Those we leave behind: The Grind

In the last two weeks, much progress has been made. My little alliance family is coming along nicely, with five characters to speak of. So far.

The professional slacker, they call me.

The professional slacker, they call me.

The warlock is well on her way. She spent five levels in Netherstorm, working towards  the Loremaster of Outlands, which we got at level 72.

I said in my last post that I wasn’t going to farm a thousand frostweave cloth, but turns out I did. I did use the Darkmoon Faire points, which saved me 175 cloth, but I farmed all the rest. To be fair, lots of cloth just dropped while I was questing. I found a spot in Zul’drak where I spent some time killing mobs that respawned almost instantly and netted me one or two cloths per kill. I don’t think it would make a very good grinding spot for the whole 1200 cloths required for tailoring, but it was a nice little bonus.

Being on a server with medium pop is something I’m not really used to. Even connected to another realm, the zones were pretty much empty wherever I went. Farming in Icecrown was a breeze, as I was the only one there, and being a warlock, I pretty much just dotted everything in sight. It wasn’t a painful grind at all. By the time I hit level 80, I had all the cloth I needed. She is now 83 and on her way to Uldum.

The hunter hadn’t unlocked flying in Pandaria for lack of funds, until this week, when a guildie send me gold and told me to buy it already. I didn’t accept the gold at first, but he threatened to put me on ignore for a month, so I complied. I’m glad I did, as it opened up many possibilities for me. Ever since, I’ve started doing dailies again, and even rare hunting, which was near impossible on my horde server. When I started yesterday morning, I had maybe eight or nine rares crossed off my list. At noon, when I stopped to grab lunch, I had 41. Most of them were up when I got there, and I only had to camp two, for maybe half an hour each. I killed all the rares in five zones, and all is left now is the Jade Forest and the Vale. Not bad for one morning’s work!

Needs moar dead dudes.

Needs moar dead dudes.

My hunter is my main, and unlike my horde one, she is way behind on all things Pandaria. Thanks to my guildie, she’s now one day away from having a fully operational farm, 15 rares away from Glorious! and working on getting her fishing pole and raft from the Anglers.

As for the rest of the family, the monk is still sitting at level 60, waiting to be boosted. The only hold up is her professions. I cannot for the life of me make up my mind about which professions to give her. I will spare you the details, but for now, it’s a toss-up between mining/engineering and herbalism/inscription. The shaman is pretty much just holding onto mats for me at the moment, while I figure out everything. When I transfered my hunter onto the new server, I brought a vanity guild chock-full of mats, and until everything gets sorted out, she’s a glorified banker. A paladin recently joined the family, when I transferred her over from the first server I even played on. I’m not sure what she’ll end up doing, but for now she is level 87 and will get some more attention when I’m done with my other characters.

I keep thinking I’ll run out of things to do, but it seems there’s always something. Starting today, farming Timeless coins and Valor is well worth one’s time, and I’m wondering where I’ll find the time to do everthing I want to do on all the characters I want to do it with. So that’ll be me, grinding all the things.

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