Mar 26th 2009 10:28AM Thanks for the tip on the harpies in Felwood. I've had good luck with mageweave in Tanaris and the Hinterlands, but I'm always looking for a new spot.
As for silk, yes, it's pretty worthless on my server, too. I'm swimming in the stuff, even after leveling a tailor, leveling first aid and tailoring and turning in rep for various alts.
My solution? Roll it into bolts. Silk cloth is selling for 5 silver each on my server. Bolts (= four silk) sell for 40 silver on a good day. It's a nice steady source of income.
Jan 7th 2009 9:59AM I'm 41, but I'm far from the oldest in our (admittedly small and casual) guild. Our guild co-leaders are in their 40s. We have at least two other members in their 50s, including our regular tank, who's a dentist in RL.
Dec 15th 2008 11:24AM This one's super easy, even if you're not in your mid-70s. The carrots are along the river to the east, and the wolves are spread out. All the other mobs won't aggro unless you want them to.
I'd rather take my chance with being eaten by wolves (which I can and did outrun) than have to grind 12 chilled meats for the Legerdomain Lounge daily. That one's quickly getting old.
Nov 25th 2008 1:34PM The sharks swimming around also drop a fish or two sometimes.
Nov 24th 2008 11:45AM @ Zoid: I bought all of the available cooking recipes the moment I stepped into the Howling Fjord. I blew past 400 in cooking just through normal drops from questing and fishing. Most of the recipes (including Feast) turned green quickly, but I was cooking in such bulk that it didn't really matter.
If you don't feel like hunting, you can fish up Manta Ray and Fangtooth. Both recipes are green till 415.
Oct 23rd 2008 7:25AM The zombie infection seems like a great idea badly executed.
By "badly executed," I'm talking about hardware. My server (Steamwheedle) turned into a zombie, ate its own brain and died a gruesome death. I tried to log in on a few different characters, got the blue bar o' non-connection, then gave up and called it a night.
Does anyone know if the zombies will continue their rampage, or was last night it?
P.S. Thanks for the stories. Keep 'em coming.
Aug 7th 2008 9:21AM I came late to the game, I'm uber-casual (a family and full-time job will do that) and I was guildless until my main was well into my 40s. I've done OK on the Outland instances -- I've poked my nose into most of the 5-mans, and I've run (though not cleared) Heroic Ramparts.
In the old world, I've been in groups at level that have cleared:
* Sunken Temple on my main
* Zul'Farrak on my main (carrot FTW!)
* Blackfathom on a priest alt
... and that's it. Man, that's pitiful. ;)
I'm hoping to level my priest by doing a few Scarlet Monastery runs. Lucky most of my guild is also infected with alt-itis, so I've got a few mid-30s to roll with.
Yeah, I know I missed out, but Outlands is a world unto itself with no shortage of stuff going on. Northrend will be the same.
Aug 1st 2008 8:07AM The comments in this thread show just how asinine the tipping concept is. Just tell me how much something costs and I'll decide whether I want to pay for it.
I wish people were more direct in their WoW business dealings. I'd rather do other stuff with my game time than navigate a barter economy.
Feb 19th 2008 11:53AM My slug-like pace to 70 was a running joke in my guild. It's not that I *couldn't* do it -- with rest bonus and quest XP, the actual leveling process is pretty easy. But combine a severe case of alt-itis, RL demands, a pack-rat's mentality (I can't let a good piece of leather just lie there) and the need to recapture or defend Halaa every now and again ... well, that helps explain why I hit 70 only a couple of weeks ago.
A lot of it I did solo. (I'm uber casual.) In other cases I waited for my guild mates to catch up to me on their alts. It worked out fine, and taking the scenic route was a lot of fun.
HG is definitely right about dinging 70 -- it's like the game is just starting.
Oct 22nd 2007 6:21PM Mike - the presence of any farmers who play WoW doesn't negate KF Monkey's point. It's simply a clever comparison.
As for nostalgia, ever heard anyone who grew up on a farm get all wistful above moving back to the stench of cow crap, the threat of tornados and the long stretches of solitude and isolation? It's the same reason why most folks no longer play side-scrollers or Space Invaders: 'cause it *wasn't* better in the good olden days.