Friday, December 21, 2007

Doing My Dailies

One of the major goals I'm working on for Honorshammer is to get him up to Epic Flying Skill. I want to go zoom zoom zoom around Outland in my Epic Helicopter, and I really want to try the Netherwing quests. I'm not so much worried about the Dragon (Helicopter >> Dragon), but the quests sound like they are really fun to do.

So I'm a Jewelcrafter and Engineer. I make a little money from Jewelcrafting. Prospecting is a real crap shoot (Yeah! Living Ruby!! Cha-ching baby! or Oh joy, Talasite. Next!) and since I don't have mining, I'm buying the ore to prospect.

Most people are only willing to pay 5g for a cut despite the recipes going on the AH for 300g to 700g. I've actually stopped buying recipes off the AH because the return is so bad. The only one I bought was the Solid Star of Elune, and it happens to be the one I get asked to cut the most.

So I turn to Daily Quests as a source of constant income.

There are two Daily Quests in Skettis and 4 in Ogril'la.

Most of the quests are pretty easy for me, even as Prot. I still find the bombing quests to be fun (Ogril'la much more so than Skettis). The Simon game is pretty straight forward.

The one Daily Quest I find to be the most troublesome is Banish More Demons.

I always try to find a group for this quest, even if it's a PuG up on Ogril'la. But sometimes you aren't going to find a group.

So let me share with you a couple of tips on how I do these quests. I start Banish before Bombing. What I usually do is find the Simon game closest to the Northern Forge Camp. The mobs in the North camp are an order of magnitude easier than the mobs in the south Camp.

I was particularly lucky this day and all 6 Analyzers were manning their posts. Most of the time I'm doing well to find 5.

What I do is aggro all 5 or 6 at the platforms, and drop a Consecrate. Then I start hauling freight north towards the camp. Every time Consecrate's cooldown is up, I stop, make sure the little guys are still following me and drop another Consecrate. This is what I refer to as Consecrate Kiting.

I do my best not to aggro any other mobs (like those stupid spell reflecting Boars, ever Exorcism yourself?). As you get close to the Forge Camp, keep an eye out for the patting green double headed dogs, because you want to avoid aggroing them.

Once you reach the Forge Camp, drop your portal and start to AoE the little guys down. If you got low from the kiting, drop one more Consecrate, bubble and heal, or use the Figurine of the Colossus.

In a very short amount of time, you've gotten 5 or 6 Demons Banished.

Now I start Bombing. I don't know if I've gotten worse, or the cannon's aim is better but I rarely get through an entire bombing run without getting shot down anymore, and dropped right on top of a demon or two.

First off, remember, Bubble makes a great Parachute! Once I'm down, I'll drop the portal and start killing whatever demon aggroed to me. If there is a Wrath Speaker (see below), or Furnace Guard (see below) in Exorcism range, I'll go ahead and pull them, too.
What you've got to watch out for is the 2 Wrath Corrupter, they can put a hurting on you in a real hurry. Usually by the time I'm done bombing, I'm up to 8 or 9 Demons Banished. By doing my Bombing run, I've given time for the Analyzers back at the Simon game to respawn. I repeat the process of Consecrate kiting them up to the Forge Camp. That usually puts me up to 13 or 14.
Now I look for the Wrath Speaker.I can usually pull her, and the 2 Furnace Guards and AoE them down, Tankadin style.
That puts me up to 15 Demons, quest complete!
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