Monday, December 28, 2009

Tinker, Tailor

For a while, I'll have engineering and tailoring, so while it lasts, I can fly around on a rug:

Mainchenn on a flying carpet

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Mainchenn hits level 60

Here are the quests Mainchenn did to get from level 55 to 60
(/played is 19 days 13 hours 51 minutes)

Unfortunately, the quest Imperial Plate Armor was gray instead of green, so I only got 1000 XP instead of 5100 XP.

Strange Engine Part #1-#2 (12650 XP each)
The Restless Souls p1
Establishing New Outposts
Kharan Mighthammer
Kharan's Tale
Luck Be With You
Cache of Mau'ari (0 XP)
The Bearer of Bad News
The Restless Souls p2
Report to Marshal Bluewall
Scouring the Desert
Mrs. Dalson's Diary (0 XP)
The Mark of the Lightbringer
Tomb of the Lightbringer
Houses of the Holy (now friendly with Argent Dawn, can do AD turn-ins)
Bonescythe Digs (AD) (56)
Cryptstalker Armor Doesn't Make Itself... (AD)
The Elemental Equation (AD)
Binding the Dreadnaught (AD)
Savage Flora (AD)
The First and the Last
Honor the Dead
Flint Shadowmore
The Eastern Plagues
The Blightcaller Cometh
A Reliquary of Purity
Bijou's Belongings
Message to Maxwell
Kibler's Exotic Pets
Mother's Milk
(explored a bit of Borean Tundra) (57)
Secret Communication
Mayara Brightwing
(375 mining)
Attunement to the Core
Strange Engine Part #3
(450 fishing)
Strange Engine Part #4-#5
Broodling Essence (done by following bots)
Felnok Steelspring
(explored Borean Tundra)
(explored more of Dragonblight, Howling Fjord, Grizzly Hills)
Defenders of Darrowshire (58)
The Zapthrottle Mote Extractor!
Dearest Natalia
Through the Dark Portal
Arrival in Outland
Journey to Honor Hold
Outland Sucks!
How to Serve Goblins
Waste Not, Want Not
Strange Engine Part #6
Force Commander Danath
Know Your Enemy
Laying Waste to the Unwanted
The Legion Reborn
Zeth'Gor Must Burn
Ravager Egg Roundup
In Case of Emergency...
Glyph Chasing
A Bijou for Zanza
Strange Engine Part #7
Shizz Work (done not-very-pacifisticly by leading helboars to town guards)
(explored more of Grizzly Hills and Zul'Drak) (59)
Greatfather Winter Is Here!
Treats for Greatfather Winter
The Reason for the Season
The Feast of Winter Veil
Stolen Winter Veil Treats
The Hero of the Day (0 XP)
The Gordok Ogre Suit
Winter's Presents
A Gaily Wrapped Present (0 XP)
A Winter Veil Gift (0 XP)
A Carefully Wrapped Present (0 XP)
A Gently Shaken Gift (0 XP)
A Festive Gift (0 XP)
A Ticking Present (0 XP)
(explored Howling Fjord)
(explored Grizzly Hills)
(explored Dragonblight)
(explored more of Sholazar Basin)
Strange Engine Part #8-#13
(dropped 418 mining, took up blacksmithing)
*Imperial Plate Armor (gray; 1000 XP)
*A Blue Light Bargain (0 XP)
(explored more of Crystalsong Forest)
(explored more of Icecrown)
(explored Crystalsong Forest) (60)
/played 19d 13h 51m

Monday, December 21, 2009

Mainchenn doing quest: The Gordok Ogre Suit

Noor missed this one because I thought the door key was a mob drop (it's just in a box). When I'm higher level, I'll be able to do this without getting killed and I'll collect a bunch of ogre suits for Mainchenn's ding 80 party (sorry, only Alliance level 55 and over can wear it).

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Blacksmithing + tailoring

Well, the 59 plateau is so boring (I only have 3 Strange Engine Parts so far, I need 12 if I don't explore Northrend), I'm looking at doing a couple more profession quests:

First, I can do Imperial Plate Armor by just getting to 265 blacksmithing. It's just a "go talk to this guy in Gadgetzan" quest.

Second, I can level up tailoring to do one of the tailoring specialties at level 60. Noor did this to get netherweave nets. I'll save all the bolts I fish up to save money. This won't help me get past level 59, but I'll try to time it so I can do it right after hitting 60.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mainchenn doing quest: Shizz Work

About the most non-pacifist quest, since I have to lure helboars close enough so town guards kill them. But I don't get credit for killing them, so....

Mainchenn jumps down to Valgarde

Mainchenn using his Rocket Boots Xtreme Lite to zip down to Valgarde in Howling Fjord.

Mainchenn doing quest: Defenders of Darrowshire

This quest can be done no matter who kills a ghoul (unless the other player also has the quest, since the ghost disappears). Here Mainchenn gets the last four needed by following the Crimson Courier as she and her elite escort blast through Corin's Crossing.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The 59 plateau

Unless Winter Veil has changed, I think the only quests I can do are most of Winter Veil for about 18,500 XP, and the Gordok Orge Suit for 6,600 XP, which is 25,100 XP. Since I'm only 2 points into level 59, and it's 172,000 XP to 60, I still have 146,900 XP to get with Northrend exploring and Strange Engine Parts. It would take 12 engine parts to level the rest of the way without exploring.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

the Kalu'ak Fishing Derby

The Kalu'ak Fishing Derby has two ways for a pacifist to gain XP. One is from the Dread Pirate Ring if you win, which will add 5% XP to quests (and killing monsters). The other is from the consolation prize, which appears to be a standard Bag of Fishing Treasures, which might contain the level 70 quest items Waterlogged Recipe or Sealed Vial of Poison.

I didn't win this first time, and I didn't get a consolation prize...

This suggests a slightly different Strange Engine Part strategy, at least until you win the new contest -- stockpile engine parts until you have enough to level, in case you win the ring some time later and get a 5% XP bonus.

I was able to finish Broodling Essence by following a mage who was apparently botting. I think I can try to do Defenders of Darrowshire too, since the comments say it doesn't matter who kills a ghoul to speak to a ghost. I can also do The Gordok Ogre Suit, but it might be easier if I wait a few levels.

I also got my first aid to 400.

UPDATE: I was able to do Defenders of Darrowshire, about 2/3rds of it was done with the help of the patrolling Crimson Courier and her elite escort as they blast through Corin's Crossing. Like engine parts, I won't actually turn it in until I either win the Kalu'ak fishing derby or I have enough XP to go up a level.