Thursday, July 11, 2013

Whole-Body Shrinka' Mon

Before raid last night, Moopie mentioned on vent that they were taking the Battlefield:Barrens stuff away soon. I didn't do any research but I was scared. I hadn't farmed any of the novelty items on my Priest or Shaman. My Priest because I haven't been playing her and my Shaman because I didn't want to get them on my alt if my main didn't have them (that makes sense...). Worried I would miss out (still I hadn't confirmed the rumour), I rushed off to farm up some Kor'kron Stone. You need 500 Kor'kron Stone for the Whole-Body Shrinka' which is the main item I was after. It was just over an hours work. Not as bad as I was expecting. I picked up 7 of the Kor'kron epic pieces (Latent Kor'kron Belt etc), 1 Rare, 21 Uncommon items, 5 stacks of Windwool Cloth, a lot of vendor trash and a 24 slot bag (Kor'kron Supply Satchel). I didn't know those mobs dropped a bag!
A meager ant. Just 2 Gamon pivots from being crushed.
Now my Shaman had something that my Priest didn't. This wouldn't sit well, so I took Veluxia out there to start farming. She started with 73 stone, an hour later she still didn't have half of what was required from farming on her own. When I started there was no one killing commanders but a /who showed me there were a lot of people in the zone so I flew over and to one of them and joined up with a group who were farming them. Honestly, with the flight time, waiting for everyone to arrive and the random amounts of each resource dropped from each commander, I don't actually think it saved me any time (it may have taken longer) but it felt better killing them in a group.
Dwarfed Gnomed by a Gnome!
Scared of a kitten!
I did some searching online for confirmation on the removal of the event. All I could find was forum posts by players stating that it would be removed but I didn't look very hard. So what about the pet?! I find it hard to imagine Blizzard are simply going to remove the pet with no other means of acquiring it. Wowhead PTR is showing the currency used to buy the items as grey/trash (Kor'kron Stone). There is also the Brawler's Guild quest item Raptorhide Boxing Gloves, that you purchase with a Radical Mojo, which is tied to achievements. I can't see those becoming unobtainable.

I got the item I really wanted, if I can be bothered I might farm up some of the other items but here's hoping I can keep putting it off.

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  1. What! Those suckers had bags and didn't give me one? /Heads to the Barrens

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    1. Gosh, I had like 350 stone before I saw one today!

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  2. A-ha! That explains the Boomkin I saw in a BG earlier today with what I thought was a Moonkin hatchling pet... until it started Moonfiring me in the face!

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    1. LOL! You do pitiful DPS while the buff is on! At least you probably lived!

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  3. Oh Luxy, why did I read this? I've quite happily ignored the vanity items but now I MUST HAVE ONE! must must, I want to be a tiny boomkin too :)

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  4. I've avoided getting any of the vanity items because of my bag space, but I think this could be a fun item to keep, thanks for highlighting it!

    Transmog boots that make you look barefooted? Might have to get that one too..../facepalm

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    1. I was thinking about the boots. I should just farm them, better to be safe than sorry! Even though... my priest doesn't have feet.:D

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  5. I wanted to get that bag on all of my alts but now I couldn't be bothered. I might be farming this item on my priest though :)

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    1. It's really fun! Get it sooner rather than later in case they take it out!

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  6. I laugh at that thing! I still remember Moo doing it to himself and doing like NO DPS!

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    1. HAHA! Yesterday before raid I was running around with spectral kitten chasing me as a tiny ghost wolf :D

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  7. I must go get this item this weekend!

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