Monday, December 22, 2008

Chef Boy-R-Deez-Hard to Level!

I recently got in my head that I would attempt to do every Winterviel quest achievement this year. And no it has nothing to do with the culmination of doing every single world event in the game to get a purple proto drake.. oh wait, actually it has EVERYTHING to do with that! lol. I had no idea achievements got you cool things otherwise I would have started earlier.

So in order to finish [The Winter Veil Gourmet] Achievement, I have to actually cook my own treats! The only problem was my cooking on this toon was level 40! I have three other toons with 375+ but not the shaman. booo!!!

I got from 1-40 doing piddly things like killing wolves in Goldshire etc, it was pretty effortless. 40-75 however took a mental beating on me. I hit up Drac Roughcut in Thelsamar to get [Recipe: Smoked Bear Meat] and spent what felt like an eternity killing grizzled bears until I hit that GLORIOUS level 75!

75-125 was easy mode. I just killed murlocs and crawlers up and down the Westfall shores making [Boiled Clams] and [Crab Cake]. I just kept slaughtering them until I got the recipe for the [Recipe: Cooked Crab Claw] which I had a ton of from killing the crawlers. That took me to 125 easy and then I had to fly all the freaking way to Ashenvale to get the Expert Cookbook. It would have been nice if I had remembered I could use Astral Recall here but I didn't so I took a couple of unnecessary flight paths to get to my destination. I'm still trying to make my shaman skin far it's still only partially on.

125-200 was also fairly easy grind in Wetlands grinding Bluegill Murlocs who have a decent respawn rate to make [Goblin Deviled Clams]

200-225 I headed to Southshore and hit up the quest from Chef Jessen [Soothing Turtle Bisque] and used the recipe he rewarded to reach 225. You can either farm the turtle meat from the Southshore river, the eastern shore of Tanaris, or the AH. :)

At 225, I hit up the Ironforge cook and he gave me a quest to head to Gadget which in turn gave me the required cooking quest of [Clamlette Surprise]. At this point I'm slamming my head on the desk from the amount of boat trips I'm having to take from the Wetlands to Theramore. Luckily I was able to chat it up on vent while traveling and grinding mob meat or else I'd have gone completely insane. Another option would have been to hit up an audio book or podcast.

After completing the cooking quest, I spent the rest of my time in Felwood killing owls, wolves, and bears oh my! [Recipe: Monster Omelet], [Recipe: Tender Wolf Steak], [Juicy Bear Burger] yummy yummy!

Once I hit 290 and the Bear Burgers went green, I RODE to Silithus as I do not have the flightpath on this toon to pick up [Smoked Desert Dumplings] and now have to kill about 10-20 more Sandworms to hit 300. SANDWORMS! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

To be continued...


JohnHenry said...

I just did the same thing, but decided to level fishing at the same time...

Hooboy, can you say time sync?

Hey but at least I can do the cooking daily in Dalaran now.

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