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Archive for March 22, 2013
As a Saurok, I’ve had a lot of fun leaping around Ihgaluk Crag… that is until I found this pick-up quest The Crumbled Chamberlain. I skipped doing any new quests the first day (as I was already exalted but a new stage had opened up) so I didn’t see what the quest entailed. However, when I went to pick it up the next day, I was in for some angst.
The quest (which starts with the Head of the Chamberlain) requires you to collect the remaining pieces of his statue:
You there! Assist me.
In life I was the Royal Chamberlain for his majesty, the Thunder King. For my dedication, I was condemned to this stone form, forever forced to watch over a portion of his wealth.
Someone has desecrated my glorious body and sent pieces of it across the island. The thought of spending an eternity as nothing more than a head depresses me.
Search the island, recover these pieces and I shall grant you one of his majesty’s treasures.
The first time I did this was a couple of days ago when I was leaping around the crag. I had located the gearbox on top of a cliff and was working my way up to get it when Coolidge had looted it, causing it to despawn. From there, I had to go looking for its next location. To my dismay it was at the top of a nearby cliff. By the time I was working my way up there, it had despawned again. The third location was on a low rock by the shore but as I was about to reach it, someone else had grabbed it.
Blizzard, you got some explainin’ to do!
I figured I would go back to the second location and wait until it respawned again but first, I had to work my way to the top. My mountain climbing (or should I say leaping) skills must be improving as I manoeuvred my way up before too long. However, the wait left a lot to be desired… I was probably waiting 10-15mins before it reappeared at my feet. In that time, Coolidge had managed to find the other three pieces and hand his quest in before my first piece reappeared. I was so close to just dropping it when Cool told me about The Crumble Bundle. All I had to do was complete the quest in 10mins… Psh! Fat chance if it’s on top of one of these cliffs in the Crag.
The next day I tried looking for the quest again as I found the quest earlier on my hunter but didn’t pick it up as I figured I would just complete it on my priest. However, it wasn’t in the same location that I saw it earlier in the Crag. Later that night I read this…
We've pushed an adjustment to "The Crumbled Chamberlain" quest. It'll get picked up on server restart. The pieces will stay put each day. :)
— Dave Kosak (@DaveKosak) March 20, 2013
Hallelujah! It was then that I realised it’s a weekly quest so I decided to do it on my hunter after all. Luckily there were no high cliff locations this time. The only one I had a bit of difficulty with was the one in the new area. Since it was the last piece I needed, I was making pretty good time until that last location. Later that evening, I logged onto my mage to try for the achievement.
Picking up the first three pieces was pretty quick but again, that last piece caused me a lot of grief. Seriously, as a goblin, I had a lot of problems climbing up the rocks. I couldn’t even zoom out that far – all I saw were rocks and niches. How do gnomes and dwarfs do this type of quest normally? As I anticipated, the timer ran out when I was trying to get that fourth piece. So I abandoned the quest to try it again. I even had the hindsight to pick up the quest in the new area since I knew if I could make good time there, the rest would be easy. On my third attempt, I picked up the first piece pretty quickly – all that practice finally paid off. By the time I had all five, I raced down to the cave with a little less than two minutes on the clock.
Here’s Cymre as she discovered the entrance to the cave for the first time.
The new branch of Archaeology has uncovered a number of Mantid dig sites, all within Townlong Steppes and Dread Wastes. Although I think I’ve found my new least favourite dig site…
New Mantid sites aren’t that hard to come by as I flew past a new dig just a couple of days ago. However, the Quartermaster in the Seat of Knowledge can supply you with a Mantid Artifact Sonic Locator for the price of a Restored Artifact. As long as you have the locator in your bag, you’ll only get Mantid digs for the duration of a day (real-time). I was lucky and managed to receive a Pristine Artifact on my second completion. Before long, I uncovered the Sonic Pulse Generator which I was aiming to get for my hunter, directly followed by the Mantid Sky Reaver which I’ve given to my Paladin.
I’m not normally a fan of guns partially due to the sound they make (less addons the better) but I love the sonic pulse that’s released when fired and the only sound you hear is a soft click. Now all I need is a scope!