Mar 22, 2008

The Timbermaw Love Me!

Today, with little else to do, I ventured back to Felwood and found little competition killing Deadwoods and collecting their headdresses. After getting a few, I went up to Salfa, turned them in and she bestowed upon me Exalted status amongst the Timbermaw. I went back inside their cave, talked to the chief, and he sent me to Winterfall Village. There I summoned a demon whom I was able to easily defeat, and upon talking to the chief again, he rewarded me with my very own ancestral Defender of the Timbermaw.

He also told me to return to Ironforge to patch things up between the groups. Upon my arrival there, King Magni Bronzebeard announced my accomplishment throughout Ironforge and I was told I was truly a great friend of both the Alliance and the Timbermaw. Here I am fishing with my Ancestral protector...

And with that, I am exalted with 21 factions and able to call forth a defender if I so choose to use the trinket.

Mr. Pinchy Was Not Kind

Today, after three days away, I returned to Mr. Pinchy ready to use my last wish. I summoned him from my bags and wished for a crawdad pet. Instead, he gave me a lame buff. And with that, Mr. Pinchy was gone. He was furious the first time I summoned him. Benevolent the second, and just buffed me the third.

So the hunt for him in his pools begins again. And with the hunt, begins the Furious Crawdad count again. Last time it took about 150 crawdads before I found Mr. Pinchy. I'm already up to 30 this time around. We'll see how long it takes.

Mar 17, 2008

Wintersaber Exalted

This morning, I woke up early, killed a few Frostmourne Giants, gathered some Chillwind meats and headed up to Frostsaber Rock. There, Rivern Frostwind greeted me once again, but this time with a sly smile on his face. He had seen me many times over the past few days as I complied with his repeated requests. This time though, once I had turned in the required items, he finally told me I had earned his respect. And with that, just on a seemingly random whim, he gave me the option to purchase one of his beloved Frostsabers. And so I reached into my pockets, fished out 80g, and handed it over. And with that, he handed me the Reins for a Winterspring Frostsaber. I mounted up, admired the Frostsaber atop the rock and then headed to Everlook, glad to be done with Rivern's quests. Now...about those Timbermaw.

((More pictures here, here and here.))

Weekend Updates

Other than grinding Wintersaber rep, I found a couple of sweet patterns on the auction house. I can now craft a Mantle of Nimble Thought and a Swiftheal Mantle. I plan on making the Mantle of Nimble Thought just as soon as I can purchase two Hearts of Darkness. I picked up the Swiftheal pattern to just round out my tailoring recipe collection (it was a cheap 350g).

I also was invited to a Karazhan run with the great guys from Rough Raiders (quite a bit of Gold Team people in there too) and we cleared Kara last night in very good time for a team that is geared, but not at Z'A/Gruul's level. I missed Attumen as I was working on my Wintersaber rep, but still, I'll take the 21 badges as I had expected to earn zero this week. I'm up to 160 or so badges now I believe...well on my way to the 210 I will need at the time of 2.4 to purchase the Scryer's Blade of Focus for 150 badges and the Fused Nethergon Band for 60 badges. I already have all the mats except for the Prismatic Shards to enchant both items and I'll be set. These two upgrades will give me 24 additional stamina, 12 intellect, 28 hit rating, and 48 damage at the cost of 23 crit rating. But with the additional hit rating, I can resocket a few items and easily gain 28 damage or crit. Oh yeah, I lose 10MP/5 - a worthless stat in my opinion. Especially with the Spirit/Intellect mana regeneration changes.

Also, while running Wintersaber rep, I picked up beads to turn in for Timbermaw rep and I'm currently at 17,400 out of 21,000 rep needed for exalted. I have 50 more beads on me which translate to 1,500 more rep, so I'm at about 19,000 out of 21,000. A little more grinding for beads and feathers and I shall quickly be exalted with 21 factions.