Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ride a White Horse :: What Now

Blowing the last of August's
graphics budget :P

I did say we'd have a logo for this feature, and here it is. I also said it would be an occasional series, and I fully expected this to be the case... except yesterday, I got lucky. REALLY, REALLY LUCKY.

Things I did not expect to see This Year #12

I've been farming for Skyshards with a measure of seriousness for several months. There have been many, MANY days when I've had nothing to show for my efforts except a huge pile of cash, which has been at least for me one of the reasons why I've kept farming. I have concentrated my efforts on the Mogu, for the Ancient Guo Lai Cache Keys they drop and the loot those inevitably contain, and it has been a very profitable endeavour. Yesterday morning I decided I'd have a go at getting closer to my total, as I'd gotten to eight Shards. Two dropped in a fifteen minute period. I've gone weeks without seeing one drop at all. It  just goes to show that random is, indeed, random.

This still seems odd.

Trapping Alani with the Sky Crystal wasn't hard, and I didn't need a group to do it. I still have a bit of a problem killing a mount to receive the same (why can't we tame them like Hunters do?) but in the end, the job is done, and we're a step closer to the magic 250.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present you with Mount #215:

Backdrop is everything :D

What this does now do is present me with some interesting decisions concerning my next farm of choice. Undoubtedly the biggest advantage to Alani was the amount of money I made whilst doing it, which most certainly won't be the case with anything else on my 'attainable solo' list. Currently I am doing my best to 'farm' the following as often as resets/mobs allow:

  • Razzashi Raptor (Zul'Gurub)
  • Ashes of Al'ar (Tempest Keep)
  • Azure Drake (Malygos)
  • Blue Proto Drake (Utgarde Pinnacle)
  • Onyxian Drake (Onyxia's Lair)
  • Slate Primordial Direhorn (Warbringers)
  • Thundering Onyx Cloud Serpent (Huolon)

However, none of these are the 'continuous' farm that Alani was so I may actually have to start considering some new ways to make cash as a result of this avenue now becoming of less significance. Needless to say, these seven are enough of an issue with the RNG as a factor for me to know that I'll be keeping myself occupied for some time. There is then the issue of what Meta Achievements I might reasonably be able to complete in the next few weeks with some help:

A whole lotta Doable.

There's a lot of stuff that could be done in this Department, truth be told, and the fallow period between Expansions is a great time in which to do it. Remind me to get my arse in gear on this front (I've got possibilities in Cataclysm and Wrath to tick off) and see if any of these are actually completable...

However, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to Northern Stranglethorn :D


Sally S said...

You need the Challenge Mode Mounts! :)

Alternative Chat said...

Yes, but there are simply not enough hours in the day currently to fit everything in :(