I never realised that WordPress’s Save Draft button secretly means revert to yesterday’s version. So let’s forget the writing. I’m not writing this post a second time. Sorry. Here’s the picture. And the conclusion: I got Exalted with Ravenholdt.
Here are some facts:
The Glyph of Pick Pocket is your friend
Camouflage is your other friend. Spec it.
Heavy Junkboxes gathered: 1340
Blackrock Depth runs: 24
Lower Blackrock Spire runs: 36
Average length of each run: 11-14 minutes
Junkboxes gathered per run: 17-24
The Blackrock Depths run took me 13 minutes to complete and covers 226 mobs.
The Lower Blackrock Spire run took me 11 minutes to complete and covers 196 mobs.
Both yield about the same amount of Junkboxes per hour. The takings seemed slightly better in BRD but the mobs like to move around a bit there.
Mobs respawn their pockets every 10 minutes. There’s no need to reset your instance.
Glee, Jesus Christ Superstar (the Aussie 1992 version) and Phantom of the Opera were my soundtracks of choice for this grind. Go figure.
You can move out of Pick Pocket range while you’re looting, you won’t miss anything
The game will re-target the Pick Pocket-ed mob while it’s processing loot
You should wait until you hear the *chink* of looting coins until you select your next Pick Pocket target
Checking the contents of the Junkboxes gave me about 50 Star Rubies and 5-10 Uncommon Items. I don’t recommend it.
The Glyph of Pick Lock is your friend (if you decide you just have to check the boxes)
Emptying a box consumes it – that is bad
1 Engineer’s Mailbox lasts 10 minutes
1/3 of the Junkboxes were handed in in 10 minutes
You can disenchant the uncommon item to consume it
Southshore is the closest Alliance mailbox to Ravenholdt Manor
The trip to and from Southshore is 1m 50sec
The second closest Alliance mailbox to Ravenholdt Manor is at Aerie Peak
The trip to and from Aerie Peak is 1m 58 seconds
Alliance characters cannot use the mailbox at Tarren Mill
To travel to Ravenholdt Manor from Dire Maul you need to Fly to Theramore, Boat to Menethil Harbour and fly to Southshore then run north. Takes about 10 minutes.