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Hail to the Chef Already September 22, 2009

Posted by Wilhelm Arcturus in entertainment, World of Warcraft.
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I have just about wrapped up all of the cooking achievements in WoW.

First, after several months of running the daily cooking quest in Shattrath I finally got the last recipe that stood between me and the title chef.

The Elusive Recipe

The Elusive Recipe

A fine recipe, Stormchops!  The lightning it generates not only hits mobs you are fighting, but will zap critters that stray too close, even out of combat.

After doing all those cooking quests I had plenty of Clefthoof Meat on hand, but I wasn’t sure where I was going to find Lightning Eels.  However, somebody in the guild dropped a couple stacks in the guild bank.  I have no idea who, but I grabbed some and cooked the final recipe.

ChefAchi
And with the title chef, you would think I would be done.  Of course not!  What is a chef without his hat?

The chef’s hat costs 100 Dalaran Cooking awards.  This meant running the Dalaran daily cooking quest for a few more weeks.  Unlike the Shattrath daily cooking quests though, the Dalaran quest rewards you with the award, some cash, a pouch that sometimes has another award, and a small Kirin-Tor faction boost.

The trek to the chef’s hat was sped up some by also running the Dalaran daily fishing quest which, in addition to some more cash and some more Kirin-Tor faction also includes a goody bag that, among other things, has a chance to drop a waterlogged recipe which can be turned in for five Dalaran Cooking awards. (And even more Kirin-Tor faction.)

Finally the hat was mine.

Pilsbury Chic

Pillsbury Chic

No surprise that the hat also comes with an achievement.

CWSachi

And after running all those quests, I realized I was just shy of exalted faction with the Kirin-Tor.  Two more daily fishing and cooking quests did that.

KirinTorAchi
Now the only cooking achievement I have left is Chef de Cuisine which requires one to learn 160 cooking recipes.  I am seven shy of the mark.  Time to go inventory recipes.  I certainly hope I have all of the recipes from daily quests at this point.

And of all that, I think my favorite cooking achievement was Critter Gitter.  There are flocks of penguins around the Argent Tournament area, so I took my critter bites and tamed my 10 critters.

My critter posse

My critter posse

Then I mounted up and rode around the tournament area with 10 penguins in tow.  This may be the only thing I have ever done in WoW that got more that one person to ask me how I did it.  WoW players are generally a jaded lot.

What to work on next?  There are all those fishing achievements I suppose, but I haven’t managed to win a Booty Bay fishing contest yet, so it may be a while before I am salty.

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1. blissbait - September 22, 2009

hail indeed, sir chef!
donning that hat and posse
all belongs to you

Congrats and Thank You for the smile!

May All Beings Be Happy.

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2. scott - September 22, 2009

Is that hat made in Grand Rapis Michigan?

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3. Morinar - September 22, 2009

Keep working on the fishing contest. I may be lame, but winning the fishing comp was easily the most exciting thing I’ve ever done in WoW (and I was a pretty serious raider for a while). As soon as I caught my 40th fish, my heart starting pounding like crazy and did so all the way back to Booty Bay. Couple pieces of advice:

1) Make sure you hearth is set in BB. I actually lost once by < 5 seconds because I hadn't had time to set my hearth before hand.
2) Fish the west coast. It's MUCH better in my opinion.
3) Don't contend for pools. If somebody is in it, move on.
4) Learn how to cast. I've seen people lose because they haven't learned how to position themselves properly to hit the pools. It just takes a bit of practice.

Other than that it just takes luck. If you are really desperate, you can get some people from your guild to "fake fish" holes. Have them cast but then never reel anything in. I will stop other people from fishing them most of the time, then you can just move in and fish it for real.

Good luck!

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4. Saylah - September 22, 2009

Congrats. It’s fun to see people who are still enjoying themselves in their preferred MMO. I wish I enjoyed that sort of thing more to give a second wind to my WOW life but that’s not the case.

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5. Armagon - September 22, 2009

You might want to take a look at the addon “AckisRecipeList” – even if it’s just once to identify all the recipes you’re missing, very helpful :)

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6. We Fly Spitfires - September 22, 2009

Nice hat :)

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7. Sleepysam - September 22, 2009

Err, missing Mystic Worlds…

and congrats on the cooking achievement.

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8. Jemre - September 23, 2009

The booty bay fishing contest, is, at least on my server, a huge pvp gankfest – winner is usual the person with the most pvp-oriented guildmates helping him.

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9. Game by Night » TAGN gives me two reasons - September 23, 2009

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