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When Cataclysm was released, I started leveling my new main and beloved Orc Hunter, Soforah. In that time, I picked up Mining and Engineering as main professions. Since I wanted to level these rather fast, I completely skipped on the creation of all the fun things from previous expansions like mounts, pets,… and… JEEVES!

Everytime I’m in a group, I come to the sudden realization that I’ve forgotten to craft Jeeves, once again. Granted, the mats required to construct this little robot ask for lots and lots of grinding, which takes a lot of time.

A few days ago, I decided to finally go for it and spend my time collecting all the necessary mats. I admit that it would be fairly easy to buy everything at the Auction House, but what would be the fun in that? One of the things that I like in the game is to take my time and do everything the way it’s supposed to be done. I find it much more fun and rewarding that way.

Some of the mats were already in my bank, but most of the ores still had to be mined. So, off I went, grinding tons and tons of ores in both Outland and Northrend.

From Outland, I needed Adamantite, Fel Iron and Khorium. It was fun to fly around the old zones again, there are so many things we tend to forget once we’ve moved on to new content. It was fun, but it also took a lot more time than I thought. Mining in the Burning Crusade went quite slow due to the few amounts of available nodes. The respawn time was rather slow, which kind of made it necessary to fly around the entire continent.

Adamantite and Fel Iron were still pretty easy to find, but Khorium was almost impossible. On a total of 323 Ores, there were only 3 Khorium ones. I caved in and ran to the AH anyway. I understand why the hell it’s so pricey now.

After that I needed Saronite and Titanium. Since Titanium doesn’t spawn that fast, I got to spend a fair amount of time in Wintergrasp. One thing you should know about me is that I love that place, and I was almost sad when I had to leave.

The last thing on my list was Cobalt (60 ores). From previous experience, I remember that there’s no place better to grind it than in Zul’Drak. As expected I gathered the Cobalt very fast, but I spent some extra time admiring the view. I almost forgot how beautiful Zul’Drak is, the snowy parts are jaw dropping. WoTLK was the most snowy expansion ever. I can only hope that we will see more of it in the future.

Once done, I hearthstoned to the Shrine, and… tinkerd my very own… JEEVES! I can’t believe I’ve actually done it, after all these years… I finally got this little dude, ready to help me in dire situations (not that that ever happens ;-p). No more deleting valuable things when running old raids, not to mention the repairs after numerous wipes (not that these ever happen either ;-p). Anyway, I already gave him a golden spot in my bags. Now, I only need to make sure that I won’t sell him by accident. Another thing that I believe should be a toy! *bats lashes at Blizzard*

    There are 8 comments.

  1. wrathsome August 4, 2017 @ 3:41 pm

    Grats! This little guy is a powerhouse and the designers are wary now (like with Reaves) of making something so valuable that it spans several expansions.

  2. Soforah August 4, 2017 @ 4:28 pm

    Thanks 🙂 Yeah, it’s true that it’s rare to still craft something this valuable so many expansions later… It’s like MOLL-E and some mounts, pets, toys, transmog gear,… Actually, summing this up makes me realize that there’s more to it than I initially thought. Eventhough most things have become completely useless.

  3. Alunari August 4, 2017 @ 6:46 pm

    That is so cool, Soforah, well done you 🙂 Congratulations on finally having him!

    I had no idea what was required to make it, so thank you for showing and telling 🙂

    I will keep all this hard work in mind next time I come across Jeeves.

    It really should be a toy, I agree. Lots of things should!

    Aw, stunning scenery screenshot of Zul’Drak, it was very gorgeous. I like snow areas too 🙂

  4. Soforah August 6, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

    Thanks, Alunaria 🙂

    Yeah, I was a little bit surprised as well when I saw how much material it required to create this little dude, but it was totally worth it! You just need to take your time for it or be ready to spend a ton of gold in the Auction House…

  5. Alunaria August 6, 2017 @ 6:26 pm

    Better take ones time than spending a ton of gold – as long as one enjoys whatever they do 🙂

    And lol, I thought your website was down – http://www.thebrutes.orc/ …Sigh. Its sunday, Im exhausted :p

  6. Soforah August 8, 2017 @ 12:51 pm

    Hahaha, all that Orc business seem to have a confusing effect…

    .orc would have been quite the suitable address for us though ;p

  7. Bryssa August 10, 2017 @ 2:38 am

    Grats and well done! Such a useful item. I still remember how my raid group used to run out to repair prior to WotLK, and that it would take ages… :/

  8. Soforah August 13, 2017 @ 12:57 pm

    Thank you 🙂 Yeah, from now on no more running out for repairs ^^

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