With the 50% bonus up for World Quests, I Completed 2 on the island and saw the next would have me at 11,999. So I tossed 200 at the Mage Tower and that pushed me over.
I can fly. And once you can? The island is not really that big a place. It feels big on the ground as you ride down roads and navigate around passages and roads, up, down, over, and through mountains. The other 5 quests that were up took 20 minutes with flying for the two of us.
I was able to finally get those last elusive treasures scattered about in all the zones in about 90 minutes. And let me say, some of those caves are so hard to find, even with map coordinates telling me exactly where it was, it’s a wonder anyone found them by actually playing. Data mining is playing a big part in negating exploration and discovery in the game. Certainly flying makes not having to fight your way through an entire zone more pleasant. But I think the big culprit is the fact that Blizzard allows the information to be stripped from their code.
Now that I have it, I will probably start doing some Emissary quests again. At least all for the first bonus cache. Will I do more? I don’t know. The remaining weeks to complete the story are going to drag out a long time. The choice is mine on what I work on as we await the unlocking of Tomb.
I happy to be able to fly again. But the work is still there. Just easier to get to.