I may joke about the lack of mounts in the Circuit of Disappointment, but even I will admit that sometimes the absence of actual achievement gets to me. Fortunately, there are still ways and means for me to obtain stuff reliably via actual hard work, and last night I ground out the last three and a half thousand rep I needed with the Council of Exarchs in order to obtain the Dusty Rockhide Mount.
|There you go.|
In the end, I just repeatedly ran Socrethar's Rise in Shadowmoon with a series of 'get 800 Apexis for attacking this' scrolls on until the job was done. I have a stack of 120 Draenic Dust from the greens I DE-d, a Servant of Demidos from my second successful Rare farm (cheers to @RhoWoW for the tips) and the It's The Stones! achievement as a little added bonus. And that's done. The next grind will be the Arakkoa. I assume this means biffing Skettis a lot, which is about as attractive as something very painful and unpleasant I cannot adequately conceive right now. However, if I can earn 800 Crystals every time I farm X Mobs, it at least contributes to the price of the next mount. Also, if it is guaranteed at the end and I don't have to sacrifice small animals on the RNG Altar to secure it, so much the better.
|This one next. Probably.|
The Circuit, albeit completely lacking in Mounts, has been ridiculously profitable this week. I've not even looked at ICC so far and already I'm 20,000g up, thanks in part to some very lucky pattern drops and hugely opportune pet sales. It also helped that both Heroic Dragon Soul and Heroic Firelands were a festival of weapons and trinkets. It makes up a bit for the complete lack of mounts, but it has been a few months since anything of note dropped. In fact, I think we're going back well into last year since I saw anything rideable fall out of an Instance. That's the joy of farming, after all.
|The One Tower.|
Needless to say, we'll keep on chipping away and eventually, something will change. The fact I actually loathe the idea of having to go back to current content to farm is not lost on me either.
But that's a Blog Post for another day.