The purpose of this blog is to document my joys, frustrations, unique finds and general information pertaining to my experiences playing World of Warcraft.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Strange Thing Happened While I Was Soaring...

I decided to get busy last night and make videos of the onyx eggs and dark soil mounds I told you about yesterday.  And I made them.  And they are below:

Onyx Eggs

Dark Soil

And then I noticed that dailies had reset, so I decided to head to my farm.

Now, as you gain rep to exalted, you get to choose more than just the red kite for the quest Water, Water Everywhere.  And Diralin had the choice to take the blue high altitude kite.

And as I soared above The Heartlands I started noticing little brown circles, and I don't mean the ones that need the water.  I mean little mounds of Dark Soil.  The higher I climbed, the clearer some were to see.

Don't get me wrong, the Jade Temple Grounds is still a great place to farm on days when the August Celestials quest doesn't phase it out.  Especially if you are doing your Order of the Cloud Serpent rep.  It's the perfect spot to stop off on your way in and out of the Arboretum.

And I'm sure on more crowded servers you may need to find other areas to farm Dark Soil in.  I just can't believe I never noticed how many are actually in The Heartlands.  In a couple of hours, because WoW is my life now and I'm just crazy enough to spend that kind of time, I managed to get 3 or 4 more reps up.  Each were already at varying degrees of friendship, so I'm not sure exactly what it equals out to, but at least one was still at the acquaintance level.

At least now you know you  have other options if The Heartlands is too crowded.

Happy Farming!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Onyx Eggs And Dirt Mounds

Remember Netherwing dailies?  And remember the strangely glowing eggs you could turn in repeatedly, no matter how many dailies you did that day?

And yes, I realize the daily cap has been removed and we can quest to our heart's content.  Probably because there are soooooooo many of them in this expansion.

Want to cut down on the grind?  (This is for those of you who don't know yet.  Obviously!)

To make a long story shorter, you can farm onyx eggs for Order of the Cloud Serpent rep.  They are only found on the tall spires on the Windward Isle, as well as the rock outcroppings and ledges, and even around the egg nests guarded by the cloud serpents (NOT the ones guarded by the sauroks).  They look like this:

They can be hard to see at first, but once you've found a couple you should have no problem.  You turn them in to Elder Anli, and she will ONLY have a blue question mark above her head if you have an egg in your bags.  Once you run out, the question mark goes away.  How cool is that?

As for The Tillers, well you can build rep with the individual tillers faster by finding dirt piles, called Dark Soil, like the one below:

Each dirt pile will contain one of the following:

What you may not realize about these dirt mounds is that, while you can find them from time to time at each of the daily quest hubs (Klaxxi, Golden Lotus, Cloud Serpent, Tillers, Anglers, August Celestials), they are prevalent at the Temple of the Jade Serpent grounds, the area surrounding the entrance to the instance.  They can be found in each of the training circles as well as the surrounding grassy areas.

That is, unless the Sha are attacking.  If the August Celestials quest Behind the Masks is the daily, then the whole area will be phased and the dirt mounds disappear.  I am not sure if they reappear after you turn the quest in, as I'm not that far in my rep grinding and can't do the quest yet.

I can tell you that I flew over the Jade Temple grounds today after quests were reset, and I found 3 mounds on my way to do the Cloud Serpent dailies, and 3 mounds on my way back.

I hope these tips help you shorten your daily grind.

Happy questing!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Dark Moon Faire MOUNTS! Yeah, Baby!

So, I got my horde druid to level 90, have her revered with the Tillers and Klaxxi, am working on Anglers, Lorekeepers, etc.  And the Dark Moon Faire hits.

So I took her to the Faire.  After all, I've been eyeing those mounts for months.  And lo and behold, she had just over 180 tickets finally!  I could get one!  Which, of course, I did:

Alas, I could afford the Darkmoon Dancing Bear, but not the Swift Forest Strider.

And then it hit me.  I've been doing the quests and dailies on Hearthyn, too!  And now all the mounts that aren't faction specific are shared!  Squeeeeeee!

And so:

Now to work on the pets.

Happy Carnivale!