The other day I was poking around in my referrer log (folks who link to me) and saw a link to me from another blog. Of course I went over for a little visit and saw that they had this to say about me "Is Kaliope ever doing anything but farming?" Naturally my response is "I'm a crafter, of course I'm farming!" But it got me thinking, I tend not to share a whole lot of my other activities with you guys. I assume you come here to read about crafting so I try to focus my commentary mostly on that. In the interest of satisfying Mr. Horns and anyone else who's curious about my other exploits, I thought I'd bring you up to date on my regular adventures in Outland...
Kaliope (resto druid) is currently my only raiding toon - we are working on Gruul's Lair at the moment trying to take down the High King. We do that once a week and I try to go most weeks. I'm also on a sort of unofficial "fill" status for our Tues/Wed Kara group, they start a bit early for my schedule, so they sometimes bring me in when other folks have to leave before the run is over. I actually had my first visit to ZA last week as a fill for the same group. Right now Kaliope goes on raids once or twice a week and does the daily Cooking quest, plus a bit of fishing to keep my raid food supply in order.
Krystella (rogue) hasn't been getting much action lately. She's got all the neato gear I can get for her without raiding, and she has several thousand gold from jewelcrafting so there's no need for her farm either. I'm trying to get her into our Sunday nite Kara run, but so far that group is having trouble getting enough peeps to form. Mostly she comes out of hiding when my guildies need gem cuts, lol. Just this past week I finally completed the Ogri'la pre-quests, so now Krys will be doing the Ogri'la dailies in addition to the Cooking dailies.
Korlyn (hunter) is my blacksmith, so for awhile she was farming the mats for her Lunar Crescent. After that I made myself a deal that I would drop Mining on her to take up Herbalism. Since Krystella also has mining, I don't really 2 toons who can mine. And Krystella has the added benefit of being able to sneak through caves without killing everything for ore spawns, so she won out on the debate over who got to keep Mining. I retrained Korlyn in Herbalism a couple of weeks ago, took me about 3 days (6-7 hours of game time) to get my herbing up to 375. I'm really enjoying it, she's actually making more money from selling excess herbs than she ever did with Blacksmithing. I send half of the herbs to my wee alchemist, and Korlyn keeps the other half for herself. Korlyn also just completed the Ogri'la pre-quests (no one was running those for the longest time, impossible to get a group) so she's going to be doing Ogri'la and Cooking dailies along with Krystella.
Kayree (prot warrior) is my current major project, when I'm not raiding with Kali or doing dailies I'm leveling Kayree. She just hit level 69 over the weekend. I've been trying to run her through dungeons more often than I did the other girls, it helps her gear up as well as get free XP. Well maybe not free XP, just easier XP than soloing with a fury/prot spec tank. I've also been collecting mats to make the various engineering goodies for her. She just made the Dimensional Ripper for Area 52 last week and I already have most of the mats for the regular flyer. I've been mailing her all the tanking items I've been looting over the last nine months, so of all my toons she's had the nicest leveling gear. She's also got quite a collection of level 70 goodies waiting in the bank, including 2 of the 3 Felsteel pieces and a couple of smithing items Korlyn made. I also like to take her to dungeons in pugs where I can to practice my tanking skills. Occasionally I get asked to tank with Kaliope, so Kayree helps me practice without getting my guildies killed =)
Murkery (warlock) is my alchemist, who I inherited from my son Wildark. Sadly, he's not a girl, nor does he have a 'K' name which impedes my ability to bond with him. But when I'm really bored or really feeling generous, I work on leveling him up. Right now he's 57 and very close to Outland status. My current goal with him is to get to 60 so he can work on his CE rep and get the meta-gem transmute recipe for Krystella. After that I'm undecided if it's worth leveling him to 68 so he can do the specialization quest for Alchemy. But considering he was level 35 when the expansion came out, I think I've done pretty well with him. He just got to 375 in Alchemy last week, thanks to Korlyn's herb farming.
That's pretty much everything I've got going on at the moment. As you can see, there's actually quite a bit on my plate aside from farming :) Luckily all of these things keep me active so that I can continue to discover new things and bring them to all of you.