Farming Titbits

This isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned my crops and healing, although it’s quite melodic when you shoot your cascade out and you’re met with this spectacular show of holyworks!

Cascade crops

The farm is alive with the sound of ping, ping, ping
With songs they have sung for a thousand harvests

Aegis Portal

Then there’s the unintended consequence of your portal shard when clearing the vermin from your ranch.

Now I can’t remember where I saw this but it was discovered that you could levitate your crops like some sort of neat magic trick. Notice that it works for Tilled Soil.

Tilled Soil

On the other hand, it didn’t work for the Occupied Soil. Can you imagine levitating the soil to reveal the annoying little piece of shit vermin underneath? Aha, I’ve got you! I can see their little brains thinking WTF? At least with the changes coming in 5.2, we’ll be able to use out Master Plows to knock their health down to 30%.

Occupied Soil

But for all you farming enthusiasts out there, have you tried the Farmhand addon? It’s a nifty addition which makes finding those seeds, etc. in your bags a breeze.

As soon as you enter the phased area of your farmstead, you’ll see a new set of buttons on the screen. They will of course, only show what you have in your bags at the time and will update accordingly. This is especially handy if you’re still working on your reputation with the faction as you’re more likely to have an abundance of different seeds – as well as the watering can, shovel and bug sprayer.

Farmhand crops

It will even scan your crops to tell you which are problematic – adding a raid icon over each one that needs attention.

I must say that even though I’ve been exalted with The Tillers for a long time now, this dynamic little helper is well worth a try.

Happy harvesting!

…and I can’t tell you how happy I will be when I can buy the deed to Yoon’s farm – as well as my homestead turning into my own personal inn. Patch 5.2 can’t come soon enough. :D

Huojin Pandaren

Funnily enough, I’ve been exalted with this faction for over a month now but it only just dawned on me that I had yet to buy the six Great Dragon Turtle mounts at exalted. On horde side you can purchase them from Turtlemaster Odai, located right next to the Honeydew Village portal in Org.

Great Red Dragon Turtle

Great Red Dragon Turtle

Great Purple Dragon Turtle

Great Purple Dragon Turtle

Great Green Dragon Turtle

Great Green Dragon Turtle

Great Brown Dragon Turtle

Great Brown Dragon Turtle

Great Blue Dragon Turtle

Great Blue Dragon Turtle

Great Black Dragon Turtle

Great Black Dragon Turtle

The red one immediately reminds me of the hunter tame – Bloodtooth but I’d have to say I like the black and green ones the best.

Who’s the Master Now?

A while ago, I took on Nomi as my cooking apprentice which required me to teach him the art though a series of dailies. This allowed me to earn reputation with him – although technically I think it should have been the other way around (since I was the one teaching him the skills, after all).

After Nomi masters all six lessons, you earn an achievement as well as a reward – a choice of 5x cooking ingredients plus the apron – which otherwise would have cost me 55 Ironpaw Tokens in total.

Apron-front

Apron back

From then on, he will offer you A Token of Appreciation each day you talk to him. This quest is actually a daily gift which could include a number of meals but will always include one Ironpaw Token.

Thanks for checking to make sure I’m doing well! I’ve been able to help out the Ironpaws today and they said I could give this to you.

So far I’ve received a number a Mad Brewer’s Breakfasts, although you can generally get any of the meals below:

I was also excited to read about some new changes coming in 5.2