A few days ago, I saw the Shado-Pan Geyser Gun making the rounds across several blogs starting from Rades, then Navi and a couple of others. The hardest thing for me was to queue for an LFR and then wait for the queue to the Forgotten Depths to pop (if you don’t have access to a raid lock). Luckily for me, I zoned in on the way to Ji-Kun so I just had to wait for a kill. From there you can use a feather to go through the red portal above you. This will take you back to the bottom of the drain. After that you will need to work your way back to Tortos’ room so you can access the geysers on the top platform. Don’t worry, it’s easy to make your way back by using several geysers – one as you first step through the portal and a couple at the end of Tortos’ room.
This is where the fun begins… or angst depending on how good you are at geyser-jumping. The trick is to turn your body in the direction you want to be shot or you may end up overshooting the platform and lose your stacks entirely. You will have a couple of seconds to readjust your position between each jump and I was able to use my speed boost with body and soul if I felt the need. The aim is to jump from geyser to geyser while maintaining your stacks of Spray Water until you reach the maximum of 250.
As you progress, your body will start to glow:
25 = left foot
50 = right foot
100 = left hand
175 = right hand
250 = full body starts glowing and pulses every few secs with snowflakes falling from your body
It’s too bad there’s no achievement when you reach the maximum number of stacks but at least you get the gun in the mail. Here’s the letter you receive with it.
The Shado-Pan have been watching your
progress through Lei Shen’s Throne of
Thunder and were astounded by your
ninja-like geyser-jumping abilities in the
We are working on weaponizing geyser
technology in an attempt to turn Lei
Shen’s thunderous powers against him.
I’ve included a prototype modification
of the Shado-Pan Dragon Gun. It just
seems fair that you be the first to use it!
–Taoshi of the Shado-Pan
So if you plan to pick this up, allocate at least 15mins to get it done. Although if you’re like me, you’ll need more than that. It probably didn’t help that I was on the wireless (in bed) when I tried my attempts though.
Here’s the video, as promised, Luxy.