Monday, August 31, 2009


Again, I am helped by bots (in two senses)...

Since the plans for Jeeves are BOP, as is the controller to summon him, my only way to get the plans would be to get it while recycling a mechanical's corpse. There was a Draenei Deathknight that appeared to be a bot running around the library area in Storm Peaks, killing the robot gnomes on mechanostriders. After recycling about 60 of them, I got the plans!

To make Jeeves, I needed all 3 kinds of repair bots, and two of those plans are BOP drops. However, the repair bots themselves are not BOP, so I could have another engineer make them for me.

Reinisch and Jeeves and his pet rat

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Party next week!

Reinisch will easily get within level 80 this week, so I'm planning on dinging 80 on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 1 PM server time TIME CHANGED to Friday, Sept. 4 at 6 PM server time (server is US Pacific timezone). I'll do it by turning in a Dalaran fishing quest.

Anyone can make a level 1 character on The Venture Co server, and get to Dalaran unaided; here's how:

1) Go to Stormwind or Orgrimmar
2) Die
3) As a ghost, go to Borean Tundra by boat or zeppelin
4) Still as a ghost, run to Sholazar Basin and run up the avalanche
5) When you get to Icecrown, you will get a flying spectral mount
6) Fly up high towards Dalaran above Crystalsong Forest
7) As you enter the Crystalsong Forest zone, you will lose your mount, but if you are up high enough, you will land in Dalaran
8) Resurrect in the graveyard near the Violet Citadel
9) If you "miss" and end up on the ground, run back to the dam at the Decrepit Flow area and you should get another spectral flying mount.

However, you can also ask Pipkin (Alliance mage) for a portal, if he's on. He should be around just before the party starts. Reinisch can also try and buy a portal for last-minute arrivals, but that's a bit chancier.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Flying AND bandages

Reinisch hit 77, so now he can fly in Northrend (albeit still a slow roflcopter).

What is more interesting is that he did the Troll Patrol quest Can You Dig It? and one of the chests had the heavy frostweave manual! Blizzard apparently changed the contents in a recent patch, since only lists BC items as coming from the chests. I don't know the drop rate, maybe Noor should try this quest a few times...

Monday, August 17, 2009

My Questlog Runneth Over

Reinisch hit level 74, and with the Troll Patrol sequence, he might have more than 25 daily quests.

He has a 50% chance of being able to do the Shattrath cooking quest
He has a 66% chance of being able to do all of Troll Patrol (6 quests total, including the timed bonus); if he can't, he can still do 2 of them.

If all daily quests are available, Reinisch will have 28 to choose from. The average XP for all 6 Troll Patrol quests at level 74 is 12,350 XP each. Reinisch has three quests worth less than that -- the Shattrath fishing daily (and I just got the Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat) which is worth 0 XP, The Multiphase Survey (9,500 XP), and Further Conversions (9,500 XP). So I'll drop those if I can do all of Troll Patrol, and I'll still do the Multiphase Survey if I can't do the Shattrath cooking daily. I won't miss Further Conversions, as it takes 3 minutes for my Gnomish Remote Control to cool down, and every malfunction adds 3 more minutes. I don't remember what I get for the Blade's Edge dailies, I'll drop the Ray Wrangling if it isn't very much once I get low on Saronite Bombs (I have a lot in the bank from leveling up engineering).

UPDATE: Noor can get these same dailies, but looking at, they used to be behind some other group quest chain that neither one could complete, so it looks like it was changed by a recent patch.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Explorer

While I'm still trying to find a horde tailor that can make a Belt of Blasting, I decided to explore the last few areas in Northrend to get the Explorer title.

UPDATE: Got the belt now, thanks to Zalcor. Plus, I did AV a couple times to hit 73 so I could do the Venture Bay and logging grounds daily quests.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sha'tari Skyguard and Ogri'la

I don't know if Noor missed it (I remember looking for a way to do the Bomb Them Again! daily (which consists of bombing fel cannonball stacks, not monsters) and not finding a way), but Reinisch is able to do 4 more dailies:
Escape from Skettis
Bomb Them Again!
The Relic's Emanation
Wrangle More Aether Rays
(Reinisch kites 1 or 2 rays over to the Skyguard area, and then uses saronite bombs to subdue (but not kill) the rays to wrangle them)

Plus, now he can do:
Planning for the Future

As a pacifist, Reinisch doesn't loot a lot of money. He just hit 100 gold looted since the achievement system came in...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


After some checking, I decided to do Blighted Last Rites, because the 'victim' doesn't die, even though Reinisch (as a character) wouldn't know this. It opened up quite a few quests that I could do after that.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Escape from Firewing Point

Mind Soothe makes it easy, fast motion makes it slightly less boring:

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Reinisch hits level 70

Doing a few more AVs to get to 70, so now Reinisch can do 10-12 dailies (depending on whether he can do the Shattrath cooking daily (50%) or the daily Battleground (now includes Strand of the Ancients, which Reinisch can't do yet)).

The quests he can do now:
Spirits of Auchindoun
The Multiphase Survey
Gaining the Advantage (now fixed! Works for grandmaster gathering skill)
Open for Business
Know Your Ley Lines
Further Conversions
Shattrath fishing daily
Shattrath cooking daily (50%)
Preparing For The Worst
Dalaran cooking daily
Dalaran fishing daily
Battleground daily (80% or maybe 66% if the new BG is also a daily)

He can also try to buy up waterlogged recipes and sealed vials of poison from the Dalaran fishing rewards for more XP. I managed to buy 7 vials of poison before hitting 70 (which is when you can start turning them in).

The best thing added in the patch for pacifist PvP is the Mind Amplification Dish; it acts pretty much like the lower-level Mind Control Cap, but since it's a tinkered item, you can create a number of helms with the ability and they all have separate 10-minute cooldowns! Reinisch and Noor will probably have 3 or 4 each, great for grabbing back flags. I don't know if it can work while in combat, the tooltip doesn't say; old Mind Control Caps used to work in combat but they were changed later. If they work in combat, so much the better -- tell the enemy flag carrier to follow you and use rocket boots to bring them back to your base. As long as they don't misfire...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Patch 2.3 first made grinding as a pacifist possible; that patch introduced daily battleground quests, so it was possible as early as level 10 to do a quest every day for anywhere from 0.5 to 1.5 bars of XP, and not run completely out of quests (not counting seasonal quests). Now, patch 3.2 has introduced battleground XP, and it's fairly easy to get 6-7 bars of XP each day, particularly with Alterac Valley.

Reinisch hit level 68, which also opens up Northrend quests for a lot more XP, including the Preparing For The Worst daily.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Enshrined Mace

Bought an Enshrined Mace of the Elder from the auction house. It's incredibly overpowered with 161 spellpower for one hand!

Compare it to other items a priest can use at level 67, sorted by spellpower. A green among oranges and purples!