What's up with the Ashen Verdict?

I popped over to the PTR last week to check out the latest build. I keep hoping to see new crafted goodies, or if nothing else find the Ashen Verdict quartermaster. Sadly I flew all over Icecrown Citadel and still didn't find a vendor of any kind. And now, the blue button of Dev harrassment is gone. This means they are no longer accepting in-game feedback and presumably testing is winding down on Patch 3.3. If the IC vendor is not there now, he may never show up before Live. More likely - he's somewhere I cannot go. I have a sneaky suspicion that he's inside the raid instance. I really hope I'm wrong and they aren't reserving the new recipes for raiders only.

Giving Thanks for EZ-Mode Cooking!

You may have seen on WoWHead and other sites that the new Pilgrim's Bounty event allows you to level your Cooking skill quickly and on-the-cheap. Since this holiday only lasts a week, I went ahead and tested this out to see if it's legit. I used my new Hordie Death Knight, who had a Cooking skill of 6. She got a few points doing those Day of the Dead quests, what can I say :P It was the best I could come up with on short notice!

Kalu'ak Fishing Derby from the Test Realm

This weekend I participated in the Kalu'ak Fishing Derby. I went last week too - but the quest NPC was bugged and I don't think anyone was able to complete it. It appears to be functional now, so I went ahead and put together a walk-thru for you guys. Here is me in Dalaran, waiting for the contest to start -->

New 3.3 Glyphs

Yes, I've been a bit remiss in posting new content from the Test Realms. This is mostly because new items have been dribbling in, and I wanted to hold off until there was more to share. Since that hasn't happened yet, I'm just going to run with what I have. I really don't know if there will be more goodies anyway.