See You in Gorgrond

See You in Gorgrond

After a certain tweet about a name change to my NPC yesterday, I was looking to see if my character’s name had changed on WoWHead and was so excited to see a pinned location in Gorgrond. OMG! I had to log in and see her for myself. The good news is, she’s pretty close to Beastwatch – your outpost location for the zone. From there, all you have to do is head southeast to the Overlook Ruins.

Cymre Brightblade feature

When you talk to her, she says:

This land is rich with treasure and adventure, and I’m not going to miss any of it.

However, I could spare some time to show you a few of my artifacts in action, if you prove yourself. Come back when you’ve mastered the pets of Draenor.

<This battle pet trainer requires a level three Pet Menagerie in your garrison>

Whoa, a level three menagerie requires the following:

  • Town Hall (Level 3) – which is only available at max level
  • Draenic Pet Battler – Win 1000 pet battles in Draenor to obtain the Level 3 menagerie blueprint

Edit: It seems this will change in the next build:

I love the fact that her pets are just pottering around and she even has a tent, some archaeology tools and artifacts lying around. It makes me wonder what her speech options will be though.

Her team consists of a mechanical, undead and magic pet, just like the archaeology and enchanting lookalikes but even though the lantern threw me at first, it seems to be a unique archaeological find of mine, err hers.

Gyrexle, the Eternal MechanicLaunch Rocket, Railgun, Repair
Idol of DecayDark Rebirth, Swarm of Flies, Rot
Wishbright LanternArcane Blast, Illuminate, Wish

Looks like a pretty nasty team but I’m up for the challenge. How about you?

Any of this could change before the release but in the meantime, check out the video.

The Crystal Jewel

The Crystal Jewel

The other day, I was reminded of a recent visit to Questacon, our National Science and Technology Centre where my favourite exhibit involved swapping a rather large jewel with a bag of sand.

Sense-a-Swap

Swap a ‘diamond’ sitting on a pressure sensor with a bag of sand, so you don’t wake the statue

Much like the Indiana Jones movie, the skull (or in this case, diamond) was sitting on a pressure sensitive plate so you can see the similarities.

crystal skull

I admit I had to try this a couple of times but I’m happy to report I emerged victorious.

swap jewel

Meanwhile, it seems my NPC is getting a name change to something more fitting for a Blood Elf. Too bad I can’t just be an anomaly. :P

Riches of Pandaria

Riches of Pandaria

When I first played through the beta, I was never able to loot the Ancient Pandaren Tea Pot due to the high level of phasing so when the achievement came out, I knew I would be one item shy from completing the Riches of Pandaria. Thankfully, this was no longer an issue after the addition of patch 5.1. Here’s the series you’ll need to compete:

As usual, each artifact may only be looted once per character – although only 18 are needed for credit. You will come across a number of these objects as you level through the zones but if you’re unsure of the status at this stage of the expansion, the following macro can help you determine if a certain object has already been looted:

/run print(IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(XXXXX))

where ‘XXXXX’ refers to the flag quest number of each item you’re checking. If the result comes back as 1, it means you’ve already looted that object on that given character as opposed to a ‘nil’ result, meaning you’re still eligible to see and loot the item.

OBJECT LOOT FLAG # IMAGE
The Jade Forest
Ancient Pandaren Tea Pot

26.2, 32.4
Ancient Pandaren Tea Pot 31400 FLAG Pandaren-Tea-Pot
Lucky Pandaren Coin

31.9, 27.8
Lucky Pandaren Coin 31401 FLAG Lucky-Pandaren-coin-tn
Pandaren Ritual Stone

23.5, 35.0
Pandaren Ritual Stone 31404 FLAG Pandaren-Ritual-Stone
Ship’s Locker (at this location) Gold 31396 FLAG Ships-Locker
Valley of the Four Winds
Virmen Treasure Cache

23.8, 28.5
Gold 31405 FLAG Virmen Treasure Cache
Saurok Stone Tablet

68.6, 7.60
Saurok Stone Tablet 31408 FLAG Saurok-Stone-Tablet
The Veiled Stair
The Hammer of Folly

75.1, 76.4
The Hammer of Folly 31428 FLAG Hammer-of-Folly-tn
Kun-Lai Summit
Ancient Mogu Tablet

64.2, 45.2
Ancient Mogu Tablet 31420 FLAG Ancient Mogu Tablet
Hozen Treasure Cache

49.5, 59.4
Gold 31414 FLAG Hozen-Treasure-Cache-tn
Lost Adventurer’s Belongings

36.7, 79.8
Gold 31418 FLAG Lost Adventurer's Belongings
Rikktik’s Tiny Chest

52.6, 51.5
Rikktik’s Tick Remover 31419 FLAG Rikktik's-Tiny-Chest-tn
Statue of Xuen

