Well once my partner in crime, Wildark, saw how handily my 70 rogue acquired the Green Winter Clothes recipe, he immediately proposed that we try to get it for our actual Tailoring toon – Fimbulwinter. Only problem? Fimbulwinter is a 37 mage. Personally, I saw no way to achieve this. Even if we use the disguise and waltz right past a bunch of Horde players, how is a level 37 going to avoid the guards? Luckily Wildark had a plan.
He had me concoct 2 Invisibility Potions, 2 Free Action Potions, 2 Healing Potions and 2 Swiftness Potions. I told him he would never be able to use them all due to the Global Cooldown, but he wanted them anyway. Ok, I guess this is worth a shot. I gave him the good Invisibility Potions, which meant I had to farm a few Ghost Mushrooms, but I hoped it would be worth it.
We went on this mission immediately after the 70 stealth run, since it was now 4am server time and I figured Fimbulwinter would need the advantage even more than Krystella did. A bonus for us was that a big Horde guild had decided to raid Ironforge earlier that evening and apparently the Alliance had retaliated on Thunder Bluff and the Undercity. So the Horde players were a bit distracted by the ruckus and we were taking advantage of it, heheh.
This time I let Wildark take the driver’s seat, since Fimbulwinter is his toon. In a crisis situation I knew that I would not be able to operate a mage effectively and hoped that he would. We took the same route to Orgrimmar, including the pit stop at the Costume-izer. I was a bit concerned about the Invisibility Potions for this mission though, because you can’t see the mobs around you. Which makes it hard to avoid running right through them and such, but I guess it’s better than nothing. Nevertheless, he arrived outside the city, quaffed the Invisibility Potion, then booked it inside.
Halfway through the tunnel, the Invisibility wore off and a guard immediately attacked. He then popped a Swiftness Potion followed by a Health Pot and kept running while three more guards joined the fray. Next he Blinked and got ahead of the pack, but two more guards jumped in. Finally he died about 15-20 feet from the vendor.
Fimbul did a corpse run back inside and positioned himself to Resurrect on top of the vendor. As soon as he popped up, he quickly purchased the recipe. Meanwhile more guards had already spotted him from afar and were closing in on him again. He popped his Ice Block in hopes of firing off a Blink after, but that didn’t work out and he died again. Amusingly enough, two Winter Veil Commoners pounced on him during the Ice Block, and were madly pummeling him with their fists. After the second death, with recipe in hand, Fimbulwinter rezzed at the graveyard and ported back to safety.
I’m sure a level 70 mage could do better than this, since they have their own Invisibility to add to the use of potions. They also have ice shields and other neato tricks I know nothing about. Even so, this should give hopes to other folks who are desperate for the Green Winter Clothes recipe. Now is the time! Go for the Gusto! If a level 37 squishie can do it — you can too!!
Once again, digital photographic evidence complete with red-eye reduction (click for full size image):
Wildark felt that it would be undisputed proof of his deed if we took the screenie in Stormwind with the Royals. This way you can see that they are Friendly to him and not trying to beat him to a pulp.