6.2 arrived last Tuesday, and with it, tons of features and changes that will really affect my Master Plan, and play overall.
I guess the biggest of these was the Nerf to Gold coming from Follower Missions. This was done in 3 different ways. Less Gold missions across multiple characters, less crates from salvage yard, and crates not being as valuable. To see the overall consequences of this, I've been running a test on Alliance, and it's detailed here:
It's looking like it's about a 50% nerf, which is not good for my aims of getting 1M gold on each character :(.
For other 6.2 stuff (Tanaan Jungle and Shipyards) I plunged in with my Alliance Hunter, hoping to get Felblight from skinning, and getting the necessary Reps to Revered for flying. Overall, I think that Tanaan Jungle is fine, with the quests and general layout, although the Felblight grind got old very quickly. I got 33 Felblight after a few days, did one Savage Upgrade and then decided to stop farming. I think I'd much rather farm gold and buy off the AH. The Reps are going OK, but are a bit grindy. But at least there are quests with some structure for 2 of the 3 reps.
Another thing was gear. I was getting tons of Baleful Items (650) and just vendoring them because Fengsui (my Hunter) had better gear. Then I stopped to look at a vendor in Lion's Pride and saw that they sold an item to upgrade Baleful to 695 for 20K Apexis. This is awesome. Having over 40K on Fengsui, I farmed some more Baleful items and got a couple of 695s.
On the Shipyard, I did the quests to set it up, got a Transport and 2 Destroyers and just stopped doing it. Best mission chance is 77% and I'm not risking it. Stupid design Blizzard, having your ships able to be destroyed. And what's with all the Oil missions on alts that I'm never doing shipyards on, too? Shipyards is a bust for me. Once I get the rep to get a Battleship, maybe things will change, who knows.
Other than Alliance, I've been making progress on my Horde. I've got most of my characters through most of Eastern Plaguelands and they're holed up in Light's Hope Chapel at level 43. They've been spending a lot of time with Fiona:
|Hanging with Fiona in EPL|
On Priesty, I've been doing follower missions and the Mine and Garden each day, and doing the August Celestials dailies and Sunsong Ranch, and Timeless Isle too. Yesterday, she finally got to Exalted with August Celestials and now has the Royal Satchel pattern. Then, she did the quests to get Twilight Highlands opened up, and ran Bastion of Twilight and Grim Batol. She's starting to build up Embersilk Cloth, and will go to Uldum for Volatile Life, to start making Hyjal Exp Bags for all the Herbalists. In addition, with doing the Fishing Daily each day, she got Fishing to 700! She also did a couple of runs of LFR, and got some 645 bracers for her troubles.
That's about it, let's see what's going on with the Master Plan.
Leveling: Get each one to 100. Counting 90-100. Out of 100.
Priesty got to 100. 10/100 10%
Gearing: Get each character to 675. Counting 600-675. Out of 750.
Priesty got to 624. 24/750 3.2%
Crafted Gear: Get 3 pieces of fully upgraded gear on each character. Out of 180 (given 6.2).
Preisty did two upgrade this week. 4/180 2.2%
Professions: Get 2 professions on each character to 700. Counting each profession. Out of 20.
Nothing new this week. 1/20 5%
Secondary Profs: Get all 4 secondary profs on all to 700. Counting each prof. Out of 40.
Priesty got Fishing to 700. 1/40 2.5%
Complete Draenor: Each zone complete and Bonus Objectives complete. Out of 50.
Nothing new this week. 5/50 10%
Guild Achievements: Get to 200.
Nothing new this week. 10/200 5%
Gold: Get to 1M Gold on each character. Out of 10M.
Have about 16k gold currently. 10000/10,000,000 0.2%
Dreanor Reps: Get 3 Draenor reps Exalted on each character. Out of 30.
Nothing yet. 0%
Followers: Get 25 followers on each character to 675. Out of 250.
Nothing yet. 0%
Overall Plan progress = 3.81%
Horde (Britannia) on Ghostlands:
Priestybrit (100) - Undead/Priest (Herbalism 700/Tailoring 625) - iLvl 624
Elfybrit (43) - Blood Elf/Priest (Mining 162/ Jewelcrafting 1)
Shammybrit (44) - Orc/Shaman (Herbalism 232/Alchemy 1)
Beastybrit (73) - Blood Elf/Hunter (Skinning 418/Leatherworking 1)
Trappybrit (43) - Blood Elf/Hunter (Skinning 234/Leatherworking 1)
Huntingbrit (43) - Blood Elf/Hunter (Mining 143/Engineering 1)
Voidbrit (43) - Blood Elf/Warlock (Herbalism 234/Enchanting 11)
Lockybrit (43) - Blood Elf/Warlock (Herbalism 225/Inscription 1)
Mageybrit (40) - Blood Elf/Mage (Herbalism 200/Tailoring 1)
Combatbrit (40) - Blood Elf/Rogue (Mining 144/Jewelcrafting 1)
Alliance (Brits United) on Draenor:
Flayingbrit (100) - Human/Priest (Herbalism 700/Alchemy 700) - iLvl 665
Draenybrit (100) - Draenei/Shaman (Mining 700/Blacksmithing 700) - iLvl 660
Gnomeybrit (100) - Gnome/Priest (Tailoring 700/Enchanting 700) - iLvl 665
Flictionbrit (100) - Gnome/Warlock (Mining 700/Engineering 715) - iLvl 663
Fengsuibrit (100) - Pandaren/Hunter (Skinning 700/Leatherworking 700) - iLvl 675
Blizzybrit (100) - Draenei/Mage (Mining 700/Jewelcrafting 710) - iLvl 666
Boomybrit (100) - Night Elf/Druid (Herbalism 700/Inscription 700) - iLvl 666
Unstablebrit (100) - Human/Warlock (Herbalim 700/Enchanting 700) - iLvl 663
Pallybrit (100) - Human/Paladin (Blacksmithing 700/Tailoring 700) - iLvl 660
Bamboodbrit (100) - Pandaren/Priest (Herbalism 700/Alchemy 700) - iLvl 658
Priestybrit (61) - Draenei/Priest (None)
Raidbrit (10) - Doesn't matter (2nd account)
Alliance (Brits United) on Echo Isles:
Shaolinbrit (100) - Pandaren/Monk (Mining 700/Jewelcrafting 700) - iLvl 660
Slealthybrit (100) - Pandaren/Rogue (Skinning 700/Leatherworking 700) - iLvl 654
Smashbrit (12) - Pandaren/Warrior (None)
Frostybrit (70) - Draenei/Death Knight (None)
Trapbrit (29) - Draenei/Hunter (None)
Alliance (Brits United) on Lightbringer:
Priestybrit (17) - Human/Priest (Mining 38/Herbalism 58)
The goal for next week is to finish the gold nerf test, and then probably stop playing Alliance alts. Get Fengsui to get more rep towards flying. Get Priestybrit Tailoring to 700 and craft a Royal Satchel and Hyjal Exp Bag, and level up the Horde a lot more (all to 43, and get Beasty into Cata).