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This morning I finally maxed out on engineering – woot! The guide I was following only indicated 1x Spirit of Harmony to level out the Pandaria requirement but that was dependant on whether I had any more spirits at my disposal. This ‘cheaper’ option forces you to make in excess of 20 something Thermal Anvils which happened to be the route I took with my pali but I definitely didn’t want to go down that road again.
Months later, I’m still left with 13 anvils so it was an easy decision to go the other way. It’s just a shame my bags were struggling with the overflow of mats. Just as well I also have a guild bank to use although if you saw it right now, you’d think a bomb had exploded.
The day I decided to drop enchanting for engineering involved a quick look through my bag to see what I could safely destroy. This consisted of a very short list indeed – my 400 and something dinosaur bones and my 4x Spirits of Harmony. Funnily enough, I ended up needing 6x Spirits of Harmony which proved more difficult to procure, once I realised the need for them.
Yesterday, I spent quite a bit of time trying to accumulate enough motes so I could complete my last 19 points of engineering. After making ONE Thermal Anvil for one point, I had to think of a good way to farm a lot more. I had already completed the Troves of the Thunder King scenario so I queued up for the last section of SoO but didn’t walk out with any (although I did get a weapon upgrade finally).
I also tried fishing up some Sealed Crates at the Darkmoon Faire but there weren’t many crates to be found. I resorted to farming mobs on the Timeless Isle and planting Songbell Seeds for a guaranteed harvest. At 3am, I was able to make Lord Blastington’s Scope of Doom closely followed by a Long-Range Trillium Sniper. With 9 points left to go, I typed up a game ticket asking for the return of my 4x Spirits of Harmony. Thankfully they were waiting in the mail as soon as I logged in this afternoon so I made another scope and Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling to finish.
So to celebrate my newest engineer, I’d like to find a home for my Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling. I realise this isn’t a new pet for many but for the few who don’t have one, let’s see what kind of creativity this could generate.
All you have to do is come up with a short story or image (may be painted/drawn) featuring the pet, myself and your toon. Don’t forget to leave your toon name and server with your entry.
Feel free to email your entries to my bubblesofmischief gmail account (particularly if it’s an image). I will post all the entires on 16 March giving you a week to get an entry in.
Please limit your entries to one.
After my trip into Ulduar this week and picking up the gloves from my Sanctification Regalia set, I decided to go through my bank and void storage just to see how close I was to completing any of the Ulduar sets. Turns out I’m only missing the shoulders from my yellow set on 25 while I’ve actually completed the recoloured version of my mauve coloured Sanctification Garb. This made me look at how many sets I’d like to work on including the Kirin Tor recoloured version especially when the shoulders remind me slightly of the shaman shoulders from SoO.
In other news, I’ve been pretty busy over the last few days, levelling up my engineering while my pali provided most of the ore I needed. Yesterday I even made some notes (in case I ever decide to level a fourth engineer) and told myself I would only use my easy 5pts from the Darkmoon Faire when I was stuck on a certain material.
Working on new profession has given me a pretty well needed reprieve from all my time on a certain Isle. Unfortunately, there’s nothing new to report on that front but in the meantime, there are still some toys I’d love to finally make for my priest.
I also thought these mecha-spiders from Ulduar would make a cool engineering mount. Well, 20pts to go and I’ll be ready to make my goggles and other toys.
Over the last few days, I’ve been able to knock two more dungeon achievements off the list. First we headed into the Siege of Niuzao Temple so I could complete Run with the Wind which was quite fun to complete. Then today we tried The Obvious Solution in Shado-Pan Monastery before I remembered a post from Warcraft Less Traveled about the Shrine of the Unseen Force.
I admit it was quite tricky getting to the island with the shrine, especially for a non-engineer. I thought I would be ok using levitate but after finding an invisible wall on top of the tiger statue outside the Sha of Hatred’s room, I decided to try a different location but it wasn’t much better. Having so much trouble getting to the shrine while Cool casually glided over to the island made me want to switch to engineering right that minute.
On the Timeless Isle, I often take a running mounted jump off from the top of Ordon’s Sanctuary towards the Blazing Path, sadly it didn’t quite work on top of the tiger’s head or on top of one of the close pillars. I ended up floating down to the rock just under the level I needed to reach the shrine. After a few more attempts, I levitated down before Cool rescued me from the rock with his two-seater mount.
Apart from the shrine, we found two stealthing assassins which only had this line to say.
Clicking on the Shrine of Unseen Force will give you a buff which increases your chance to hit by 90%. This is particularly handy for the Hate Leads to Suffering achievement where you have to defeat Taran Zhu after every party member has accumulated full hatred via Haze of Hate. Cool and I completed the achievement over a year ago with our tank and heals combo but for fresh 90s this may be a desirable buff to have.
About 10 minutes before server maintenance, I hearthed back to Org to make it official. Goodbye enchanting… hello engineering.
Looks like I’ll be pretty busy tomorrow.