I'm a parent, with a young daughter, so I have a good excuse to be watching Disney's Tinkerbell movies. The modern day Tinkerbell is not the haughty jealous little creature that gets angry whenever someone talks to Peter Pan - she's now an inquisitive, creative and clever fairy, who does still get angry at times, but loves humans!
(and if she played WoW, she would be alliance, since she's a human lover, and an Engineer, since she loves to Tinker)
Tinkerbell loves lost things. And Mists of Pandaria has given us a whole heap of new rare, lost things to find. And the first of them, and the easiest, are the Riches of Pandaria.
This achievement comes in four stages:
I couldn't do it without the help of my dear friend Euphyley of WoW Rare Spawns, who made this amazing map! Click it to see the details and go to her amazing post.
Her map has all the details of all the items you can get for the achievement. Most people have picked up one or two on their travels - a coin in a well, stones on the ground - all these items sparkle.
There are a number of neat things about these Riches of Pandaria items:
- They are found once per character. Once you find it, it disappears and you can't see it or loot it again.
- Anyone can loot it. It's always there, and if someone else takes it, it comes back straight away so you can loot it. No waiting for respawns!
- They are worth gold! Most of them vendor for 100g or so.
- They are worth a ton of XP if you're levelling.
|Jade Forest - Ship's Locker (note that Handy notes puts this in wrong spot, Euphy's map is correct)|
|Jade Forest - Pandaren Ritual Stone|
|Kun-Lai Summit - Hozen Treasure Cache|
|Kun-Lai Summit - Lost Adventurers Belongings. This area is busy! A rare spawn here as well, and angry goats that you can see there. Thank god for looting in flight form.|
|Kun-Lai Summit - Rikktik's Tiny Chest|
|The Veiled Stair - The hammer of Folly. I actually came across this when I was finishing the quest with the Black Prince to get the Sha Touched gem. He comes and stands right here!|
|Kun-Lai Summit - Statue of Xuen|
|Townlong Steppes - Abandoned Crate of Goods|
|Valley of the Four Winds - Virmin Treasure Cache|
Similar to this, but a little harder, is the Treasures for Relic Hunter. Cymre was the first person I saw writing about it, and I thought she was the first Relic Hunter on the server - but she tells me she wasn't. She had great posts showcasing the items but what I really needed was some kind of cheat sheet, or a map. I looked them up on WoWhead but it's such a nuisance going back and forth. I am hopeless at camping and finding rare things so I decided not to do it because I can't remember where anything is.
And then who comes to save the day? Euphyley saves the day again with yet another awesome map! I remember lamenting to Ancient that I can't find anything. She said the same thing - what we really needed was a dummies guide! I complained about it to Euphyley and asked if I could borrow some of her maps so I could scribble notes on them and put it on my blog so I could find things easier and it wasn't long before she churned out all these amazing maps which have been an absolute godsend! Click on it to read her detailed and informative post.
The great thing about these Relics is that they often give something usable. A bind on account item, which is low level, but great for the 85-90 levelling range - very useful! Recipes also come from these relics as well.
The achievement comes in 4 stages
An addon which I found really helpful was HandyNotes (with the Lost and Found extra bit). Falln gave me that tip, and it really is great, pinpointing the spots on the map and taking them off once you've found them.
Here's my photo journey looting. My lucky last one was the Cache of Pilfered Goods - but there are still 5 more I haven't found yet!
|Jade Forest - Ancient Jinyu Staff. My first one!|
|Krasarang Wilds - Barrel of Banana Infused Rum. The rare spawn mob, Spriggin, also spawns here.|
|Dread Wastes - Glinting Rapana Whelk. This was one of my first few.|
|Dread Wastes - Blade of the Prime|
|Dread Wastes - Blade of the Poisoned Mind|
|Dread Wastes - Swarming Cleaver of Ka'roz|
|Dread Wastes - Blood Soaked Chitin Fragment (sorry it's a bit dark, there weren't any torches nearby in that cave!)|
|Jade Forest - Jade Warrior Statue. This was pretty cool, someone flew past but they didn't stop! It wasn't at the spot I thought it was either, just a bit to the side of where I thought.|
|Dread Wastes - Swarmkeepers medallion. Not that easy to see, it's a tiny little thing!|
|Krasarang Wilds - Equipment locker. Ok, compared to the last thing, this is HUGE. You can't miss it - bottom of the boats.|
|Krasarang Wilds - Pandaren Fishing Spear. At least it's in an easy place to spot and not full of hostile NPCs.|
|Kun-Lai Summit - Hozen Warrior Spear|
|Valley of the Four Winds - Staff of the Hidden Master. Exray took me to get this one. And then Cymre was trying to help me get it too, but I already had it and couldn't see it. But then how did these guys who already have it see it? I have no idea.|
|Valley of the Four Winds - Ghostly Pandaren Fisherman. Adding this to NPCScan really makes it a lot easier, though it scares the hell out of you when NPCScan goes off.|
|Valley of the Four Winds - Ghostly Pandaren Crafstman. Another one that scared me when NPCScan goes off. You have to add both these ghostly guys manually.|
|Dread Waste - Malik's Stalwart Spear. I was standing on the spot looking for it and then I got into a dungeon, and when I came out, there it was!|
|Townlong Steppes - Yaungol Fire Carrier. I didn't know you could find these things twice on one toon, but Moopie found 2 in the same day.|