Engineering Additions

A lot of recipes were added to yesterday’s beta build so I’ve been anxious to make the new Blingtron 5000 and three of the engineering pets.

Blingtron 5000

So far, he hasn’t given me anything interesting but I’ve only picked up two packages and have yet to battle another Blingtron.

Blingron requires 60x Gearspring Parts and 600 engineering with only 30x Gearspring Parts needed for each pet. Gearspring Parts are easily generated from work orders in the Engineering Works with an increased production if you have a follower assigned.


Now check out the details on the Mechanical Axebeak. I wasn’t too impressed with the normal hunter and organic battle pet axebeaks but this one is a lot more impressive.


Here’s the Mechanical Scorpid.

I decided to go back to the garrison after a short trip to Nagrand thinking it would make a nice backdrop for the Lifelike Mechanical Frostboar but forgot how clingy my pets can be. Lil’ Xu-Fu kept following me around so I alt-tabbed (hoping he’d turn around and walk away in the process).

Well he didn’t.

I zoomed out my camera and saw this…

pile up

I can’t even tell how many pets are on top of me >.<

Pile up on the garrison border!

My What Pretty…

err, tusks you have.

Hooray, it finally happened. I went through the Dimensional Ripper only to come out looking a bit… blue, plus a Y chromosome. Now I can’t say I’ve ever felt more ridiculous but wow, I don’t think my mog suits a male troll. I had a bald head coming through so I wondered if a headpiece would look even sillier. I’ll let you be the judge.

Cym disc male troll

It wasn’t long before I switched to my shadow set to see how that looked.

Cym shadow male troll

Engineer CymUm, yeah…not much better. I probably should have tried on some of my other outfits like my Pink or Red sets but maybe next time.

I can’t really complain though, this shows Kablamm’s schematic isn’t entirely ‘faulty’ after all.

Now I just need to get my overalls to drop before my engineering outfit is complete (as illustrated by Cool a little while ago). It’s pretty much my dream outfit in chibi form with a distinct Astroboy slant.

I won’t hold my breath though, it may just drop when Netherstorm freezes over…



Hmm, let’s see how long this lasts.

It’s a Long Way Down

So remember how Kablamm gave me a faulty schematic? Well, something finally happened. There was no race transformation or even a chicken to be found but getting teleported to a floating rock in Netherstorm?  At least it’s something, right?

Area 52 rock

It immediately reminded my of the Last Relic of Argus while trying to document all twenty-five locations. A few are even referenced in my Adventures of Cymre Jones video.

Over the past week, I’ve been making good use of my gadgets, especially my portable vendor on a 1hr CD.


Someone even asked for an engineer in my LFR yesterday so I used it after zoning in on Garrosh sitting pretty on 4D. I didn’t mind though since he’s the only one I need – if only he’d drop my weapon. On first impression, it seemed worse than the week before but we killed him first go which was a nice surprise.

Even Moll-E is getting some use but there’s really no comparison between the two items. For a gadget on an almost instant cooldown, you’re still left with some minor limitations. I needed to summon my Argent companion when Jeeves was still on a 15min wait but having these extra options makes farming a breeze.

I still do a bit of a clicking dance, having to constantly pick up items just to destroy them straight afterwards. Makes me wonder just how much Raw Crab Meat I’ve destroyed just to use another shell or buff item. The same thing happens when I try to relist my unsold auctions from the AH. It seems a bit silly summoning a mailbox when there’s a usable one only 2 steps away but that’s where I am these days.

Mechbuilder Overalls

Hopefully I can get those Mechbuilder Overalls but my farming sessions are not coming up with the goods.