F2P Engineering Guide

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  1. Gixxer66

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    For me it will be worthwhile making a few sets of Cata goggles as I have a stack of Chaos Orbs that I have no use for and sending them round to my Vets while they still have a sub - but pure F2P not practical / possible.
     
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  2. Celydar

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    So, on this toon, Feral Druid, I got the Obsidium Ore from Vashjir, swam from off the coast of Dun Moroh via Wetlands flight path.
    It got to Sandy Beach just before dying to fatigue. Swam around the entire area. Best place to farm the ore for me was the Abyssal Reef/Shelf. Dead area, no enemies, red npc's, etc. just swim the area in a circle, had to do this 3 times in all I think.
    The Elementium from Uldum area was easier, you can run along the mountainsides and ridges, stealth out, shadowmeld, fight when you must, and continue. Regrowth heal was a lifesaver.

    Now, got a bunch of Elementium on my Warr, but haven't found a way to get to an Obsidium ore area. Died 3 times trying on my Darkwater Skate from the Darkmoon fare fishing vendor.
    Haven't been able to procure the DMCannon to launch, glide, then use the mount. That might could work.

    Next, and currently. On my 20 ftp rogue. Had a mission to get something for one of my class hall mission guys Marin Noggenfogger. Have to go to the Gallywix Pleasureland Casino or whatever it's called in Ashara in Kalimdor. Killed a horde Goblin NPC, and got a rocket somehow to ride up to the area that is elevated up in the air. Rode it super high by edge with Hyjal, and then jumped off and glided into Mt. Hyjal. Snuck to Malorne and Assesina flight pts. Later died 4 times trying but got to Nordrassil FP. In an hour, only found 3 or 4 nodes of Obsidium. Will try again using your route(s). However, I made some swim potion and water breathing potions before dumping Alchemy just in case, might try Vash'jir instead/as well. Surviving any more than 1 Red NPC encounter is hard, especially if the Dragonling, (without cogs atm) doesn't pop. The self heals on Warr/Druid would be easier. May take all weekend. You can make Nordrassil your hearthstone home as well, so just hearth back if you die.
     
  3. Celydar

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    I would also add, that you can get to Vash'jir and mine the Obsidium ore for Cata Eng.
    Got there on a Druid via travel form, and a Warrior later with Angler's Fishing Raft.
    Best area with no adds is the Abandoned Reef, all the way Southwest on map.
    No adds, just swim around and mine.
    Do Herb/Alch 1st for some swim potions if you can't water breathe. Or, if you can use a 2 hander with Agi, get the Hydrocane from the Gnomeragon 1st boss.
    They (the water breathing potions) last only half as long as they say though, so I hour is 1/2 hour, 2 hour ones are good for 1 hour.
    I did the Hyjal on a rogue, got their by class hall quest for Marin Noggenfogger that sends you to the Floating Gallywix Pleasure Casino in Ashara. Got a loaner rocket from NPC's to fly up to the Casino. Kept flying up high over the edge of Hyjal, then jumped off rocket and glided into Mt. Hyjal. Died 4 times, but found flight paths, and finally Nordrassil. Druids can also get to Hyjal from the Dreamwalk area, though I chose to swim to Vash'jir from off the Dun Morogh coast via Wetlands.
     
  4. Arpheton

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    You can easy jump from Winterspring to Hyjal. Did it on my f2p pala.
     
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  5. Calligraphy

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    My big problem is that any time I die in Hyjal, my ghost pops up somewhere in Ashenvale. The extra jog on top of the fact that trying to get back in as a ghost is tricky gives me extra reason to dislike it as a farming spot. Vashj'ir with water walking or just running around the tops of the mountains around Uldum are appreciably less hassle.

    Incidentally, for anyone on a fresh account who doesn't have the raft, water walking potions are fairly common drop from daily fishing bags. You should still be doing your dailies for the raft because it's amazing utility, but even a 160% mount with a water walking potion can get you out to Vashj'ir if you head out from the right place.
     
