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Over the last few days, I’ve been able to knock two more dungeon achievements off the list. First we headed into the Siege of Niuzao Temple so I could complete Run with the Wind which was quite fun to complete. Then today we tried The Obvious Solution in Shado-Pan Monastery before I remembered a post from Warcraft Less Traveled about the Shrine of the Unseen Force.
I admit it was quite tricky getting to the island with the shrine, especially for a non-engineer. I thought I would be ok using levitate but after finding an invisible wall on top of the tiger statue outside the Sha of Hatred’s room, I decided to try a different location but it wasn’t much better. Having so much trouble getting to the shrine while Cool casually glided over to the island made me want to switch to engineering right that minute.
On the Timeless Isle, I often take a running mounted jump off from the top of Ordon’s Sanctuary towards the Blazing Path, sadly it didn’t quite work on top of the tiger’s head or on top of one of the close pillars. I ended up floating down to the rock just under the level I needed to reach the shrine. After a few more attempts, I levitated down before Cool rescued me from the rock with his two-seater mount.
Apart from the shrine, we found two stealthing assassins which only had this line to say.
Clicking on the Shrine of Unseen Force will give you a buff which increases your chance to hit by 90%. This is particularly handy for the Hate Leads to Suffering achievement where you have to defeat Taran Zhu after every party member has accumulated full hatred via Haze of Hate. Cool and I completed the achievement over a year ago with our tank and heals combo but for fresh 90s this may be a desirable buff to have.
About 10 minutes before server maintenance, I hearthed back to Org to make it official. Goodbye enchanting… hello engineering.
Looks like I’ll be pretty busy tomorrow.
If you need to get somewhere fast on the Timeless lsle, I can think of two viable and fun options – provided you have the necessary items. One requires the Falling Flame drop from Cinderfall although it’s a little unreliable like a piece of gnomish engineering. You may just find yourself shooting backwards rather than forwards as I found out quite recently.
I was curious to see how close I could get to Jakur’s spawn spot so when I was ready to leave my spineclaw farming spot, I shot off in what I thought was a good starting point.
Earlier today I was ecstatic to see the Ash-Covered Horn drop from the High Priest of Ordos. It even popped up as group loot which isn’t always the case but summons a very, very fast mushan. Technically it’s not a mount but can be used indefinitely as long as you have it in your bag unlike the Tuft of Yak Fur dropped by the Ironfur Steelhorn.
The horn gives you a Furious Ashhide Mushan buff allowing you to travel at 275% movement speed for 20secs. With only a 1min CD and no charges, you can have quite a bit of fun with it although you can only use it on the Timeless Isle. At least you can steer and unclick the buff to stop but why would you want to?
If you look closely, you’ll notice her hands in a defensive position as she protects her head from impending damage (or saddle). Nothing a turtle helmet can’t fix though, provided you don’t need to see where you’re going.
Here’s where I am right now:
- Ordon Death Chime – Drop from Flintlord Gairan
- Warning Sign – Drop from Jakur of Ordon
- Spineclaw Crab – Drop from Monstrous Spineclaw
It’s just a matter of time, luck and lots of Scuttler’s Shells. Shame they only stack 10 at a time.
When you spend so much time on a certain little isle, it’s doesn’t take much to break the monotony so after killing countless rock giants between Jakur of Ordon spawns, I had the sudden urge to kite one into the mysterious den. My worst case scenario had him stomping and throwing boulders only as far as the entrance so I was happy to see him follow me inside.
The things you do to amuse yourself when it’s late and you’re alone.
I’ve had a number of individuals helping me kill these giants on occasion so I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them now in addition to LightPali and Kamelle for their buffs and pokes when AFK at a spawn spot.
Cool and I headed back into Stormstout Brewery to complete Hopocalyspe Now! but had to reset the mobs after misjudging the number. We waited until we had a pretty painful number (at least for Cool) before stomping the crap out of them.
We walked out with an achievement and a broken shield on Cool’s part so I appreciate his effort even more.
Let me end this post with a bit of eye candy from Cool’s latest creation which illustrates my enjoyment and elation whenever I see an Ogre Pinata.
Keep an eye out for more Cool doodles in the future.