Tezcatlipocca : 65% XP. Polished off another group of quests and am closing in on 250 quests completed. After reading a tip on the message boards, I bought the silver coins which Tish Tinker needed from the broker; took out the final gnoll for the mining guide part II; was surprised to find Blackburrow gnolls counted as well for a dropped item quest and so completed that quickly; and got my final drowned footsoldiers.
I now have two overlapping giant quests, except that I've yet to see a giant in Thundering Steppes. They must be in the south portion of the map I've been unable/scared to explore so far. And I'm also asked to explore Nektulos Forest to find Kitty Valencia – that's not going to happen anytime soon.
Despite numerous retries I did not get good tradeskill tasks. I think I need to bite the bullet and just make more scrolls etc to get me to level 20. I'm also not pleased with how far behind his tradeskill level is – 17 scholar yet 24 mystic. So it might be time to just get busy in the workshop and ignore the rest.
I got five city writs this session, and completed my first one – the Ironforge Exchange one. Made some potions and got 600ish status points. Even though I did not get patron in the guild, I went ahead and picked these things up and got started. There was a big conversation in guild chat about how many patrons to have, how much they should be required to do, etc. Guild leader is thinking about reducing patrons to 12, which I didn't agree with at all, and/or requiring more participation. Lots of opinions expressed. One of our highest guys says that 24 patrons is better, and that sounds more like what I'd like to see. Maybe even 30 would be my wish. I hope she decides a broad base is better.
One amusing aspect of writs is, you can apparently start them much earlier than I did. I spoke to a couple of the lower-level writgivers, and they gave me a "quest" to go speak with so-and-so. Easy Questcount ++ for the win !
Now what happens if I really like doing writs and earning status; and I will be unable to be a patron? I think I should put out some feelers and think about what other guild I'd like to join. I don't want to do that at all, and I'm not sure yet patron status is *that* important. This is a nice group of people without the pressure to stay logged on all the time and raid , so I'm comfortable. Ah well.
Was on my way to Thundermist Village to deliver more mail when I noticed the late hour and logged off.