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So I jumped in and played patch 5.4 this evening, what did I get up to?What I did in 2 hours
When you first arrive on the Island prepare to witness the senseless slaughter of turtles, why this was happening I never found out, but I endulged in 20 minutes of free skinning nonetheless.
Moving further into the Island you’ll hit a hub of sorts, there is one quest giver but I decided to go off on my own, if you like beer and noodles you’ll love this place cus’ you encounter NPC after NPC trying to flog you that stuff.
There is one thing you’ll want horde while on this island and that is “timeless coins”, you’ll earn these by doing almost anything on the Island, Killing mobs, collecting crystals and best of all finding chests, the Island is littered with literally dozens of these chests, smaller ones are on daily respawn timers and larger ones on weekly. Also in the chests (more so the bigger ones) will be high level PvE gear (iLvl 490’ish), gearing those who have not done much raiding for the siege of orgrimmar raid.
So what do you do with the timeless coins? I found just one NPC selling items those these were novelty items, currently you’ll mainly spend your coins gambling, you’ll run across a monkey fella in a cave who will sell you a key for 500 coins (500 rather easy to come by), you can then open one of the chests around him in hopes for some epics. It’s strangely addictive and you’ll be back just as soon as you have 500 coins again.
Flying is disabled on this Island (yay), so this jumping puzzle of sorts was a welcome addition I was lead to believe there was a chest at the end of it but either I was lied to or I missed the spawn.
The basic mobs on the Island are all rather tough, plenty of level 91 mobs who hit harder than you'd expect, there are also several rare spawns though I only saw them in corpse form.
You only have access to half of the Island at the moment, currently if you’re not a mage your journey ends at this broken bridge. Mages can use slow fall to span the gap. pffft.
I wish my server had a good alliance population because this place is ripe for some classic PVP group action. I do not believe my server has been enabled for the new virtual realm stuff, Blizzard said they’ll first roll it out to a small number of servers to make sure nothing goes wrong so here’s hoping it happens soon.
It appears there is only a few things to do on the Island at the moment, but I could have easily missed things - I did see other players with NPC's following them, I saw players flying on giant seaguls (well they were being carried in their beacks) and there are those big boss mobs I didn't have time to investigate. I guess I just need to spend more time on the Island.