It is a cold, cold winter out in reality, so the instance group has been on a bit of a hiatus.
The problem for me is, well, that WoW is fun. And while I know I should let my main idle while the group is off-line for a bit, Vikund is my main for many aspects of the game. I have my hunter, Tistann to play if I want to run quests, but Vik is the designated achievements character, the cook, the fisherman, and the engineer.
I have kept busy somewhat with exploration, fishing, and the Lunar Festival, which are low impact to experience. But being the fisherman on my team, I have been eyeing that fishing pole you can get when you go exalted with the Kalu’ak.
So every day I have gotten Vikund out to run two of the Kalu’ak daily quests. He was already revered, so he had 21,000 points of faction to go. Two quests a day, that won’t get me too far ahead, right?
After two and a half weeks or so, I finally hit that magic mark, exalted with my first faction in Azeroth. It was a double achievement.
So I was finally able to buy my fishing pole of doom. And a heck of a fishing pole it is:
Look at the DPS on this thing. I wish it was flagged as a weapon rather than a fishing pole, because I would wield it all the time. As it is though, none of my retribution paladin attacks that require a melee weapon work with it.
Still, when I am out running Old Man Barlo’s daily fishing quest, I don’t worry about swapping the pole out for a weapon if something attacks me. A few good whacks with this is enough.
And I also got the only other item that the Kalu’ak would sell me that I could actually use (most of their gear is level 76), the pet penguin.
Now I need to be careful with this pet. As soon as my daughter sees it, she’ll want one too.