I’ve been monkeying with cooking macros and this is what I’m using. Below are all the campfire options that allow you to cook food. Of them, Brazier of Dancing Flames has the shortest cooldown at 3 minutes (and doesn’t trip the cooldown on the other toys). There’s two pets that can be used to cook, but they both need to be obtained on a linked P2P account. My macro opens the cooking profession window, equips the Chef’s Hat, and uses a toy. If you can get the other cooking items, you could equip those also.
/equip Chef’s Hat
/use Little Wickerman
Toys (shared cooldown)
Most of the lists I’m keeping updated on the F2P Twinkinfo site (rather than on this blog as there’s roughly 2 people who look at this blog). There are a few that I’m keeping updated on this blog though as they just don’t seem to have much interest on the F2P site. Here’s a list of all the lists I’m keeping updated (so both Twinkinfo and this blog).
So with the nerfing of Haalani Whiskey down to +7 stam (not really worth the trip to Outland any more), Rumsey Rum Dark is now the best stam buff at +10 Stam. That pretty much leaves the variety of +6 stam foods as the go-to stam buff for most ocassions.
The Rum is still good to keep in your bag for clutch moments when you want to go all-out (you don’t need to sit and eat – its an instant buff you can do on the run), but considering the Rum is a pain to farm…it’s time to start cooking.
Looks like Wild Bucks are probably the best thing to farm. They have pretty much 100% chance of either dropping the +6 stam food, or mats to cook +6 stam food.
So I’ve been in love with Heart of the Nightwing ever since it was announced. As far as functionality goes, its a completely unique mount and there’s no other ‘available’ mount like it. Its a passenger mount, of which, there’s only a handful in WoW…here’s a breakdown:
Ground Passenger Mounts – These are ALL faction specific. If your main is Alliance (as is my case), my Horde alts can’t get to them. They require Journeyman riding, but f2p’s can use them anyway.
Flying Passenger Mounts
- Vial of the Sands – This requires Expert riding and can’t be used by F2P.
- X-53 Touring Rocket – This was the old Recruit-A-Friend mount and is no longer available. This requires Apprentice riding and could be used by F2P, assuming you already have it.
- Heart of the Nightwing – This requires Apprentice riding.
Here’s the cheapest way to do it:
Free-On my moth-balled main, wait until I get another free 10-day re-try so I can use the recruit-a-friend feature (you have to have an active account to recruit someone). Create a new email address and send the recruit-a-friend invite to the new email address.
$5-Wait for a 75% discount for the Battlechest and buy it on your new account. This gives you 30 days a free playtime as well. This is a waste of money as I already have the Battlechest on my moth-balled main.
$16-After the 30 days has expired, you purchase your first month of game-time on your new account. I don’t really consider this a waste of money as this purchase also gives you 30 free days on your main so, IMO, its not really a waste of money.
$16-You purchase the 2nd 30 days of game time on your new account. This is a bit of a waste as I don’t really want to play on this account as its going to moth-ball as soon as I get the mount. This event is what triggers the mount reward.
Free-wait until I get another 10-day free retry on my main and claim the mount. (not sure about the time-limit on the mount, so I may have to pay $16 for another 30-days on my main.
So IMO, the cheapest way to do will cost $37 and it takes at least 2 months…BUT that would also give my main a month of play time, which I don’t consider a waste of money. Backing that out, I’d waste $21 to get the mount.
PreMoP, as a tanking Druid, I never worried about Rage Potions. Rage just wasn’t an issue. Back then, we basically had 4 abilities Growl, Swipe, Mangle, and Maul. We’d use Growl as a pull. Swipe would keep the attention of pretty much every mob around us and we’d pop Swipe whenever it was up just to make sure we kept their attention. We’d use Mangle on whatever was focused on the by the group. Maul was purely used as a Rage dump.
Things are pretty different these days. Swipe is gone (well, it moved up to lvl 22), and it that’s HUGE. We no longer have any AoE ability so any group pull scatters to the other DPS’ers and the healer. This has made F2P Druid tanking WAY more difficult. The good thing is that Mangle no longer requires rage and is just on a timer so I can immediately open with that to grab one mob. That leaves Growl to grab another one and hopefully by then I’ll have enough Rage to use Maul on a 3rd. That Maul not only trips it’s 3 sec cooldown, but also dumps all my rage. I then have to tab around to bash on whatever mob I’m loosing threat the fastest on. Its all very frantic until the first couple mobs in the group are down.
In come the now valuable Rage Potion. Every second taken to get the group under control is pretty valuable. Having a stack of Rage Potions on my toolbar is now a must.
A couple other notes:
Since I’m no longer pulling with Growl, I’m using Moonfire pretty heavily to open. The only time I won’t use it is if I have a pretty good amount of Rage built up and don’t want to loose it by switching forms.
The above excludes Bear Hug, which is a damage-dealing stun that comes with Guardian spec. It’s also pretty much the only benefit of being Guardian vs Feral as the additional armor isn’t really necessary. It does add for another nice PvE opener and is great against PvP Druids as our roots are pretty worthless against them.
I’m also playing with this macro for PvP now that I’m playing with flag carrying as Guardian. It gives me a significant amount of Dodge for a few seconds and adds to my survivability. The problems with it are 1) it pops my healing potion cooldown and 2) Savage Defense needs 60 rage so I still have to wait a bit to build enough Rage to use the ability…so I’m not sure if I’ll really use it that much
/use Rage Potion
/cast Savage Defense
To continue my weak lists, here’s the items we can get a hold of that temporarily transform our look. This excludes seasonal items.
*Haven’t tested to see if buff stays when zoning into BG.
Another very mildly interesting post: