I’m beginning to flag after what’s been an insanely busy week. The last thing I needed therefore was a MASSIVE beta push with what looks like some very interesting changes to Professions. But I’m getting ahead of myself again. Let’s start with the important stuff: Bananas.

No, I have no idea either :p

The Karasang Wilds is open and with it another massive zone, the scale of which you really grasp when forced to ride everywhere. Removing flying mounts until 90 is a masterstroke, and it means finding connecting flight points is pretty much a must. I went to do that today, plus explore and dig, when I finally got a Mogu digsite to appear.

Look! Sparklies!

Mogu sites have a chance to spawn an Ancient Haunt once you’ve dug a statue, which yields 22,000 XP with rested and an additional set of fragments. I hope this is repeated with the other race digsites and not simply the Mogu: Trolls could have fetishes, for instance… ^^ I also got my first blue item of the Expansion:

Bet it’ll do more later on in the Expansion :p

I also discovered the Cookery Trainers, but I don’t want to talk about them just yet. Let’s deal with some fairly significant Tillers news first:

Note the World Boss marked on the zone map… :O

Halfhill seems like the place to be, not only for Cookery but also for the Tillers rep. There’s some choice nuggets on that front as well: a number of incomplete NPC’s now have ‘faction’ bars and an indicator of what items you might like to bring them to improve your standing:

Two sisters, many tastes.

I’m going to take a stab in the dark here: the items these ladies like are reputation turn ins. You’ll make them on your farm, and as you do you will increase your reputation with these fine sisters, who will in turn sell you items to improve and upgrade your farm. You’ll become less of a stranger the more you can turn in… :D

Still needs work, but further along than last time :D

I also got a genuine surprise when I explored Halfhill: an achievement ‘progress window’ popped up simply by clicking on a statue :D

You’re going to need to keep your eyes open… :P

This opens up a whole new set of possibilities in game: if it’s actionable, you’re going to need to click it, because you never know what might happen when you do…

I’m going to detail the Cookery stuff in a separate post: for now I’m off to see if I can find any more of these statues… :D

Panda on Turtle… I’m sensing a pattern… :p

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