A while ago, I took on Nomi as my cooking apprentice which required me to teach him the art though a series of dailies. This allowed me to earn reputation with him – although technically I think it should have been the other way around (since I was the one teaching him the skills, after all).
After Nomi masters all six lessons, you earn an achievement as well as a reward – a choice of 5x cooking ingredients plus the apron – which otherwise would have cost me 55 Ironpaw Tokens in total.
From then on, he will offer you A Token of Appreciation each day you talk to him. This quest is actually a daily gift which could include a number of meals but will always include one Ironpaw Token.
Thanks for checking to make sure I’m doing well! I’ve been able to help out the Ironpaws today and they said I could give this to you.
So far I’ve received a number a Mad Brewer’s Breakfasts, although you can generally get any of the meals below:
I was also excited to read about some new changes coming in 5.2
Phew! The last faction for Pandaria – Exalted (several days ago) but I’m only posting this now. Go Figure!
As soon as I hit revered with the faction, I bought the Grand Commendation of the Dominance Offensive just to make it that much faster – and it was. Almost every day we had another storyline to complete – either to go find someone, scout an area, locate something or retrieve something. But one thing soon became clear, it was all to do with the Divine Bell.
Doing the extra trap daily for some bonus rep worked out nicely too, although farming the materials for the crane seemed the most annoying. My favourite was the crab since you only needed to farm the Unga Villagers for some funky fish while Cool liked doing the tiger one. While you don’t need to have the quest to get credit for the kill, you can just wait for the zone-wide alert when one of the beasts are caged by a player. Be aware that you can only turn in one of these quests per day since it is a daily.
Just make sure you know (or can work out) the mechanic for the fight before you try it. If you’re hanging around for a free kill, pls don’t be a dumbass and stand there when you’re being focused by the crab. You need to kite it so the crab will keep taking damage. Also, stampede and growl are annoying for that very reason.
Once I hit exalted, I purchased the Grand Armored Wyvern from the Quartermaster.
You’ll also get the Grand Wyvern as a reward from Garrosh once you complete all the storylines for the Dominance Offensive.
Now I’ll just need to make sure I do all the raids so I can max out my points each week… and then some.
I’ve been looking forward to completing this questline for a long time now, especially since I’ve been exalted with The August Celestials for a while. Apparently, the dailies for the Temple of the Red Crane could be picked up (even though they weren’t the set quest hub for the day) but that was hotfixed a while ago.
So with six fights left to do, I made sure that I didn’t miss out on one day of it.
The last fight with Ella ended as expected. You could see how much more despondent she became each time she was defeated. Although I wondered why I didn’t get a Sha in place of my Shadowfiend today.
During the fight I had my other staff on. Bah!
Hurray! That’s all the reputations and questlines for Pandaria accounted for.
If yesterday’s TCG gift wasn’t enough, I had another little something sitting in my mailbox today. When I think of Arvash it’s hard not to think of TCG cards – but in particular loot cards (he just loves those mounts and pets). So when I noticed some mail from him, my first thought was the Soul-Trader beacon LOL :P
Turns out it was the next best thing… another TCG pet I was missing!
Honestly, I can’t think of a more generous Winter Veil as the one I’ve had this year and a large part of that comes from the Warcraft blogging community. I feel blessed to know each and every one of you. I just wish it wasn’t so hard for me to reciprocate in some cases. You know who you are… <3
This week’s Shared Topic was brought to us by Effraeti – a subject right up my alley.
While running through MC, BWL, AQ40, and Naxx over the weekend, I got to thinking…
If a future patch adds more raid-dropped pets like those introduced in 5.1, what pets would you like to see? What raid and boss would they be available from?
When I think back over the last eight months, my Pet Battling activity is still going strong. So with my classic raid collection complete, there are a few (ok, more than a few) other raid bosses I’d love to see as future pets.
Now it’s not like I really need a reason to go into Ulduar but if I could choose a couple of the bosses there, it would have to be Freya and Algalon. Titans – the Watchers of Azeroth, need I say more?
I’ve loved the look of the Val’kyr, ever since I saw Hildana Deathstealer floating down into the fighting pit in Icecrown. So it’s no surprise that the Twin Val’kyr are on this list. Even better than using the Glyph of the Val’kyr – which I’ll never use – Disc forever!
Then there are the two Erodar found in Mount Hyjal and the Trial of the Crusader respectively. How can these baddies look so good?
Next up is ICC. Some of you may remember my mog set lightly based on Blood-Queen Lana’thel and I just think Marrowgar would make an interesting looking pet.
From BC, I’m adding Supremus from Black Temple and The Curator from Karazhan to the list.
Lastly, there’s Moam, General Rajaxx and Emalon the Storm Watcher.
OK, done! Promise.
Do you think I missed any? :P