Farming Titbits

Farming Titbits

This isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned my crops and healing, although it’s quite melodic when you shoot your cascade out and you’re met with this spectacular show of holyworks!

Cascade crops

The farm is alive with the sound of ping, ping, ping
With songs they have sung for a thousand harvests

Aegis Portal

Then there’s the unintended consequence of your portal shard when clearing the vermin from your ranch.

Now I can’t remember where I saw this but it was discovered that you could levitate your crops like some sort of neat magic trick. Notice that it works for Tilled Soil.

Tilled Soil

On the other hand, it didn’t work for the Occupied Soil. Can you imagine levitating the soil to reveal the annoying little piece of shit vermin underneath? Aha, I’ve got you! I can see their little brains thinking WTF? At least with the changes coming in 5.2, we’ll be able to use out Master Plows to knock their health down to 30%.

Occupied Soil

But for all you farming enthusiasts out there, have you tried the Farmhand addon? It’s a nifty addition which makes finding those seeds, etc. in your bags a breeze.

As soon as you enter the phased area of your farmstead, you’ll see a new set of buttons on the screen. They will of course, only show what you have in your bags at the time and will update accordingly. This is especially handy if you’re still working on your reputation with the faction as you’re more likely to have an abundance of different seeds – as well as the watering can, shovel and bug sprayer.

Farmhand crops

It will even scan your crops to tell you which are problematic – adding a raid icon over each one that needs attention.

I must say that even though I’ve been exalted with The Tillers for a long time now, this dynamic little helper is well worth a try.

Happy harvesting!

…and I can’t tell you how happy I will be when I can buy the deed to Yoon’s farm – as well as my homestead turning into my own personal inn. Patch 5.2 can’t come soon enough. :D

Who’s the Master Now?

Who’s the Master Now?

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.


Apron back

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




I managed to save enough Ironpaw Tokens (50) to buy my Cooking School Bell summoning Nomi – my very own cooking student. I remember seeing this cute little thing following someone on the beta but I wasn’t that advanced (or just didn’t know where to get him) so I was excited to finally purchase the bell earlier today.


It took a long time to work up the tokens once I realised you needed that many in the first place. This was after I used them all for trading in mats for cooking the favourite dishes of my future BFFs. If only I knew that then – the gift of hindsight, right? Thx to my other guildie for helping me build up my food resources to trade.

When I summoned him, he had a daily to make sliced peaches which was easy enough. The rep grind seems long but from what I read, it’s worth it in the long run. He’ll even give you Ironpaw Tokens once you’re exalted with him.

Each reputation level gives it’s own unique daily worth 1000 rep each:

Lesson 1: Sliced Peaches – Obtain 5x Pandaren Peach for Nomi (sold by Sungshin Ironpaw)

Lesson 2: Instant Noodles – Obtain 5x Instant Noodles for Nomi (sold by Sungshin Ironpaw)

Lesson 3: Toasted Fish Jerky – Obtain 5x Golden Carp for Nomi

Lesson 4: Dried Needle Mushrooms – Obtain 5x Needle Mushrooms for Nomi

Lesson 5: Pounded Rice Cake – Obtain 5x Rice for Nomi

Once you become Best Friends with Nomi, he will offer you A Present for Teacher:

Here’s to another rep grind :P


I should mention that I’ll be participating in Angelya’s take on NaNoWriMo which substitutes images for words called IntPiPoMo.

For the month of November, if a picture is worth a thousand words, post fifty pictures which may or may not be related to WoW!

I don’t know, it may be a struggle posting 50 pics in 30 days but I’ll give it a go :P

I’ve also given myself a bit of creative licence and counted my last three posts in the tally since they were posted from November 1st.

#IntPiPoMo 7/50

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