|Fishing! What MMOs are for, right?|
Kanter now has a iLvl over 640 without having been to any raids or more than 2 Heroic dungeons. I keep thinking I will spend an evening getting some quests done in the Heroic dungeons but it doesn't happen. The good news is that my iLvl is high enough that I shouldn't be a burden in them. I still don't like random groups and that is probably part of the reason I have put them off.
Kanter has been doing the Garrison Campaign quests and now only has three more left. He was generally getting one a week but he skipped one week when I was out of town and I was able to get two done this last week. I'm not sure if that's a coincidence or not.
I was able to take Kantra to Spires of Arak this last weekend, finished the quests for the Salvage Yard and got her to level 98 so I can do the quests in Nagrand now. In theory once she is level 100 I will get the Silver Healing Proving Grounds achievement and start running dungeons with her using the Inn quests for extra rewards. Given my almost complete unwillingness to go to dungeons as DPS, I don't know how willing I will be to do it with a healer but we'll see. Questing with her is much easier with her Death Knight follower, but I did manage to kill him (and myself) just before I hit level 98 by pulling two groups accidentally. Fortunately I was almost done with that quest and had to do just one more quest solo before I reach my goal of getting the level.
Because I have Garrisons with toons for all professions except for Inscription, I have been building up a lot of the daily components needed for crafting. I am hoping with the follower, gather Savage Blood won't be too difficult with her once she hits level 100 and I can use those components more.
I also finally finished up some of my fishing goals. The Level 3 Fishing Shack requires catching 700 enormous fish. That was too big of a goal, so I decided to use the daily fishing quests to reach it, catching which ever of the 7 fish was specified and ignoring it if I had already reached the goal. Once I got close on a specific fish, I decided to finish off the quest once I needed just one additional 5 minute lure that lets you catch a much higher percentage of the required fish (usually between 10 and 15 in a 5 minute period for me).
Finally, I was down to three fish left. I realized at this point I'd be ignoring most of the dailies, so I went ahead and caught all the fish I needed once I had the last two quests. The final fish, the Sea Scorpions, have no daily quests, so it was just a matter of grinding them out and I finally did that and was able to upgrade my Fishing Shack. Now to get Nat Pagle as a follower and decide if I want to grind my reputation up with him. I made to to 'Good Friends' in Pandaria, so we'll see if I can take the last step to get to 'Best Friends' in Draenor.