Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wrath Cooking and Fishing preview

Here are some of my quick thoughts around cooking and fishing in the expansion.

1. It seems to me that they are trying to make comparable food buffs with both fish and meat, which is great. So you wouldn't have to fish in order to make some of these food buffs for yourself. But I will of course still level fishing, because I mean let's just get real here... this is K speaking.

2. I'm glad food buffs last an hour instead of 30 minutes. K was getting a little thick around the middle from eating so often.

3. A couple of new food buffs.

4. A new very interesting raid wide buff. So everyone in a raid can partake in this feast and get this buff. Yum yum!

5. Nearly all of these recipes above are for end or near end game cooking. The recipes and the Northern Spices required to cook these up can only be bought with Dalaran cooking awards, received by doing daily cooking quests. You can pick these up once you get yourself to Dalaran. The one exception to this is the Great Feast. (see next paragraph)

6. As for what we can immediately expect to cookup in Northrend, Brom Brewbaster for Alliance in Howling Fjord (one of the two starting zones) teaches 15 recipes. Orn Tenderhoof in Borean Tundra (the other starting zone) teaches the same recipes for Horde. Fourteen require a cooking skill of 350 and one requires 375 (the feast). Both trainers will teach you how to make the Great Feast, as well as Clam Chowder. The chowda will also give you all three buffs, but it is not something you can set up for your entire party.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent review. Thanks.

    I am looking forward to the new cooking recipes in the expansion!