When Blizzard announced during the Wrath of the Lich king expansion that there would be motorcycles to be crafted a collective squeal of glee passed along the frozen tundra.
Engineering, who had been the red headed step child of warcraft professions received a big boost in crafting proficiency. Players could order to have the Mechano-hog or Mekgineer's Chopper crafted for them. I still keep one of these on the AH for the occasional sale.
Well, if you recently just crawled from under your tax deadlines and read on MMO-champion you saw that Blizzard has sanctioned Paul Junior Designs to make two different types of choppers. One for the Alliance and one for the Horde. The contest has stated that whichever design wins, then that bike will be put into the game for the faction.
This could easily be a good thing for players who feel left out. Older mounts become forgotten if they are out of the limelight. The hogs that are currently available are still relatively expensive to craft and purchase. Ranging from 16k to 25k many players who look at seeing these the price tag and get some type of sticker shock.
So I have already started to collect extra materials to be able to craft more of these when the demand starts to pick up. If you have forgotten the materials you need to collect:
40 Handful of Colbalt bolts
2 Artic Fur
The rest of the items are BOP in the K3 port in Storm Peaks area. Don't forget that some of these BOP parts can be skinned from Flame Leviathan if you have an engineer at the party.
Titansteel no longer as a transmute timer attached so it can be crafted as long as you have the materials. To make the Titansteel you need
3 Titanium Bars
1 Eternal Fire
1 Eternal Earth
1 Eternal Shadow
The most difficult item to obtain from this are the Eternal Fires. If you have some extra Frozen Orbs you can purchase them from Frozo the Rennowned in Dalaran. Farming them is also possible with multiple areas having mobs that they can be farmed. Here is an article written that shows some good points as well as tips on farming these elements. Here
If for some reason you do not have the pattern yet, then it also becomes easy to obtain. Just have your engineer to profession level 450. Grind up your Horde Expedition reputation to exalted and then purchase the pattern. Basically, you will be finishing the quests that are in the Wrath of the Lich King area and then working through the dailies surrounding the entire continent. Remember the word easy is very questionable from time to time.
If you don't want to go through all of these static, you can find a friend who has the pattern and split the profits with them. They might have even forgotten they have the pattern and don't want to take the chance on crafting one unless someone else puts up the money.
The World of Warcraft version of hogs can be an exciting item to sell. Hopefully this new Blizzard contest will add some noise about older mounts that can be crafted. Adding more of that good good gold right into our greedy goblin hands.
If you want to see the video for the first installment of the Azerothian Choppers series here it is
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