Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mekgineer's Chopper

And I did it. Got my Mekgineer's Chopper. I got it for considerably less than AH prices (which are hovering around 20K on my server). In total it cost me about 14,000 gold.

The way I did it is simple really. I watched the Auction House for a while and set my eyes on a seller. I figured that person would also be able to craft it. So I contacted them via mail and proposed the following deal: I would pay them the cost of the engineering mats that only engineers can purchase (these are a total of 12,500 gold); I would also supply the necessary Titansteel Bars, Cobalt Bars for the Copper Bolts and Arctic Furs. In addition I would tip them 1000 gold.

They accepted and later contacted me in game, we met, they crafted the Chopper for me, end of story. Here's a breakdown of the costs:

Total + 1000G tip: ~14,500 gold

My advice: it's a lot cheaper to find a nice engineer who's willing to craft this for you for a tip. If I hadn't found someone, I wouldn't have paid the AH premium so in this case everyone is happy: the crafter got 1000G and I got my Chopper.

A few thoughts on the Chopper... The engine rumble is loud to the point of being annoying. I wish there was an option to turn it off. Also, this mount is bound to attract major and sometimes unwanted attention. No sooner had I reached Goldshire (for Noblegarden) that I got whispered by a low level who wanted to pay me to give him 2 rides, one to Eastvale Logging Camp and the other to Moonbrook in Westfall. Um... ok, that's why I got this new ride, to give people rides. As if I don't have better things to do with my time. I told him sorry but no can do.

Now here's a couple of screenshots of my dwarf hunter riding that new trashbucket of his. In the first shot he's trying to climb a tree apparently. In the second, he's being cute with bunny ears. The third shows how totally awesome a dwarf looks on a Chopper!


TB said...

Congratulations on that bad boy! As a tauren, I have to concede that a dwarf who is unable to see over the headlight looks mighty awesome. Sounds like you did it the cost-effective way - if there is a cost-effective way to buy a chopper. Once I'm sitting on plenty of gold I plan to do the same. Just not sure if I would go with the Chopper or the Mammoth. Grats again!

Darth Solo said...

Thanks man! If you like the attention (I don't, really), go for the Chopper. If you like peace and quiet + more utility, go for the Mammoth (though it's more expensive). I saw something very funny the other day: a Tauren on a BE Strider.

Anonymous said...

Total grats: I love how the license plate says PWN.

Darth Solo said...

Thanks! Yeah it's a bit corny but hilarious at the same time.