Timeless Isle, are we still visiting it on a daily or weekly basis? WoW Insider asked the question as a breakfast topic over the weekend and the figures are shown below at the time of writing.
I'm still farming it every day. Must. Have. Coins.
Not as much as I used to, but I'll still camp some rares.
I just do the weekly quest for the valor points.
I'm done with the Timeless Isle.
To be quite honest the choice of answers was not very well thought through for instance, "Not as much as I used to, but I'll still camp some rares." - 32% answered yes which in my opinion is just madness to visit for Rare bashing.
The answers should have been more like this
- Farming every day for Rep
- Occasional visit whilst waiting for LFR or Raid to start
- Doing Daily/Weekly quests for Valor
- I have bled the island of loot and coins and dislike the disorganised chaos, and will never return.
The daily quests are kill 20 Elites and answer a stupid lore question (no rush we will wait until you can answer one). The weekly is kill 5 Rares and obtain 50 Epoch Stones.
If you go every day and kill 20 Elites, you will automatically complete the weeklies in 4 or 5 visits.
What is the point of obtaining the 50 Epoch stones on a Tuesday or Wednesday and having nothing to do for the rest of the week.
I have noticed that after 3 weeks the Celestials are rotting away. They might as well appear on reset day and then take the rest of the week off. The Grumpy Elf pointed out that people are complaining about getting upgrades because they are essentially PvP pieces. WoW's complexity means that it is difficult to keep ahead of all the changes, and not everyone uses news sites or fan blogs, but it easy enough to compare gear and see if it is an upgrade or not.
I am still playing the Burden of Eternity lottery and winning, with an average of 30,000 coins converting to 1 Burden, which is better than the suggested 1 in every 100 keys.
100 keys X 500 coins = 1 Burden of Eternity (several armour drops and 15-20,000 coins) or 50,000 (guaranteed Burden of Eternity).
The sample figures are low but I think it is still worth the risk, and besides it give me an extra chance to get iLevel 496 trinkets of which I am still about 5 missing.
Going through the comments from WoW Insider I noticed this one:
"The biggest flaw with the Timeless Isle (are you listening, Blizzard?) is that you can see all the sights and sounds on your first trip to the island. Given the nature of the island, from a lore perspective, it should really reconfigure itself from day to day or week to week, constantly offering different sets of challenges and content."
Oddly enough this echoes the post from the Godmother who has been faffing around the subject for a few days now:
This is not sarcasm or abuse directed at Blizzard. Your Island of Free Things is lovely, but I for one would like to return to having some structure and direction in my life. I'm sorry I said that Dailies were boring and repetitive, and this proves the point that you don't know what you have until it's gone.
Could we go back to 5.2 now, please?
It would appear that some people like a bit of order in their lives and not the freedom of creating your own adventures. It is pretty telling that I have stuck to the small number of Dailies and Weeklies on the Isle to maintain my own interest.
I have always stated that Blizzard like to swing wildly between opposing views.
"Everybody hates dailies" Blizzards response ok we will give you new content with no dailies and some weeklies.
The complaints going through this expansion are not so clear cut, or are they in black and white, in summary it looks more like this.
5.0, 5 new levels, one new class and one new race. End game is Rep based, with small amounts of valour awarded for doing dailies.
- I have to do dailies to earn Valor and Rep, Valor is useless without Rep and vice versa.
- The gear is stuck behind Rep vendors so I have to do all the rep dailies and there is no shortcut to the exercise.
- Two of the reps are stuck behind another rep grind
- Can you stop giving us dailies.
- This is a good mix of storytelling and dailies, but I am still a little jaded from all the dailies from 5.0
- Blizzard we like this zone but we are now on our 3 patch with more dailies, can we take a break
- Blizzard you taking the piss, we said no dailies, so you give us weeklies is this a joke?
- Overload, I don't know what I am doing anymore, Blizzard please can you give me structure back
The Timeless Isle is a counter balance to all that went wrong leading up to this point in the expansion. It is not a future indication of how expansions will be done in the future, it is just making sure that we have no excuse for not taking down Garrosh Hellscream.