Saturday, February 15, 2014

That's the Way the Money Goes

Old Skool Farming. SO PATCH 5.2.

As I discussed yesterday LIVE NO SCRIPT ARGH in the Podcast, farming has become part of my daily routine. It wasn't before because I wasn't making the time for it, but now as I cycle alts around the Valentine's Day Event, there is the opportunity to make it happen. As a result I have 8 farms 'on the go' and am producing enough raw materials to allow new things to happen, like getting characters maxxed in Cookery who aren't, simply based on items now freely available. I realise that if I'm smart and marry this up with killing specific mobs on the Timeless Isle I can probably get away with spending next to nothing getting Cookery to 600 on just about everyone (probably an hours fishing required but that again will require some thought and undoubtedly a list) and then I am into regions of Faff as yet unexplored. Ah the Organised Faff, who would have thought it.

These are strange times indeed.


Sorting my game life out right now is roughly akin to doing a 6000 piece jigsaw with no idea of what the final picture will look like: you can put certain pieces together and know they're right and fit correctly, but you really have no overall clue of what your final scene is supposed to depict. You can make guesses though and that drives you on to look for other elements in the mix that might fit the overall end result. Therefore, selling pets and organising banks is a 'thing', a little at a time, as I grasp what I think I'll want to keep and what can be binned. I've made extra containers for food because as of now I don't see them being a waste of time. I've upgraded all P's bags to Royal Satchels because even when all my vanity items get stuck in the Toybox I'll want more space for mogging. Understanding my own needs has actually become quite important in the equation too: having bankalts who are organised makes me feel happier and more capable of coping when things suddenly change. It's a small thing, but it matters.

Make this a poster for me STAT.

Yes, I could be grinding out those difficult Achievements now, but actually I have my eye on other priorities. I want five Jewelcrafting mounts made now so I don't have to worry about them later, and possibly some put away in the bank for sale during warlords. I need to spend money now so I can accumulate it when the beta goes live and people realise we really are on a timer. Most importantly I want to feela s if I am the one in control of my destiny for the first time in this Expansion, that I am not at the beck and call of the latest rep grind or difficult farm to get what I want before we all move on to the next thing, and that is probably the most important factor in all of this. I play this game, no-one does it my way, I need to have the whole thing within my grasp, easily and logically. Right now, I am well on my way, and for the first time in many months I can see the fruits of my labours.

All I need to do now is kill Garrosh, and I'm done.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

if you're feeling lazy or you have Nomis, you can just buy the fish with ironpaw tokens.