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Cooking and Fishing
Today I fished for Jade Lungfish which drops in Jade Forest about one in 5-6 fishing casts.
Did you fish in Dalaran Sewers in Northrend?
Then you’ll remember the famous Sewer Carp, aka sewer crap.
Well, the crap is back, but this time it’s golden. Golden Carp is a common fish drop. Luckily it can be made into all sorts of different food with cooking.
Halfway Hill Market is where all the cooking action is found. It’s the centre of the Valley of the Four Winds.
There are different specialties within cooking, each seem to give a buff to one stat.
Way of the Grill: Strength
Way of the Wok: Agility
Way of the Pot: Intellect
Way of the Oven: Stamina
Way of the Brew: Not quite sure yet. Ginseng is the starter ingredient and I haven’t found any yet.
Stock Master uses the Ironpaw Cooking Tokens to offer a bag of cooking ingredients at level 90, which saves you time travelling to the right area to farm mobs.
Jogo the Drunk, a Jinyu npc, will give you a forecast for what appears to be crop growing, in exchange for 10g. You can gain reputation and friendship with him, but we’re not sure yet what the crop forecast is for. I’m guessing the Tillers or farming.
The temporary meat and fish traders currently only sell charred glyphs. Not very tasty, even to the more ardent vegetarian.
He used to be an adventurer like me
Each type of raw food seems to come from a particular type of mob. “Lore”, a player who commented on a wowhead page, suggests the following ideas:
Hozen – Jade Squash / Striped Melon
Jinyu – Redblossom Leek / Striped Melon
Mantid – White Turnip / Pink Turnip
Saurok – Witchberries / Scallions
Yaungol – Green Cabbage / Mogu Pumpkin
Sprites – Redblossom Leek / Witchberries
Zandalari – Redblossom Leek
Virmen – Juicycrunch Carrot
Virmen particularly hate turnips, but I don’t blame them there.
The oven cooking trainer bakes fresh bread, a conjured item, and places it on the tables at Halfway Hill Market. You can pick some up. Handy if you’re not a mage, or a good cook.
Do you remember when Blizzard removed all the extra mats for cooking, spices flour and whatnot? Well they’re back with a vengeance. All those rice flour, noodles, soy sauce etc give me a headache.
Quests and Areas
Kasari Wilds look a little like Stranglethorn Vale. The Mogu ruins reminded me a lot of the troll ruins in STV. It’s also a nice place to farm tiger meat.
In one of the patches, I noticed the night elf female voice seemed slightly softer and revoiced. See if you notice any difference.
The Hozen are funny, especially their attempts at insults. “You ooking dookers!”
Gathering enchanted gloves.
Armor enchants to add to new armor, they’re currently offering ilevel 399
Bagspace. You will need 1 bag for all the food mats
Health pots, food or bandages. Pandaria mobs hit hard.
A travelers tundra mammoth. You can’t fly in MoP, until 90 I expect, and you will be glad to be able to vendor your common greys on the go.
Quests are not particularly enjoyable, but definitely bearable. The ubiquitous bombing runs, the cut scenes, the “kill everything and bring me their loot”.
That's not crud in my bags, you rude panda
Chen’s quest to help him brew made me laugh and reminded me of Sholazar Basin.
One NPC made reference to how much “crud” I keep in my bags. I’ll have you know that this is the finest crud known to nelf-kind, and destined for the Auction House. hehe.
Also the irony of monkeys throwing barrels at me was funny. As Li Li says “what is it about monkeys and barrels, anyway?”
I need to take a week or two “time out” from The Gold Queen blog, I’ve been working on another Warcraft project for readers and I must concentrate on it in order to actually get it done! Please play nice whilst I’m away.
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About the Author The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 85s, 6 years expertise in making gold, and max level professions. No longer gold capped, she spent 1,100,000g in one weekend for her dream Swift Spectral Tiger and other end game epic gear. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using legit ethical trading, auction house, crafting, reselling, and farming gold making.