I managed to find a Key to the Palace of Lei Shen recently, which allowed me to access the Troves of the Thunder King. I like Blizzard’s use of the scenario mechanic here. Going forward, I think it’ll be a cool system.
The idea behind the Troves of the Thunder King is a good one. You have a limited amount of time to open as many chests as possible. It’s a simple enough concept. You’ll see in my video that I had a bit of a problem. Since 5.2, when I receive currency my game locks up for a few seconds. This wouldn’t be a huge problem, but the Troves of the Thunder King is timed. I lost a significant amount of time due to this bug. I need to do some troubleshooting to learn what’s causing this.
Despite that problem, I’d consider my plundering successfully. I got a decent handful of Elder Charms of Good Fortune, which were what I was really after. I plan on running Terrace of Endless Spring LFR repeatedly using my charms on Lei Shi and Sha of Fear so I can finish my tier set. I might need to do the same on Will of the Emperor in Mogu’shan Vaults LFR for my trinket. Additionally, it’d be nice to be able to use a charm on every 5.0 raid boss kill that has poor I need. I’ll be happy when I don’t need to worry about any of this old gear!
Last night was the second time we saw the Will of the Emperor in normal mode. It was a pretty easy fight, and we downed it quickly! No gear from this, although last night while clearing through Elegon I got a raid world drop trinket, Jade Magistrate Figurine (replacing a Coren Direbrew DPS trinket, actually), and necklace, Zian’s Choker of Coalesced Shadow from The Spirit Kings.
You can watch our kill above! I hope we didn’t chatter too much or say anything stupid.
Last night was then our first time entering Heart of Fear (not counting Raid Finder). On our first attempt of Imperial Vizier Zor’lok, he glitched and didn’t despawn after our wipe. We ended up resetting the raid, which means we had to clear trash again. Bad news, right? Wrong! I got a raid world drop, Gleaming Moth Cuffs. They replaced rare quality wrists, so this was a huge upgrade.
The fight wasn’t too bad at all! Again, you can see our kill video above. I apologize again if we say anything stupid… such as me thinking my raid leader gave me loot when it was actually from the Elder Charm of Good Fortune I stupidly used. But I did win Gloves of Grasping Claws! I also used valor to upgrade my Kri’tak, Imperial Scepter of the Swarm (raid finder) once. Lots of good upgrades this week.
You can see our World of Logs report here.