Ding 55; Winterspring or WP/EP?

Huntr dinged 55 last night in Winterspring looking for my second Pristine Yeti Horn to drop. It finally did as I hit 8.7% of the way through the level. He did it in 5d 17h 9m /played time. Now I just can’t decide where I want to quest for the next level, because going between the 2 continents sucks. I just hit Honored with Everlook, giving me straight Honored with the Steamweedle Cartel.

My goals before Outlands at 58:

  • Get Fishing to 300.
  • Get Herbalism up to 300.

That’s it. Small goals, but very annoying to do. Fishing is at 207, I think, and Peacebloom is still a green when I find it. I think Huntr is at 72 Herbalism.

What are your alts’ goals before Outlands?

Taming Olm the Wise: Successful

I was questing in Felwood tonight when I wrapped up the Grizzly quest and saw and owl that I almost attacked, just for the heck of it. I saw a named creature in my mini-map from my Track Beasts ability. I ran over and saw it was a huge white owl with a yellow combat status. It would have been my first owl kill in Felwood with Hunter. Then I saw purple text appear in my tooltip telling me that he was rare.

Olm the Wise is one of 4 owls/owl-types in the game that has this skin color, according to Petopia.com. I did have to set my rep status to be At War with Cenarian Circle to tame him, but that was no biggie. He went right into my ice block Freezing Trap and I tamed him with only about 10 seconds of getting hit. (location: 55.7, 21.5)

Here are my screenshots. Notice his new name. 42 points for the first person with the reference.

Oh, yeah. Ding 54. 5d 10h 26m /played time.

Taming step 1Taming step 2 Taming step 3Taming step 4

Ding 53; Can’t Stop Fishing

Well, I’ve taken quite a break on leveling lately. I just couldn’t get into the “grind” of questing this week. I’ve been too busy cooking and fishing. I have been looking at Nat Pagel’s fishing rod in my bags for weeks and finally got fed up with my cooking skills to the point where I did something about it.

I’ve got my Cooking up to 285 and my Fishing up to 162. I can fish up in NE Ashzara with the right lures, so that’s cool to be able to fish where I can kill things for XP.

This morning I dinged 53 with 5d 3h 6m /played time and put my third point in MM with 3/5 Lethal Shots (thanks Excaliber).

Fishing on a boat

I’m going to log in now and see about catching some rare fish for the STV Fishing Extravaganza, even though I’m not high enough skill to turn in the reward for winning. I’ll put up pictures later.

Class is out until the 28th when I take on two English courses (Technical Writing and Modern Novel) to round out my very full life. I’m waiting very impatiently for my grade to post from Thursday’s final class.

Ding 52; Huntr Is Back on “The Guide”

Huntr at 52 in Blasted LandsI hit level 52 last night while killing off massive quantities of Un’Goro critters. I just started the “Un’Goro Grind” and arrived at the FP before hearthing to TB to train up my skills. I got back on track with Joana’s Horde Guide and am back power-leveling. I hit level 51 last weekend with 4d 9h 56m and level 52 last night with 4d 14h 38m of /played time.

There is a gap there where I was crafting, auctioning, and just plain old having fun being 50 and totally unmotivated to do anything more in Tanaris involving robotic chickens, a giant tortoise, or bugs.

I upgraded my bow to a slower one, but one that packs a ton of punch, especially when I trip my BM crit-based talents.

I was remiss in mentioning that I tamed King Bangalash on Saturday, just hours before I spotted Grunter. He’s going to be a lot of work, and I haven’t decided if it is worth all of that painful leveling to have a white tiger at this point. I’ll tell you, he was a tough tame at 51 because of the adds. He got me down to about 5% and then turned on his buddies. LOL!

I have not spent the last 2 talent points yet. BRK? You out there? I’m full BM with 41 points, all the way down the tree.

Ding 66; Tons Done in Nagrand

Ding 66!It was quite a weekend. Here is a quick summary of my progress and an apology for not posting sooner:

Ding 66 – Got Shadow Fiend
Honored with Mag’har
Completed the entire Nesingwary questline with Zipthunk’s help
Logged about 20 world PvP kills, several 70s

With all of that to recap, we’ll see if I have time this sitting. I’m at home with the piano tuner dude because my wife’s work schedule changed. I’m making the most of my time. 🙂

Let’s see, Friday night, I started with a grouping with a 66 Druid that totally rocked until a few level 70 Alliance decided to make our lives miserable. The fun thing was that 2 of them weren’t enough when we were ready. They either waited until we pulled too many mobs or came in 3s… except one rogue who rocked our world. I’d go down first while low on mana, and then my poor buddy was singled out against a clear expert.


I spent most of my time Saturday just trying to kill things here and there and picking up quest items in Nagrand. Sunday morning was more of the same, with life as a 66 from the morning before to make me happier.

Things got rocking fun last night when I was on my way to Bloodripper’s area to look for help when I spotted a 66 BE hunter named Zipthunk killing the 2nd quest owls for the Nesingwary line. I greeted him and asked if he could help me with the elites if I helped him. He said he’d done all of the questline but would gladly help in exchange for healing with demon elites at Camp: Hate. Sure thing.


With that settled, we made quick work of Bloodripper and Bach’lor. We took care of his quest, twice (I didn’t realize I was ready for that quest, so when he turned it in, I picked it up), but we’d drawn attention from Alliance players several times. We eventually got done and agreed to take out any and all Alliance on sight and went on our way to find Banthar.

After about 15 PvP kills for us, we were ready to hunt down Tusker, but one of the guys we kept killing was hovering over Tusker on his flying mount… pissed. We figured that if he attacked in the middle of the fight, we ditch the elephant and go all out on his a$$. He never attacked, and I got my Nesingwary Safari Stick. Talk about an upgrade!

Nesingwary Safari Stick

One last picture for the day… my ride on a netherdrake for Survey the Land:

Riding on a Netherdrake