Thursday, March 11, 2010

Daily Fishing - Jewel of the Sewers 3/10/10

Today Marcia Chase (53,65), by the fountain in Dalaran, had Jewel Of The Sewers for Brieanna. This is a nice easy one and the only one you don't have to leave Dalaran for.

This had me running down to the sewers below Dalaran, to my spot at the Black Market. I always have good luck there and today was no exception. I went to my usual spot, there was no one there, and got the piece of Corroded Jewelry I was after on my 8th cast. I also got the usual junk, some sewer carp, empty vials, the usual medical waste.

I took the piece of Corroded Jewelry and headed up to see Marcia. I traded her the Jewelry for a Bag of Fishing Treasures. Today my Bag of Fishing Treasures had 9g93s86c, 3 Pygmy Oil, 2 Worthless Pieces of Orange Glass and, are you ready for this? The elusive Jeweled Fishing Pole. I couldn't believe it. Brieanna is the only one of my toons that would actually use it too, it is definitely a chick pole. I had just about given up on ever seeing this on any of my toons.

Convention at the Legerdemain - Daily Cooking 3/10/10

Today when Brieanna went to see Katherine Lee (41,65), the Grand Master Cooking Trainer in the kitchen of A Hero's Welcome, she got Convention at the Legerdemain for her daily cooking quest. This is a pretty quick one but uses a lot of my mats. I have only been doing the daily cooking on Brieanna lately so it's not too bad.

This had me running over to the bank to grab some Chilled Meat, the recipe calls for 4, to make the 4 Northern Stew I needed. I built a fire and cooked that up in the bank, then was off to One More Glass for a Jug of Wine. I found the wine upstairs today as soon as I got there so that was nice and quick.

Once I had the wine and stew I headed across the road to deliver it to Arille Azuregaze, the bartender at The Legerdemain. He gave me 9g93s, a Dalaran Cooking Award and a Small Spice Bag with 6 Northern Spices, 5 Baby Spice and another Dalaran Cooking Award in it. Not a bad haul today.

Forge of Souls 3/10/10

Brieanna did her first WotLK instance tonight. She did The Forge of Souls 5 man. She did it in normal mode 3 times and heroic mode one time. I usually don't do instances at all, but I want to get Brieanna a better main weapon and this is the only way I am going to be able to do it without an 1800 arena rating in 3's or 5's.

The Forge of Souls is the first dungeon in the attunement process for Halls of Reflection, the second one is Pit of Saron which I did later.

I got a group for The Forge of Souls using the dungeon finder system and made out pretty well. The people I was grouped with had obviously done it before, it was a fast moving group. We pretty much tore right through there without any problems. I didn't really notice a difference in challenge between normal and heroic, but the loot was better in heroic. I am in full PvP gear and nothing dropped that was even close to being better than, or even equal to, what I was wearing. The last boss you kill in The Forge of Souls is Devourer of Souls pictured here. He is a pretty strange looking mob and puts up a pretty good fight. I use Deadly Boss Mobs for PvP and activated the dungeon mode before I started. It is very helpful, it tells you when to get out of the way and when to run, it tells you when the boss is getting ready to launch and attack and on who.

The item I am after in Halls of Reflection is the Orca-Hunter's Harpoon. That would be a significant improvement over the weapon I have now.

I had a really good time and am looking at other dungeons to do now. I was put off by dungeons way back on Gomorra. All the groups I would get into would dissolve before we even got close to the end and I figured what's the sense if you have to run a dungeon 10 times just to get through it once. I guess times have changed. I will have more detailed posts in the future with a run through of this dungeon, including boss names, after a couple more runs.