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*