I’ve been focusing on my professions as of late, wanting to get them maxed so I don’t have to rely on the AH or other guildies. (A fine example of this is my gems. I could find them with Emava mining the ore, Pazima prospecting them but she didn’t have the design needed to cut them so I would send them to Macnessa to do for me)
As I was killing random things on Zionxi, I would send the loot to Pazima to disenchant. This got me a lot of mysterious essence and the dust (whose name escapes me at the moment) but I needed the last lot of Cata mats to level up to be able to use my Pandaria mats. Farouche kindly lead me through a dungeon so I could collect some greens to do it (Grim Batol, which is now like a ghetto version of Ironforge) and one run gave me enough to do it. I’d gone from 498 or somewhere in that region to 600 in the space of 20 minutes. Now I don’t need to fork out 180g on enchants. I can use that for repairs after Garrosh has killed me, again. It makes a big difference being able to craft them. Before it was a case of ‘is it worth spending out as I might get an upgrade later on?’ Now it’s more ‘ah fuck it, let’s make 10, what I don’t need I can keep/sell/deposit in the gb’
I also leveled up my mining on Emava. I’m currently languishing at 590 range. I need trillium to get any higher but as I can grow it I’m not in a real rush to go out there and find it. Ghost iron is what I’m looking for currently and for that reason I’m currently parked on Emava at Halfhill, nice and handy for running around mining and also so I can get to the Silken Fields for my Imperial Silk. It took me an age to get there as I got completely lost in the Jade Forest trying to find the road that took me to the Valley and then having to slink around so I didn’t get eaten by packs of rabbits… Now I’m here I have four bits of farm to grow stuff on and access to everything I need. And while it would be nice to get to 90, I’m not planning on using her or Pazima for anything other than hard labour.
Zionxi has been somewhat forgotten with her professions. They are maxed but I often forget to make scrolls of wisdom to learn any more glyphs. The reason? To me inscription doesn’t seem to have a use at the moment. Once you learn all the glyphs on a char then you don’t need to buy them ever again. As most people will know at least one inscriptor you don’t need to buy them from the ah. Yes I can make tome of the clear mind, so I don’t need to hunt around for someone to sell it but then again, why have npcs sell it in the first place? Kinda makes it pointless for inscriptors as it’s sold so cheaply from them, enchanting vellum is another one… cheaper and easier to buy it than to actually make it *sigh*
I did go rep hunting for the Golden Lotus faction and started killing Mogu. I got a key for a cache in the underground temple place in the Vale. As I worked my way through I got another key (result) and opened the boxes at the end with the cloud serpent. I got two new recipes for my cooking. Which then got me in a whole lot of bother as I started clicking on the bags of rice, saw that I needed it for one of my new recipes and then went off killing rares for the balsamic vinegar and went to buy the strawberries for the delightfully sounding Farmers Delight (see what I did there…? *wink*) and some other recipes. I don’t know if I will keep going back to find more as it’s a faff to get in there but it’s something else to try and get when I have nothing pressing to do.