Novelty

Weather Stones

Trial and Error

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It’s been a while since I’ve written any trial and error posts but since I’ve been playing around with some of the items in my bag recently, I’ve come across some interesting things.

Falling Flame with levitate

Did you know that casting levitate with Falling Flame causes you to keel over like you have an acute case of appendicitis? Better than dying when you hit the ground (short of using a goblin glider or one from the isle vendor). I usually land in the water so I wasn’t aware of any falling damage that was enough to kill you so this time I levitated to test the effect.

After landing in the ocean, I flew up to one of the peaks overlooking Firewalker Ruins and used all four weather stones while waiting for that yaungol to spawn.

As you can see, each one adds to the others until you get to the sunset stone. I couldn’t see any change for the last one but I didn’t mind since you generally see a sunset anyway.

It’s still a great way to break the monotony of an isle frozen in time.

 
Monstrous Spineclaw spawn

Flaming Mushan

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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?

Ash-Covered Horn-scared

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.

Ash-Covered-Horn-shell

Here’s where I am right now:

Monstrous Spineclaw spawn

It’s just a matter of time, luck and lots of Scuttler’s Shells. Shame they only stack 10 at a time.

Krol the Blade

Bottomless Bag

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It’s certainly taking a lot of time and effort to complete this achievement (and not from lack of trying) but I’m glad to see so many have charges – like Falling Flame. The ability to have some fun while not having to worry about indefinite bag space is fantastic although I still find myself holding onto 11x Path of Cenarius charges from a previous expansion so I’m really looking forward to those Toy Box changes.

Among other things, I’ve been farming the Elixir of Ancient Knowledge from both Krol the Blade and the Archiereus of Flame but since Krol is a lot easier to kill than Archiereus, you’ll find he’s a pretty popular target to camp. I would often take a detour between Wastewalker Shu and the Pandaren Burning Spirit so on the number of occasions I’ve been able to kill him in the past, I’ve never seen his unique drop.

Krol the Blade

The other day I happened to spot him while no one else was around so I swooped in for the kill. About halfway through, another player showed up so I’m glad I was faster by ~10secs. When I went loot his body I was relieved to finally see the item after so many kills. I may or may not have done a fist pump.

This makes 10 more to go:

I’d like to think I can get the last ten items before WoD but that’s just wishful thinking at this rate. After seeing the last few items going to another group member, I suspect setting the loot to FFA would not be the answer.

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