I'm going for the 600 pet achievement, but I'm also a bit lazy. Motivation can be difficult to find. That said, I thought it was maybe time to start the laborious grind to best friends with Sho from stranger. I started it this morning, and two 30 minute sessions later I have my shiny Red Cricket
The point of this post is to give motivation to the collectors who share my laziness. There is a lot of dark soil going untilled in the heartland of VotFW, it seems like nobody collects these anymore. Each mound drops an item that hands in for 540 rep with bonuses. The Red Cricket grind is a lot less tedious than you may think so get out there!
Couple of additional pointers:
Once you get halfway through the last 3 stages of rep Sho gives a quest that returns a huge amount of rep (over 3k).
If you run out of soil patches ask a friend on another realm for an invite.
Red Cricket has 370 attack at 25...