72.0, 33.9
Statue of Xuen 31416 FLAG Statue-of-Xuen
Stolen Sprite Treasure

59.5, 52.9
Gold 31415 FLAG Stolen Sprite Chest
Terracotta Head

57.8, 76.3
Terracotta Head 31422 FLAG Terracotta Head
Townlong Steppes
Abandoned Crate of Goods

62.8, 34.1
Gold 31427 FLAG Abandoned-Crate-of-Goods-tn
Amber Encased Moth

65.8, 86.1
Amber Encased Moth 31426 FLAG Amber Encased Moth
Fragment of Dread

Inside Niuzao Catacombs
(34.9, 63.1)
Fragment of Dread 31423 FLAG Fragment-of-Dread
Hardened Sap of Kri’vess

53,9, 58.4
Hardened Sap of Kri’vess 31424 FLAG Hardened-Sap

The remaining list of objects do not seem to count towards any of the achievements but are still a great source of XP and gold. It’s no wonder these were one of my favourite ways to level myself to 90.

ZONE OBJECT LOOT FLAG # IMAGE
The Jade Forest Chest of Supplies

24.63 53.27
Gold 31864 FLAG Chest of Supplies
Offering of Remembrance

46.3, 80.7
Gold & Chastised 31865 FLAG Offering-of-Rememberance
Stash of Gems

62.4, 27.5
Gems & Gold 31866 FLAG Stash-of-Gems
Valley of the Four Winds Boat-Building Instructions

92.0, 39.0
Boat-Building Instructions 31869 FLAG Boat-Building-Instructions-tn
Cache of Pilfered Goods

43.5 37.4
Rare Neckpiece 31406 FLAG Cache of Pilfered Goods
The Veiled Stair Forgotten Lockbox

54.6, 72.6
Gold 31867 FLAG Forgotten Lockbox
Krasarang Wilds Stack of Papers

52.1, 73.4
Stack of Papers 31863 FLAG Stack-of-Papers-tn
Kun-Lai Summit Mo-Mo’s Treasure Chest

44.0, 73.0
Gold 31868 FLAG Mo-Mo Chest
DIY Robot

DIY Robot

Have you noticed the new fluff items from your daily Blingtron Package lately? A Steamy Romance Novel may be old news to some but the Blingtron Heart Key is certainly new. Then that got me thinking… along the lines of finding all sorts of treasures around Pandaria, what if we could find random body parts, kind of like piecing the Crumbled Chamberlain together and make our own robots but each piece had a random chance to be a different colour or design – like one could be a bionic arm or some other unique feature.

Blingbot

Maybe one design could look like Blingtron or Jeeves or possibly a new design but you couldn’t see what kind of robot you had until you had all the pieces.

Crumbled

The Crumbled Chamberlain

I imagine my robot to be a companion like the Argent Gruntling who can sell, trade or access your bank. Maybe even loot stuff like the Fetch glyph for Hunters or Helpful Wikky’s Whistle. On the other hand, imagine if we had a portable hand-in for all those archaeology artifacts without having to go back to the Seat of Knowledge every day. If that’s the case, handing in those pristine items could open up a holographic dialogue of sorts letting us know more about the item we’ve discovered.

I don’t know, maybe I just have Archaeology on the brain but finding all those Lost Treasures and Riches of Pandaria injected a new kind of excitement I’ve been missing for a long time. By the way, if you’re in the market for creating your own shirts, check out this T-Shirt Printing site.

The Evolution of Cymre Jones

By now, many of you have followed my Cymre Jones adventures which have been a lot of fun to share. At first it was really just an natural progression of my love of Archaeology as I adopted the surname that brought Harrison Jones to the game.

Cymre Jones

Over time, as her experiences grew and interests diversified, she thrived on finding new artifacts and treasures across all the zones of Pandaria. As a reflection of this, her attire began to incorporate some of these new additions.

Temple entrance

Some time later, I wanted to go for a slightly more feminine approach dropping the vest for good.

Cymre Croft

But with more Lara Croft and less Harrison Jones in mind, I had a good look at what I would like as her ‘ideal’ outfit (which has no armour limitations) so the shared topic I suggested last year would follow my latest selection rather than the one I suggested for the post. I’m not sure if her title quite fits now either but a lot of NPCs don’t have titles anyway.

Cymre Jones-Croft

So here she is – my would-be NPC in-game. There’s no harm in wishing is there?

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