5, since that is the schedualed end of the PvP Season tier.

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Dufit’s World, pt.2

Finally!

YES! After a bit of final Dark Soil farming last night, Dufit has managed to gain everyones’ friendship. Some of his last gifts included an orange tree, sheep, pigs and chickens. Everyone is doing well and the farm is producing fantastic crops daily.

Dog seems to enjoy all the new company.

Maybe 5 or 6 wandering about the farm.

Then there was this seemingly valuable gift of a Red Cricket, or so he thought. Dufits’ advisors over at the Undermine Journal suggested (several days ago) that the Cricket was worth an average of 10k across the board and around 8k in his world. At the time, there were two other offers up for bid hanging between 5 and 7k. Poor Dufit got no buyers on his 5.3k flat buy-out listing. 😦  I guess the probability of learning this pet and it turning out to be common instead of rare has made buyers skeptical.

Worth anything?

In the meantime, continuing serveitude for various factions are, well, continuing. 🙂 He’s reached revered status with the Golden Lotus, Klaxxi and Shado-Pan. Through some over-sight or crossed communications breech though, he is sorely lacking viable friendship with the August Celestrials. Upon discovery of this though, Dufit went into overdrive and managed to cover the “nobody-to-friendly” state of affairs in one swift round. He cannot be deceived though. He knows full well that they’ve got a long road to travel. His only stumbleing stone so far is his hesitation to enter the challengers ring at the Temple of the White Tiger. Hopefully, it’ll pass soon.

It’s been a good thing to be able to select some new enchanting and tailoring abilities, even thought the materials needed for some things are rather ‘hard-to-come-by’. The work ahead though sure makes those gold coins in his money bag a bit more shiney. If he wasn’t so attached to his coin bag, he could easily buy the next guild bank slot and barely feel the difference. So far though, he’s not parting with his coin without a fight. LOL!

Certainly not much to choose from.

We are given to understand that entry into the Brawlers’ Guild is by invitation only, through the Black Market AH purchase of an invitation or from a standing member within. Dufit hasn’t been to the Black Market AH lately. His last two visits provided only two items each time. Rather common items at outrageous prices! He wasn’t sure about the mail armored boots, but they didn’t appeal to him anyway. Anyway, time will tell. Maybe the BMAH will gain some stock to sell. Maybe he’ll get lucky with an invite. Unless the coin is in the bag, it’s all “maybe’s”.

Okay, time to go kill and gather more stuffs for everybody’s attention. Sheeze! Gotta pay them to favor a goblin.

Dufit’s World, pt.1

Dufit finds himself with a break away from Pandaria today. Approximately two hours worth, lol! As good a time as any to start journaling some of his experiances and thoughts.

Valor Tokens: It’s turned out to be a real advantage. As you know, us Goblins like to take advantage of anything towards profit of any sort. I was counting the tokens in my coin pouch the other day since I knew I was getting close to that new pair of Klaxxi pants. But then I also noticed a little red note attached.

Should have been paying attention.

Oops! No more tokens this week 😦  Having never really paid any attention to them other than grabbing up as many as possible, I never realized there was a weekly limit. I got to figureing out just how much of a loss I’d been taking over the past few weeks. I lost 45 that day of discovery. Approximated I’d been losing something like 200 a week before that. So much for snatching up that ton of dailys. I now have a good reason to break away and let Aygaren and Thdoria have their time.

The Angler’s

The Angler’s: Nice folks out there, good fishing buddies. I’ve killed and collected enough stuffs for them so that now they offer me some pretty fancy things…..for a small price of coarse. Hmmm, folks after my own heart. Although I can easily afford it, parting with some 4k gold for their water strider mount needs further consideration. The personal raft might be nice, although levitation works just fine most everywhere. And good ‘ol Nat? He’s become rather stingy with his favors since coming to Pandaria. I may be subjected to use force. Finding those rare fish is rather time consuming and “Time is Money!” friend. And, speaking of Time…

The Golden Lotus, The Klaxxi and the Shado_Pan folks are absolute slave drivers! Work, work and more work….kill, kill and more kill. What is it about Pandaria anyway? Everybody seems to demand so much time and effort. Us Goblins are into making a quick gold here and there. Don’t these folks realize that they’re not going to make any profit by demanding so much effort to open their purses? Sheeze!

Tiller rep standings

The Tillers: Love them. Just Love Them! Now here’s some folks that’ll keep you busy, but the rewards are steady incoming and quite profitable. They’re even very appreciative and offer many gifts along the way.

My first best friend not only helps out on farm, she installed a mailbox as well!

Likes to come pass out in the pond every so often, but gives good crop forcasts.

Then there’s dog, and….

Shaggy, and….

Miss Fifi.

Farm house makeover from Tina!

Oh, I did mention Aygaren and Thdoria earlier, so guess I’ve got a few words about them as well. Now don’t get me wrong here, Aygaren’s been like a Dad to me over the years. But he is getting a bit slow in his old age. I hear he turned to the practice of Retribution for Pandaria, says Protection just wasn’t working out so well. I also hear he’s been spending a considerable amount of time just digging up artifacts, and making sure he looks good in the process.

All he needs now is the pants, and the Sunsong set will be complete!

Her entrance into Pandaria did not start out well, she fell off the gunship!

Then there’s Thdoria. Ahhhh, a Blood Elf after my own heart, she is learning and blazing through Pandaria with Shadow magic. But of coarse, she spends an inane amount of time just picking flowers. Both have discovered Halfhill and opened up their own farms. This is good since I’ll be able to stop planting and sending them profession materials in the near future…..I hope. Along with magical buff food. Sheeze! They go through the stuff like there’s an unending supply. I only got so much time to spare you know. It is nice of them though to send me the stray cloth they loot.

“I NEED a Wolf people!!!

That’s about it for now. I have to go fight through some Alliance scum-stealing looters to make my quota of valor tokens. ~Dufit

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