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  6. Arpheton

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    Hyjal is really not the best place for farming. As a heal pala I was able to easily get all flight points, but mining is hard because of the agri range.
    I agree with Uldum. Quite easy If you just run on top of the mountains. Didn't try Vash'jir yet.
     
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    it's "hpal", you barbarian!
     
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  8. Leek

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    Is it possible to swim from the dunmorough side to vashjir on a paladin? Or is a water turtle mount needed?
     
  9. Shadevoid

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    Not sure if you can just cross it without glider jump, but 20s right now have even greater mount movespeed, so it shouldnt be a problem, 1-2 tries wiil do.
     
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    darkmoon cannon > glider > turtle

    works regardless of class.
     
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  11. Calligraphy

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    I was able to run across with a water strider mount back in BFA. That's how I know that even the most basic land mount plus water walking can get you across, even if you haven't had the chance to get the cannon or raft or any of the other more involved nice things.
     
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  12. Leek

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    ok i just tried it out, you CAN just use a water mount (i used darkmoon skater) from the water on Dun Morough side (when you go from the wetlands coast to the water on the other side of the Dun morough mountains, which is closest to Vashjir) and ride it into vashjir without losing too much HP.
     
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    Regarding the engineer dragon trinket:
    I crafted the dragon trinket on my main, and gotta send it to my vet.. Do I need to skill engineer to cataclysm 75, and put the cogweels on it before sending, or should I send both trinket and cogweels to the vet char and slot them there?
     
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    Cata engineering 75 is required to socket the cogwheels. If the vet char has this skill lvl, then you can socket it with him, if not, with another char that has 75 and send it to the vet. It is still BOE after socketing.
     
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    Shaman with access to Chromie Time can get get all Cataclysm ores (be sure to have taken Cataclysm Mining before) down in Deepholm during their Legion Doomhammer artifact quest line. Just need to not turn in the final quest while you have access to the Air Elemental flying mount. The only problem is if no other miners is mining nodes spawns, you can get locked out of mining if the nodes phase into becoming Rich Obsidian Nodes as that requires Level 30 to mine. Obsidian, Elementium, and Rich Elementium spawns require a several rounds of flying as its based on the spawn and one can gather while on the Air Elemental. Also as there is a forge inside Temple of Earth, one can level mining faster.

    I did take Engineering with the mining, due to access to Electrostatic Condenser while gathering Cataclysm ores can help gather Volatile Air, which may handicap my professional progress later because I will not want to drop engineering as well as made the engineering version of the Ultimate Gnomish Army knife, it seems to be working out so far. So having the Legion Hearthstone and the Hearthstone helps to get training in Cataclysm Engineering and Mining then returning to Deepholm to gather more with the Air Elemental.

    One thing is the end game with F2P Engineering is to have access to the various trinkets, googles and placement of cogwheels but I find having access to for example Outland Engineering while on the gathering Outlands ores for Jewelcrafting is access to the Zapthrottle Mote Extractor which requires Vanilla Engineering and Vanilla Alchemy to make the Delicate Arcanite Converter. Gathering motes of the various elements to make Primals can help level Outland Alchemy (plus it works in Northend too).

    Also those with the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera can not take the selfie for Deathwing's Fall while on the Doomhammer quest chain, but what I did was to make Temple of Earth my inn for after gathering as much as the Cataclysm ores as possible and I was able to death run to the Deathwing's Fall to take the selfie for Field Photographer after completing the Doomhammer quest chian.

    Side note - Field Photographer is almost doable on a Twink except for the 'The Frozen Throne' selfie, Blizzard still ties it to the actual raid instance so the Death Knight twink on Frost artifact quest chain can not get selfie credit while at the Frozen Throne/Lich King at the end. But it appears that the selfies for the achievement are account wide.
     
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