Blizzard’s Revenge or Beware Kittys!

highwingI was vaguely aware there were birds on The Timeless Isle that would pick you up but didn’t get around to investigating until I received the quest, Rolo’s Riddle. For the final step of this quest a ride to an inaccessible place was in order. I have to what? I have to kill an albatross to land? Very funny Blizzard. Some kind of payback for our whining?

Little did I know how much punishment Cat was to receive. But first, I found Mossgreen Lake to be an easy pickup spot. He’ll come low enough for you to do some damage so he’ll stop and pick you up. Kind of 45.50ish. The bad part was when he picked Cat up she turned from Cat to Caster, not good as to get him to drop you you’ve got to kill him. In caster form she’d have a hard time killing a critter.

I fly up to the Red Lake where the final riddle to complete the quest is located and she cannot kill him. She’s out of mana and he’s barely scratched. Now she beats on him a while. Trouble is there’s so much time between her melee hits he keeps moving in between. Now he’s moved out of water dropage range. I finally hearthed to get off him.

Hmm … now I know why people were arriving in the lake area with half-dead birds. A lesson learned. Next flight she hopped, she beat him down way before arriving at the lake so that when she arrived she had regenerated her mana and could kill him in the desired location. Yay! Success! Even get an achievement for it!

Now that I had the whole process down I couldn’t seem to let it go. I hopped another flight and managed to tame a rare Skywisp Moth, a battle pet who frequents those high peaks. Took another ride looking for Sturdy Chests and just sightseeing.

So overall, after a rocky start I really enjoyed my flights. Still kinda waiting to see what form that bad luck from killing an albatross might take though.

gamblingOh! That might be it! I wasn’t going to mention it but Cat’s developed a gambling addiction. That darn Master Kukuru suckers her into that cave every time she gets a little ahead on the coins. They burn a hole in her pocket. And she’s not lucky. Usually spends 500 coins and the box contains 100 coins. Not a good exchange rate. I’ve told her but it’s like she’s possessed. Can’t stop. She’s got the luck of an albatross killer.

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25 Responses to “Blizzard’s Revenge or Beware Kittys!”

  1. Thank you so much for this – I could not figure it out, and now I know if I had I would have died a horrible death. Oh, and I enjoy the slot machines at Master Kukuru’s too, er, rather keys and chests. Now if only he had cute cocktail waitresses and free drinks, I would stay there all day. Haven’t gotten anything other than a few more coins and Burden of Eternity: I’m waiting for the big payoff – Bonkers.

  2. Haha same thing happened to me with my feral druid. Poor girl was just hitting that bird with her staff…was kind of embarrassing. lol

    Grats on your achievement!! :D

  3. That has really helped me – I had heard you could get a ride on an albatross but didn’t know where to go or how to do it. Sounds like fun once you get the hang of it!

    • Oh good! It really is fun once I learned to prep my bird for the final destination. I try not to get him too close to death as Horde attack him sometimes as I fly by and I don’t want to land prematurely!

  4. The worst I’ve had out of those caches is 1 coin back but that was on the PTR. Congrats on the riddle, I love those treasure hunts.

  5. I spent most of my flight trying to figure out which bit of me he had in his beak. In the end I went for hair but still not 100 percent sure. I think it would have been cooler if it was once you’d taken an albatross taxi that you got access to the ghost ship in general but the trinket in particular.

  6. I did wonder what these birds were for – thank you! I need to get on with some achievement hunting I think… I’ve just been running around gambling (not unlike you!) and killing turtles. Still, it’s all fun though, right??

  7. “Albatross! Albatross!”

    “How much?”

  8. Thanks so much for pointing out that you could beat on them a bit before you got where you wanted them. Helped me so much when I went to get up there on my prot paladin. No longer ended up over shooting things because it took me too long to beat it down. :)

    • I’m glad it helped! I figured there must be other classes that would have the same problem. I saw you got your Burden of Eternity when I read Godmother’s post. Congratulations! My druid got hers but she’s sneaky, need to try it now with my Warlock who’s not so sneaky, lol!

  9. Took me a while to figure that one out too, and I’ve blown every coin I’ve got on keys for the gambling chests hoping to get that stupid monkey pet.

  10. I found that on both servers I grabbed that albatross taxi on, the opposite faction was so intent on making me into a bloody coin that I could easily dispatch the bird when I got to where I was going. I have to thank that nasty orc shaman on Borean Tundra for dropping me off the bird seconds before a rare spawned, netting me one of those armor token upgrade thingys.

    Oh, and yeah, that monkey with all the treasure boxes? I think I lost about one key worth of coins after buying 6, so I think I’m doing good. Now that I know there is a chance for that armor upgrade, I’ll be over there a little more, spending my herb and skin coins :)

    • LOL! You don’t know how much I was thinking, “Come on Horde, hit the bird, hit the bird, help me out!” I only got one or two half-hearted hits on my bird so far.

      I’m trying to have her save up 50,000 for the trinket first, then I’ll let her lose in that cave again!

  11. Roo the Hunter Says:

    So Blizzard has gone full circle “give 500 coins for a key”. The Chinese company ZT Online is notorious for this, except they exchange real money for these keys.

    Here is an interesting article – (yes, it looks to be safe – at least no submarine warning sounds went off on me)

    http://www.cracked.com/article_18461_5-creepy-ways-video-games-are-trying-to-get-you-addicted.html

    here is part of it –
    The Chinese MMO ZT Online has the most devious implementation of this I’ve ever seen. The game is full of these treasure chests that may or may not contain a random item and to open them, you need a key. How do you get the keys? Why, you buy them with real-world money, of course. Like coins in a slot machine.

    Wait, that’s not the best part. ZT Online does something even the casinos never dreamed up: They award a special item at the end of the day to the player who opens the most chests.

    Now, in addition to the gambling element, you have thousands of players in competition with each other, to see who can be the most obsessive about opening the chests. One woman tells of how she spent her entire evening opening chests–over a thousand–to try to win the daily prize.

    She didn’t. There was always someone else more obsessed.

    Sound familiar? Should, spend 500 coins for a key…. or battle pets or a legendary cloak ! :D

  12. Roo the Hunter Says:

    oh, an’ on killing the albatross – “I wouldn’t”. I am not sure where Blizzard is going these days, but it sure looks like they are pulling out all stops to trouce on what people believe in or not believe. Makes me wonder if the government is somehow involved to change how our beliefs – skinner box.

    • My husband walked by and was appalled when I told him I was killing my albatross, but then he always thinks it’s awful I’m killing anything. Even my cries of, they will kill me don’t change his mind.

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