Behind the Curtain
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website.
My online name is Daen, and I play World of Warcraft on Hordeside Sentinels server. In the game, I run a daily activity called the Crafting Emporium, which basically involves making/scribing/enchanting whatever you may need free of charge, provided you have the materials.
The purpose of this site is to show you what I can make, so you can find out if you'd like my help, or if you don't need it. Generally speaking, though, if you need it, I can almost certainly make it for you.
Hey, all. It's been a long time since I've had anything to put here. As some of you may have noticed (don't tell me if you didn't), I was absent on Friday. There was a snafoo at work that required all of my attention. Unfortunately, as a result, I won't be available today or tomorrow, and possibly Wednesday as well. Hopefully, this will all be smoothed over soon, and I'll be able to return to some semblance of normalcy.
I will continue to update this site in the mean time, and I apologize for the inconvenience.
Hope to be BACK soon,
May 31 (barely),
I want to apologize to everyone for missing my Emporium tonight. Every time I tried to log into a character, the game would crash completely. I even tried another computer entirely with no luck. As it stands, I still don't know what the problem is, much less how to solve it.
I hope I'll have this fixed soon, but until I do, the Emporium is a no go :*(.
Hope to see you soon,
Addendum, June 1: Looks like the problem solved itself, but I have no idea if it'll crop up again. Here's hoping it doesn't, anyway.
The server merge with Steamwheedle Cartel and Kirin Tor is complete, and it's wreaking havoc with my schedule. The Emporium will still be at the same time, but from now on I'll be using Real Life time instead of server time in my broadcasts. It's the only way to be sure.
today, Ricket: not
Fish of the Day: Tiger Gourami, Shado-pan Monastery
Tomorrow's Crop Prediction: Mogu Pumpkins
Today's BMAH items: Unclaimed Black Market Container, Giant Sewer Rat, Cat Carrier (Bombay), Belt of Faith,
*There's a less common pet in the Crumbling Depths in Deepholm, that can only be gathered by killing Jadefang. The only way to REACH Jadefang is using Ricket's explosives.
FAQ (As of Sep 16)
What do your charge for your work? Do you sell materials on the Auction House, or directly?
As a rule, I don't charge a single copper piece for my work.
It's possible I won't be able to make some items if I'm completely out of cooldown components. In that case, you'll have to wait between 1 and 4 days, and might go on a waiting list. That's pretty unlikely, though.
Generally, I sell what few materials I gather on the Auction House. However, if you're having trouble finding specific components on the AH, and I have them, I'll consider selling. That's also rare.
Why do you run this site, if you don't charge for the work you're doing?
I'm trying to set an example for the people online for whom money is everything. It isn't even that important, in the long run. Actually, unlike raiding or questing, the process of setting this example is what makes the game fun, to me at least.
Is it true that you refuse to link any of your professions? If so, why not?
I link specific items to describe the materials, but otherwise, no, I don't. I believe that people should investigate for themselves what they want to buy, and that if I were to simply be another window shop, I'd be hindering, and not helping, the people around me. Also, some people require profession links to prove they're not being cheated. I believe strongly that I shouldn't have to prove anything, that people should trust. That's another reason why I don't.
You don't put the materials for any of your items on this site. How can we find out what components we need to gather, if we want your help?
Adding all the materials for all my items would have taken me months. I suggest you use thottbot.com, as it's an excellent and accurate resource for me. Wowwiki.com also works.
When can we find you online, if we need you to build something?
I'm online at various times, but I've set aside the time between 10 and 11pm Eastern Standard Time for this project. If you catch one of my characters then, I should be able to help you
Enchanting is best done then. Alternatively, we could work via ingame mail, if time is an issue. That'd actually be ideal for me, as well.
What is Bling?
High level Engineers can now build an item called Blingtron 4000, which can be used every four hours. The creature created by it lasts for ten minutes, and will give a gift to anyone who speaks to it, once per day per account. The gift is most useful for characters who haven't maxed out their professions yet, as it has a chance to help with that.
