It's been a bit slow for me this week in terms of blogging, but I've been working on a new set of articles for you and I finally completed my research this afternoon. One of the things I've found annoying about the new Outland recipes is the fact that there are some holes in the recipe progression. I'm sure every one of us knows of at least one recipe that has no Outland equivalent or upgrade. One that bugs me is the Mighty Troll's Blood, my melee toons lived on this stuff while leveling. Why didn't we get a new one? Until recently the Field Repair Bot and the Steel Weapon Chain were also in this category, but there are still others. Squorgov mentioned the Arcane Bomb as one he'd like to see an Outland version of, my tank Kayree would be thrilled if she could make herself a new and improved Force Reactive Disk. These are just a few, I'm sure there are many more.
This leaves some crafters in a quandary, if there aren't any new recipes then they should try to get the old recipes. What if you want to be able to make an herb bag, but your Tailor never had the chance to run AQ and build faction with the Cenarion Circle? Seriously, no one does AQ20/AQ40 anymore, so are we just out of luck? What about ZG, they have the best Troll's Blood and Mage Blood (don't even bother telling me about the drop one, that's a joke) potions in the game but how's an Alchemist to get ZG rep at this point?
As we all know by now, I've taken it upon myself to answer these burning questions. I decided to investigate the feasibility of farming old world factions at level 70. Argent Dawn, Timbermaw and Thorium Brotherhood have always had solo-friendly rep grinds, so I'm not bothering with those. I'm focusing on Zandalar and Cenarion Circle because I believe those are the two that were not solo friendly.
I've spent some time working on both factions with my toons and I believe I have some helpful information to share. Over the next week I'll be posting articles with my findings, so stay tuned!