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Alani … Painless RNG

Posted in WoW Mounts with tags , , , , , on February 1, 2014 by tomeoftheancient

thunderingI know, I know. Your mileage may vary, but to me this grind was painless RNG. Yeah … last post I was whining about the RNG involved with the Burden of Eternity so I thought about whether there are times when RNG DOESN’T bother me. This was it.

Anyone who has spent time in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms has seen Alani circling high above in her shroud of protection. To pierce that shield you’ll need to collect 10 skyshards that drop from a variety of mobs but mostly those in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Nothing still in the game has a drop rate above 1%. They are very, very rare drops.

I found a comment I made on WoW Rare Spawns on December 10, 2012. At that point I had two skyshards. Yesterday the tenth dropped. Took me about a year. When you’ve collected ten skyshards you fuse them to make a Sky Crystal that you use to remove Alani’s protection and she becomes targetable.

Sasche did the honors as I think she collected the highest number of skyshards, it’s an easy fight and best of all the Reins of the Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent are a guaranteed drop. GUARANTEED. That is painless RNG to me. When I tired of beating up Mogu I’d quit for a few months. Lately the thought of approaching Warlords made me feel that perhaps now was the time to take care of business.

Sasche and Cim are taking sea sickness tablets so they can ride around on their new mount. I hate to harsh their mellow but they are going to have to find a way other than Mogu to collect cloth now. Which could mean … THE FARM. Yeah, Warlocks think they’re above manual labor. They aren’t going to like it. Maybe I’ll give them one more day to savor their new mount before I break the news. It’s down on the farm for them.

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