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Illustrated Guide to a Free Burden of Eternity and Stuff

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , on February 5, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

loknailSo yeah, I always think if I know something EVERYONE must know it already but reading chat on the Timeless Isle I realized that in fact everyone didn’t know this. So while I know YOU know it, someone else might not, so this is for them.

Yes, my Enhancement Shaman lately turned Elemental thought it was time to visit the Timeless Isle. I told her it’s a rough place in iLevel 493 with a handler who is just learning Elemental. Lokkan didn’t care. I thought I’d try to make her look tougher so I mogged her a board with a giant nail poking out of it. There … that should intimidate anyone she comes across. Off we went.

Right off the bat it went like this.

Lokkan 0 Pink Flamingo 1

Okay, maybe some better gear might help. There is a free Burden of Eternity in a chest where it says sneak over here:

maptoburdenIt just takes a little work. If you’re a sneaky Rogue or Druid or a Hunter who can use Camouflage it’s no big deal but if you aren’t sneaky here’s the method my non-sneaky classes use.

spineclawFirst, kill Ancient Spineclaws. Yeah, you can imagine how well that went for her but if you persevere with luck you’ll soon have the most wonderful drop on the Isle. Scuttler’s Shell. This is a wondrous addition to any wardrobe. See Bufo but there are a gazillion frogs between you and his location? Not a problem, just don your shell and walk through them. But I digress. Now that you have your Scuttler’s Shell go visit Ku-Mo and purchase his Golden Glider.

kumoNow fully armed you can do damage to a passing Highwind Albatross to hitch a ride. If you’re a pet class it’s best to dismiss your pet or he might get the ride instead of you.

albatrossrideEnjoy your flight … yeah, really not that enjoyable being hung by your hair high over the ground but you’ll get your revenge. When you reach the lake shown on the map, kill the bird to drop. Just don’t drop on Garnia if he’s up. Could end badly.

importantstepMost important step, put on your shell. Jump and use your glider. I always jump here and have the tower stop me so I can pick up eggs. Then walk around and jump down into the water. After that you just sneak around to the location of the chest. The horrible bad guys won’t see you as long as you don’t run into them.

freeburdenAnd YAY! She got two chests and a free Burden of Eternity which she used on a chest and now she’s a high and mighty iLevel 496. Okay, maybe not so mighty but now she’s no longer a pushover for those damn pink birds. We might learn this elemental thing yet!


Posted in General WoW with tags , , , , , , on November 29, 2013 by tomeoftheancient

controlOkay first, I really do know these guys are all me … on some level. That aside, they really do seem to do their own thing. I am not much of a planner, I’m more spontaneous but in this case I really DID HAVE A PLAN DAMMIT.

Liwu was to be my Engineer, I thought at level 90 she would get set up on the farm and plant Snakeroot Seeds to grow her metal needed for all the great things she’d make for us. About the first thing Liwu did on hitting 90 was don her Timeless Isle gear and set off for … well … The Timeless Isle.

Hey Liwu! Been there, done that! Come back!

Nope, she stayed there beating up the pink Flamingos because that’s about all she could handle. She did AT LEAST keep up with her daily Jard’s Peculiar Energy Source, I guess that’s something. But she made everyone else do her farming. She’s very persuasive, only one she couldn’t charm was Cim the Warlock, no surprise there.

dkfarmerSo, okay. Not what I planned but I guess we’re on track. I can NOT WAIT until she has 30 Jard’s Peculiar Energy Sources and she’ll make me my Sky Golem! It seems I’ve been waiting forever! I know she was about halfway there the other day I should check and see how it’s going.

liwupetOMG LIWU! What did you do! We agreed you’d make my Sky Golem first! We’ll have to start over now.

I always felt Liwu’s temperament was similar to Cat’s but take a look at that screen shot. There’s a definite, “Yeah, so what” look going on there. I should have seen it but I was fooled by all the sweet, cuddly pandaness. I see Cat’s hand in this too, very suspicious Liwu made a battle pet like Pierre first.

She’s not been the only one to go off track. I had absolutely no desire to get to exalted with Emperor Shaohao for the Reins of the Heavenly Golden Cloud Serpent. None.

scuttlersWell now I find out Cim’s been killing a few Ancient Spineclaws every day to get a Scuttler’s Shell so she doesn’t have to bother with the mobs in Firewalker Ruins on her way up to The Blazing Way to kill endless Burning Berserkers for cloth. It started out as cloth grinding and I guess at some point she realized she was getting lots of rep and now she won’t come down. My PLAN had been for Cim to go look into the Proving Grounds finally but … nope.

So it looks like WE ARE getting a Golden Cloud Serpent whether we want it or not and we ARE NOT getting a Sky Golem in fifteen days. I’m not sure what we’re getting in fifteen days.

I’m really, really worried that in fifteen days we will be seeing a Rascal-Bot appear. I just feel it. I’m thinking I’ve got a good 45 more days before there’s any hope of a Sky Golem. There’s no point asking because I really don’t trust that Liwu anymore. I mean I expect devious from the Warlock but a Monk?

I seem to have lost control somewhere … sigh.