Still Waiting

Another month has passed and I can honestly say that I’ve spent far too much time collecting those items on the Timeless Isle. I guess you could say I’m a glutton of punishment so I’ll probably keep going until it’s done, whenever that is. Hopefully before the next expansion hits. If only I were joking.

After five weeks, I’ve only been able to knock off two more items from the list. The grub from Gu’chi (which I collected on an alt so didn’t count) and Captain Zvezdan’s Lost Leg, a drop from Rattleskew.

 Captain Zvezdan’s Lost Leg

Now since I don’t need to farm Emperor Shaohao rep any more, it’s one less detour I need to worry about.

Here’s what remains.

and one last battle pet – the Spineclaw Crab which drops from the Monstrous Spineclaw. =/

I may end up like these guys in Conan’s Crypt

Conan's Crypt sitting

On a positive note, I have noticed something new since my Spelurk video. Mushroom stools and Fishing chairs also work!

Mysterious Camel Figurine

If you ever wondered what these camel figurines look like, here’s one I found a while ago. They won’t all give you a chance at the mount though. Most turned into Crumbled Statue Remnants when I touched them. However, this dust I didn’t mind so much – not when it vendors for 25G :P

Mysterious Camel Figurines Pre Patch 4.1

There are 2 item codes for this object:

  1. (50410) – Item turns to dust; and
  2. (50409) – Figurine teleports you to the steam pools in Feralas to kill an elite named “Dormus the Camel Hoarder” with ~225k HP. Once defeated, he’ll drop Reins of the Grey Riding Camel.

I used NPC Scan to find these little suckers. Now back when I found the first 3 earlier in the year they were easily targetable using the addon. Auto targeting the mob with a nice little icon on their head, just like any other rare.

Now after Patch 4.1 this is no longer the case. NPC Scan will still alert you when you’re close enough to the figurine but trying to target the tiny camel from the pop-up will no longer do anything. This was proven a few weeks ago when flying in Uldum, my addon went off. Unfortunately, I had a lot of trouble locating where it was.

Last night, however, I was in the area flying over the Temple of Uldum when NPC Scan went off again. I wasn’t expecting the addon made me jump (it was that loud) but I was determined to find it this time ’round, especially when it was the exact same area as before. Searching the area for the next few minutes offered no success until I tried something which made all the difference. If you turn on friendly nameplates, the figurine will be a lot easier to pick up and by flying fairly low, I was able to pick it up easily.

Mysterious Camel Figurines Post Patch 4.1

As you can see they have a slight sparkle to them but are still very small so easy to miss otherwise.

There seems to be only ONE figurine up at any one time and have read that the spawn rate is between 5 – 22 hours. I’ve managed to see two with 6hrs from one another. It’s been estimated that the spawn ratio is one 50409 per every sixteen 50410. So if you haven’t seen either one yet, that’s a good reason why. Not to mention all the herbalists and miners frequenting the area.

Ruins of Ammon

Ruins of Ammon

Ruins of Ammon - outside wall

Ruins of Ammon – outside wall

Neferset

Neferset

Akhenet Fields

Akhenet Fields

Vir'naal Oasis

Vir’naal Oasis

Vir'naal Oasis on hill

Vir’naal Oasis (on hill)

South of Surveyors' Outpost

South of Surveyors’ Outpost

Schnottz Landing

Schnottz Landing

Orsis

Orsis

Obelisk

Obelisk – this was the lucky one for me

Camel Map

Confirmed spots (see images above)

Hopefully one day soon, I’ll be able to say I was teleported to the Steam Pools and have a nice new mount to show for it… fingers crossed :)

Edit: My persistence finally paid off – Cymre the Camel-Hoarder.

Have… Have We Met?

If you’ve been diligent with The Protectors of Hyjal daily – where a group of four druid (or possibly one familiar NPC) will join you in Sethria’s Roost to help kill the elites – you might have seen all the NPCs needed for the Have… Have We Met? achievement. I must say though, my favourite has to be Nat Pagle. I mean, what’s cooler than a fisherman who travels by turtle and fights with a fishing pole?

Nat Pagle

Hemet Nesingwary

Hemet Nesingwary

Would you imagine Hemet riding anything other than a Wooly Mammoth? He also uses a Red Proto-Drake to fly.

Maximillian of Northshire

This one comes a pretty close second though, not sure what it is but something about him reminds me of Coolidge.

Chromie

Here’s a handy macro to use:

/tar linken
/tar chromie
/tar thassarian
/tar nat pagle
/tar mankrik
/tar hemet nesingwary
/stopmacro [noexists]
/wave

Just delete the relevant line when you manage to find each NPC.

Anyone have a different NPC who has been your favourite?

From Hell’s Heart I Stab at Thee

When Coolidge mentioned that he wanted me to go Shadow and be in my PVE gear I had a few ideas in mind; but when I saw him taking me through the Vashj’ir portal I knew exactly what he was planning. :)

Whale Shark

One thing you will notice when you visit Vashj’ir is that there are several Whale Sharks in the area. We actually tried a couple of different ones before settling on the second one for the achievement. There are two that swim pretty close to each other in the Shimmering Expanse, around Nespirah. We ended up kiting the closer one to the surface since people seem to have the most success with that one. After a few attempts, we managed to get a hold of our resident Master Kiter – Aza for tips and assistance.

Some tricks to use:

  • The kiter must maintain threat on the shark or he will reset;
  • Try to maintain between 6-20 yards of the shark at all times;
  • < 6 yards will result in instant death = reset.
  • > 20 yards = reset.
  • Swimming backwards allows you to stay a pretty consistent distance from the target
  • Maintain the same level with him (actually slightly lower than his body) so you can maintain the same speed throughout.
  • Some mentioned using a range addon for this. We didn’t need it after following the above rules.

Whale Shark KS

Before long we had a new kill and achievement to boot! Who cares that he doesn’t drop any loot…

Thanks Az

Late Night Fishing & Deathwing

Working on my Archaeology and fishing late last night, I decided to head over to Uldum since I still had a couple of fish missing from my fishing achievements. After finding a nice little pool on the Uldum border the whole zone suddenly turned red. Could this be it? I thought…

In general chat people were asking if others noticed a colour change, some said “yes.” When the first person asked “why?” someone mentioned Deathwing. Looking up at the sky, it appeared quite black. These were the 2 colours I was told to look out for if Deathwing was close. I wondered after a minute or so why I was not dead yet, so I finished my cast and ran towards the mainland. I looked up to find you know who. There he was leaving a path of burning flames and not long after that I was dead with a nice little achievement to boot!  :D

It’s true what they say… Don’t stand in the fire ’cause bad things can happen but in this case, I didn’t mind so much :P

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