Whoa, whoa, whoa, what IS this about Patch 5.1 so soon? I’m not even half-finished with the out-of-the-box stuff yet!
Another week has come and gone and Kamalia is still not ready for LFR. Although she has tended her garden diligently each morning, the other Tillers dailies — and all the dailies in other places, as well — went undone during the first part of the week while I was busy with alts. BTH and I started our Tauren Monks and, fully kitted out in +XP heirlooms, we are blasting through the levels. We’re gaining about ten levels per session, having reached level 33 in three sittings. We’ve run a couple of dungeons and I’m really enjoying how different the Mistweaver healing style is from all the other classes. Rolling is so much fun! When I returned to my Pandaren Mage after having begun playing my Monk, I found myself wishing that she had Roll instead of Blink. Upon arriving in Orgrimmar and seeing how Garrosh greets the Huojin, I wondered how Varian greets the Tushui. So I have started a second Pandaren Mage to find out. That disrupts my neatly arranged set-up of faction parity and spec distribution among my Mages, so if I decide to keep this character, I’m thinking she’ll be an untalented pseudo-Ironman. And, of course, it was the Darkmoon Faire this week. I worked pretty hard to get the professions of my Monk and my Huojin Pandaren Faire-ready. Then I spent a couple of evenings methodically working through my roster to bring almost all of my characters to the Faire.
Mid-week, BTH asked me to craft a chestpiece for him. I was all set to go get the pattern and do it… and then I realized that the pattern was behind the Golden Lotus: Honored gate and I was still three days of Golden Lotus dailies away from crossing that threshold. Oops. Guess I should have been doing at least those dailies. I should be able to get the pattern today, though.
I re-set Kamalia’s hearth from the Shrine of Two Moons to the Lazy Turnip in Halfhill because she was spending most of her time there anyway. I recently reached Revered with the Tillers and expanded my garden to 12 mounds of soil. It occurred to me the other day why Juicycrunch Carrots sell so briskly — everyone must be trying to butter up Jogu the Drunk so that they can get free crop forecasts. Kamalia herself has been devoting all of her carrot crop to that purpose. I’m wondering if getting a crop forecast is really necessary, though, because it seems that the only reason that I haven’t yet gotten Listen to the Drunk Fish is that Farmer Yoon hasn’t yet asked me to plant some pink turnips for him.