The Thorium Brotherhood is a faction from the original WoW game, and it used to be really tedious and expensive to get. Some people on Wowhead used to suggest that this rep should have been part of the Insane in the Membrane grind.

Except now it is both easy and worthwhile to take a little bit to get this reputation to at least Revered.

A lot of people in the blogosphere have discussed this, but the reason you want Thorium Brotherhood reputation is simple: +22 Intellect to weapon. Back when heirloom weapons were first introduced, the ideal enchants for the caster weapons were Spellpower or Healing Power. But with class mechanics changes from patch 4.0 forward, the +22 Int enchant is now the Best in Slot enchant for caster heirlooms. (Or casters in the 19 or 29 twink bracket.)

So, how do you get this reputation? There are two methods, and I'll discuss them both, as well as how to get the formula once you have the needed rep!

read on... )

Enjoy your shiny new heirloom enchant!
I haven't been updating a lot lately, sorry! I've been doing a lot of rep grinding. Lots and lots of rep grinding. And dying in Zul'Gurub. Lots of dying in Zul'Gurub.

I finally finished up Honor Hold, which means I'm hopping back out of the primal elements market. I am fine with this, because I really do not need to run Heroic: Shattered Halls any more. Ever.


So you're grinding Steamwheedle Cartel rep, you poor poor person )


In other, more exciting news, my enchanter is finally to 425 skill. You know what that means...


Get down with your bad self, little worgen priest. Get down.


That's right. Awwww yeah, it's time to get on the proper Obsidium Shuffle train. Updates on that in the future.

Chocolate Cookies are still selling well. I've been selling a lot of fairly low profit margin, but still profitable, Hardened Elementium Bar. I also swam my mage down to Booty Bay, and am actually doing okay for myself selling Alliance vendor pets to the Horde. (And, slightly depressingly, Alliance.) I haven't really started in on cooking recipes apart from the Roasted Moongraze Tenderloin yet, but I should.

I'm also starting to consider taking a day or two out of my Life-to-Air transmute schedule to transmute Fire in order to stock up for 4.2. We shall see.
Some people collect mounts or companion pets, but I'm a rep grinding tabard collector. Right now I'm going back and working on a lot of the Burning Crusade dungeon reps. A lot of gold blogs talk about the ~gold-making mindset~. That means that even when you're doing things other than camping the auction house, you're thinking about how you could be making more gold while you're doing this. The really basic version of having a gold-making mindset is getting the biggest bags you can afford, setting up an alt just to do your banking, and turning on auto-loot.

Here are some more tips I've picked up. Some are rep-specific, others are more general.

General Tips )

More Specific Tips, mostly Outland factions. )
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