I place my Bling in Orgrimmar's Valley of Strength, at the close of my daily Emporium (11pm EST).
Which of your characters builds what, exactly?
is my primary Alchemist and only Tailor,
does all my Blacksmithing.
is my main Engineer, and does all my secondary skills,
runs all my Enchanting and Jewelcrafting,
handles all my Inscription, and
is my best Leatherworker. The rest are all support characters.
On the lists, if an entry includes #a, or #i, or any letter, it means it can't be done by the main, but can be done by my others.
You can't make everything. If it's not here on the site, where can we go to get help?
is an accomplished tailor with many endgame recipies.
has both old world and endgame enchanting down pat, and
's got blacksmithing pretty much covered. Oh, and I DO have every glyph that can be made, as well as many endgame recipies for other professions. :)
Do you do any other activities that we could find useful ingame?
I have a rogue,
, who can pick locks up to the max you can get so far, and a mage,
, who can Portal people to all portal locations. I also have a lot of experience with horde side quests, and leveling up nearly every class. I'm happy to share what I know. Generally, if you catch me during my Emporium (7-8pm server time, daily), I can help you.
Daemonicus, for the Chimaerok recipe, and for the elementium used for smithing recipes.
Crimsoncow, for various level 70 epic recipes.
Ullu, for a ton of savage leather used for LW recipes.
Loth, Zala, Malix, all my guildies, and the rest of the SGC for their constant support and help. I'm very grateful for all your help, folks :)
There's a large percentage of people out there who will, invariably, take advantage of people, just because they can. The following people made the mistake of taking advantage of me and my guild. I'm not angry at them, but I am disappointed. I hope this list doesn't grow any more than it already has.
Every day before my Emporium, I visit all my characters and create the cooldown items necessary to make just about everything out there. You can pretty much count on me having extras around to help you make things, unless those things are VERY popular.
Jard's Peculiar Energy Source:
10 Ghost Iron Bars, or 20 ore
20 Exotic Leather or 20 Prismatic Scales
Hardened Magnificent Hide:
2 Magnificent Hides
Lightning Steel Ingot:
10 Ghost Iron Bars, or 20 ore
6 Trillium bars, or 60 Ghost Iron Bars, or 120 Ghost Iron Ore. This is my most popular item so far.
Balanced Trillium Ingot:
1 Trillium Bar, or 10 Ghost Iron Bars, or 20 ore
8 Windwool bolts, or 40 Windwool cloth
10 Windwool bolts, or 50 Windwool cloth
8 Embersilk bolts(or 40 cloth), and 30 of any Volatile elemental(or 4 Chaos orbs)
5 Ethereal Shards, or 15 Small Ethereal Shards, or 25 Mysterious Essence, or 125 Spirit Dust
Scroll of Wisdom:
3 Ink of Dreams, or 6 Shadow Pigment, or 15 of any Pandarian Herb(Green Tea Leaf, Silkweed, Snow Lily, Rain Poppy, or Fool's Cap)
Spirit of Harmony:
Since these items can't be made, I've decided to charge 20 gold apiece for them. I wish I didn't have to charge at all, but such is the nature of MoP, I guess.
Typically, I trade these for the mats to make them, so we can ignore time and BoP restrictions. The rest of the items have neither a cooldown nor are BoP, so they're easy to prepare.
As always, if you can't catch me during my Emporium, mail me. I'm happy to do this over the mail system, as well.
Resources and SGC
Audentes Fortuna Juvat
Church of the Dark Mind
Portals of the Nether
The Grey Wolves
Greater Ward of Shielding
Glyph of Sprouting Mushrooms
Banana Infused Rum
Four Senses Brew
Red Winter Clothes
Glyph of Inspired Hymns
Drums of Rage
Glyph of Condensation
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